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♪ international talks over iran's nuclear program is in switzerland with the clock ticking for a framework deal. hello and welcome to al jazeera live from doha and i'm julie and we report on families who fled to damascus and forced out again by the war in syria. discovering the damage residents of pacific island count the cost of the deadly cyclone.
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a new force in israeli politics and we meet the new alliance to play a key role in this week's election. ♪ international negotiations are resuming in switzerland to reach a dial on iran nuclear program and hopes some progress can be made and deadlines to reach a framework deal expires at the end of this month and a resent u.s. secretary of state john kerry an attending the discussions and diplomatic editor james is there too and the talks are at a crucial stage and need agreement by the end of the month and there are big gaps remaining between the two sides, aren't there? >> big gaps and the deadline is coming very close, this is the crunch period in many ways and we don't have a running commentary of exactly what is going on in these negotiations but i think some clues being
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discussed around the table in their meeting right now is some of the participants of the talked and not just secretary kerry and moonez the and the secretary of the united states around that table discussing some of the technical details of a deal they are trying to get done here also the sanctions expert from the u.s. mission to the united nations in new york is here. that tells me that they are talking particularly about verification of any deal how would it work how would you expect iran's nuclear program, how long would that inspection program go on for, some talk of a ten years and then a sunset clause after that iran will be free to do what it would like and of course the sanctions relief iran wants sanctions out straight away, but the other side international community says you will have sanctions that can be slowly lifted and reimposed if iran was to break
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any deal that was done here, the difficulty there is it has taken years to get all these sanctions in place, u.s. and european sanctions and sanctions that came through resolutions through u.n. security council and hard to remove them and hard to get it all back in place and that is the sort of things they are discussing. >> what are the implications of achieving a deal with iran and saudi arabia saying look if they get a deal on nuclear technology we are all going to want one. >> and just remember that just a week ago saudi arabia did a deal with south korea on nuclear cooperation, trying to see if it could look at nuclear technology in the future the uae further down the line in saudi arabia in terms of nuclear power. there is a worry here of the international community that if iran gets nuclear technology then there could be a race for the whole region to get nuclear
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technology and saudi arabia worried about security right now and remember the only country that currently does have nuclear weapons, it doesn't admit it but it certainly does have them israel also deeply worried about this deal and their own security and of course the key issue in the election campaign as we near that polling date. >> diplomatic editor updating us from switzerland there. three british teenagers arrested after stopped from joining the war in syria and they were intercepted at istanbul airport in turkey and flown back to london where police talk to them on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts. fighting forced palestinian refugees in exile and most moved to laboring lebanon to join tens of thousands already there and dana reports on the tight restrictions they are under.
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>> reporter: she is too old to take care of her mentally challenged daughters but she has no other choice. there are palestinian refugees who came to lebanon when they neighborhood in damascus became a battleground two years ago. they say they are barely coping with the little help they get and alone when the oldest daughter died from lung infection. >> translator: no one was next to me to help her, she died in my arms and no one came in time to bring her a doctor. >> reporter: she and her daughters live in the largest palestinian refugee camp in lebanon is over crowded and people are poor now they are sharing this space with thousands of palestinians who escaped the war in syria. >> translator: we have been under pressure since the arrival of syrian palestinians they are our brothers but we are already finding it hard to survive.
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>> reporter: there is competition for jobs and aid provided by the u.n. this has caused tensions. syria's palestinians enjoyed the same rights and benefits of sierran nationals with access to schools, universities healthcare, this is not the case here according to u.n. relief and works agency 75% of the 45,000 palestinian refugees from syria cannot survive without handouts. for many this camp is a prison. the lebanese government which had a history of conflict with its own palestinian population has imposed tight restrictions. >> one of the biggest problems that the palestine refugees have is the exact their visas have expired and that makes them much more vulnerable about restrictions of movement they can't come in and out of the camps very often as they want and could be stopped and their documents can be confiscated and
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they could be detained. >> reporter: this is one reason why many of them try to find a way out and at times it has cost them their lives. this palestinian family hosting the relatives from syria before they were lured by smugglers to take a boat to reach europe. >> translator: my cousins and friends were on the boat when it sank, one is missing. they were highly educated but they had no future here there was no other way but to go on the journey of death. >> reporter: it has been a difficult journey for palestinian refugees and it ended for the daughter rhonda and those left behind it's a daily struggle just to survive, i'm with al jazeera, southern lebanon. fighters loyal to i.s.i.l. claimed responsibility for attack in the libya capital of tripoli on sunday and five injured when explosives were detonated at a check point next to security building and follows attack in western misrata.
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the battle of tikrit the former home of saddam hussein but the tomb has been damaged in the fighting and support columns that support it and rubble remain and this is south of tikrit and last year it was reported his body had been removed from it. afghanistan's president ashraf ghani arrived in saudi arabia for a two-day visit and received by the king in the capitol and the peace process was discussed by the two leaders and president ghani forthcoming visit to the u.s. is on agenda. nine out of ten buildings in the capitol port villa have been destroyed or damaged, cyclone pam was a monster and
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correspondent andrew reached the south pacific islands with rescuers who are starting repairs. >> reporter: our team was on the first nonmilitary flight to be able to land in port villa since this monster cyclone and first impressions of the villa it's a town badly damaged but not quite deaf stated. the vast majority of buildings have sustained some sort of damage whether it's a tree falling on top of them like this one behind me or whether they have been totally flattened and there was a major repair operation, from the bottom it it is said most people don't have insurance and no sign of a coordinated effort but people are not holding back and getting on with it. the outlying islands and the cyclone tracks across the islands and when it hit south of where i am particularly hard and aid agencies have not been able to land there and have not been able to get there any other way and they have done flights and
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what i have been told is from the air it does look like total destruction on the islands, what is not known until boots are on the ground and people can see up close if it damaged the buildings or infrastructure or significant loss of life or injuries as well. the president was at a disaster preparedness conference when the cyclone hit and called it a monster, one that will take many, many years to recover from. hundreds of thousands of protesters have marched in cities across brazil many demanding impeachment of the president and they have anger over the economy, budget cuts and corruption scandal of the state oil giant and adam reports from south palo. >> reporter: a sea of people all squeezed on south palo main
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avenue at the heart of brazil's financial sector. one of their demands, the impeachment of democratically elected in the second term and sooets of a corruption scandal at the oil company and worried about company that seems weaker everyday. >> brazilian people are taking our money and we don't have anything back only we pay taxes and taxes and taxes and we don't have anything back. >> everything else like rising taxes, you know equal rights to everyone. >> reporter: tens of thousands marched in other cities too along rio de janeiro the calls were the same they want the
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president out. hundreds of thousands of people have come out to march here on sunday and ironically it's the 30th anniversary of the return of democracy in brazil when after a 20-year military rule they were free of election and they say they are talking about democracy but those in government think this is an attack on that very democracy. there were conservative strains visible, signs calling for military intervention and rejection of communism and opponents accuse her and the party of following. while the protests carried on yusif minister said the president is listening to demands and lack on them it's a response by a president from whom it seems many no longer want to hear adam rainy, al jazeera, south palo. still to come here on the program broad powers to make
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laws venezuela parliament allows president maduro to have a degree amid tensions with the u.s. military drill in south korea in preparation for possible future attack from the north, stay with us. ♪
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arrived on sunday. nine out of every ten buildings in the capitol have either been damaged or destroyed by cyclone pam and hoping to reach remote islands where the worst damage will be found. hundreds protested against a sluggish economy and corruption and asked for the impeachment of the president. they will give president nicholas maduro to rule by degree and last week barack obama put sanctioned on government calling venezuela a threat to u.s. national security and virginia lopez reports. >> reporter: venezuela government given president nicholas maduro powers the right to pass laws without congress approval and fist pump in the
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air and yankee go home they spoke to the crowds and the sentiment was clear, what was missing was a clear idea of what his new powers meant. >> translator: the american government has committed the most embarrassing aggressive act that we can remember in our 200-year history. since venezuela was called venezuela and since we were liberated that is why i went to the national assembly. >> reporter: the move comes days after the u.s. branded venezuela a national threat and sanctioned 7 government officials and hand delivered the law, thousands outside the palace roared in support of what they say will allow the president maduro to protect the oil-rich nation from a u.s. invasion and it was festive and not a country under siege.
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>> we have to unite in the threat we are confronting and what obama said is no small matter and we need to support mad suching ro proposal wholeheartedly. >> reporter: civilians across the country rehearsed maneuvers for invasion and the president maduro has 20% approval rate and parliamentary elections ahead and people are more worried about this than a possible air strike. >> domestic problems are more serious than an enemy and i have been a violent of crime three times and we have to concentrate on and being robbed and killed everywhere. >> reporter: turned sanctions into a matter of sovereignty and brought international support but if it extends to the backyard will be known in the up coming poles. dates have been set for long delayed elections in haiti and a
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presidential vote in late october and michelle has been ruling by decree since it expired in january and there has been a dispute between he and political opponents over election law. now it's one day before israelis head to the poles in the general election and alliance of political parties are running together some analysts claim the joint list as it's called could play a key role in determining the next government and we report. ♪ a better israel for its palestinian citizens that is the message in this election advertisement for the joint list alliance of palestinian political parties and the first time the parties the divided with islam and nationalist and socialist lines have run
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together and the ticket will get 13 or more of 127 parliament and potentially making history by being the third largest faction after the march 17 vote. and he is one of the joint best known politicians, she is also the most hated by many israelis and is an outspoken critic of the government and has campaigned against what she says is widespread and systematic discrimination against palestinian citizens of israel. >> this unity for the palestinians is an indication of power and is political attempt to empower ourselves with the laws and policies and same thing can be said and therefore with all the citizens. >> reporter: palestinians makeup 20% of israel population of 8 million and many voters
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believe the political alliances predicted success in the poll will be the first step toward greater equality. the joint list has potential to dramatically join the map and help palestinians but the parties have little in common and those divisions are already starting to show. but the internal disputes which include whether to share vote with leftist jewish parties are over shadowed to what led to the union in the first place when the right wing foreign minister passed the governmentability law with 3.25% threshold for parties to enter parliament it was seen as an attempt to disenfranchise parties and since then the rhetoric is more heated with advocating of be heading of those who are quote disloyal to israel and comments like that which has not only led to the creation of the joint lists but
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also why it's expected to do so well on election day. >> translator: we should thank lieberman who made it happen thanks to his racism we have reached unity, a dream our people have been waiting for a long time and we hope the unity continues. >> reporter: a hope shared by many other israeli palestinian voters as they prepare to make history at the polls, al jazeera, nazareth northern israel. farmers from gaza allowed to export to israel for the first time in 8 years and they had a blockade on the territory in 2006 and last week it will allow gaza to resume exports and farmers understandably welcomed the move. >> translator: we wants more crossings and services to farmers, for example one kilo is sold for two shackles which is right and exporting at 5k ilos will benefit farmers. >> translator: in a month we
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have 250,000 tomatos and hope to increase the quantity. 14 people killed after a rainstorm hit several parts of northern india on sunday most of those killed were in the state where crops were servely damaged and downpours devastated crops like wheat and grain. south korea taking part in a nationwide exercise in preparation for possible future attacks from the north, civil defense drill coincides with military exercises but rob mcbride says not many people are showing interest. when the sirens blair everyone knows the drill and that seems to be the problem, they know it so well relatively few people respond. around seoul city hall defense teams go through emergency responses. turning the subway into a shelter.
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in the nearby district people start to listen to the civil defense marshals then leave the shelter for the shops. but they are not stopping. they keep coming. two years ago when north/south tensions reached fever pitch the atmosphere was different south koreans who live with the ongoing threat of war seem concerned, today the mood is verging on epithetic and it has been quiet ahead of the drill, this village a few kilometers away is well within north korea artillery range but people had to be reminded a drill was taking place. >> translator: when they hear the sirens people think, oh, that must be a drill but i never give much thought to it. >> translator: it doesn't matter if the siren is going, there are still many tourists it's not an issue for us.
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>> reporter: back in seoul this drill finished with many not knowing there had been one at all. >> generally they know what to do they are supposed to have that kind of education from the what else could they have but knowing what to do and doing that is two different things. >> reporter: and everyone here is hoping it is never put to the test, rob mcbride, al jazeera, seoul. a chinese former military official who is being investigated for bribery has died. and he was china's second highest military officer and expelled in june last year following the president ping sweep down on corruption. kenya person killed by believes to be al-shabab and attacked in the north county and the region which borders somalia had a
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string of attacks in resent months. a new government initiative in pakistan means the first of thousands of families are returning home they are on their way back after fighting between pakistan army and armed groups including taliban forced a million of them to leave tribal areas and we have more from islamabad. >> reporter: although the government of pakistan said it is determined to help with the almost 1.5 million tribers displaced by the ongoing conflict in the federally administered tribal area along the border it will face huge challenges, the initial step will be to allow the people to go back to south villages that were vacated back in 2009 when the military launched a major offensive but last year the military also launched offensive in the tribal area and north and led to the largest displacement and these people will now be allowed to go back in phases
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the government of course will have to provide them security and to help them rebuild their lives when they go back to their areas. however, they are going to be challenges and the country will certainly need foreign assistance to help overcome this challenge. the czech republican has financial support to some refugees from eastern ukraine, 100 of czech decent granted permanent residency and the president greeted some ukrainians that arrived. fires damaged a tourist attraction in russia capitol, the bell tower in moscow is a unesco world heritage side and a blaze started in a wooden skaf -- scaffolding. galleries around the world get to showcase pieces at hong
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kong's artwork and we report on a new art fair that is promising attention on local artists. >> reporter: for a couple million dollars this two meter bronze pumpkin is yours and it has a golden bridge to a stack of colorful cakes along with well-known iconic pieces from pop artist andy warhol $3 billion is expected to change hands here and it put hong kong on the art investor circuit but they say the event has left little for local artists. >> hold people are not so outgoing and don't really love to go to events or meet like new clients or meet people. they are a bit shy. for us a lot of these artists is we approach them. >> reporter: that is what hong kong's newest art fair will do by the harbor and 20% are local
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and you don't need a pile of money for art and it's the more affordable and edgy art fair with lesser known talents and vivian's work for the first time will be seen by thousands of people and top collectors. >> i talked to like my friend do you think my work is good enough, am i embarrassing myself? i'm worried. >> reporter: and stand along more pieces like a chinese mona lisa and colorful behind a silver rhino and paintings by artests and news and information proves to be popular. >> i saw a simplistic but to the point message, i think today with all the technology and all the busyness i'm very drawn to more minimalist colorful work and brings a feeling of joy and happiness. >> reporter: by the last day of the art fair almost all of
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vivian's pieces have sold and the international art scene has plenty of room for local artist and there is room for it hong kong. you can keep up to date with the day's news on our website aljazeera. night. hello, i'm ray suarez, you would a guessed that a lot of american schoolkids live in poverty, we have known for a long time that poverty has a lot to say about where you go to school and who is at the desk next to yours. this of the last few days a striking number emerged from the nation's classrooms, a survey from the southern education foundation reports that a majority of american public schoolchildren life in poverty. 51% of students attending public school were from low income