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♪ . >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ welcome to the news hour, and i'm in doha with the top stories, obama has expanded the targets in syria as disagreements continue in the second day of the g-20 summit. an expert tells al jazeera far more toxic material was used in the alleged chemical attack in syria than first thought. the assassination in egypt and what it means for protests and security in cairo. cracking codes that were supposed to keep your online
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information private, new revelations about u.s. spying activities. and south korea bans japanese fish from waters of fukushima a day before a decision is made. ♪ two days of meetings and debates and still no closer on syria. members of the g-20 richest nations in the world have been at a summit in russia over shadowed by the conflict and it is due to finish in a few hours and barack obama is trying to gain support for a missile strike on syria and reports emerge and russia will send another navy ship towards the region. and house support for military strikes in syria appears to be working out at g-20 meeting and the u.s. is leading the way in favor, and joined by france and the british prime minister and
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his government won't be able to take part in any military action. also thought to be broad is australia, canada and japan and turkey and we know russia and china are against the strike but they could ally on argentina, brazil, the european union, italy, mexico and south africa. and peter sharp is live for us in st. petersburg, peter it looks like they are not any closer after, well, day one of the g-20 meeting, do they? >> they are not any closer at all. in fact, putin and obama have never been this far apart in the crisis over the last two years. there is no common ground there. whatsoever. and president obama always knew this was going to be a pretty hard sell trying to get the g-20 countries on board and so it's
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proved because if anything the meeting is only reenforced the deep divisions and reservations that many countries, many world leaders have about signing up to a strike against syria. so if president obama will be going back to washington disappointed i think that he wasn't able to make more progress at this very brief meeting. >> we understand russia is sending more ships to the region, what signal are they saying and is that designed to send? >> well the defense ministry has been pretty defiant on this and definite too and saying this is not in any way due to the syrian crisis. this is a regular rotation, a regular deployment of military vessels and navel vessels that are constantly on patrol in that particular part of the eastern mediterranean and we are expecting them to arrive on the 17th of september and basically
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the ministry, defense ministry is saying look we don't want to fight with anyone but at the same time of course it is a chance for the russian navy to fly the flag, to remind the americans this is not their part and don't forget russia has an eastern mediterranean port in syria, tartus which they had for the last 30 years. so the russian navy is very much part of a fixture in this particular area of the globe. >> all right, peter sharp from st. petersburg. it has been a week since the u.s. president told the world he would take action against syria and locking for congressional support and americans are largely opposed to a strike but sources are now reportedly working on an expanded list of targets, president obama is understood to be determined to deter and degrade the syrian government's ability to use chemical weapons and the plan
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would see american and france aircraft striking specific targets. and he is in the turkey city and we are live now, what are you hearing from people fleeing syria to the area where you are about the sort of redeployment and posture that the regime forces in syria are taking? >> yes, well, our sources with the city opposition as well as activists inside damascus are saying that the government has been moving around its troops in the capitol and they talk specifically about two areas within the -- on the mountains that surrounds damascus. you have the rocket bra grade and the fourth division of the republican guards and standards met by asaid's brother and there was a movement there and moving out ammunition as well as heavy
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weapons from different bases including the ones on the mountains. also, we have got confirmation from the syrian national coalition warning the national community or countries who are about or expected to strike targets within syria that the government is using residential areas to store some weapons ammunition and ammunitions. >> reporter: at the same time are we seeing some of the opposition groups which are believed not to be the best friends of the west shall we say also to be redeploying their positions? >> well, what we are hearing from sources on the ground in syria that rebel groups especially the powerful ones are indeed worried because they do not trust any western military intervention. one source at one of the strongest rebel groups fighting
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in syria say if the western countries are sincere in their intent to attack the syrian regime they should have done so two years ago because the syrian people were killed then. you have also we have sources telling us very trustworthy sources i would describe them, that the islamic state in iran have ordered the fighters to stop running checkpoints and to have a low profile and stop using any forms of communication. so i think they are concerned and worried that the military intervention may not only target syrian government targets but other rebel groups inside syria. >> reporter: thanks for that. now, a new report on the gas attack in syria last month says the amount of toxic material used was bigger than first thought. research in the u.s. say a study of photos from the incident seems to show rockets carrying significantly more nerve agent.
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from massachusetts, our diplomatic editor james reports. >> reporter: exactly what happened on the outskirts of damascus on august 21 is still deeply disputed. western intelligence agencies say they are convinced beyond reasonable doubt that the regime carried out the worst chemical weapons attack in decades but they are still being analyzed and a report by two weapons experts in the u.s. could be important. >> this is the remnants of a much larger container that doesn't contain 5-10 pounds of sarin but contains 100 pounds of sarin. >> reporter: one of the authors, professor theodore works at the institute of technology and after viewing detailed photos from the seen he thinks this is a new design of rocket carrying much more of the
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deadly sarin than other experts suggested. >> looking for a russian war head or whatever, this is a designed war head that is unfortunately very cleverly thought out and very effective and very deadly. >> reporter: carries much more of the sarin than you would have expected, how much? >> 10-20 times more than people were thinking. >> reporter: that is why it killed so many people. >> probably that is the reason. >> reporter: there are people who say that you have not analyzed any of the actual samples themselves, this is an assessment from a far rather than scientific proof. >> the evidence is very clear. we have car -- carcuses on the ground and a crater that was created by a small amount of explosives used to disburse chemicals and sheets of metal that are torn off, a central core, so i am very confident
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that we understand this. >> reporter: he doesn't have the evidence to say which side carried out the attack but in his judgment the rocket was so sophisticated it was also certainly made in a well equipped weapons facility. this he says makes the regime his main suspect. james with al jazeera in cambridge, massachusetts. >> reporter: egypt government is trying to determine who was behind an assassination attempt on the minister and he narrowly escaped being driven through the city in cairo. defense minister and armed forces say security will be increased. alliance opposed to the coup that deposed mohamed morsi called for more protests though. correspondent joins us on the line from egypt and not naming for security reasons and what is happening today in light of everything that happened yesterday? >> today we are expecting
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morallys to take place after friday and it has been called by the anti-coup alliance held last friday and i don't know how big they will turn out to be but they will be held in the area of cairo as well as the gated district. but not only in cairo there should be rallies in alexandria, s 1 and different places across the country. it will be interesting to see whether the security forces decide to try and crack down on these rallies given what happened yesterday with the attack, the muslim brooter hood and anti-coup come demeanored the attack but state television is blaming them for it regardless. >> reporter: thanks so much for your update there. the dutch supreme court said the netherlands should be held accountable for what happened in 1995 an ordered to leave a u.n.
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compound by dutch peace keepers and supposed to be a u.n. safe area but over run by bosnian forces and they killed 8,000 men and boys and it could have an impact on future u.n. peace keeping missions. japan is being criticized again for the nuclear crisis in fukushima. the government had to defend the exports from the south korea ban coming from the effected region and it's a day before japan learns whether it has been successful in the olympic bid, from tokyo, florence lowie has the report. >> the nuclear plant still leaking radiation two years after the reactors suffered a meltdown and already unions banned fishing along the coast of fukushima. the news about contaminated groundwater flowing in the ocean daily caused alarm and south korea has a partial ban on fish products extended it to others
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including fukushima. >> translator: the government concluded the information provided by japan so far is not enough to help predict how the incident there will unfold. >> reporter: the latest ban reflects on monday and elastin definitely. the latest development is not going down well in japan. the government says it has high safety standards and imposes strict control on all food experts. they suggest that south korea's decision was made a little too hasty. >> translator: we are taking care and consideration in providing relevant information to the south korean government. we will continue to ask them to handle the issue based on scientific data. >> reporter: he says test readings of water in the ocean around fukushima show that radiation levels are below the safety threshold. if other countries follow south korea's example there will be another blow to japan. tokyo is bidding to host the
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2020 summer olympics and the government has been promoting the city's reputation for safety and concerns over radiation may ruin its chances. florence lee, al jazeera tokyo. >> reporter: and still to come this hour we take a look at the protests of a detention center in thailand where muslim refugees from m myanmar are refusing to go to their cells. >> reporter: people are voting for the next president. >> reporter: and frustrating day for the u.s. open champion and joe will tell you why he took it out on his racket in sport. ♪ american and british spy agencies have cracked encryption systems designed to protect information online. and that is according to newspapers the guardian and the "new york times." they say they got the information from documents leaked by u.s. whistleblower
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edward snow den and rob rent alleds reports. >> reporter: the cyber spy agency cracked many of the codes that are meant to keep sensitive internet communications private. according to new documents released by former national security agency contractor edward snow den nsa has invested billions of dollars in custom design super fast computers to broken contributed communications, including banking transactions, consumer e commerce, corporate trade secrets, medical records and other ostensibly confidential information. the documents also show the agency secretly persuaded or legally forced technology companies to provide it with the keys to their encryption programs so that it could decode billions of e-mails, internet chats and phone calls in the u.s. and across the world. in a 2010 briefing memo for
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nsa-uk counterpart the government communications headquarters for dch q they boasted of aggressive multi pronged effort to break widely used encryption technologies saying vast amount of online data that was previously ignored is now being exploited. the british agency reported it had developed what it called access opportunities to google eastern contributed traffic and there are over 400 million users of g mail, other companies targeted by code breakers include yahoo, facebook and microsoft's hot mail. the documents collected by snow den have been shared with the "new york times," the guardian and the nonprofit news organization pro-publica and it coincides with the pew research organization saying half of americans are worried about the information available about them online. 7 out of 10 believe laws and government policies are
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inadequate to protect their private data. >> the snow den revelation about the nsa i think that focused a lot of attention on this and i think the pew poll shows people are increasingly concerned. >> reporter: they believe the code breaking abilities are a trump card in geo-political rivalries with russia, china and other countries. in the future one document states super powers will be made or broken based on the strength of their cripto-analytic programs. >> reporter: north korea agreed to reopen a military hotline to north korea and a sign of improving relations and a deal was made at talks to reopen the case on joint industrial zone. the hotline is used to coordinate cross border travel between two countries and cut out of the north's nuclear test in february. in southern thailand farmers
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have been protesting by setting cars on fire and throwing acid filled bottles at police and demanding compensation from the government after the world market price for rubber dropped. 20 police officers and four rescue volunteers have been injured. for a second day in a row refugees at a detention facility are refusing to return to their cells. around 100 people broke out of the cells where they have been kept for nine months and say the detention facility is dirty and over crowded. security forces surrounded the building and have given the prisoners two days to surrender. and we are outside of the center in tie land. >> reporter: here at the detention center on the border there is an on going stand off between a group of about 100 people who are protesting at the conditions in which they are being held. the standoff is with the immigration police who are normally in charge of the
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situation downstairs, on this two-story building you see behind me surrounded by wire. what happened is that the rohinja burned people who were up stairs in cells managed to breakout and go downstairs and they are refusing to go back in because they are demanding better living conditions and they want to know what is going to become of them. there have been negotiations with the authorities who have offered to take them to other places, but the rohinja leader who spoke to me a few minutes ago through bars of the detention center say they have a problem trusting the police because of what they have been through in the last few months. they say they have been held in detention here and in the south of the country for the last nine months. and they had enough and don't know how long they are going to be held and want to be free, so it's very difficult, delicate
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situation and authorities have given them two days in which to come around and surrender to the police and agree to go back into their cells. it remains to be seen how of course that is going to be resolved. >> reporter: u.s. drone killed six fighters in pakistan in the village north and the drone fired two missiles at a compound and the area is known as a stronghold for the network which launched attacks on u.s. forces in afghanistan. tension is growing in central african republic between fighters and the local population. and they took over in a coup in march and 30 people have been killed in the past few weeks and hundreds more injured. and we report. >> reporter: this is where louis, and two of his friends were killed last month. she shows me how armed men made them lie down on the ground.
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then shot them at close range. >> translator: i came back in the house and after i heard the shots, i approached the bodies, one of the armed men held a gun to my head and asked me what do you want. i said nothing. another man came and said don't do it, it's a woman. i went up to my child and called his name out, he responded twice and then passed away. >> reporter: people say the men spoke arabic and were rebels who are a group of armed men who took power in a coup last march. they admits it tried to disarm people in this part of the world. the area is known as boy wrap and used to be a stronghold of the previous president. the people hearsay they have no weapons. and pose no threat to the government. the group also accuse soldiers loyal to the former president of
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committing atrocities and say the government is not doing enough to protect them. the government says it's taking the responsibility for law an order out of his hands and giving it back to the police. and insists the people committing the abuses are criminals. >> translator: selica was a force of 5,000, by the end it ended there were more than 20,000 men and it's inevitable that among them are bandits and criminals and out of prison and some of the people are claiming to be selica. >> reporter: united nations says it's documents some of the human rights violations. but louis says she has no hope of justice. >> translator: even if we went to court the people in power would threaten the judges and the verdict would go in their favor. >> reporter: since independence from france in 1960 there has been rebellion and turmoil here
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but the latest crisis is one of the worst in the country's history and left people with no security, law or state to protect them. al jazeera, bangi. >> reporter: the parliament voted in favor of pulling out of the international criminal court. the president and his deputy have been accused by the court of crimes against humanity and the icc says it will continue to prosecute the two men even if kenya withdraws and they are accused of inciting violence following elections in 2007. at least 20 people have died in floods. tens of thousands of people are affected by the heavy rain and destroyed villages and farms, the united nation says farmland is threatened by invasion of locust as a result of the floods. the government in the republicanic of congo will hold peace talks with m-23 rebels
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fighting in the east and it was announced after leaders from the great lakes region met in, new ganda and they are fighting on the congo border since last week. presidential candidates are in the final stages of campaigning ahead of saturday voting and getting the message to people across 200 islands and many young people voting for the first time and we are in the capitol. >> the people are getting ready to go to the polls to vote for their next president and given the political uncertainty that has unsued on the island nation for 18 months they hope a clear winner is announced on saturday. beach side gatherings of color-coordinated crowds and catchy campaigns. the mood is up beat here. presidential candidates and their running mates are wrapping up campaigns with final promises
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to voters. >> translator: we will give you a dependable legal system, a justice system where the law will be protected as well as the people's rights. >> reporter: from late night rallies to streets it's hard to escape campaigning for the presidential election here and the vast majority of the political messages are tailored to attract one of the country's most important voting blocks, the young. it's places like this that have become the hubs of election debate. the young people take voting seriously. >> i want a government where they actually consult us for what we actually really want. we never really had that. >> translator: there are four candidates running for the top job and all promising big things. on topics ranging from religion to the island nation's role in the region. >> there is no power stronger than the power of the people. >> reporter: former president no had stepped down last year
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after widespread protest in the capital mali and he doesn't want to upset voters again. >> and i don't think our people are going to be -- i don't think the other security forces have that kind of vested interest. >> reporter: political uncertainty means this election will be watched closely. more than 400 election observers around the world will be stationed at polling groups across the country. >> and police forces and judicial integrity and abilitiability and two things that may make or break the elections and we are very worried about those things. >> reporter: many people in the maldeeze will mark the end of a period of political uncertainty. they want this election to bring about change for the better. there is certainly hope for change for a new beginning and a
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political chapter here in the maldeeze but if there is no clear winner on saturday it will go to a second round of voting later this month. >> reporter: and now let's catch up with the weather. >> thanks very much, sammy, we had heavy rain lashing northern parts of vietnam recently and that is making its way northward and will continue to bring more examples in the region over the next couple of days, 40 homes have been destroyed by the very heavy rains and the flash floods that ensued as a result of that and the landslides, very little changing conditions through the next couple of days, more downpours across the south china seas through the gulf and the picture and another wet one sunday, spot the difference and spain extremely wet in the same areas. it will be somewhat drier and brighter into hong kong and across a good part of china doesn't look bad over the next
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couple days. pushed by the north to the eastern side of china and that will bring our next spell of wet weather into parts of japan, japan is seeing flooding recently, and it's like a very wet day here, the cloud and rain is making its way across south korea through sunday and it turns wet once again for much of japan and we can expect to see further flooding here. further north it's fine and dry with the top temperature of around 24 degrees for sunday afternoon sammy. >> reporter: thanks. and i got your name right that time. the low wage movement thousands of workers join hands in the u.s., the nationwide protest against walmart days before cambodia is due we have an inquiry into the result plus. >> i'm lee weldington and the olympic outsiders who seem to serve up a convincing bit to host the 2020 games.
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♪ welcome back, and we have the headlines on al jazeera now, the u.s. military reportedly working on an expanded list of potential targets in syria. g-20 leaders entered the final day of talks in russia that are over shadowed by the syrian conflict. russia is sending another navy vessel towards syria and the eastern mediterranean and will join 8 other russian ships sent to the region in the past week. and south korea ban all fishing products from japan citing
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radiation fears from the waters off the fukushima power plant and a day before tokyo will hear if their bid has been successful. away from the g-20 summit they want the approval for a military strike against syria but president barack obama doesn't have the votes he needs and patty takes a look at obama's options. >> reporter: majority of the american people are telling people and politicians they don't want to intervene in syria even if chemical weapons were used. >> no on syria. >> we will create another problem so we need to stop. >> reporter: the message being sent in town hall meetings and called to their washington offices. >> and let the senator know you are opposed. >> reporter: and swaying some elected leaders especially if the house of repetitives where an informal poll shows 49 representatives leaning towards a yes vote, 199 no.
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but what are the repercussions for the president if he can't get congress to approve a strike? he has been careful with his words and not saying either way what he will do. >> i did not take this to congress just because it's an empty exercise and it's important to have congress's support on it. >> reporter: the war powers act is specific and says the president can only use military force if there is a declaration of war. statutory authorization from congress or in the case of an emergency if the u.s. is attacked. but that law is often ignored by presidents who usually ask for permission after they attack. bill clinton had senate approval before launching planes and missiles later authorization did not pass the house. >> our purpose here is to prevent a humanitarian aspect. >> reporter: the difference clinton had the backing of the u.n., president obama does not. the president could act even if congress says, no. >> it wouldn't surprise me in
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the slightest if he went ahead even without congressional approval, obviously there would be an avalanche of criticism and the public, which is strongly opposed would become more strongly opposed. i also suspect it would take ten points off popularity but if you are never up for election again why does it matter. >> reporter: because with low popularity his entire second term agenda likely stalls and could face impeachment proceedings in the house even if it is very unlikely the senate would agree. without congress he would pay a price for acting, his aids are working hard behind the scenes to make sure he won't have to make that decision. patty, al jazeera, washington. >> reporter: syrias ambassador to japan said they did not use chemical weapons and speaking to reporters in tokyo. >> my government did never use
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chemical weapons and will never use it against its people. so but you know they want anything hindered our government effort and this is the reason immediately as you notice, there is a political as well as media campaign, speaking about the government. >> reporter: the issue of syria has dominated talks and over shadowed talks at least at st. petersburg and these are live pictures where the g-20 leaders have been meeting as we have been reporting. we now understand they are getting ready for their annual photo op and will be lining up for the g-20, 2013 photo shoot. and as they try and present a
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united image for the photo op all smiles perhaps a lot of issues that they don't agree on particularly when it comes to what to do about syria and allegations of chemical weapons and let's continue the discussion here in the studio and we have an academic part of the syrian national council which makes up part of the syrian coalition and we are live in the studio and good to have you with us. despite the smiles in the photo there is disagreement over syria, isn't there, are you disappointed on how the g-20 meetings panned out? >> disappointed but not surprised. it is hosted by russia and russia and china have taken a different position. i don't think it is morally justified but they have their own interest. and i think they are realizing that the way it is overwhelming against them and against their allies here in government and the regime. there is more and more evidence
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coming out that it is the syrian government that used the chemical weapons. and there is no escape of pointing finger at them and, you know, punching them for what they have done. >> reporter: now, there have been criticisms of the regime of course by u.n. reports, but when it comes to the moral argument, the russian and chinese line seems to be that it's also not justified to take unilateral military action outside the framework of the u.n. and this destroys international law, how do you respond to that? >> the problem is international community has been crippled by the russian, russia and china used veto power several times to present a resolution with the regime and this continues, everyday we have more and more killing. in fact, it took an escalating
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pattern recently as we have seen with the regime has increased its brutality. >> reporter: what is the alternative to work outside of the u.n.? >> here is what we tell everyone else, give us a better alternative. we are not very happy about any military strike. personally i would rather avoid any military confrontation. but give me any viable solution that will stop this hemorrhage in a better way. so whether international community comes through the u.n. security council or comes after, i think --. >> reporter: let me remind viewers these are live pictures out of st. petersburg where leaders of g-20 are lining up for the photo op and this is g-20, 2013. and despite the smiles we are looking at now it seems the u.s. has been unable to win over a
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lot more new supporters for military action. do you still think that obama can go it almost alone when it comes to military action? >> well, it's not alone as we know. >> reporter: almost though, isn't it. >> secretary john kerry mentioned that there will be ten countries. he didn't name them but i would expect ten countries and turkey is one and there are a couple countries from the gcc and perhaps pakistan, france for sure and others. i think obama is -- has been waiting for three things. number one or two things. the consensus in the u.s. congress and that happened of the leadership both the republican and democrat and it's going to be voted on september 9. the other thing is the outcome of the team that was investigating although that outcome would not officially say who used the chemical weapons as
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we remember, that committee in damascus was sent specifically to say was the chemical weapons, chemical weapons were they used, or not. and there is an agreement among all parties that chemical weapons were used. the question is how to determine. we will receive more and more evidence there are some defectors and people from the allies of the regime itself admitting that it was the regime who used the chemical weapons. >> reporter: thanks so much for coming in. >> my pleasure. >> reporter: and we are looking now at the official photo for the g-20 meeting of 2013 at st. petersburg. that meeting being hosted by the russian president. all smiles. but not all agreement on all issues. official results in cambodia election are due to be released in a few days and the long ruling cambodian people set to serve another term but opposition is calling for an
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independent probe into the election, accusing the government of vote rigging. and we are in the capitol and reports on the dispute that is hurting the economy. >> reporter: the royal palace is a reminder of cambodia's once majestic past when 3 million tourists would visit every year. now there is not a single one of them in sight and travel agents says he is worried. >> it is very hard for our economics and depend on others and foreigners and most depends on tourism. >> reporter: it's a $2.2 billion industry that is threatened by the current political tension and there is no new government in place for over a month since ballots were cast on july 28. prime minister is the longest serving leader in southeast asia and in power for over 28 years and the government is accused of
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corruption and widespread human rights violations. an earlier official result suggests he is likely to stay in power. opposition leaders rejected a tally. his party is demanding an independent probe saying the elections were tarnished by massive vote rigging and since the election there have been several protests which are making many here nervous because of cambodia's long history of political violence. [the stream has frozen]
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and this is al jazeera from cambodia. >> still the to come on the news hour the low-wage movement and thousands of workers join hands in the u.s. and the nationwide protest against walmart and two sailing teams get ready to compete for the oldest trophy in sport and we will have details
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♪ welcome back, they will have an election that may see a new government elected if there is victory for the right of the coalition led by tony and we look back at the campaign. >> reporter: these a probably the final days for kevin rutt as prime minister and the gamble the party took dumping and reinstalling him to the top job does not appear to have done enough.
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and his campaign is floundering. >> the polls say there is a change of government, and the labor parties had a rocky six years in office and two changes of prime minister ship and instability that has come from that under minded the governing authority. >> on saturday that means tony who has right of the coalition of parties will be elected prime minister. and at the beginning of the camp page kevin rutt seemed to put his party in a competitive position and the tough policy saying genuine refugees who came by boat wouldn't be settled in australia had dulled claims that they could stop the boats and had a tax on pollution under mining, another line of attack. but the balance was temporary and it was soon clear they were concentrating on defending existing members of parliament rather than winning seats for new ones. >> it could fall to the
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coalition, 3, 4 are on the edge of it and some seek in running up the coast and these could all fall to the coalition and that would defeat the government. >> they focused on fares about austral australias and it's a tour of businesses and factories and he will cut spending and foreign aid. whoever wins will likely have a tough ride as this comes to an end. >> the historic challenge the country needs to deal with is the fact that we have got the biggest mining, boom in two centuries, now in the mirror. means we have a whole bunch of new problems we have to deal with. so it has the potential to be a very important threshold election. >> as the confirmation has one, it's not long to wait. votes here are counted where they are cast meaning results come in fast. and this is a minority government and any trend against it would suggest it's heading
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for defeat and they will know if they have a change of government coming within two hours of the close of polls and andrew thomas with al jazeera. >> wildfires in and around the yosemite national park were started by an illegal camp fire. they say the fire was started by a hunter who let the flames grow out of control and firefighters contained 80% of the blaze which is the fourth largest fire in west coast history. walmart is one of the most valuable companies in the world bringing in 10s of billions of dollars in revenue. but across the u.s. activists and employees have been protesting against low wages and poor conditions. john went to one protest in new york. chanting at the edge of water mart's parking lot in valley stream and they are allowed no closer. 25,000 a year, better conditions and benefits and the reinstatement of 20 workers allegedly let go for attending
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similar walmart protests last year and those are the demands. elaine is one of 20 laid off and fighting for walmart associates who she said are afraid to speak up. >> you have associates that don't have money for food, don't have money to put clothes on their kids backs and you are getting so many bonuses and you will not share that with your associates. >> reporter: at one point some of the protesters tried to march past the front door but security was on to them. the protesters attempted to walk around the car park crossing over the main entrance to the store but they were turned back by security officers, the mall is private property, the people who exercise control of the property are asking them to leave the property. >> reporter: in a written statement walmart says the group of demonstrators is primarily made up of union members and activists and the fact that no associates are participating in this event should tell you the opinions being expressed aren't
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representative of the vast majority of the people who work for us. critics say protests like these are just whistling in the winds and ten people who will jump on any vacant position. >> they can make their opinions and grievances and their rights known annual mart cannot trample over people. >> reporter: with walmart workers and low wage restaurant workerss taking action a movement of the low wage is gaining momentum in the country. >> protesting from wendy's to walmart and they are a part of the movement of low wage workers and it's so critical that people see this in the context under which it's happening. >> reporter: for proof of that they say look at the 11 other protests taking place outside walmart's nationwide on thursday. john with al jazeera valley stream, long island.
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>> reporter: joe with the sports. >> thank you. and the reign as u.s. open champion ended in the quarter finals at the meadows and it was disappointed and frustrating against 9th seed and he broke the racket at one point. and winning comfortably 6-4-6-3-6-2. >> i lost to them in a straight set and that is disappointing, i would have liked to have gone further, but i can't complain. if someone told me before the u.s. open last year i would have been here as defending champion having won wimbledon and olympic gold i would have taken that 100% and i'm disappointed but the year as a whole has been a good one. >> reporter: and they will play in the semis and served with the relentless self against the 21st
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seed of russia and by dropping the third they finished off the match 6-3-6-3-6-0. and playing in the final four of a 14th grand slam tournament in a row, that is the second streak in history behind the record of 23. >> the level of confidence is at the top, very close because i have been playing most of my matches here, very aggressive and very dominantly and i have been very satisfied with my performances, over all in the tournament so far and even tonight and even though i dropped a set i felt i was in the control the whole match and played great and to finish out the match with 6-0 win it's definitely encouraging for me for the next challenge. >> reporter: the denver broncos had the first day of the new nfl
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season and payton mentioning had 7 touchdowns and beat them 49-26 and he three 7 td passes in the game and the first since 1969. the base on the boston red sox came from 8-7 down to beat the new york yankees and leaders chose why they are the team to chase with the rivals and the right field and tied the game at 4-4 and red sox won the game in the 10th inning, 9-8 lead which they held on to. we are a day away from finding out which city will get to host the 2020 olympics. tokyo and madrid are in the running as the international olympic committee meets to decide and tokyo are favorites but as we report from madrid all
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three have pros and cons. >> london 2012 says the olympics can do wonderful things for a country's reputation and pride. and three cities are represented in buenes ares and hoping to be chosen to host the 2020 games. tokyo is the favorite and strength the bid for 2016 and increased support from the public and they are getting a billion up grade and center piece for the rubgy cup and they said the city is unaffected by radiation contaminated water from the fukushima nuclear plant. istanbul could go to a new frontier where east meets west and organizers in turkey have not suffered from the scenes earlier in the summer and protesters against an urban plan clashed with police and the subsequent disturbance continued
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for days and madrid who unsuccessfully bid for the last two olympics. and around the bidding is madrid has grounds on the rivals in the last few days. and there is genuine optimism in the spanish capital that it is third time lucky and the economic problems the country faced has been turned into a positive and their bid utilizes many existing venues to keep costs low such as in the tennis venue that is considered world class because they host the madrid open every year and also hosting a davis cup match next week and not much that needs to change here. >> they want a place where they feel comfortable, where they know the place, where they think that the sports can be held easily, professionally as they are supposed to be staged. that is the first thing. you know, they want to make sure that it will be a good host for the olympic games.
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>> reporter: ioc members will vote on which sports will be included and for a new president to replace the outgoing one, and first we will oversee who gets to host the biggest show on earth in 2020. lee with al jazeera in madrid. >> reporter: qualifying for the 2014 world cup in brazil continues on friday with world champion spain in action in finland, the leaders say one point ahead of second place france after three wins and two draws and one of the draws was against friday opponent finland when they played in spain. and injuries to players and they will look to spring another surprise. >> you know how the countries are in football and world, you know. there is a david and goliath set up if you like. but they can surprise the big teams and like we did in new york, of course, that was a
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result and that was a match in the past, that is a match in the past and we don't rely on that performance, that result. >> reporter: and there are 34 qualifiers in total on friday rounds the world and these are some of the ones we selected for you, in europe, injury hit england faced maldova, 2010 runners up, the netherlands will keep 100% record intact when they travel to istonia and one match in africa with leaders gone at home to second place zambia and north and central america top of the group u sa and costa rica when columbia hosts ecuador. the competition for the oldest trophy in sport is underway in san francisco on saturday. and sailing and the america cup has a controversial leader in the last few months and seeing defending champs docked two points and team members kicked off the boat for cheating and
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the rivals in the 162-year-old event in new zeeland will meet when 9 of 17 races and home side have to win 11 to retain a trophy. >> we found out four days out from the first race in the cup who it could be. we lost one of our key guys. we are starting saturday two races behind. and i think we are the favorite into saturday when you think about that. >> reporter: cricket has a lead in the test in day four and it kicked on from the overnight lead of 90 runs with conn getting the century and 258-5 and lead of 180 runs. and that is all the sport for now. >> reporter: thanks so much and stay with us here on al jazeera, we are at the end of the news hour but another bulletin of
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