>> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ >> welcome to the news hour, i'll darren jordan from doha and london, these are the top stories. a challenge to egypt's government scuttles on the street as people defy the new protest law. from a war zone to a life of child labor. hello, there, i'm in london with the latest from europe. protesters in ukraine demand
their department's resignation after he blocks a deal with the european union. and two men go on trial accused of hacking a british soldier to death on a london street. and why cutting down cholesterol could reduce the risk of breast cancer. we'll tell you what the scientists have found. ♪ welcome to the program, for hundreds of thousands of syrian children, escaping war is just the start of their problems. forced to flee for their lives, the un says increasing number of refugee children are forced to go to work often to support their family. around half of syrian's refugees are children. more than half of them don't go
to school. lebanon is now home to nearly 400,000 child refugees. the vast majority, 80% get no schooling there. and as hoda abdel hamid reports those that are lucky enough to get an education still aren't of danger. >> reporter: this girl is 11 years old. her school is safe, but like her, many of these refugees also have to work once classes are over. >> translator: a man in a car with a syrian plate number approached me. he looked scary and asked to buy flowers. as i was handing him the flowers he grabbed my arm. i inside the supermarket he waited and then we ran away. >> reporter: there mother is a
cleaner but her salary isn't enough to survive. so every afternoon she sells flowers on the streets. >> children are sent out to work, some in very difficult circumstances and unsafe conditions. >> reporter: you can see the problem in almost every street corner in lebanon. these children live a difficult and dangerous life. they are vulnerable to exploitation and abuse and many are warn down emotionally. they are traumatized from what they saw in syria. >> translator: we were in a bus and there was a check point. we saw someone kill everyone right in front of us. i saw the way they all died. >> reporter: those images are still clear in their minds, and social workers say there are many children who are not getting the help they need. they also face risks here in
lebanon. >> translator: they are tr traumatized by the violence and abuse in lebanon and syria >> translator: people are killing each other, and then people will take revenge. if one man loses a brother he will later kill the once responsible. >> reporter: at the age of 10 this boy has an adult understanding of his country's tragedy. i am disturbed and frustrated. he is among those that are called a generation of innocents. we have been speaking to some of the people who work with syria's young refugees to find out more about the realities of life as a war child. >> we're registering in lebanon, 1,500 children to come every day
to lebanon. some of them are literally speechless because they have seen horrors that effected them so much that they can't get it out of their mind, and they are highly traumatized. we reached over 150,000 children with psychosocial support programs to try to heal wounds that are very difficult to heal. >> we're two and a half, coming up to three years down the track and we're collectively overwhelmed with the magnitude of this crisis. we are unable to reach every child effected. the un family, the host governments and communities it is a scale beyond anybody's worst nightmare. we are calling for two things, first that the donor community continue to sustain the response to the most -- vulnerable can
receive assistance. but this is a band-aid on a gaping wound. and the humanitarian community is certainly hoping for that now. activists say the government has launched an offensive to regain control of the calamoon region. this video appears to show rebels firing. activists also reported that a missile targeted a city overnight destroying several buildings. it is the second time in two days the city has been hit. the angry reaction to egypt's new protest law has lead
to violent confrontation on the streets. thousands of people have been out on the streets of the city. in alexandria, police fired tear gas at protesters to try to break up the crowds. similar scenes in giza. in the capital of cairo, people marched towards the capitol. so demonstrationing taking place in several cities across egypt. tell us what has been happening. >> yes, as you said the protests are spread all over the country. in numbers they are not very large. most are hundreds of demonstrators taking part. but still it is very defie act not just because of this law being imposed but also the
government has acted very harshly against anyone who dare to oppose the law. and what also is significanting can't is that new people, new groups are joining the protest against this new law, and they are saying this is something they cannot withstand. they are not going to tolerate and they stand up against the interim government. >> despite the anger and protests the government remains resolute in backing this controversial new law. >> yes, especially representatives of the armed forces. the government's line is that this law is necessary to keep order, and they say they have to protect other people's rights in a society who wants stability and wants to go on with their life. so far they have been able to win a lot of hearts and minds of
many egyptians by portraying the supporters of the muslim brotherhood as radical islamist. but now secular groups, leftist, these people who have allied themselves with the military in july, now they are saying they are not going to stand still, and they are joining the protests, and this will take away from the government's effort in order to portray this as a battle between those who want to preserve the state and those who want to restabilize it. now it's about democracy and the right to assemble and protest. something egypts feel they have paid the price for over the past few years in order to get and achieve. iraqi police have found the bodies of 18 people north of the capitol of bagdad. gunmen reportedly abducted the
men on thursday. the men appear to have been shot in the head possibly the victims of execution-style shootings. more than 40 people have been killed at a weapons facility. the general has officially taken charge as pakistan's new army chief. there was a ceremony. the job is considered to be the most powerful position in pakistan. thousands of protesters in this thailand have been rallying across ban -- bangkok. >> reporter: preparing for the day ahead.
they focused on a letter campaign. at lunchtime the protesters marched to the u.s. embassy in central bangkok to deliver a letter to the ambassador. >> that the united states does not support a government that prides its on being about the constitution. >> reporter: and another letter was being delivered to the thai army. they were simply asking one question, are you with us or with the prime minister's government? >> so we have come after the army general, where -- where does he stand? for the government or for the people and for -- for his majesty the king. >> the protesters also kept up their campaign to push the prime minister out of office. hundreds marched to the ruling party headquarters calling for her resignation. she has promised to stay on, but has offered to hold talks with the protest leaders, something
they have rejected. the protesters had nearly all the attention this week, essentially unchallenged by those who support the government. but that is expected to change on saturday when the party and supporters will hold a rally at a football stadium. news from europe just ahead then more from thailand later in the program. we'll travel to an oppositional strong hold in the south to find out how protests are becoming part of the culture there. and thousands of employees of america's biggest retailers hold rallies on the busiest shopping day of the year. ♪ now european union summit in
lithuania has finished. they all signed association agreements with the eu, but hopes of a last-minute deal with the ukraine were dashed. >> reporter: despite last-minute at t tempts by european leaders to get him to change his mind, ukraine's president refused to [ technical difficulties ] >> in kiev supporters were streaming into the city to mount
a demonstration showing approval of his decision. >> translator: there are reasons why the agreement wasn't signed. the european union refused to make any concessions to our demands. and we don't want to be brought to our knees. we are a proud people. >> translator: we need to finish our own reforms first and only then can be integrate into europe and march their standards. >> reporter: these are the support supporters. they are much more subdued. and they are all on $18 a day expenses. only a few hundred meters away, the proeuropean protesters were maintaining their vigil, pledging to continue over the
weekend. >> much will depend on how many people we have on the streets this night, and that will determine what happens next. there may be some violence provocations and crash they are [ inaudible ]. >> reporter: the pro european rallies are expected to continue throughout the weekend and the students here say they will continue to mount their own protests next week. >> david joins us live from kiev now. david give us a sense of the mood on the streets right now. >> reporter: behind me in independence square is the proeuropean rally. they are protesting against the decision to turn his back on europe and the west in what he called a pause in this the negotiations. the rally is meant to official start here in about 14 minutes time. and already the numbers are really swelling here.
this is much bigger than the pro-government rally that we saw earlier in the day. now for the first time since i have been here i'm seeing long lines of riot police lined up on the streets behind me, and also in the subways underneath this square, in the shopping centers, so they are obviously preparing for very large numbers, and the numbers are beginning to swell. so this could be one of the biggest rallies that we have seen since last sunday. and there is a real sense here that the ukraine has mistakenly turned its back on the european union, merely for the sake of the president's survival and him trying to get reelection in 2015. it really has been for them a very gruelling time for them to watch him turning his back on the eu after so many years of negotiations and so many hopes here, particularly amongst the
younger generations. it's the students who have been the backbone of these proposts so far, and they will continue to be way beyond the weekend. >> what chance is there of a change of heart by the government? >> i think absolutely no chance of any change of heart in the government. they see this as nothing like the orange revolution, which he faced in 2004, nine years ago. they think it will peter out and it's one of the biggest fears amongst the students and protesters behind me. that the authorities will somehow provoke violent clashes and there will be a severe crack down on these rallies, and they fear that will happen tonight or
when the president decides to take it into his own hands. so the president might take advantage to issue strict orders to crack down on all of the protesters here. >> thanks, david. jonah hal spoke to the swedish foreign minister about the prague or lack of it at the summit. >> i think it was great progress. these are important smaller but vulnerable countries that are now given a great possibility. it is a great disappointment for the europe in the ukraine. the european union goes on. it was a very generous offer from our side, and the president decided to do something else. >> reporter: do you have any indication at all from the president and the european side that they are genuinely
interested in continuing discussions? >> he said he intends to sign the agreement in the near future, but the offer is on the table. it will remain there, our door is open, but it is for him to take the step. whether he will do it or not, i don't know. the european union has accused russia of bullying ukraine about -- into pulling out of that deal. >> reporter: it's a monument that celebrates a communist fraternity that died more than 20 years ago. now they are all independent countries in their own right going their own way. well, at least trying to. tens of thousands of young
ukrainians on the streets of kiev calling for closer ties with the european union. the kremlin wants them to stay in russia's economic orbit. it uses control of the soviet gas pipelines to put pressure on its neighbors. in ukraine it was chocolate. with kiev threatening to initial an agreement with the eu, moscow banned the chocolate imports. it cost the country $200 million overnight. >> it's a high-stakes game. and i think it is a high-stakes game for europe. except i think russia has a lot more skin in this game, a lot more money in this game. the ukraine is important market and important invest
opportunity. >> reporter: russia believes any move towards the european union is also a move towards nato. nato, the north atlantic treaty organization was formed in 1939 with ten member states. but in the last 12 years virtually the entire membership of the old warsaw pack alliance joined nato. and that would leave russia dangerously exposed. joining nato is the kremlin's red line. >> russia does consider potential member of nato as a direct threat to national security, and potential membership in nature. it will of course bring very
serious [ inaudible ] in crew yan and can potentially lead to war. >> reporter: what conclusion can the planners draw from the ukraine's decision to turn its back on the eu, possibly the bullying does work. and for those looking to the west, they can expect more of the same. more from europe a little later in this news hour. now back to doha and darren. black friday is the biggest shopping day of the year in the united states. thousands of people often line up for hours in chilly temperatures to grab a bargain. but employees at wal-mart are gathering for a different reason. employees plan to protest 1500 of the company's 4,000 stores in the states. they are calling for an increase in wages.
campaigners say the average worker is making just over $8 an hour, which is in contrast to salaries earned by executives. the ceo's annual pack cage is worth over $18 million. >> reporter: as wal-mart racks up the biggest sales of the year on black friday, linda is punching out and protesting. her complaints and those of the protesting workers who call themselves our wal-mart are simple. >> getting the workers fired back to work. >> reporter: she dawns this protest shirt and joined in a nationwide strike last year that got some of her colleagues operating with no union protection, fired. they are casting $25,000 a year. >> they are in the position that they can assist and help the workers have a better life, and
i believe they are not concerned with that. they are more concerned with how much the company can make within a year. >> reporter: so they can pay the workers more, they just docket. >> right. >> reporter: wal-mart, the world's largest private employer has -- sales of $443 million last year. the companies raided hollywood and nashville for surprise guests. ♪ >> the more i concern about everything that you do, i'm inspired by what you all create every day. >> reporter: in canton, ohio, this collection box prompted outrage asking colleagues to collect money for needy employees who couldn't afford dinner on thanksgiving. this dissput -- dispute is only likely to intensify as the
holiday season moves on. this is the busiest time of year and black friday is the super bowl of retail, and wal-mart is going to win. our associates are a critical part of our success all year long. the company is also running a advertising campaign to sell the public a very different image of wal-mart. >> when people look at me, i hope they see someone building a better life. >> reporter: the real wal-mart launched sales earlier than ever on thursday night. >> their logo is save money live better, while our workers should also live better. she will take home $13.25 an hour. some breaking news from egypt now. we're getting reports that a statement has been released from the office of the president, and
the statement reads that the president is going to issue a full pardon to the women and young girls jailed for protesting in alexandria this week. the president is going to issue a full pardon to the group of women and girls jailed for protesting in alexandria this week. however, this will only happen after the fuel judicial process is completed. so the egyptian president about to issue a full pardon for the women and youngs jailed in egypt. some of these girls were as young as 15 years old. and protesters have taken to streets across egypt because of this case. but the president says he will issue a full pardon to this group of girls and young women
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tired tear gas at protesters in several areas. the mother of one of the girls jailed this week for protesting met with al jazeera. she said some of the girls were given more than 11 years in jail >> translator: when we heard the verdict it was very shocking, tough, and unjust, my daughter was telling me, mom, i'm 19 years old, after 11 years, i'll be 30 years old. you can't imagine how much hurt hearing those words caused me. >> the demonstrations we're seeing across egypt are in defiance of a new law restricting the right to protest.
omar is a senior lecturer in security studies and middle east studies. he joins us from london. let's start with the breaking news that we just gave a few minutes ago, that the egyptian president is now to issue a full pardon to the group of women and young girls arrested for protesting this week in alexandria, and is this the government backing down? >> i think parts of the government, because it's a coalition, you know, you have the security officials who are more hawkish, and part of the military establishment, which sees more crack downs as the way to power through, and you have others who are debating against that. but part of it is perceiving the circles of support, or the
anti-coup circles is widening, and there is some -- some of the parties, figures who are supportive of the july 3rd coup are now not supportive anymore, and the symbolism of sentencing 14 girls for 11 years in prison is something unprecedented in egypt's history. so i think we are seeing a change of tactic, but the main question is pardon for what, for raising a yellow balloon, commemorating the victims of the crackdown at the square. there was no crime committed. and the question on the other side is these girls did not kill over a thousand protesters and did not arrest many of the people who are now political detainees, and the ones who perpetrated this are not -- probably need the pardon. >> you seem to be saying there
are cracking appearing now in the government's support base. where does this leave this new anti-protest law? does the pardon in some ways undermine the new dau law -- law, do you think? >> it will take much more measures than this in many ways. you need a deescalation strategy device by whoever is ruling the country now. and that starts from the local media, which has been compromised, all of these words are dirty words in the local media. the incitement for violence, the words finished wipe them off is very much common there, and i think you start deescalation from there, and then there is a whole process of releasing political prisoners, suspending repression tactics and thinking of a political compromise of some sort. and i don't think the current regime are there you, the hawks
in it are much more powerful than the less hawkish elements, and i think they think they are power through this. >> all right. thank you. now back to london. thank you, darren. and here in london the trial has begun of two men accused of murdering a british soldier. lee was returning to his bare racks in south london when he was run over by a car and then attacked with knives and meat cleavers. both deny the killings. tim friend is outside the central criminal court in london. what has the court been hearing, tim? >> some very dramatic and graphic evidence. lee's family was in court at the beginning of this trial, but at one point they decided to leave before the court heard of lee rigby's final moments and there were gasps in court as there was
some video shown of the car hitting rigby and hurling him into the air. but this was just a preclude to further attack where two men got out of the car. the prosecution says these two men, the defendants on trial, they got out with knives and a meat cleaver and tried to decapitate lee rigby. this was a cowardly attack, according to the prosecution, and as if to show off their barbarism in the weird word -- words of the prosecution, lee rigby was dragged out into street where there were members of the public witnessing what was going on. and the defendants started sp k speaking about how they carried out the attack as a demand for the withdrawal of western forces from muslim lands some members
of the public tried to help lee rigby. and one woman did engage one of the defendants in conversation, despite the fact that he was still holding the meat cleaver and talking of mar -- martyrdom. the court has now finished hearing evidence for the day, but the trial is expected to go on until at least the end of this year. >> tim friends in central london. thanks, tim. russia has freed the last of 30 people detained after a green peace protest in arctic waters. australian colin [ inaudible ] walked free from jail on friday. russell was among 30 protesters
arrested in september after the ship entered arctic waters despite russian warnings. the european union is to provide $7.5 million in emergency funding to bow garia to deal with an influx of asylum seekers. but bulgaria denies that the new fence being constructed is designed to keep syrians out. the structure will be 3 meters high and expected to be finished in february. >> translator: the number of incoming illegal immigrants has been reduced several times. we have enhanced the border controls, packed by the presence of the troops right here. greek police say they are on a heightened state of alert for the possibility of attacks by extremist political groups last
month two members of the right-wing golden dawn party were murdered. raising fears of a new wave of attacks. barnaby phillips reports. >> reporter: a chilling crime took place here. two members were shot dead right here. a third injured. it was all caught on cc tv. it's too shocking for us to show. you can see the killer running awide after he shot his victims at point-blank range. >> he knew exactly what he was doing and he was an operation that could be classified as a professional in [ inaudible ] meaning cold-blooded killer. probably has done it before in the past. >> reporter: this is the cite of a massacre on the edge of athens. two weeks ago the greek news organization got a phone call
telling them to come here. when they got here, they found a bag on the floor. right here. inside that bag was a computer memory stick, which contained a prom makes by a group that calls its the militant popular revolutionary forces. it says its group killed the golden dawn members. and it says it's campaign against golden dawn has only just begun. golden dawn has its own ugly history of violence, but does it worry it will be attacked again? >> we are threatened all the time. >> reporter: are you frightened for your safety? >> no, we're not frightened. fear is something that every person have and must have, otherwise he doesn't have his or her senses, but nothing is going to stop us from what we are doing.
>> reporter: greeks march this month to commemorate the 1973 uprising against the then military dictatorship. hatred between left and right goes back through the decades, but the majority don't embrace the extremes. >> right-wing nationalism has never looked particularly good to most greeks. there is nothing to mobilize people around political violence. >> reporter: but the economic crisis has left many young people disgusted with those in power. some look for radical alternatives. there might be someone out there right now, somewhere in this vast pulsating city planning a new attack. barnaby phillips, al jazeera, athens. >> that's the latest from europe. back now to darren in doha. thanks, phyllisty. now more on the demonstrations in thailand.
demonstrations have also taken over government facilities in in other parts of the country. wayne traveled to a southern town at the heart of the country's opposition movement. ♪ >> reporter: political protests have become part of thailand's culture. this gathering is being held in a southern town and comes complete with traditional dancing, and the usual rallying cries from the stage. the leaders echoing their counterparts in bangkok, calling for the government to go. >> translator: i'm sure the government has no more than three days left. they must return the power to the people. >> reporter: the protesters have set up outside of the headquarters of the local administration. many staff are also protesting, while others are working elsewhere. >> translator: the situation can be controlled by peace talks. i'm working from home because i
don't want to confront them. >> reporter: the numbers here are low, but they don't see that as a sign that the protest is loosing momentum. many people have traveled to bangkok to take part in the protests ♪ >> reporter: for now there is a festival atmosphere, but their message is clear, they won't leave until the government is gone. wayne haye, al jazeera. political attention continues to rise in the disputed region of the east china sea. chinese state media say the air force scrambled to follow jets from the japanese and us airports. scientists in us say controlling or cutting down cholesterol could protect women
against breast cancer. there is a biproduct that mimics a female hormone as a result it is fuel the growth and spread of cancerous tumors. dr. mcdonald is one of the professors working on the study. donald we have always known of the connection between obesity and breast cancer, but how ground breaking is this latest research that you are doing, because it suggests that the culprit could be cholesterol. >> you are absolutely right. there is a long-standing interest in understanding the link between obesity and breast cancer. we know obesity increases the risk of breast cancer. but one of the things that has been missing is what are the
links? and what this study suggests is that it's cholesterol and the conversion of cholesterol to this estrogen-like molecule. >> so is the recommend then that women should make sure they keep their cholesterol in check if they want to reduce the risk of braes cancer? >> well, i'm not a physician, but the implications of our research are twofold. one it confirms the studies that have been done in the past, that a diet low in cholesterol is beneficial for health and it now adds breast cancer to the potential benefits. the second was highlighted in our study was that lower cholesterol is likely to increase the efficacy of the therapies that women take for estrogen reexcept for positive breast cancers. >> let's remind ours though that the research was done on mice. so it is too early to say now
how this might actually help tackle breast cancer in humans? >> usually when you -- you hear about studies done in mice, cancer studies. the first thing you think is it's going to be an awful long time before that impacts human health and disease. in our study we did look in human tumors. we took the information from the mice, and went into human tumors and showed all of the processes that we identified also existed in the tumor. and another study that was published by a group in dallas showed that this molecule was extremely high in breast tumors. so i think that unlike most other mouse studies this one is probably going to have a much more proximal effect on our treatment and prevention of cancer. >> does this mean we could see the extraordinary situation where people could be taking anti-cholesterol drug to reduce
[ inaudible ] divided between long-term fans and foreign owners is nothing new in the english premier league. but there has been a particular [ inaudible ] in the city of [ inaudible ]. trying to change a name that stood for over a century. lee wellings explained. >> the city of culture for 2017, the histories and traditions of hull in the northeast of england have been recognized. but fans of the premier league football club are far from happy. the owner wants the -- club to be renamed hull tigers. >> the shorter the name the more powerful the impacts. you know, twitter, google. apple. it's all one word. that football club, there was no reason for me to shorten the
name. only when you go premier league that's your best chance to go global and generate income. >> reporter: the fans were unhappy when their malaysian owner changed their name. but for hull fans the issue is what is in a name, but to use a animal used formally is unacceptable. >> football in europe they attach a lot to the history and heritage it comes from. you don't get animal teams. >> there is a huge tradition in this city, and i think a lot of people will fight tooth and nail to protect that. >> reporter: after needing leave egypt the late 1960s, he has
lived in hull. the community needs to understand he is running it as a business. >> the owner of the football clubs whoever provides the money to continue the football club, without money there is no football club. there's no name. >> reporter: they simply want to maintain being a premier club. so what will the club be called in the year 2017? the english football association tell me they haven't officially received a request to change the name yet, and there's no guarantee they will allow the name to be changed. it would change the culture of english football. this fatal crane collapse has put pressure on authorities already struggling to meet the
deadline. the opening ceremony has now been pushed until at least february. video footage has emerged of wednesday's incident which saw a crane collapse killing two people. the investigation has indicated that the damage was confined to the concourse area, and not stands, which could have taken longer to repair. construction has been halted until at least monday. >> translator: i don't even consider a plan b. if you consider a plan b it means that you don't trust on your plan a. i believe the arena will be ready for the opening of the world cup. two men accused of fixing football matches have been remanded in custody until december 13th, following an
appearance in birmingham. the two men have been charged with conspiracy to defraud. they are two of seven people who have been arrested by the national crime agency. they are accused of being part of an illegal asian-based syndicate accused of fixing matches across the uk. >> not only concern, but it's a shame that once you don't know anymore is everybody genuine? that's something absolutely disastrous. so i think we have absolutely to fight against that with the strongest severity to get that out of a game. they have criticized polish
police in their handling of the match against warsaw. fans were detained outside of the stadium. fans were said to have thrown bat bottles and stones at the police vans. swazy still has a chance to progress. the spurs face manchester united stated in the premier league on sunday. >> i think in preparation on sunday was important to win this one. sunday is a different story, but mentally this will give us the confidence for the players to get involved with the ball. and we have a passing game with attacking situations, so it was extremely happy in general with what we did today.
argentina will face [ inaudible ] in the fine america. it gave them a 4-2 aggregate victory? it's the south american equivalent of the europe league. the first leg of the final will be played next thursday. adam scott is being challenged by roy maccel roi. scott is aiming for his fourth title. he had a 2 under par 70 in wet conditions on friday. it gives him a two stroke lead over rory mcelroy on tuesday. the reigning limping downhill champion lindsey vonn
has returned to the slopes after her crash last month. snowboarding champion [ inaudible ] has battled her own injuries, but insists she will be ready. tim has more. >> reporter: with all kinds of tricks and aerial displays, snowboarding has become one of the most popular winter sports around the world. and the united states team is considered the greatest on earth. gretchen blyer is shooting to make her third olympic appearance. >> this will be my fourth kwaultiving experience and hopefully my third olympic experience. >> reporter: in the 2006 olympics she hit the pinnacle of what was already a storied career by winning a silver medal. but while practicing a black
flip on a tamp lean she over rotated and hit herself in face. >> it's an amazing journey. the obstacles and triumphs you learn a lot. i always work hard and if something doesn't work, i work harder. this was not the case. i had to just take a step back and accept where i was, and not compare myself to where i was the year before, because it was kind of a different version of myself. and i had to just start over again. that's all of the sport for me. robin will be here later on. >> all right. thanks a lot. stay with us at the top of the hour with more news.
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