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be heading for a landslide victory in national elections. >> we're back tomorrow morning at 7:00 a.m. >> burrell operations in myanmar with a major gain in the opposition party of aung san suu kyi. >> tension at home and abroad, israel's prime minister flies to washington for talks with president barack obama. >> human rights watch warns of an impending danger facing
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hundreds of thousands of syrian refugee children in turkey. >> myanmar's main opposition party, the national league for democracy is projected to win a land slight in the countries parliamentary election. early results give aung san suu kyi's party more than 70% of seats in the first properly held vote in decades. myanmar's ruling party backed by the military has said it will respect the results. more now on this report. >> bold predictions, the day after a landmark election in myanmar. the newspapers are already predicting the wins of the main opposition party. the national league for democracy or n.l.d. on the streets, people weren't shy about saying who they want in government. >> i want to see, that's why i
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seated. >> i want aung san suu kyi to lead this country. >> if aung san suu kyi leads us, the country will be better. >> five years ago, when myanmar was still under military rule, few would have dared to mention the name of former political prisoner aung san suu kyi. now, her party could form the next government. until this time, the election results have not been declared. i think everyone already knows or has guessed what the election result is. >> myanmar's election commission is expected to announce final results in two weeks. >> the 2015 general election was peaceful. it can be seen that it was held peacefully and successfully. >> some question whether these complaints will be properly handled. >> there's a lot of concern about the u.e.c., particularly its impartiality. the chair is a former military
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man, who has openly proclaimed that he was hoping that usdp would win the election. >> as votes are tallied, it will become clearer in the coming days whether this election was carried out in a credible way. >> the fact that the election was carried out seriously and people able to vote for the candidate of their choice is already seen by many as progress for a country that only five years ago was a military dictatorship. australian immigration officials say there is a standoff between detainees and officers at christmas island detention center. the remote island is located 2,000 kilometers northwest of perth in the indian ocean. australia holds 200 asylum seekers trying to get into the country there. we have this report. >> australian authorities are trying to restore order at the christmas island integration
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center after a riot broke out. one australian politician said the facility is in meltdown, saying employees of the company that manages the facility have abandoned their posts. >> the situation inside the christmas island detention center now is very tense. there are no guards inside the facility. >> sources inside the facility say the violence began over the weekend after the death of an iranian kurdish refugee who tried to escape. the detainee, in his 30's had sought refuge in australia but jailed instead. his body was found at the bottom of a cliff. >> we also know that he was suffering from psychological and physical harm due to not only the traumatic circumstances which he fled as a kurd from iran, but also being held in prolonged detention, which caused him severe harm and also at times left him suicidal. >> detainee rights groups accuse the australian government of
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cruel and inhumane treatment at christmas island. there's concern that the people seeking refuge in australia will get even worse. >> these are people who theoretically are staying on christmas island choosing not to come back to new zealand because we know they could do that. now the risk is that they actually damage their own appeals because they undertake other criminal activity. >> some australian politicians say there's a crisis at the detention centers in australia, saying it's time for the government to start being up front about the conditions at these facilities. >> for us at the moment, the priority is that we restore order within the center and people on the ground undertaking those activities. >> australia says although it takes a tough stance on asylum seekers, it tries to meet international standards when it comes to looking after them. >> three people including two americans have been shot of dead
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by a jordanian police officer at a training center in jordan. the officer also killed a south african instruct. he was later killed. we have an update. >> a jordanian policeman opened fire against foreign police instructors inside the king abdullah police training facility east of amman. according to the jordanian government, he was killed after the attack by jordanian security forces, although we have heard other reports suggesting that he shot himself and committed suicide following the attack. now these instructors, the foreign instructors are contracted by the jordanian public security department to train jordanian policemen, as well as other arab police forces in the region. jordan is known to have a strong army and police force, and is also a safe country, so this training center is also used as
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a hub for countries to train with u.s. funds. these trainers, the foreign trainers including the americans were in jordan to train from what we understand from officials around 116 palestinian policemen and as well 16 lebanese policemen. >> u.s. president barack obama will hold his first face-to-face attacks with benjamin netanyahu in over a year. since the ran nuclear deal was agreed in july, the relationship between the two leaders has been strained. netanyahu publicly attacked that accord, calling it a historic mistake. he hopes talks with obama will help heal that wrist and also secure u.s. defense aid word billions of dollars. the meeting comes amid a wave of violence in israel in the occupied palestinian territories. 78 palestinians and 10 israelis have died since the beginning of the october. an associate fellow at the
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european council on foreign relations says the meeting is not likely to result in any change in israeli-palestinian relation jewels there are going to be questions from obama if, you know, is israel doing anything to calm the situation and netanyahu is going there with a list of gestures that israel is supposedly willing to make to calm the situation down, but these are very small stems. it's removing some checkpoints, approving some construction plans. it's nothing to change the situation that is driving the violence. it's very difficult to see politically what netanyahu can do to change the situation. it's not his intention politically to facilitate the establishment of a palestinian state. the current wave of violence is being driven by individuals, so it doesn't even have a leadership on the other side to negotiate with or to clamp down on. i think obama will want to hear
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netanyahu is doing something. netanyahu's approach to the current rise in violence was to simply wait it out, you know, not to overreact on a massive scale, not to go into gaza or put up too many checkpoints but basically to wait it out. so far it seems to be working. we still have attacks and violent incidents, there was one this morning, but it seems to be dying down a little bit. netanyahu is usually more afraid of his coalition partners than the palestinians. there really isn't an incentive for him to change. >> the civil war in syria means huge numbers of children are missing school including young syrian refugees who south sanctuary in turkey. human rights watch said more than half aren't getting an education. al jazeera reports. >> he is 13 years old. his family escaped two years ago. he looks younger because his
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bones are not growing inermly. he left school last year to help his single mother and sister. he earns around $3 a day, working 12 hours as a porter. his mother is looking for a better job for him. >> he tells me he misses his school and friends. he wants to be the man his mom can rely on. >> u.n. and turkish governments say there are 2.1 million registered refugees, at least 700,000 are school age children. sitting opposition and charity organizations have set up centers, but only 200,000 attended classes last year. many become ill legal workers. many syrian children are unable to go to schools mainly because of the language barrier and insufficient number of arabic speaking schools. the economic hardship is also a key factor. many families can't afford sending their children to schools. in fact, a lot of them rely on
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their children to work to provide a living. education is not a priority for many here, earning an income and sustaining a living are the means to survive. human rights watch warns of dire consequences and urging the international community and donor states to do more. >> there is a risk of a lost generation, if you look at syrian children both inside and outside the country who are now out of school. the numbers really are staggering, and compared to the numbers of enrollment in syria before the war, it's quite stark, the difference. in syria before the war began, primary school enrollment was 99%, which is basically universal and secondary enrollment was very high. gender parity was very good, and so when you look at the risk of having all of these kids who have their futures laid out before them that are now very uncertain, i do think you see an entire generation being decimated by this war. >> as her i can't's war has destroyed many lives and
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shattered dreams. it is forcing many to put their future on hold. oil, istanbul. >> breaking news right now on a doping scandal that's causing an uproar in the world of sport. andy richardson joins us now with more details and to tell us exactly what's going on right now in geneva. from what we understand, that's the world's anti doping agency. talk us through what we're expecting to hear. >> we're about to hear from the former head of the world anti doping agency. they've been investigating for up to a year now. this follows a documentary in germany which was based on a whistle blower within saying that primarily russia was paying money to various officials been the iaaf to cover up the results of positive drug tests by its athletes. although the press conference hasn't started, we're already getting news lines out and that
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report is recommending that russia should be suspended from all competitions, that the country has not been compliant with the world anti doping agency code and also saying there's no reason to believe that athletics is the only support involved within russia, so very serious allegations involving russia. as for seth blatter, he's already the subject of a french criminal investigation, suggesting that he took bribes and was compliant in coverings up positive test results from athletes. the i.a.a.f. choosing to withhold a lot of information in order not to compromise that police investigation, but we're hearing there, you can see them talking, we'll get more details on what exactly he has to say in the next few minutes. >> thank you very much. here's what's coming up after the break. we meet the greeks reluctantly
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>> hole leagain, the top stories. in myanmar, aung san suu kyi's nld is celebrating after an historic election. the countries military has said it will respect the results. >> an iranian kurdish man
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provoked riots on christmas island where australia detains asylum seekers. riot police have been brought in to try and get the center back under control. >> three people, including two americans have been shot dead by a jordanian police officer at a training center in jordan. six were injured. the officer is in and out dead. the greek islands used to be best known as tourist hot spots, but that's changing with the arrival of hundreds of thousands of refugees. new shops and restaurants are opening to cater to them. >> a scene full of contributions,junction to posing money against misery as it showcases both profit and poverty. >> many businesses on lesbos that are about to close down are
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now being kept alive. >> refugees line up to pay whatever money they have to local businessmen and women who have learned a acclimate. the sandwiches may be simple, but menus are now found in various languages. catering to crise has left a bad taste in thes of even some of those benefiting from it. maria, while happy to be making extra cash selling sim cards, she also feels conflicted. >> everybody takes advantage of them, the poor people. i don't think there is one single business that doesn't benefit. in the past, there was nothing here. it was just an empty street. that sums it up. now it is like a street party. >> in the capitol of lesbos, one new restaurant its serving up middle eastern cuisine. it promises patrons, most of
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them syrians a taste of homeland they fled. the owner insists his endeavor is good for both residents and refugees. >> we should adopt and accept these people and support them in any possible way. there is a different between profiting from doing honest and hard work and exploitation. >> a short walk down the street, comfort is in as short as supply as nash issuement. >> the prices are very high. when you go to the shops, you will find that it's very crowded. >> he tells me he feels some local businesses are trading off their suffering. >> most of the refugees we spoke with now sleeping here in this parking lot told us that for them, prices aren't an issue. they don't have enough money to go buy food at a grocery store or eat in a restaurant.
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>> many say the money they brought with them is now perilously close to running out. still, even at this hour, surely one of their darkest, they choose to see some light. >> we are finding difficulties on the island, but we find kindness in the people. that's what makes us feel happy, because we cannot find this kindness in our countries. i don't know what to say. i don't know. >> as the economy on lesbos changes, people change with it. this may look like simple supply and demand, but for now, the only thing you can see clearly is a surplus of despair. al jazeera, lesbos, greece. >> croatia's conservative opposition narrowly won sundays parliamentary elections, but the winning party faces tough talks
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with a coalition government. the outgoing government has been criticized for failing to deal with the influx of refugees. >> 32 members of tunisia's parliament resigned throwing the prospect of a secular political future in doubt. they are all members of the party previous live led by the president. until monday, this was the largest party in parliament, and now the reege based party holds the majority of seats. tunisia became a democracy after an uprising ousted the president at the time. a member of the team investigating the metro jet plane crash in egypt told reuters they are 90% certain it was caused by a bomb. the flight from sharm el-sheikh to russia came down last week. a noise heard in the final
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seconds of the cockpit recording indicates an explosion caused by a bomb. that crash has dealt a severe below to egypt's tourism industry. paul brennan explains. >> this month should have been the start of egypt's peak tourism season. instead, the loss of more than 220 lives in a suspected airline bombing is shaping up to be a financial disaster, as well as a human tragedy. russian and british tourists are the backbone of the egyptian market. both countries have imposed travel bans and several other countries have followed suit. >> immediately, the russian market, which is about 3 million people a year, i think will be very, very hard hit and of course, an awful lot of holiday makers from britain, germany and italy are going to be very worried about the message that they send out. >> tourism makes you the nearly
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15% of egypt's economy. around 12% of egyptians work in the tourism sector. recent years have been tough opinion in 2010, egypt saw 14.7 million tourists, but in 2014, that had fallen to $9.9 million. tourism revenues peaked at $12 billion in 2008. 2015 is unlikely to he can exceed $7 billion. russian tourists booked to egypt are offered alternative holidays in turkish resorts. the impact is enormous. >> tourist agencies will suffer colossal losses because they cannot sell egypt anymore and they'll have to invest in the alternative and egypt is in shock as a whole, because they are losing business. the situation is very difficult. >> 2015 was supposed to be a turning point for the egyptian tourism industry. this past week should have seen the launch of a $68 million global p.r. campaign, a three
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year deal to promote egypt in 27 global markets. instead, the campaign has been shelved, the launch events canceled. >> even though in many cases, i can certainly speak for jordan and egypt, the situation 99% of the time is very safe and enjoyable and there's no sense of any security issue, but people's perceptions change. for a tour operator who prints their brochure and spends a lot of time promoting a destination, they get to the point where they say it's just not worth it. >> egyptian tourism faced big setbacks in the past. last year, a bomb on a tourist bus in sinai killed so south koreans an an egyptian. earlier this year, the egyptian air force bombed a convoy of members can he be tourists in the desert.
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russian and british passenger jets into sharm el-sheikh could resume this friday, but the cancellations and lost revenue will impact for months. recovering from the reputational damage to egypt will take even longer. these departing tourists may never return. paul brennan, al jazeera. u.n. security council is to meet later to discuss the recent violence in burundi. police in the east african nation are searching for a gunman who killed nine people in the capital. the attack happened at a bar sunday just hours after a deadline for civilians to give up weapons. security forces have been conducting door to door searches for weapons. violence hit the country since the president's controversial and successful bid for a third term. burundi's security minister said the measures are necessary to secure peace in the country. >> there's a new technique to
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support forced disarmament of civilians, giving us the ability to take the weapons. this operation will take as long as it takes. the only thing is that there were rumors which made civilians flee. >> hundreds of elderly people in kenya are murdered every year after accused of witch craft often by their own relatives. charity working with the elderly say traditional beliefs and ignorance are other threats. our correspondent malcolm webb that been to one place they are finding refuge. >> three hours drive from the nearest town, this is a shelter for old people accused of witch craft. they come here to hide from their neighbors who threaten to kill them. it is a growing problem here. charities say more than 200 old people are killed every year, accused of being witches. she was accused by her own
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relatives. >> it was some of my family members who chased me from my home. i have some problems with my giants. they found it strange and they said i was a witch and sent me away. >> the people who run the shelters believe in witch craft, too. they have dog through this ceremony, whether they believe in it or not. they think the saving cleanses people who were witches. people hold traditional beliefs strongly in this area and to be allowed to come inside this enclosure, we had to wear these outfits. it seems behind every story of witch craft, there is a dispute over land and livestock and behind that is a context of extreme poverty. >> are inherited 100-acres are
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farmland from her late husband. she thinks some of her children want to sell it. the local chief told us limited land, a growing population and lack of education and jobs have made people desperate. >> because somebody wants to inherit the land, and you find a way so that the woman removed, then we shall be free, the land will be ours, so they find some way of eliminating the elders. >> she didn't know what happened to her land when she fled, but wanted to come with us to find out. this is all that's left of her house. the grass roof burned, the walls pushed down. next door, she finds some of they are grandchildren and her daughter-in-law. one of her sons is here, too. he didn't want to talk to her or about who was responsible. the police who came with us said it was not safe for her to stay
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here. before we left with her, she spent a moment with her grandchildren. she says when she was there age, old people were cared for by their families. now she doesn't know if she'll come home or see them again. hopesf finding survivors from thursday's massive mudslide in brazil are fading. rescue crews are still searching, more than 20 people missing after two dams burst. hundreds of homes were destroyed when a huge wall of mud hid the village. an investigation underway in the u.s. state of mississippi to find why a restaurant car park collapsed, swallowing 12 vehicles. this created a hole four meters deep. no one was hurt in the incident in the town of meridian. diners recalled hearing a loud crash before the opening in the ground.
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>> they are due to receive their awards in the norwegian capitol, oslo. that will happen next month. month. >> repairing relations, president obama welcomes israel's prime minister to the white house. the iranian tension still hanging over those talks. >> calling for change, students an faculty at the university of missouri getting ready to walk out of classes, as they demand the school's president step down. >> facing a judge, two louisiana police officers are due in court in connection with the shooting death of