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>> this is the news our on al jazeera. the battle for yemen, it is one year since houthi rebels took the capital. their leader remains defiant. >> the thousands of refugees flooding into europe, we report on the start of their desperate journey. >> the israeli prime minister meets vladimir putin. >> almost six months without a drop of rain, why southern
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indonesia is starting to look more like a desert. >> yemen first of all, where it is exactly one year since houthi rebels took control of the capitol, sanna. the houthi takeover eventually forced the president to flee. the country then descended further into war. the humanitarian consequences have been devastating and in this news hour, we will look closer at that. why finding a political solution to the crise is proving to be so difficult. we begin with the latest developments on the ground with this report. >> caught in the crossfire, civilians seek safe shelters in the central city of taiz where fighting has flared over the last few days. government troops backed by coalition forces are on the offensive in the province, but
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the progress is slow. >> the terrain isn't helpful at all. the houthis have mined most of the fields in this area, so we are course, and yemen's new army hasn't deployed all units yet. >> a year after houthi rebels took over yemen's capital, sanna, their leader remains defiant. >> we are confident we will ultimately prevail. our people have defeated invaders in the past and women do the same thing again. we will continue the fight until we liberate each and every inch of our country. >> the houthi leader stems seems to be willing to compromise. his group has freed three saudi hostages, as well as two americans and a britain with the help of openly man. in openly man, a senior houthi official and a close aid to former president ali abdullah saleh, trying to mediate a
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political settlement between yemen's warring factions. a peace deal maybe a long way. the saudi-led coalition is pounding areas in another houthi stronghold. yemen's internationally recognized government said it will only join talks if the houthis hand over weapons and withdraw from cities they have captured. al jazeera. >> the issue we've got is that after a year of war, yemen is as divided as ever. we're going to put it on the map now to explain this. the houthi rebels, so named after the man who led the rebellion in 2004, backed by supporters of the former president, ali abdullah saleh. we've got president adou rabbo mansour hadi. government forces aligned with him. he is in exile in saudi arabia, the same country leading the coalition of nine arab states against the houthis. you remember they launched the airstrikes back in march.
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you've also got the backing of the sunni tribes, as well. two others to think about, the secession its in the south, mostly secular nationalists want to break from the north. we should think about al-qaeda, which is really taking advantage of the years of instability in yemen. it's grown in size and strength. it is staunchly anti houthi, but in no way aligned with the government coalition. this is the map we're looking at. we're going to try to make sense be with it with a visiting scholar. live in beirut for us today, we thank you for your time. there is so much that has gone on, airstrikes, talks, displacement, all of these sorts of things and nothing said really changed in the last year. you say what is the factor here that is meaning that no progress i guess made? >> absolutely. first of all, one year after the houthis take over the capital
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and six months, half of that is since this war has started with the help of saudi arabia from outside yemen. these two facts tells you one that the houthis have been determined in taking over power in yemen, no matter how the prize is, the other factor, i think the unfortunate fact is how much six months later of this war interference by saudi arabia, how probably war is not the best thing that will defeat the houthis, whom have mainly and exclusively experienced and background in war rather than politics. it's a clear sign how the human situation in yemen have gone with the different sides you are showing in the map the iraqis, houthis, with all these gaining more power except the state of yemen. it's a clear result of the last year since their takeover, but more importantly, it's, i guess a normal result of the misrun that the country has been going
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through since president hadi took over, along with with him reaching power there. >> it appears there's been a lot of airstrikes which haven't really led to anything. however, we are now talking about a move on sanna, a year after it's been taken. do you expect that will be successful? if so, will it change the war at all? it will definitely be for yemen. if you are trying to repeat the same scenario of aden, what i think is more possibly will possibly take the houthis out is if this deal supported regionally but more importantly with an insurance, guarantees from iran that the houthis will behave better than they have done in the past.
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the biggest issue why we have not seen peace in yemen exist is despite the fact everyone says this is a political solution in yemen, i don't think there has been enough pressure by the western countries and the western international community, especially the u.n. on all sides to actually come to a peace, because this buys the u.n. envoy multiple attempts to bring peace or bring people into the negotiation table. again, even today, did not say why did he fare or who has been responsible behind this current negotiation. a lot more can be done by the west -- >> sorry to interrupt you, you've got oman trying to jump in and help, as well. go ahead. >> yes, i don't think there is a hope, there is a chance, but, you know, it cannot happen with the u.n. alone. what needs to be done is a all
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of thesing lieuing for peace needs to come together. so far, they don't seem to be coordinating much, but there will have to be immense pressure on the saudis to take expectations down to at least start believing the local political and security attempts which they have conducted. there needs to be more pressure i think for this to go forward. let's not forgot despite the fact they are involved in the war in yemen, the g.c.c. countries did not consume the political tools in yemen if they are looking for making a change or difference via diplomatic tools. >> thank you so much. >> eastern european ministers
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meet monday to try to overcome differences over the growing refugee crisis. thousands fleeing war are struck between crow arab i can't, slow serena and hungary, causing the opening of a camp. 20,000 people have streamed into the country in the past six days. newt center is expect to register people and then arrange for their transport to other countries. >> this is the scene in hungary, hundreds of refugees there are trying to board trains to take them to cry asia. some climbed through windows to get a seat on the packed carriages. >> the hungarian government posted ads in newspapers warning refugees not to enter its territory illegally. it said people shouldn't listen to smugglers and anyone who attempts to get into hungary without permission will be punished. >> human rights watch accused
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macedonian police of physically and verbally abusing refugees. the country is a key transit point for people trying to get into the european union. the report says police abused refugees at the macedonia border with greece. it says people were beaten within punched and kicked. human rights watch said some people were forced to run between rows of police officers who hit them with batons. the organization also accuses police guards in the detention center of treating refugees badly. it describes the conditions there as inhumane and degrading. we've got a fellow from human rights watch. with occasions like this, how have the macedonians responded? >> we did try to engage with the macedonia government at the very beginning of our research and
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they have been quite receptive and join with us. we did hear that macedonia government has initiated five disciplinary proceedings against police guards in the detention center, however, there is no information on any investigation in regard to the police abuse we documented on the bored every with greece. >> the actions, the actual actions themself, what i also your view on why it's happening? is it frustrations boiling over, is it the sheer number of people, is it dislike for refugees? what is the cause here, do you think? >> well, human rights watch documented the abuses in the report from june, 2014 until july, 2015. we are talking about the period we saw this summer especially the latest two months that since august. during that time, that's covered
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by the report. there wasn't such a huge influx of migrants in macedonia. police brutality seems to be an issue in macedonia, human rights committee and the u.n. commission committees against torture also published their recordings and accusations this summer in macedonia. the abuses documented is just part of a larger picture. >> ok. i believe you issued a similar report to this back in april on serbia. again, was there a similar reaction from them as you got from the macedonians about actually wanting to take action about this? >> well, unfortunately, despite our repeated efforts, human rights watch was not able to reach out to serbian government and to actually engage with them on how to address what we
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documented. we followed up by letters, however it was only on the eve of the publication of our report that serbian government sent out a letter to us and told the media simply brushing our findings as unfounded and false without actually providing any information about whether any investigations have been undertaken by the government. since then, human rights watch did try to engage with the serbian government. >> we thank you for your time. >> the unit nations said 80% of refugees now in europe are from syria, afghanistan and iraq. getting out of those countries isn't just dangerous, it's expensive. in iraq, thousands of people have fallen pro to bogus travel agents charging large sumles of money for fake visas. this report is from baghdad.
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>> across baghdad, you see signs like these. they offer visa services. more than that, they offer hope and a chance to leave the violence of iraq. some of these agencies offer legitimate services, but there are others that operate illegally. they defraud desperate people of thousands of dollars. this man doesn't want to reveal his identity. he's afraid. >> i was desperate to leave iraq, so found a smuggler who was swedish iraqi. i spoke with him. he told me there will be a commercial tear taking place soon in sweden and that he would be able to arrange an invitation from a swedish company, who would sponsor me. all i had to do was go to turkey and pick up the visa from the swedish embassy there. they asked me for $15,000 in expenses and fees. i left the money with a third party. the visa never came. i was stuck in turkey with no money and no visa. i called the third party who
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held my money only to find out he's an accomplice and told me that the smuggler knows your family and it would be easy for him to kill you, target your family or kidnap your son. when i heard this, i was scared and had no choice but to let him keep the money. >> authorities say they are investigating those who operate the visa fraud, but so far, no cases have been brought to court. the ministry of migrations and displacement have seen a rise in numbers of people seeking to get out of iraq. >> realistically speaking, you can't ban iraqis from leaving, but we are aiming to educate them and warn them of the dangers of the journey. there are many ordered to go down the legal route out of desperation. we know this is a problem and we are looking into it. >> there are no accurate figures for how much money the visa fraud industry is worth or how many people have been defrauded, because no one is willing to go to the police and report such crimes. during the course of al jazeera's investigation, we
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uncovered several and would cases amounting to hundreds of thousands of dollars. >> it would seem there are many desperate enough to pay. >> that desperation is also mixed with frustration. a lot of the foreign embassies here do not offer visa services. the few that do have very long waiting lists. other embassies ask you to go to neighboring countries and apply for your visa there. that combined with the violence and misery of iraq, there is a willing market that they want to exploit and they take them for thousands of dollars. al jazeera, baghdad. >> we're just getting started on this al jazeera news hour. pushed out of somalia, al shabab is setting up bases in neighboring countries. a report from the new front line. >> an age-old problem, how japan's elderly population is pressuring the economy in even the smallest way.
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>> while the new zealand captain was booed as his team opened there, rugby world cup campaign. 32 people have been killed in syria in a government airstrikes in aleppo. the strike targeted a neighborhood market. emergency teams are still working to reach the dead and wounded. >> the russian president vladimir putin is meeting the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu in moscow to discuss security on the border with syria. russia's decision to deploy military forces to bolster the assad regime raised concern for the israelis, one being the possibility of russian weapons reaching fighters on the border with the golan heights, seized in 1967. tell us more about this meeting between two leaders, peter.
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>> well, it's symbolic of israel's concern that president netanyahu has arrived, foreign minister netanyahu has arrived with the chief of the staff of the israeli army and head of the military intelligence. it's several reasons why they're here, basically they are, as you quite rightly said concerned about the movement of any cutting edge weapons to hezbollah groups. now, the israelis have made it very clear to the russians that they are not accusing russia of supplying hezbollah, but they are saying that the situation is just so chaotic in syria at the moment, that no one can really guarantee these weapons and there are a lot of them coming in and they are very high tech, could end up in the wrong hands. israel is also worried that the presence of strike aircraft in russia and also its very sophisticated anti aircraft
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missile systems could restrict the movement of israeli air force jets, should they attempt to target convoys taking weapons out to hezbollah, which they have done before, so there are as well as the prime minister and the president meeting, these government, these military heads will also be discussing ways of sort of deconflicting the conflict with the relevant authorities in russia. >> it's quite something just to have an israeli prime minister going there, given russia's ties with iran and all the complicate relationshiples that go through the whole region. >> well, they do contact each other occasionally. don't forget the russian historical influence in israel is enormous. there were so many jews that went over to israel in the 1940's, 1950's and 1960's, so
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there are strong cultural ties there. i think israel has made it pretty clear that they do not see russia as a threat to the state of israel. they do have joint issues that do neat resolving as this buildup continues in the area. >> thank you, live in moscow for us. >> also the head of the u.n. nuclear watchdog agency said investigators into iran's nuclear program is meeting strict standards. they visited the military sites just outside of the capital to take in environmental samples. it's the first time the agency was able to visit the site. it's expected triggers newer nuclear weapons might have been tested there. >> there have been confront is as in nepal a day after a new constitution was ratified by the president.
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some burned tires and fought with police. the constitution was implemented sunday after eight years of delays. >> the european union has congratulated alexis tsipras on his reelection as prime minister of greece. it says he has no time to lose to implement that economic reforms. he has met in athens to discuss forming a new government. we have more from the commercial hub of greece. >> opinion polls predicted that alexis tsipras and his series does a party would come out victorious with this election, but with a very column margin. certainly not such a clear cut majority. however, the voters turnout is an important number in this election, the lowest in more than 40 years, since 1974. that has something to do with the fact that many greeks say that they are tired and disappointed. they say that this is not the first election, not the last election, and anyway, this
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mandate of whoever would win is quite clear. they need to get on with these austerity measures, with these reforms, that need to be voted in parliament by the end of the year. more than 120 reforms and bills need to be passed through parliament, so certainly a lot of work ahead. every sector of this soap site is going to be touched by, they're going to be very tough decisions to take when it comes to social security, pensions, when it comes to the privatization, for example, a long, long list that alexis tsipras has agreed upon when i signed the memorandum of understanding and now he needs to march on with it before the end of the year for the third bailout to come through. >> to lebanon, thousands of anti-government protestors have
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returned to the streets of beirut demanding the end to a rubbish crisis. >> activists broke through police lines to russia to the lebanese parliament, but blocked by security forces. protests against the government began two months ago after a landfill site closed, leaving the rubbish piling up on the streets. >> hundreds of car drivers have taken part in a rally against corruption in moldova. protest leaders demanded the resignation of the president, rejectedding their demands saying he'll only negotiate on economic reforms. protestors are calling for an early parliamentary election. >> drought in southern indonesia was forcing farmers to rely on government help to buy food and water. crops have been destroyed because some areas haven't had rain for six months. the weather phenomenon known as he will meanee is being blamed.
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>> there has been half a year without rain. he sold a goat to buy water. one tank cast $10. that's a huge amount for the poor farmer. >> we are trying to drink less now. i used to wash myself. that's been reduced. my grandchild usually uses two buckets, but now gets only one. >> monsoon rains are expected to start two months later than usual, because of the weather phenomenon known as el niño. already half of the crops failed, even the local staple which doesn't need a lot of water is not growing. >> this lake is an important source for drinking water but for five months has been dry. nearly half a year without a single drop of water, it starts to look more like a desert.
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people in the worst hit areas already getting very worried about food and drinking supplies, but these dire weather conditions are going to stay for sometime to come. >> the government has started a process of what's called cloud seeding in an effort to create rain. planes flying over the worst hit areas in java are releasing salt into the clouds, a procedure that causes rain drops to become heavy and fall, but because there aren't enough clouds, the results are limited. authorities have distributed thousands of water pumps, but without any water sources, farmers are struggling. >> the harvest from last year has been already, and we don't know where it will start to rain. i'm really worried about foot supplies. >> the government insists food stacks are still sufficient, but experts say this is too optimistic. the ministry of agriculture
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admits the effects of he will knownee have yet to be calculated. >> we have our stocks for the next few months. what i'm worried about is the el niño lasts through november, we'll have to recalculate and might be forced to import rice. >> millions of infected farmer can't wait that long. other farmers depend on financial support from the government for food, and other basic necessities like drinking water. al jazeera, central java, indonesia. >> evidence here to bring the weather forecast. can you shed more light on things for indonesia that we saw in that report? >> i'm afraid there is no sign of any rain in the forecast for the short term. of course it is almost the equinox. the showers should be around the equator in two or three times before the rainy season starts.
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let's hope it kicks in when it does arrive. you see from the satellite picture where the clouds are, the seasonal rain should be in and around this vicinity then. most of them do lie just to the north of the equator, one or two showers creeping into sumatra. the showers do remain a good deal further north, more big downpours coming in here, showers creeping down into souther sumatra, but nothing drought breaking. the heavier rain is further north and west. we're seeing heavy rain to northeastern parts of india. the summer rains do continue here. the monsoon bursts the northeast corner. some state has seen flooding, really could do with some of the rain. you can see the downpours we've
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been dealing with here, rain cross parts of the region, the most heavy downpours are set to continue. more heavy downpours, western parts of india still seeing showers. transition period, of course, we should start to see rains pulling away. a little slow doing so. a good couple of weeks behind schedule toward the west of india. even into pakistan, southern parts of pakistan, a heatwave in karachi, temperatures in the mid 30's. showers making their way further north. >> still ahead on this news hour, we'll show you the great length politicians go to in argentina to pull in voters. >> on a mission of peace, pope francis celebrates mass with tens of thousands of followers in havana. >> in sport, the man known as the father of indian contradict dies. we'll tell you the legacy he leaves behind, later in sport.
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croatia, slovenia and hungary. >> president vladimir putin has met benjamin netanyahu to discuss the war in syria. russia's decision to deploy military sources to bolster the regime has raced concerns for the israelis. >> let's look more at yemen one year since sanna was taken. it is a conflict which has tripled the country triggering a humanitarian crise. more than 2,000 civilians have been killed since march. 4.5000 have been injured. the u.n. said the real figure could be much higher. 21 million people are in need of assistance, many on the brink of famine. 1.5 million people have been forced from their homes. the u.n. said there are credible allegations of war crime and atrocities by all sides.
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>> we've heard from the resident coordinator of the united nations in yemen. he's an expansion of fighting in sanna would be catastrophic. >> we do not hide ourselves that we are in a significant challenge. exactly what you said is our principle concern, how we can avoid the military operation which is expanding as we speak from the north of the country in the oil rich region toward the south with intention of reaching sanna. it would be catastrophic in terms of civilian losses. we are doing our best in order to accelerate our effort as we speak to make sure that that kind of development is avoided at all costs. >> al jazeera has spoken to people living in the yemeni capital sanna.
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here is one doctor's story. >> i used to lead a normal life, go to my work in private business. i'm a government employee and i also used to own a pharmaceutical company with my partner. with the turmoil and war, most companies have suffered great losses. ultimately, my business went bankrupt. i'm not alone. this is now the situation of most yemenis. even the wealthy have started to suffer. people wonder how we survive. my wife and i are luckee. we are government employees and have some income. others have nothing. our people have become victims and suffer from humanitarian crise. now we are trying to help our community, because most people are not equipped to face this war. this lady for example, have become like a dear mother to me. she and her family were forced to flee taiz as a result of the fierce fighting and heavy
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shelling. they now face hardship. they have no money and have not been able to pay the rent for the last three months, but we and the generous people here in sanna are trying to give this dear mother a helping hand with her rent. >> i really feel for my people and my family. we once had flourishing businesses, enough money and friends and overnight, everything started fading away. >> shopping workers in kenya lit candles to remember the attack by gunman. the second anniversary of the west malsiege in nairobi in which 67 people were killed as al shabab stormed the shopping center. prayers were said by their surviving colleagues. al shabab have been pushed out of major strong holds in somalia. some fled north to set up bases.
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leaders there are appealing for help to drive al shabab out. >> the rugged mountains of northeastern somalia are the new front line in the fight against al shabab. here, armed forces are engaging members of the group who have been holding out here for several years. dozens of their fighters are heading north. >> the al shabab left here about 300. they are more or less on the run as we have outnumbered them. they keep moving in small groups. we have clashes with them. >> these men know they can be ambushed at any moment, so fire shots. getting no response, they move forward. the president say his forces have been left to their own devices. they need more arms and ammunition. >> we are alone fight, more
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help, unlike other parts of the country. this is unfair. with the new addition of security, threats from yemen, still. >> until recently, this was an important base for al shabab. it's now under the control of forces. >> life is slowly returning to the town as more of its residents return to their homes. it was a strategic hideout for al shabab militias and base they received arms shipments. >> soldiers are not enough to reassure people of their safety. this woman had to cover her face before talking to us. >> life in this town is not what it used to be. most people are still displaced.
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we have no schools for the kids and our farms, our only source of livelihood are destroyed. >> they say they won't rest until al shabab are defeated. they know it will be a very slow process. al jazeera in northeast somalia. >> send i can't's government has closed the countries public schools following a strike. it's been called by teachers who want a pay raise. the supreme court ordered the government to give them one, but they said they can't afford it. >> this school is closed, but it's one of the few places children can go. the shelter was started by a non-profit organization years ys ago to help children with their after school situation. since the strike started, hundreds have been turning up, not only to study, but to have a
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hot mug of porridge. many don't have enough food at home. >> can you convince me that our country is bankrupt and can't pay teachers? >> who do you blame? >> we have to blame government. >> all curriculum have been closed indefinitely. there seems to be no solution in sight. >> they are stuck between the teacher and their employer. the government said paying more is not sustainable and will hurt the economy. >> teachersness the government is not sincere and all the while, it's millions of children who continue to lose out. >> the salaries an remuneration commission would have no choice and would be forced to harm nice wages across the entire public sector and based on last year's tax revenue, our wage bill would therefore rise from 52% to 61%
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of all revenues collected. >> teachers continue to protest and have support of many kenyans. they say politics and emotions have overshadowed economics surrounding the strike. >> i think what the national government has never done is to make kenyans understand we are very proud people, hard working people, by that that standard are a poor country. government must use all the public money across many, many needs. >> now its up to decide if these kids will go back to school anytime soon. a court of appeals will review. 280,000 teachers say they'll lills to the courts but until then won't back down. al jazeera, nairobi, kenya. >> more than 2 million muslims are expect to converge on mecca
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as the hajj begins tuesday. ritualses are meant to cleanse the soul of sins. for organizers, it presents a massive logistical challenge. >> authorities need to control the safety of the people. many are expected to arrive in mecca to perform the hajj. more than 2 million people are expected to arrive in mecca to perform the hajj. the fear is that all the pilgrims will converge and perform their ritual at one place at the same time and there will be some movement. the challenge is to control
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their movement and to make sure they move safely without stampedes or incidents. the hajj is already overshadowed by a tragic incident over 10 days ago, a big massive crane fell on to the eastern side of the mosque that killed 107 people and wounded more than 200. let me tell you why that incident happened, because the grand mosque has turned into a big massive construction site. the authorities want to expand the capacity of the mosque to allow more people to converge, to come to mecca to perform the pilgrimage. the saudi authorities launched an investigation, blamed the incident on bad weather and misuse of the heavy equipment. the main contractor was suspended. however, the government said everything is going according to plan and also the incident didn't deter the many pilgrims to converge on mecca to perform the hajj this year. >> much more at aljazeera.com.
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you can watch through all the main sites of the pilgrimage in mecca with a 360 dry view, you can see all of that at aljazeera.com. >> pope francis has met cuba's former president, fidel castro and appealed to the communist leadership to accept people's differences. the roman catholic leader performed mass. >> pope francis listened carefully as a young man addressed him on behalf of cuban's youth, many whom have abandoned their country. >> we are united in hope of a future that brings profound change to cuba, a country that can welcome all its children, regardless of the way they think. >> it gave pope francis his cue to appeal for the acceptance of people's differences in cuba, a one party communist state, where otherwise opposition is not
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tolerated. >> enmity destroys a family, a country, the world. people are incapable of sitting down and talking. >> here, pope francis is on a peace mission, calling for a breakthrough in the painfully slow peace talks in havana. >> pleads, we have no right to allow ourselves to fail again in this path for peace and reconciliation. >> indeed, he's made reconciliation his overriding theme here. >> francis is the third pope to address the cuban people from this plaza in less than 20 years, something the vatican acknowledges as exceptional, but justified because of the role that the pope played at helping to reestablish diplomatic ties between cuba and the united states. the pope wants to use his
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influence to advance that normalizeddation process and that in context, his trip from here, directly to washington is significant. >> tens of thousands of believers and non-believers attended the spanish speaking pope's first open air mass in the plaza of the revolution. few saw when three dissidents tried to approach the pope mobile, throwing anti-government leaflets as they were taken away by security agents. >> after the mass, the pope met with former president and cuban revolution leader fidel castro, and close members of his family, followed by a visit to current president raul castro. he and the pope see eye to eye on issues of social justice and share criticism of capitalism, but the pope is no communist. service is never ideological, he said, we serve people, not ideas. al jazeera, havana.
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>> the day in sport still to come on the news hour and the world of golf has a new number one. we'll find out more about that in a moment.
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>> politicians in argentina are going to great lengths to get ahead in next months general elections, traveling deep into forests to connect to people in indigenous communities. >> living in what is left of the
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forest, she belongs to the indigenous community and says she's tired of politicians promising change. >> yesterday, they came an promised us housing if we voted for the ruling party, but are not doing that anymore. they promised us water, a house, but they always forget about it. >> even though many here have benefited from housing programs, until now, she has not. she's an example of the way of doing politics in northernar jen tina. we visited the area during local elections. political parties picked up members of the tribes to cast ballots. they live deep in the forest. once they arrive at the party office, they are given a ballot and ticket to get a sandwich. >> once people vote, they come here and get a sandwich. >> the ruling party and the opposition play the same game.
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the difference is that one has more resources than the other. national elections are only one month away, and that's why the way of doing politics in places like this one, where the most vulnerable in the country live have come under scrutiny, because it could have an impact in october's results. >> with on the days previous to the elections, we saw how members of the ruling party gave away bags of food. branca says that it takes away people's dignity. >> it's always been like this. the side of political parties, there's 99 communities in this area and every four years, politicians come to get people's votes. >> indigenous groups in this part of the country are the poorest in argentina. may be are loyal to the government of christina kirchner, grateful for social programs like cash handouts that have helped many here. >> sometimes my grandchildren cry because we have nothing to eat. we have no water here.
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there are no rivers. they only come to us on election time. >> because an election day, at least everyone's vote counts. al jazeera, argentina. >> that was a good day of rugby last night. >> they got the job done and did better than canada. >> we are not talking about that. [ laughter ] >> the all blacks opening world cup match, the player was punished for tripping an opponent during his team's 2006-16 win on monday. we have this report. >> perhaps new zealand were too fired up after performing, because there was a discipline for 10 minutes for a trip and soon after for another foul. mock cord was booed while off
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the field. >> i didn't have a lot of comeback, it was a did you mean mistake i made. you can't worry about those sort of things. >> all blacks show the score first try. there have been no upset like japan beating south africa and with chelsea manager watching on, breaking through to give the all blacks a 19-16 lead. in the 67th minute, substitute sam contain sealed the rusty 26-16 win in front of a world cup record crowd of 89,000 people. after a bit of a secure for the
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world cup team. >> there is a police investigation into alleged corruption. officials are named in papers filed with police by south africa's main opposition party, the democratic alliance. jordan is alleged to have sanctioned a payment of more than $10 million to former fifa vehicle jack warner during a vote to decide the host. >> warner will appear in a trinidad and tobago court monday as he continues to fight extradition to the united states. he's currently on bail, having been charged by u.s. prosecutors with corruption, money laundering and racketeering dating back to 19 find. warner denies the charges and is fighting extradition. >> a funeral has been held for contradict boss who died in hospital in calendar caught at a on sunday. former cricketers paid respects.
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he is credited with making the country a major power in the game. >> he began his career in cricket administration on the state cricket board and years later became head of the international cricket council. known as a shrewd businessman, he was one of the brains behind bringing the cricket world cup to india as one of the co hosts, the first time it was held outside england and for years later striking a television deal which made india's cricket board one of the wealthiest in the world. his contribution to the sport is clearly visible today.
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>> he faces accusation of being involved in scandals toward the end of his career, suspended in 2006, but came back as interim head of india's cricket board. he is remembered as one of the force that is have turned the sport into a financial powerhouse. >> for more on the tributes being paid to him, head to our website, aljazeera.com/sport. we've got blogs and video clips from our correspondents around the world. >> jason day is golf's new number one, winning in illinois an sunday. he takes the top spot ahead of
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rory mcelroy. his two under par finish, giving him victory by six shots. it's the p.g.a. champions sixth win on four this year. >> i'd love to win all the majors, get the career grand slam would go fantastic. to win as many tournaments as i can. i'm just here for this one purpose and that's to try and get better each and every day and try and win as much as i can, while i can. it's not going to last forever, so i may as well do it quickly. >> former nhl player is ruled as a suicide, found dead saturday with an apparent gunshot wound to the hit. he was primarily an enforcer and played for several nhl teams. he retired from the nhl in 1997. the family say he has been battling depression for years. >> in major league baseball, the
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race for the top of the east division is tightening as the new york yankees beat the mets on sunday. started well for the mets as matt harvey pitched five scoreless innings, but was pulled out of the game after that. the yankees took advantage, scoring five runs in six innings. the yankees moved to within two and a half games of the american league east leading toronto blue jays. >> spain have been crowned european basketball champions for the third time beating lithuania in sunday's time. they knocked out the host france led by their chicago bulls center pau gasol, he scored 25 points with three rebounds. spain and lithuania on the berth to next year's olympic games by reaching the final. >> thank you with that we'll see you again in the next news hour. >> a story from japan, senior citizens are being celebrated.
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this is a national holiday called respect for the age day, when many communities honor their elders with parties and gifts. some gifts won't be at expensive in the future because of japan's rapidly aging population. >> at her home in the suburb of tokyo, she gets a special visit and the message of greeting from the district's mayor. she knows the formula for long life. >> always be cheerful. from the moment i get up, i'm always busy and can't stay still. like every senior who turns 100, she also gets a special edition silver cup. the growing numbers means japan is looking at using cheaper metals in the future because of
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cost. this one district alone that 58 people turning 100 this year. >> our welfare team looks after their health and makes sure they join activities, so we provide transport and facilities. >> increasingly, this is a society geared to the needs of the elderly. >> whether it's the shortage of nursing homes or statistics like the number of juvenile criminals being overtaken by older criminals for the first time, each day seems to bring japan a new twist in its aging population problem, looking for a solution. >> she doesn't have to worry, but sadly for future elderly, the future will be a commemorative gift a little less special. >> that's the news our. back with another full bulletin which news in just a few moments time and which is the news is on line whenever you want it. aljazeera.com.
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>> houthi rebels release six hodges as u.n. talks to try to resolve the yemen conflict resume. hello again, here in doha this is the world news from al jazeera. thousands of refugees flood to europe. we report how many are falling prey to crimes as they start their journey. israeli prime minister meets vladimir putin. plus. >> the emmy goes to. >> the biggest night. wek

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