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i'm richelle carey. the news continues live from london. thank you for your time, keep it here. >> this is al jazeera. >> hello i'm lauren taylor. coming up. europe's conflicting crisis. and a nationalist protest in ukraine turns violent. we're on the trail with peruvian police as it exercises
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power against drug smugglers. >> and in sport, tennis number 1 novak djokovic is about to begin his efforts to win another u.s. open. and the first player to make it through to round 2. european government is struggling to come up with a response to the ever increasing number of refugees across their borders. the eu has called an emergency meeting two weeks time. each country deals with the escalating situation in its own way. these are the latest developments. in greece around 2500 refugees on a ferry have disembarked after being picked up over the beengd froweekend.
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after rescue operations in greek islands. follows last week's incident in which the bodies of 71 people were discovered in the back of a lorry parked on the hard shoulder of a motor way. in macedonia hundreds of people are being allowed to board trains, growing number of people trying to reach western europe. and in hungary hundreds of people have also been boarding trains, traveling from the capital budapest to munich. germany has said it would consider granting asylum to all refugees from war or the syria. andrew simmons, joins us now live. so tell us what's happening there right now. >> reporter: well, aside from this goods train coming past not a great deal right now lauren.
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extraordinary amount of activity throughout the day with hundreds queuing up in the main railway station in budapest and getting on board for the first time in a number of weeks. a complete break through several trains in fact at least 4, and a fifth train coming, expecting to leave peud pest in a budapest i. headed for munich. people are ecstatic. however, there have been as the trains have arrived here they have been inspected by the austrian railway. the takeover of staff there and the austrian railway has insisted that the numbers were far too heavy on the train, overcrowding right the way through and they laid on extra trains to move them forward to austria to vienna and from there
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to munich on the main international train.but the people were really, really distrustful of the railway staff, looking very vessed indeed beforstressedindeed. we found that hard to give apart from the fact that we knew nothing of arrests, the police weren't looking at passports. hours before this development we were talking to the government spokesperson, and he was saying cat ambassador cli that refugees would not travel outsidcategorid not travel without passports. >> what do you think is the reason? >> it could be a number of things. as the spokesman told us that
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the hungarian spokesman was making contact with the germans to seek clarification of what germany meant when it said it would give special case status to syrian refugees. it isn't clear what exactly had happened because the germans hadn't released an official statement on this nor has hungary. not only is syrian refugees were on board but also iraqis, pakistanis bangladeshis, and all traveling it would seem to munich. we're not sure of the precise numbers who have left but there is still a lot left behind on the capital's rail stations camped out in the most appalling conditions. i have to say they are awful conditions for these people. some have been there more than a month, some more than a couple
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of months, just living on a pavement effectively. some of them are out of money because they bought tickets previously and been unable to get on the trains because they have been shown away. often many people were turned around on this platform but this is a major change. whether it will last is open to question, lauren, no one's sure whether it's just a gesture of goodwill or whether it's going to becom become a permanent polr to simply clear the number of people living rough in the capital. >> andrew simmons thank you very much indeed. >> german chancellor angela merkel has spoken about how the other countries have treated refugees. >> translator: we have a humanitarian responsibility. we need to establish registration centers and talk to african nations, talk to countries that are in civil war, and ensure there is a fair distribution of refugees across europe. not like what is currently
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happening across serbia, macedonia and hungary. >> french authorities have visited a childcare center for refugees in calais. just a few kilometers from where people try cross to england. jacky rowland filed this update. >> this is one area that didn't end up on the itinerary of the french foreign minister, they call it a jungle where people live for sometimes months on end in very squalid conditions. the french prime minister een though he didn't comeventhough d acknowledge it was a bad situation and more had to be done. >> the reception of those who are eligible to asylum. debates have been intense but we have a framework.
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france as germany supports it. too many countries are refusing to take their share. it's against the european spirit, we cannot accept it. >> now the european union is going to set aside 5 million euros, that's about $5.5 million, to build what they're calling a humanitarian camp somewhere here that could be used to house and provide some basic needs and some basic shelter for these people. and it's due to be open by the beginning of next year. but when you bear in mind that it's still august and already, the camp is really flooded here, really for people here, in the jungle of calais, that money and that help and that new accommodation really can't come soon enough. >> many refugees first arrive in europe by landing on greece's shores pj john siropolous reports.
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shores. john siropolous reports. >> another group of syrian refugees arrive in the port of pyraeus. many of them escaping conscription by the islamic state of iraq and the levant. mohammed is a 25-year-old economic student. he says his family dislikes syrian president bashar al-assad but he doesn't want to die fighting them. he wants to finish his studies. >> the swietion in syri situatis very, very abad. there are many, many groups in syria. >> and what's happening now on the streets? >> the people killed, people killed in any -- any -- anyplace in syria. >> these numbers monitored by the united nations overwhelm not only the greek authorities. they have cut through the shangen treaty which established border controls and they have
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forced germany to declare it will ignore a rule it will return asylum applicants and process applicants directly. >> 3,000 further has crossed, the numbers rise daily. officially they must remain here and apply from greece. in practice they are walking across internal european borders. the sheer size of the phenomenon has suspended the rules. >> greece's former migration minister says, the sooner europe realizes that events have overtaken the law the better. >> translator: practically speaking when thousands of refugees are on the move, you can't close your borders and pretend you have treaties and conventions that will enable you to staunch the flow. >> greece and italy who have received the greatest number of people, want european union to
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decide. >> the idea of to use humanitarian visas through which europe ensures three things. because it will know who comes onto european soil and deals with the threat that some of them might be jihadis. >> but europe doesn't seem politically ready and the pressure is increasing. asylum reached 123,000 in july, an all time high, experience says policy follows facts. the question how far behind them it will be. john siropolous, al jazeera, athens. >> explosion demonstrations outside ukraine's parliament has killed at least one national guardsman and wounded many more. as politician he voted on a
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controversial law giving eastern europeans more power. nadim baba reports. >> the moment when an angry demonstration turned deadly. these pictures show the scene, the interior minister says dozens of national guardsmen were injured. many were taken away by ambulance. the violence also injured journalists covering a protest. the crowd had gated ahead of a parliamentary vote giving special status to parts of the luhansk and donetsk area of eastern ukraine. it was supposed to end the
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fighting between ukraine and the russian backed separatists. the parliament has to pass a law later this year but these scenes are a reminder of you just how controversial it is. nadim baba, al jazeera. >> chinese authorities have arrested 197 people for spreading rumors about a stock market crash. online media is tightly controlled in china. adrian brown has more from beijing. >> on state tv journalist weng g chow lu confesses. on the day the article was published the shanghai share index suffered one of its biggest falls. on monday he apologized for all who lost money. in this market the information can have a big impact whether
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the information is correct or incorrect. we are going to be in one way or another in an extremely volatile market. >> also reportedly made a half million profit after borrowing more than twice that sum to buy shares. china's legal system relies heavily on confessions. in total, 197 people have reportedly been punished for spreading rumors about the stock market falls, china's devaluing the currency and the explosion in tienjin. but have not featured in china's state media. instead it's been focusing on thursday's big military parade commemorating the 70th anniversary of japan's
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surrender. two chinese language social media sites for our sister network al jazeera arabic are now blocked. the authorities won't say why. the laws governing the media in china are very vague and during troubled times like these those regulations are often used by those authorities to block news torts thastories that they 68 ee state secrets. many fear an open media because they say it restricts growth. the rise for international freedom is now testing the government's control. adrian brown, al jazeera, beijing. >> coming up on this newshour for london, consumption and exports decline. divided diyalla, we're in the iraqi province, where sectarian
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concerns exist even after removal of i.s.i.l. and in sports, the answer to the strierk shortage. shortage. striker shortage. relations between war torn syria and the west remain strained. damascus is sporting challenges from the east. north korea theme park in the capital. the opening of kim ilsung park was attended by a number of high ranking officials. it's been months since the islamic state of iraq and the levant was cleared from diyalla. but the struggle has highlighted the divide between the shia, sunni and kurdish forces in the area. zeina khodr reports. >> wait for roads and facilities
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to be rebuilt but they believe the kurdish forces who recaptured the area makes sure that the jalalla region they captured. >> they want to change the demographics so arabs won't be the majorities there. >> reporter: the representatives of the town's 90,000 sunni arabs seeking help from the residence council who is himself from jalalla. representatives say they don't have much power. >> the parties who are now in control operate outside of the state and some have military wings. we hope this will change as part of the reforms promised by the government. >> reporter: there has long been an uneasy relationship between diyalla's sunday, shia and kurdish minorities.
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they have worsened since the start of the war against i.s.i.l. that war has brought a new reality. one that has created a new authority on the ground. shia militias also known as the popular mobilization forces have become the real power here. they led the fight against i.s.i.l. but were accused of reprisal killings against sunnis. many feel the actions of these groups are a continuation of policies by the shia-led government. >> this is why sunnis moved to areas where their community lives. same for the shias. this is called strife. >> the residents forts shia fee. the attack they say i.s.i.l. carried out isn't helping. >> why they are killing us, now
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we are suspicious of everyone. those that are responsible want to prevent peaceful co-existence. >> sectarian violence over the years changed that. now the divide has grown deeper and it is tearing diyalla's society apart. zeina khodr, al jazeera. insisting national elections next weekend should go ahead as scheduled. >> otto molina diaz denies allegations and says he will not resign. david mercer joins us via skype of ann teagu antuiga. >> this is the first time the president has appeared in public, if you will, for more than two weeks now.
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last sun he did issue a video statement where he appeared quite nervous and maybe uncomfortable where he denied charges and also said that he would not step down, would not resign today. he appeared much more comfortable, much more confident. his press conference landed about 20 minutes and then he took about 40 minutes of questions from local press who had been waiting to talk to him for along time. as youd, the main focus of his speech was that due processes here in guatemala need to be respected, he does not want to be tried on the street, making mention of the street protests that have been occurring for the last months. mostly speculation and accusations that have made their way through the press. he says due process should
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remain respected and denied aall connection to the line, has never taken one cent from them and he never felt he would be accused of something ever in his life. he went on to talk specifics of the case, and how taped telephone conversations where his voice appears was taken out of context. he went on to try to discredit the international body that has led the accusations saying they have made accusations against people in the past that they have not had the proof to back up. he is trying to take credibility away from those organizations and saying he is facing whatever came his way. saying he has also used his legal methods to try to avoid there's all sorts of things
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going on here in guatemala here right now. >> what does it mean for these elections if they do go ahead as planned? >> i think they are going to go ahead as planned. they are supposed to be taking place. this is just the first round of elections if nobody gains 50% of the vote then it will go to a second round of elections in october. so those might be the more crucial ones to be watching. but as far as everybody knows the ones on sunday are going to take place. and the president said that he in fact would be voling in those elections as well -- voting in those elections as well. he's not eligible for reelection, it is a one term mandate only in guatemala but he has his allies in cock right now, the opposition party who these allies the leading political party right now called the leader party they are ahead in the polls and they certainly hope the elections do go forward next sunday consideration the
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protests that are going on here. >> david mercer thank you. a total of 18,298 inmates are being released in vietnam's second ever amnesty. thai police have issued arrest warrants for two more people in connection with a de deadly bombings in bangkok. foreign man whose nationality is unknown. bomb making equipment was found in the apartment of the woman police are searching for. are rice subsidy scheme, already serving a five year ban
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from politics from the scheme which aimed to boost farmers income by buying their rice at above-market prices. thailand is moving to shep a stock people oship astockpile on opportunities. manufacturing output figures for july were more than 5% down on the previous year. floyd afreud takesveronica pedr. >> to buy or not to buy, shoppers are reflecting a deeper problem in thailand's economy. domestic private consumes evere consumption are declining. export figures are expected to coms in negative thicome in neg. weakest numbers outside of a recession. the shoppers we spoke to said
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they are concerned. >> i am personally affected by slow economy. i am also a seller. i can see the drop in sale. >> the drop affects my family and me. we try to be economic and buy only what we need, we don't need much. >> the famous thai soup, came to be called the tom yofg kung crisis. makings in 2015 of a similar breakdown. >> we haven't seen any positive sign until the end of this year to help the economy. there is no clear governmental stimulus package. we do hope that any governmental projects can be seen realized. these projects will especially help the economy for grass roots to people. >> the government convened a
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expert panel, the economic growth keeps being revised downward. even in an economy that's meant to stimulate trade an investment. >> the average would be about 3%. it is the lowest except for brunei. paradox, but on the other hand we performed less well in competing with our competitor. >> this purchaser decides not to buy that small bag of sugar as well, another sign of weakening in thailand's economy. veronica pedrosa, al jazeera.
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i'm charles stratford, mining for a gem that could bring the country great wealth. >> and andy will be with sports shortly. shortly.
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>> hello again a reminder of the top stories here on al jazeera. the eu has called an emergency meeting in two weeks time to thrash out the growing refugees vice is. trying to stem the growing number of refugees enter the country. an explosion wounded one national guardsman and wounded many more. chinese authorities have arrested 197 people for spreading online rumors about a recent stock market crash and the tienjin chemical blasts. top story on the refugee
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crisis, finger printing, border crises are not economic migrants but people of war and conflict. we spoke to one man who fled his home for hope of asylum in europe about. >> my country has been steroid, my wife is dead. the aircraft struck our residence. my car was burnt. my wife died inside the house as the whole building collapsed because of the assad air strike. we got out from syria through turkey hoping we could make had a it to europe. they placed us in a boat in the middle of the sea. three times we almost drown. i kept praying to god, dear god we are your servants, god spare us protect us dear god. thanks to god and by the grace of god we managed to make it safe and arrived in greece. in greece they put us on a boat, they robbed me, they took 1,000
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euros, 200, 200 turkish lira. no syrian document to identify me not a single penny. for five days it was quite disgraceful, humiliating in athens. some young men collected some money to help me come here. and here some young men are trying to help me so i can see my own children. it's been 20 days i haven't washed my clothes, i swear it is humiliating here, what can i do with these young people, what can i do to help them? there's no water to wash them with, no food, no decent water to drink, there is nothing for them at all. look at this. this is their meal. this is what we're supposed to feed our children with. what can keep them alive? is this a meal? is this food? in 24 hours one sandwich, you can eat it all in one bite. it won't satisfy their hunger. this is unfair, very unfair.
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where is humanity in all of this? we fled a war now are stuck here in a prison. i'm stuck here, what can i do? what do they want us to do? why can't they free us, why? are we here as prisoners? what are we? tell us yes you are convicts sentenced to death. why are we detained and locked up? why, what is the reason behind all this. my god, if this was what we knew they would imprison us in europe, we would not have left our home land. everything there is dear to us. the soil is precious everything is dear to us. >> jordan's zatari camp is home to 80,000 refugees escaping the violence back home. not deterred students from finishing high school, a with tp marks but that doesn't guarantee them place in university.
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>> these students have finished high school, they have all passed the jordanian secondary exam with good grades but none of them can afford to attend university. they have approached charities for scholarships but have had no luck. some have been waiting for scholarships since last year. hassem got the highest grades in camp. >> i used to study outside because i had no privacy or space in my family's prefab shelter. my friends and i needed somewhere quiet to study, that means sitting on the street in the scorching heat or freezing cold. we had a goal and we wanted to achieve it. >> when she didn't have enough candles to study at night she had to wait until sunrise. she says it's unfair that there aren't enough scholarships for syrians who want to complete their higher education. >> we shouldn't give up on studying or on our dreams
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because syria relies on us to rebuild. when this conflict ends. >> there are fears that younger students in the camp will turn to work instead of graduating from school. with the lack of university scholarships for syrians in this camp and across jordan there are fears that some who are amant abouadamantabout getting a univy degree, this means they will never come back to rebuild syria in the future. these two syrian teachers in the camp work tirelessly to try secure scholarships for students through donors. there are 1200 residents in the camp who are either qualified to enroll in universities or were never able to complete their higher education in syria because of the conflicts. >> translator: we don't want the lack of university scholarships to force our students to endure more displacement.
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we don't want their desperation to create an obsession with migration to the west for education. >> 4,000 syrian students applied for university scholarships last year but only 100 opportunities were provided. the refugees in this camp say they are worried with every passing year they are becoming less able to achieve their dreams and have a say in their future. al jazeera. >> the united nations has condemned the handing down of three jail sentences to al jazeera journalists in egypt. baher mohamed, mohamed fahmy, and peter greste were found glif aidinguilty of aiding a terrorit organization. claims they and al jazeera deny. >> secretary general's stance is clear to all including the egyptian authorities. the secretary-general has brought up the case of these
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journalists and other incarcerated journalists, in many of his bilateral meetings. he will continue to raise the case of incarcerated journalists. as i said both quietly and sometimes more vocally. >> two british journalists and an iraqi fixer working for vice news, are accused by a turkish judge of being members of i.s.i.l. they have been filming clashes between security forces and youth members of the procushedzh pkk. no date has been fixed but their trial date is weeks away. peru, the world's largest producer of cocaine, allows it s
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military to shoot down suspected drug planes. shipped out on small planes to bolivia and brazil, this route is used to supply routes further afield to africa and europe. barona sanchez joined a special drug unit. >> after a tip from an informant members of peru's antidrug special police marched across rivers and marshes. commander carlos ortiz led the group. they fired shots to warn the traffickers. security forces actually prefer letting them go to avoid retaliation from the local community. where police say most people are involved in the drug trade. just as we were arriving the
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traffickers fled. they left behind their persuade, they left behind boots. these sacks of coca leaves the police say were about to be thrown into the pool to make the coca taste from which cocaine is made. 50,000 worth of coca paste each day. >> the size and location of the lab tells us they were professionals. >> reporter: the stench of to btoxic chemicals is heavy. this is the valley, center of the world's leading coca paste producer. this 100 man contingent at the palma pampa base.
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colonel tony says they have a big mandate but not enough resources. >> translator: the complexity of this is to reach the labs. they are in remote inaccessible areas. we need to walk for four or five hours in the jungle. we need air support to move faster. >> peru's antidrug policy is mainly focused on destroying labs and clandestine landing strips. this year police and the army destroyed more than 120 air fields. 2 to 3 labs are dismantled every week. still more than 300 tons of drugs are transported out of the country each year. the united nations latest drug report says, peru has reduced the amount of coca fields in the last two years. but critics say traffickers are making the land more productive with better fertilizers. peru is exporting more coca paste and cocaine than ever.
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unless something changes it seems that fighting the traffickers is a war that can't be won, al jazeera, peru. meeting in bonn to negotiate a new global agreement to cut greengreenhouse emissions. greenhouse gas emissions. nearly 190 countries need to submit their plans to reduce their emissions, so far only 50 countries have done this. not enough to stabilize the global temperature rise to the targeted 2° sell 2° celsius.
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as the ice caps melt and natural climate systems are adversely affected. founder and president of the institute for governance and sustainable growth, what do you think obama aims to achieve with his trips oalaska? >> three things he will have to do. use the opportunity to visualize what's happening today in alaska from climate impacts, realizing that alaska is warming at twice the rate as the he rest of the world. so what you see in alaska today is a preview of what we'll see in the rest of the world tomorrow. so the second thing he needs to do and will be doing is building support for his strong climate mitigation actions at home and abroad for the what we call cop-21 in paris, the conference of the parties that in december
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we hope will deliver a reasonably strong climate disagreement. the third thing is to highlight the unique role of the short-lived climate pollutants. so if you visualize two levers, to control warming, one is the carbon dioxide lever, you pull it back as hard and as fast as you can, because it's a long lived gas it is like slowing a super-tanker. it takes a long time. the next lever is the pollutants, you pull this lever back and you get fast reduction in warming. that's black carbon soot, ground level ozone and methane, and hfcs or hydrofluorocarbons that are used as refridge rants -- >> the items you mentioned, you mentioned one of them, what sort of things are the actions that could be the fast kind of
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actions that you described there? >> well, i mean one that's teed up right now thanks to the president's effort and many, many other leaders is to reduce the hfcs using the montreal protocol. this is the treaty that has already put the stratospheric ozone layer on the path to recovery and is poised to do the single biggest piece of climate mitigation in the near term. there are 95 countries that have already submitted proposals to phase down the hfcs under the treaty so the second thing to get an agreement among the arctic countries to reduce the black carbon soot. this is particularly bad in regions like the arctic of snow and ice because it not only warms by warming the atmosphere, but it darkens the snow and ice and allows more heat to be absorbed. and the ice and snow to melt even faster than it is now. >> in the last few months there seems to be several pieces of
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research highlighting the failure to cause trillions of dollars of economic resource, the economic case for doing something. do you think the tone has changed and that people are actually prepared to make the leap now and the naysayers against climate change are actually being phased out? >> well, i think there's a lot of good news that shows that we are turning the corner. if you look at the clean energy renewables, more than half of awe new power generation last year came from clean energy. if you look at the effort to reduce the hfcs this will be done under the mantra protocol in a seamless way. no one will notice. the cost will be so minor, in fact in the case of the consumers, who are buying air conditioners and refrigerators, their price will go down. because every time we change refrigerants we get a bump in
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energy efficiency as well. when you look at things like black carbon and speaker ozone, these kill every yeaatmospherict kill millions of people every year. you are damaging your crop productivity at the same time. so these are very cost fes effective. >> thank you very much indeed for speaking to us. >> thank you. >> ethiopiethiopia has a flourig opal trade. >> the ethiopian high lands is
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often called the rooftop, precious gem experts around the world very excited. opals, and of exceptionally high quality. we meet a group of miners as they head back to their village. >> translator: the work is very, very hard this man tells me. look at the blue in that. seto has been mining for two years. he and 12 other men work in this 40-meter-long tunnel. the group earn up to $2500 a week for the stones they find. seto has been digging here for about 20 minutes now and he's just hacked into a piece of rock and you can see here, this is the opal. and the guys who work this mine say that on oa good week they can pull out around 50 kilos of
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these stones there is nothing to support the roof of the tunnel. seto says the last time a miner was killed here was three years ago. >> translator: landslides happen when it rains. it's frightening when you're inside the tunnel. but i don't want to stop this work until i'm successful. >> reporter: the government has supplied the miners with basic tools and says it wants to improve health and safety standards. it's encouraged them oform cooperatives. they sell most of the raw opals for processing abroad. >> translator: since we formed the cooperatives we have been able to save money. some have bought cars, others are buying houses. >> reporter: this is one of only two gem stonework shops in addis ababa. ethiopia's gem industry generates around $25 million a year, aa long way behind
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australia which produces 90% of the world's opals. this stone is worth around $5 per karat. they increase in value, as you move along the line. this last stone is over $150 a karat and is sold only in ethiopia. sell cut and polished stones. >> we are now inviting investors, mining companies with experience to compete with ethiopia. >> the opal is known as the queen of gems, so men like seto continue minin mining despite te dangers. charles stratford, al jazeera, ethiopia. >> after the break. the star player who went out of
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the competition before she'd even begun.
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>> hello again, the colorful puli kali festival has been performed for 200 years. but as divya gopalan reports, it's faced with new challenges. >> each group judged by their dancing the music the size of their bellies and their costumes. each group has their own distinct tiger design which is a closely guarded secret until the time of performance.
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they've hired local artists to paint the patterns on them. they can have up to 50 tigers and backed by dozens of musicians. and this is what makes it so expensive. over the years, cost cutting measures are regular house paint instead of the traditional dyes on their bodies. many are struggling to find the funding to participate. this 200 year old festival is at risk of extinction. >> now to andy for sport. >> final tennis grand slam of the year. seventh seed ana ivanovich was knocked out. 2014 australian open fienlt hast
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has missed five months of the season due oinjury. one player that won't be in action is five time grand slam winner maria sharapova. the number 3 seed hasn't played since wimbledon because of an ongoing knee injury. serena williams, and novak jokdjokovic. are kana shikuri is out, the number 1 seed out by benoi pare of france. finland's yoko nienanan.
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rafael nadal down to 8th ranking hasn't reached a grand slam semi, in a year. >> i'm happy with the way i'm working so just this is a moment to be passionate, wait for my moment and i believe my moment is right again. >> a united states judge says he will issue a ruling by friday at the latest in the so-called deflate-gate case, between the nfl and lawyers for tom brady. brady is appealing against a four game ban he's been given for his alleged role in a conspiracy to deflate footballs during a playoff game last season. manchester united is about to find a $50 million resolution. finalizing the move the english
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premier league transfer window closes on tuesday. united goal keep are david dehea is looking to get out of the club. left out so far this season with his current contract set to expire next year. now the south african ru rugby team, is taking legal action against the country's rugby union accusing them of racial seclusion in their player selection. they're seeking a courtto stop the squad from leaving the country. rugby sponsors say a 30% level has been met. gareth anscom has been left out. uruguay, england, fiji and
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australia. >> obviously a much tougher group than we had four years ago. incredibly tough group this time around. and it is hard to fear in the group stages it is probably going to take as much effort to get to the semis four years ago. so obviously i think all bets are off when it gets to quarter finals and semis. it would be disrespectful of us for the teams australia and england. beaten australia in one-off 20-20 in car cardiff. the teams now contest a five day one time international series. hero's welcome as they return from the world 36th championships. nienairobi topping the table, te
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world governing body admits that establishing an antidoping program in the country is a priority. >> the weak spots for us are africa. east africa. so we're focusing now, on yoach because wethiopia. we have to be able to establish provisions then, working very carefully with the kenyan authorities to establish an antidoping administration in ethiopia. >> that's how sports is looking for now. hand you back to lauren in london. >> all the news on our website any time, address of that is al jazeera. that's it for me lauren taylor, but barbara serra will be here with more of the news.
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thanks for watching. is created an outdoor community center. >> changing the city one block at a time. >> i'm out here to encourage them, to tell them there's a better way.
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>> europe battles an escalating refugee crisis as governments struggle to come up with a way forward. hello there i'm barbara serra. you're watching al jazeera live from london. also coming up on the program: one program i policeman is kills others are injured as a nationalist program in ukraine turns violent. televised transgressions in china as 1