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accused of hostile acts. >> if they grow up, they will get good jobs and look after us. >> we bring you a slice of life from one of the most densely populated slums on earth. we begin with the beheading of britain david haines. the group that calls itself islamic state has claimed responsibility for killing the aid worker. about issue prime minister david cameron has vowed his country will do everything in its power to hut down the i.s. group to ensure they face justice. cameron condemns the killing of the 44-year-old call, calling it an act of pure evil. the i.s. group released a video that shows the beheading of haines captured days after he
arrived in syria last year. following news of haines beheading, cameron held an emergency security meeting to discuss the international strategy to fight the i.s. group. in westminster, joining us live, we have heard cameron talking tough. it's not clear, is it, just how the u.k. is going to be in the fight against i.s. group. >> reporter: it's not, but there is a sense of horror here, unified horror over the beheading of david haines in iraq. david cameron calling it a despicable act, a man he said who has had a burning desire to help others. this is a man we have learned that had given much of his life to help others. and it seems to have cost him his life: david haines, a father of two spent more than a decade carrying out humanitarian work. last year, he went to syria on behalf of a charity.
he was kidnapped and ended up in i.s. hands. on saturday, his family had reached out to those holding him. the group now in control of large swaths of land in iraq responded by releasing a video of his murder saying it was in direct response to britain's support for kurdish military forces in the north. condemnation came quickly both in the from the u.k. and u.s. britain's prime minister convened an emergency meeting and described david haines as a about issue hero and i.s. as evil. he reaffirmed britain's commitment to the i.s. group. >> the murder of david haines at the hands of i.s. will not lead britain to shirk our responsibility with our allies to keel with the direct that this organization poses. it must strengthen our resolve. >> reporter: there was no shift in strategy on iraq.
david cameron was clear: britain will do whatever it takes to defeat i.s. but at the moment, this comes in the form of logistical support and helping armed forces trying to repel i.s. there is deep concern, too, for the fate of a second british hostage held by i.s. david haines killing comes after the beheading of two american journalists. >> as any right minded person, it is a bar barbaric act of criminality. i am appalled this is done in the name of my faith. i think what we should recognize is that i.s. is not islamic. there is nothing islamic about it. >> the i.s. group is responsible for murder, torture and persecution. thousands have been forced to flee the areas the group has taken over. david haines' brother says he was and is lost and will be
terribly missed. >> we have another threat against another british hostage. what pressure will david cameron to be under to do more against the i s group? >> reporter: i think he, like other lead of the world wanted to show he has the resolve to try to tackle thes i s. group in iraq. it is a difficult task because of the very nature from the way that they conduct themselves, but today, we certainly heard him trying to reample his and his government's commitment to try to tackle that group and being part of this international coalition. we heard him talking about arming the kurdish military forces, supporting the united nations. the iraqi government were not likely to see british boots on the ground. we will see logistical support for forces which are involved in iraq. of course, he did also mention the problem here in the u.k. which has been widely documented
over the last few weeks and that is that we have seen not just tens of british men and women going to support i s but several hundred. clearly that is a big problem and one that the government feels is important to tackle here in the united kingdom. >> absolutely. emma, thank you for bringing us the latest from westminster in london. david cameron has been describing david haines as a british hero. haines's he beheading by the i.s. is the third in a month. one was kidnapped. the video of his killing and over a week ago. another, james foley was kidnapped in 2012 and the video of his beheading was released in august. >> joining us live from washington, d.c., what reaction have we had from this latest video? >> reporter: once the video was
confirmed, we got this statement from the white house on saturday night. it could determined what it called a barbaric murder and added, we will work with the united kingdom and a broad coalition of nations to bring the perpetrators of this outrageous act to justice and to degrade and destroy this threat to the people of our countries, the region and the world. >> . >> a sound byte there. let's keep up with the question. we have secretary of state john kerry heading to paris for a meeting there. he's got this coalition that he's been building, nato and now a big tour of the middle east countries. of course, the big question is: how are these countries going to get involved? >> reporter: the u.s. has been on the ropes a little bit as it is being asked: how meaningful is this regional coalition in
particular? trying to put a regional fig leaf on intervention? we have been getting briefings from paris, state department officials travel with john kerry trying to put aside some of those concerns suggesting that these are significant pledges from arab nations suggesting that several arab countries have offered to carry out airstrikes in the region as part of president obama's plan. these are anonymous officials travelling with the state department. they don't want to be named. one said some have indicated for quite awhile, elsewhere. we have to sort through that. you can't just go bomb something. the state department in paris, at least anonymously trying to push back suggestions that this coalition of the willing or whatever we are going to call it this time is anything more than a bit of pr. they have this conference convene okay monday in paris where perhaps we will find out
what everyone's role will be. the sunday talk shows are on. the washington press corps seems it angs, to find out if the u.s. is at war. >> no longer threatening -- an isil that can't accumulate followers or threaten muslims in syria, iraq or otherwise. and that's exactly what success is. >> the chief of staff of the white house talking about what success would look like. interestingly, a poll that was just released this morning, 70% of americans are skeptical that the u.s. will achieve its aims against i s. >> many thanks for that shihab. we will hear from australia, one of the first countries to gives details of its contribution to the military effort against the i.s group. the prime mine sister said his country will send 600 airmen and special operations personnel. >>, along with eight combat
fighters, command aircraft and refueling plane. the forces will be based at u.s. military facilities in the united arab emirates. >> i have to warn the australian people, that should this preparation and employee at deployment extend that this could go on for quite some time, months rather than weeks, perhaps many, many months indeed. my conversation with president obama a few days ago gave me the understanding that the president is the prepared for a lengthy contribution. >> the loss has been the cities of mosul. now peshmerga forces appear to be rolling back i.s. fighters in an attempt to retake the country's second largest city.
john hendren has this report from the front line. >> reporter: from a strategic mountain above villages once held by the group calling itself "the islamic state." peshmerga troops stand poised for a push toward mosul. islamic state fighters no longer fire back. any movement is punished by mortar strikes like this one in the village of tarja. in a three-hour battle, peshmerga troops captured zertek mountain then backed by u.s. air strikes, they bombarded the villages below left empty by christians and yzitis who fled before they arrived. >> this is the i.s. armed i.s. inside the village there. they bombarded there. but now they no longer have the capability. the peshmerga are on the front line feeling great. >> a city of 2000002 hours drive, mosul is the iraqi capitol of the islaming state.
has mosul goes, commanders hearsay, so goes the war for iraq. >> this is the forward most point for the peshmerga in iraq facing mosul. in the near ground, that is the town of bartela, a christian town held by the islamic state group. and beyond it is mosul, itself. >> commanders hearsay they are just waiting on an order to push toward the most fortified bastion of the islamic state in iraq, but first, the kurdish troops want the backing of sunni and shia forces. they want more american air strikes and more arms. >> we need weapons. we need support. we need outside help. we need every kind of help because we are poor people. tell them the islamic state is a cancer. they will take every country if you don't push them out. they will take everything. it's better to destroy them as soon as possible. >> the peshmerga say they are nearly ready for what could be the decisive battle in the war against the islam ilk state or
to use the arab acronym, d.a.s.h.? >> it's a matter of time before we throw d.a.s.h. out of iraq. >> with mosul nearly their sites, time is one commodity the peshmerga have in short supply. john hendren, al jazeera, mount zertek, iraq. >> ahead here on this al jazeera news hour, more than 300 dead, thousands still trapped by flooding in pakistan. we will have the latest. back to school for some gaza students after surviving weeks of airstrikes. and in sport, the hole in one golf shot which is out of this world. more to explain why a little later.
north korean has sentenced an american to hard labor for alleged espy ionage activities r slighting tourist status. he is believed to have torn up his visa and demanded asylum. he appealed to the u.s. government to get him released. alec jenson said the case serves as a warning to anyone visiting the country. >> you would have thought that this man could have been used for positive propaganda purposes having, as you said, sought asylum as a u.s. citizen, himself. north korea will be saying to anybody else who is going to come into north korea on one of their popular tour packages that you have to stay very much between the lines that they set. otherwise, these are the kinds of consequences you can face. >> that's a message to the christian missionaries we have seen in the past but in this case, where we don't really know
the true motivations. beyond that, of course, we can't ignore the fact that right now, we've got three prominent detainees in north korea. they are u.s. citizenship. washington is clearly big factor here. >> ukraine's defense minister said nato weapons are on the way to ukraine. agreements over weapons deliveries were reached at nato's summit in wales last week and as forester walker reports, they are closer to the airport in the donetsk in eastern ukraine. >> this is the second day we have been hearing heavy artillery fire landing within the vicinity of the donetsk airport. yesterday, on saturday, the ukrainians claimed armed forces holed up in that airport had successfully repelled an attack by pro-russian rebels. so far, this morning, we were told that there has been at least one casualty as a result of exchanges of gunfire and
artillery fire between the sites. we haven't been able to confirm that but we have been hearing that some of those shells have landed in residential areas somewhere between the railway station and the airport behind me. >> for the first time since cry me i can't's annexation, residents have gone to the polls. more than 800 candidates are running for 75 seats in 's region nam parliament. they are representing 64 parties and public organizations. crim creme was part of ukraine until last march when it was annexed following a disputed referendum. many refugees trying to escape the i.s group are landing in jordan since opening in 2012, jordan's refugee camp has expanded dramatically. a report from the town. >> reporter: when the jordanian authorities evacuated a number of illegal tented communities, some refugees built cement homes
without obtaining construction licenses or any required paperwork. the government wants all refugees to live inside official camps but many say they can't. mohammed from hommes has six children, two of whom were born with brain paralysis. they lived in a tent for months before a jordanian mant man built them a cement structure to prevent extreme weather conditions they cannot withstand. >> they can't handle the severe heat or cold weather. in this home, it's much better. >> eight people live in this hopefully home but it's better than nothing. the roof is made from tin and the walls from cement blocks. in the village, home to the largest syrian refugee camp, more than 13,000 are living in cement homes. some pay rent to landowners if thing. others don't pay anything.
>> the authorities hearsay there is little they can do to stop the refugees from building these illegal structures. >> that's because the land belongs to jordanian tribes to whom these syrian refugees are related and these tribes are at times more powerful than the governments here. >> bene hylat is one of the tribes and all of the refugees here hail from the same tribe in hommes. >> is tthe sirrians have jordan relatives. so they sought protection with their extended families in jordan. we don't see the building of illegal homes as a permanent resettlement. we see it as a brother helping his brother. >> a jordanian widow is building a cement home for the syrian family because syrian refugees aren't allowed to work in jordan. there is quite a lot of sympathy for them, especially in these tribal areas. >> my living standards will change after i moved in to my new home. there is a huge difference between living in a tent and having a roof over my head.
but i will still remain poor and living in wilderness. >> jord anians understand the burden it has placed on jordan and its resources. they don't want syrians to stay here forever. they say they have to return to their country eventually and that they are only helping them in the meantime. zaatr ivillage. >> rebel fighters are making some gains in syria. they have captured several towns in the same area where the syrian uprising began. their ad vansz have allowed some civilians to get to safer ground. what appears to be a war of attrition, rebels have sustained a low push to take more territory around deraa. one of the things normal in syria right now, particularly for the children: in a rare exception to that rule, children in damascus are headed back to
school. teachers have been trained in psychological trauma and how to vacate the classroom in case of an emergency. in leppo. at a time classrooms above ground remain a dream. students of all ages studied in the basement hiding from the air raids of the assad regime. children in gaza returning to school. they are only just getting back to normal after seven weeks of violence during israel's assaults on the strip. as charles stratford reports, the horrors of that conflict still haunt them. >> there are 1,300 girls who have returned to this girls' school, this u.n.-run girls school here in gaza city. in the first day of school since the war ended. i have been talking to the head master here she tells me that certainly for the first three weeks or so on this new year, the cause of the war, they are going to do a psychological assessment of the girls. they have the feeling a lot of them were traumatized. we know that at least one was
killed during the war and a number injured. so certainly for the first three weeks or so, there is going to be a lot of activities involving art, sport and entertainment and a bid to try to figure out just how deeply affected these girls are. the students have come to their classes now. what they are doing here is playing games, just getting to know each other here on the first day of school to try to relax their minds before classes start properly. as you can see, there is massive overcrowding in this classroom anyway. 49 students here bear in mind that 26 u.n. schools remain closed and are still being used as shelters for people who have fled the fighting, whose homes have been destroyed. this school in particular is expecting a lot more students in the coming days. the u.n. says that 76 u.n. schools across gaza were damaged during the war. but it's worth remembering that the situation here was difficult for gazan students before the war. the u.n. says that it has plans
on building 00 new u.n. schools here to try to accommodate the students here, but that was being made difficult by the siege, by getting materials, building materials across the border. now, the war has made things even more difficult in trying to get a good education for literally hundreds of thousands of students across the gaza strip. >> heavy rains in china southwest have killed at least seven people. authorities in scheuan prove incident referenced 60 om people after 18 hours of rain fell on several towns. the rain is expected to continue until monday afternoon. in pakistan, floods continue to inundate more villages. sent members of a wedding party became the latest casualties when their boat sank near the city of multan. more than 300 people have died. the pakistanimill has been dropping aid and ustion boats and helicopters to evacuate thousands of stranded residents.
a report from near the town of jha jhang. >> reporter: this is on the outskirts of jhang city. as you can see for the last several days, almost 30 families from 30 homes are now seeking refuge on dry land. they have been able to bring out some essential supplies with them but most of what was lying at their home is washed away. the biggest challenge is going to be how these people are going to sustain themselves through this crisis. even though some of the farmers have been able to bring out their livestock and bring in some supplies that they could carry with them, most of their food stocks are gone. will and children are sitting under tarpolines. they say they cannot go back to their village because there is water standing there and the foundations of the houses is now
very weak and so these people are not able to return any time soon. the most important thing will be that after this flood has swept through the region, there has to be rehabilitation and to resettle these people back into their villages. >> now, to the latest in our global series called "my home." a glimpse at life in one of egypt's -- india's largest slums. >> it is one of the most densely populated places on earth. in a dark, damp corner of this sprawling neighborhood, this family is working hard to better their lives. >> the one-room home doesn't have running water or a reliable supply of electricity. but it's filled with grit, determination and a steady stream of homework. >> my husband and i are working
hard to make sure our daughters' lives are better than ours. we are sending them to a private school so that they get good education. i just want them to have good life. >> while puspma supervises this session, her husband is trying to make ends meet working as a tailor, he earns around $170 a month. >> if my daughters do well, it will be good for us, too. if they work hard and study, then they grow up, they will get good jobs and look after us. >> pushba's daughters are her biggest investment. 13-year-old satia is well aware. price her parents are paying so that she can see a world beyond this. >> they are studying well. i want to give the best when i become teacher. i want to give the best for them. >> people do business, raise families and live their daily lives in exceptionally close
quarters here it's this sense of closeness these flimsy buildings and a lack of sanitation that the indian government says makes it unfit for humans to live in. when pushba is not raising her daughters, she is trying to make the you know liveable bearable as a community worker. people who live in mumbai are known for being able to spot an opportunity in the most unlikely of places. this includes therapy. like millions of others who call india's financial capital home, she believes if she can make it here, she can make it anywhere. al jazeera, mumbai. been. still to come here on al jazeera, understanding the long and often strained history between english and the scotts. we are live in a scottish highland. >> in los angeles, the new school year starts, it's state
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