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♪ a series of attacks across turkey target security forces as well as the u.s. consulate in istanbul. ♪ hello and welcome, live from al jazeera's headquarters in doha, i'm here and also ahead the taliban car bomb targets the airport in afghanistan's capito capitol. >> back off. >> a man is shot and injured by police in the u.s. city of ferguson as a memorial to the black teenager michael brown
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turns violent. and we visit the south africa wildlife park which says hunting is good for conservation. ♪ we begin in turkey where a series of attacks have taken place across the country, the latest happened when suspected kurdish fighters opened fire on a military hospital in the province, four police officers were killed by a land mine in nearby the border with iraq. earlier two attackers opened fire on the u.s. consulate building in the country's biggest city, istanbul and followed an explosion outside of a police station on the other side of the city which injured seven people and bernard smith has more for us from istanbul. >> reporter: outside of the consulate general in istan ball
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early monday two attackers a man and woman opened fire outside of the consulate building, the woman was subsequently injured in a shootout with police and she is heard on the video saying i did this for my party. the man has not yet been caught by the security services. he remains at range. and earlier on monday morning an attack at a police station on the asia side of istanbul and injuring at least ten people and as forensic team extended to examine the scene there was a further and another shootout where the two attackers killed a police officer and the attackers were also killed in that shoot out at that police station and later on during the daylight hours of monday in the southeast turkey four police officers killed when they vehicle went over a roadside bomb and then later a helicopter carrying military personnel came under
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attack from rocket launchers, one soldier killed in that attack on the helicopter, that is the part of turkey where for the last couple of weeks turkish forces have been engaged in fighting with the kurdistan p.k.k. and targeting p.k.k. positions in iraq just across the border and also in southeastern turkey. a car bomb has exploded outside the airport in afghanistan's capitol kabul and went off at the civilian entrance and five have been killed and more that 20 wounded. taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack. and jennifer glasse has this update for us from kabul. >> the ta taliban claimed responsibility and says it wasn't one of theirs and happened at the entrance to the airport where vehicles must stop
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to be checked and get out of the vehicles to be physically checked. among the dead and injured are afghan civilians and afghan police and security guards at that check point as well as foreigners and comes three days after a series of deadly attacks across the afghan capitol killed more than 55 afghans and injured more than 250 in attacks on the police academy, attacks near the airport, outside the airport as well as an attack on the eastern edge of town in the middle of the night and they had windows shattering and collapsing on afgh afghans and they are on edge at the capitol and the chief tells al jazeera the reason these attacks are going on is the attackers and taliban want to show afghans they can strike here in the capitol j . syrian rebels say they made advances against the assad government and have taken villages and mountains in the central hana province and have
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taken the north idlib province and are pushing to the assad's stronghold of latakia and we have the report. >> reporter: opposition fighters say they are forced out government forces from many areas in central syria and this is the hana province and fighters see it as an important vantage point to latakia and is home to bashar al-assad. >> translator: there is no red line in our advance, the next fighting will be on the coast. now we are almost at the coast. >> reporter: [gunfire] the army of conquest has been making steady gains against the assad government in resent months and al-nusra and the u.s. considers a terrorist organization and it's the most effective force fighting against
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the government and i.s.i.l. and has over taken most of idlib province and says it's moving to latakia from the north as well and posted videos with victories over towns and iran t.v. says the army backed by hezbollah fighters pushed to the capitol damascus. as opposition tanks roll into areas they have taken signs of the fighting are everywhere and parts of syria have been reduced to syria in the war that is in its fifth year. some of those who came back say the homes in hama have been destroyed. >> translator: they left nothing for us. they have damaged the houses and stolen the belongings. thank god we have returned safely. >> reporter: beyond these mountains there is rare discontent in latakia.
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these protesters gathered against assad who killed an airforce colonel over a traffic dispute last year and a syrian war began with crack down on opposition as they control over syria demonstrations are beginning to happen in the vast of the support. al jazeera. critical condition in the u.s. city of ferguson after what police are saying was an exchange of gunfire with officers. it happened during demonstrations to mark the anniversary of the teenager michael brown's killing. police said they had been following the plan because they believed he was carrying a weapon. >> these are tragedies, make no mistake. it's a tragedy for the man who was shot. it's a tragedy for his family, it's a tragedy for the officers who were involved in this. >> reporter: and sunday's violence began at the end of a day of peaceful demonstrations to mark michael brown's death and kristen reports. >> it was a violent end to what
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the city had billed as a weekend of unity. about 100 demonstrators blocked traffic in the business district. [chanting] the demonstrators refused orders to disburse and police and demonstrators were in a standoff, toe to toe when the shots rang out. [gunfire] back off, back off. >> reporter: so it was right here on west florsent where police and demonstrators were facing off when the shots rang out, that happened further down the road where police say two businesses had been robbed. police were then able to move the remaining demonstrators who did not flee into this parking lot. this is not what the family of mike brown had wanted to see happen on the anniversary of mike brown's death. 4 1/2 minutes of silence representing the 4 1/2 hours brown's body was left on the
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ground uncovered under the hot august sun. people came from near and far in affirmation of the slogan his death helped inspire, black lives matter. >> there will be peace, you know, even though there is no justice. >> i feel like the burden of making change falls on white people, not black people. >> it has been a year. there have been changes but there is still phenomenal changes to come that are needed. >> reporter: they marched to a nearby church for a memorial service led by mike brown senior and his family. >> i can hear my brother crying i can't breathe. >> reporter: michael brown was on the minds of protesters outside ferguson as well. police officers in new york made arrests as demonstrators staged a die in brooklyn before marching into manhattan. >> we are here in solidarity with michael brown and all other black and brown people in this
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country who are being relentlessly murdered for no reason. >> reporter: there were calls to keep up the fight for justice. >> protest is good but bring attention to the problem. to solve the problem you have the do other things. >> reporter: a life lost and show of determination it not be in vain. kristen, al jazeera, ferguson, missouri. there have been fistfights, report of fraud and plenty of frustration in haiti as people voted in the long delayed parliamentary elections and some would-be voters said they couldn't even cast their votes and we are at port au prince. >> reporter: across haiti to take part in parliamentary elections and there were problems but there didn't appear to be serious or widespread violence. at this voting station many people complained that their names were not included on lists of eligible voters.
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that led to shouting and angry confrontations between disappointed citizens and election workers and many people wound up going home without casting their vote. >> have the right to vote. >> reporter: several polling places in port au prince were trashed leaving ballots and other materials strewn about and dozens of the 1500 voting centers nationwide was shut down from problems and they expect a low turnout. and she heads the eu elections observer missions. >> there are some incidents and some poll centers but it's not the general rule. the rule is it will be maintained all along the day. >> reporter: one voter who had
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no trouble was haiti president. >> a lot of problems here for people saying they are not allowed to vote. >> reporter: he wasn't taking any questions and he is not eligible to run for another term, these elections are about much more than filling empty seats in parliament. haiti has many problems, without political stability they will not be able to attract international investment to grow the economy and projects meant to raise the standard of life for people will suffer if the political situation deteriorates and this is in remote countryside and must be taken to port au prince to be counted by hand and the haiti council says it's 6-ten-days before the result of the election are known. there is expected to be a second round, a runoff election in october and in that month as well the first votes will be cast for haiti's new president,
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rob reynolds, al jazeera, port au prince. still ahead on al jazeera indonesia suffering from a chronic malnutrition problem that is not only stunting children's growth and also that of the economy. doctors in deadlock, no dealing between the government and doctors to reverse a full-scale strike. ♪ the table. >> what was that total bill from start to now? >> almost like 10 million dollars. >> enough people have decided that the gun lobby has too much power for too long. the nra is not invincible. ♪ ♪
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♪ hello again, the top stories on al jazeera, a series of attacks targeted security forces across turkey, four police officers have been killed in the
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southeast. earlier in istanbul and a bomb outside of a police station injuring seven people. a car bomb exploded outside the airport in kabul, at least five people have been killed and another 20 wounded and taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. the man is in a critical conduct in the u.s. city of ferguson after exchange of gunfire with police and happened as demonstrators marked a year since the teenager michael brown's death and he was unarmed when he was shot dead by a white police officer. iraq's former prime minister malaki has come out in support of abadi's plan to reform the government and unveiled a series of sweeping reforms which will cut several polls and with corruption and lack of basic
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services and wants to get rid of the role of prime minister and vice president and we have more from baghdad. >> iraq's parliament expected to meet on tuesday to discuss abadi to cut some top leadership in the country and we have spoken to many people who said they support the prime minister's decision and the government must implement reforms and they will talk about how long it will take parliament to actually debate these issues. when it comes to parliamentary issues in the past and the ugly specificer of sectarian politics raised its head and expected possibly this time it can happen again. and they are under an immense amount of pressure to get these reforms passed and make sure people get basic services like electricity and air conditioning and clean water for their families as soon as possible, there is mounting anger in the
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country and people tend to keep coming out and massive protests planned again for this up coming friday despite the parliament is expected to take up the issue on tuesday and we are hearing that thousands upon thousands of people could be coming out on to the streets yet again in several cities. the head of the international red cross says the humanitarian situation in yemen is catastrophic and has been touring the capitol sanaa where he met with houthi leaders. nearly 4,000 people have been killed and 1.3 million displaced since the saudi-led air campaign began in march. wounded yemen caught up in the fighting have been flown to jordan for treatment. nearly 100 people arrived in aman on saturday and hospital workers say they suffer from injuries including gunshot wounds and broken bones. and we have a doctor without borders and said the conflict
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has taken a heavy toll. >> after four months and a half of very harsh conflict the system, the health system is on the verge of collapsing and this is true in aiden and it's very dangerous to move around. sometimes at checkpoints people were stopped but also people had no means to pay for drugs and to get medical care so in aiden we have i mean they have one hospital but three other hospitals are still functional but we were all treated or wounded. the final hearing for a u.s. journalist in prison in iran has wrapped up with a verdict expected within a week. jason was arrested more than a year ago accused of spying and working for the washington post as the tehran correspondent and condemned by press freedom groups and his family. >> he is paying the price for
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the decision, the animosity and the paranoia for 37 years and they claim to be independent but this has all been behind closed doors and i have no idea what has happened. i can tell you that jason's rights as an iran citizen have not been fulfilled. south korea says two of its soldiers have been wounded by land mines planted by north korea and the south said the mines were in the demille tarry zone which separates it from the north and soldiers carrying out routine inspection when the mines exploded. arrested seven men accused of sexually abusing hundreds of children and selling videos of the alleged crimes and it's centered on a small village in the state and nicole johnston is
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there for us. >> reporter: 10,000 people living here in the village, it's quiet and it's a poor agricultural area and speaking to people this morning they say they are shocked and outraged at the alleged child sexual abuse that has been going on right here. some 284 children are alleged to have been abused, videos taken of that abuse and sold on to the local market in pakistan for about 40 cents. many of the victims' families also believe that videos ended up overseas in places like the u.s., europe and u.k. the public reaction has been very strong. the victims' families have in om some cases clashed with local police, allegations as well that the police in some cases have taken breaks not to properly investigate this case over the last couple of months. there is now going to be a full judicial inquiry into the case here going a step beyond the
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police investigation which is also being carried out at the same time. a stampede in india left at least 11 dead and happened in the eastern state when thousands of people forced their way in the temple and after the gates open and dozens of others injured. malnutrition is a global problem. the latest report from the world food program says 795 million people don't have enough food for a healthy, active life. that is about one in nine people globally. sub sahara africa is the region with the highest prevalence of hunger, one person in four there is under nourished and 100 million children in developing children are under weight and malnutrition stunted the growth of a quarter of the world's children, shocking figures there and indonesia as the fifth highest rate in the world and as
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stephanie decker reports from java and it's a health concern and could also have repercussions for the country's economy. >> reporter: his tummy hurts but he cannot put it in words, at almost three years old he should be bigger and still cannot talk or walk and four of his siblings died from a lack of food and nutrients and how he sometimes eats the crumbles off the wall. >> i wait for my husband all day to bring money. he often comes home empty handed. our children cry at home, asking for food but we cannot give it. >> reporter: this is some of what they can afford, stale rice full of ants and are told this
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is duck food and this diet is having an impact on millions of children across indonesia. >> translator: malnourished stunted children are smaller than other children and brain development is different, their intelligence is not add good as other kids and also a lack of knowledge by the parents, we need to teach them that needs to be addressed. >> reporter: one of the main causes of malnutrition is poverty and lack of opportunity and no access to education and it's something that effects millions of people and what it means in indonesia say they are stunted according to a world report and means they are not developing properly and many are worried that could have implications on this country's future. and that is something the world bank has been pushing the indonesia government to take serious seriously. >> a sense of prosperity you are not making use of potential or close to 40% of the population, it's as simple as that.
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you have people out there and these people are doomed to fail in society, they are not going to be able to contribute to generate prosperity. >> reporter: the government has programs in place that deal with malnutrition but the figures show that stunting has not improved since 2010. and this is his older brother, he is 23 years old and meant lack of physical and mental development and says if nothing is done a third of indonesia children could have the same fate, western java. a doctor strike in ghana entering a second week and stopped providing emergency services for better conditions but the government says it doesn't have the budget and soe -- zoe reports. >> reporter: delivered at the acworth police hospital, one of just two government-run
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hospitals in the capitol that are functioning as normal. and it has seen a huge increase in the number of people seeking treatment. since friday doctors have stopped providing emergency services. they are pushing for improved retirement packages as well as higher allowances and free post graduate medical education. >> me not go to work and that would be catastrophe. >> reporter: most public hospitals are closed and new patients are still being admitted here at the police hospital but officials are advising people needing urgent medical attention to go to private clinics. if they show their public health insurance cards they may not have to pay and spends 55% on wages and the government insists it cannot offer doctors more than what it budgeted for this year and says it won't
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jeopardize a fiscal stabilization with the international monetary fund and will have a full strike and nobody will be treated from next friday if negotiations don't lead to a deal, zoe cummings, al jazeera. conservationists in africa calling for changes in laws that regulate hunting and follows the death of a lion in zimbabwe from a nature reserve and hunting is a big business in africa and some believe the practice is actually good for conservation and miller reports. >> reporter: winter in south africa brings with it the hunting season. we are at a private game reserve in the province, home to thousands of wild animals. the local hunter and his team are on the lookout for their first kill. >> do you think this is the right place to start stalking. >> normally occur, the global abuse acu abuse occur this time of year. >> and there is a flat area
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through the mountain. >> reporter: it can take days to find the right animal. >> old mature bull. >> pretty fresh from the signs of it. >> yeah. >> it's a challenge and walking up to the animals and stalking and looking for the animal. >> reporter: 330 hector reserve they keep the numbers down and the balance and for this veteran hunting is also a way of life. >> we stayed on the farm and yes it was part of life, the hunting scenario and we stayed in a farm where there was no meat available for us and yes we loved the land. >> reporter: his target finally in sight he takes aim. more than 7,000 international hunters visited south africa two years ago, more than half of them are from the united states, the professional hunters association of south africa say they contributed millions to the
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economy. these lions are kept at a separate enclosure at the reserve for tourists and conservation, they are not hunted but it's the killing of a famous lion in neighboring zimbabwe that caused tr travest and say it's cruel and ethical and says what killed cecil the lion was illegal. >> to make important decisions about the future of wildlife, the future of the economic contribution of hunting, decisions regarding that cannot be based on emotion. >> reporter: zimbabwe community based conservation project camp fire believes human contact can be managed. >> there can be a balance between hunting and conservation and from camp fire experience you cannot hunt unless you made a contribution to the species.
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>> reporter: sport and passion for many is legal and this time he did not make a kill. al jazeera. just to remind you there is plenty more on our website. the address you can see at the bottom of the screen is al stay tuned. >> gunfire erupts in ferguson during rallies marking one year since the death of michael brown. >> a shooting in a houston apartment leaves six children dead. the suspected gunman is now charged with murder. >> an attack an the u.s. consulate in istanbul, turkish state media blames a group with a history of