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>> islamic state group, john kerry visits iraq as the u.s. prepares to unveil it's strategy. >> the other top toys on al jazeera, a new man at the top of syria's most most powerful group as previous leader is killed in an explosion. in yemen police try to disperse anti-government protesters. at least one person was killed. the campaign for scottish independence accuses prime minister minister of panic as it urges scots to vote no.
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>> the u.s. secretary of state speak with haider al abadi. john kerry's arrival comes before a live, televised address by u.s. president. kerry said more must be done to combat the islamic state group. >> obviously the hard work is very far from over. we all know that. in many ways it's just beginning. establishing a government doesn't mean a lot if it is not able to governor effectively or doesn't governor inclusively. and it particularly needs to governor inclusively in order to represent the interests of all the iraqi people.
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>> john hedron has more from erbil in northern iraq. >> u.s. secretary of state john kerry came to iraq. he came first of all to offer u.s. support to the brand new government of hired al abadi, who has been in office all of two days. he also came to urge corporati cooperation, cooperation inside iraq between the various groups, sunni, shiites, and kurds, and he's stopping in saudi arabia and jordan as he's looking to build a coalition of willing nations in order to take on the islamic state. the group has taken over vast swabs of iraq. problem will outline the details and they will offer broad acitizen tense. a warning to the new government to continue to include the various groups. this is a tentative coalition of kurds, shiites, sunnies in the early days of this government.
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what kerry is likely to offer from the united states as time comes on is continued airstrikes from the u.s. intelligence special forces training from the u.s. and of course, diplomatic assistance as they take on the islamic state fighters. he did warn that iraq needs to be a country that is continuing to operate within the inclusion of everybody, it needs to continue to protect minorities in order to get this u.s. support. >> there have been more anti-government protests in yemen where troops and police are being accused of firing on civilians. they're also firing south of sanaa as they're preventing the houthies rebels from going forward. >> this is where the protesters are being treated. they're the victims of fighting.
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>> i was there were injuries. >> she and houthi rebels say that the police intentionally fired on protesters. >> it was a peaceful demonstration. suddenly they started opening firing on us. the soldiers were all covered their faces. >> reporter: at least 20 protesters were admitted to the hospital. they want justice to what they describe as police brutality. this is what security forces managed to break up the protest, but they still insist they did not open fire on the demonstrators. a cameraman, he works for a channel run by the houthies. >> there was a fence separating the protesters and the police.
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but suddenly they started opening fire. i started filming. then i was shot in the chest. >> reporter: they were planning to join the protesters but they were stopped at this checkpoint. this area could become a front line fighting between the army and the rebels spread across the capitol. al jazeera. sanaa. >> one of syria's rebel groups comes when they pick a new leader. the group has been fighting both bashar al-assad's government and the islamic state group. the new leaderrer has called on his fighters to stay united and keep on fighting. >> if one of us is killed there are a lot of us still there. you are the only and one true men. don't feel despair. life is not our target as allah is our target, and meeting allah is the real target.
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for allah we help the needy and the vulnerable and we fight every tyrant until the last day of our lives. [ explosion ] >> syrian activists say government warplanes have dropped bombs on islamic state. eight people have been in d e ir az zor. the treatment of african asylum seekers, they say israel is trying to evict africa asylum seekers despite the dangers they face at home. >> reporter: thousands of africans travel along this border into israel. ththe government began arresting refugees and holding
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them in this prison in the negev desert until the supreme court ruled this illegal and unconstitutional. so the authorities began to use the word detain rather than arrest and built the detention center a short distance from the prison. refugees can come and go but have to be present for three roll calls a day. in june this year angered at the conditions they were living in and the life of indefinite detention, 1,000 refugees marched back to the egyptian border. let them kill us in africa. it's better than how we live here. you get persecution from the government and the officials. >> they were turned back on israel police but human watchers argue that the harsh conditions are intentionally designed to get refugees to leave voluntarily. the report confirms what
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refugees have been saying at protest rallies. two out of more than 50,000 people are granted asylum. the refugees are taken their protest outside the parliament as well. public members have declined to be interviewed on the human rights watch report, but the interior ministry gave in written statement to al jazeera. israel is working in accordance with the law, it says, and in an appropriate and proportional manner in order to deal with the phenomenon of illegal infiltra infiltrators. so far, though, the law has been largely on the side of the refugees. the supreme court has ruled that arresting them is illegal and holding them is
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unconstitutional. holding detainees infringe on their basic rights. the fate of african refugees in israel no long center the hands of the government, but in those of the supreme court. mike hannah, al jazeera, west jerusalem. >> the first person found in ebola in senegal has recovered. he arrived from neighboring guinea last month. more than 2,000 people have died from the disease. >> reporter: still in this hospital. dozens of others have come in contact with him are under strict medical supervision. like many others who have owe covered from the ebola virus he has developed strong immunity against the virus but doctors are not discharging him just
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yet. he's suffering from severe psychological trauma. trauma from having the virus itself, the trauma of having so many of his relatives, mother, brothers and sisters die from the ebola virus. but there is distress of having provoked so much public outrage having brought in the disease. after all this the young guinea man came in the country knowing he had ebola and infecting others, and the government has not ruled out charging him. he'll be returned back to guinea. >> delivering food and water to stranded residents, but the u.s. has a $10 million reward in place for information leading to conviction.
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kamal hyder has this report. >> reporter: we meet in the northern pakistani city where people were the first to arrive and rescued people by boat. days of heavy rains has caused extensive flooding across much of this region. flying the banner that reads there is no god but god. the group has taken a front line role in helping those affected by this disaster, as they have in the past. the organization once known has been banned from the u.s. so whether his group is a cover for recruiting fighters. >> west is not only against me and my organization but against muslims all over the world. so we are no exception to consider them terrorists and
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create hurdles. if you look at iraq, syria and the rest of the muslim world and what they're doing there. >> reporter: india said that saeed and his group are responsible for killing 164 people. but pakistan supreme court has cleared him for lack of evidence. they deny the charges and say their focus is on humanitarian causes. >> every country is building dams with climate change. even india has built dams. even china has built more. unfortunately, pakistan is lacking behind in construction of new dams. it's needed, and that's what we're facing today. >> reporter: while it is difficult to judge what is his motives may be, his organization has filled a vacuum that is of vital importance.
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pakistan may have seen many disasters, but it's still poorly equipped and trained to deal with such large catastrophes. for many pakistanis here, he is important to the community. kama l hyder al jazeera, pakistan. >> will it be yes or no to independence. lost but not found, the mystery of 69-year-old shipwreck is finally solved. those stories coming up.
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>> top stories on al jazeera. u.s. secretary of state john kerry is in baghdad where he met the new iraqi prime minister hired al abadi. >> in syria's biggest groups leader has been killed. they have been fighting the syrian government and the islamic state group. >> there have been more anti-government groups who have been prevented from reaching the capitol. let's talk more about u.s. and iraq. we'll talk to our diplomatic editor james bays, we're weighin way--waiting for the
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policies and strategy from president obama. we know he'll go to the heads of state later in month, what is he going to be asking? >> reporter: well, jane, there are different levels of strategy. we'll hear about the military part of the strategy, which certainly didn't going down the u.n. root, but the diplomatic part is. john kerry right now trying to get regional support, and then everything moves back to new york. two weeks from now there will an special session from the u.n. security council, around those 15 seats instead of ambassadors it will be heads of state. president obama himself will be heading the meeting. and he is going to put before them a resolution. i've seen an early draft of that resolution. it will focus mainly on foreign
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fighters that go to fight for the islamic state group. what they're going to try and do is get all the countries in the world to sign up with the security council resolution to training their laws so it becomes illegal for foreign fighters to go in and fight in iraq and syria for the i.s. group. they're also going to look at the funding of this group. they're going to amend the current rules in place, the sanctions that are in place againsta al-qaeda, and add the islamic state group to all of those sanctions. then the last part of this resolution is about countering violent extremism, as they call it. they're try to engage the local communities, try to persuade people, persuade people to come up with methods to prevent fight
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tours join i.s. >> thank you. australia's prime minister tony abbott has mee met with the parents of al jazeera journalist peter greste. the prime minister told greste's parents that he has spoken with the egyptian president, and he'll keep up the pressure for their son's release. >> greste along with mohammed fahmy and bader mohammed were convicted and al jazeera is asking for their release. the leader of the question complain say david cameron as visit is an indication that the rest of britain is panicking about next thursday's referendum. we have more on that. >> reporter: as he swept his
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motorcade into an underground car park the british prime minister was in edinburgh not to kiss babies but to speak with the leaders of the pension fund. some of the questions were tough but the message was insistence. believe us when we say we care about you deeply. >> i care hugely about this extraordinary country. this united kingdom that we've built together. that's what i want to talk about today. because i would be heartbroken if this family of nations that we've put together and that we've done such amazing things together, if this family of nations was torn apart. >> reporter: all the same, it was stage-managed. one set of pictures to be shared by all. outside the camera crews didn't have much to do but to look through the windows. the prime minister's dialogue with scotland is taking place in an office rather than out on the streets. it's the choice of venue, which is so surprising.
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this is scotland's financial district, a small mirror of london, which is blamed for so many of scotland's problems. >> down the road scotland's leadership were seen by cameras. many resenting london's influence over their lives. listen to this londoner who is married to a scot. >> it's so much money. it's like a drain. the money is poured in, and politicians are just completely drawn by that money. they don't look elsewhere. >> reporter: it wasn't just david cameron trying to tell the scots that they're loved. the national leaders of the other two main parties fanned out across scotland. lawrence lee, al jazeera, ede
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ede edinburgh. >> president poroshenko says the cease-fire is largely holding. the troops have moved from eastern ukraine bass across the russian border. there is evidence of war crimes on both sides of the conflict in ukraine. some pro russia separatists and some ukraine volunteer fighters have committed human rights abuses during the five-month-old conflict. >> we have seen reports of indiscriminate shelling, it's hard to establish who exactly is responsible for the shelling, but we've received many of the reports of civilians who have lost their lives and we have called for urgent investigation of all allegations. >> military commanders in
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ukraine say 200 of their fighters were killed in a devastating defeat in an eastern town. rebels say the real figure is more than 500. harry fawcett has been to the town to investigate the claim and counter claim. >> reporter: the sunflowers wither unharvested. here to the south of the town of ilovaisk is how ukrainian forces gaining ground for weeks were suddenned routed in the last days of august. >> it's clear these vehicles were hid with deadly accuracy. all of them driving away from ilovaisk. was this a battle or war crime. their soldiers were guaranteed safe passage only to be picked off by russian army. a russian soldier would post
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this victory snap. only a handful managed to escape on foot in small groups through the fields. from hospital they tell the story of a slaughter. >> we were coming out from ilovaisk thinking we were covered, but it was a trap. there were russian paratroopers waiting for us. >> and a suggestion that their own side had broken the terms of the deal. >> the russians were waiting for a column of injured soldiers and had orders not to fire, but then they saw we had tanks at the head of our column. >> the rebel commander in charge of ilovaisk bridles that they had broken the rules of war. it was the ukrainians, he insists. >> they wanted to bring troops through the corridor. we did not allow them to do this. >> whatever the deal, whoever broke it, the battle for
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ilovaisk, soldiers pinned down by a vastly superior force. this is the field hospital as the shells rain down. a few steps away for what passes as a graveyard. we go behind the trees off to the left here you can see what appears to be shallow graves dug potentially by the troops who were under attack here so heavily. if you come around further there is another one, and that one is still covered over. we got quite close to it. the stench of death is unmistake edge. ilovaisk bears the scars of the battle at every turn. many blame the death on shelling, an area that last week was called a war crime. this woman and her sister are doing what they can to shore it up. with the help of vera's
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seven-year-old granddaughter. last year she lost her mother to alcoholism. now she's going through this. the earliest shelling of the nearby town where she lives with her grandmother. >> we were sitting in our neighbor's yard. two shells came down. >> nothey were gray. >> not gray, grenades. >> i was scared beyond anything that i imagine. >> neither can escape blame for what this war is doing to the children of their country. al jazeera, ilovaisk, eastern, ukraine. >> the german parliament has commemorated the world war two with a speech. they marked the 75th anniversary of german's attack on poland. he said it's a miracle in a europe has overcome hatred and
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hostility so that they're living and working together in peace. it's been a day of trouble in germany where passengers have once again been stranded by yet another pilot strike. lufthansa has canceled a hundred flights. they want germany's largest airline to maintain 60% of think pay if pilots retire early. it's the third strike this week. 169-year-old maritime mystery has been solved. one of two ships which disappeared in northern canada trying to find a passage between the atlantic and pacific oceans has finally been found. we have more from toronto. >> reporter: as both prime minister and south avoid canadian history buff it was clearly a big day said stephen harper. they found a wooden ship, one of
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two that disappeared searching for the northwest passage. >> we're more than a century this has been a great canadian story and mystery. i would say it's been the subject of scientists and historians and writers and singers. i think we have a really--really important day in mapping together the history of our country. >> sir young franklin of britain's royal navy led several expeditions in the late century. he and his men tried to walk to safety and died along the way. there was talk of cannibalism. this is the first glimpse of the ship they left behind. the wreckage is well preserved intacted under a layer of weed. searchers used submersibles giving credit to technology for
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their break through. they got a clue where to search from colleagues on land with these artifacts from an island nearby. canadian government has been funding expeditions for the search since 2008. the authorities say the expensive search helped enforce canada's claim to the icy northern waters. >> both the way that it was looked for and the technologies that were utilized now can very easily be utilized elsewhere. as we speak we have two ice breakers using similar technologies up in the high arctic that are doing precisely that, mapping out our extensive continental shelf. >> reporter: for now they're being specifically vague to discourage hunters or tourists. as explorers, they'll head north once again next summer. >> from sinking ships to sinking the islamic state group, all
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that can be found next in our next bul bulletin. thanks very much for watching. >> it's still months before college football season kicks off, but the team at northwestern university is in the middle of a 40 hour work week. >> they are traveling more than even 10 years ago, they're being asked to sacrifice more they're asked to treat their sport as a year-round endeavor. so the demands on them are so intense that it has put them in a situation where it's like a fight or die situation. >> players earn no pay other than a scholarship to attend class. their coach, pat fitzgerald,