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♪ . >> announcer: this is al jazeera. hi and welcome to the news hour, i'm steven and the syrian exadus and 2 million people fled from the complex and we will bring you live reports from lebanon, turkey and iraq. also ahead the mounting cost of japan's radioactive leak and the government is spending billions on the fukushima crisis.
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>> some of india's poorest people come to be treated for cancer and the needs are having pressure on an overwhelmed healthcare system. >> making it in the record books this 64-year-old is the first person ever to swim from cuba to florida without a shark cage. ♪ but first united nations now says more than 2 million people have fled from syria to neighboring countries because of the conflict. a million refugees left if the first five months of this year alone. 3 quarters of the refugees are women and children. and let's take a look at how the numbers break down for each country. over 111,000 fled have egypt. jordan has taken in 519,000. almost 3 quarters of a million have crossed into neighboring
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lebanon. we will be speaking to zana in a moment. there are nearly half a million refugees in turkey and anita is there for us and iraq has 170,000 at the border at taradosk and let's go first to the refugee camp in lebanon and many syrians are seeking shelter and also home to thousands of palestinian refugees, most of the refugees dana have come across to lebanon. i suppose the lucky ones are moving with their families, but the others in camps and on the streets. >> well, yes, that is true. most of the people who have fled syria and fled the silence are poor and unable to make ends meet and find rooms in over crowded neighbors like this one.
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over a million syrians in lebanon according to the lebanese government, united nations says more than 700,000 have been registered, the lebanese government really finding it very difficult to cope. it has put a lot of strain on the country's resources and it has caused a lot of tensions in this country. just walk around, when you talk to a lebanese here they will tell you look the syrians came and taken our jobs and work for less and accept lesser wages and the lebanese complain the rent of apartments has sky rocketed and have no other choice but to find small homes and sometimes 3-4 families live in one home and the lebanese frustrated and you talk to a syrian and they say yes we understand but we have no where else to go. they do tell you that they fear that they are looked upon really as a problem. and this is what is dangerous because we know that lebanon has not been able to stay out of the
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conflict in syria and lebanese parties are taking part in the fight in syria and syrians allied themselves to partiness a lebanon has security incidents related to the syrian war. now for example lebanese checkpoints if there is a syrian in the car he will be questioned and he will be scrutinized and feel the sense that they don't belong here. but, again, at the end of the day the lebanese government is worried about the possibility of anticipated western strikes against the syrian regime because they will see a new wave of refugees and the country can no longer cope. >> reporter: well, the numbers are incredible, up to 8,000 arriving everyday. does that mean they are highly visible on the streets and you talked about creating tensions but is there serious concern about security? >> well, definitely there is a serious concern about security. last week we spent many days
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really on the main crossing between lebanon and syria and saw thousands of families fleeing when they thought the west was going to hit targets in damascus and know the lebanese security stepped up controls at the border, scrutinizing every refugee entering the country and not allowing people who come in from areas which are not witnessing violence and not allowing palestinians to enter the country and are trying to do their best and if you drive in the streets you see families living under bridges and sleeping in the open and people living in buildings under construction and no where to go and they are getting very little help. and yes it is the security situation that people are worried about. and there seems to be a rise in crime and theft. the lebanese authorities will not directly link that to the presence of syrians but undoubtedly as people grow poorer they become more
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desperate. >> reporter: a grim situation indeed, in lebanon and thank you. let's go to turkey and anita is outside the refugee camp. anita it was supposed to be a fairly posh camp, life with that view, some people talked about it as a camp now refugee camp, a prison camp. what has been the reaction in the last few days? >> well, that was how syrians felt the first time they were shifted here. you have to understand when this refugee crisis in turkey first began, the syrians moved desperately, fearfully and in great numbers across the border by accommodated flexibly in the military zone between the two countries and at least at that point they had the freedom to come and go but they are tied up in the northern and southern region of turkey in the
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agricultural land and village operations and didn't want to, they couldn't bring themselves to conceive of a time when they might have to abandon literally everything they had. they wanted to go back to harvest crops and go back to tend their animals. now the turks not realizing that it would get to the problem it has got to and they would get to numbers that it has got to. wanted to see everything tidy up and they built the camp and meant to be state of the art and skills the turks learned building u.s. army bases in iraq and used here and put up fences and floodlights and container housing units and they did not want to lose freedom of movement and i remember fights between the syrians and turkish authorities when they demanded the right to come and go and in the ensyrians won and they had to learn to relax and let it happen and never believed that more than 100,000 syrians could come across and look at the situation where they registered
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perhaps just over 200,000 syrians here but there are more than that. the turkish government said up to 300,000 syrians floating around turkey, perhaps thinking of leaving turkey one way or another and heading to europe with the turks can't account for it any more and the camp and the refugee camps and if you compare it to jordan and much less well equipped with no privacy and little protection from the weather this is a luxury camp but doesn't feel like luxury to the syrians living here and feels absolutely grim and there is not a syrian here who would not go back tomorrow if they had the choice. >> reporter: thanks anita in turkey. let's go to emron in northern iraq where the refugees just keep coming. >> that's right. they are streaming across the
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border at a rate of about a thousand people a day. let me show you a visible example of how this camp has grown. when i first started reporting from here two weeks ago it was 34 and it goes across the hill. you can see just the way and the tents have changed color and the longer they have been here. 52000 people have come across in the last two weeks so far. that means that the total refugee population here is about 200,000, so a significant number. now the conditions these people live in are very, very grim. the camp is actually still being built and the united nation refugee agency says it faces a funding crisis globally and what does it mean for the camp in particular? i'm joined from a local representative here, what do you need to make the camp up to scratch 100%? >> basically we need the very basic things, support which is financial and also practical because first of all we have to also expand the camp.
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it's getting not enough and getting small for the people arriving and arriving. we are struggling with food challenges. we need more food for people living here and need to do something about the tents and have to get ready for the winter because winter is coming and it will get more colder and get the rainy so we have to work on that as well and we have more for children to make schools for them and places for them so they can live their lives. >> and i have spoke tone the mayor and he is getting 10% of what they need from the united nations and there is the united nations should be doing more. is there frustration from the government you are not doing more because you don't have resources? >> we are working very closely together and we are paying attention to each single issue and we are having education and discussions how to solve each single problem. i can say right now we are also having a meeting and discussing about the residence cards for refugees so they have a local
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legal document and they can walk around and they can start looking for jobs and so they can get at least some kind of alliance for themselves. >> so the bottom line is you simply don't have the resources yet that you need for this camp and for the refugees in northern iraq in particular. >> yes, that is true, we need more and we received only small portion of the whole money what we received for. >> and that is from ucr in northern iraq and you just heard they simply don't have enough to cope with refugees they have at the moment. >> reporter: many thanks. on a political front the u.s. led military strike against syria is in the balance as powers continue to debate a response to last month's chemical attack and france says a new intelligence report proves the chemical attack near damascus last month could not have been ordered and carried out by anyone but the syrian government and syria's president is threatening to retaliate if
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the french launch a attack and they will hold talks with members of congress and in washington senator john mccain warned of consequences and catastrophic if they failed to back president obama request to attack the syrian regime and john kerry and chuck haguel will testify on the authorization of the use of military force and jackie reports from paris. >> making the case forward, senior politicians arrive at the prime minister residence for a key briefing about french intelligence on syria. the government wants to convince members of parliament across the political spectrum that france should intervene and it's a tough sell. >> translator: on the 21st of august the president assad used chemical weapons to oppress the people and nobody denies the reality and u.n. inspectors and
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the evidence we gathered allow us to hold them responsiblrespo. >> reporter: the government gave mps a nine-page report to support its case. the document makes a number of key points. the report says that satellite images shows chemical weapons were fired from government-held territory. the attack was massive and coordinated and the rebels would not have had the capacity to launch it. government forces bombed the area afterwards to remove evidence of chemical weapons. but some of the opposition politicians left the meeting unconvinced by the government's arguments. >> translator: france is isolated and where are our allies? there are no european allies. at this stage to support opposition on an international level. we should keep opposition which is that of intervention. it's only justified within the
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sitting of the united nations. >> reporter: france is still talking about trying to assemble a coalition of the willing. but the uk parliament says it won't take part, germany and canada ruled themselves out and we still don't know the position of the united states and it's hard to see right now who the other partners in a military intervention could be. and speaking in brussels the secretary general of nato ruled out involvement of the alliance. >> if a response to what has happened in syria were to be a military operation, i would invisit a very short, targeted operation. >> reporter: the french parliament will debate the syria crisis on wednesday. but there will be no vote on military action. that decision lies with the president alone. and right now he looks like a
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leader who is paralyzed. jackie with al jazeera, paris. >> reporter: the president is warning france that there will be consequences if it joins an attack. in an interview with the french newspaper le figaro they said if the policies of the french are possibly tile to the people the state will be their enemy. he went on to say there will be repercussions negative ones obviously on french interests. and he warned the middle east is a powder cake and the fire is approaching today and we must not only talk about the syrian response but what might happen after the first strike. nobody knows what will happen, everyone will lose control of the situation. and the powder of the cake explodes and chaos and extremism will spread. there is a risk of a regional war. german chancellor said the joint resolution on syria is now
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doubtful. >> translator: we reiterate the germany will not participate in military action against syria but we add that we will do everything possible in order to achieve a joint international response. it's not very likely that we will use the smallest chance and so we are in constant talks with all our partners including russia. we will use the summit in order to do everything conceivable to reach a conclusion with the joint community. >> reporter: russia and u.s. have not agreed with syria but the president putin will send politicians to the u.s. to talk about the crisis and he met with the two senior legislators who proposed that happening and hoping to persuade members of the u.s. congress to block military intervention. >> translator: in order to better understand each other, there is no other way than a direct open dialog with argument and positions. such a dialog between parliament would certainly be a significant
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part in the development of relations on the whole. >> reporter: they reported that bulistic was fired and it was detected by radar station in southern russia and peter sharp is live for us in moscow and bolistic objects in the mediterranean and how much more do we know? >> we have this from one source and the story broke about 45 minutes ago when the russian defense minister sergai spoke to president putin and said o615 g radio station in southern russia which has oversight over that area of the military reported to the two launches and the central mediterranean heading to the east. that has not been confirmed elsewhere and israel has no knowledge of this.
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nato is refusing to verify it. but we did get a report from the russian information agency, ria, quoting a russian diplomate in syria as saying the two objects have now fallen into the sea. that is a quote fallen into the sea. this is an area of great tension as you can imagine. the elements of the six u.s. six fleet have assembled there for some days including five destroyers and a vessel with marines on board and the russians have been rotating their naval forces from the black sea fleet through the same area. just to repeat, no confirmation of this other than the russian defense minister report of two launches two hours ago in the central mediterranean. >> and peter sharp in moscow and coming up, on the news hour surviving despite decades of
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chaos and they are holding its own plus. >> i'm on patrol and coming up, i'll tell you how despite the promises of a gang truce violence continues here. >> reporter: and roger federer raises questions about his future and he may be here or she will be here but answer some of the questions. ♪ gunmen kidnapped the daughter of libya's spy chief in tripoli and abdool and his daughter was obdued and had a ten month sentence from entering libya on a fake passport. >> translator: the guards
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failed to protect an armed group that is highly organized and kidnapped. the authorities of the judicial police and interior ministry have taken legal action and the search and investigation is still ongoing. >> reporter: the police arrested another muslim brotherhood leader, he is a former governor of the providence and one of hundreds to be arrested over, allegations of inciting violence and mohamed is also in custody and the group's guide says mohamed morsi will stand trial on charges of insighting to kill protesters. the number of murders in honduras is going up despite a promise by two gangs to end the violence in exchange for job training by the government. and al jazeera, rachel reports a
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warning some viewers may find the images in her report disturbing. >> the latest victims of gang violence, they are piling up in an morgue and they are running out of space and medical supplies to prepare the bodies. in one weekend in august 50 died. waiting anxiously to claim the body of her brother is sandra and he was shot dead in broad daylight and they tried to rob him and other passengers on a public bus. >> translator: nobody can do anything. the criminals keep doing what they want and nobody can stop them. >> reporter: it's been three months since the 18th street gang and the rival apologized to the people. they promised to end extortions and killings in exchange for a change to work. instead of this being the start of a peace process it was the start of more killing.
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especially in poor neighborhoods and the military had to be called in to patrol the streets. searching for gang members and informants they stopped and checked identification of the teenage boys. when the military is patrolling the neighborhood people feel safer and able to go outside their house. but once they leave they say the shoot outs continue. everyday and every night. maria has lived here 20 years and has four children and says life is almost unbearable. are these bullet holes and what happened here? . >> translator: yes, it was a shooting. we were afraid. i was sleeping inside with my children. we fled the next day. >> reporter: for many the presence of solders is not enough to convince them to stay. and street after street, houses abandon by families fleeing the fighting. government security efforts are not working. it's response a new military police unit of 5,000 officers
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but even the army commander and the region admits fire power alone will not bring peace. i asked them if the government should talk to gangs. >> translator: i think so, it will happen when the time is right. it will be something very important. everyone has the right to be heard. >> reporter: a surprising suggestion one not yet shared publically by the country's president. the government's official line we don't talk to criminals. those calling for negotiations say the moment is passing. >> translator: if we don't speak to them we lose the opportunity and everyday they are growing stronger. more independent and dangerous. >> reporter: and she arrives at her brother's home to mourn family and friends and no signs yet that this family robbed of a husband, a brother and a father will be the last to suffer. rachel with al jazeera san pedro.
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>> reporter: police in the dominican republican have an under ground cocaine and the first in the caribbean and 225 kilos were seized and it's an unprecedented strike against organized crime. mexico and brazil have an investigation that the security agency spied on presidents and speaking at the news conference, the brazil foreign minister said nsa actions were a violation of state security. brazil has summoned the u.s. ambassador and documents by edward snow den say communications and the mexican president. >> translator: the sovereign of the company is unalienable and once the facts are confirmed they are not admissible with the
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partnership that brazil has with the united states of america. what is most alarming is the violation of secrecy that affected the head of our government. >> reporter: 16 members of the colombian cabinet resigned days after violent protests by farmers. and it was widely expected to reach out to his team and they quit and offered full support. the japanese government spent 17 million to deal with the fukushima disaster, hundreds of tons of water is leaking in the sea everyday. it was extensively damaged during an earthquake and soo nam my and it will build a wall to stop the leaks and we report from tokyo. >> reporter: we will deal with contaminated groundwater, this is water that flows beneath the nuclear power plant, being contaminated in process and flowing out into the ocean.
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so to contain that what the government wants to do is to build a wall made of frozen earth around the nuclear power plant and the second part of the plan consists of treating the water that is currently being stored in tanks on the site. now this is water that has been used to cool the melted nuclear reactor and becoming highly radiated in the process. so what the government wants to try and do is try and remove some of those radioactive elements and partibles before discharging it out to sea as they admitted it may be forced to do. now, the fact that the government is stepping in to provide funding for these two projects is very it because some analysts suggested that the cleanup efforts in the past may have been hampered by lack of funds and we have to also remember this announcement comes days before the international olympics committee is due to announce who will be hosting the
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2020. >> reporter: and in japan richard with the weather and blowing a gale in japan. >> problems in japan as far as the weather is concerned, steven. last week they had a tropical storm and huge amounts of rain and rain reported in the last 24 hours or so. and as that system pulled away we had tornados on the eastern side. it was near tokyo where the shot came from where we had 18 plus homes damaged and six destroyed and more than 60 injuries and this was not the only tornado which occurred. there is another one at a city but didn't report any significant injuries. we have another tropical storm which will push up and once it arrives across the southern islands between 6:00 and 12:00 on wednesday, these are the winds and not humanly damaging but stormy conditions but rain
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and it runs up through the east -- western side of certainly up through and towards the north. we will see some torrential rain and tokyo not the heaviest and landslides and stormy conditions for japan over the next few days. >> reporter: and still to come in the news hour from doha we will have increasing concern about the sexual abuse and exploitation of syrians living in refugee camps and playing catch up microsoft announces a big money buyout of nokia and in sports we will see which of the major clubs get players on board before the transfer window closed. ♪ ç]
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abdo ♪ i'm steven of the al jazeera headquarters in doha and we will run through the world's top stories. the united nations says more than two million people fled from syria to neighboring countries and says syria is the great crisis of the 21st century. u.s. secretary of state john kerry and chuck haguel will appear before the foreign relations committee and put their case for a military response. last month's suspected chemical weapons attack in syria. france says it's determined to act against the syrian government but not on its own. prime minister says france has new evidence of a chemical
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weapons attack. every year tens of thousands of india's poorest cancer patients go to mumbai for hope of treatment and pay little in one of the hospitals in the country and because of high demand and there are no place to stay some are living near the streets near the hospital and we report on that. >> reporter: camping on a dusty patch of pavement, she does what she can to make her critically ill nephew comfortable and 2 1/2-year-old has a cancer in his nose and they traveled 18 hours on a train to mumbai and she has a place to call home has been hard to come by and free treatment at the memorial hospital has not. >> translator: the doctors checked his medical history and in the papers we had and soon after they began treating the cancer. we don't know much about it but the doctors are taking care of him. >> reporter: despite the
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conditions the families face they are the lucky ones, for every one person who makes it to the hospital in mumbai for treatment, many more across the country go without. living on the streets while under going cancer treatment is far from ideal. but with wards overflowing and low cost shelters fall and the market prohibitively expensive and the poorest of the poor have little choice. every year more than 35,000 people come here from all over india to receive low-cost care. >> the charges are minimal and all the investigations are also. and it's minimum. so the patient gets benefit for each and every part of it in a very subsidized cost. >> reporter: despite the financial position, all indians who come here receive the same
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treatment. efforts to cure the worst off financially are often undone. >> we have to go back to their slums or maybe less cleaner villages and that is where sometimes after chemo they are susceptible to infection. >> reporter: it lies in plain sight and if more facilities to treat and accommodate patients are not built, these pavements may soon become more crowded. al jazeera mumbai. >> reporter: farmers are rallying and calling on the government to guaranty the price of rubber to increase the incomes. two years ago rubber sheets fetched a price of $6.40 per kilo and that is halved to $2.50 and more on this is veronica who
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is live from southern thailand. so the farmers want a fixed price. is it as straightforward as that? >> of course it is not, steven, this is a very difficult political question and behind me are hundreds of protesters who have come to the end of their tethers as it were, trying to make ends meet even though rubber prices as you mentioned have fallen behalf in the last two years in those times of plenty the farmers behind me got into debt buying up all kinds of things. now they can't afford to meet those debts. what they want the government to do is exactly what it has already done for rice farmers and want to know why the government can't guaranty by buying their rubber stocks at twice the price of the world market price for them and their
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income. and this scene behind me may not seem to be that many farmers here but it's extremely disruptive and we are standing on what is the main artery between north and south thailand and it's a scene that is being repeated right across the country. we are hearing that there is a roadblock going on near the popular tourist destination which is a rubber farming heart land. >> reporter: why is the government resisting their demands? >> well, the government says it simply can't afford to subsidize rubber farmers in the same way it does rice farmers. the yearly subsidy for rice farmers is a mind boggling 2% of gdp or 250 billion. rice farmers harvest once or twice a year. rubber farmers sell every other
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day when they collect the sap of the trees and bring them to the coops around the country where they can sell. so it's very difficult for them to be able to do that. most economies would agree but looks like political favoritism because rubber farmers are in the south of the country and rice farmers are in the north of the country at the heart land of the government, the ruling party at the moment. now, the government though is realizing that this is extremely disruptive and can't go on much longer and taking a more return. >> it's time for us to talk to the representative of the protesters. and sit down to discuss with them what exactly they hope the government will do for them. >> reporter: well, the protesters here have just said they are not going to take a
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deal, any deal, any compromises less than what they have originally demanded, the protests are likely to go on. >> reporter: many thanks indeed. united nations is warning that domestic and sexual violence are major threats to women and children who fled from syria to refugee camps and violence including rape and sexual abuse are reported and we have a protection officer for the gender-based violence protection and you and hcr are calling this a disgraceful humanitarian catastrophe and talking about the refugee situation and now you say that women are threatened. what kind of threats are they experiencing? >> well, women particularly have a threat about the violent situation and also we have to take into consideration that in
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many occasions they get along and accompanied with their family networks and that makes them even more vulnerable. when they arrive to the camp, at the beginning of the crisis, we could only look at and allocate them in tents and they could not provide comfortable things and we are improving this to caravans and what is happening is the frustration of the population create some rise in violence. particularly for those who are not accompany and still with some male relatives so they are at times suffering frustration and the violence by their family members. the most typical case that we
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can find is the women and girls who are suffering for physical assault by the hands of their husband's or partners or brothers and others. we have to say that not only women but also children and also men and boys are being survivors are being victims of gender-based violence in the camp. it is important for us that even though we are creating the safest place in the environment for them to come forward and to seek assistance and support not only in acr but also from others there. it's difficult for them to disclose this situation to disclose the violence they are suffering because of what can come later because of pressure of the society. >> reporter: how does this kind of abuse afbt the women and some
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of the children as well? >> so mainly the women suffer from psychological distress. sometimes also psychiatric and mental problems and obviously in some severe cases the health, the typical health is the threat and security. i can remember cases of women that have to be actually broke out of the camp just to save their lives because of the violence they have suffered at the hands of their intimate partners there. >> reporter: we are hearing reports of some women having to resort to prostituting themselves in the camps just to survive. >> we have heard a lot of rumors about the possibility of sex and survival sex in the camp. however, there has not been any
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clear reports of survival and sex and even here the possibility of having a portal but it is a bit worrying that none of actors have found the location of such an activities. we must say it's also very difficult and to find out to identify these sort of activities in jordan, it's prohibited by the law. and those individuals who are involved in survival sex, the activities and particularly refugees may face detention or may face at some point deportation because of the activity. so that makes it difficult for us to access to survivors and in particular in the camp where it's a closed setting. but the community, the
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humanitarian is working hard to find out what can help those who are in need. particularly we have a gender-based violence working group that is led by groups and they have a strategy which we are confident with survival sex but we found out there is risk. >> reporter: that is good news. and thank you for joining us. and we brought you news earlier and talked to moscow about the russian defense ministry telling al jazeera that two objects which is how they described them the missiles probably were detected over the mediterranean today and we are hearing the israeli defense ministry is saying it carried out missile tests in the mediterranean and as the story develops and we have detail we will bring it to you but for now we go to egypt,
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a court ordered the closure of four television stations including al jazeera's egypt channel and the government accused al jazeera of bias in the coverage of the political crisis in the country and to days ago egypt expelled three foreign journalists and raided offices in cairo and seized equipment. the price of nokia has risen 40%. the buyout is worth more than $7 billion. the computer technology giant would get access to the patents for at least ten years. and technology journalist adrian is live from london. this is all part of microsoft's capture, is it, after all they missed the mobile revolution. >> they did.
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they like nokia did not react fast enough and both of them stuck with their old relatively cruddy software and it wasn't as good as the iphone and not as good as google's android. so unfortunately though nokia under the next microsoft person went with microsoft's offering and has has not been successful. so for nokia i suspect committing because they will be owned by microsoft and committed to using microsoft software and i suspect this won't be a good move. it's got a very small market share and does have some hope in the developing world but the big problem is that once you are late to the market you don't get critical mass and people therefore can't be bothered developing apps for you because there is not money in it and they are paying app developers
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for other platforms to write apps for theirs and there is a massive lack and that is not sustainable in the long-term and unless they produce a smartphone that works in the developing world where other of the carriers have not got dominance i think the chances are fairly low even though they have the money to keep up the game for some time. >> reporter: what do you think of this, what do you think of the description of two bold men fighting over a comb? >> [laughter] that is very good and it's rather sad and depressing. >> reporter: very expensive one, $3.7 euros. >> it's a very expensive comb. i mean nokia does have some key advantages and incredibly good at supply chain management and they traditionally been able to produce phones and other products before they were producing phones, all sorts of things including tvs and all
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sorts of strange goods. so very little. that has been their core skill and they are very good at designing good hardware and from microsoft there was a danger that nokia would have said this partnership just isn't working out, we are going to go with android version and would have been a lot more successful if they had. buying them out stops them doing that and not only as you said gives them a patent portfolio to go with when people try to sue microsoft it assures them at least somebody is making phones using their mobile platform and gives it, well, a few more years to perhaps gain enough market share to actually turn a decent profit in the area, a lot in pc style. >> reporter: people of nokia must have expected some kind of action after all when the president steven turned up two years ago i remember he was saying he was arriving to a burning platform. but we have to leave it.
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>> it's continued burning. >> reporter: it has, exactly. >> it's sad. >> reporter: and it was sad because it was a must have at one stage years ago anyway and thanks for joining us. >> pleasure. >> reporter: still to come on the news hour, police horses running a muck in mexico and we will tell you about the unexpected consequences to control protesters. and the number one tiger woods has one of the worst performances of the year. ♪ >> "consider this" will be right back. ♪ ♪
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now before the sports, pictures of video that is not from a sporting event although when you see this it's not a race, it's not a news steepel chase in mexico city it's 30 horses that escaped and injuring one and they were spooked by the congress where they were used to control protesters. some of the horses were treated for injuries to their feet. american woman has become the first person to swim from cuba to florida knowingly without the protection of a shark cage. it took 64-year-old diana nyad to days to travel 165k illometer to key west and previous attempts were not successful because of asthma attack and jelly fish and she has finally
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fulfilled a life-long ambition. >> she battled jelly fish and the threat of sharks and waters and diana nyad said she would never give up and on monday the 64-year-old proved them right, completing the swim between cuba and the united states in a grueling 53 hours. >> never too old to chase your dream. >> reporter: this was her fifth attempt at crossing the florida straits and previously she was twarted by asthma and jelly fish and said the face mask would help her with the waters. >> i'm ready and the jelly fish protection is better than it ever has been and help me get through the animals. >> reporter: the crossing was back in 1978 when she was 30 years old and it failed and she gave up swimming for decades but at 60 she was back and determined than ever and at 64
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years of age she completed a feet of human endurance that few thought possible and al jazeera miami, florida. >> that is a fantastic achievement, congratulations to here and here we have sport. >> reporter: thank you so much. federer is knocked out in the fourth around by tommy robredo and they say the 17th grand slam champion and we report. >> and 2002 has federer finished a season without a grand slam final. defeat against tommy robredo is the second round this year, for the first time in a decade the former world number one once was in the finals at flashing meadows. >> i will go back to work and come back stronger, you know,
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get rid of this as quick as i can and forget about it because that is not how i want to play. >> reporter: after 7 failed attempts robredo will compete in the final 8 of the u.s. open for the first time. >> it's amazing, for me and for the moment he is the best player, federer of all times and to be the team in a huge stadium like the u.s. open and the grand slam, i think it's like a dream. >> reporter: his next opponent will be midel and he has problems as he had a tie breaker against kaltriber. but he avoided following federer's fate and prevailing in three hours and 12 minutes.
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i'm with al jazeera. >> reporter: clubs in the major leagues completed the transfer business with the new season and they have the arsenal made money signing minutes before the window closed and he went to the highest fee and signed for areasel for around $66 million from madrid and that is a record fee both for the london club and a german player. and kawani reunited with his manager and the belgium forward for over $42 million. and he scored 25 goals in the 5 seasons he was with the club. the world's most expensive player gareth bale is back in wales training with the team ahead of two world cup qualifiers after he was presented to fans in spain. he made a transfer and has mixed
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feelings and the country is struggle with an economic crisis. >> he came, he waved, he conquered and gareth bale was welcomed in madrid for over 20,000 already adoring madrid fans, the 24-year-old international made his move to a world record fee of over $132 million. so much money for a football player in a global financial crisis bale was apologetic. >> a club that is putting a price tag on you has nothing to do with the player i think. whether the club, the they want to keep you the prices will be higher, so it's not really my place to say so. it's between clubs. >> translator: i think at the moment it's too much money to pay for a player that is my
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opinion. >> everywhere we hear so many people that is out of jobs and now they make all the money. >> reporter: the relationship between spanish journalist at the club broke down under the former coach but the press here in spain are not criticizing the spanish giants for the huge fee. >> we are in the graces that the people of spain at the moment but madrid is the best move around the world and they can spend 100 euros to pay. >> reporter: and they have mind games and bale is a player and a boy hood dream achieved and a record $132 million transfer to establish and with the number 11 shirt was printed before the deal was settled and they need to sell a few or could find themselves seriously out-of-pocket and al jazeera and madrid, spain.
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>> reporter: and they won the championship in massachusetts and tiger woods had one of the worst performances of the year and he finished in a tie for 65th, 4 under, 18 shots behind the winner. and the record on 22 under to win by two strokes. he now replaces at the top of the fedex cup standings after two of the playoffs. >> obviously i was in the driver's seat and lots of holes to play and lots of guys behind me and i knew they were not going to back off and i had a couple loose ones and i kept it in place and made one or two nice birdies. >> reporter: and red bull picked an australian to replace webber. and red bull's junior team and the principal christian says the 24-year-old is very talented and has a great attitude. webber is leading f 1 at the end
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of the season to join porch in sports car racing. dennis rodman is meeting kim and he landed on tuesday for a five-day visit and the second this year and rodman who drew criticism for his last visit to north korea says he wants to hang out with his friend kim and try and set up a new baseball league. strange guy. that is it for me. >> unusual and i'm glad he was not transferred following the close. a giant portrait of pope francis appeared in a field near varona and it was to create the 100 meter wide picture and six hours to complete and entitled love liberates and he will remove his work after a few days in the field and used as normal. stay with us on al jazeera for more after the break.
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takeaway is our company emerges from a time of war that i was elected in part to end. buzz we really want to turn away from taking appropriate action in the face of such an >> good morning. this is aljazeera. i'm del walters and these are stories we're following at this hour. key testimony from the secretary of state. president obama sending john as herry to face a powerful senate committee in his quest to persuade dong authorize a military strike against syria. >> a stunning number from the united nations, refugees surpassing the 2 million mark. >> firefighters are gaining the upper hand with 2/3 of that fire now under control at yosemite. >> dealing up $7 billion for nokia. microsoft making a major acquisition


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