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>> hello, from al jazeera's headquarters in doha. this is jane dutton. the court sentences three al jazeera journalist toss three years in prison. thousands rally across malaysia's capital calling for a clean government. people on the streets of
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lebanon. we have the latest on the you stink protest movement. >> we'll have all the latest from sport, including the championships in beijing where usain bolt has snagged his third gold medal after anchoring the relay teams for a fourth successive 4 x 400 meters title. >> deliberate attack on press freedom egyptian court sentence three al jazeera journalists to jail. peter greste, who was sentenced in abstentia, said that the verdict was political. >> hope then heartbreak in an
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egyptian courtroom. the retrial was supposed to give mohamed fahmy, baher mohammed and peter greste a second opportunity to clear their names. instead justice was denied yet again. >> i don't know how i'm going to survive this without him. he did nothing. >> the judge said that he wanted to make clear to the people of egypt that these men were not journalists and doctored videos for air. then he sentenced them to more prison time. three years for fahmy and greste. three and a half for mohammed. they've already spend more than a three and a half years behind bars. greste won't serve the time because he has been deported to australia, but it will inhibit his ability to work as a course upon glint my heart is wit
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correspondent. >> my heart is with them. >> from the beginning the case has been called a sham. leaders including president obama have joined journalists across the globe condemning it. the men have been convicted of aiding the muslim brotherhood, which the egyptian government now deems a terrorist group. >> they were arrested on false charges. they were convicted without a shred of evidence. at no point during the long drawn-out retrial did any of the unfounded allegations stand up to scrutiny. >> the canadian government is demanding fahmy's immediate deportation. now that it's proven that it's driven by politics not truth it is time for the president to pardon the men. >> it sends a dangerous message that there are judges in egypt who will allow their courts to become instrument it's of oppression and propaganda. >> now the legal fight continues. but greste says they need the
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global community to fight with them by continuing the free a.j. staff campaign. >> we can cross now to our diplomatic editor james bays in london. he has been monitoring reaction to the verdict. what has been said, james? >> more and more reaction has been coming in, jane, and the statements coming from all around the world all condemning these sentences. let me give you the latest one from the european union. they put out a statement stating that it represent asset back for freedom of expression in egypt. the statement goats on peter greste's sentencing in abstentia a breach of egypt in international law. the statement from the australian morning ministry.
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a statement from the minister for the middle east saying i'm deeply concerned by the sentences handed down today against the journalists in egypt. he goes on that these sentence also undermine confidence against strong long term statement. also we heard from the united nations. i've spoken with the huma the office of human rights in geneva to the spokesman of the high commissioner of human rights. they told me that we've had huge concerns about this case all along. he went on, we're very disturbed by these sentences and the extra pressure it puts on journalist who is are just trying to do their jobs. >> what is going to be done about it? >> well, i'm sure there is going to be more pressure now put on the egyptians for the plans for an appeal. i think it is worth noting that you've heard lots of people over previous months come out,
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including, as you say, president obama, john kerry and others. you've heard that public pressure. what perhaps you don't know is the amount of private pressure, the quiet diplomacy that has gone on. i can tell you from my private conversations from the united nations governments of all sorts including the united states also u.n. officials when they met the egyptians they have raised this issue consistently. what is quite odd is that the feeling i got at the united nations there have been a lot of diplomats there in recent weeks in new york, most who have contact with the egyptians felt that the egyptian officials from the foreign ministry they had spoke to wanted this whole matter to come to an end. our journalists are back in jail, and the fight to free them is back on. >> james as said canada's minister of foreign affairs is calling for mohammed fahmy's immediate release. in a statement he said canada is
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disappointed with mohammed fahmy's conviction today. this undermines the confidence in the rule of law in egypt. the government of canada continues to call on the egyptian government t to use all tools in its disposal to resolve mr. fahmy's case and allow his immediate return to canada. good to have you with us. before we talk about canada's response how did you feel when you heard this news? >> we've been working on this since fahmy and his colleagues were arrested a year and a half ago, and we were really hoping for a better result today. it's a nightmare. it's a night mayor fo nightmare
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for them, it's a nightmare for the press freedom. they have no interest in protecting humans rights. rather they're simply a tool for the political regime of the day. >> canada was disappointed, they wanted the case resolved and allow for his immediate return. mohammed fahmy's immediate return. is canada doing enough? >> if canada had done enough a year ago mohammed fahmy would not be in jail right now. they've mishandled this immensely, and we've been extremely disappointed with our government. they have been actively working on this file thanks to a massive up swelling in canada that forced them to act because they had no interest in acting when fahmy was arrested to begin with. they had been working on this case and i spoke with mohammed
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yesterday and he said that the government has been very active. the statement was fairly strong, finely, and so we hope that they're going to be doing enough, and they'll handle this better than they have in the past. now is the opportunity to use their clout. we know the egyptians. they desperately need trade from western countries, especially from canada. they need our investment, and they care what we have to say. it is important that they push hard, push effectively using dimcy to get these men pardoned or at the very least get mohammed fahmy deported. but we'll continue fighting for mohammed because he does not have another government pushing for his release. we feel that deportation is probably likely. for mohammed fahmy and our canadians are asking our government to push for that. i've been in touch with the opposition parties. we have an election going on
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right now so now is a good time for our government to feel that pressure to act. we feel it will be a good outcome for mohammed fahmy. but i'm very worried. >> peter greste in australia as he heard that verdict. >> peter greste was with his lawyer in sydney watching for news from cairo by post of social media by journalists in the courtroom. >> the verdicts, when they came, were not what he was hoping for. >> you just heard the news. what is your immediate reaction. >> i'm finding it hard to find the words to describe what is happening at the moment. we always knew there was a
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danger of conviction because the authorities have so much at stake in this, they've invested so much in this case. but i'm just absolutely devastated for my colleagues in particular. i won't be going back to prison. i'm not going to go to egypt. but my colleagues will, and i know what they're going to have to go back to. i know the prison conditions. i know the families that they're going to be leaving behind, and it breaks my heart to know what they're going to have to go through. >> what are the options from here for you and the others? >> well, they are two separate paths. the others still have the option to appeal once more to the court of concession. we'll have to see what happens with that. they've got 60 days to lodge that appeal. but for me, i have no option for appeal. because i'm not physically have. i have to be physically present in egypt to be able to do that. the only option for me is to go for a presidential pardon.
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>> you've just spoken to australia's foreign minister, what did they have to say? >> she told me that she was also quite shocked and upset by the ruling. and she said that the australian government will pursue every legal and diplomatic means to overturn these convictions. so the australian government seems right behind me. i'm very pleased i've had that expression of support. >> thank you very much. >> we'll speak now to spokesman for u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon. she joins us on the phone. good to have you with us. what is your response to what just happened in egyptian court. >> thank you, good afternoon. [ lost audio ]
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>> we'll have to leave it there. if we can get to you later we'll appreciate that. thank you. as you can imagine there has been a lot of response on social media. what have they been saying? >> it's been huge. it's good to see the free aj staff hashtag get reinvigorated here. what i did want to talk about first of all is a little look at how other media have been covering the story because their support we have to say is valuable. first of all have a look at this. this was from sky news in the u.k.. it is seen in others parts of the world an. this was a shot i took earlier. which shows ian lee, a correspondent for cnn, but not
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being able to report from egypt, cnn offered to talk on our own channel, which is a great sign of journalist solidarity with our journalist who is are in jail. contrast that with what some people have been seeing in egypt. i was quite staggered by this one. this is a news website in--the website of a newspaper. if i press translate from arabic there. they're saying a ring of hope. the diamond impresses the audience. what they're talking about is amar clooney who is lawyer for mohammed fahmy but they're more interested in the ring from george clooney. that's what viewers and readers were seeing today.
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let's go to the grassroots. it shows that #free aj staff is very strong in europe, africa, australia as well. if we look at the united states as well, there is good strength all over the world for free aj staff. when we put that on to a graph, which i've got down here, it translates a bit more. you see how the hashtag has bubbled along. this is a two-month snapshot and then it shot up with the number of impressions with how many times it has seen on people's time lines or in their searches. that's really great. but i do have to say that there is an element of hashtag fatigue. if we go back to the first 12 months of the hashtag we had 160,000 contributers, that is individual people who have tweeted with the hashtag free aj
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staff. but then we go back to the last two months, and it's this one that i want to focus in on, 9,392. what that is telling us in the last two months there have been 9,000 contributers in the first 12 months. there were 160,000. at that rate it is a lot slower and that's how social media does work. it ebbs and flows and who knows what will happen tomorrow and what the hashtag will be then. but that's how the numbers stack up. if you have anything more interesting to let me know about, pleads do. please do. we'll keep you up to all the latest and statements here from al jazeera. >> thanks for that, kamal. much more to come on the al jazeera news hour. the flow of refugees into europe is showing no signs of slowing down in hungary. the latest stop on their desperate journey. ♪ we didn't forth them
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♪ others may have >> live in new orleans as the city marks ten years since it was overwhelmed by hurricane katrina. in sport mofarah makers more history at athletic championships. we have those details coming up later in the program. >> protesters are back on the streets in lebanon's capital. a rally last weekend turn violent. demonstrators fought with riot police. we're live from beirut. how is it playing out this time around, jamal? >> well, jane, so far you can hear the music blaring behind me its relatively small crowd compared to last week. however, it is picking up as the hours go by. they were expecting--they had hoped people would assemble in
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beirut starting 20 minutes ago or so, and the grads are increasing. which ever side you look at, people are coming in. i'm going to introduce one of the protesters here, who has come to join this demonstration so we can get an idea of why exactly people are coming here today. >> i really think it's a matter of human dignity. i don't think--i don't think issues are like corruption. i think when you strike at human dignity they get revolted like this. this has been going on for three weeks. not of this scale but it has gone on for three weeks. the trash has reached the homes. it's the most physical assault on human dignity, it's all linked to much bigger corruption scandal that has been ongoing for decades now. a couple of decades now. >> do you think these protests
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are enough to solve this--as you say, decades-long corrupt government? >> the thing about these protests, and a lot of people misrepresented it as an anti-government thing. it is an anti-establishment protest. the lebanese people have been suffering for years from not just misrepresentation and corruption, which is often been the problem that many countries have, but we're so sectarian in our policies when you're born here and you see the limitations of what you can do as a citizen you have no ownership to your nationality, and very often you actually don't do anything about it. but when you start mobilizing with the idea that they might get liberty to do that, all of a sudden your nationality is not what you've ordained it to be or what the politicians have ordained it to be for you, but all of a sudden you can recreate it because this is what public
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opinion is about. >> you say it's against the establishment, gets the sectarian nature of the system here. but isn't that also its weakness, that it does not have any of the constitution behind it. is this enough to change the political tem that is governed? >> nothing nothing in the history of the world, in governments and establishment are ever changed but by the people. it's never the people in power who will say, i'm going to change this thing that has been working for me. every single historical moment in the world whereby the people got liberty was by the people and for the people and often without the plan in the beginning. it's often because of the human dignity strike that it takes to the streets, then you see the crowd. it's burgeoning. i have no doubt, i have no doubt that if they stay in that mood,
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if we stay consistent we will be able to reach the lebanon that we--many of us dream of having. it's lebanon of human rights and human dignity and liberty to be able to be lebanese without the hurdles of the corruption. >> thank you very much. as you hear the very powerful words from the protesters who are taking part of the demonstration. it is important to know that there are no political flags being raised here. the only flags being raised by the protesters is the flag of lebanon. that's what people are drawing on. >> powerful, indeed. thanks for that, jamal. tens of thousands of malaysians have gathered and calling for the prime minister to resign. >> they charge what they want their government to be, bersih,
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or clean. >> they need to clean up their act. it's been corrupt for too long. we're disappointed. >> the demonstrators gathered at key locations around kuala lumpur, ignoring government and police declarations that their protests are illegal. >> i want a better future for my children, a fair country where dreams can be achieved through fair elections and their voice can be heard. >> this movement has staged for rallies before calling for things like electoral reform and greater transparency from the ruling coalition that has run the country since 1957. but allegations surfaced last month that the prime minister had taken almost $700 million from the state investment fund. he denies the allegation and said that the money came from a private middle eastern donor. regardless, the bersih say it
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it's time for him to go and for the party to be curtailed. >> they control all the different areas of power. that kind of thing has to change. >> this rally has cut across racial lines from the chinese to indian communities as well as the malays. >> this is where the protesters are coming to, the independent square right in the heart of kuala lumpur. this area has been the t focal point of so many protests over the years. >> protest leaders say they won't try to go t into the square itself that is getting ready for celebrations. al jazeera, kuala lumpur. >> thailand's military is questioning a foreign man
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thought to be involved in the bombing in central bangkok. they found bombing materials and several passports when they arrested him. he's the first person arrested in the attack of a religious shrine, which killed 20 people. four men have appeared in the court of 71 refugees in an abandoned truck. prosecutors have asked to keep them under arrest on suspicion of people smuggling. the refugees were found thursday not far from austria-hungary border. the flow of refugees continues with hundreds of people crossing from serbia into hungry hungary . >> many have run out of water, but they still have the will to carry on. many are so exhausted they have no idea that they've pasted the
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post marking the border into hungary. it's hard to take in the fact that these people have walked more than 15 kilometers in this searing heat. another stage in this long journey, and even though now they're crossing into the european union the problems aren't over. these people unlike hundreds of others have not tried to run away from the hungarian border police. they're gathered up and taken to registration camps. women and children get priority. and the bus leaves behind people who are frustrated and unsure of what happens next. this man is from damascus in syria. he made two attempts to cross from turkey to greece by sea. at first he was arrested and detained abouted. the second he was rescued by the
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cord guard. >> we have from the greek border to here, this is the most i have experienced in my life 37. >> in the town where buses of refugees and migrants have spent up to four days in region camps are arriving at a railway station. they're grateful for food and water provided by a voluntary group, but they're confused to what is going on. >> they don't have enough information. before they're crossing the border they don't have enough information. if they cross the border. if they step into the european union, what will happen? what is their rights? >> these refugees don't know their rights. like everyone else this young woman from syria gets a travel paper. but within hungary only. she fears she'll be taken to a camp and detained. instead of taking a free train ride she looks for a taxi to take her to the capital of budapest.
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she's traveling with her 13-year-old brother. it appears they want to prepare the way for the rest of the family. >> get my father to germany. >> it is for your parents, you want to get your father? >> yes, yes, and my mother. >> it's highly likely they'll end up crossing the next border using people smugglers. as they leave more arrive. so it goes on 24 hours a day. andrew simmons, al jazeera. hungary. >> search teams in libya are still scouring the waters for 185 people believed missing after a boat full of refugees and migrants sank on thursday. at least 117 people are confirmed dead so far. it's thought that they were trapped in the hull when the boat went down when 200 others were rescued. three people have been arrested accused of organizing the crossing. >> still up on the news hour, trapped on the front line the battle against the armed group
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continues. border travel between venezuela and colombia, tension between the latin american neighbors escalates. and in sport find out as manchester city are set to make it four wins out of four in the english premiere league.
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>> this was the worst civil engineering disaster in the history of the united states. >> 10 years after hurricane katrina. >> it was like a nuclear bomb had gone off - everything smelt like dead bodies. >> one constant. >> music has been the essence of this city. >> inspires a community to rebuild its city. >> we gonna bring this city back one note at a time. >> and overcome hard times in the big easy. >> we are bigger, we're better, we're stronger.
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>> hello again, you're watching the al jazeera news hour. a judge in egypt has found three al jazeera journalists guilty in their retrial. mohamed fahmy, baher mohammed and peter greste were sentenced to at least three years in prison. the men were accused of helping the now manned muslim brotherhood. it has been called a deliberate attack on press freedom. protests back on the streets in the lebanon capital of beirut riot police and amnesty international are calling for restraint this time around. >> tens of thousands of malaysians have gathered in kuala lumpur, calling on its
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government to resign. wreaths are laid to remember the people killed by hurricane katrina. ten years ago the memorial in the u.s. city of new orleans kicked off a day of events marking its anniversary. what have you seen so far? what is the plan? >> well, we're in the lower ninth ward. this speaks to how new orleans will mark this tenth occasion. new orleans was flooded to the rate of 80%, close to 2,000 people died most of them here in this city. but a lot of progress has been made over the past decade. one of the pinnacle projects has been the $14 billion legacy system. it was the levies breaking ten
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years ago that led to the disaster of these city. we took a look beyond those protective walls. when hurricane katrina hit new orleans a decade ago it was too much for the aging levy system. catastrophic failures of flood walls led to the submergence of the almost the entire city. ten years later new orleans has invested $10 million in pumping stations and higher flood walls. it's supposed to give 100 years of protect and something that many are proud of. >> this affords us a greater protection than we've ever had before. yes, am i happy with it? yes, absolutely happy with it. >> outside of the relative safety of the high tech levy system in new orleans, it's a different story.
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>> that low point right there was a ditch you couldn't fit this boat in all that was land. that was all land back there. all they had was one little ditch that run through here. run through that pass. this is all destroyed. >> land loss is a critical issue in louisiana. the state is home to almost half of the nation's wetlands. erosion is blamed on oil exploration, storms and bad management, but it could have more deadly consequences. millions of dollars are being spent on coastal restoration projects but they can barely keep up with the pace of land loss. these barrier islands act as a buffer to storms. if they go it leaves new orleans exposed. >> families have been working these waters for generations, but now they feel that their way of life is under threat. they have lost 200 acres and say that just may be the start. >> the land, yes. it will be a while.
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it will go. there is nothing to stop it. >> new orleans now has a state of the art levy system that should prevent katrina-type flooding in the future. what is happening beyond these walls is the biggest threat in years to come. well, you can hear the celebrations starting here in the city. this is a city that still faces huge social issues one that president obama talked about when he was here on thursday. the wealth gap between blacks and whites is growing at a faster rate than any other city in the country. rents are rising, housing is rising putting poor people at a disadvantage. nonetheless, progress has been made. the tourism is back to what it was pre-katrina, but the president said that there is a lot of work left to be done. >> family members wh of those
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who died when the ferry capsized last year have marked 100 days since the sinking 300 people, mostly children died when the ferry went down. turkey says its fighter jets have carried out its first airstrikes on isil as part of the u.s.-led coalition. the government said it began to talk targets in syria on friday. last month they greed to play a moretive role against isil and gave access to key air base close to the syrian border. now a month after it ban, a military offensive in iraq's western anbar progress shows few signs of progress. hundreds of thousands of civilians have been displaced. many have taken refugee in a
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front line town near baghdad. >> one of the few towns where the state has a presence. the roads beyond this checkpoint lead to isil-controlled areas in north, west, and central iraq. this is the only lifeline for those cut off from the rest of the world. but only a few make it out. >> i managed to escape, but my family is still there. they don't allow people to leave. they tell the people that they should die along side them. sometimes they tell you if you want to leave you have to leave your women and children behind. >> some 300,000 people fled when isil captured ramadi, the pro convention capital of anbar in may. but as fighting intensifies between isil and government forces the human crisis is worsening. >> there is fighting and life is difficult. we had to drive in the desert to
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reach here. >> many of these people have relatives they left behind. hundreds of thousands are believed to be in isil-controlled cities and towns. while isil may have some support the majority are trapped. >> we are hostages. isil uses them as human shields. some pay to leave while others have to prove they're sick and need help. >> isil positions are less than a kilometer away. anbar has many front lines. one of them is here. isil has been trying to capture this area, but so far the rake army and volunteer fighters from the town have prevented the armed group from advancing. but much of the province is in ill's hands.
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it has been using suicide-bombings roadside bombs and boobie traps making it difficult for the army to break the groups' defenses. but on this front line the main concern is to protect the area of baghdad, just a few meters away. >> in syria, fighting has resumed in a number of key locations after cease-fire ended. the truce was found in the rebel-held town of zabadani. hostilities resumed on saturday after talks on the broader deal and evacuation of civilians broke down. tropical storm erikia has proud flooding, triggered mudslides and destroyed roads. the storm has set the island back 20 years.
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the u.s. hurricane center aggravated that the storm has lost team over cuba and has been downgraded to a trough of low pressure. tension between columbi colombia and venezuela has gone a notch up. >> at a rally on friday when president nicholas maduro announced the closure of yesterday another closure in colombia. >> to clean our country of paramilitary activity, crime, smuggling, kidnapping and drug trafficking. this is why i have extended the closure of the border. >> the closure of several border crossings began what has been a continuous escalations of tensions between the two countries. diplomatic talks earlier this week failed to ease tensions.
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both countries have now recalled their ambassadors. and in the streets people continue to line up for hours waiting for scarce food to arrive. >> closing the border has done nothing. it's us venezuelans who do this to ourselves. us selling cheap goods was so profitable that it became a way of life. >> as they plain the--as they explain the chronic shortages, they insist on the colombia colombian oligarchy was to blame. >> everything was leaving. food, petrol and everything. we tried to reach an agreement to establish a quota, but it was impossible. >> the venezuelan authorities report mass seizures of illicit
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goods, and they call it a success. but the deportation of i will grants has angered the colombian government. for those who live and work meters away the impact of the political dispute has come as a huge personal and financial cost. >> this was an animated town. colombians and venezuelans have lived here for decades like brothers. now my colombian employees fled. they were either deported or simply left in fear. >> tensions run so deep that the border remains closed. construction on this new and bigger bridge just kilometers away is taking place at full speed. it's a joint country that both countries said has been a symbol of their enduring relationship. al jazeera, on the border between venezuela and colombia.
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>> still ahead can something as simple of knitting change perspectives. and ahead of world athletics, anti-doping departments fight back. >> when you expose cheaters.
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>> hello again. people in myanmar will go to the polls for the first general election. the first vote in 25 years to achieve democracy. >> civil rights groups are working with designers to get key messages out to the public. voter registration, voter rights, and why it's important to vote. >> mthe change, maybe when we vote the right person to parliament. >> they're harnessing the power of technology from youtube videos calling on people to vote to mobile phone applications for checking voter registration
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details. >> the military leadership ignored results and continued to rule. >> and they're still powerful. the ruling union solidarity and development party consists of many former generals widely perceived to be still loyal to the military. perhaps aware of the deceptions against it. the party has unveiled some new faces, such as linn for wider appeal. >> i think being young and female people might doubt that i can do the job, but at the same time this is a great opportunity. >> the military's strongest hold on power is found in the constitution, which guarantees that 25% of seats in parliament and gives it an effective veto power. the main opposition party, the
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national lead for democracy has spearheaded the campaign for constitutional reform. >> we don't want the military to participate. >> he said that the process of reform will take years even if they win a big majority as many political observers predict it will. they say the winning power will have to have talks with military leaders for meaningful reforms to continue. >> there will be a process after the election where there is a bargaining to determine how much political space government has to operate within, and whether constitutional reform can be on the table. >> myanmar's transition from a more democratic form of government is only just beginning. al jazeera.
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>> usain bolt won another medal. >> not even a segue can stop usain bolt. two days after being knocked over by a cameraman he was back winning gold in beijing. it's his third medal at the world championships having already claimed the 100- and 200-meters. it was his 11th goal in told. they also won the women's race, shelly ann fraser prize getting her second gold of the championships. mo farah won the 5 o 5,000-meter after winning the 10,000-meter. he was the only man to win both
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in one championship. the americans' performance in the last ten events the 1500 meters as he finished with 9,045 points. richard par al jazeera. >> the iaaf said that he was shocked at the accusations that they had covered up test results. earlier this month they allege that 800 athletes had recorded suspicious blood tests. we have been speaking with al jazeera. "n" beijing. >> i'm shocked that they even exist, these allegations. we didn't turn a blind eye. we did blood test.
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now we're accused of having sitting on our end, and we vigorously defended ourselves. >> we welcome in office, and prove them that we did everything we could at the time based on the resources we have, and based on the applicable regulatory framework. >> could you find that from continent to continent there is a different reason why people use? >> well, it's a universal sport, and every country has a different education message be depending on the situation and the country. every time we educate, things
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are different culturally. that's a challenge. tailor made doping testing program, and you have to have a tailor made education program. >> fighting doping is perhaps more difficult for the sport whereas a sport like soccer we very rarely hear about doping issues. does that irk you? >> yes, a lot. because of the accusation against us. a lot of times the blood testing comes from the blood testing back ten years ago. who was doing the blood testing? there is a handful of organizations. those should be investigating now. when you do things you're exposed. you catch cheaters like many are doing, and then at the conclusion of it you say that
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your sport is dirty. >> english premier league now in on the verge of making it four wins out of four. they lead 2-0 can the final whistle approaching. jose mourinho looks like marking his 100th premier league home game with a defeat. chelsea trailing crystal palace. west ham lead liverpool. and. >> not to be too far from the top teams, and mentally as well because we dropped points at home to win away from home and put you under pressure right away. >> barcelona and action later on in ate. they take on new camp.
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they won the opening game against bilbao last week. neymar is set to play after missing the opener because of illness. he scored 29 goals last weekend which he helped his squad win th. >> i saw him training very well. it's a normal situation for a player who has been away for two weeks, but he trained very well. he was very good, now we shall see. >> real madrid will be looking to get their season going when they play a little later on saturday. they held to a goalless draw. the new coach expects the return of striker to make a big difference. >> he has quality he can dribble. he can play an one-two.
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he can run into space. he can do everything and everything very well. we have to give him consistency. and he has to work towards that, and we'll try to help him. i set him that goal and he has agreed to score between 20 and 25 goals and give assists. >> cricket now to help india recover. reduced 180-7 in what has been a rain-hit test. winner of this match will take the series with the side level 1-1. there is much more sport on our website. for the latest check out www.aljazeera.com/sport. we have blogs and video clips from our correspondents around the world. that's it for me for now. jane, back to you. >> thank you very much for that. deep in the remote countryside of senegal, unique art brings
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inspiration to villages. it's called the thread, and it's ambition is to widen the appeal of modern art away from london, new york and berlin. >> a top fashion designer for the paris brand kenzo. she's now in an art center in senegal. she didn't what to expect, but then she became inspired by the local fashion. she started knights hats and skull caps and the insuspected happen. curious young men joined in. >> why not knit my own happens. we're all practicing muslims. we need this to cover our heads. it's fun and useful. >> this is a creative conversation. no words, no adjustment. just letting inspiration do the talking. >> my favorite thing about being here is that there is no hardly
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any phone reception. there is no internet. you can just turn your phone off and have 100% focus and just beinbe. >> within ngo and development workers have come and gone in this village. they say people needless aid and more art. >> we have lots of young men uninspired who are tempted to migrate to europe illegally. they're doing this not just for money but for the adventure. i hope the art center can remind them that adventure can be found at home. >> a resident artist is a filmmaker for the life and countryside here. a passion she wants to share with the villagers. >> this community is not accustomed to visitors but the people behind her thread believe that this might bring attention to thisser an and bring some
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inspiration for those who may be tempted to immigrate illegally. known for the sense of humor the imam laughed that artists would want to come here, but he gave his seal of approval. the thread has been open for a few months now. there have not been that many visitors. most come for the power outlet to charge their phone. but now and then young men stop, strike a conversation, and quietly start knitting. al jazeera, senegal. >> quickly take you to the streets ever beirut where anti-government demonstrators are there. these are not live pictures but these are a couple of minutes ago after demonstrations turned violent. they began a month ago when rubbish started piling up on the street because of the closure of
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a landfill site. we'll have more coming to you from london. >> i guess i just got tired of losing and then something just snapped. >> you know... concussions, fractured skulls. this is a scary situation. >> find out what happens when the gloves come off. >> go all out, make this a war. >> the highs and lows of kids' competitive sports. >> you can't go home wondering 'did i give it everything'.
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>> anger and upset at the court in egypt sentences three al jazeera journalist toss three years in prison. >> it sends a dangerous message that there are judges in egypt who will allow their courts to become instruments of political repression and propaganda. >> hello there, i'm felicity barr. this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up, the long walk across europe continues for thousands of refugees. some are taking extreme risks to find a new

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