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♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ welcome to the news hour, i'm in doha and these are the top stories on al jazeera. fighting for beijing, we bring you exclusive pictures as iraqi forces try to break isil's hold over the country's biggest oil refinery. setting aside differences, leaders of china and japan are meeting for the first time in two years. and waiting for answers. dutch investigators want to
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start retrieving the wreckage of flight mh 17 in ukraine. we will tell you why u.n. peace keepers from the philippines are pulling out of liberia. and using art to spread peace, love and liberty in bokito-fasso. ♪ we start in nigeria where an explosion has ripped through a secondary school in the northeastern state and hearing dozens of people have been killed in the attack. students were gathering for a morning assembly when the blast happened. and this is under a state of emergency has seen similar attacks by boko haram fighters in the past. we are hoping to get our correspondent up a little later in the show to bring you more
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details on that story. in the meantime let's move on to iraq where the army says that it has reached the center of the northern oil producing town of beijing and trying to break a siege of isil fighters of the biggest oil refinery and they captured beijing in june across northern iraq and we have this exclusive report. >> reporter: just a day ago isil was said to be firmly in control. today the graffiti tells the story. the flag used bety group has been covered in iraq cherokee security forced slogan as the army takes large parts of the town from isil fighters. the taking of beijing and the oil refinery was an early victory for isil as they swept through iraq in june and this victory is for the iraqi army and the swad fighting alongside
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them. >> translator: let all the young men join the armed forces if the army or the mobilization forces, let them come here and join arms with their brothers to defend the country and expel isil, if we don't act know they will sweep us so we have to give big support to youth to join the fight against isil in the province as it's considered the breaking point for isil's advance to baghdad. >> reporter: fighting continues for the rest of the town. early on this was a commanding control center for all of the territory it controlled inside iraq but it wasn't just about military strategy it was about business and from beijing they controlled the operation which netted them millions of dollars. iraqi security forces used helicopters to push isil fighters from the center of the town when they entered from the south and west and the oil
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refinery is the next big target and it's 15 kilometers away and isil fighters remain in control of parts of the facility but they are cutoff from the town itself and surrounded by iraqi forces. >> and we are joined from baghdad, now the iraqi army says that it is in the center of beijing but does this mean the fighting is over and they secured the strategic city? >> what they have done and this is what happened in the last three or four hours the fighting is on going is taken the cell from the west and moved into the center of the town but they are under immense pressure from the pockets of i sks il fighters that remain in the rest of the town and under attack by bombers and suicide bombers and a lot of clashes going on and taken parts of the town and key government buildings and what they need to do is sweep through and that
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will take a few days to do and this is not like where the army and the malitias were able to take 72 hours. this is a much larger place and much more urban environment to fight in and will take that much longer however they are very confident and have helicopter support which turned the tide from the fighters and air strikes have made a big difference the way the army operated and seeing a change in tactics and heard president obama talking about needing them to get off the bases and go after isil and seeing it more and more and it's a tough fight and in the center of the town but the rest of the town is still under isil control and they are fighting back. >> you mentioned they maintained the ail refinery in the town and this helped to fund their activities. if they lose to the iraqi army does this significantly cutoff their funding?
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>> well, that is the million dollar question, they were earning millions of dollars a year from their oil smuggling operations but not just here in iraq but syria. they were also able to pay some of their fighters using the oil that they smuggled in and from the refineries that had been captured. it still remains to be seen because it's difficult to get real figures on how much oil was coming out of the refinery and where it was going to, whether it was going through kurdish territory and into the international oil markets, a lot of smoke here but not much fact. what we can say with some certainty is that the retaking back of the beijing oil refinery will make a huge dent in finances because using it for a huge dollars a week of smuggling of the oil but how much a different in the total oil smuggling operations over two
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countries is a figure we just don't know. >> interesting to see how this will actually cripple them in activities and we are reporting there from baghdad. let's now take you back to our top story, that is the blast in nigeria and al jazeera is joined live from legos and what more can you tell us about the explosions that happened in the school? >> reporter: well, actually the security officials are now confirming it was a suicide attack and that more than 40, at least 47 have been confirmed dead. hospital sources say the death toll could rise because many people are injured and taken to hospital as we speak. the police authorities are also confirming that it is probably a suicide bomber who targeted school children or students at the government comprehensive school which is a school full of boys. actually, well, it happened, immediately after it happened
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some sources went to the schools and school authorities and residents saying it's a suicide bomber and it was dressed in the school uniform and targeted the assembly and detonated the bomb. >> thank you for that update on the situation in nigeria. the u.n. envoy forcier yeah will immediate president bashar al-assad and expected to travel to the city of hshg -- homs and they had talkeds which were constructive and wants to create a so called freeze zone to stop fighting in some areas and it's the third time he visited the area since visiting brahimi in july. and there is fighting between
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sunni and shia houthi fighters and the area has seen fighting now for weeks and now let's go live from yemen capitol, now, what more can you tell us about this fighting? i gather there has been quite a number of casualties? >> early today sunni tribesmen launched a counter attack to push houthi rebels from the area that they control. this is a predominately sunni area but the houthis over the last few days have been making significant military gains, expanding the reach in the areas. the houthis say their fight is against al-qaeda which has expended in that part of the country and this is a new al-qaeda power base after they were pushed back. al-qaeda said recently it
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carried out many suicide bombing attacks against the shia houthi rebels in the area and also an area where the americans have launched many drone attacks to target the top commanders of al-qaeda and one was killed three days ago in a drone attack by the americans. >> now, just give us an idea of how significant this area is. >> well, this province is in a way a gate to the predominately south of yemen. it's very important strategically and also neighbors and why al-qaeda after the army launched a massive military operation last year they have been pushed back to the nearest area and that nearest area is albeda, a mountain area where most of the tribesmen are sunnis
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and they are very skeptical of the houthi rebels in the area and attached to the government where it's going to be able to restore stability, to expand the army to those areas to maintain order. the real concern in yemen, if the fighting between the tribesmen and the houthis continues is just going to dip in the sectarian divide and explosive sectarian situation in the southern part of the country. >> very complex situation there and thank you and on the fighting in the province in yemen. bombs have struck three afghan cities killing at least ten people, the taliban says it's behind two of attacks and one targeted a police headquarters in the province where a suicide bomber blue himself up and seven were killed and here three people were killed from a bomb planted in an rigshaw and in the
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afghan capitol kabul one happened by the university wounding three clear and it's unclear, however, who is behind that blast. chinese president ping and japanese prime minister held talks for the first time since both took office two years ago and met on the sidelines of the economic corporation summit in beijing and it's being seen as the first step to improving relations between the asian powers after years of hostility and the two economies have been caught newspaper a territorial dispute in the east china sea as well as other issues. and u.s. resident barack obama also spoke at the apec summit and said a main priority is to push for a free trade pact in the asia pacific. >> the united states worked to help integrate china into the global economy. not only because it's in china's
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best interest but it's in america's and the world east best interest. >> we will get analysis on this and we have a research fellow at the center for independent studies and joins us now from beijing. and this is president barack obama's sixth visit to asia as a u.s. leader and his visits always highlight his administration's pivot to asia and how seriously are asian countries taking this pivot? >> good to be with you, asian countries taking it very seriously because there is mounting concern across the region about what china's massive expending budget and growing economic influence means at large and south korea and japan and philippines and australia are concerned about chinese influence and welcome
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u.s. diplomatic and economic and strategic presence in the region. that is why barack obama visiting asian capitols on a regular basis is an important means for the united states to in a sense provide its partners and friends with a certain amount of reassurance that despite the rise asia is not transitioning to where china is a dominant power and there will be a difference between china and the united states. >> and president president obama comes offering the trans pacific pact, a free trade deal and at the same time china is pushing its own free trade pacts as well. in your opinion which seems to be a better deal? >> i think the chinese initially is an important one. what they are proposing is an
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apec wide pre trade agreement which doesn't exclude china like this does. both for beijing and for washington, free trade agreements are never just about trade, it's about geo strategy and always in part about hedging against each other's influence and for the chinese the proposal is a way of saying your tpp free trade agreement that excludes us we want something that is asia specific wide and trying to push the united states where it has to include china in the emerging regime with the tpp so it's never about open borders, increase trade and behavior and it's hinted with splitics. >> we seen the leaders of china and japan meet for the first time this two years but the body language does not improve ties between the two countries.
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do you see the east china sea islands dispute being resolved during this time? >> i think the chances of that incredibly slim. what we have seen today with the meeting between obay is a positive step but we have to remember that japanese relations have been in a deep freeze since 2012 when japan went to the islands and it's a movement in the right direction but a few degrees of increase in temperature in the relationship and not soaring and they are adopting a king approach saying we have a contentious dispute between us but we will shell that and hope future generations can deal with it with trade and investment and diplomatic ties and doesn't actually get to the heart of the dispute and no
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sense we will get to the heart of the dispute any time soon, it's in the interest of both leaders to defer the complex issue and focus on trade where everyone agrees. >> thank you for your insight and from the center for independent studies. still to come on this news hour an informal vote on independence and it shows it wants to rule itself plus 25 since the fall of the berlin wall and palestinians remind the world of their own war. while in sport and roger federer looks to be world number one for an equally six times and joe will have the details later. ♪ the chairman of the african union expected to meet the new military leader and the west african nation is under pressure
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to return to civilian rule after opposition forced them from power earlier this month, on sunday opposition and community leaders met to discuss details of a transitional government and they are hoping to restore peace before elections next year and we will go live from the capitol of wagadoogu and what is expected to come out of this meeting? >> the two men arrived in the building behind me and likely a very tense meeting. last week the african union basically said if you don't step down to civilian government we will impose sanctions on you and he said i will not be rushed with internal affairs of fossa and nows what he is doing and when he will step down and au probably pushing and giving a date when he plans to leave the actual office so people are
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waiting to hear and there will be a press conference later in the day and know what details are discussed in the meeting. >> in the aftermath of the resignation we saw political chaos that spilled out on the streets and explain to us what is the current mood now. >> things are calm but people are watching things very, very cautiously and a busy weekend and people to nail down the government being proposed and on sunday announcement was made they made some headway of number of people that are in the national assembly, the international assembly and it will comprise things of the military and this is the headline in the newspaper and basically they will be part of the interim government, to what extent we don't know but other people in the summit as well and former ruling party will be here and watching who will lead it. opposition party will hand over the charter they drew up on sunday over to a leader sometime
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this week. he then has the power to same thi things or add or take away some things and hands it back to opposition and we will know a rough idea whether he will step down or stay in the government. he is very confident and the au said it will impose sanctions, they say it will not. and there is a better way of dealing with the situation so he has this on his hands and if the au says they will impose sanctions he says he can line his friends to back him up and exercise and maybe he will try to hang on to power a little bit longer. >> interesting and speaking to us from the capitol. let's stay here where a 29-year-old is creating art that is imitating life when thousands of protesters called for the resignation of former president blaze and he used graffiti to inspire change and here is his
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story in his own words. >> translator: 2015 for a long time we kept talking, we knew things will change. i've only known one president who came into power by force. he did nothing to improve the lives of people here. that's why we started doing t s this. >> translator: we are motivated because people were on the streets protesting and we think our work helped and encouraged people to rise up from the person who was leading this count country. before the protest started we had to work at night because it was dangerous. but during the protest we didn't care. we worked during the day and it helped to get the message out. thank god we achieve our goal
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and they are gone. these are strong message in our work. it's a discipline that comes from hip-hop and rap and with music you can express yourself and with graffiti it's the same thing, it's about freedom, liberty, peace and love and we use the color of our flag, red, yellow and green. >> translator: the color you see here is significant. it's the color of the army. it is if we knew the people in the army would work together to remove them and people know what we do and draw and it's not a game. those who don't take us seriously we just ignore them. >> reporter: nearly 19% of ballots have been counted in the informal vote on independence from spain. results show more than 80% of voters say the split in barcelona have been celebrating
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the symbolic victory and hope the vote is a referendum in the future and they oppose the unofficial poll and we have more now from barcelona. >> both spain and catalonia wondered what ground breaking vote will mean for the future of the region in spain. on sunday more than 2 million people persturned up to answer questions, one, do you want them to become a state and, two, do you want the state to be independent. more than 80% answered yes to both questions so surprising only 10% answered, no, to the second question, do you want to become independent and the fear is they want to become a nation but also feared they would get kicked out of europe if they were independent and what is next? the organizers see this to ask
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potential good evenings to hold an official referendum on independence but central government has replied that this mode was fruitless, useless and political propaganda and other options they have to bring the proindependence parties and asking all voters do you want catalonia to become independent but this time it will be legally binding. >> reporter: 8,000 balloons released where the berlin wall once stood between east and west germany. ♪ the balloons were released one by one to symbolize the war by crowds of protesters back in 1989, more than one million visitors descended on the german capitol for the 25th anniversary of the fall of the wall. and despite the berlin wall being removed there remains many
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more separation barriers in other parts of the world and we report from bethlehem in the occupied west bank. >> reporter: to israel this is the security barrier. to palestinians it's an apartheid wall and this to many has become a new symbol of oppression. the berlin wall was 3.6 meters high and over 155 kilometers long and this is 8 meters high and stretches more than 700 kilometers. a former palestinian diplomate and part of the wall was constructed a few steps from her home and tells me it over shadowed nearly aspect of her life. >> and the wall is not only what you see as the visible, the fact the invisible is even harder because basically we are denied mobility of what is behind the
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wall. >> reporter: they planned the wall 20 years ago and began constructing it in 2002 during the height of the popular up rising against the israeli occupation of the territories and made of concrete and watch towers and military checkpoints and electric fences and trenches and cities of the occupied west bank have been cutoff because of it and east of jerusalem has been separated from the rest of the palestinian territory and defies international law as well as united nations security council resolutions and deviates considerably from the original land captured by israel in the 1967 war. >> the war is only a symbol of this horrible injustice and maybe there is a good sight to anything after israel has been forced to make its occupation visible and after the second has been forced to make its violence even more visible. >> reporter: israel maintains
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the wall is intended as a defense against attacks and palestinians view it as a long-term maneuver aimed at taking more land and restricting movements in occupied territories, whatever the case 25 years after the fall of the berlin wall this is not likely to come down any time soon, al jazeera, bethlehem in the occupied west bank. let's take a check on the weather now with everton and you've got news on flooding in north africa. >> yeah, that is right, we seen heavy rain making its way from the atlantic effecting western europe and looking at the satellite long line of clouds and flooding in morocco and likely over northern algeria over the next couple of days and going eastward and more rainfall over the next couple of days and algeria is wet and goes a
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fairway south and another system to go across spain and portugal and tuesday and northern morocco more rain and exacerbate the flooding through the course of the weekend. and hopefully drying in northern parts of tunesia and to the south of that fine and dry. and the dry goes across is an saraha and heavy downpours will stretch across central africa through the next couple of days and pulling that moisture right out of the tropics, pushing right down through a good part of southern africa and could see flooding in south africa over the next couple days. >> everton thank you and still to come on al jazeera, families wait for justice after south korea's ferry disaster that triggered national outrage and
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in over his head, the first glance that looks like a great goal but joe will tell you why all is not as it seemed. ♪
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♪ welcome back, here is a quick recap of the top stories on al jazeera, explosion ripped through a secondary school in the northeastern nigerian state of yobay and at least 47 people have been killed and dozens injured and students were gathering for a morning assembly when the blast happened.
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chinese president ping and japanese prime minister held their first face-to-face meeting since taking office and the meeting on the sidelines of the summit is seen as the first step to improve relations between the asian super powers and iraqi army says it reached the center of the northern oil producing town and trying to break a siege by i.s,i.l. fighters and they captured them in june after advance across northern iraq and more on developments in iraq and joining me on set is admiral a retired u.s. navy commander who headed u.s. central command in 2007 and 2008 and admiral thank you for making it on the show, and the u.s. is sending more troops to the iraq and noncombat to help with the fight against i.s,i.l. is it fair to say iraq
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has become with an issue that will not go away? >> i wouldn't phrase it that way but it certainly is a challenge that seems to be enduring and it is not surprising to me given the fact that we left completely and it was our judgment back in the days in 2008 and thereabouts that we needed to keep a presence pretty much what you see right no, i think in numbers similar to what you see and the reason was for continuity and to ensure that the training that was begun back in the last decade was actually continued and to provide the kind of security backup in those areas in which iraqis were not and still not particularly competent so they can resist this kind of thing that has now arisen. >> the role has undoubtedly
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changed in iraq. >> it was not envisioned to be combat but envisioned to be what they are doing now, advisory, training and help with those specialty things particularly intelligence or special force related to resist the kind of thing we are seeing now. >> that being said, it has been said existence of i.s.i.l. could have been avoided if the government of maliki and now we have a new prime minister and now they hope so and do you see support for i.s.i.l. weakening now? >> your premise i think is a bit of a stretch. i don't think we could tile those things together but some of them are certainly very, very significant facts. the lack of support of maliki administration for the sunni population in the country my mind is clearly an undercurrent
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that has facilitated the advance of i.s.i.l. this is a group of folks, some of them are actually in prison during the time i was the commander and they were released and turned loose and the problem is that syria is pretty much an ungoverned state right now and it is pretty obvious around the world that when you have that kind of a situation the bad actors tend to migrate there and for no good. >> are you saying. >> for several years. >> are you then saying, forgive me for interrupting you because we have seen advances by the army and are you saying even if i.s.i.l. is drawn out of iraq we still have to worry about it in syria and perhaps expanding beyond that? >> i think the u.s. priority is to try to help the iraqis help themselves here and push i.s.i.l. back from major gains and the problems in syria and i
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think what you are seeing now is if you tend to work and push back in iraq you can't give them free run in other places and that is why air strikes are occurring in syria and i expect the pressure will be there as long as they continue to use syria as a base but first things first and for u.s. iraq primarily and then see what happens. >> you know, the fight against i.s.i.l. is a fight against a certain ideology, would boots on the ground really make a difference or do you think we need a wider, more political scope here? >> well, boots on the ground term is widely interpreted. i wouldn't say misunderstood and reality is this is ideology and facilitated and aided and abetted by many entities within this region. and my sense is that the long-term solution here is going to be, it's going to require the
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moderate people here to resist this stuff and not just allow it to happen and say it's somebody else's problem to actively combat this. the boots on the ground and i.s.i.l. is not a world threat in my opinion, it's a defined threat. they are very active right now because they are free with in this ungoverned space in syria and now western iraq. the business of boots on the ground will certly take some soldiers and not turned around strictly by air but the soldiers that we have in mind certainly in my mind are primarily iraqi in iraq and syria as things develop to try to help the free syrian forces have more capabilities and it's not going to happen overnight. and take it in steps and what happened is the air strikes have been very helpful in stopping and holding back from further gains but now to retake these areas there will going to be some boots on the ground, iraq
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boots if you would and u.s. would help with advising and assisting in tactical means and done by iraqis and iraq. >> thank you so much, admiral and former u.s. navy command who headed the command in 2007 and 2008. moving on and heavy shelling on the outskirts of ukraine city of donetsk and threatens a two--month-old ceasefire and at least 4,000 people died in the conflict in eastern ukraine. a memorial service will be held in the netherlands for an air disaster that touched the nation and pay respect to a plane that went down in july killing everyone on board and tim friend reports. >> reporter: the families of
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the dead are still waiting for answers. as the netherlands marks this with a silence and the frustration among relatives is undiminished and it's in a war zone and prospect of negotiations with russia, some powerful parties have no interest in finding the truth about the crash while ukraine remai remai remains volitile. >> trying to find settlement over conflict and would prefer to see the report come in later than sooner because from the analysis i have seen done on the evidence that has been brought up in the photographs, it is clear. on the other hand obviously the russian side would very much like to be forgotten as soon as possible. >> reporter: remains still being flown home and
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investigators reached some areas of the crash site to start to get wreckage and some families in the netherlands believes the prime minister should have been more assertive in pursuing the truth and refused to deal with rebels who control the site and believe investigators may be in danger and a parent said if it was american or russian lives troops would have been sent in. for such a relatively small nation to lose so many lives was bad enough but many of the dutch families feel they are caught in the middle of a propaganda war between east and west, tim friend, al jazeera. let's go now to mc-greger from amsterdam where the memorial is set to begin in just over an hour's time. now, simon no doubt it is a somber mood in netherlands today and take us through some events expected to take place during
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the memorial. >> yes, this is the first in the principal moment of memorial to the 196 dutch citizens who were killed on mh 17 and it will take place in this large conference center on the outskirts of amsterdam and the dutch prime minister will start the proceedings with a short speech, the king and queen of the netherlands william alexander will also be in attendance and there will be 1600 relatives of the victims also here and interestingly after the event they will get an informal session where they were able to make and perhaps talk to the king and queen and prime minister of senior government officials as well and i suppose the most heart rendering moment of this event will be when four of the relatives will readout all 298 names of those who perished on mh 17.
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at the end it will be the last post and silence and extremely emotional event and perhaps it will go some way of providing a degree of solace and memorial closure for loved ones who were lost in july. >> the flag is flying half mast behind you and people are seeking some sort of solace and closure to the event because there is frustration with the ongoing investigations as well. >> absolutely. and this is all connected, isn't it, to the nature of the space in which he flight came down. it was only on saturday that five more dutch remains were repatriated four months after the incident took place and four months there have been dutch investiga investigate teams to get to the crash site and no wreckage
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recovered from the crash site except two black box flight recorders so there is a great sense of frustration here that we are no more near finding the answers to what happened on the fateful day four months after the tragedy and the dutch prime minister was this malaysia and sidney last week and said the only way to get to the truth of what happened is if we have an independent investigation and of course for the relatives apart from the continuing emotional trauma of their loss what many of them want is justice and want a process in which the perpetrators of this terrible killing are brought to justice but given we have not started an investigation it's clear we are months if not years away from that moment as well. >> and the trauma continues and simon thank you and speaking to us from amsterdam. well, a verdict is expected on tuesday in the case of a south korean ferry that capsized in
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april killing 300 people and most school children and prosecutors seeking the death penalty for the captain but as rob mcbride reports the court's decision will bring little come to tort -- comfort to the families of the victims. >> reporter: groups still come from all over south korea drawn by a tragedy that has touched the national psyche. >> translator: as korean citizens we have to come to pay respects to victims and their families and those who wish for justice. >> reporter: slipping out of the port these are some of the grieving family members who still make the daily trip to the site of the wreck. for them justice will mean a guilty verdict for the captain of the vessel seen leaving his cap sizing ship early and he could get the death penalty. his crew faces lesser sentences. mobile phone footage recovered
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from the wreck shows the passengers and most of them youngsters remaining below deck at the instance of the crew. the grief and pain here has ebbed as most of the bodies have been recovered and families have returned home. just a few relatives remain at the town's gym which has been turned into an temporary dormitory. >> translator: i don't think the death penalty solves anything, families still here don't have any emotion left. we are numb to the trial. >> reporter: what will ease their pain the recovery of their loved ones bodies looks less likely with time. resting up turned in waters with strong currents the search of the wreck has to be limited to just a few hours per day but with the seas getting colder and with the chance of the vessel breaking up so even that is getting harder to maintain.
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there is now growing pressure to end the search and raise the wreck and what happened here and the memory of it will play on the national conscious. rob mcbride, in south korea. >> reporter: police launched former investigation to the $23 million spent on upgrades to his homestead but said he had no knowledge of the work which included the construction of a swimming pool, visitor center and am by theatre. we demand the release of journalists who have been detained in egypt for 317 days. greste and fahmy and mohamed are falsely accused of helping the out lawed muslim brotherhood and appealing against their prison sentences. philippine peace keepers leading the west africa liberia will be
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sent to an island on manilla to see if they have ebola and they will withdraw the troops because of the outbreak and liberia is the country that is worst hit by ebola with more than 2700 deaths and as our diplomatic editor reports the peace keepers are likely not to be replaced. >> reporter: keeping the peace in liberia but not much longer, the troops have been in the country as part of the u.n. mission for over a decade but now because of the threat from ebola they are pulling out, no other country is offering to take their place. liberia is the worst hit country, 6500 cases of ebola, about half the current 13,000 cases across the worst effected parts of west africa. for now other troops in liberia are staying put but they are concerned. >> we have more than 500 troops
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right in liberia. and we have a hospital there so we are not alarmed the way we are not panicked because we have taken measures to keep our troops, you know, so they remain safe. >> reporter: all the three countries most effected by ebola are places that were already facing huge challenges, u.n. troops are still needed in liberia and still a troubled country after a devastating conflict and the u.n. peace keepingly mission in sierra leone may have closed over a year ago but it's a nation suffering from the aftermath of its own civil war and guinea is an extremely power country with coups and conflict in its resent past. here at u.n. headquarters there is deep concern not just about the medical emergency created by ebola but also about the threat of a break down in security. >> the crisis of this magnitude
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is a horrible situation and can at any time give worries to breakage in the law an order and in the stability of the country. as i said institutions are still not very strong and the strains a are, enormous. >> reporter: they will be meeting in the next few days to discuss the on going ebola crisis and i'm at the u.n. for the first time two brothers and the new world champion and joe will have details in sport in just a moment and plus we will tell you when the top team in dutch futbol came up with this pitch in beta. ♪
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♪ time for sport and here is joe. >> thank you, and tennis number one starts his campaign for a world tour final on monday and will face the first time in the round robin and the 13th appearance and finals and off to a great start and won the first in london on sunday. and he is aiming to over all yakovich beat the opponent in straight sets and the second went to a tie break which federer won easily and the other match beat andy murray to disappoint the home crowd and
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played extra tournaments for the finals and may have caught up with him and briefly threatened to come back in the second set at 4-4 and the japanese play making debut was too strong and taking the match 6-4, 6-4. a mistake he made cost him the victory on sunday and the driver spun off the track midway through the race allowing his teammate to win. but he remains to clinch the championship as garrett reports. >> reporter: with each qualifying session on every race hamilton is moving closer to the championship and he is realizing the dream as long as he is in his sights he has enough of a lead in terms of points to seal the title and he is the fastest out of the block as he moved in a lead he will not relinquish and pushed hard in the mid part
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of the race and over cooked it and briefly spun off. >> the other car made a mistake. >> reporter: his calculation costing the 2008 world champion 7 seconds but it was not serious enough until williams bridged the gap from third to second and a credit effort from the brazilian finishing third place and he is so strong, the 11th race where they recorded a 1-2 here at rossberg leading hamilton but a second. >> very happy with the whole weekend and feeling comfortable in the car and able to attack and control the gap in the race and worked out and it was an amazing race and had a great time and had a big mistake in the mid part of the race otherwise the car was fantastic and the team did a great job. >> hamilton finished second and the same result in two weeks time guaranteed a title
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irrespective of what he does and not a winner in brazil but in the driving seat, i'm with al jazeera. and world champion mark marcus was a dream and got the second world title on sunday hours after he set 13 wins of the season and victory at the race, to top it off his brother won on sunday receiving his metal and the only siblings to hold motorcycling titles in the same season. >> this has been amazing and really good and best dream and you cannot imagine that because he was really good especially the first part and then i get a title but today my feeling was incredible with my brother and then i won the race but that is the year.
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>> reporter: african futbol will have a have a new host on tuesday, that is after morocco failed to meet a deadline to host january event and asked for the competition to be postponed because of fears over the spread of ebola and time is running out to find a host for the tournament. >> reporter: a crucial few hours lie ahead of the head of african futbol and the tournament is in jeopardy. a series of meetings failed to convince morocco to go through with the hosting duties next jan and it's concerned that the event and 16 countries could spread the ebola virus. the tourist industry or not and it's the help of the people with the care and moroccon industry for the decision after thinking about it seriously, it was not a life decision and taken by the scientific team in
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the ministry after this ebola spread during the latest months and killing something like 5,000 people in west africa. >> reporter: morocco wanted event delayed by 6-12 nights and the idea that federation futbol would not accept and saying only games in guinea and liberia and sierra leone should be cancelled. >> the symptoms around ebola are very clear. you know, we know when the transmission happened, how it happens and for the most part until today it has been health workers or people working within the zones where there is ebola that have been sick. >> reporter: the nations is africa's biggest sporting event and it's central to generating cash for futbol throughout africa. these fans in the ivory coast are divided on what should happen next.
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>> translator: as an futbol fan support period of timer of the ivory coast i don't like to see a delay, it's a serious disease but we can still play the tournament. >> translator: imagine for a second there was a single case of ebola in mocorro and people will run away and it's the source of revenue and from that point of view i understand the decision. >> reporter: on tuesday they will announce in an alternative host has been found or if the events will have to be cancelled. andy richardson, al jazeera. and they ended the losing streak in germany in a bizarre circumstances and the player chris kramer scored goal halfway line and backpack and miss judged and sailed over the keeper's head and into the net and settled the match which finished with the winning of
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1-0. an ferret-like animal popped up and got 15 seconds of fame before disappearing behind the camera and got back from the dutch leaders and beat them 2-1 with a goal at the top of the table. there is plenty more on our website, check out al and there is details there on how to get in touch with our team using twitter. and that is all the sport for now. >> thanks very much, joe. the egypt famed giza pyramid is ready for visitors again after three years of restoration work. cracks appeared on the famous land park caused by wind, moisture and erosion and it's the largest on earth and built 45 centuries ago and more news at the top of the hour.
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a day off to yemen government takes office and fighting intestifies in the town killing more than a dozen people. ♪ hello and welcome to al jazeera, i'm sammy live from our headquarters in doha and coming up, a live report from nigeria where there has been a deadly attack at a school, plus fighting and we bring you exclusive pictures as iraqi forces try to break i.s.i.l. hold in the home of the country's biggest oil refinery. setting aside differences