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>> this is al jazeera. >> hello, welcome toll another news hour. from our headquarters in doha, hungarian police arrest people after refugees's bodies are found in a truck. >> a boat carrying refugees capsizes off the coast of libya. >> security is tight in iraq's capital ahead of anti corruption protests later today. >> orphaned by boko haram, the
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children in nigeria trying to start over after their lives were scarred by the armed group. >> police in austria say three suspects include the owner and drivers of the truck in which 71 people died have been arrested. those who died were syrian refugees and included eight women an four children. the youngest was a girl between one and two years old. the police now say that they're working to identify them and jib form their families. we have this report. >> carrying away the remains of the dead, men, women, children, the youngest a mere toddler, all enduring their last hours in barbaric, undignified circumstances. the corpses were so decomposed that their bodily fluids had
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begun to drip out of the vehicle's back door. this is how they ended their hellish journey to escape war. among the remains, a syrian travel document was recovered. time and again, there have been cries for solutions to prevent such deaths for those trying to get to western europe. attempts to prevent from from coming under such desperate circumstances in the first place are not working. >> i think the condition is not to make more border checks. i think those two solutions to find legal ways to europe, because on the one side, you can protect the refugees and on the other side, it's the best -- >> austrian police say that a bulgarian hungarian trafficking
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ring was most likely responsible. >> based on the findings of the investigation work carried out by the burger land criminal investigation office, together with the hungarian authorities, the public prosecutor that i should arrest warrants of four people overnight. >> in spite of the danger, thousands of people keep coming every day. they embark on dangerous journeys, desperately searching for a better life. already, the number of refugees and migrants crossing the mediterranean to reach european soil have passed 300,000. they will keep coming while war and strife continue unabated. al jazeera. >> as you heard there, the u.n. refugee agency said more than 300,000 people have crossed the mediterranean to get to europe this year, up from 219,000 last year. the danger of making that journey doesn't seem to discourage the refugees. ate two people died when their
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boat rank off the coast of libya. over 100 people are still missing from that sess sell. claudia has the details. >> the mediterranean sea has become a dark reminder of people's desperation to escape violence, persecution and poverty. thousands of people have been killed crossing from north africa to europe so far this year. an overcrowded boat sunk shortly after leaving libya in the latest tragedy. >> we are migrating, our boat sang. it was in bad condition, people died. the libyans saved us. may god bless them. we've been forced to the route of death. the grave is the mediterranean sea. >> libya is one of the main transit routes for people fleeing conflict and poverty to make it to europe. international smugglers take advantage of the countries lawlessness and chaos. libya is struggling to cope, putting those rescued into
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overcrowded detention facilities. they are forced to leave in poor conditions and lack basic medical care. >> in another incident, a swedish vessel docked in palermo after rescuing hundreds of people from their boat drifting at sea, but dozens of others weren't so lucky. their bodies were found in the hold of the boat. >> this is one of the tragedies we have seen a lot in the mediterranean. it's the first time for the swedish crew and the swedish ship. unfortunately, it's one of many. >> the u.n. estimates that more than 2,400 people have died trying to cross the mediterranean sea so far this year. hundreds of thousands have made the crossing into europe so far this year in the desperate attempt to improve their lives. many are families traveling with children. the european union is trying desperately to find to establish a coordinated strategy to
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resolve this latest crise. in the meantime, the people keep coming. al jazeera, rome. >> there are continued calls for a unified european strategy to deal with the refugee crise. the latest coming from germany's foreign minister. >> we need to spell out european solidarity when it comes to refugees. even if we face reservations on the part of our eastern european neighbors, we need fairer distribution among the people over europe. >> we spoke with will turner onboard a boat along with 400 people rescued two days ago off the coast of libya. he's an emergency coordinator with doctors without borders. >> it's very powerful, very dramatic scenes. the image of a wooden boat bobbing around in a large ocean, which is cram packed full of people, you can't even sea --
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you can barely see the deck at all, and knowing how vulnerable people are from one minute to the next, it could be the difference between 500 people being on a boat and the next minute, 500 people drowning in the sea. people go through a huge range of emotions and mental trauma from leaving their home countries, traveling to get to libya, suffering in many instances some terrible abuse and persecution in libya and then when they finally have the opportunity to flee, their only option is to go in these boats through people who profit from their desperation, and then hopefully, they will get rescued and picked up. it's a roller coaster of emotions and when people come onboard the safety of a ship, then people initially are relieved, but there's trauma and
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distress. of course we're seeing on a continuous basis terrible tragedies happening. many people died, 52 people died two days ago. yesterday, yet more people dying, and we ask ourselves when is it going to be that european policy makers actually wake up and address this situation in a responsible and humane way. >> enough to iraq. the country's top shia cleric is voicing support for protests. security is being tightened in the capitol ahead of the rally. the government must show of they're serious about fighting corruption. the prime minister greatest reform plan is for greater actions to civilians. let's go live to the capital. zeina, what are these protests all about and why are so many people determined to take part?
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>> people have started to gather at tahrir square in baghdad, as well as in other squares across southern iraq. these protests have been going on now for weeks, every friday, people take total streets demanding an end to corruption. they want officials to be held accountable. this really started as a grassroots movement. people were frustrated about the lack of electricity, now it has become an uprising demanding change. they want the prime minister abadi to reform the political system in the country. he has promised reforms. we can't call these protests anti-government at the moment at least for now, because these people are taking to the streets to give abadi support to push ahead with these reforms. like you mentioned, the highest religious authority in the shia community is throwing his weight behind abadi as well. he is a very influential man in iraq, but abadi will need the
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help he can get. he is up against a lot of challenges. he is facing a challenge from within his ruling alliance, because at the end of the day, if he does carry out these reforms, it's going to hurt political parties take away their privileges, take away their power. while, you know, when the people take to the streets, what we've seen over the past weeks, they carry the iraqi flag. it's like a sign of unity that they have overcome sectarian divide. in iraq, there is a divide within the majority of shia community between the security and political factions in this community, which have gone stronger, really, than the states. >> what are these reforms that the prime minister is proposing, and as he manages to push them through, will it be enough to take the sting out of these protests? >> well, this is what they are demanding. they want the prime minister to reform the political system, which has been in place in 2003.
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that political system divides power according to sectarian and ethnic lines. appointments are made not according to merit, but according to sectarian and party affiliations. people are really growing frustrated. they can no longer cope. it's not just a lack of basic services and what they see as mismanagement by the government, a lot of the youth of iraq are trying to find a way out of the country. there's still no -- they don't find any hope. abadi is under a lot of pressure. for now, they are not calling on him to leave power. they're trying to give him that support, but like i mentioned, he's up against powerful factions. abadi has a weak government. the government's strength, really is from its members, and its members, some of them are -- some of these politicians actually have paramilitary groups which are stronger than the iraqi army, so a lot of
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challenges ahead, but undoubtedly a crucial moment in iraq's history, really. >> many thanks live from baghdad. >> turkey's prime minister is forming an interim cabinet to oversee new elections. a vote will be held in november. two major opposition parties rejected the opportunity to be part of a government but it may have representatives from the kurdish h.d.p. >> that's not a finished job. that's not a full recovery. >> president obama returns to new orleans to mark strides and setbacks 10 years after hurricane katrina. >> i find the idea of people going around on the straits checking people's papers
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orwellen. >> why sauce sauces olympians won't be given any help to sleep. >> there have been mass protests in guatemala calling on the president to resign. most of his cabinet has stepped down. we have this report. >> tens of thousands of people packed into guatemala city central park. they want an end to government corruption and harsh punishment for those involved. there is widespread anger and frustration at a political system people say has failed them with calls louder than ever for the president to step down. >> we are tired, but we know that now is the time to rise up. guatemala's never been poor.
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the government has stolen from us. we want to show the word that the people united can achieve change. >> the president's televised sunday of any involvement in a multi-million dollars scandal only serve to bring more people to the streets. many schools and businesses were shut to allow students and staff to take part. they were joined by groups from rural guatemala who have been blocking roads around the country for days. >> guatemala might be a country of sharp divisions with rich and poor, urban and rural, seldom coming together. that's what makes this protest so unique. people from controls the country and from different social backgrounds uniting forces for a common goal. >> the president watched the demonstrations on security cameras from the safety of a government office. just days ago, a judge indictmented the former vice president for fraud, bribery and elicit association. congress has taken the first step in a protest that could
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impeach the president for involvement in the same scam. this analyst says the president has few choices available to him. >> guatemala might be a country with sharp divisions, rich and poor, rural and urban seldom coming together, but that's what makes this protest unique. people from across the country and from different social backgrounds are uniting forces for a common goal. >> guatemalans will have a chance to vote for a new president in just over a week, but with the leading candidate all dogged by controversy, people here say their fight is far from over. david mercer, al jazeera, guatemala city. >> in chile, thousands of students have marched in the capital santiago, protesting delays in government plans to introduce free education. daniel reports from santiago.
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>> these student marches have become a regular part of the political landscape, demanding fundamental change to an education system, they say it is unfair and should be free to all. the wealthy are able to send their children to exclusive schools and universities, while the less wealthy are having to send their children to public schools for which they say they still have to pay. they are underfunded with poor facilities. several people in control were appointed in 1973. >> there are clashes between the police and protestors. tear gas and water cannons are being used and protestors throwing stones. with commodity prices falling, the government doesn't have the money to implement the fundamental changes these students are asking for. it does seem with negotiations
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moving very, very slowly, these marches are likely to continue for some time to come. >> a border dispute when venezuela closed a major crossing and declared a state of emergency, more than 1,000 colombian migrants living in the area have been deported. columbia is calling for an emergency meeting of south american nations. >> india and pakistani border guards traded gunfire in the disputed kashmir region, killing nine people. six people died near the city and india said three were killed in the northern kashmir region. that's a 63 people were wounded on both sides of the border. india and pakistan you'd each other of unprovoked fire. the latest fighting led to prosecutor tests in the indian administered kashmir. members of the national panthers
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party are angry as what they say is continuous firing by pakistani troops. >> pakistan has been lifting our territory. it has been attacking our national pride and honor. it has its missile launchers resumed to mon truss proportions, highly reprehensible. we need to take a tough posturing against pakistan. >> boko haram violence in nigeria has led to thousands was children becoming orphans. one organization is helping them as we report. >> this is what boko haram doesn't want them to have, an
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education. these chirp are off fans whose parents are among thousands of people killed by the armed group in northern nigeria. their school and home for now offers them a new start, but the transition has not been easy. >> we are trying gradually to bring them out of the bad experience, let them forget about it. it is a gradual process and they are coming out gradually from the bad situation. >> it's been six months since they have been here trying to adjust. >> the children here may be making progress, trying to be kids again, but most live with the trauma they have experienced for the rest of their lives. some have seen what no child should ever see. >> many are still in shock. the youngster's story was particularly sad. boko haram fighters decapitated his father in front of him.
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the traumatized boy says very little, and is detached from the rest. >> he tells me he wants to be a doctor to help people in pain. his adjustment to life has been particularly hard. >> the impact of boko haram violence here are physical and psychological. he was shot in the face and the 4-year-old is having nightmares and behaves be a normally. the school which is run by the state government has 100 children and more are expected. >> it's not that big a deal for us to take care of this children in the family school, we believe we have the determination which will not allow these children to be denied their normal growth as individuals. >> back at the school, it's play time. at least to help take their minds off what they've been through. the teachers say they keep
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asking when they're parents will come for them and when they're going home. al jazeera, nigeria. >> in april, unireceive is looking at nigeria. the report says 800,000 children have been forced from their homes, some of them recruited by boko haram as fighters, cooks, porters and lookouts. the report said young women and girls are forced into major and rape. they are damaging schools and more than 196 teachers and 314 school children were killed by the group last year. the head of the nigerian national information centered, the government agency set up two years ago to quiche nigerians updated on the fight against boko haram joins us. is it possible to put a figure
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on the number of children who have been orphaned by the fighting with boko haram? >> there is a comprehensive arrangement to take care of not just the orphans, but other children who are in various camps. together, we could have a figure of the chirp reaching up to almost 50% of those in camps, so that is just particularly the situation. >> ok. >> some of those kids are in camps, they are being cared for. others we heard just a few moments ago have been recruited by boko haram. >> the multi-lateral assessment ordered by -- indicated that a
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number of agencies are working closely to ensure the children are taken care of in the communities they live so they are not completely delinked from society. it is a traumatic experience and so in the interests of government, it has concentrated in that direction. >> why hasn't the nigerian government been able to find the kidnapped girls and rescue them after all this time? it's been 500 days. >> the government of nigeria has taken efforts. it has recorded the damaging capacity on the main structure of obama hair in the areas they have operated and is concentrating on the search of those girls. nothing is left to chance.
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there is a response strategy that the president has ordered making sure that these girls and others are rescued. it is a top priority of government. >> many thanks for being with us, the head of the nigerian national information center. >> tropical storm erika is currently making its way across the caribbean island of puerto rico. the storm that killed four people i in in dominica. floods wiped out roads and swamped villages. it's expected to reach hurricane status on monday. >> u.s. president barack obama has been meeting with residents
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of new orleans. it's been 10 years since the city of devastated by hurricane katrina. the process of rebuilding has been quite a struggle, as andy gallagher reports. >> this isn't president obama's first time in new orleans. he has marked evidence of hurricanes before, but he talked about the cities rising poverty, particularly months r. among its african-american population, addressing a crowd, he tackled the issue head-on. >> our work here won't be done when almost 40% of children still live in poverty in this city. that's not a finished job. that's not a full recovery. >> outside the new community center, residents waited to catch a glimpse of the president. he remains popular in this community, but many here of complaints about what they see as the city's uneven recovery. >> they should have gave it to the people here, but they
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didn't, because the majority of these people was black and poor. >> to rent a home now, one bedroom is at least $900, so the rental issue for housing, the market just is skyrocketing. >> to compound that, the lower ninth ward still carries highly visible scars of a storm that for many changed everything. >> to witness firsthand the challenges president obama was talking about, you only have to walk a couple of streets from where he made his street to see things like this. more than half the population of the lower ninthward have returned. the ricing cost of living may be the biggest challenge. >> the president told resident that is their efforts hadn't gone unnoticed. >> i'm here to say, i'm here to hold up a mirror and say because of you, the people of new
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orleans working together, this city is moving in the right direction. i have never been more confident that together we will get to where we need to go. you inspire me. >> the president's focus on poverty and race will be welcomed by many here. tackling those problems may take many more years. al jazeera, new orleans, louisiana. >> we heard a few moments ago that tropical storm erika is strengthening. let's find out where it is headed and whether it's going to become a hurricane. the meteorologist is here with us. richard. >> you take the latest track literally, you have to say that the chance of forming a hurricane is less. there's sun certainty. it interacts with each of those caribbeanized and obviously goes over the island, it weakens as it stays over warmer, open water. there's still a matted looking feature. it doesn't look like a classic hurricane setup, but has
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produced vast amounts of rain with the flooding there. the track is expected to go across the northern tip of dominican republic and maybe just making landfall towards florida. florida's governor's called a state of emergency for monday when expected land fall will occur. if it hits florida, it will do something as nothing more than a tropical storm and heavy rain across the caribbean by that time. if it was a little further into the atlantic, it would pick up very warm water, in which case it would stand a chance of developing into a hurricane. obviously a lot of potential here. meanwhile in the pacific, things are looking lively. we have one, not two, but three storm systems. let me introduce you to the hurricanes and tropical storm. the main one is going to be this one, it's going to move towards hawaii over the next few days. could be quite a nasty system.
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hopefully, it will pass just by the islands. >> a thick stream of lava has erupted from hawaii's big island. the fast moving flow has crept into a nearby forest. scientists say it is not expected to threat that populated areas. kilauea is one of the most active volcanos in the world. >> still to come, more of a desperate journeys coverage. we'll report from a greek island where the mayor's office says that it's ink ing under the weight of refugees. ed dead sea is dying, looking increasingly endangered.
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>> you're with the news hour from doha. austrian police said it recovered 71 bodies from the back of a truck. the victims were refugees, four were children. four men have been arrested, one is believed to be the owner of the vehicle and two thought to be the drivers. ate two people drowned off the coast of libya. many who died were believed to be trapped in the hull of the vessel when it went down.
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>> security is being tightened in the iraqi capital ahead of an anti corruption level. the ayatollah said that the government must show of it is serious about fighting corruption. >> more now on our top story. the refugees arriving in europe, many of them come from syria. the u.n.'s refugee agency says that only around 6% have the syrians who fled the conflict sought safety in europe. more now on the figures from al jazeera's caroline malone. >> 350,000 syrians applied for asylum in europe over the last four years, half in germany and sweden. there are 10 times that number in the middle east in north africa, more than 4 million. about the same number of people who live in berlin. iraq despite its troubles has 250,000 refugees from syria, more than 620,000 syrians are in
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camps in jordan. the people living in lebanon are now syrian refugees, nearly 1.2 million people. nearly 2 million syrians have fled turkey, the equivalent of the population of brussels. >> many syrians who make it to turkey see the greek island of lesbos as a stepping stone to western europe. with local authorities still waiting assistance from brussels, there's little to welcome new arrivals there. we have a report on an island struggling to cope. >> this is the letter to the greek prime minister, mr. alexis tsipras, asking, saying that we are dealing with a major humanitarian crisis. >> in the mayor's office, the chief of staff explains that lesbos island is sinking under the weight of refugees. >> they've promised help. how much help have you actually received? >> actually, to be honest, we
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haven't received yet a single euro. >> with what appeared to be the best of intentions, the ministry is doing what it can to house and process refugee numbers that are now a third of all arrivals anywhere in the e.u. every month. >> are you phoning your family? >> yes. >> he is talking with his family, that he is safe and no problems until now. >> dishing out food in the camp is the man, until recently feeding homeless in athens. >> it's not just the greek government, it's the european union, n.g.o.'s, where are they? here there are only volunteers. >> when you look around you in this camp, do you wonder whether you made the right decision to leave syria? >> it's hard, very hard to leave
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our country, syria. no other choice. it's a war. and here we are safe. >> there is another camp, harder to find, run by that the police and we don't get inside, but we're told the conditions are much worse. >> they refer to it as the detention center. that's what it was originally designed to be, a detention center for illegal migrants who have been arriving on lesbos for years, hidden in the hills like a dirty secret. >> what is happening now is quite different. these are refugees and their numbers growing rapidly. an estimated 3,000 crossed the water from turkey in just the last 24 hours and there's no hiding them, not in the port and public parks where they wait for ferries off the island, not in the local cemetery where they
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lie in anonymous numbered graves. lesbos island, greece. >> police in australia have called off a random visa check operation following a public outcry. hundreds protested in the city of melbourne. >> it was supposed to be a flagship policing mission but instead operation fortitude became operation ineptitude. >> police were forced to admit it is going badly. >> this is not nazi germany and we need to fight it now. >> the reaction was such that a
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blunt statement had to be issued. >> it's been clumsy. >> they've brought the city to a standstill. local politicians and media watchers likened it to an action by a fascist government. >> south korea's red cross asked north korea to consider talks on family reunions in september. the issue was discussed last week during efforts to deescalate tensions. hundreds of families have been separated since the end of the korean war in 1953, the last reunion was in north korea last year. >> meanwhile, sexual and u.s.
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wrapped up their biggest ever joint military drill. 2,000 soldiers rehearse add live fire exercise. the two week drill included a north korean attack on a south korean border post. >> they sealed off the area and
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forced them from their homes. in the pouring rain, they began their search for a new place to live. >> this is as close as we can get to the camp, which in the last seven years has become home to 300 people, including dozens of women and children, most of whom attended the local schools. as of right now, are on the move and homeless yet again. >> a local counselor was on hand to explain why this was happening. >> the expulsion of this camp follows a court order. a judge decided in february to order the evacuation. the people in the camp had six months to organize a departure. >> we had earlier visited the camp which provided some stability. a place from where families could begin to integrate. the local council explained it received no help from the government which has little
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patience for the people. there is one of the 80 families who once called this place home. >> we'll have to sleep on the streets or in front of the town hall. what can we do? where can we sleep? i have four children. >> n.g.o.'s say closing the camp simply moves the problem somewhere else. >> every time they are expelled, these people have to move and start again from zero. we have to find them again when they are spread out. we have to recontact them, get them back in the health system, find the new jobs, new schools. we have to start again from scratch. >> they want the authorities to let them stay and prove the facilities. this is a time which budget cuts and the government seems ununable to implementing
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realistic policies. al jazeera, paris. >> the most senior vatican official to be charged has died before he could go on trial. joseph was a former ambassador to the dominican republic. he was charged with sexually abusing young boys. he died of natural causes, his case was a way of the vatican dealing with clergy accused of sexual abuse. >> guns have long flowed into mexico across its u.s. and southern borders. there is so many illegal weapons floating around that the government has run programs for citizens to exchange them for wash and toys. that makes it an appropriate
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place for the first international government talks to control the arms trade. officials from 121 countries flew into the resort town of cancun. >> we're ensuring that weapons don't reach the wrong hands of terrorist, organized crime or those who want to vital human rights. it's important progress. >> the aim, to hammer out details which will make an already existing international arms trade treaty operational. those include empowering the secretariat who will police and conduct transparency on handguns, tankers, fighter planes and war ships. >> the treaty will force the premise of a more peaceful world. i commend those states pro proposing responsible arms transport. >> the hope is to decrease the violence in syria, iraq and
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mexico. a plan to track guns into mexico dock fired on the united states. the biggest challenge remains persuading countries to be transparent about their arms exports, not easy in an industry long cloaked in secrecy. al jazeera, mexico city. >> a 24 hour call center in south africa is providing much needed counseling for victims of domestic abuse. the country has one of the worlds highest rates of violence against women with one in three in an abusive relationship. al jazeera has the story. >> this is jenny. it's not her real name because we are directing her identity. she came to this women's shelter for help after leaving her abusive partner.
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she suffered physical abuse for years and will need counseling to recover. africa has one of the highest levels of violence against women by men. a department of social development has set up a dedicated call center for victims of domestic violence and abuse. since the center opened a year and a half ago, it's received more than 4,000 calls from women and children. callers are counseled and referred to the necessary services in their area. want center includes dozens of social workers available 24 hours a day. >> the president would also change the way we delivery social services. we have never had a social
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record, giving counseling. we recognize that technology can play a vital role in delivering social services, including gender based violence. >> there are concerns that some abuse victims are still afraid to ask for help. africa's minister of women said affairs said women knead to be at the center of change. >> their actual challenge is what we face, the issue of the mindset to extend making sure tuesday, change of mindsets is ok within the continent. we still have a lot to do. >> while new laws protect women, there are still concerns about how they're enforced. >> women get killed every day. some get killed with protection orders in their hands. we've got to talk about in the
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justice system, how do they save women in this country. >> until her partner respects her rights, this shelter row mains home for jenny. al jazeera, johannesburg. >> one of the survivors of a war time break out from a prisoner of war camp died at the age of 101. pilot australian paul was one of more than 70 prisoners of war who escaped a german camp southeast of berlin in may of 1944. the mass breakout inspired the hollywood film, the great escape. all but three who fled were eventually recaptured or killed. his death leaves just one survivor still alive today. >> still to come on the program, a london pop art art incidents station that's too beautiful to deflate. >> in sport, an american hurdler goes for gold if the world
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championships just days before he's due to undergo a kidney transplant.
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>> pam painers warn of annoyingologyical disaster in the red sea, which they say is shrinking.
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>> it's one of the most popular tourist destinations in the region, but environmentalists say the dead sea, which borders israel and the occupied west bank and jordan is shrinking rapidly. the ancient salt lake famous or its water and mud has been losing meters of its water every year. an israeli tour guide said the decline of the dead sea and apparent indifference of neighboring governments has been shocking. >> i see the dead sea as a international property. it's really one of a kind in the word and it should be an international world heritage, and instead of, we are destroying it, and it's being degraded from day to day. >> the dead sea is shrinking because 70% of its natural water sources are being diverted mainly by israel, jordan and syria for farming and drinking water.
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the remaining 30% of deterioration is called by pot ash mining operations in israel and jordan. environmentalists are concerned about the hundreds of sink holes that have opened around it. some are as deep as a two story building. >> the sinkhole development is because of the drop of the level of the dead sea and associated with that drop is the drop in the ground water level. that causes areas that were previously within salty water to be flushed by fresh water. >> some projects have been launched to try and save the dead sea, but environmentalists warn that it could take decades to repair the ecological damage, and that until the neighboring
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countries stop diverting waters to the ancient lake or put an end to mining practices, it's all but certain to dry up. al jazeera at the dead sea. >> time now for sport. >> olympic champion hurdler merit has won a bronze medal in the men's 110 meters just four days before he undergoes a kidney transplant. the american said this week that he's treating every race as if it could be his last. he finished a time, missing the silver med doll spot. a russian is the new world champion. >> dutch sprinter won the women's 200-meter title in a word championship record time of 21.63. she beat jamaica. it's only the second time in
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history that three women have broken the 222nd mark. >> china had track success. >> kenya remain top of the medal table. after friday, the united states is second with four gold just ahead of jamaica and great britain. >> an issue came up after bolt was knocked down on a cameraman on a segue in beijing. >> he said he was sorry. as much as he could, but i checked to make sure he was ok, because i think he got the worst of it, because he was off balance, he was falling backwards. i'm not sure if he hit his head, but it was scary.
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accidents happen and i have to few cuts, but it's nothing that i've never done to myself in training, so i'll be all right. the rumor i'm trying to start is that justin gatlin paid him off, but i'm all right, so it's all good. >> i want my money back. he didn't complete the job. >> olympians will be band from taking sleeping tablets. officials hope to avoid a similar incident to the one in london when six members of the australian team were find and given suspended bans for taking a drug to help ease anxiety. >> jordan speith made a disappointing start to his start. the american shot a four over par 74 in the opening round of the back piece. he sits nine shots behind four
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leaders, including may go partner bubba watson. >> the draw is being held friday, the pair have met twice in grand slams this year. murray winning both encounters in straight sets. women's defending champion serena williams is aiming to plead a grand slam. >> the connecticut open, caroline gathers beat in straight sets. next will play the defending champion. >> marco andretti let a motorcade in justin wilson's
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number 25 car. the british driver had previously raced in formula won and had won seven races in indy car. wilson's injuries were caused in an accident where he was hit by a police of debris from another driver's car. >> we've got to remember justin not only as a -- what he was as a great driver, but a great person, and that's what i guarantee, if you were to be here with us, he would be having a great time, he would be laughing and it's just a shame obviously we lost someone so special. we still continue to pray for his family. >> there's more sport on our website. for the latest check out that's all the sport for now. more a little bit later. >> 100,000 white balloons have been installed in london's co vent garden part of the french artist invasion series in which etch uses white balloons to fill
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space. he explains why he chose london as the site of his first display outside of france. >> i am a photographer and i use balloons for my art. it's a metaphor of a huge earth. i wanted to connect people with the past and to refresh their memories. >> every year, we try and bring culture into co vent garden. it is surrounded by art, culture and performance, part of its d.n.a. what charles is able to do is by his art installation is marry the contemporary with the historic. >> it fakes five days to inflate the balloons and four nights,
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for something like 400,000 balloons. i don't count them. i put a life inside, like the rhythm. when i have been contacted by the garden, i decided to come and just cover this place to try and find an idea that could be interesting in this place. >> it's a little strange, different, i guess, but it's cool. i like it. it's kind of beautiful. >> it reminds me of a bit of thunder and lightning coming out of the clouds. >> it's going to be flocking around, wondering oh, my goodness, what is this. it is actually amazing. >> beautiful, that's it for the news hour. stay with us here on al jazeera. another full bulletin of news straight ahead. see you in just a moment.
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