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>> do you feel excited about the future? >> yes. >> thousands of refugees flee war zones to reach europe. the u.n. polls for a strategy to treat them with dignity. coming up in the next half hour, south sudan's president is set to sign a peace deal after a 20-month silve civil war. and bombing officials look at the impact.
police do not need a weapon in how they police the public. the commissioner for refugees is calling for an unified european strategy to deal with the massive influx of refugees. the number of refugees coming in to macedonia is about 3,000 a day. >> it's vital that these people are treated humanely, also that essential assistance is provided just by responding to their basic needs, but respecting also their dignity, their human rights as asylum seekers. >> now, thousands of refugees are seeking shelter in serbia. andrew simmons has 24 report from the country's border. >> by the day the numbers are hard to digest. here in what is called the
one-stop center, an entrance into serbia from macedonia, more than 10,000 people have passed through in less than five days. and further up the line serbia's border with hungary, an e.u. member state, more than 2,000 a day are arriving. the number registered in hungary has passed 100,000 compared with 43,000 in the whole of last year. the numbers are staggering. and so, too, is the inability of the european union to come up with a coherent strategy and sharing the responsibility of helping refugees. >> it's chaotic registration centers such as this one that is worrying european leaders. very little in security checks, only 72 hour visas being issued, and look at the numbers, they're extraordinary. it gets more economy kateed.
germany predicts it will deal with over a thousand refugees. and the e.u. wants a tougher policy to turn back people who are categorized as economic migrants. in northern serbia on the trail to try to cross into hungary most of these people are refugees from syria. they're frightened about what is ahead. >> we need to go to hungaria, and my mother, we don't know what will happen in hungary. >> we hear news that they're hitting people. >> hungary will become a bigger pressure point in this crisis, and it's government is
criticizing the e.u. for not giving it enough money to cope with the record number of people intend to go cross its border. al jazeera in serbia. >> thousands of refugees in the world's largest camp in kenya are set to return home to somalia. nearly 400,000 people live in the refugee camp. in 2013, an agreement was made to help people leave. but in reports many have returned to a life of hardship. >> built on a sandy beach of kismayo. those displaced by conflict. recently the population has grown with refugees returning from neighboring kenya. this woman returned a few months after living in the caper in the camps for 20 years. >> all we have is peace. we have nothing else.
we got no help, no aid from anyone. >> just as the first group of refugees returned a number of charities came together to build these makeshift shoulders for them. no one lived here. all these houses have been abandoned. the families who lived here said that they were too tiny and did not offer them enough protection from the heat. there is a growing concern about the ability returning refugees to live in dignity. >> most are forced to swap one refugee camp for another. >> it requires huge resources . they healthcare. there are so many services they require which the state cannot forwar afford. >> these young men are an
exception. they've been taught how to build boats out of fiber gas. every mourn hundreds go to the streets looking for work. omar al bashir has lived in the refugee camps for a hundred years. >> i'm still a refugee. i thought i would be settled properly, but here i'm a laborer. >> on the kenyan border, there is home to 400,000 somalis. but with the situation in somali as bleak as it is, it is unlikely many more will be coming back soon. al jazeera, kismayo, somalia. >> israel has released asylum
seekers from detention centers. authorities say that those freed are not allowed in tel aviv. the detainees have been held for more than a year in a facility in the negev desert. the u.n. security council has warned south sudan's president against reneging on his promise to sign a peace deem. he has said he'll sign an agreement in the next few hours or so. and last week delayed signing saying he needed more time to consider the agreement. gabriel elizondo reports from the united nations. >> if south sudan's president backs out of the peace deal, the united nations said it will react and do so quickly. that was the message from u.n. security town. >> express readiness to act immediately. if the president does not sign
the agreement tomorrow. >> the u.s. has drafted a u.n. security council resolution calling for targeted sanctions and an arms embargo if it is not signed. but there could be disagreements within the council over the initiative and diplomats say any action on the resolution would require further negotiations, which could take days. the u.n.'s top official for humanitarian affairs told council members on tuesday that the situation on the ground is grave and getting worse, giving horrific examples of crimes against innocent civilians. >> i'm very concerned about the atrocities which continue to be reported. the scope and level of cruelty which characterize the attacks against civilians describe a deep depth of antipathy that goes beyond differences. rampant killing, rape, abduction, looting, arson, and
forced displacement, and even such horrific acts such as burning of people inside their own homes. >> thousands have been killed since december 2013 when fighting began. there are 2.2 million internally displaced people in the country with 200,000 living in u.n. safety shelters for civilians, and 616,000 refugees in neighboring countries. and 4.6 million people were 38% of the population of the entire country don't have enough to eat. there is hope by all sides that a peace deal could be the first step to stop the violence and get help to those who need it most. in the words of the u.n. special representative the south sudan making a peace deal will only an first step and stability won't come to the country overnight. as for the security council, they'll wait and watch closely on what happens on wednesday before deciding with a if any action they'll take. gabriel elizondo, al jazeera,
united nations. >> investors are keeping an eye on china's stock market as it reopens. there is caution a day after the government cut interest rates and injected cash into the banking system. global stock markets are clinging to dollars in a four-day sell 16 spot by fears slowing chinese economy could push the world into a recession. we have this report from beijing. >> when china central bank cuts interest rates by one quarter on tuesday it was hoped that would have an affect on the market. on wednesday morning when the markets opened in asia pacific, yes it did have an affect on many of the regional neighbors to china, but the focus was on the shangha change high composite. most of the regional market,
japan, kia, they're up only slightly. the interest rate cut allows more money from the bank to be loaned to businesses, to exporter who is have a short form in their cash flow as exports are now on their way out or the christmas market from the chinese manufacturers. it's important to try to bolster and help those industrialists. >> thailand says its business as usual following a deadly bombing in the capital of last week. it comes as tourist number four following the attack of the popular erdogan shrine in central bangkok. >> it was an attack like thailand had never seen before. in an instant, 20 killed and dozens injured in a soft target attack in central bangkok, at a shrine popular with tourists and popular with thais.
who was behind the bombing is still a mystery, and there is only speculation on their motive. but that incident last monday did more than just kill and maim. >> i know that the government is really looking at the incident. >> the physical start here at the shrine have been cleaned up or covered up as they're being repaired. the attacks impact on this nation and it's people is still being realized, and the full extent won't be known until there are some answers. image and confidence in thailand security is critical to the military government. with the slowing economy tourism it is seen as an economic engine. how this bombing investigation goes and if there is another attack there could be serious consequences for the economy. now and in the future. >> if the situation like this happened again, it would even
cam dampen the confidence in the tourism industry. also it can bear impact on attorney investment confidence as wel--foreign investment confidence as well. >> in a muslim separatist movement in the country's south. >> living just a few kilometers from the blast site. her home is across an ail from a mosque her father founded more than 60 years ago. >> anyone who is finger pointing at muslims right away without any evidence because of accusations it is not right for them to do so. >> regardless of who is behind the bombing, some feel the key is learning from it. >> if there is going to be a turning point, and the turning point to prepare for the future.
>> a future that the government and the people of this nation had hoped they were insulated from, one where civilians are targets. al jazeera, bangkok. >> plenty more coming up on al jazeera, including what a load of rubbish. a political mess for lebanon that it is struggling to clean up. and president of egypt and rush prepare to meet trade and economic ties. >> go one on one with america's movers and shakers. >> we will be able to see change. >> gripping. inspiring. entertaining. talk to al jazeera.
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>> welcome back. the top stories here on al jazeera, and the u.n. has called on europe to divide the unified response to the refugee crisis. germany expected a number of asigh almost seekers to reach 18,000 by 2015. south sudan's president has said he'll sign the agreement in the coming hours. the day after an interest rate cut. in yemen the red cross is suspending operations in aden. the group said armed men looted equipment and money. they hope to resume operations if the security situations there improve. aden has been under pro government control since july when houthi rebels were forced out. staying in yemen and houthi fighters are afternooning
attacks against saudi soldiers along the border. more than 50 people, mainly soldiers, have been killed along the border since the conflict began in march. hashem ahelbarra reports. >> an armored vehicle hits the target. houthi fighters say that they launched this attack to target saudi troops. fighting has also intensified. this is where the fight for the control of yemen will likely be decided. houthi fighters have put up fierce resistence here despite losing crucial districts elsewhere. as the fighting conditions more people are killed and buildings are destroyed. >> look at this. they have destroyed buildings. women and old people. taiz is
on the main highway forces loyal to the exiled president abd rabbuh mansur hadi said that taking taiz is just a matter of time. >> using rockets and heavy weapons, they assured that taiz would be liberated soon. >> this another "fault line" in yemen's continuing conflict. pro government soldiers firing, and soldiers have been sent here with new weapons to capture the city and secure oil and gas installations. this is what government forces are hoping to achieve. they're on the offensive to recapture the province of
maarib. if they succeed in getting controlled of taiz and maarib, they'll retake the capital in the north, which is their stronghold. but that goal might not be easy. the houthis and forces loyal to ali abdullah saleh say they have deployed an elite force in the mountains surrounding sanaa to stop any advance by government troops. al jazeera. >> lebanon's government said that it will fund a new developer for landfill sites near the lebanese-syrian borders. the garbage has lined the streets for weeks now after landfill sites were closed. we have more now from the
capital of beirut. >> they held an emergency cabinet meeting on tuesday to discuss the latest political crisis. ever several days of violent prose test, the meeting was another example of secretary tear cocaine divisioexample of sectarian differences. they're expecting larger a larger anti-government protests. as we understand now thage
prices that triggered this off it will remain very much unresolved. like the corruption, and the deep rooted resentments long sections of lebanon's society. >> the armed group isil has released images said to show the destruction of an ancient temple in palmyra. explosives are shown around the temple. it was almost 2,000 years old. syria's president said that he's confident that russia will continue to support his government. bashar al-assad made the comments during an interview with hezbollah t network. >> the united states is known for playing game, selling off allies, but one official it would say today would be contradicted later on. this is how the americans operate.
but the russian policy was never like this. even back in the soviet era or nowadays we have strong confidence in the russians as allies. they have proved themselves throughout the crisis. for four years they are sincere and transparent in their relationship with us. >> egypt's president is in moscow, and both leaders are expected to discuss political and military relations. we look at what the arming ties might mean. >> the symbolism was perfect. the gift from one hard man ruler to another. but putin was warmly received in cairo in february, now el-sisi is visiting moscow, a trip he made back in may. a trip he has made three times as egypt's president. according to the egyptian administration these two countries are bound by distinguished relations and the
twin is a sign of mutual determination to boost the strategic relationship to higher horizons. it's lofty talk but there is substance behind it. in recent months deals have been signed for russia to supply egypt with gas and other petroleum products. there are also plans for a joint russian egyptian industrial zone expanded to the siz suez canal. then there is military cooperation and contracts. this is russian and egyptian warships training together in june. russia has armed contracts with egypt worth $3.5 billion. a deal for moscow to sell 46 mig jet fighters worth another $2 billion seems to be right around the corner. moscow and cairo sees themselves as allies against violence.
russia unlike the united states, doesn't use weapons sales to push its customers to improve their human rights records. >> it's important for russia to show the americans that russia is not isolated and has important friends, and it may show the americans that egypt can kind of stand without them. >> but money talks and these two countries finances are weak. maybe that's the reason why many of these deals only exist on paper right now. unlike in soviet times russia can no longer give energy or weapons away to its allies other than. rory challands. moscow. >> palestinian politicians are accusing each other of fraud in the election. police broke up a demonstration on tuesday. but washington, d.c. we report, tension still remains.
>> i'm here in the independent square where thousands of people have gathered to protest against the government. they're saying that fraud was committed on sunday's election and the governorship of this province. they square was the center of the clashes when thousands gathered here to protest against the election results. >> there was family. people with children. the police did not have the right to do what they did. >> people hearsay that irregularities were committed. among them. >> we have no doubt, they were stating they had more votes than what were reported. >> was the government here said that the opposition has a
difficulty where they were defeated. people here are serious. they believe that the election has been stolen from them. the presidential elections are only two months away. for many this is an example of the tension we will see between the opposition and the ruling party. >> the names are familiar across the united states. freddie gray, michael brown, young black men who were killed by white police officers. now some communities are trying to reduce racial tensions by retraining officers on the use of force. >> it's not a silver bullet, but some believe this might be key in easing racial tensions. across the usa and to the north in canada police in more than 20 cities are testing the latest in alternatives to bullets. the blunt projectiles flatten on impact cause excruciating pain but stop short of killing.
it's the latest of a series of moves to respond to a wave of protests following a series of deaths of unarmed black men at the hands of police. in ferguson, missouri, site of riots after a police officer shot and killed an unarmed michael brown, a new judge is dismissing all arrest warrants five years old, and is allowing the setting of date of any warrant. >> it won't have a warrant. the cases will still be on the books. they still will be given a notice to come to court. but they don't have to do it under fear. >> in maryland where riots followed the april depth of freddie gray in police custody, on tuesday they handed down new guidelines that for bid the police were flow filing based on race, religious or gender identity. >> we can do better. we can set standards so that--
>> there is a rich history of distrust that they goes all the way back to the jim crow era. you have to change the training then. once you change the training you have to hire people that really understand the african-american community that will really work to build that bridge within the african-american community. >> activists in black neighborhoods say that until the police in their neighborhoods look more like them, that racial divide is likely to remain.
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