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day. julian bond was 75 thailand reopens a time shaken by a deadly explosion you're watching al jazeera, coming up in the next half hour, the e.u. says it's facing an unprecedented influence of migrants. with over 100,000 reaching europe last month. >> turkey looks set for new elections as the prime minister fails to form a government and how running away to join the circus leads to a better
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future for street kids in ethiopia. a shrine in thailand the argument that of a bombing on monday reopened to the public. people have been visiting the shrine, which is located at one of the bangkok's busiest intersections. police are looking for a suspect linked to a deadly blast that killed 22, and injured more than 100 others. and they release the c c.t.v. footage of this man, who was seen there before the attack. wayne hay is at the shrine. >> just after 36 hours, the erawan shrine is open. there's many representatives from foreign media here, and people coming to pay respects. this may be part of daily routines, today is a little different.
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they are coming to not only pay respects, but offer a prayer for the many killed and insured at this site. it's a resilient society, thailand, and it appears that this is back to normal. >> a lot of focus remains on the security camera footage, showing the man entering the shrine ground, and leaving behind the bag. at the moment the thai authorities are not saying any more about him. we don't know where he's from, whether he's a thai citizen, or from another country or what his motives are. police are saying they are not closing off avenues of investigation. they are open to suggestions that it could have been an attack linked to thai politics or international angles. they are investigating that this could have been a revenge attack carried out by uyghur muslims. last month. the thai authorities deported
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more than 100 uyghurs back to beijing a ferry docked on cos will be used to carry migrants. it's hoped it will leave in the coming hours. hundreds of migrants will be transported along the way. a record 1,700 crossed european borders last month and the u.n. says all of europe must do its share to shelter them. >> germany takes the most asylum seekers, and there are reports that they will be expected this year. 21,000 have arrived in the past week alone. islands in like cos are struggling to cope. the influx as jonah hull reports. >> if this is a promised land, for many it's proving to be a false one. every day they come, sometimes in their hundreds. refugees, and those seeking work. from the placid waters to
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turkey, the turkish town in the distance. every day they wait for paperwork that allows them to stay or move on to the parts of europe. >> iraqis is here, iranis is here. but there is a little procedure. this day. >> others have been waiting longer. >> much longer. >> what is in? >> 23 years. >> and nobody has helped you in that time. what do you think you'll find in germany. i think my future... >> we have survival kit. some hygiene kit. baby kit. >> do you feel the local authorities are in control. >> basically they are tired. you do something that is 100 people, and it's something that have 1,000 people.
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>> in other words no no. >> it's tough. >> reporter: things have been worst. a government-chartered ferry has been moored, providing sanitation and documentation to 2,500 people. they are exclusively experienced on board who have fled the civil war. the ferry's presence eased the crisis, but for other nationalities that are not kept on board, like these people living rough, little has changed. a group of africans, from cameroon, nigeria and congo say they are being discriminated against. >> we are angry, and we are tired, made a lot of complaint. lodged a complaint to almost everyone. most of them laugh at our complaints, and that is horrible. >> you think it is because you are africans. >> they might say. but what i see, they give you all the attention and complaint.
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you, yourself, should know that we are africans. >> reporter: on the greek shore they may be safe from the hardships they fled. but here, floating on a holiday they are far from secure france and britain are set to sign a deal focussing on the crisis. thousands of migrants tried to get to britain from calais through the channel tunnel. at least 10 have died since june. >> turkish prime minister said he failed to form a grching coalition. this means the country is almost certain to hold an election. the political instability comes amid a turkish campaign. bernard smith has more from istanbul coalition talks have been
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going on since june 7th, when the ruling a.k. party failed to win enough seats. now the prime minister has returned the mandate former government to president recep tayyip erdogan. the likelihood is now president recep tayyip erdogan will call new elections. they will probably be mid to end of november. until then, there has to be a caretaker government in effect. what they call an election government. that will be made up of representatives of all the party in government. so for the first time the akp would have to share spours, trying to avoid having to do that. it looks like it has little option left. it will have to share cabinet positions with people. members of pro-kurdish hkp, in parliament. secular. possibly another right wing party. all of those parties are offered
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cabinet positions, the prospect of them all sitting around a table before elections in november, sets the likelihood of a fractious government in a turbulent time in turkey. >> saudi-led fighter jets bombed a key port. they destroyed the port. a spokesman for the saudi-led coalition says the strikes were directed not at the civilian port, but a houthi base. it is controlled by houthi rebel forces and is a main entry port for aid supplies in norman yemen the syrian regime bombarded the southern city of dooum afor a third consecutive day. volunteers from the defense unit could be seen driving in the streets on tuesday. they were urging people to leave as the bombing continued.
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there has been widespread condemn nation of an attack in the same area, which killed 120 people. the former ambassador believes the legal bill to end the crisis is a long way off. >> part of it has to be regime supporters. sensing that. things are getting worse and worse for them. they must push the government to engage in a negotiating process. that is why i said you need to help the opposition more materially. help the opposition put more pressure on the jeans so we can get to a negotiating table. i don't hear the american administration talking about that. i hear pye as hopes for a political organization, and see no active measures to get there. >> the u.s. asked the association to provide sanctions if it fails to sign a peace deal
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within 16 days. president salva kiir refused to sign an agreement saying he needed time, and has been holding talks about riek machar. violence broke out in 2013, when supporters of both sides fought against each other. they were told that the conflict has to stop. >> given the outrageous failure of the parties to reach an agreement yesterday, support for the regional political process must mean a ready innocence of the security council to take action to mobilize collective resources and increase pressure accordingly on those frustrating peace. >> and we must advance meaningful others to hold perpetrators of atrocities accountable. >> bringing an end to fighting in south sudan is another challenge we jointly face. we said on 17 august it was a hard deadline for an agreement to bring peace. if the government of south sudan mr not sign up to the deal, then
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we must all be firm on the next steps. we cannot sit by while leaders fight and suffering grows. >> still ahead on al jazeera. >> i'm jennifer glass on the outskirts of kabul. where miners make the state. and why some are a dangerous plate in the world. >> and a strong man turned aqua man. the russian president on a mission in crimea. crimea.
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welcome back, a reminder of the top stories on al jazeera, and a shrine in bangkok, the site of an explosion on monday reopened to the public. thai police are looking for a suspect linked to the blast that killed 22 people. they have released tv footage of this man, who was seen before the attack greece is planning to use a ferry docked on the island of cos to carry migrants to the northern port. it's expected to leave in the coming hours, picking up hundreds of migrants along the way turkey's prime minister failed to form a governing coalition. if no government is formed by sunday, president recep tayyip erdogan will have to arrange an interim government ahead of elections mexican police destroyed 140 tonnes of illegal drugs. the marijuana methamphetamine
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and cocaine and marijuana were worth around $150 million. 2,500 tonnes of drugs were seized in the last 3.5 years. investigators are looking into the disappearance of 43 mexican students are saying the government is stopping them doing their job, and important evidence could have been destroyed. john holman has more. >> one of the things that most angered mexicans about the abduction of 43 students late last year was the collusion of local authorities. the town ordered their abduction, and the local police force, together with a gang carried it out. there has been suspicions that this could have gone further up the sprain of demand. the army had a base nearby where this took place, and a team of international experts said they think they can tell them more, but the mexican government
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stopped them speaking to soldiers. >> we wanted to carry out the interview process with the army. the mexican government said they couldn't question the soldiers or get the explains in person. >> evidence has gone miss and may have been destroyed. >> we are worried about missing evidence in the case. we have informed the attorney-general's office. it caused the disappearance of the students. >> reporter: this is going to fuel suspicions that the mexican government isn't interested getting to the bottom of this case, they actively could be trying to hide things. >> it's emblematic of a vast majority of crimes. a new trial in marge tina accused of human rights abuses in the 1970s, and '80s.
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it's thought 30,000 were kidnapped, and killed. some victims are waiting for justice in another trial that's been running for three years. >> this is a former detention center. where in the 1970s, thousands of perceived enemies of the state were held and tortured. hundreds were killed. the accused of revealing little. >> they don't want to take responsibility for what happened. for the abuse to humanity, human right codes, the rape, what they caused. >> civilian government returned to argentina in 1983, but the trials of those responsible for the worst crimes committed ground through the courts. >> here the trial of 50 men accused of crimes started in 2012. so far hearing more than 500
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witnesses. this man said bodies were buried. he said he didn't kill them. >> translation: if this continues like this, and we don't change the legal parameters, the human rights are being abused. >> reporter: an insult. a delaying tactic. those that have been campaigning for 30 years. some of the perpetrators have been put behind bars, others died. many more have been tried. the process continue to reveal the two horrors. other clandestined detention centers. >> this is an empty building, a place to remember. a place of echos as argentina tries to come to terms with a
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nightmare, trying to find answers, some kind of justice. >> the importance of the message to the next generation of argentine has not been lost. to know what happened serves all of humanity. sadly, places exist in the world. >> the process is a slow and painful one. many in argentina are not prepared to rest until they see justice done. >> reporter: it's the united nations world humanitarian day. it's a day of remembrance for aid workers killed in the line of duty. last year 120 aid workers were killed around the world. more than 200 were victims of violent attacks. dozens of aid workers have been killed in the past two years. jennifer glasse has this report from kabul. >> reporter: this is one of the
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most dangerous jobs in the world, looking for mines, rockets and other unexploded devices in afghanistan. the definers call what is below ground the hidden enemy. there are other hidden dangers. >> we were working on a hillside. the taliban came from the other side, surrounded the team, captured and beat us. they cocked their weapons, threatening to kill us. >> reporter: that time they were released. 12 colleagues in southern helmand province were not so lucky they were shot dead. the nature of the work means they are in other areas. operating in difficult places. there are thousands of data fields all over afghanistan. another danger that humanitarian workers face. >> the mason threats are abductions, intimidation and small arms fire.
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the head of the mine coordination communicate says a big problem - it's hard to know who would be the best contact. >> in some cases, if we ask the government to support us, it's counterproductive. because they can't provide enough security, they are ending up being conceded, one-sided. that is making our life more difficult. on monday morning, the german aid worker was conducting at gunpoint. the dangers continued here. 37 aid workers have been killed this year russian president vladimir putin is visiting crimea. now, this is the peninsula annexed from ukraine 18 months ago. the official reason for the visit it to promote tourism. as rory challands reports,
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vladimir putin took the opportunity to reinforce his image as an adventure man. >> russians are used to this sort of thing now. the almost annual excuse for their president to get out of his business suit and prove himself a man of action. on tuesday he boarded a submersible and dived to xix ship wrecks from the bissen teen era. 1,000 years ago, and a time of particularly vigorous trade between the eastern and western world. >> translation: there are so many interesting things down here, objects, ancient pottery on the seabed. the view of the ship bed is clear. experts say there's a lot of work to do. >> reporter: this was a carefully staged kremlin event meat to school russians history and the country's counter priorities. vladimir putin described recently annexed crimea of sacred importance.
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it was here na vladimir the great was baptised. it was also a wish outpost of the great silk road, the ancient trading network stretching to china. >> here we are at a center, a crossroads of trade routes, a meeting point of europe and asia for many centuries, and it is a geopolitical focus these days too. >> the architecture at the palace speaks at a time when much of eurasia was under the tatar yoke. >> the argument about whether the russian sole was european or oriental is as old as the country itself. at places like this, you can get a reminder of influences, that there was a time where what is modern day russia was part of a bigger mon goal empire with its capital in beijing
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vladimir putin doesn't want to rewind the clock hundreds of years, but russia is pivoting eastward, integrating space with china, signing out to beijing's silk road belt project. a trans-eurasian trade. it may look like a dip in a submersible. under the surface, it's more. obesity and malnutrition exists side by side in one of the richest countries in the world. the phenomenon of a food desert, that's an area without easy access to fresh fruit and vegetables, is increasingly common. >> in the united states, in the third part of our series on this issue, andy gallagher reports on some who are planting seeds for a healthier future. >> reporter: for many people gardening is a passion, a chance to get your hands dirty and watch as the seeds you sow grow and mature. here in the mississippi delta,
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this kind of urban gardening is proving to be a vital life line. dorothy used to be a nurse, but when she realized that fresh food was in short display, she founded a community garden, a career change she doesn't regret. >> i know i prevent someone going to the hospital. i'm doing health care on this end, and i was reluctant to do it. as i see families coming and refusing, i get those comments from families, i know at that point that what i'm doing is not in vain. >> of many of the delta schools, strides are made to give the state's children healthier meals. mississippi has some of the highest rates of diabetes. it's hope that schemes like this will help to change that. >> we could do mar with availabilities. we do a lot with what we do
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have. i'm proud of the success. it's not just delta's younger generation learning about the benefits of a better diet. she tends her small garden saying efforts are more about health. >> i watch a fantasy grow from a sprout to something i can save money for. that i don't have to buy that product from the store, i can focus on something else. >> the mississippi delta was one of the poorest regions. food deserts defining its basis. where it's difficult to find a commonplace. progress is doing made. in addition to teaching the community to grow their fresh food. the plan for the community garden is to turn the land into a farmer's mark.
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the fresh food sold out within minutes. this region has been neglected and challenges remain through the efforts of a dedicated thu, the future looks a little healthier ethiopia had great success reducing child mortality rates and increasing the number of children enrolled in the national schools. it remains one of the poorest countries in the world. charles stratford went to a circus straining school in the ab tall addis ababa, working to build a brighter future for children. >> reporter: these children come from poor families, a few live on the streets. they come to the training center in addis ababa. this is a charity that runs it, relying on private donations and
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those helped by an italian n.g.o. this boy shows no fear as a trainer lifts him above his head. he is here with his sister, practicing balancing skills. >> i love to come here, i want to be good at the circus. organizers say it gives the children self-esteem and keeps them off the street. >> they create their own self-confidence and they don't only come here to do activities, they come here to have fun, to learn more, to bring out their hidden talents. >> they take us to their homes. they live with their mum in a corrigated iron shack, behind an old building. >> life is difficult. my kids are good at the surface.
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i hope they have a good future. i encourage them to try their hardest. they usually listen to me . >> reporter: they are lucky they don't have to be on the streets. there are thousands of children across addis ababa like these. this is a typically boar neighbourhood whose name translates to wasted tears. >> ethiopia made impressive gains, economically in recent years but it remains one of the poorest countries in the world. it lived in poverty, it has a massive impact. around 50% of the population is under the age of 18. government health programs has resulted in the decrease of child mortality rates. there's a long way to go. it's hoped that children who come to learn and play here will
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like millions of others agross ethiopia get the opportunity they serve for the latest news and analysis, you can go to our website at from the world. >> i couldn't kiss or hug her. failed. >> you're going to hear a little noise, a drilling sound. it does not hurt. >> reporter: now a now brain grip. >> it's possible for me to be happy. it could happen when does a medical miracle go too far. >> we have to decide if this