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see you online. >> hello, and welcome to the news hour. i'm martine dennis in doha, and these are our top stories. pledging alee against to isil, and armed group in the sinai peninsula release a video of the recent attack on egyptian soldiers. the afghan president visits pakistan's prime minister to improve relations between the two countries. world leaders shunned vladimir putin at the g-20 because of russian involvement in ukraine. and a room with a view, how
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haiti is clearing up it's shanty towns to create the perfect picture postcard. >> the armed group that killed 30 egyptian soldiers in the sinai peninsula last month has now released a video pledging allegiance to isil. they have threatened to carry out more attacks if the egyptian military does not end its campaign in sinai. [ music in the background of explosions ] >> reporter: the group showcased what it billed as it's latest triumph. al jazeera cannot independently verify the video's authenticity, but it shows the attack of the sinai peninsula last month that killed 30 soldiers. the video shows the group's fighters killing some of the
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soldiers, shooting them in the back of the head. the footage is accompanied by a seven-months message by one of the leaders of the group. >> wasatch front warned you time and again but you do not listen. you bomb our homes and continue to expel us from our lands and despite what we have inflicted on you in this attack we tell you that the war is yet to begin. >> the group claims it has taken up arms in response to the egyptian army's campaign to forcebly transfer people from the sinai. the military is trying to create a buffer zone near it's border near the governor schwarzenegger strip in israel. hundreds of families have had their families demolished. many of them remain homeless. they say the buffer zone is needed to combat what it says is
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terrorism. but the acts of violence has only increased since he has come to power. the message from the group makes no reference to the muslim brotherhood, which the government has accused of being the main source of violence in egypt. supporters of the brother and it's allies and anti-coup movement continue on a daily basis. this week under the barn return to your barracks, a demand that the army withdraws from politics. they say that the security situation in egypt has deteriorated because the military has abandoned it's primary responsibility in favor of ruling the country. and the realize of this video is only likely to raise further questions about egypt's volatile security situation. al jazeera. >> al jazeera continues to demand the release of our three journalists who have now been
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jailed in egypt for 322 days. mohamed fahmy, bader mohammed, and peter greste are wrongly accused of helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood. they're appealing against their convictions. >> the u.s. military chief general martin dempsey has met the iraqi defense minister on his first trip to baghdad since the campaign against isil. president obama has ordered another 1500 troops to join the fighting almost doubling its presence there. in neighboring syria competing for isil is al nusra front. it has been accused of seizing territory in a power grab. we have reports that al nusra has its own side to the story. >> al nusra front has been a powerful player in the syrian civil war for a long time now at al-qaeda's affiliate in
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syria it is now the dominant group in the northwest province of idlib. it seized territory and weapons from rebel forces in the area, and that raised concerns. al nusra's front new strategy is to become the unrivaled leader among opposition forces. but the group's leadership denies that it's takeover wases a power grab. instead, we were told this wases a war against corrupt leaders who use weapons to oppress people. >> just look at what is happening elsewhere in syria. >> jamal marouf has been accused of corruption in the past but his group is not the only group forced out of its stronghold. and they are backed by the united states government.
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>> at the moment in the al nusra scenes, more are worried about american-backed rebels, and the american-led international coalition, will it continue to confront rebel groups with whom it has been working? it's difficult to say. >> it's a critical time. the u.s. insists that these airstrikes targeted the khorasan group and not al nusra front. but on the ground it the feel could go not be more different because both groups share the same territory. those who fight the al nusra front do feel threatened, their vision for a new syria is not accepted by all. >> you what we're planning is for islamic law to be implemented. >> there are no indications that the u.s.-led coalition plans to widen it's campaign, at least for now. but al nusra front feels it has
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been targeted. it's not clear if their recent offensive in idlib is a part of a new strategy you but it's clear that their plan is to get rid of potential enemies on the ground. >> 82 names have been added to the watch list as the country toughens it's anti-terrorism laws. a.e. is part of the u.s.-led coalition fighting isil, and boko haram is on the list along with houthi rebels and al-qaeda and muslim brotherhood are all on the list. now 13 years of mistrust removed by a two-day visit. that's how the afghan president has described the out come of his trip to pakistan.
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ashraf ghani has been holding meetings with prime minister sharif. the two countries are now pledging greater cooperation. so, the words are very warm, and the smiles appear to be sincere, were they? >> well, on the surface they are, and i think that there is an at the present time on behalf of the afghan president ashraf ghani to make oversur overture has been to put focus on pakistan. this is where he feels he can resolve through pakistan the taliban issue, make maybe reconcile with the taliban at some point, and stop the
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insurgency that has cross-border safe havens on the other side of the afghan border. >> many people point to the fact that the real meeting that counts is the one that went the day before. that was the meeting with the head of the pakistan army. many people suggests that it is the pakistani army that runs the country along with the intelligence forces. >> you that's correct. the view in afghanistan shared by answer afghans is that afghan's policy is being run and formulated by the military and the isi, the secret service of the military, and that whatever connections exist between the pakistani military, going back to before the 2001 events that took place, they all go through the isi with the taliban and other factions. this is why the afghan government, the new afghan government is trying to verify
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and to test for itself to see to what extent there is change with thinking in pakistan, and you have to realize that had a mid car guhamid karzai, the former president, had visited pakistan 20 times more or less, but there was really, at the end of the day, nothing to deliver. >> both countries have a taliban problem, if you like. are they separate entities? are the pakistan taliban a complete separate group to that in afghanistan? >> we cannot say that they're a complete separate group. they have paid allegiance to the afghan taliban leader. they have very strong ties not only ethnic and tribal, but also from a logistics point of view from sharing the same madrasas as far as training and education
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is concerned. but taliban in pakistan has fractured into different groups. some are focused on the pakistani government. others on the allied to other taliban. it is a complex situation. this is why there needs to be clarity on the part of taliban. if there is thinking in islamabad, and on the part of the new afghan government to see if there is momentum, and if there is an opportunity to move towards better relations and relations based on trust and on corporation. >> and it would seem that they need to have some sort of strategic corporation in order for them to deal with what is essentially a problem that they share. >> yes, and i think the pakistani side is very eager to have a strategic accord with afghanistan. they're very eager to in their mind sort of limit space for
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indian contributions in afghanistan, which have taken the form of mostly development and economic aid. they feel they can play a role on the security side in afghanistan, and it's going to be interesting to see how they're going to deal with the new proposals made by pakistan to play a more overt and more obvious role in security development. >> thank you very much, indeed, for joining us here at al jazeera. more to come here on the news hour. will america's president back up plan to stop millions of undocumented immigrants from being deported? and we take you to one of the hottest places on the globe where a lack of rain are forcing farmers and herders from their lives. and in sport find out if anyone can stop the world's number one in tennis'
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season-ending event. >> you'll no doubt remember that gaza was bombarded with rockets from israel during a 50-day conflict that took place earlier this year. more than 2,000 people were killed with nearly 11,000 injured. now one of the people working to help the gazaens was a norwegian doctor mads gilbert. he witnessed great suffering and was outspoken about what he considered to be going on. but now the israeli government has banned him for life from entering the gaza strip. he spoke to us. >> well, the last on slot was my fourth working period in shifa hospital since 2006. this last attack was the fourth in a row. and it was the same. it was hugely suffering civilian population, lots of children
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being killed and injured. but it was also the bravery and thof the palestinian healthcare works and population trying to survive and support each other. it was both extremely bad, but also this dignity of the palestinian people. i have never violated israeli law. i had valid israeli travel documents, and i've never been arrested, so i've never done anything but my medical work, but i do have criticized the israeli attacks from a medical point of view and humanitarian point of view. i think it's the effects of the israeli siege and on slot. that's what they fear. not me. >> why should the occupier israel have a right to define and decide who is allowed to go in to gaza? themselves they say they're not occupying gaza, number one. number two, as a medical doctor i can not only sweep the floors
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from the blood and stop the bleeding, i have a mandate, like all doctors, to ask the question how can we prevent this? and the answer to that is simple. to stop the siege, stop the bombing and provide the human rights to the palestinian people. and i cannot be a medical doctor only treating symptoms. i have to treat the root causes. that's is the israeli occupation of palestine. >> french police the algerian president has left hospital and is on his way home. the 77-year-old leader was admitted to hospital in grenoble on thursday. he was re-elected to a fourth term in april. he suffer admied a ed ed a ministrength last year.
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president may stop the deportation of undocumented guests. we spoke to one man whose future in the u.s. remains uncertain. >> it was a journey of 100 miles but for undocumented immigrants luis basil it ended here. father of two said he doesn't know when his last day in the united states will be. >> i live day-to-day with anguish. time passes much more quickly. we're thinking every time they'll accepted you back to your country. we come here looking for a better life. not that's we expect them to toss you had out like animals. >> it began two years ago when his cousin called the police on him because of rent. and luis was detained. he has been fighting to remain with his wife and children ever
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since. his baby son is an u.s. citizen. that's why he has vowed to do everything in his power to stay, including suing the government agency tasked with deporting him. together with five other undocumented immigrants in a non-profit group luis has filed a lawsuit against i.c.e. for failing to file a response he submitted in february. it's not to late for president obama to take executive action to stay the deportation of people like luis. >> president obama admitted that his policies needed review. >> we're not deporting folks who are dangerous and need to be deported. >> we have here a public trium triumph. >> but immigrants rights activists say that the president could change that now. >> he could have done that yesterday. he could have done that a year ago. there is no excuse why we should be dealing with the injuries,
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the harm, the hurt, and the pain of over2 million people who have been taken from our families and from our communities. >> for its part i.c.e. remains committed to effective immigration enforcement that focuses on its priority including convicted criminals and other public safety threats. but luis says he's not a threat. >> i don't know why you don't let us come in. i'm not armed. i don't have anything with me. >> i.c.e. refused to receive hi lawsuit so he left it on the door step. >> there is always the idea to be with my children, to take them to school, to share my life with them. but these right side why just dreams that are erased with everything that is happening to me. >> for luis, what seemed impossible a week ago may yet become a reality. christmas with his family here in the united states.
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al jazeera, washington. >> now it's been two months since the scottish national party lost the referendum of independence from the united kingdom. in the second report from the fall out from that referendum we look at the growing device between england and scotland and the u.k.'s future. >> this is rochester half hour southeast of london. many people here think jolly 'ol england has had it. that's why ukip looks like they'll win their second season parliament here. if you don't know already it's all about foreigners. >> i think maybe some of them, some are freeloaders. you try to get into australia you have to have a certain amount of money in your bank. you have to have a sponsor. they're choosey about who comes in to the country. they're not choosey at all.
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>> i don't think i'm racist, but i do struggle with-- >> you think we're being swamped? do you think britain is a swamp? >> yeah, i do. the more it goes on, the more of a swamp it will be. when i look at footage of how we used to be i get very nostalgic. yeah, you know, in the 50's. a lot of them come because the attractions are that they can scoop money from our benefit system. in the words of kennedy, chris, what did kennedy say? >> don't ask what the country could do for me, what can i do for my country. that is the issue. >> ukpi claimed to win nearly everywhere, but that isn't quite true. the nationalism they feed oh is an english as rochester castle. in scotland, by contrast, they have almost no support.
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all the opinion polls suggest that in england ukip could win dozens of seats at next year's national elections in exactly the same way the scottish nationalists look likely to in scotland. that's where the similarity ends because the scottish nationalists want more immigration just as ukip want much less. that's why the he bait over the uk's base with the freedom of movement that that allows, is such a critical issue. >> because the scottish nationalists are terrified that ukip's success will lead to scotland being bounced out from the european union, so much so that they pleaded to come exempted from any future referendum. but no one is listening, not even ukip, whose entire proposal is based around more local democracy. >> well, they decided to stay within the british unit.
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therefore, it's that british union, our country, that makes the decision whether we should be in the european union. >> how ironic the scottish nationalists were told they could never be part of the european union, but now they may be forced out by the union nationalists ukip. >> the military leader has restored the constitution and given political leaders a deadline for choosing an interim leader. they made the announcements a day after civil parties. >> many are skeptical. they say they'll only believe that the army will leave when they see it happen. but they say saturday's announcement is a step in the right direction. >> the suspension of the constitution of june 2, 1991,
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has been lifted from today, november 15th, to allow the process of putting in place a civilian transition. this is the original constitution of june 2, 1991. >> now people are talking about what is next? when will they step down and when will a civilian be named leader of the country? some say it could be next week. some say it could take longer. >> i want a civilian president, but i am in no hurry. they must take their time so they choose the right person. >> we pray that next week we'll have a civilian leader. >> people have been told they have until sunday 20:12 p.m. local time to basically give their list of names of people they think should lead this country. the names on the list, some are saying that archbishop should take over. he's catholic, and people say he is a neutral candidate. he has said he does not want to take over as leader but he could
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face an immense amount of pressure to take the reins of the country for one year inter interim. >> farmers and herders in burkina faso are becoming increasingly frustrated because of the drought which means there is not enough water to grow food or feet the animals. in our second of the "feeding the world" series, we have this report from the burkina faso-niger border. >> too tired to grow food and too late for rain. >> i used to grote millet, corn, and vegetables, not much but enough to get by. now look at this soil. how do you expect me to live on this. >> nothing is growing any more, so he has quit farming. he's not the only one.
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one after another villages are emptying out. once a thriving farming scrimmage on the border of niger, most have level now. >> we moved the location of the village twice to find a better climate. the people still find it too difficult to live here. some were herders, and some from farmers. they all left because they could not continue their farming activities. >> the extreme conditions mean there is not enough water to grow food or feed animals. the rainy season is in full swing but downpours are rare and temperatures continue to rise. temperatures rise up to 50 degrees celsius. this is one of the hottest places on earth. the united nations predicts that the temperatures are set to rise even further. here it's a matter of time before the desert ca completely
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takes over the land. >> the u.n. predicts a three-degree rise in temperature by 2050. the people in the region could surf from severe food shortage as a result. >> they have overcome the challenge. >> the population of burkina faso's capitol is growing because of new my grants fleeing rising temperatures. back at the village the rains have come, but it's too late. people are already on the move. al jazeera. at the burkina faso-niger border. >> russia's latest deal with t the breakaway province. and government with hand outs to
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>> hello again. these are the top stories here at al jazeera. the armed groups that killed 30 egyptian soldiers in the sinai peninsula last month has realized a video pledging allegiance to isil. and they have threatened to carry out further attacks unless the military campaign in sinai ends. pakistan's prime minister has pledged his support for the new afghan's president plans to hold peace talks with the taliban. they have been meeting in islamabad to improve a relationship often marked by deep distrust. russia continues to deny it's involved in a recent escalation of military movement
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in the region. now world leader in australia are trying to find a way to boost the global economy, but tension between the west and russian is distracting their attention, should we say. the attention to president vladimir putin was much less than amicable. >> the focus of his speech was expected to be the united states' strategic pivot towards asia with a nod to the g-20's economic talks to come. but unexpectedly one of president's main themes was the environment. >> as we focus on our economy we cannot forget the need to lead on the global fight against climate change. more than six minutes of the president's speech was devoted to climate change in what looked a di correct rebuke to australia's ho prime minister, who made it clear question not
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want climate change discussed at the g-20. but if tony abbott astoned, president vladimir putin was isolated all but ignored over lunch. the obligatory handshake between host and guest was more firm than friendly. fea few poem were protesting in brisbane, but there were marchs calling for actions on climate change as well as higher taxes on banks. but it is the economic growth that will dominate the main g-20 talks. and it could affect people like engineer jose sánchez who left his native spain. for three years he has been working on a cross brisbane road tunnel. >> after three and four years of hard work, to be able to say, well, i cooperated in doing some of this, it is very rewarding
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for us. >> the economic activity that the tunnel will help generate should pay for its costs many times over. this is the sort of scheme they want to see more of, the aim is to increase global economic growth by 2% more than currently projected over the next five years, and pushing big infrastructure schemes is one way they think they can achieve it. australia asked each g-20 member to bring their own solid proposals. >> yes, our world can grow. yes, our world can deliver the jobs that our people want. this conference is about how we will deliver. >> official talks only began late afternoon brisbane time. by the same time on sunday the aim is to have a firm action plan to boost the world's economy. andrew thomas, al jazeera, brisbane. >> let's talk to richard, senior
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fell low of military analyst. he joins us live from washington, d.c. thank you very much, indeed, for talking with us here at al jazeera. can we focus on mr. putin? he looked dreadlifull dreadfully lonely figure eating lunch on his own. and stephen harper, the canadian prime minister saying get out of ukraine. >> right but putin knew what he was getting in to. his rejoinder was that's impossible because we're not there. he had been forewarned by all the comments by abbott, and certainly to tackle him and so on. i think that this is something that he was anticipating, and remember that the g-20 also includes china and other countries that are not making a public display of hostility towards russia. so he--i suspect that he's going
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to try to use this for domestic propaganda purposes at home, and that's why he's doing it. >> he's being consistently accused of being more involved in eastern ukraine than he is appropriate to admit. and the latest accusations are of there being significant troop movement across the border. how long do you think he's going to be able to keep denying that he has any involvement when there is clear evidence that nato has produced and the ukrainian government among others? >> well, he admitted several months later of playing a more prominent role in the ukraine events earlier than he acknowledged the time. at the conference he acknowledged that he helped in some capacity in getting the former president out and so on. i suspect he'll deny it for a while. what russia does, it doesn't use officially declared russian
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soldiers or russian diplomats. they use people who have connections to ukraine, maybe their families are there, volunteers. there are some russian soldiers who wants to spend their summer vacation in ukraine. it's plausible deny ability, but it's not plausible. but they're going to stick to that line. >> what do you think president putin's ambition is with regard to the eastern part of the ukraine, and seeing crimea officially annexed? >> s it's debatable. you've seen evidence of two possibilities. one, he could--they could declare independence, and i think you mentioned a line of program there were moves to do that in the case of occupied territories in georgia. or what i thought he would do is leave this as an open conflict as use this as a source of leverage when the ukrainian
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government threatened to move close for nato. he could then threaten to reopen the conflict and take other actions against ukraine. if he just leaves it like it is, raises the tension, lowers the tension, and gives it means of influencing a bunch of actors of what he might to do. >> richard it was just a couple of days ago that the remember president mikhail gorbachev warned of a new cold war era. is that how you see it? >> no, gorbachev's claim is that the west blew it by mistreating russia, and you can argue that either way. but we're nowhere close to a cold war situation. russia isn't that strong, there is no indication that they would form a military action like they did in the cold war. russia is a regional power that
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can cause trouble to its neighbors but that's about it. you can see the g-20, isolate russia and it's economy is not that important, unlike, for example, china's. >> richard white, senior fellow at the center for political military analysis at hudson institute. thank you. spending government services in eastern donetsk and luhansk regions. russian is accused much accepting more soldiers and weapons to the region. harry, the news that the government institutions are going to be suspended in this part of the country is really setting a dividing line, isn't it, between east and west? >> it does. it really cements what is the situation on the ground. in the day there has not been a mechanism for the kiev
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government to provide these services and to pay its staff since the rebels in these areas announced that they were setting up their own separatist republics. but what it will do is send a real message to moscow and the rebel leaders in these areas that they are on their own, at least in terms of not expecting any ukrainian government assistance in these matters. and it also means that for the people here in this region there will be some additional effects on the ground as well as saying that schools, hospitals, kindergartens won't get any government money, and pensions won't be paid by the government. he's also saying, president poroshenko, th they will be taken into ukraine. what jobs they will do, where they will live is up for debate.
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basicking services will be denied to institutions in these areas. highways having an effect. we're seeing credit card systems failing because of the banks based in the western part of ukraine simply aren't working with these businesses already despite the fact that decree is only a few hours old, amounter and our team is seeing the withdraw of some terminals in other shops which are usually used for topping up pre-paid mobile phone accounts. they have been taken out for apparent refurbishment. they will affect daily life. >> michael: really, ramping up the pressure of ordinary people in their daily lives, as you say. and what about the suggestion from kiev that there is even more troop movement, and this time they're saying specifically that these troops and material have moved across the border from russia into eastern ukraine?
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>> yes, it goes to what has been said for several days now about more and more troop movements, nato as well saying these troops have been coming over from russia. there are reports from news agencies saying there is a large column moving in this area earlier on saturday as well. and so there are real fears that what has been a highly i am perfect cease-fire for the last couple of months may well be about to break in a much more wide-spread fashion. there are--we already have reports from last 24 hours or so five civilians, perhaps six civilians north of donetsk, the ukrainian government saying seven of its soldiers have been killed in the fighting over the last several hours. what the government said about crimea, the energy of coal ministers would have to look at what they were providing to
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crimea and what they'll continue to provide to crimea. if ukraine switches off the at a of taps to crew maya, that could increase the pressure on southern parts of ukraine, a long seen as a prize for pro-russian separatists, a land bridge to crimea. that could be seen as an invitation of another assault on that town. an assault in september did not succeed in taking it. on the political side and on the military side we're seeing risks of further escalation after this two-month cease-fire. >> thank you very much. harvey fawcett propering live from donetsk. now thousands of people in georgia are protesting in the breakaway province. they believe the agreement with bolsters a moscow's annexization plans of the black sea region. we have more.
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from the capitol. >> it's been a quiet couple of years in georgian politics until now. last week there were major resignations in the government they came together to say that they fear georgia is in danger of losing its commitment towards european integration and nato membership. this uncertainty for the government are going to be exploited by the opposition, they'll be hoping to capitalize on that this is about them saying that georgia is under threat. that it faces a real danger of being next on russia's list of the ukraine. particularly of concern are new agreements that are being put together between russia and georgia's breakaway territories,
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the disputed regions. that would give them closer ties to russia politically, and they're saying that this government is weak. it has shown that it's weak by the divisions within the coalition, and it is not willing to take a strong enough line against moscow. >> now hong kong protesters are blocked from travel to go. beijing trying to meet with china officials. they were turned away at hong kong orem. protesters are angry over china's control of who will stand and hong kong's executive. china is showcasing it's latest arsenal of military hardware. 130 planes have been shown off on the ground and in the air. but the main focus of the event is china's new stealth fighter.
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adrian brown reports now. >> china's government says it wants to ease regional tensions. this airshow shows the glimpse of military arrested wear now at beijing's disposal should it ever be drown into conflict with a neighboring country. president xi jinping said that it has increased military. another country is curious. >> america. >> americans, too? >> i'm not sure that they're interested to buy our products. maybe they're interested that we have such products. >> and there was a lot of interest in this. the debut of china's new seattle
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fighter, the ja j-31 that is similar to f-32 and f-35 warplanes. after the united states no one spends more money on military than china. and if it's spending continues then the gap will narrow. this is how one lead table listed the world's top military spenders in 2013 with china's defense budget rising by 8%. >> china should spend more on its military. it's fighters planes are not as good as the russian ones. yes, indeed, china has spent a lot on defense. it has not spent in the right place. >> russia has a big presence here. sanctions imposed on moscow over
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its actions in ukraine and crimea mean it's airshow is one of the few international events where manufacturers can exhibit. >> rubber farmers in thailand have received a boost from the military-run government. they're being given cash handouts to compensate for the low price of rubber in the world market. but as reports from southern
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thailand some farmers say it's not enough. in the cooler air of the tropical night rubber farmers set about their work. rubber trees produce the most sap just before dawn. they cree scrape the bark meticulously, but these day each drop is worth less and less. it costs about $2 u.s. to produce a sheet of rubber but with prices at a five-year low they can only get a bit more than $1 a sheet. >> the price of rubber has slumped so badly. the cost of live something getting more expensive by the day. it's hard for us to make ends meet. >> in the months leading up to the military coup last may about 12,000 rubber farmers blocked off the major roads of thailand. that added to the pressure that eventually brought down the
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previous government. since then some farmers have felt betrayed by the new ruling military council. they say it has failed to them them enough, and a few weeks ago they threatened another round of protests. the junta responded by allocated $500 million to help rubber farmers. saturday was the first time farmers were given cash handouts in the southern province. the government put on a big show for their first big cash hand out to the rubber farmers. they're making a political point. there are dancers on the stage. there are mobile at mosts as a real sense of festivity, but economists are asking if this is really a viable policy. getting the max handout around $500. although he's celebrating that's
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why more is being done. >> the government will provide loans to cooperatives to buy rubber milk before sending it to process. then we can process more inside thailand that will increase the price of rubber. >> that may be the plan, but in the long term the big question is what will rubber farmers in the government do to find a way out of the cycle of protests, subsidies and reki recrimination? al jazeera, thailand. >> now let's go to sorts. >> djokovic is on course for the number one world ranking. he did drop a set in london against nishikori, who made it here for the first time. but the u.s. open finalist could not sustain the level of play in the deciding set. djokovic would go on, that was
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6-love, and he moves to the semifinals. >> the game has just finish there had, 3-1, england. that is their fourth straight win in qualifying. >> the dutchman quitting after a 3-1 defeat in denmark. that game played hind behind closed doors.
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and greece looks to fire their coach as well. he's in trouble following a humiliating 1-0 defeat against the tiny faro islands. they're now the bottom of group f. they have one point from four matches. >> south africa beats sudan, 2-1 to secure qualification with a game to spare. the champion zambia with a winner over mozambique. and cameroon wins over democratic republic of congo. mancini has taken over the new manager of inter milan. he's taking on the job for a second time. he previously spent four years at at sa san serie a.
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they have won two of th their past seven matches. >> i think each moment is different. it wases a very important situation. >> they've had a day to forget the turkish open. the englishman blowing a six-shot lead during round three. poulter hit three bogeys and a double bogey in this round of 75. he is still one shot off the lead going into sunday's final round. lee westwood is level with welter.
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12 under. >> i missed a few puts there in the front nine. that's as good of score i've shot. i'll just keep trying to do what i'm doing, and see how i end up. >> boxing heavyweight champion getting ready for the 70th defense of his world title. he'll be fighting bulgaria's pulev. klitschko is unbeaten for ten years. . >> this is my 18th year as a professional boxer. it all started here in hamburg. this is where i fought my first fight. now i'll be fighting in front of a hamburg audience again. i know these fans are enthusiastic about the sport and i know they'll support me. i'm looking ford to that. >> for more you can check it out on
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djokovic's progress to the finals is our top story there. more from me later. >> andy, thank you. now in other areas across the world it is referred to as beautification, the process of cleaning up and making neighborhoods better places to live. we have reports now on one such project in port-au-prince in haiti. >> from a distance the neighborhood looks like an artist's canvas, rich with pastel blues, reds, and yellows. the project called beauty versus poverty is said to be inspired by an artist famed for his cities in the skies work. we take a closer look to the cinderblock homes clinging to the side of a mountain. 40,000 barely have access to electricity, and fresh water has to be trucked up the hill.
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takes 30 minutes each day to get drinkable water. >> life is miserable here. we have nothing. there is no water. i have to walk a long way just to get a liter, and people fight over it. otherwise, you need money to buy it. >> others are un' at jalousie's expensive you paint work. this man says that they should have gone in to the houses and not just painting the outside. >> in addition to not having running water, electricity or sewage, during the rainy season mudslides and rock false are potentially deadly. to compound all those problems this entire community is built on a secondary fault. the haitian government said this is an ongoing project that will steadily improve life here. despite the dangers construction work is still under way and some of the residents that we met say
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that these newly painted homes create pride. >> when you look at the house from far away you can see how pretty it looks, and i like that. you feel more comfortable to invite people to your home. >> critics say that it's no coincidence that jalousie overlooks the five-star restaurant, but they say it's about improving lives and not simply make up for misery. >> let's show you some pictures from hawai'i. this is lava from mount kilauea, the most active volcano in the world, but it continues to threaten a small town on hawai'i's big island. so far only one home has been destroyed, but people have left their houses around the area. kilauea has been erupting continuously for more than 31 years. that's it for me. stay with us here at al jazeera.
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