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>> hello, i'm lauren taylor. this is the news hour live from london. coming up after hours of struggle at the border, thousands of refugees rush past police in macedonia. and massive explosion kills 12 people in the afghan capital including three american workers. hailed as heroes, france's president thanks a group of passengers for overpowering a gunman on a train. >> what else is there to do? either you sit down and you die or you get up and you die.
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>> and tragedy at an airshow in britain as a plane comes down. >> we'll have all the sports, including the latest from the world championships where olympic champion mo farah makes history in beijing. details later in the program. ♪ >> we begin this news hour with developing news in macedonia. we've had reports that the authorities have allowed thousands of refugee gather at the border of greece at the border of macedonia. let's get the latest from jonah hull who is on the phone on the greek side of the border. jonah, what has been happening? >> well, lauren, it has been a dramatic and frankl afternoon
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here as we have seen macedonia police run off the field as stun grenades are shot at the feet of women and children. we've seen families separated from each other in the melee, and as night fell perhaps an order was given, perhaps it became apparent to the commanders on the other side that they could not hold all of these people back, and all of a sudden the macedonia lines retreated. the police put down their batons. they they stood back and watched as people crossed the field in long, long lines running, jogging, if they could, or walking, tired, exhausted. so many people who have been here now for at least 48 hours at these barricades, knee moth
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enormously relieved to be able to continue their journey. they're tired, but they are only option is to go on, this way into the heart of europe is open again for thousands more who will come, and they're coming. we've seen them on their way here, and we know that there are more being delivered to athens as we speak. they will all make their way up here. for the time being they can go through. what we don't know for sure is what may happen tomorrow or in the coming days because as of this moment the macedonian government has made no formal statement to the effect that this border is open. but in practice at this moment i can tell you that it is. >> and jonah, you've been talking to people there. they didn't--from reports we heard earlier, that they had very much food or water provided. if they get through how do they
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survive the next part of the journey. >> that's the sad part as this refugee crisis unfolds across europe. as these border lines opened up for these people, the greek side was arriving with supplies to food and water to distribute with tent sheeting to give them shelter to prepare for what could have been a long stand off and greater bottleneck. no sooner had they arrived that the people are gone. they will not want to stop. they'll keep moving. what can they expect on the mad down i can't side. the answer, i'm afraid, is very little, indeed. they can expect to be shuffled on to trains to the neryest town at this point, to get on trains that will pass through and to the serbian border where they'll cross over and continue their journey in serbia.
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very few points with a small amount of charity. at no points will they see structured aid or assistance. >> is it your impression that the macedonian government has been put under pressure to let people through, or was it really the weight of numbers that made that decision change on the ground? >> i can tell you, lauren, that we're all asking ourselves the same question here. there is simply no way of knowing what the macedonian government has decided to do. i think that it would have become very clear to them as it was to everyone else that this situation was not sustainable as it stood. because they know and everybody knows that the numbers will not stop. they will keep coming, and they simply can't just stop them at this point. but what persuaded them, pressure from brussels perhaps, they are a candidate member for e.u. membership, so perhaps they
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would be susceptible to pressure of that sort. whether anything like that was applied, i really can't say. the government themselves have not said. >> okay, jonah hull for the time being, we hope to speak to you live later on in this news hour. dozens of rafaels have landed on the greek island of lesbos in inflatable dinghies. eight of the boats landed within an hour on saturday each carrying up to 60 people. many of the refugees on board were women and children. they reportedly paid $1,800 to make the one-hour boat trip from turkey. about 3,000 land each day. >> we traveled from afghanistan, first to turkey, and then greece. so we see lots of things. lots of dead bodies. lots of--don't ask about--it's
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really-- >> still ahead how brazil's once mighty middle class has fallen on hard times. the u.s. said it believes isil's second in command has been killed. full details ahead. and sepp blatter says that he's still in charge of fifa. we'll have details later on in the program. >> to afghanistan now where there has been an explosion in the capital. the latest in a wave of attacks across the city. three american contractors are among the dead, as are civilian afghans. scores of others were injured. it happened close to the main road to the airport not far from the u.s. embassy. jennifer grass is in kabul with the latest. >> the car bomb went off at one
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of the busiest times of the day, and on a very busy street, residential area just outside of a hospital, not far from a school at a time when people were leaving work, heading home. the car bomb, the target was an armored convoy carrying civilian contractors for nato. a number of civilian cars, they were also damaged in that. civilians and those credi contractors among the dead. it comes as afghans are on edge, security is a very big concern here. just two weeks ago, three blasts, three attacks in kabul over a 24-hour period killed more than 50 and wounded 250. that was the deadliest day. the security situation remains precarious. the taliban has denied responsibility for this latest attack, as they often do if there are any civilian casualties involved. but a sense of how the situation
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remains here. afghan police sound four rockets just on the outskirts of can bull province. they were destined to be fired into the city and just southeast of here which borders of pakistan, they captured a truck and a driver. that truck ladened with seven tons of explosive materials. the security services remain on high alert and afghans concerned about the security situation. >> in iraq thousands of protesters have demonstrated on the streets of the capital of baghdad. they're calling for the government to follow up on its promise of reforms. demonstrators want corrupt officials sacked and the parliament dissolved. prime minister hyder al abadi announced an anti-corruption drive. islamic state in iraq and the levant have killed 53 iraqi soldiers and their allies in fighting in the country's largest province anbar. the soldiers were ambushed in
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ramadi. the iraqi forces have been trying to recapture the city since the armed group seized control three months ago. well, the u.s. said that isil's second in command has been killed in an airstrike. al hayali was apparently killed as he traveled in a car in mosul on tuesday. >> he was isil's man in iraq in charge of overseeing the group's military operations from logistics to finance. his position in isil's chain of command was confirmed by the white house, which released this statement:
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>> hayali was reportedly near mow success on august 18th as he travel in a vehicle with another isil operative who also died. this isn't the first time the u.s. has claimed to have killed hayali. he was reported dead in an attack in late 2014 as well. a former officer under saddam hussein who served in an u.s.-run prison, he played an instrumental role in mosul, iraq's second-biggest city. while the death may be a blow for isil, the group seems to be prepared for such eventuallities. >> isil is a secret organization, but intelligence gathered over the years indicate that the group's power is not centralized. many of its member members followed a structured command,
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it's weakness. they give leaders flexibility so that over all operations are not effected if a top official is killed. on the ground the coalition and local partners have few successes to claim. it has been over a year and isil remains deeply entrenched in mosul where it controls all aspects of life. there are those who believe despite the death the u.s. has no long-term strategy to defeat isil. >> i think the challenge has been who are we backing on the ground. there is a larger issue here in terms of a regional solution. >> in iraq iranian-backed militias are leading the fight in mainly sunni arab areas. there has been increased sectarian tensions. the lack of reconciliation allowed isil to capture another capital in may. a counter offensive to take ramadi and much of the anbar province has made little
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progress. hayali's death may an short-term set back for the group given his military background, but the defeat of isil will require a political solution with conflicts in iraq and syria where isil controls significant territory. al jazeera, baghdad. >> dozens of people mostly civilians are being killed in fighting and airstrikes in yemen. the airstrikes were carried out in the yemeni city of taiz by planes from the saudi-led coalition. at least ten somali soldiers are dead after a suicide-bomb attack. the bombers ran their car into the gates of an university campus currently being used to train soldiers to fight the armed group al-shabab. two of the attackers were killed in the blast. two more are in police custody. al-shabab has already claimed responsibility. reports of a large explosion
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in mogadishu. witnesses say they heard gunfire. some reports say that a car bomb was close to the security ministry and a large hotel. seven people have died after a jet crashed into several cars near an airshow in southern england. the fighter jet from the 1950s came down on a main road close to brighton. witnesses said that the aircraft hit trouble when it tried to do a loop during an arobatic display. france's president françois hollande has thanked a group of men and called to thank them personally. the gunman managed to fire a shot before being tackled to the ground. we have the latest from paris. >> tied up and subdued. mobile phone footage shows the gunman who tried to cause
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carnage on a french high-speed train. the man had been confronted first by a french passenger and then over powered by a group of american travelers, including an off duty military personnel. he was captured with cuts to his neck and hand. >> spencer ran a good ten meters to get to the guy. we didn't know that his gun was not working. spencer just ran any way. if anybody would have gotten shot, it would have been spencer for sure. we're lucky nobody got killed, especially spencer. >> they prevented a potential massacre. the guy was armed with an ak-47, nine magazines of ammunition, a pistol and a box-cutter blade. >> my thought was i'm probably going to die anyway, so let's go. i would rather die being active trying to get him down than simply sit in the corner and be shot. >> the gunme gunman is a
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26-year-old moroccan man. i had been placed on a watch list, the man is a member of a radical islamist movement. >> target with the prime minister and the president i want to express our gratitude and admiration for the two american passenger who is were especially courageous. >> because the gunman boarded the plane in brussels, belgium has also commenced a terrorist investigation into the circumstances of the attempted attack. the nextsiveness of the intelligence services is under scrutiny, but also the security of europe's rail network. high speed rail passengers traveling between france and england must go through stringent security, including baggage x-rays. the reason being the channel tunnel, that 50 kilometer stretch underneath the english
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channel. and the risk of a gun or bomb attack on route. across the rest of the french track, there are no security conditions. >> they would raise the level of alert around the transport network. in the meantime bravery medals have been awarded to the american and french passengers who overpowered the man and french president françois hollande has invited them to the presidential palace in paris. >> let's return now to the reports of a large explosion in the somali capital of mogadishu. we're joined now from nairobi in neighboring kenya. do we have any more information about what happened? >> well, the car bomb on the target of a busy intersection
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between the headquarters of interior ministry and a popular hotel. the target, according to the police is a cafe that is frequented by officials. >> mohammed, tell us about somalia's fight, and whether they're making any kind of gains against the group. >> well, they've made gains from al-shabab in the past few months, and in the last couple of years. but the group tends to be active
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in the last few months. we are there five days ago in an open field where hundreds of young men were brought together and in the fight against al-shabab. where the government is making gains, al-shabab also seems to be coming up with all kinds of attacks. it looks like it won't be over soon. >> thank you very much, indeed. in the u.s. wildfires in the state of washington has spread 260 square kilometers in one day. the national guard has joined the firefighters, and thousands of residents are ordered to
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leave the area. resources are so stretched that volunteers are asked to use their farming equipment to fight the flames. >> consumer confidence in a six-year low with security concerns are major factors. the turkish lira is also taking a battering. >> turkey's consumers are nervous. the level of opt simple that they have about the economy and personal finances have fallen to a six year although. a political stalemat stalemate has fueled the uncertainty. >> as long as the dollar is strong business will be bad. people aren't investing their
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hard-earned salaries in cheese andouille citizen. they're investigating it in u.s. dollars. i've done it myself. i already made a 1500 lira profit. >> many are bracing themselves from the fall out of a weaker letter are a. >> we buy all of our raw materials from abroad 37 because we operate in the domestic market this automatically impacts our retail prices. our rent is also in u.s. dollars. >> other areas are also struggling but turkey has added domestic pressures. >> in order to yield the turmoil first of all turkey needs a strong government, and this could not be established after the election. so it makes the turkish economy more fragile, and also we have already huge deficits and high
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inflation. >> the lira has lost 20% of its value against the dollar so far this year. there have been other elections in turkey probably at the beginning of november. what happens to the lira and the economy as a whole between now and then could play a significant role in whether or not the ruling act party would have lost in june's election. >> congress has ha in peru has unanimously greed to shoot down planes carrying drugs. the law was banned in 2001 after the army shot down a plane full of missionaries. >> the police and the army could only intercept them on the ground. in 2001 security forces were banned from attacking shipments of drugs in the air after a plane carrying american
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missionaries was accidently shot down, killing a woman and her baby. now congress has reinstated the measure in an unanimous vote to allow suspected planes to be shot out of the sky. congressmen said the use of force is necessary because of the amount of drugs coming out of peru is appalling. >> today, according to the united nations, peru produces 320,000-kilos of cocaine. of those 320,000-kilos there has been a phenomenon in the past three years. before most of it would exit at the sea. today it goes out by air. they estimate 180,000-kilos exit on the small planes violating our air space. >> peru is the world's top cocaine producer and exporter. experts say for the most part planes airlift the drugs.
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>> experts say that this could cost problems for aid and it's relationship between the united states and peru. however, many believe that the relationship with the united states won't be effected. >> the job we have to do is joint with the united states. we always have the support and effort of the united states government, and i think this relationship does not have to be damaged by something of this nature. to the contrary, this relationship must be strengthened. >> they have to sign the bill. most of the cocaine is produced in central purview. as the army and police continue to track traffickers there, lima, peru.
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>> the president of venezuela has closed a major border crossing and has called a state of emergency in the region. president nikola maduro said that it will remain closed until the traffickers are caught. >> still to come, we'll have sport including anyone able to stop louis hamilton claiming pole position. ition. the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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>> that started the push for racial justice. >> that was the first step in the modern civil rights movement. >> could new evidence uncover the truth about that gruesome night? >> i wanted people to hear the true story of till. >> top stories here on al jazeera. after earlier beating people back from the border with stun grenades and batons, macedonian police stepped aside. an explosionties kabul. 12 people have been killed and more than 100 injured. and a suicide-bomb attack kills ten soldiers who were in
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training to fight al-shabab. back now to our top story, 1500 injuries gathere--1500 refugees gathering at the border of macedonia, we go to the greek side of the border. >> lauren, hi, you can see behind me the railway line is clear. people are able to continue as they have for two or three months, walking along the tracks towards the macedonia train station just on the other side of the border where they hope to continue their journey. crossing the line behind me, more and more coming now. more and more rafaels making their way up through greece through macedonia. for the last hour and a half the situation changed dramatically. at some point the macedonia police must have realized they could not hold these people back any more, and they allowed them to pass, but it came after a day
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of high drama. >> 48 hours macedonia shut its borders to refugees, a crowd makes a break for it. they didn't come this far to be held back. >> hundreds do get through. sprinting across open fields as armed police units find percussion grenades, in this case directly at a mother and her two children. until thursday this was an invisible open border. railway tracks leading through macedonia to germany and beyond. many have no idea why they're being treated this way.
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>> i'm not terrorist. this is not terrorist. this is not terrorist. we are humans. where is the humanity. where is the world to see us. look at everyone here. they are families. we don't need anything. just to cross. we don't need money. just to cross. let us cross. i want to cross to germany. >> among them are some who have been sent back from macedonia and receiving harsh treatment by the local police. >> you say that the police were hitting you? >> no, see. this is police. >> this is the police in macedonia. >> the same mother and her daughters are trapped and terrified. >> what has happened to you? tell us. [ sobbing ] >> family, family. >> your family got across and you're stuck here?
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>> she begs to be allowed to cross. >> we just heard the sound of small arms fired going up above the heads of these people hidden in busch bushs of people trying to get through macedonia. they've crossed the sea in dinghies, they traveled the borders. they did not expect violence were from armed police. >> it is just another sign of the european union's complete inability to deal with this vast movement of rafaels. to these people seeking safety it must feel like heartless indifference. >> the opening of this route does not change anything, but
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nor do we know if this route will remain open because macedonia still has a state of emergency in place, and there has been no official word from the government as to its intentions here. we also don't know what will happen on the other side of this border to all the hundreds of people who made it through thus the course of this day. later they'll have the chance to cross through the country. they just want to get to macedonia, cross through it, get out of it as quickly as possible. >> jonah hull, thank you very much, indeed. well, that border there between greece and macedonia is just one of the key refugee crisis points. the mediterranean is another. italy's cost guard has launched a major rescue effort after receiving sos calls from 18 different boats carrying refugees. many are floating off the libyan coast.
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100,000 refugees have arrived in italy this year. we have this update from southern italy. >> as many as 3,000 refugees traveling on different vessels are being rescued off the coast of libya. now the refugees are traveling on 14 rubber dinkies. they sent out distress signal on saturday morning, which was picked up by the italian coast guard. now this is not the first time we've seen so many vessels carrying refugees being rescued at the same time. this is clearly a tactic by human smugglers who wait for good weather to send out as many boats as they can. sometimes as we've seen in the past with deadly consequences. the cost guard have told ameri al jazeera that these are optimal conditions to perform
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such rescue operations. many risk their lives or die when they see rescuers approach. many refugees have died when they all move to the same side of the boat to take a look or call out for help or send a distress signal to the rescue. it would cause the boat to capsize. we've seen that many times before. but the italian cost guard seems to be positive that this operation is going well. >> let's return now to the friday night shooting on a paris train with us is the director of an international security and risk security firm. thank you for coming in. >> my pleasure. >> it seems that they're lucky that their fellow passengers intervened to save them? >> very much so. the fact that the attack was thwarted by two american soldiers is amazing. with the amount of munition that the terrorist had, he could have
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killed 30 people in that tran tran itrain. >> if they were to track and monitor every single person they would need 150,000 policemen around the clock to follow those guys. >> and what about the level of security? if people aren't be searched as they're getting on. >> you're absolutely correct. since 2004 we know that terrorists will target, and i'm surprised begins shah rid we stick have a major attack. but that's the weakest link in
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europe. >> if they want to cause carnage, they'll go for the transport system again. in the past there was a history of that. >> very much so. look, he could have 500 people under his control in the train, and it could co come in with a small arsenal. >> what is the answer? >> what needs to be done is for, first, international trains that are more likely to be targeted. some kind of metal deeffecter. that would be the first step. then obviously training marshals would be a big step as well. >> in temperatures of like this,
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can people strike anywhere, any time. >> airports have been much more safe than trains for a while, and because of the experience that we have, security at airports is really good except maybe in the u.s. >> okay. well, thank you very much, indeed. >> thank you for having me. >> now brazil is land latin america as biggest employee. the unemployment rate is at a five-year high, and a series of series o brazil's middle class history this woman used to be a part time personal trainer. more for fun than necessity. but since her husband lost his job he has become the sole breadwinner. also selling children's homes at
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their homes. but few are buying these days and it's hard to make ends me. >> i constantly have a mistake. we need to choose which bill to pay every month. >> their story is typical of the so-called class scene, the civiliacivil vendors are struggling. there are plenty of people but few are buying. silva has owned this kiosk from 15 years. he comes from the northeast, once a stronghold for president dilma rousseff. >> i went to the protests.
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we need to remove the lady in charge. she's sinking the country. we canceled many things. we canceled the interns. we done cover our participant too to and it is very expenve. i'm really worried. it's. >> they will move home where life is cheaper, and then they'll try to have a baby. many are living in the pinch and they blame the president. >> when i was 13 years old, i was very young, but all the time i believe in the future. but now with the city there is no future here. >> president dilma rousseff has
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started a campaign to win back her people. but with so much disenchantment, hers is a struggle in a which few politicians have succeed. >> peace talks between india and pakistan have fallen over before they began. there has been rising tensions between the two countries over the disputed kashmir region. pakistan said that they won't serve any purpose. camille hyder has more from kashmir. >> we've seen families having to escape because of light arms fire. they were traumatized by the events unfolding. the fear is that this conflict will escalate into a bigger confrontation if they're not able to control the skirmish
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along the border. importantly it is the people of kashmir on both sides who are suffering. the stakes are high. withouwithout talks, cross-border violence is likely to intensify. it is a crisis that needs attention, and it needs the attention of the world community to try to resolve this outstanding issue between two new nuclear-armed nations. >> now to our global series on bubble transit, cities on the move. today we're in new delhi where a bus transit system aimed at easing traffic has created more problems instead. we look at how it's coping with its chaotic traffic. >> terrible is how most people in new delhi would describe traffic especially across the transit corridor or brt with dedicated lanes for public
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transport that was supposed to make traffic smoother, but those traveling along it's route every day say that it's anything butt. >> i have been stuck here for more than two hours. >> after some distance the brt suddenly ends creating traffic jams on adjoining roads. the corridor has dedicated lanes for different types of vehicles, but those are blatantly ignored, and they all fight for whatever space they can find forcing performance-enhancing drugs off the sidewalks. one of the main ideas is to encourage public transit, but those who rely on it complain of problems just getting to the bus stops located in the middle of the road. >> coming from the foot path to the stop here. the cars are moving so fast that it's very difficult to cross. if there was a bridge going over the traffic then it would be very easy. >> but nothing seems to be easy for anyone on the brt, which is
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why it is now being scratched. >> entreesing theven locals say this is just another block. but ever since the brt opened there have been complaints, petitions and to open up the traffic temporarily. with everyone complaining it begs the question of what went wrong. >> urban planners agree that the concept was a good idea, but the problem with this one is that it did not go far enough. >> you need to have expectativety throughout the city. if i have a bus transit system throughout the city, i might consider using it. but if i have to switch to other line or other mode of transport, i won't. >> some critics also blame cultural differences saying that to regulate traffic with
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everything from trucks to push carts share the road was doomed to fail. the government that is scrapping the brt says it has plans for a new pla one. citizens say they're trial anything if it's a quicker commute. >> thousands taking to the streets to protest the government's handling of ru rubbish disposal. >> still ahead, deserted destinations, while holiday makers are staying away from scenic spots like this. and in sport we'll hear from the those making history from the world championships.
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>> now these people believe they're victims of the change of political environment of the renewed politicize between the u.s. government and cuba. that's something, though, that the u.s. state department on thursday told al jazeera is not the case. it was very specific in saying according to them no ties, no connection to what is happening to these people and renewed diplomatic ties between cuba and the government. be that as it may, they're caught in limbo and are at risk of being deported from the
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colombian government to venezuela. their last port of entry or to cuba. they're hoping that will not be their fate, but so far they haven't received any answer, and they are wondering if this will be the end of their joins. >> recent state of attacks is having huge affects on kenya's tourist injuries. >> the warm unsanded beaches of the island tells the stories of its troubles. in good times this will be full of sun bathing tourists. it's been this empty for a while now. holiday makers have shunned kenya's beaches from neighboring somalia. and they issued warnings to the coast. it's only the most who are
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returning. this family is from england. they've been coming here for the last eight years. >> it's just the most beautiful place on this planet. it has a magic. it's like paradise. you step off it. when you step off that boat you don't want to get back on it. >> the island itself has largely been peaceful. but attacks by al-shabab has scared away tourists. this hotel owner said he has not had a guest for a while. >> in the history of lamu we've never had such an experience. we have gone three months without a single guest. we're just cleaning our pool, cleaning our rooms, cleaning our kitchens. >> young men wander in search of guns. it's these unemployed youth who worry the lamu governor most.
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>> it gives me sleepless nights when i imagine the number of young people who are unemployed. when i imagine the families who are not able to put food on their tables. >> there was good news for ken kenya's ailing tourism recently when britain a source of more than a half of the country's tourists lifted a travel advise recovering most of the coastal region. they have set the stage for workers to the economy. but for many lamu still remains a no-go area. al jazeera, lamu island in kenya. >> now over to sanaa for sport. >> thank you very much, the bid to prove that he's still the man to beat on the track. they saw mo farah winning six
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consecutive global long-distance titles on the track. history was made for the african country of eretreia. >> seven years ago beijing's birds nest stadium was where usain bolt won his first of olympic medals. now he's back in china to prove he's still the world's fastest man. the jamaican has been struggling with an injury for much of the season, but did win his heat in a time of 9.96 seconds. >> it was a good run. i'm happy i got it done. >> i'm here to compete against anybody. that's what i'm here to do. >> gatlin has served to suspensions for doping and was booed before his heat. but that did not slow him down.
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gatlin crossing the line, the fastest time of the day. mo farah has had a troubled lead up to this event. faraho's personal medical to prove he's running clean. hmo farah let his ability do the talking. and history has been made at the championships with a made in gold medal for the african country of eretreia. with the 19-year-old showing his rivals how it's done. >> this is very special for myself. but this i will try my best.
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>> while olympic champions leads th after four events, on sunday she'll be aiming to win her second world title. sarah coates, al jazeera. >> over to the english premier league where manchester united are level on points with les leicester. they came on goal. also wayne rooney is without a goal in ten. when the boss is not giving much away about new signings. >> you can ask about all the players from the world. you are doing it every time.
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and every time you have to say the same thing. i have to protect the players of manchester united. i have to protect the people in my organization. >> the scottish side, the celtics are gearing up nicely for tuesday. they win 3-1 earlier where they currently sit second. but they can expect a tougher time in sweden having defeated two away goals in their 3-2 first leg win. fifa president sepp blatter has denied ever resigning as top dog of fifa. he said in june he would be stepping down from the post. blatter has been talking from his hometown in switzerland.
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blatter that is previously said that his name won't be on the ballot paper. >> i didn't resign. i never resigned. considering the situation we had, one day i tell you all the pressure and fifa face. i only had one option. like we say in football, kick the ball in to touch to calm things down. >> hamilton in pole position for sunday's belgium grand prix. the defending world champion will share the grid with his teammate. this is hamilton's tenth pole of the season. >> the race, it's a long race, and a long stretch down. but i'm just happy with today.
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the goal today is to get proposition, and qualifying is very close, my last two lapse were the two best lapse i had all weekend. i'm very happy with them. and again, just grateful for the big effort, the big push that the team continues to put in to give us the card that we have. >> matthews has scored 102 for his side. and in reply to india's 393. they'll finish day three, sri lanka lead 1-0. >> thank you very much, indeed. keep up with sport and news with our website a news at our website at
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maryam nemazee will be here with more news. bye for now.
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>> crowds of refugee push by police over the border between macedonia and greece after an intense stand off. >> hello, i'm maryam nemazee. this is al jazeera. live from london. also coming up, a massive explosion kills 12 people in the afghan capital including afghan civilians and three american workers. hailed as heroes, france thanks a group of passengers for overpowering a gunman on a train. ei what else is there to do?


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