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we'll see you next time. i'm ray suarez. . >> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to the newshour, live from doha. the top stories from al jazeera. israel is accused of collective punishment as it demollishes the homes of palestinians involved in attacks. iraq's war comes to erbil. a suicide bomber attacks people in what was the most secure city. thousands of policeman storm the compound of a guru - five bodies at the scene the battle against
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malnutrition. documen diplomats try to find a solution to a problem affecting 800 million people. as a nation we will settle the score with every terrorist and their dispatchers - that's the messages from israel's prime minister binyamin netanyahu. it means that bulldozers are destroying the homes of palestinians that attack israelis. binyamin netanyahu says it's a necessary deterrent. critical it collective punishment this is the home of a man who rammed his car into a light railway station a few weeks ago. a woman and child were killed, and now israeli forces demolished his home. >> this is collective punishment. you cannot punish the whole family for the actions of an
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individual. the situation is getting worse. we have no hope. >> this is the inside of the family room. israeli forces removed the rest of the families living inside the apartment blocks before exploding this flat, leaving it in rubble. the israeli prime minister made it clear those attacking israelis will have their homes demolished. binyamin netanyahu says it will be a deterrent. >> as a nation we'll settle the score with every terrorist. we proved we'll do so. some want to uproad us, they will not succeed. we are in a battle or jerusalem. >> reporter: it is a bitterly intensive capital. there was an attack on a synagogue killing five. two palestinians entered the place of worship with an axe, knife and pistol. >> we cannot let them be among us, work with us and slaughter
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us. >> reporter: in occupied east jerusalem there were fights against the police. emotions are running high after israeli forces raided the homes of the two men, arresting members of their families. in recent weeks jerusalem witnessed violence over a holy site sacred to jews and muslims. israeli activists entered the compound demanding rights to pray. it created a security challenge, and one for the peace negotiating efforts. >> we are totally against the killing of innocent people, being palestinians, israelis, it doesn't matter. this is not helpful for, you know, the peace process, and for, you know, trying to de-escalate the situation and attention in jerusalem. >> reporter: as israeli and palestinian leaders struggle to find a starting point to resume
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negotiations, conflict continues on the streets live now to al jazeera's andrew simmonds in the west jerusalem bureau. the demolition policy of israel is controversial. they are announcing settlements as they demolish homes. >> well, that's right. we have heard that the local counsel announced that there'll be 78 new huments, homes, in the occupied east of jerusalem. this has not been publicised prior to this. there is final approval and it is being put out to tender. it's been a sombre day in jerusalem with the mourning for those killed in tuesday's attack. the last of the funerals, the traffic policeman killed, thousands turning out in gala
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lee for that. and, of course, the worshippers went back to the synagogue early this morning to resume services there. a difficult, trying day. this issue of demolitions is incredibly controversial. it was, effectively stopped - or there was app attempt to stop it after a review commission in 2005 said that it was not deterring attacks by so-called terrorists, as they termed them, and then subsequently, earlier this year, publicly, this policy started again. and prime minister binyamin netanyahu, as you heard in stephanie's report made it clear that he intends to demolish the homes of - the family homes of any suspected attacker. and, of course, amnesty international in particular are vocal on this.
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they say that by no means is it acceptable under international law to victimize, take it out, punish the families of suspected attackers. >> so, andrew, how does this play into the bigger picture of the peace process, which was already on a life line even prior to the counter tensions? >> this is an incredibly dark, depressive era we have gone through, it's gotten steadily worse over the past 2-3 months. now, it has to be said, a lot of effort is going in to calm the situation, despite the political rhetoric. there's no right on the horizon of this peace process, despite the efforts of the united states or the arab states, or despite the efforts of the king of jordan, and there's a mood of depression about the place now, giving you an idea of just how
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tight things are. the likud party is calling for the resignation of the head of internal security service, because he referred to the palestinian president mahmoud abbas as being a man who by no means was backing so-called terrorists, and that was in direct conflict with binyamin netanyahu's allegations or the language that mahmoud abbas was using, saying he was being provocative in what he was saying about al-aqsa mosque and attacks by israelis on palestinians. they are allegations that the palestinian man was hanged and did not commit used. all of this is playing into a very tense situation, but it has to be said that on the occupied west bank there has been some incidents, but on the whole nothing major. right now i would say the situation is simmering.
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>> thank you very much. andrew simmonds live in west jerusalem now to iraq where five have been killed in a suicide attack in erbil, the capital of the semiautonomous kurdish region which until now had been relatively secure. imran khan reports. >> reporter: fire crews on site after an attacker fired a car into the gate of the governor's home. it happened in erbil. security officers on the gate fired on the car, it exploded sending shrapnel and thick black cloud into the air. the governor of erbil was in his office at the time of the attack and said i.s.i.l. are a force they need to deal with. >> we continue to defy them, pushing them back, and forces protect and they are working very hard and they can detect and find these people.
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>> reporter: attacks like these are rare in this part of iraq. there has been two since 2013 and imran khan joins us via skype from baghdad. attacks like this are rare in erbil. how big a threat is i.s.i.l. to erbil? >> erbil has been a target for a long time. in august they issued a statement saying they'd send a volley of car bombers and suicide bombers into erbil itself, and attack them at the heart of the kurdish region. now, this has not materialized, this attack. like i say, it's very rare, but it is worrying. on social media i.s.i.l. reporters said that i.s.i.l. are responsible for the attack. there has been no official word but it looks like they are behind the attack. this is a big worry for the kurdistan region. it comes 24 hours after the
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iraqi army took the beiji oil facility. it was in the hands of i.s.i.l., and providing them with millions word of revenue. they were smuggling out of iraq through turkey. the problem is when you look at who is to blame for an attack like this, when you don't have a clear claim of responsibility. but most people will tell you that the idea that this may well be an i.s.i.l. attack is incredible. particularly intelligence sources. politicians reacted, the former foreign minister, a kurd, said "we are ready to fight the i.s.i.l. fighters wherever they are, they pose a thread, not just to kurdistan, but the whole of iraq." this has been taken seriously. because it was a rare attack, not some a rare attack in a place that's secure, but within a place secure within the place that is secure, at the governor's compound. imran khan in baghdad. thank you very much
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now, the french government has confirmed two of its citizens appeared in the latest execution video posted by i.s.i.l. it comes as the u.n. security council is meeting to discuss how to stop the flow of foreign fighters. these are live pictures from new york. bringing the diplomatic editor james bays. what are the french saying about the two citizens in the video, and how does it relate to what is being discussed at the u.n. security council? >> the u.n. security council meeting starting now. julie bishop just introducing the meeting - australia the current president of the security council, trying to build on the security council meeting back in september, which was chaired by the u.s. president, president obama. as they meet the work goes on with the intelligence agencies and capital. they are talking here in the security council about foreign fighters. the intelligence agencies are trying to identify the foreign
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fighters, the french telling us that they know the identities of two of the people in the most recent video from i.s.i.l. these are very, very brutal videos, but i think it's worth remarking that they are actually, in television production terms, extremely well shot. they are very high quality, and that is helping the intelligence agencies, who are looking at every frame of the videos, looking at them in slow motion, looking to see any traces there that can help them to identify the people that are there and fighting for i.s.i.l. - the foreign fighters. so whatever they discussed today, i understand, james, is going to be non-binding. this is not a resolution. what proposals are they going to be putting forward to stop i.s.i.l. from attracting these fighters. >> there are lots of different areas. one part is the financing of i.s.i.l., and there's a panel of
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experts reporting to the u.n. security council, which is saying that countries in the region need to do more, they need to be more vigilant, the banking systems needs to be more vigilant, they need to look for tankers going across boarders and seizing tankers belonging to i.s.i.l., and the committee wants a moratorium on antiquities sales, because it believes i.s.i.l. is using antiquities to make money to finance operations. i expect some of this will be mentioned in the next few minutes. ban ki-moon now briefing the security council. the other part will be trying to do - the buzz phrase is encountering violent extremism, trying to deal with the ideology of i.s.i.l., and the support on the arab street, several ideas,
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one that there could be a representative countering extremism, going around the region making the case for the united nations of why something like i.s.i.l. needs to be defeated. i'm told that idea is supported by some countries, some others, particularly the u.s., i'm told, have reservations about that particular idea. >> thank you very much. u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon addressing the security council on this meeting about the strategy against i.s.i.l., a meeting discussing how to stop the flow of foreign fighters to i.s.i.l. thank you very much. >> u.s. officials repeatedly said the war against i.s.i.l. will take years, but they believe they are making brogz. -- progress. zeina khodr has this report. >> >> reporter: dozens of fighters have hit i.s.i.l. but the tide is turning against the islamic state of iraq and levant, say u.s. officials.
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in the town of kobane, i.s.i.l. promised victory. the kurds, with the help of coalition airpower pushed the fighters back. across the border in iraq, they were not able to stop the army's advance into beiji, an oil-producing town in baghdad. despite the setbacks, i.s.i.l. is a force on the ground. >> translation: i.s.i.l. may now be on the defensive, but the military campaign is protecting the kurdish areas - kirkuk and places like beiji. the strikes are not hurting them in the strongholds in iraq and syria. >> reporter: in those areas, according to the united nations, the group uses fear and force to rule. a local human rights group says i.s.i.l. murdered 1,500 people in its areas in syria in the past five months. many were civilians, and many were beheaded, with their bodies displayed in public.
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the acts are seen as part of a strategy. >> they want to show strength. the beheadings are - everything is done on purpose. showing that they are still here on the ground, very powerful. they can strike anyone any time, anywhere. >> it is hard to know how much support i.s.i.l. has among the people. it grew in strength by exploiting sunni grievances in iraq and syria. many believe that only by addressing them will they be treate treated. -- defeated. >> translation: you can't beet it militarily. there's no way to fight it unless you get rid of the syrian regime. >> reporter: the coalition strikes may have stopped i.s.i.l. advancing, but the lack of political matters in iraq helps it to survive a ceasefire in libya by all parties fighting in benghazi.
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a u.n. statesman says a humanitarian truce is critical to give the people a reprieve from the violence. the red crescent will evacuate people, and clean up bodies in affected areas. an initiative by a gulf state to ease diplomatic disputes appears to have been taking effect. egypt agreed with saudi arabia's calls to naturalize areas. ambassador to do har will be returned. they were withdrawn after qatar's support for the muslim brotherhood. they said doha was interfering in their internal affairs. al jazeera, meanwhile, continues to demand the release of our three journalists in gaol in egypt for 326 days. peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed are falsely accused of helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood. they are appealing against their convictions. coming up on the newshour - amid fears of a new cold war
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over ukraine, poland plans to wean off independence on russia for energy. plus... >> i'm lawrence lee in dublin where women who survived a medical practice described as a form of torture rejected a compensation scheme. ireland's human rights record is under the spotlight in sport, a match up of two of the n.b.a.'s most surprising teams this seen. -- this season. five people, including four women have been found dead in india during a standoff between police and the followers of a spiritual leader in northern hariana state. the bodies were happened over from inside the compound of sanrampa. officers were attacked when they tried to arrest him, wanted over a murder case in 2006.
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kaitlin mcgee has more. >> reporter: armed with guns, petrol bombs and sticks, the people who call themselves baba's commandos fought with security forces in the northern indian state of hariana. the violence at the spiritual headquarters of a gan that called himself god man rampal injured hundreds of police and dozens of followers. tuesday marks the 11th day of a stand off between rampal and authorities. on monday he failed to appear in court. the area has been locked down. a security operation is underway. >> two persons have been shot. they've been treated at a hospital. i'm getting more details. the operation will continue until we have the culprit. we are trying our best to free people stuck there. >> reporter: some members of the religious organization vowed to
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protect their leader, others were desperate to get out of a dangerous situation. they say what started as a prayer session started as a standoff. >> they are not letting us go and asking us to stay, saying the decision will come by this afternoon or tomorrow. we have been here for so many days now. >> police are at the vigil with big sticks in their hands. i was adamant in coming out. i know what to maintain in a link with godman and more. why are we being stopped. we wanted to move out. >> ram pal is on the run, and security forces of monitoring activities at his spiritual headquarters. this case highlighting popular personalities of self-made spiritual lead exercise their
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followers in india. >> translation: we will not hold direct negotiations with russian terrorists. i translate into russian - we will not hold direct negotiations with your mercenaries. if you want peace, abide by the minsk deal. in order to have guarantees to reach peace, we need a format acceptable to the world and ukraine. >> al jazeera's harry fawcett joins us from the port city of mariupol. ukraine seems to be taking a harsh line in the public statement at the moment. why is that? def . >> it reflect anger of what they see as the minsk agreement. they say the elections which took place on november the 2nd were a breach of that. there could have been local
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elections carried out in eastern ukraine and ukraine proper at the assault, and angry with russia for having recognised the elections. this is somewhat of a rebuke to that. in donetsk we spoke to an official, on tuesday, and he was saying that the ukrainians were breaching the terms of the agreement by cutting off state support to agencies, threatening to end banking services to the area. both accusing the other of breaching concerns, and there's concerns about the longevity about the shaky ceasefire. >> you are in mariupol, harry. tell us about the situation there. this, i understand, could be the next frontline. >> that is what some are worried about. i was here in september when there was a good deal of fighting. after that the ceasefire came, and it is, on the surface, similar to when i was last here.
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we are told that the ukranian side have reinforced heavily around here, as they have among lots of strategic positions because they are concerned about what they see as russian reinforcements coming across the border. if there is to be a push before the winter comes, by separatist forces, then this city will be in the cross hairs, because it will provide a land bridge to the russian controlled enclave, crimea, and there is - it's thought to be a real urgency for russia and the eastern part of ukraine to link up with crimea. and the economy can try to get back on its feet. harry fawcett reporting live from mariupol. >> the conflict in eastern ukraine sparked fears of a cold war. the weapons are not just fighter jets or rocket launchers, they are things we need from oil to
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apples. >> reporter: these polish apple farmers are on the front lines of an economic war raging between russia and the west, sparked by the real war in ukraine. polish apples became a casualty after moscow slammed the door on agricultural imports from the european union. a tit for tat response for western sanctions slapped on russia. russia is inflicting major pain in this farming community, an hour's drive south of warsaw. orchards for as far as the eye can see grow this famous apple. it is delicious. polls love these, and so do others. in 2013 poland exported 677,000 tonnes of apples to russia, 56% of all apple exports. that ended on august 1st. there's nobody to buy the apples now, and that will cost polish
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apple growers $659 million this year. that panic over apples is a symbol of bigger fears spreading grass a european continent whose economic health was already turning rotten. on the other side of the equations sanctions are taking a toll on russia's stagnating economy. the rubel plunged to low, and $128 billion would be yanked out of the economy, double the amount they took out the year before the more important, vladimir putin holds a weapon in russia's economic war in the west. during the 1980s, moscow built pipelines linking gas fields to gas thirdst thirsty household in europe, using ukraine as a transit state. europe is vulnerable if russia
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turns off the spigot. poland is taking the most aggressive action of any european country to free itself of russia's energy dominance. pollen spects lng, liquified gas, to be built by the middle of 2015. that will help pollen wean off the 10 billion cubic national gas. half will come in by ship. i sat down to discuss it with former polish president and cold war icon. poland had experience where the gas from gazprom flowed a little less. do you think it will happen a little less in poland and other countries? >> translation: just a few more months, years, and we'll be independent of russia. russia will loss out because we and others will not by o.
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now we are not able to do it. we will be in the immediate future. >> reporter: it's all part of an economic war planting seeds of discontent from boardrooms in berlin to apple orchards in poland still ahead on the al jazeera newshour. a raid on mosques in kenya as authorities tries to crack down on al-shabab plus, good by pollution, hello smog. yemen is divided over politics - could it unite over a winning football team. stay with us. we are back after the break.
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plus, good by pollution,
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welcome back, you are watching the al jazeera newshour. in iraq - five have been killed by a suicide attack in erbil. a car rammed into gates outside the government office. erbil is the capital of a semiautonomous region. five bodies have been found in
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the compound of a religious leader accused of attempted murder. police stormed the compound of godman ram pal where he is believed to be hiding israel cracks down on those behind a deadly attack, the home has been destroyed of the attacker now, israel's p.m. binyamin netanyahu has sought to reassure israelis that he can deliver calm and security. each new attack puts him under greater political pressure. he is facing criticism from hawkish colleagues when the like hued, which has 31 seats in the knesset. the prosettler party is eyeing his job, and using even harsher rhetorics to outflank him on the
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right, causing a straining, including the yesrael party, and a smaller party surrounded by the former prime minister aryal sharon. for more on binyamin netanyahu's government and challenges he faces, let's bring in gidon, an economist and member of a newspaper editorial board. it's good to have you on al jazeera. we heard strong language from binyamin netanyahu. palestinian hopes are being demolished. settlements are being announced. binyamin netanyahu appeared to be making settlements easing restrictions on the al-aqsa. how big is the internal pressure on him today, and what is his strategy to deal with it. >> let's remember that binyamin netanyahu is a right wing, almost an extreme right winger. he doesn't take much pressure on
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him to take the actions and to go for more hawkish and militant government. in the same time as professor kissinger once phrased it, there's no foreign policy, only domestic policy, and no security policy, but maybe domestic policy. those actions taken now are aimed first of all for the israeli public opinion, which is unfortunately so moving rapidly toward more nationalistic and right-wing poll, and the prime minister has a need after each terror accident, as brutal and cruel as it is to show that his government is doing something, even though everyone knows that, for example, demolishing houses of terrorists would never irritate anybody or prevent any more terror actions and is, by the international law, a
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violation of the international law as collective punishment. >> you describe binyamin netanyahu as an extreme right winger. why, then, has he been, in a way, sort of as almost when you look at net alley bennett seems more popular. an editorial in your paper says binyamin netanyahu, is the formal head of the government, but the real head is bennett. why is natally bennett a big threat to the coalition. >> net alley bennett is an extremist. the leaders of the settlers. his party is more extreme than he, himself. he is a charismatic guys, speaks good english, has some kind of high tech career in his past, so he can talk to broader audiences, rather than only the settlers, the orthodox settlers.
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he seems to be this kind of modern israeli right winger. modern israeli nationalist. he has military career in an elite unit in the army, which gives him a lot of credit, and he might become the next thing in israel, because in any case, binyamin netanyahu's terms seems to be quite as related and less and less popular. >> what do you think will be happening politically. will we see dramatic changes in the coalition, eminent elections, perhaps? >> it's hard to tell right now. it's not in the interests of no one in this government to go tore elections - three or 2.5 years before the term, but things may get out of control. right now the coalition is very unstable, and there is very little solidarity between the
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confidence of this coalition, and it might get out of control and go for elections. in any case, in the coming future, nobody should expect a more moderate government in israel. the real future is more nationalistic israel, and a more militaristic israel. they are not good news for the peace camp everywhere. >> thank you for speaking to us. gidian joining us live from tel aviv police in kenya raided three mosques in mombassa, saying they found petrol bombs and grenades. over 100 were arrested. >> reporter: these people were attacked with machetes in mombassa. more than a dozen have been arrested. police say they were involved in a local political power struggle. >> we have certain individuals
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in this country who have an eye on the 2017 elections. they are not sitting mps. >> reporter: but the attacks come a day after police raids on local mosques. the mosques in the area of majengo were targeted for radicalizing youth. this is the evidence which kenyan authorities say links worshippers to what they call terrorist gangs. >> this is a mixture of criminal activities and terror activities. we can say this, because why would an al-shabab flag be found in a mosque. >> reporter: muslim leaders and human rights groups condemned the rounding up of 200 people saying the coastal community is being targeted unfairly. >> look for those committing crimes. mosques do not commit crimes. by the end of today every person has to be released some of those arrested are
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teenage boys, who deny wrongdoing. some were charged with the possession of grenades. but this is not the first time the mosque has been raided. the children, men and women carrying babies were arrested in february. they were accused of taking part in a recruitment drive for al-shabab. and as another security operation continues, community leaders say state crackdowns are contributing to radicalization, the opposite of what kenya's government says it is trying to achieve staying with africa, the interim leader in burkina faso lamed a transitional prime minister, isaac zida. he took power after blaise compaore fled to the ivory coast following protests politicians from around the world are in rome for a conference aimed at tackling
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malnut rigs. the numbers that are malnourished dropped. the u.n. secretary-general says more needs to be done before there's a world without hunger. >> i know from my own country's experience, the crippling effect that hunger and malnutrition can have. a deal of progress has been made since i issued zero hunger challenge, calling on government, civil society, faith, communities and the private sector and research institutions to unite to end hunger and eliminate the worst form of malnutrition. according to the u.n.'s agricultural organization, 161 million children have stunted growth because they do not have enough to eat. one in two children have links to malnutrition, and 100 million are underweight. 800 million people go hungry every day. >> in south sudan, a famine is
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looming because of civil unrest, and children are the hardest hit with 55,000 said to be at risk of starvation. nick clark reports from juba. >> reporter: it's hard to see how a place like this could be a life line. but it is. here at the city rubbish dump children help to pick over the waste of a capital, a nation at war with itself. sometimes amongst the garbage they find scrabs they can eat. sickness is never far away here. mostly the families collect plastic bottles that they can sell. >> they are liking a lot of things. they don't have food, electricity, and then because of the internal country, unrest here, it makes most of them hide themselves here. >> those who made the garbage
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dump their home are better off than many others. juba's children's hospital, a long way from the worst of the fighting, but even here they continually treat the malnourished. this 6-month-old has a high fever. the mother brought her son 200km, knowing that speedy treatment can be a life saver. as one little boy goes out. another tiny patient comes in for his assessment. nearby a center in a camp for those displaced by the fighting. children are screened, given high supplement nourishment. the babies on the whole recover quickly. the mother's relief is evident. most of the mothers and children
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fled bloody fighting to the north in january. many lost their husbands and have been separated from their families, and are too scared to go back. in juna it's easier to access and treat those in need. good progress is being made. it's a different picture across the country. malnutrition doubled. 235,000 children that are acutely malnourished, which means that they are close to starvation. a huge aid effort is continuing in south sudan, but one thing is needed more than any other to give its people and children a chance, and that is long-term peace. smog has returned to the chinese capital. the government managed to clear beijing's skies for the asia pacific summit. it proved to be a temporary
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respite. adrian brown reports on the end of what locals call apec blue. >> reporter: beijing last week, clean air and skies, giving locals a phrase, apec blue. it was never going to last and today the smoggy skies returned. turn the summit xi jinping hoped there could be more. days earlier his government shutdown polluting factories, and reduced the numbers of cars on roads in half. >> we are bearing the consequences of air pollution, the health impact for so long, i think, you know, there's a clear signal from the policy making circle that this kind of air quality is acceptable any more. >> reporter: in beijing today the government's official air quality index was 292.
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the reading from the u.s. embassy which foreigners trust more reached 334. in ordinary words, extremely hazardous to health. for millions, it meant a return to stinging eyes and itching throats. >> translation: what can i say about the awful weather? what can i do? >> translation: too many cars, too many factories around beijing. this is the reason we have such smog. >> reporter: people here are worried. the world bank says china's rapid industrialization causes 470,000 premature deaths each year. the cyno-u.s. pact agreed at the apec summit commits china's emissions to peak by 2030, more than 7.5 million people could have died here because of the air they breathe by then
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at least five people have been killed in a massive snow storm that hit part of the u.s. state of new york. more than 1.2 meters of snow has fallen in parts of buffalo. weather officials say it could top 6 feet or 1.8 meters today. these pictures here are from henrietta new york, where roads have been closed due to what is known as late effect snow. temperatures in all 50 u.s. states dipped to freezing on wednesday morning, including in hawaii. the unseasonably cold blast of snow extended south, causing the race track to cancel a horse race there. >> reporter: the united nations calls it a form of torture, but irish doctors once performed a procedure assaulted sin thesy op ollie on women. survivors rejected a
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compensation offer from the government. we have this report from dublin. >> reporter: all the women sitting in this room share a common history, everyone had her life ruined, her body mutilated by doctors who were supposed to be delivering her child. symphysiotomy involved the sawing in two of a woman's pelvis. practised routinely in ireland through the 20th century and seen as having been preferred by the catholic church in order to allow women to have more children. but it left women unable to walk, incontinence, emotionally wrecked. now the irish state decided to offer survivors, a one-off payment starting at $60,000, the pay out people get if they break a leg at work. >> i couldn't even wheel the
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pram. >> you couldn't walk. >> i couldn't walk. >> reporter: what do you think about 50,000 euros as an offer. >> it's an instalment. >> it's an insult. >> it's an insult for women. who can gauge the psychological effects. >> yes. we were mutilated, literally. then we had to live with it for the rest of our lives. i think we deserve a hell of a lot more. >> reporter: al jazeera was given exclusive access to the survivors in dublin, faced with a decision, either to take a small pay out or risk getting nothing if they take on the states. the rules give them less than four weeks to decide. too little time for many to seek independent medical advice. when it came to a show of hands, unanimously to decide to reject the office, the state, it said, should apologise for what happened in its hospitals.
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>> the state has a great deal of responsibility for what happened - in particular, not auditing the doings of doctors, not objecting to the scheme, not taking account of the fact that it was not performed in any other country in the world except ours. >> it's worth bearing in mind that recently the united nations described symphysiotomy of falling within torture. now the compensation scheme has been considered inadequate. the accusation, and it's not a new one, that rather than confront catholic abuse, the state is trying to bury them as quickly as it can. the government consiste didn't do an interview, but referred to a private company, it is in contact with survivors and believes the united nations isn't in the best position.
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>> what the women need is something that suits their wishes. not what an international agency thinks they should have. i think that is more important. >> reporter: what happens to the government's reputation if almost all the women refuse the scheme? >> the idea that they'd say, "okay, that's it, none of you will get anything" - they'd never ever get away with that. these are determined women who - it's not about money, it's about justice. >> reporter: so after adult lives of pain, the survivors have a fortnight to decide whether to accept a payment they all seem to see as an insult. the problem for the government is new-found courage. still to come in sport - find out why this boxer may not be looking quite so cool come this weekend.
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find out why this boxer may n time for sport with farr a. >> in a few minute we hear from the map at the center of a record breaking sports deal. the marlins are set to pay gene carlos stanton, $325 million over 13 years. >> reporter: however you look at it $325 million is a lot of money, gian carlos stanton is
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one of the best players. this could be a turning point. >> i'm great for him and the team, that they'll spend money to get a championship down here for the people in miami. >> in is something to build on. having someone like him on the team pushes it in the right direction. >> reporter: the team hasn't announced the contract, but pundits are reacting, some thinking it's a risky move. others say it's the beginning of something great. >> he's a big boy, a power hitter. that brings fans. he's a good citizens. basically you are betting the next decade of your team on one player. but you have to build around him too. that will take money and staying power. this deal is seen as a way for the miami marlins to build credibility. they'll have the young player in his prime years between the age of 25 and 30. when the next baseball season begins, all eyes will be an
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stonton, and the miami marlins. the sacramento kings lost to the penguins. they were outscored 31-15. anthony davis was the star for new orleans, with a game-high 28 points to lead them to 106 to 100 win final line-up of teams for next year's africa cup of nations will be decided on wednesday. there are six places to be decided. ivory coast have not secured their place. the score is 0-0. nigeria home to south africa - they need to win to be sure to go flow. ghana, 4-time champions, need a good result. guinea and ghana are in contention for a spot in the finals. the best teams in the middle east are playing in the gulf cup. yemen's football team faces
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saudi arabia for a spot in the semis. the competition is a you neat opportunity to unite a nation divided. hashem ahelbarra has more. >> reporter: this is the coach of one of yemen's most rest eemous under 16 unable -- prestigious under 16 football teams. he earns less than $200 a month, and the players have to buy their own kit. he is proud of yemen's national team. everyone is talking about their performance of the gulf cup football tournament. 13-year-old boy is a rising star. his dream goes beyond representing yemen international competitions. >> translation: my dream is to be a professional player. i want to play for the national team and with barcelona. >> reporter: here in the old part of the capital sanaa, yemenis are proud of their team,
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saying it's the best in generations. after worrying about months of political and sectarian conflict, they are pinning hope on a victory against saudi arabia that can bring the nation together. >> sport and like politics, if they are defeated the whole in addition will be defeated. if yemen wins we'll be more united. this man works for a tv channel owned by the houthis. he says he can't wait to see yemen's squad beat saudi arabia and qualify for the semifinals. >> translation: saudi arabia has been a divisive player. we want our team to win, it will mean a lot as a nation we want a bigger say in regional sport competitions. >> reporter: on the pitch, these players say if the national team
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loses, they will not be disappointed, because they are determined to train and go to school, hoping to be as far as themselves. football is the most popular sport in yemen. now with the success of a team, there's a glimmer of host that it will lift them out of the nation, battered by violence and conflict pakistan's batsmen responded to new zealand's first-innings total. they trail by 122 with four wickets at hand as they make it to 281 for six. eunice kahn and lee scored over 70. eunice was the first wicket to fall on wednesday, scoring 72. he was caught by james nissan.
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the kiwis will be looking to finish off the pakistan tail on day four, giving them the chance to go for the win and level the series. >> the pacman landed in mccaw. the man he faces never has been beent. max pacioretty comes to glows with an american. the filipino, with his big-fight experience is the favourite. >> reporter: how you know what he feeling, he never had a big fig. he's always confident, like when he experience loss he will be - he will feel that that's all the sport. back to you thank you. stay with us on al jazeera, more world news shortly. back in a moment.
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