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this is al jazerra. ♪ ♪ hello there, i am felicity barr and welcome to the news hour live from london. coming up. just days after a peace deal was signed south sudan once again descends in to violence. protests continue in malaysia calling for the prime minister to step down. the government says the rallies are illegal. european leaders say more must be done to process and monitor refugees travel ago cross europe. ♪
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since then 10s of thousands of people have died and more than 2 million others have fled their homes. the president signed the latest peace deal on wednesday. a deal which included a power sharing agreement, a ceasefire and both sides taking responsibility for the war. the former vice president signed it nine days earlier. al jazerra's anna has more from juba. >> reporter: there have been credible reports today that the ceasefire in south sudan has been violat violated just hoursr it came in on effect. al jazerra spoke to the president's spokesperson who claims that it was the rebel side, the opposition, who were the aggressors. >> well, it is a blaming game on the side of the rebels. the rebels did not have ceasefire until yesterday. thus the rebel leader declared permanent ceasefire. and there is a question whether the former vice president really controls them simply because the last two months, the last two weeks or so, the 13 commanders
denounce him and maybe these are the people that are still carrying out the fight because they say they will not honor what he says. >> reporter: so their part the opposition claim it's them who has been attacked by the government force as long the river nile. but what today has really shown is the very great need for a monitoring mechanism in place. at the moment it's almost impossible to say who was the aggressor and who is responsible for violating this peace deal. >> all right fox, more on this am joined now by joseph, he is a writer and commentator on after an affairs. good to have you with us in the studio. the ceasefire has certainly been violated. it's been breached. but do you think the ceasefire deal is now over? >> it's probably not. the rebel side have said that they will be making a statement tomorrow, monday. one. but two, as the ceasefire is coming in to effect yesterday, hours before the timing already the skirmishes were continuing.
it may just be a continuation that cross ahead cross the border of the ceasefire. >> why to the skirmishes continue? we heard the president's own spokesperson suggest that go there are splits within the rebel factions. is it a fact that he doesn't have control of those fighting in his name? >> that's interesting. because if it was the government side would be able to take responsibility these are renegade forces and not necessarily part of their problem and it would not necessarily be a breach of the ceasefire. quite clearly it's the case that the government's side was not happy with until, he took more than a week to return to -- to put his signature to it. i think the deal brings almost a mini kind of status quo. juba sees this as perhaps of a bit of a win-win for the opposition and perhaps a reward to them. but interestingly,. [ inaudible ] they are rather worried because it includes the withdrawal of ugandan forces
that the position had been insisting on. and i think the president believe fist perhaps this happening, which i think is the right thing to happen for both sudan and uganda anyway, they will be in a weaker position and be compelled to deal and engage in a political process rather than a military process. >> so you feel that the government is basically thinking the deal that it eventually signed up to is a bad deal. are you actually saying that you believe that the president actually would like to see the ceasefire deal breakdown? >> i would not be surprised. and i am not suggesting that. because unfortunately the hands are relatively tied. remember when progra barack obaa visited it recently. he instructed some of the key players, including the regional players, including the leaders of uganda and others who are basically. [ inaudible ] most importantly both parties are being told look, you either resolve this quickly, which i think is extremely important, or we take action against you. the terms up to 4 million south
sudaneses literally leave by the grace of god. perhaps this means we don't take this particular conflict slightly more seriously. although for the first time in a very long time the international community has come in. i think they need to reign on this case and make sure they sign this -- or rather whatever has been signed is maintained. >> are there observers, monitors in the country looking at what is going on? >> that's very interesting. one of the issues the government side is saying is that the gap likely to be created within the next 45 to 60 days when the ugandan forces move is likely bound to be a point -- they are saying it's up to the responsibility for the sponsors of this process to guarantee this process. which i think is quite unfortunate. we hope that as soon as the kenyan forces come in, as soon as the. [ inaudible ] forces come in who are relatively neutral and perhaps. [ inaudible ] may be -- if this thing holds over the next 60 or so days it's possible that they might be just about the future. both sides don't have any option
but really to resolve the thing one way or another. >> for ordinary people, many of whom might not have any political affiliation the situation is for you desperate. >> not only that, by way, amongst these people there are reports that some of the guys, the party to his this particular conflict who are so tired of war they are actually regretting that they waste the last 13 years fighting for a cause that is. [ inaudible ] some of the words they are using is on the ground are very strong, they are extremely frustrated and very worried. i think the vast majority of south sue he su he sudanese peoe have been betrayed by people pushing for political power. if they continue in this way, maybe some of those guys, the source of the problem may be isolated. >> interesting. and very sad situation, joseph, thanks so much for talking to us and giving us your knowledge. >> thank you. still to come on this news hour from london, rebuilding their lives. we are going to meet the nigerian farmers who are finally returning to their farms after being forced out by thieves.
lebanon's anti-government protest take a hit as 10 people are arrested. we'll have reaction from beirut. and coming up in sport, we'll tell you about the winners of the final event at the world athletic championship in beijing. ♪ ♪ but first, the ma like an prime minister has criticized protesters who have spent a second day demonstrating koala lumbar. they are calling for the prime minister to resign. but the prime minister says it's not since i believe saying the street protests are not the right channel to voice their concerns, wayne hey reports from koala lumper. >> reporter: the comments from the prime minister were made in his normal free independence day speech. but he did spend a large amount of it talking about the current political situation and, of course, the protest who's have
been on the streets of koala lumpur. he said they must reject any form of street protests. referring to the political situation he said they will never allow anyone to walk in and destroyed all that they have built up. the comments came in response to the protesters who have been on the streets for 34 hours demanding his resignation. they converged on the center of koala lumpur in the 10s of thousands. calling spot resignation of prime minister. it hasn't happened yet, but the leaders of the so-called bersih movement say their protest can still be called a success. >> in the name of parliament, yeah, for them to -- the pressure is on parliament for them to inning anyone parliament. and this is really a message, a signal to the prime minister that he need to go. >> reporter: bersih means clean.
and the protesters say the prime minister is anything but. as well as electoral and general reform, they want him arrested on corruption charges. last month allegations surfaced that they had taken almost $700 million from the state investment fund. which he denies. >> they would like it if he would step down, but i think most of the public realize that's not in their hands. >> reporter: this protest was also about the changing face of politics in this country. malaise form the majority of the population, but most of the demonstrators were young ethnic chinese who are increasingly becoming more politically active. 20 ford-year-ol24-year-old ava r friends are more informed than older generations and therefore they feel emboldened. >> just try to voice our opinion we know that we all know the news from the different parts, not only for the newspaper and on like and maybe international website. >> reporter: they are alsoing fighting for freedom of speech and the right to did he scent. in fact this rally was declared
illegal by the government because prior permission wasn't granted. the deputy prime minister has said action will be taken in the days ahead. >> the people are tired. the necessary i think is clear, so i don't understand what the deputy prime minister is trying to -- what kind of statement he's trying to do. is he threatening the people? i don't know. >> reporter: previous political rallies have ended in clouds of tier gas but this was a peaceful gathering of malaysians who want to see change. well, it's certainly not the end for this protest movement. its leaders are vowing to continue the fight until they zero form. but the same coalition has run malaysia for 58 years. and that change may not come so easy. in tokyo, 10s of thousands of people have been protesting against planned new laws which will allow the military toy fight abroad. japan's constitution says force can only be used in self-defense. the prime minister wants the military to be able to defends
allies under attack. many japanese oppose the plan because the country has had a paspacifist policy since the enf world war ii. human rights organizations saying changes in asylum in hungary will encourage more to smuggle. they want them to return to serbia i can't where they crossed. they say it will further it's mantle the asylum process in hundred gare. andrew simmons joins us live from butt budapest. they are saying they will have to rely people smugglers to continue their journey through europe. >> reporter: that's right, felicity. look at this situation. it's meant to be the approach to a railway station, a public walkway, but it is completely populated by these poor people who have traveled, some of them, four to five countries, syrians, most of them, here to wait to
hope to get to various parts of europe, such as germany, such as austria. such as france and sweden. that is not the case, they can't travel because they don't have visas. and various organizations, such as the international office of migration, there are other organizations advocacy groupings who are accusing the government here of not allowing these people their rights. if you look up there, that is one of the three major rail stations in this european capital. the people are banned from going in there, and get on the ground those trains. for now, this is home for people who left war zones looking for sanctuary, and they can go no further. many weren't warned not to buy international rail tickets, police stopped them from boarding trains. this syrian mother spent the last of her savings on nonrefundable tickets.
now she regrets not paying people smugglers instead. >> translator: i feel angry. all countries helped us exempt hungary. macedonia let us cross. they let us use the train going to serbia. every day we walked hours to reach the border and my feet became swollen. i had to carry my baby all the way. i am exhausted. >> reporter: she has little help. there are only a few volunteers giving advice to the refugees. >> we cannot only blame the smugglers, because we are giving an incentive for the smugglers, giving them better and better business by not letting these people take a train. >> reporter: hungary's government is ignoring all crit civil about how they are handling this cries i it stands accused of stripping the rights of refugees and it's preparing a raft of new legislation that could mean thousands of refugees are spent back to serbia. near all the refugees have
crossed from serbia. hungary is defining its neighbor as a safe third country, one of several changes. >> any asylum seeker who crossed serbia will have no valid claim in hungary it will be rejected at first sight without considering anything, without considering my will he theft war in syria, afghanistan or iraq. >> reporter: most of the efforts to help refugees are voluntary. here donated produce is being prepared to feed more than 1,500 people. >> i just couldn't stay at home and see what's going on. we, all of us here feel that we are human beings and we should respect and treat these refugees as other fellow human beings. so that they will not feel that they are treated as animals and terrorists. >> reporter: the hungry are grateful for the hem. but it's going to get worse for them there are plan to his clear so-called transit zones like this, and enclose people in
fenced off areas away from the public. these people came a long way to end up like this. and it could hardly be described as sanctuary or refuge. >> so, andrew, what sort of response has there been from the government to the criticism about its plan changes. >> reporter: well, they say basically that the travel issue, this is the ministry of interior, the travel issue is really dealt with in these words, that only visaed and passport holders can travel 100 gary and the rest of europe. none of these people have vehicles as. let me just give you a better idea of the numbers here, there are hundreds and hundreds a driving day by day, it gets more and more chaotic. there is a possibility soon thy these people rob taken out of here, they don't want to leave they are hoping to get some sort of permission to move on
eventually. but they could be moved to enclosed transit zones which will be detention centers. look at the facilities here. because the facilities in these didetention centers, they are nt called that, but they will be effectively be so, are worse than this. and this is the sanitation, this is the water these people are getting. they come from places like syria, iraq, afghanistan, and they are stuck now with this. let me carry on with the statement. because we were direct today a general news release from the interior ministry which says that only asylum seekers with valid passports can travel within the e.u. temporary residency permits can be issued to asylum seekers, those will enable people to stay in hungary, making the best of the facilities that they can get until they have a result from their asylum applications. now, those applications, as you heard in that report, are the laws on those are changing. it's going to get much, much more difficult to get a
successful application through. so there is a potential bottleneck. a massive bottl bottleneck of pe who could be pushed in to serbia. this is a developing crisis, it's getting worse rather than better felicity. >> andrew simmons with the very latest from budapest. thanks for that update, andrew. hundreds of refugees have also crossed the mediterranean to italy. but as we report the reception they often receive there is not what they had been expecting. >> reporter: a cry for help from a refugees center that looks more like a prison. these are some of the 64 nigerian women rescued in july from the mediterranean sea, like thousands before and after them, they were hoping for a better life in europe. but their rescuers became their jailers. they are being held in one of italy's identification and expulsion centers. a one-stop shop before
deportation. >> in libya i was in hell, because in libya. [ inaudible ] every day fight, every day war. at times. [ inaudible ] ripped the girls from libya. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: this is not officially a prison, but it certainly looks like one. refugees are locked behind bars and their freedom of movement is limited. well, we have been told that we cannot film inside the rooms, but the girls here told me that their room is overcrowded, they
sleep on hospital beds. it's overheated, too many mosquitoes, there is a flood and the stench keeps them awake at night. human rights organizations are helping the women apply for asylum. but if they are freed, they say they risk going from freezing to slavery. >> we are trying to ascertain whether they have been trafficked for purposes of sexual exploitation. in our experience, most nigerian women are trafficked to be forced in to prostitution. our main concern is that in the absence of proper protection, these women might be revictimized, either in italy by the same networks that have trafficked them to begin with, or back in nigeria for the same reasons that forced them to leave the country. >> reporter: the outcome of their asylum status request will be known in a couple of weeks. in the meantime, these women will continue to wait anxiously and impatiently for a better
future. they risk their lives for. al jazerra, rome. al jazerra correspondent peter greste has called on the egyptian president to undo injustice and par come him and his two colleagues. he's held a press conference in australia hours after being convicted of allegedly helping the now banned muslim brotherhood. peter greavedder bahar mohamed and mohammedded familia fahmy we sentenced to three nears in prison they have denied the accusations. >> there is never any evidence that the prosecutor presented eighth third first trial or the second to confirm any of the allegations against us. and, in fact, i would like to publically challenge the prosecutor to present evidence of anything that we produced that was falsified. lebanese security forces say 10 people were arrested during saturday's demonstration in the capital. police pushed back protesters who tried to set fire to
barricades in front of the government head quarters in beirut. it is the second weekend of mass rallies which began as a protest against rubbish piling up on the street. the demonstration has become a wider campaign against the government which protesters say is corrupt and ineffective. mark dow is electorate at the university of beirut and also one of the organizers of this protest movement and joins us now live via skype from beirut. thanks for being with us on the program. this protest -- >> thank you for having me. >> -- has become momentum -- is gathering momentum. what exactly is it that you are asking the government to do now? >> we are asking for fundamental right for any sit sin in any country. asking for accountability to those in power for our demands and right to have clean streets and a healthy environment to live in. as well as we are asking for basic solution, best environmental solution for the garbage that has been piling in lebanon for the past close to two months now in the streets. and with the risk of winter
approaches, rain and water and sun will basically cause a lot of those garbage to affect the health of the mass populations with the risk of epidemics. in addition some people are burning the barge garbage to get rid of it which is producing everybody more dangerous gases out of that garbage, we are asking for a solution to the garbage issue, accountability against those who did not perform their functions and get the solution done. as well as we were victims to police abuse. a week back when the police attacked the protesters denying them the right to protect in the streets of beirut sending many injured to hospitals and others and we are asking for the minister of interior to be held accountable along with the chief of police for the damage that they caused to the protesters. that is our main demands for now. >> this, of course, though isn't simply about the hor remember does conditions on the streets,
the health of people in beirut because of the rubbish that's piled up on the road. this is a wider campanas we were saying. this is about a campaign against the government. but it's a government that is effectively paralyzed and has been for years. what exactly do you think the government is going to do? and how will it respond? is it not paralyzed, and unable to do so? >> lebanon has been going through big political crisis. we haven't had a president for the past year plus and we haven't had parliamentary elections which have been delayed since 2013 the current parliament gave itself an extra mandate of four years. in addition the existing government hasn't been able to take any single decision because of the bickering of the government from the different parties, we are trying to push everyone to be responsible towards the people and regain a constitutional life in lebanon with a functioning government. a president for the country and a parliament that can meet. because the parliament itself
hasn't met for any of the sessions for probably close to a year or so. so what we are doing is we are dogmas protests and rallies, we are pushing everyone to reestablish a normal democratic, systematic governmental life in lebanon. >> where does the campaign go from here then? >> the path is clear, we are talking about accountability to protect the right to protest. we are talking about accountability when it comes to dealing with the garbage issue. and finding a solution for a critical health risk as well as an environmental issue in lebanon. we are talking about decentralization and giving local municipalities the right authorities to ask for law to deal with garbage. the government was trying to divide all of the garbage in lebanon on six companies that are affiliated in one way or the other to the current people in power. basically creating monopolies so
they get a bigger share of the pie. and finally, we are asking for a reaction at this indication of institutional and constitutional organizations, including parliament government and he lexing a president for this republic. >> good to get your thoughts -- >> we are going in the direction of protesting until we get that done. >> we will continue to cover those protestses with interest. mark dow joining us from the lebanese capital beirut, thank you. still come on the program, pushed to the limit. yemen's medical community calls for more help to treat the sick and wounded. mourning the missing relatives marking mexico's day of the disappeared demands answers. in sport triple crown winner american pharaoh knocked off his thrown at one of horse racing's biggest event.
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calls for the malaysian prime minister to resign continue to grow after 10s of thousands valleyed in koala lumpur over the weekend. and as hungary struggles with the growing number of refugees from the middle east to north africa, the e.u.'s three largest nations say more should be done to process and monitor them. the united nations says more than 300,000 people have crossed the mediterranean so far this year. of those, many have landed in greece, but with the number of arrivals growing the government is struggling to cope. john is rob plus reports. >> reporter: these afghan children are having a little i of their childhood restored to them. attend for games inside a government-sponsored camp. here too they have food and 24 hour medical care, but much has been taken from them in years of war, poverty and exile. he was born in exile from his native afghanistan because his
family feared for their lives. >> we are shia and. [ inaudible ] in afghanistan, there was some people like taliban, they kill the people. that was had why we my great today iran. the iranian people were very cruel actually. i am going to go to a place that accepts us, accepts us just like a person, like a human. >> reporter: more than 170,000 refugees have poured in to greece this year, most fleeing war or looking for a better life in usual. this facility is an improvement on the tent city that had sprung up in athens' largest urban park, local residents feared a threat to public health and safety. some 500 after begans who were in camp here are now gone, initially to the new municipal facility but ultimately out of groce and northward in to the ban pal.
but ultimately to strike a balance between this and detention centers build built by the previous conservative government. under that they were being detained done they've let i until they were deported. in march the left wing government shutdown the camp closest to athens and released its inmates. but the but the closure is controversial and five other camps remain, it's the same across europe. in greece the arrivals keep coming. the government has chartered this vice toll bring them from its eastern island close to turkey these syrians, afghans and iraqis felt euphoria as they took their first step on his continental europe sending picks home of their safe arrival. >> translator: my family has lost more than 10 men, women and children because of either assad or the islamic state. in kobane there is nothing to eat. and if you find food it is expensive and only for the rich. >> reporter: the sudden freedom is overwhelming. some families unsure of where to
go. some get on buses, others head to the athens metro. on their long journey, this is a respite from which they seek only a little comfort and humanity. john psaropoulos, al jazerra, athens. the around 4,000 people arrived on saturday alone. joining me on the line from there is kirk day the emergency response team leader in greece for the international rescue committee. thank for being with us on the program. 4,000 people arriving in one day. is that the most so far? >> it is. yes. i think that number is significant because 2/3 of all arrivals to greece come here. the most of the summer the total number of arrivals for greece was 1,000. we have reached four times that many on less boss. >> what happened to them when they arrive? where do they go, who looks
after them? >> ideally when they arrive on the north of the island they are supposed to catch a bus and ride the bus to the south, present themselves to the port police where they register the first time. then they wait in a camp. if they are syrians they wait in one camp and they can wait up to two or three days until their names are read. and then in theory they are supposed to be able to about buy a ferry ticket and leave the island. to be honest right now, we are facing a perfect storm. the numbers are arrivals for the past two weeks have steadily risen to first 2000 a day, then 3,000, ask as you said yesterday we had 4,000. the problem is that refugees cannot easily leave the island now. so we have a backlog of probably at least 15,000 refugees on the island because it's the height of tourist season and for the past two weeks refugees have not been able to get on ferries to leave the island. and only i think maybe a handful of extraordinary ferries have come to help relieve some of the pressure, but it hasn't been
enough. so in the main city on the island, you have upwards of 10,000 refugees basically stranded, sleeping out in the open in parks, alleyways, sidewalks, the colonnade around the port. and it's a recipe for serious concerns to be honest. >> and do the greek authorities have any outside hepa part from charities like yourself? >> i think we have to praise greek authorities at least on the islands and praise the volunteerism and commitment of local groups that have been provided support to the refugees. to be honest, mostly by themselves for the past five years. and in particular for the last six months when the numbers have been so higher. irc is here, mcf and save the children, but frankly it's not enough. and we are fighting a losing battle and it raises questions about support that should be
coming from the other parts of the european union and international organization to his funds what is a growing and dire crisis. >> obviously most of the refugees who arrive on lesbos don't want to stay there. as you say they are trying to leave. but there are very few ferries available to them. what, in your opinion, needs to be done now? >> reporter: i think in the immediate term, we need at least two ferries solely dedicated to refugees every day for the next two weeks to alleviate the backlog. otherwise, as we are seeing now, tensions are rising in and around the port. and it could be have a situation that's not dissimilar to the unfortunate circumstances that happened on the island of kos where refugees were in a football stadium and bass klee locked away because they couldn't be provided assistance. we don't have that situation now but we have far higher numbers and so that situation could develop and be very worrying. the second thing i would say immediately, is we need a transit to the north. there is no way to provide assistance when 30 to 45
refugees are coming on dingies at all times of day and night, and different spaces along the northern coast. we need a transit center so they can being collected at one place at which organizations like mine and others can provide assistance to the refugees and then they can be moved in an orderly fashion. right now it's a free fall and the southern part of island can't handle the pressure. >> you are kirk day, really appreciate you giving us that update from the islands of lesbos, thanks for your time. >> thank you. ray french newspaper has published quotes from what appears to be a secretly recorded conversation between two journalists and the lawyer representing the king of morocco. the friend. journalists are being formally investigated for attempting to blackmail king mohammed the sixth. the pair remember writing a book about the monarchy and were arrested last week and w questioned but haven't been charged in the article one of the journalists is reportedly heard outlining the contents of
the upcoming book. and then asking for 3 million euros which is almost $3.4 million. in iraq, shia fighters have withdrawn from three areas of ramadi controlled by the islamic state of iraq and the levant. al jazerra has learned this move is to allow u.s.-trained sunni force to his target the area. there are, though, doubts as to how successful they will be against isil. dozens of soldiers have been killed in ambushing attacks in rah mad any recent days. local residents are accusing the saudi-led coalition of killing 36 civilians during a strike on a bottling plant in yep edge. attack happened in the northern province, a coalition spokesman denied a civilian target had been hit and said it was a box-making factory. of course -- bomb-making factory. of course with any war it's the saville yeps that pay the price, caught in the cross fire between
the rebels and coalition strikes. doctors and medical a staff say they don't have the surprise and equipment they dez fatly need to offer adequate care. natasha ghoneim reports. >> reporter: the casualties have packed the beds. the crisis has overwhelmed yemen's already fragile healthcare system and pushed doctors to the limits of the care that they can provide. he was injured during fighting, he lost his leg and needs advanced care, which is unavailable here. >> translator: there is still thashrapnel in my body. we hope that the government considers our situation and sends us abroad for treatment to remove the shrapnel and provide us with prosthetic legs. >> reporter: relative calm has returned to aden. fighters loyal to president hadi pushed out houthi rebels last month. but people living here say their healthcare system in the city
needs hem. many hospitals are closed. those that are open, are operating at capacity. >> translator: there is some improvement particularly in providing medications, but the big problem now is the wounded and their. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: humanitarian organizations including doctors without borders are stepping in to fill the void. in aden and across the country. yet the security situation continues to hamper their ability to treat those in need. >> translator: as a happy city aden has lost its smile. however we the people of aden are holding on to the hope that the smile comes amid the promises of the government to improve the situation. >> reporter: ending the war maya leave 80 the healthcare crisis, but doctors without borders says soaring unemployment and poverty will continue to be objec obstas for yemenis who need medical attention. and for patients like him, all they can do is wait and hope.
natasha ghoneim, al jazerra. women in saudi arabia have start today register as candidates for municipal elections in december. it's the first time they have been able to do so in the conservative muslim kingdom. the late king abdullah granted women the right to vote and run as candidates in 2011. according to local media, about 200 women expressed interest in running for office. venezuela has deployed a thousand more troops to his its board with colombia. as political tensions between the two countries deepen. a at this time plat being row was caused when an anti smuggling patrol was attacked last week. venturvenezuela's president gamd clock by a more than a thousand has since been deported. rairallies are marking the international day of the disappear.
26,000 have gone missing 202006 and 2013. many were caught up in the struggle between the government and the next can drug cartels and their relatives are now asking for some answers. john hulman reports. 11 days ago juana castro rushed out the house to see her brother-in-law bundled in to a state police car with the license plate blacked out. >> translator: the government is meant to protect us but they do this instead. how is it possible that they could kidnap an up sent person. >> reporter: benito aguilar loved to sketch and tattoo and gave juana these stars, now he's more than one of 5,000 people abducted here more than anywhere else in mexico. not just the cartels but the armed forces snatch people here.
>> the police and armed forces like the army and navy have filled the gap in kidnapping more people. they pressure them for information as they try to infiltrate the groupings. >> reporter: ramundo has taken on benito's case in the only human rights center left working in the state. even his small office was surrounded by marines last year. with activists and local media silent, government forces in the cartel's fight over a state that's a major transit point for drug smugglers as well as a route for migrants head throwing to the u.s. border. honduran carlos found refuge in this shelter after being abducted and stripped of all he had. he was let go. but many more have not been so lucky. >> translator: just leaving here makes me scared. i could be kidnapped again, every weekend the gangs hang around here waiting to see if you come out. >> reporter: many simply vanish from the roads. their bodies never found.
this is juana's first protest outside the local government offices here, but mexican authorities have never shown much interest in searching for the country's 26,000 disappeared. here civil organizations estimate that 99% of the cases go unresolved. >> reporter: juana is just getting used to what thousands here have had to face up to. searching for her missing relative without official help. john hulman, al jazerra, mexico. for years farmers in parts of northern nigeria have lived in fear, thousands forced out by cattle thieves. but calm has returned to the region and some farmers are now moving back. ahmed idris reports. >> reporter: for the first time in three years, he can work on his farm. like many villages around the northwest he's returning home after being forced out by
thieves. for them, tilling the land was impossible until a few months ago. >> translator: we suffered and lost lives and property. we fled several times and decided not to run. we can't run forever. we are still afraid, but where else can we go? >> reporter: hundreds were killed across the region. families have been pushed in to poverty as thousands of cattle were stolen. communities are just beginning to rebuild. >> translator: thieves are common now, my people are coming back, for most it is a tough decision to return. we are trying to get back on our feet. but it is not easy. >> reporter: now a few are trying to raise cattle again. the young also take advantage of the situation to have some fun at the river. and these communities are less than two-kilometers from a regional security post. half of population here is now back after self-imposed exile. for many years cattle wrestlers
and bandits have terrorized these vellums forcing entire community to his leave, now like in many liberated areas, peace has returned. animals stolen from here are taken hundreds of kilometer as way to be sold. yet what many don't understand is how the animals are sold without anyone getting caught. the government assures those who have returned that they are serious. [ inaudible ] where this. [ inaudible ] have been allocated police will be there so that the police can control the security of the life and properties of the community there. >> reporter: but that has come too late for some. this village was raided by robbers two years ago, and the residents aren't looking forward to go back to these ruins. mo ram eddiemohamed #eud respitt
nigeria. thousands of families in nepal are taking part in a festival to remember loves ones they have lost during the fast year the events which dates back to the 17th censure is a significant giving the 9,000 that were killed in april's powerful earthquake. a report from kathmandu valley. >> reporter: it's noise and i often rowdy. but this is a way that people in kathmandu valley come to terms with death. directly translated as the festival of the cow, people whose family members died this year parade around the old city to remember them. many believe that these structures that symbolize cows help the dead cross over the gates of heaven. for the city, the festival is especially important this year, 343 people died here during april's earthquake. his father and son were killed. >> translator: not a day goes by
when i don't cry. my father had my son. [ inaudible ] but there are so many people out there who have also lost their loved ones, gives a sense of peace. >> and that's precisely what this festival is for. the festival became famous during the rain of the 17th century when his infant son died the queen was inconsolable with grief. to show that she's not alone the king ordered all those who had lost family members to come and parade around the city. in the old days, this was also a way for the kings to conduct a census. and over the years, the festival has developed in to a day of free speech. >> translator: when the dynasty 235eu8d, people could not freely protest. so people used the day to. [ inaudible ] against and scold the new rulers until then it was a part of their culture, so this day became a day of. [ inaudible ] as women. during nepal our owe contract i
can period, this day was important to let off steam. >> reporter: but for those who are participating here, humor is just a side show. dragging their grief in the -- drowning their grief in the noises many hope they can finally cope. and hundreds of people have marched through nepal's capital city to demands that rights for sexual minorities are included in the new constitution. demonstrators want same-sex rights to be in the contusion allowing lesbian and day gay to his adopt. buy joint property and inherit from one another. mark marquez sees his world title hopes slip away. rossi reigns at the british grand prix. details coming.
♪ ♪ hello again, time to catch up with all your sport. here is raul. thank you very much. kenya have finishes top of the medals table at the world athletics championships. the final day in beijing proved to be a successful one for ethiopia and provided two thrilling relays as richard parr reports. >> reporter: the 15th world athletics championships in beijing closed with men's four-by-four 100 relay. sean merit anchors the united states for their sixth successful victory in the events. merit has been involved in all
of those campaign. >> it's the most exciting race in the championships. and it was definitely exciting with the young jamaican taking it out the way he did. you know, but that's the way he runs, if he would have ran any other way it wouldn't have been his way of running. you know, so he took it out and made it exciting. but as a veteran i kept my poise, you know, i kept calm and taxed when i know i had to. >> reporter: jamaica have been overtaken after the last bend by the u.s. in the men's race but it was the opposite in the women's relay. williams-mills within to go gift jamaicans the four-by-four hundred meters. cap ca got their second goal. derrek drouin winning the men's high jump. after whiping in a jump off. >> i think i put more pressure myself than i needed to. i should have made 236 and obviously would have saved myself a lot of headache there. but it was an exciting way for get my first world championship and i wouldn't change anything. >> reporter: it was a good final day for ethiopia.
dibaba became the first person from the african country to win the women's marathon it was a podium sweep for ethiopia the finals. with a championship record time of 14 minutes 26.83 seconds, it meant 1500 meters champion dibaba missed out on an unprecedented double. she had to settle for bronze. kenya and the championships top of the medals table. kiprop retained his men's 1500 meters title to earn his country their seventh gold. finishing ahead of jamaica and the united states. richard barr, al jazerra. football, english premier league leader manchester city have confirmed the signing of bell january inter national kevin, the 24-year-old joins for a reported fee for around $85 million. last season he was named the
bundesliga player of the year, scoring 10 goals and making 21 assists. this will, of course, be his second stint in the mere league having been sold by chelsea last year for $25 million. he now becomes manchester city's record transfer that's no small achievement when you consider how much that club has spent in recent years. $85 million, that's what city have paid for his services. that makes him the eighth most expensive player of all time. but he's still not the most expensive british transfer ever. that title goes to angel did he maria he cost manchester united $93 million when a received from real bra mid in august 2014, if you want proof about how a big price tag can be a him dance he left after one season after never really settling. with both of signings are dwarfed by the world record fee real madrid handed to tottenham.
$132 million follow gareth barry. that does remain the most expensive price in football chance officer history. a good day for city, got even better when their neighbors manchester united lost swansea in the english premier league on sunday despite taking the lead at the lip at this stadium united went down 2-1, a result that means city remain three points clear at the top. united go down fifth earlier south half to him beat norwich. >> they have tried everything to make a good result. like we have done, but until the five minutes that they changed the shape. the first five minutes, they scored two goals. and it's a big lesson for us, because we have to adapt much more quickly than we have done. to motor g.p. now. italian van tina rossi has won. brad pitt was among those that braved the wet weather on sunday. the poor conditions proving too
much for pole sitter and defending world champion mark marquez. who crashed out on the 13th lap with his hopes of retaining his world title all but vanishing. it allowed ross toy collect his fourth win of the season and he led an all-italian podium rossi now has a 12-point lead over his yamaha teammate jorge lorenzo at the top of the standings. >> when i saw mark crash in the -- i slowed down a little bit, no? because i think i have more advantage, but at the end this is. [ inaudible ] i think. can't relax, everybody want to beat i. [ laughter ] i could listen to him all day. new zealand has named their squad to defend the wrigley title. it includes one surprise called up barely six weeks after he broke his leg on his test debut against argentine actual the wing her to travel to fiji to receive special treatment from a
traditional healer. the all black now hope he will be foyt play their third game, that's against georgia in cardiff on october 2nd. the u.s. open begins on monday. and the first day will see serena williams get her campaign underway to complete a sweep of all four grand slams this year. shella tempt to become the first person to claim what's known as the grand slam or the calendar grand slam since 1988 when steffi graph achieved the feat. horse racing now, american pharaoh lost in a stunning upset at the saratoga race course in new york. the first triple crown winner in 30 steve years was beaten in the $1.6 million stake. that's it, more later. raul, thanks very much indeed for that reminds are you can find much more sport and news on our website. that's what the front page looks like at the moment and as ever the address two to click onto is aljazerra.com. and that's it for from me felicity barr for this news hour but join me again in a couple of
soup's refugees crisis human rights groups say hundred guardian plan to his reform asylum rules will encourage people smuggling. held going, i am felicity barr and you are watching al jazerra live from london. also coming up. the warring sides in south sudan's conflict accuse each other of violating a true just days after a peace deal was signed. protests continue in malaysia, calling for the prime minister to step down. the government says the rallies are illegal