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are amazing. >> techknow - where technology meets humanity. germany and france call for unified response to europe's refugee crisis. ♪ hello there i'm laura kyle in do what and the news from al jazeera and coming up, on the program asia stock market swing wild with the financial world on china. south korea broadcast is part of a deal to diffuse tension with north korea. ♪ celebrations in sierra leone as the last known ebola patient is
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discharged from hospital. ♪ france and germany have called for a coordinated european response to the refugee crisis. german chancellor angela merkel wants to see a unified system for right to asylum and the set up of reception centers in greece and italy and a summit of balkin leaders on thursday which merkel will be attending. seeing chaotic scenes at the borders with some 7,000 refugees crossing into serbia as they continue their journey north and we report from southern serbia. >> reporter: in just two days nearly 10,000 people entered serbia through here, this is a village near the border with macedonia. just weeks ago it was another tranquil village in serbia and
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now it's an important entry for refugees trying to get to the european union and everyday thousands of hungry, thirsty and exhausted people arrive here. >> i'm expect iing that i just want to cross, to continue my journey, just want to cross. >> the woman here is allergic from the sun, to go outside from here. >> reporter: many say they want to go to germany. europe's strongest economy and ready to endure all their hardships on their way to a better life. and this is just another step for refugees and migrants in the serbia town just five kilometers north from the border of macedonia and here they are offered medical help, some food and water. the picture here is different than the situation at macedonia's border with greece.
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unhcr says 5,000 people went through this migrant and refugee registration point during the last three days after these people had been registered here they are heading to a nearby train and bus station and catching the buses and trains to belgrade, a step closer to their final goal and destination and hungry and eu and doctors without borders called this exodus and says more refugees will likely come this way putting to test their ability to cope with a large number of people transporting through here, in southern serbia. there has been another day of big swings and heavy losses and china's stock market and one analyst said the most hardened traders gasping for air and investors are spooked by china's faltering economy which has until recently been the pillar
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of global growth and we have more now from beijing. >> reporter: trading across asia pacific opened on tuesday and opened with baited breath for the traders wondering how the markets would react considering china's fall in the shanghai composite was so dramatic on monday. the markets were shaky, most of them with losses in the early part of trading. they regained some of that ground as the day progressed and made up in some cases on those losses. markets that were in profit were taiwan, australia, singapore but the shanghai composite and perhaps the market and many global eyes were focused on ended at 7.67% down on the day. hong kong was down just under 1%. tokyo's mark was down 3.96. the effects of what we have seen over the past 48 hours will not be felt immediately.
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we will be seeing those effects possibly in the next few days and weeks and also the reaction to these falls from the chinese government will be very important to see how they actually decide to deal with the failing stock market or even how to deal with the currency on how it is felt, whether it is a strong currency or weak currency globally. all issues need to be debated and examined and i think analysts will perhaps have their say and could influence the way government policy perceives over the next few weeks. >> when america sneezed the rest of the world caught a cold and that is the fear now with kie china and australia is looking on nervously and last year exports were worth $65 billion and part of that was iron ore and coal to fuel construction and as china slows down so too
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does demand for these too and prices are tumbling and at the boom iron ore peeked at $200 a ton and now it's just $52. the price of coal is just under $60 a ton and we report from new south whales. >> australia's company was the wonder from down under and that changed and it collapsed, hitting australia hard and this is felt in singleton where restaurants have closed, rents and house prices are down and shops are empty. car dealer is still in business but has seen a 30% drop in sales and has been laying off staff. >> it's real belt tightening time for us and we had more and now we are down to keep afloat.
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>> reporter: it's tied to the c coal industrial and the pris tumbled more than half in four years. this is the valley north of sidney, australia, the main coal mining, and it was booming but no longer and cutting back on production and proposed new mines are on hold and thousands seeing cuts to their wages or losing their jobs entirely. coal is their second biggest export. the biggest iron ore used to make steel has seen its price collapse even more and other commodity prices are down too. until earlier this year robert was being flown to remote copper mines every two weeks where he works repairing machinery and he was told he lost his job but text message. >> my family is in shock and we are on a single income and basically start over and looking at resumes and looking for work
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again on job seek and all the rest of it very hard. >> reporter: most don't think australia is on the verge of economic collapse but if the downturn starts to effect house prices and in big cities it proved resilient they could be in trouble and a lot of the wealth is bound up in property. if we were to see house prices fall and were to see ongoing weakness in commodity prices australia would have some real problems and not that i would be forecasting a recession but the recession would increase if the housing market increases and housing prices start to fall. >> reporter: down under is not looking quite so wonderful, and drew thomas, al jazeera. holding emergency meeting to discuss anti-government protest and 99 members of security forces and 61 civilians injured during two nights of violence on saturday and sunday. protests began as uncollected
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rubbish piling up in the streets but has since become much broader. >> translator: we are calling for a transparent, serious and independent investigation to be launched to hold accountable those who are involved in violence in the last two days of protests such as politicians, the security forces and especially the interior minister and for the arrest of security personnel without any delay. three saudi soldiers killed along the border with yemen and government said a guard post came under artillery fire from rebels and 50 mainly soldiers killed on the border since the conflict began in march and in yemen itself the saudi-led coalition is reported to bomb a hospital in hadada under the control of houthi rebels and complained that damage to the city is preventing delivery of humanitarian relief. amnesty international says saudi arabia executed 175 people in
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the past 12 months, 102 since the start of this year. a new report details the execution of 2200 in the kingdom in the last 20 years. saudi arabia is third on the list of countries putting people to death after china and iran. now to marathon talks north and south korea have reached a deal to end a tense military standoff, south korea turned off the broadcast on the border of the north and came as north korea expressioned regret for a blast that injured two soldiers and we report from seoul. >> reporter: not the most natural looking group totalled but after 43 hours it marked a significant moment one relayed by north korea state t.v. to its people including a rare expression of regret. >> translator: north korea expressed regret over resent land mine incident on the
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demille tarry demarcation line that wounded troops. >> reporter: wanted apology for what was an attack and if the language fell little short of that seoul is treating the outcome of a vindication of its hard line. >> translator: this agreement is considered the fruit of our government constantly following the principles and strongly dealing with north korea provocation and opening the door of dialog to resolve the issue. >> reporter: south korea's loudspeakers which had been blaring news blast and songs and harmful to the north korea state fell silent at noon, the allotted time but are still on the border. the front line stroops stood down from the quasi state of war and defense minister said the marines who disappeared from the bases were returned. now the immediate crisis has been resolved they are looking for longer terms of the deal and
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need more talks in pyonyang or seoul and regular meetings between north and south korea going forward to help build trust on the peninsula. the first test of the deal is likely to come next month when it calls for a new round of family reunions allowing those separated from the end of the fighting on the korean war to meet again to coincide with the harvest holiday in december, harry faucet, al jazeera, seoul. still to come on al jazeera myanmar loosened laws on buying cars but this is what it has led to. and the world of motor racing is in mourning after a driver is killed in an indy car race. ♪
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♪ hello again the top stories here on al jazeera, france and germany have called for a coordinated european response to the refugee crisis. german chancellor angela merkel wants the right of asylum and setting up reception centers in italy. losses on china stock market and shanghai closed 8% down on monday, falling share prices reflect wider fears that china's economy is slowing down. after talks lasting more than 40 hours north and south korea reached a deal to end a tense military standoff and says there is a standoff on pyonyang at the border with the north. a closer look at the top stories
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europe facing its worst refugee crisis since the end of the second world war and we spoke with the red cross in the macedonia capitol. >> reporter: i've been at the great border with the macedonia red cross over the last couple of days and as andrew said in the report there is a reception center closer to the border now and things seem to be moving on quicker but after people are processed they have sitting down in the hot sun waiting for trains to take them away so our team is going around to the people that are waiting making sure they don't need any medical attention and a lot of them do. there are many young children among the groups, there are elderly people and they are treating people for cuts and rashes and blisters and children have fevers and diarrhea and
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that kind of thing just to give you an idea of the scale of the number of people coming through, you know, in the last three days we have distributed 11,000 bottles of water, 3,000 food parcels, treated 1,000 people with first aid. so, you know, they are still coming over the border and the ones that can't fit on the train are having to walk to the town to get on to buses. >> truly extraordinary numbers and can't imagine so many people are making the periless journeys, what sort of stories are they telling you? >> reporter: all they want to do is get through macedonia, up into serbia. they have been traveling for days and days and days and journeys have been really long and they are exhausted and just come up and say where is the toil toilet, what do we do now, where can we register? i was driving into the town the other day from the border along quite a bumpy track and i came across an 85-year-old woman who
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was walking along very slowly with her son to the bus station. so, you know, it's hard to do things like this. and children in push chairs and pregnant women, many, many pregnant women and a lot of pregnant women are actually losing their babies along the way. >> now you said there was a basic reception center that had been put up and we know angela merkel and francois want them in italy and greece and the system for right to asylum, could those make a difference? >> i think what we need to see is a coordinated approach between all the countries along the migration trail and as we have seen action in any country has a ripple effect up and down the trail. so these people they don't want to leave home. they are fleeing from conflict and insecurity. they have a right to seek protection and a right to seek refuge and we have a right to
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provide that protection and prevent loss of life and treat them with dignity and just stop being different that we are seeing towards these people. sierra leone could soon be free of ebola, the last known patient has been released from hospital, the ebola outbreak that began last year killed 11,000 in west africa, a third of them this sierra leone. and nita reports from the city of mckinney in the north. ♪ into the day a celebration for the ebola survivor and hopefully the last, as she came out of the treatment union they had a celebration song in their dialect. sierra leone's president earnest handed her the discharge certificate and congratulated here beating the deadly virus and the hard work of all those who contributed to fighting the disease since the outbreak hit the country in may 2014.
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>> i think once we recognize to see reunions and nationally and internationally and provided the support and we are out here. >> reporter: celebrations continue here in her village of the bay, most of the treatment center where she was cured and even though there is reason to celebrate officials warn people should not be too relaxed from the country, it's not ebola free just yet. >> 42 days of no new cases to be ebola free, double the time of the normal incubation period and it's transmitted with direct contact with bodily fluids could still surface. >> we should not get complacent and stop washing bodies and follow procedures.
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>> reporter: echoes that statement and she caught the virus from her son while caring for him. he died in late july. the entire village had to be quarantined, that was officially lifted sunday and she says she misses her son and she will keep sending the message for people to take precautions against the disease now she understands how deadly it is. >> translator: i want to remind people ebola is still around so if you are sick call 1170 emergency ebola response line. i don't want anyone else to get sick. >> reporter: but for now it's about a celebration of life and a new hope that this virus may be finally stamped out for good, the count down to be ebola free officially starts tuesday. nina, al jazeera, sierra leone. deployed to a town in western nepal after it turned violent and eight people turned on police with spears, knives
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and axes and this is in the district which is close to the border with india. myanmar's biggest city is fast becoming netorous for traffic jams and it was worse since the cars were laxed and we have the report. >> reporter: many roads lead to downtown, come rush hour they all look more or less like this. bumper to bumper traffic in the commercial hub of myanmar. ever since government regulations were laxed four years ago car ownership has risen and so has traffic congestion. it's a far cry from the days of military rule when only a select few were allowed to import cars. >> we had about, around 15-20% increase per year and that means within two or three years and this double up and then the city itself is not prepared in many
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aspects. >> reporter: traffic policemen are deployed to major intersections but there doesn't seem to be nearly enough of them. with the city lacking an integrated traffic management system drivers and their passengers still end up spending a lot of time just waiting. it is past rush hour and we are still sitting in heavy traffic. in the last 15 minutes this car has moved a mere 200 meters. the narrow streets cannot accommodate this many cars and trucks. congested roads and impatient drivers mean the streets are less pedestrian friendly. city leaders trying to tackle the problem in various ways. one is to limit new car buyers to only those who have a valid parking spot. for a while that seemed to work. car dealership complained of slower turnover but sales are picking um again with salesmen helping people navigate the paperwork. >> our salespeople approach the
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cost and we help them personally too. >> reporter: in the meantime fly overs are being built to help ease congestion. in the longer term the local government plans to build an inner ring road and create alternative business districts, that will take time and money. traffic roads in myanmar's biggest city are not going away any time soon. guatemala's president is facing corruption and resigned in may over accusations she took nearly $4 million in bribes and prosecutors are also trying to impeach molina which sparked weeks and talking about wrongdoing and says he won't step down. el salvador says the killing on saturday was part of an internal purge and were members of the
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barrier 18 gang and attorney general says the order to kill them came from another prison. fire crews from australia and new zealand joined efforts to fight fires across the western united states and having one of its worst fire seasons on record and washington state the hardest hit and we report on how evacuees are coping. >> reporter: there is noel come mat but this lake side park campsite with two tents and a camper is home since they fled their north washington house a week ago. >> we left and was there roughly four hours and evacuated all of tonaskit. >> reporter: when flames from the fire showed no signs of slowing. >> we watched trees erupt and explode into huge columns of flames like a roman candle would.
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on scale of one to ten this would be a 15, how is that? >> reporter: the parkers are hardly alone, in the town about 30 miles away evacuated residents like sandy has comfort sharing stories with other displaced families in the parking lot of a home improvement store and they have food and supplies from this store as well as community donations. >> they have been absolutely phenomenal. they have made us feel so welcome and secure. they have cared for us they are feeding us. >> reporter: it may be a while before they see if they have a home to return to, 1200 firefighters are now working on what is washington state's largest on record and 400 square miles have burned here and growing rapidly and the smoky, stagnant air acts like a lid for the fire it grounds any aerial assault. >> it's a double-edged sword and
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keeps the lid on the fire behavior but limits or prevents us from being able to use aviation assets to the fullest ex tents because of aviator safety. >> reporter: with no real relief in safe families like the parkers desperately tried to reach neighbors. neighbors who ignored evacuation orders and refused to leave their homes and businesses. jessie finally reaches his younger sister searching for any word on their home. >> not good, where is it at? where is your fire at? it was at rick's house last night? >> reporter: for now the family waits it out, wondering what is next. saab that register, al jazeera, omak, washington. indy car driver wilson died from head injuries sustained at a race in pennsylvania, the 37-year-old was hit by stray debris with the second death in four years and we have this
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report. >> reporter: like any high-level motor sport indy car is fast and dangerous. this crash in sunday's race in pennsylvania looked almost straightforward. but debris that had broken off the damaged car struck british driver justin wilson in the head as he approached the accident site. the 37-year-old was immediately air-lifted from the track that succumb to head injuries a day later. >> he passed away in the company of his family, his brother, steven, his loving wife, wonderful wife julia and his parents keith and lynn. justin's elite ability to drive a race car was matched by his unwavering kindness, character and humility. which made him one of the most respected members of the family. >> reporter: originally from sheffield in the uk he competed in the 2003 formula one season contesting 16 races. he began competing in the united
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states in the following year. sunday's race was his 174th start in indy car with seven victories. >> justin was a great professional driver and extremely good at his craft. beyond that, you know, he was a great guy. one of the few of the guys who was a friend of everyone. >> reporter: open air racing is a treasured part of the sport and a protected cockpit it would effect the aerodynamics of the vehicle and making it harder to exit in case of danger. indy car season concludes on sunday with six men in contention for the championship title, that is a fight that will no longer seem important. >> as challenging as today is and yesterday was, he is doing what he loved to do and what we all love to do and why we will
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all be back competing in his honor in the near future. >> reporter: justin wilson is survived by his wife and two young daughters, elise, holman, al jazeera. remind you can keep up to date with all the news on our website, there it is on your website, al ountry after country, it bridges sell offs and declines. what was the match that lit the sell off feud. fumbling markets it's "inside story".