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talking tough on drones - thousands are expected in peshawar to protest against u.s. strikes on pakistan. >> opposition leader imran khan wants nato's routes blocked. he's calling for a strike. also coming up: heading to the polls in maurey tainia. the opposition boycotting. >> typhoon haiyan 's vulnerable victims. the u.n. calls for action to
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help the 4 million children affected by the storm. >> paper or toxic - the indian government made its choice clear, but so far it seems no one is listening. >> in pakistan thousands are expected to take to the streets of peshawar and are rallying in support of opposition politician imran khan who wants the government to stop the u.s. drone program in pakistan. kahn has given the prime minister sharif a period of time to act. he's threatening to close routes through his province. there is an alternative route. but it is bysier. we will hear more about the protest that will take place.
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>> yes, indeed. as you can see behind me plenty of flags. the people have started arriving. as usual, they are off to a late start. interestingly, as you mentioned, imran khan said he will block the nato supplies indefinitely and he would like the central government headed by sharif to throw in support, to say it is an important step. yesterday the prime minister said that there was no tolerance for the drone strikes, no matter the circumstances. imran will be showing force here. as you can see. this is a major highway that has been blocked. people will sit on the highway and imran khan saying no matter what happens, the supplies will be blockedless the u.s. and nato
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give an assurance that there'll be no more violations by the u.s. drones. >> how do we expect the government to act and does imran khan have constitutional authority to take such action? >> imran is being careful. he has a provincial government. in the past the attacks took pleas in the tribal territories, under the jurisdiction of the central government. the latest strike that happened a couple of days ago was in a settled area, within the province. there would be league at grounds for the government to say, "we will not allow the supplies." the leaders will stay away. the party workers will take the onus of responsibilities as far as blogging nato supplies. it will be a tricky affair and bring the provin shall
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government of imran khan in collision with the central government of islamabad. >> well, the world's top documents could be making progress on iran's nuclear program. u.s.'s secretary of state arrives in geneva to draw another round of negotiations. talks are in their final moments. russia's foreign minister is there. he'll be joined by the ministers of the u.k. and france. >> while iran's foreign minister took time away from nuclear talks to discuss the conflict in syria, the u.n. and arab league envoys met. u.s., russia and saudi arabia were on hand to discuss giving humanitarian aid to the country. >> tribal leaders in afghanistan are gathering for a final day of talks on a u.s. security attack. if the loya jirga agrees to a deal it will allow u.s. troops
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to remain in afghanistan behind 2014 deadline. they have rejected calls to sign an agreement before the end of the year. >> this is the last day for the delegates at the loya jirga to debate the security pact. as of tomorrow they are expected to give findings to their president hamid karzai, saying whether or not they support it or want changes or, of course they reject it. hamid karzai is involved in a row between kabul and washington d.c. about when he would sign this if the jirga and parliament approve it. he said he will not sign until after presidential elections. the u.s. are pushing for it to be signed by the end of this year. u.s. secretary of statery of defense released a statement saying he would not advise president obama to make a commitment post 2014 until an
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agreement is signed. afghan president hamid karzai released a statement accusing u.s. forces of raiding two houses in nangahar province, killing two innocent civilians. he said this gets to the heart of the bilateral security agreement and is what he wants to prevent in the future. isaaf forces responded with strong language saying it was an afghan-led military rain. 100 afghan commanders raided two houses, two were killed and they were accompanied by 17 coalition mentors. they said an unnamed source with isaf said it's unfortunate that the afghan president would use civilian deaths as a weapon. strong language from both sides on the bilateral security agreement.
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>> polls will open in moray tainia, comingar the legitimacy of the president who came to pour in a military coup. opposition parties are threatening to boycott the votes. >> this is the manslaughter tainian tapp tall -- more it anian capital. people were singing. behind the carnival air, a nation hit by poverty and ipp stability. it's the first elections since a coup toppled the president. the leader is in power after having won is a presidential race a year later. the main opposition parties never came to terms with the military coup and the arrangements that followed it. now they will boycott the vote.
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>> translation: the decision of some opposition parties to boycott the election makes us feel sad. we believe they have no valid justifications. too important opposition parties accepted the challenge. >> translation: we decided to get over the pard of political wrangling, hoping to reach a phase of calm. the local muslim brotherhood gained popularity. the leaders say intentions to take part in the poll is not to give legitimacy to those in part at the moment. >> our aim it to take the country into a path of freedom to stop military interventions and help people choose their representatives. >> moray tainia has a series of
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problems. it is among the poorest in west africa. its high literacy rates, broken education system, divisions and history of slavery could be a threat to its stability. so many are waiting to see if the elections will bring a solution to the problems. >> in the philippines people in the devastated city of tacloban have been given a clash incentive to help clear streets of debris. they are paid up to $11 a day to clean up in the aftermath of tacloban. there has been grim findings. as rubble is moved bodies are being discovered. more than 5,200 have been found. >> more than 2 million have been affected, many living in disaster areas. we take a look at the plight of
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children in tacloban. >> it is rare to see caesar smiling. the 7-year-old misses his family. his parents and three sib liges died. he sam for hours. he's an orphan. his grandmother is inconsolable. >> it is hard, pain. . i should have died out there, not my grandchildren, not them. they had their whole lives ahead of them. the destruction is unprecedented. more than 90% of people here are homeless. as the philippine government focuses on millions of families in needs such as food, water and shelter the united nations says children are particularly vulnerable. more than 4 million have been directly affected. most are living in disaster zones at the risk of
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exploitation, abuse and trafficking. aid groups say they must be given priority. recovery will not come easy. >> almost all of schools have been destroyed or like this are used as evacuation centres. aid organizations are setting up learning and play centres, crucial in providing a sense of normalcy for millians of children across the philippines >> this has been a refuge. here they are taught songs about living in a happy home. a break from a harsh life in evacuation centres. many children witnessed the devastation first hand. >> we have to get the basic things, health, nutrition, clean water, sanitation, protection - get the schools up and running. children are the future of philippines. we need to take care of them now. >> building a safe environment
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may take time. social workers say these are children forced to deal with grief. they need to be protected before their childhood is lost too. >> more to come on al jazeera, including refugee university. we meet students hoping to learn their way out of their camp. >> the debate over skin where an advertisement touches a nerve. itself
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>> you're watching al jazeera. thousands of people in pakistan are to take to the streets of peshawar. in support of imran khan who wants to stop nato routes in pakistan. >> if the loya jirga agrees to a deal u.s. troops will be allowed to remain in afghanistan beyond 2014. opposition parties of moray takenia are threatening to boycott elections. the opposition has never accepted the president after coming to pour a year after the coup. >> lebanese authorities say they have identified a suicide bomber who attacked the iranian embass si in beirut. the man had links with islamist group. 23 people were killed, including
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an iranian cultural attacha. abdullah azzam brigades claimed responsibility. >> violence has broken out for opposition protests in mozambique. supporters accused the party of fraud in wednesday's local election. police fired tear gas. we were there. >> supporters of the mozambique democratic movement party are not happy about the municipal election results. the ruling party won. a town in central mozambique. the opposition says ballot boxes was stuffed and the vote rigged. >> we are here to march peacefully, not to cause trouble. we should be in charge here. >> preliminary results that the
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ruling party that is taken most munize palties. accusations of fraud, they say, are not true. >> police warned the people they are getting too close to the electoral commission building. >> the protesters managed to get this far. the police are cutting them offment they are warned if they go further the police will fire tear gas. the people are defiant. people's emotions are high. this man says he doesn't want violence, but will not be bullied into backing down. a mother and her the terrified children try to get away. the m.d.m. is five years old. it's gaining more support in government-controlled areas. now the opposition periody boycotted. some see an alternative.
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for this man, his three wives and children - an election means more instability. >> translation: there's too much war. people are killed. how can we leave there. we came here because it is safe. >> officials said another village was attacked friday morning. for people living in this part of the country things seem to be getting worse. >> international climate talks ran into overtime in warsaw. dell fates are arguing over the framework for a pact on global warning. expectations were low. there has been some progress. >> a final protest call from a handful of campaigners.
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viewing climate talks in warsaw, they were determined to have their voice heard by those negotiating inside. delegates came to the claj talks with low expectations. it's here that the final sessions - principals the expectations have been met. there has been some progress, small steps towards a new remission reduction. for many it is not enough. a focus has been to draw up plans for cuts to carbon emissions, it's hoped these can be signed in paris in 2015. the u.s. refused to sign the last agreement. this time they appeared to be more willing. >> it's not a small thing, it's something to build on. >> campaigners walked out of the meeting on thursday. their complaint - too little is done by the rich countries to help the poorest and vulnerable
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countries. 100 million was promised by european countries to help pour nations, agreement too on a way of tracking. hopefully it will give the way to give the newly established climate fund $100 million, it's been difficult to track these promises. >> it deepens the mistrust and inability of countries to say, "we have this amount of money, therefore we can adapt this far." >> peru will host next year's climate talks. the country's environment minister said he'll adopt a new strategy to ensure progress is made. >> we are reduced to having negotiations that most of the time are opening. what we need is to narrow topics. >> he has his work cut out.
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getting basic agreement on some general principals has taken years. it will take more work to get a globally binding agreement ready by 2015. this will be the test of how countries the world over are taking the threat of climate change. >> it's been a year since plastic bags were banned in india's capital. 12 months on it failed to make new delhi cleaner or greener. >> this woman is happy with her job - cleaning plastic bags for a conservation group is appealing and safer than what she is used to. >> translation: i used to make up to $40 a month picking through piles of garbage. i earn more doing this, and i don't have to think twice about sending my children to stool.
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>> she is one of 70 workers who keep production lines that serve india going. this fashion company makes accessories out of recycled materials. the plastic bags are fused together to make sustainable fabric that the men are working with. while businesses like these are doing their bit by recycling, the ban had little effect on the environment. plastic bags jut out like sore spots at landfills. with millions in circulation, local government bans seem to have done little to curb their use. the failure of this policy highlights the challenges that enforcement presents. right now the garbage ends up here, and the plastic bags are impossible to miss, but the
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people who make the bag say the product is not the problem, arguing the local government is using the bags as excuses. >> you can see them around the city. to spread a myth that they are a hazard to the environment is not right. >> it's real in places like this. that is because plastic bags are used to carry tea, veg tables and everything else. these colourful carrials are essential to some they are not for the poor. without cost sustainable alternatives, it's hard to imagine most people here using anything else. >> in yemen a tribal
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representative was shot dead. he was involved in reconciliation talks. fighting broke out between sell afy and sunni fighters. sfoo a pipeline explosion halted operations at an oil port in china. 44 people were kill. i will has leaked into the city, forcing tankers to be diverted. the underground pipeline supplied refineries. it's not clear what caused the explosion. >> the family of a u.s. korean war veteran are appealing for his release. merrill newman was pulled from a plane. his relatives have not heard from him since. a thai skincare country has been forced to apologise over an advert for a skin whitening
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cream - one of a string of advertisements in thailand accused of being racist. we have more. >> like many, this woman does not like the way she looks. >> i think i'm dark. >> she wants their skin to be whiter. >> translation: i want fairer skin. i think all thai girls want fairer skin. >> thailand's skincare industry is words more than half a billion. one of its biggest lines - whitening product. >> citra makes creams and potions. it held a contest calling for university students holding one of its products. it appeared to offer scholarships to students with fair skin. after calls of racism they
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pulled the advertisement and apologised. >> the face of the thai beauty industry has pale skin. women are told they need to be whiter to be pretty. >> if you look at the social structure with the different social classes, women are lower strata seem to be of darker skin. >> the assumption is the fairer you are, the higher your class. >> that perception is rooted in a narrow education of history, focused on the monarchy. >> we never learnt about the history of commoners. the respect for the common people is non-existent in this country. that's why, when it comes back to this respect for a different ethnicity, people of different colour, they were treated in humour. >> kutchess of racial incense
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tisties was not understood by all ties. >> when i saw the ad, i didn't think anything. they are selling to the thai audience. >> as borders of a global market disappears, some feel companies and ad firms need to learn a lesson. >> the world's first refugee university opens in kenya. many hope it will be a ticket out and a key to a brighter future. peter greste visited as student sat their first exams. >> it's a big day for dr joseph, the first of the refugee students are to sit exams. this is a test not just of how much each learnt, but whether the idea of a refugee university works. there are four courses covering subjects that don't need special
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laboratories until their campus is built the lectures and exams take place on the weekends in the local high school. >> they are enthusiastic. they know when they have rah diploma, it becomes a door through which they can walk through into - out of the camp. >> this is not a place that most young people want to stay in. refugees have been coming to this camp for 22 years. for most football is a pastime, not a career time. unemployment and board 'em are huge problems. the government refuses to let anyone leave without a special permit. the student emerge. out of half a million refugees,
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90 got scholarships. students present a challenge to the authorities. they bring an air of confidence. this man is not going anywhere, until he gets his diploma, seeing his course in nutrition and health as a way of not only helping his family, but his country. there's no academic culture here, no institutions to support learning, not even electricity. >> i'll finding it a bit difficult. we don't have access to the libraries. here we only have a few textbooks.
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this man has been traped since he was four. a diploma might be a ticket out. >> just a reminder. you can keep up to date on the website. you can read more about the camp on coal is falling to a loss. is it a bargain. plus is toys r us toast. the make or break for the largest toy store chain in the world. i'll ali velshi, and this is "real money." this is "real money." you are the most important part


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