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north korea's leader orders his army to be war ready after an exchange of fire on the border with south korea. will hello there, welcome to al jazeera, i'm laura kyle from al jazeera. also on the programme. stepping down - greek prime minister resigns and calls early elections. >> prosecutors in brazil charge a former president and the speaker of the lower house in the largest corruption scandal. and a bitter pill to swallow, the european union says no to
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hundreds of drugs from india japan is urging north korea to show self restraint after leader kim jong un ordered his border units to be ready for war. according to state media, troops should be prepared to launch surprise operations, coming amid tensions with south korea. seoul fired artillery shells across the border. it said it was responding to rocket and artillery attacks, that is something the north denies. but they are angry over loud speakers on the southern side of the border, playing propaganda messages calling them a provocation, it's given seoul 48 hours to dismantle those speakers. here is how television krt reported the manoeuvres. >> thursday, general staff at
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the korean's army sent a statement, saying it would send retaliation unless they stopped broadcasting propaganda. >> reporter: we are 5km away from the demilitarized zone. there's an entrance behind us here. there's a handful of people. fewer than 20, elderly and children, underground in that shelter. there's a level of worry, despite the fact that they are used to warnings, living where they do, on the edge of the border. the retaliatory fire coming back from south korea, after the north korean rocket was launched thursday afternoon. south korea says it will respond resolutely to north korean military provocation. it's the south doing the
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provoking, denying the launch. it says that south korea has to end loud speaker propaganda forecasts by saturday, 5:00 p.m. local time. the alert levels are high. >> bj king is an adjunct professor of foreign studies in sole. he says the war footing is unusual, despite years of tit for tat attacks. >> we had this before, you know, when it bombarded the western part of ireland. before then we had occasional exchange of fires. in my recollection, the north korean leader, you know, raising the level of alertness for the military, next to the car declaration level is a little unusual. indeed, you know, exchange itself has been there - they have been there before. this kind of - there's stated
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level of alert. south korea believes we should offer a gesture of reconciliation, not backing down on the military side of it. that solution would be, you know, realistic or not. there's a conservative view that we have to do all we can to be tough on most provocation here. the nation is divided in terms of its opinion greek's head to the polls in as little as four weeks time. following the resignation of alexis tsipras. he said he would repeat the country against courage. but his mandate to lead has ex-pirate. he hoped to -- expired. john psaropoulos has more from
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athens. >> reporter: it takes the greek prime minister less than a minute to walk to the president's office to resign. this move has been considered for week. just as the first of the bailout dollars arrived, the man responsible for negotiating the deal told the greek people that their vote was once again needed. >> the people's mandate exhausted its limit. you with your vote should represent the country. with resolve and courage, that difficult negotiations require. >> reporter: whilst he came to power opposing strict austerity conditions, he has now adapted them. a u-turn too far from many in the ruling syriza power. he's the victim of a rebellion, over a tough message worth more than $15 billion in three years. further painful cuts scp far-reaching pension reforms, angered many in his party, effective ly robbing him of his parliamentary majority. the rebels announced they'll split and form a new anti-bailout movement. >> we had to rely on the votes
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of the opposition to get the bailout deal through. it cannot go on like that forever, and he needs to seek a fresh mandate. trying to portray himself as the guy that got the best deal possible fors greece. it's not a great deal. he says no one else could have done a better deal, and he's looking to the future with optimism. >> he decided to go straight to the nation in an attempt to silence the rebels and renew its mandate. it could work. the rule book has been played well. by triggering two previous elections, he advanced his party's share by 20 points. that helped him take the party that he inherited 7 years ago, 4% of the popular vote to power, with 36% of the vote in january. a familiar political shrewdness is at work. he is popular, and will ask the greek people to elect him before the measures are felt.
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he'll give backbenchers minimal time to organise, and his message to the nation suggests that he wants a majore to finesse and stand up to creditors more effectively than he did this summer now to the desperate journey made by thousands of refugees across the mediterranean. macedonia declared a state of emergency. the government plans to deploy troops in an effort to stem the flow of refugees. 42,000 of events in the country, many with the same conflict in iraq, syria and afghanistan. >> translation: we expect the involvement of the army, it affects security, and will allow the comprehensive approach. it's applying for asylum according to capacity and
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obligations signed by macedonia, which we want to respect. >> reporter: many of the refugees arriving from greece. they are stretched to the limits, and they are not getting enough hep from authorities. jonah hull reports from cos. >> reporter: the seafront in cos at the height of the holiday season became a refugee camp. what once lingered here for the few, they don't any more. outside the police station, frustration rises by the day. those with more obvious claims to asylum are given proirty and processed quickly. others fend for themselves. >> international agencies are trying to help speed up a process that is grindingly slow, but they say they are getting
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little help. >> we have offered for municipalities. we could provide services. >> how quickly. >> we can provide to quickly. >> we are trying to reput it. >> reporter: the greeks are during their feet. >> let's say we haven't received a positive apply. this is what passes to formal accomodation. contagious diseases, infectious diseases that we are facing, coming from their countries. many cases. some typhoid. tbs. >> could the authorities do more, do you think? >> they could help a little more. a little more. >> how long have you been here. >> 20 days, 10 days. 20 days. >> in that time, have you had any help, support? >> no.
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everything is very bad now. here. >> where do you want to go? >> i want to go to general ni. >> germany. >> germany is... >> germany. >> you. >> germany. >> there was a day when multiple nationalities gathered around the pool. that's british holiday makers, they come from countries like nigeria, mali, the hotel. it offers holidays from hell. back on the coastal strip, restauranters complain that they have driven them away. they seem to offer practical assistance. tourists walk on, in search of a place to eat with a better view. >> the leader of brazil's lower house, the former president, has been charged in a large corruption scandal. she's accused of taking a
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5 million bribe. linked to the oil company petro bass. >> opponents of dilma rousseff are marching across the country. and ab economy sliding into recession. we have more. >> reporter: people came out in support of president resources. not necessarily because they are doing a good job. many of the banners say now, no. they see that the calls for impeachment made by the opposition really adds up to destroying the democracy. they are calling for eduardo to step down. he's the speaker of the lower house. once a political ally of the president. just a few months. waging inside congress. they have been indicted in this
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scandal surrounding this safe-owned oil giant petrogas that galvanised the country. snoop it's marsh louse that he's been charged. we can change the balance of power. for us, it's important so the government can start working for the interest of the poor. >> even though there's numbers, there's no match to the protest. people are across section of society. many will tell you that this country has been through a difficult time during the military dictatorship, which was not long ago. so they say unless dilma rousseff is proven legally guilty of something, she should be allowed to finish her term, and anyone that wanted to out her should run in a presidential election in 2018 sting ahead. we -- still ahead - we need a
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photographer trying to document evidence of a chemical attack in syria. plus... >> i'm looking forward to a new adventure. >> former president jimmy carter rae mained upbeat as he starts radiation treatment for cancer. cancer.
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hello again, here is a reminder of the top stories of this hour. north korean leader kim jong un ordered 40 units to be ready for
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law. south korea said it was responding to rockets and attacks. greeks head to the polls again in as little as four weeks. in a televised drays, the representative to the country had courage against creditors, and a mandate to leave had expired. the leader of brazil's lower house charged in a corrupt scandal in state oil companies. supporters and a government have been holding rival marriages in yemen, four have been killed in a bomb attack targetting temporary headquarters in aden, it's the first attack since pro-government forces took control of forces. >> we have this report. >> this is the governor of aden, who survived an assassination attempt. he was the commander of forces that pushed it out of the seaport city of aden.
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a member of the party, runs a divided city. the secessionists want aden to become the breakaway of the republic. forces loyal to the president want the seaport city to become the financial capital over yemen. the reform one of yemen's organised political party says yemen should remain united. a failed assassination attempt is a sign of the deteriorating security situation across the country. >> it sets a tone for security in aiden. everyone is scrambling to clean up their act in the city, and establish a police force. but they haven't been successful so far. >> aden was retaken from the shia houthis, and troops loyal to deposed president. this followed months of air
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strikes by a saudi-led coalition, the tanks provided by the united arab emirates loyal to hardy played a role in pushing houthi forces from the south. and this is what they face. >> anti-houthi fighters on the offensive in the centrality of tiaz. they are led by this man. a tribal leader from the islam party, his fighters have captured many areas, and security buildings in taiz. the city of tiaz is a vital supply route for anti-houthi fighters in a push to recapture sanaa, and to achieve that goal, coalition war planes continue to pound houthi conditions in and around the capital, and struck
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rebel positions. aid agencies say ongoing fighting in yemen has claimed the lives of hundreds of civilians. >> we were inside the building when we heard the sound of an explosion. there's no military base, no army post. 18 were killed in the air strikes. houthis and allies remain defiant. despite losing. they are still with more weapons and fighters to repel an effort to retake the capital in syria, more government air strikes and rebel attacks have been reported in duma, near damascus. al jazeera has been unable to verify the video. 112 were killed at a market on sunday. united nations said the bombing may amount to a war crime. >> two years ago up to 1,500 people died when rockets filled with sarin gas struck the town
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of ghouta. the government denies it was behind the attack. worried that they'll never get justice. >> the dead and the dying. there was no blood on their bodies or injuries. the attack different to what syrians saw before. rockets in the morning of august 21, 2013. >> it took seconds. i was not ability scream to alert my friends, i had to pound my chest to take a single breath. i felt someone was at my chest with a knife. >> this 29-year-old survived. hundreds of others didn't. two years later he has a new life in the united states. but he remembers that clearly.
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>> it was judgment days, dozens of men, women and children. falling on the ground. suffering director, confusion. it was unbearable. i didn't know what to do. >> at the time, he was a photographer. he wanted to document, evidence of a crime he believed the world should see. >> i asked a doctor about what i need to know. he show me the dark, the colour that had been changed. the eyes, and to think that it was coming out. >> even though he covered the war for many years, he can't forget what he saw on that day. >> for me to see the body. it's normal. when you see them. it's like it's the first thing, that they are sleeping. after one or two second, they
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face what is going on. reality faced it before. he was an activist where he filmed the suffering. since the attack. he tried to race awareness at the u.n. and u.s. congress. he said that it's all been in vain. >> i feel like i did nothing. i feel like i did all the talking, all the people that i met. not just me. thousands of syrians here. we feel like there's no hope. the u.n. concluded that sarin gas has been used. there is now a new resolution to investigate chemical attacks in syria. the attacks in 2014 will not be included. they deny justice for the people of ghouta. >> israel launched a second round of strikes.
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earlier it targeted syrian army positions in the occupied golan heights. israel says it was responding to northern israel, no one was injured. >> a multi-face prayer service has been held at a shrine in thailand. it was attacked on monday. 22 died when a bomb went off. more than 100 others were injured. thai police cleared two men linked to the blast. they've been identified as a tour guide. investigations focus on a man being here. seen on video. police request a driver. they may believe a suspect is a foreign national. >> burundi's president pierre nkurunziza has warned rebels they'd be crushed by god. originally it was scheduled for next week, a decision to run for another term, after weeks of
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violent protests and a coup. >> 700 medicines made in india will be banned. the pharmaceutical injury is the third largest, and exported 15 billion worth of medicines last financial year. 3 billion worth went to europe. the battle is 1.2 billion. india deferred talks on a free trade deal in response to the ban. we have more in this multi-billion drug industry has been hit by a man on several hundred generic drugs. the clinical trials were manipulate. they were banned in all 28 states. generic manufacturers say banning the drugs based on a
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technical issue is unfair. >> so much of the work was done. they should be given answers, and it should be analysed in another lab. >> even if and when that happens. those in the generic industry say the damage to their reputation has been done. >> we have lost the prospective buyers, that we could have got. secondly. the degradation of indian companies. small companies likes us. we will face difficulty. >> the fear is the bad reputation could spread, and affect sales in other countries, including the lucrative u.s. market. >> many of the drugs banned by the iare are widely table here and in other countries. local manufacturers are ask the the country to do what it can. it's effecting negotiations for
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a free trade deal for the european union and india. india cancelled talks set for august. in response to the drug ban, the deal signed last year. the former consultant says the free trade deal has been delayed over issues of human rights and it will slow negotiations more. >> it was not expected to be irritant. it is a major supporter. at some point the side will consider the point. it is signalling that it's willing to wait. trade analysts warned that the drug ban may be a case of bad medicine, forcing a focus on trade in other parts of the world. britain's foreign secretary face
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philip hammond will open the embassy in iran. they'll reopen at the same time in iran. they withdrew in 2011. only a storm. diplomatic processes. the reopening is a sign of warming relations after iran and major world powers signed a deal in train's nuclear programme former u.s. president jimmy carter is fighting cancer. the 90-year-old reflecting on his life and future in a frank and open news conference discovering a recent diagnosis. former u.s. president kim kardashian has not shied away from criticism. offering strong rebugs and allies. that continues as he briefed the press on his cancer diagnosis, saying in the time he had left, he would like to see peace between israel and palestine. but he won't. >> now, the frustration is more
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dismal than any time in the last 58 years. the whole process expected. the government of israel has no desire for a 2-state solution, and the united states has no influence compared to past years. and these are palestine. >> he did say he'd like the last guinea fly to die before he did. facing melanoma that spread to his brain. the president was serene about prospect. i thought i had a few weeks left. i was surprisingly at ease. i had a wonderful life, i had thousands of friends, and i've
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had an exciting and venturous gratifying existence. i was at ease, more so than my wife was. >> he said that was his greatest accomplishment. marrying his wife. it involved a rescue attempt. i wish i could get the helicopter. it was rescued overnight. they would have been arrested. >> that may have interfered with the foundation. if i had to choose between four more years, i would choose it. >> is center that for decades promoted peace, human rights and better health across the world. the former president says he will focus on his own. soon after leaving the stage, saying he's not angry, sad or grateful. looking forward to this new
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