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now the fallout. after going head-to-head, which republicans came out on top and who might need some work for the rematch? and africa is about to get a grand new home for contemporary art. we will take you to cape town where the construction is under way. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. total chaos and shameful -- those are the terms the united nations refugee agency is using to describe the refugee greece's on some of holiday islands. 124,000 migrants have arrived in the country this year with 50,000 coming in july alone. the u.s. does the united nations says most are from syria. the bbc's james reynolds filed this report.
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james: at night, the sea is largely unguarded. this boat full of syrian andlies takes his chance makes it from turkey. hello from the bbc. hello. you're in europe. hello, how are you? >> i'm fine now. i'm a human being now. this side, all of us are people. we are not people here. here, we are people. james: there's no one to welcome them but no one to stop them either. this greek police car leaves .hem alone during the day here, migrants
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come to the local police station to register their names. this is crucial for these migrants. if their names are on the pieces of april posted here, they will be able to get their papers and then be able to leave this island and going to the rest of greece. why don't you stay in your country and fight, the greek woman in the white top shouts and discussed. what did you expect? >> i heard about europeans, how they are, and they have heart, but when i see this, they actually do not have hearts. the island summer, finds itself hasn't two sets of visitors. migrants and tourists. they live on different worlds on the same island.
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sleep inof migrants the abandoned hotel without electricity. the heat in the mix of nationalities make this a difficult refuge. this physics teacher leads a small team of volunteers helping the migrants. .> they are friends of mine i see everybody here like a friend of mine. >> everybody here, very nice people. >> this island may be built for visitors, but uninvited migrants struggle to find a home. at 4:00 in the morning, another
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beach.reaches the this family from afghanistan has made it. they plan to keep going until they reach germany or sweden. is this your father? and who is this? >> my son. james: hello. how are you? on this island, they have nowhere to stay. they will walk until they find a place to sleep. jane: last night, republican presidential candidates took to the stage for their first date, and ever since, people have been discussing the highlights. much of the talk is focused around one man, donald trump, who managed to take on politicians and the media. debate inite of the
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cleveland, our north american editor has sent us this report. lly: it's 9 p.m. on the east coast and the moment of truth has arrived. john: where else would you expect to find donald trump centerstage? a clever opening question -- if you do not make it, are you going to back whoever doesn't up the republican nominee? the first moment of drama. only one person declined. will i'm the nominee, i pledge i would not run as an independent. >> he buys himself politicians of all stripes. he is already hedging his bets because he is used to buying politicians. >> well, i've given you plenty of money. john: he was asked to the presenter about his attitude towards women. >> you call women you do not like fat pigs, dogs, slobs, and disgusting animals. .> only rosie o'donnell
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>> she's the famous american comedian and actress. trump: the big problem this country has is being politically correct. [applause] i've been challenged by so many people, and i don't, frankly, have time for total political correctness. otherjeb bush, the leading republican candidate was the opposite, loki, and sought to steer clear of getting into a fist fight with him. jeb bush: mr. trump's languages divisive. john: that was as far as he went. senator marco rubio is certainly one to watch in this case. marco rubio: if i am our nominee, how will hillary clinton lecture me about living paycheck to paycheck? i was raised paycheck to paycheck. john: then it was over. in this area, the spin room, to sin the media.
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in this melee and chaos, you have the 10 people who took part in the debate claiming that they were the winners tonight, but there is one dominant personality almost exceeding the terms of discussion, and that is donald trump. and he came into spin on his own behalf, claiming he had been harshly treated. trump: the question to me were not nice. i did not think they were appropriate. john: a post analysis showed one of the 10 got way more airtime than any of the other candidates. no pricing for guessing who. for the moment, the republican race is all about donald. for more and heavy candidates did last night, i'm a republican strategist. thank you very much for joining me. of course it is all about donald trump.
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laugh,ainly raise a provided entertainment, but how did he do as a potential presidential candidate? >> i thought as a potential presidential candidate, heated to read full. geniuses like they thought he would use less like to begin to soften his image to show that he was something more than as i call him able afloat in the macy's thanksgiving day parade. jane: ouch. >> yeah, but i mean, that's what he is. and he would start to look like he could do this job, but trump decided to be trump, and that is what everybody got. why fox news got enormous ratings for a nonsports -- maybe the biggest rating ever for a non-sports cable cast, but the others, i think, did a pretty good job. the only one that really fell apart was rand paul, but the others did well. you mentioned ratings.
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they are phenomenal, so obviously, he must be pulling in the ratings. >> he is attracting attention. remember, the top of the polls is about 19%. 80% of the people want someone because of the republicans splitting up to come pick him up for, five points apiece. we do not know if 20% is the ceiling for trump support. we will find out over the next few days, but in addition to that, there is a difference in august of the off year, the odd-numbered year, telling a pollster who you want to vote going the next day saying guess what i told them, and actually going to the polling place the next day. jane: still a long way to go, but what about the others? what about jed bush? he's another front runner. >> i done this a long time, and one of the issues was a physical geography of the stage. he was right next to donald trump, and i believe both the
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handlers for governor walker of bothnsin and governor bush wanted to come across as the non-trumps, but by virtue of the difference in energy level between bush -- this is fairly normal bush -- and trump -- this is fairly normal trump -- i think bush looked a little respite -- reticent by comparison. ,ane: what about the only woman not in the arena, but the only woman in the race, carly fiorina? and indoes well on tv interviews and well in speeches. the question is why is she not polling higher? that is a staff issue. at some point, you've got to take the power from the engine, move it through the transmission, and get it to the rear wheels to provide traction. that is the job of her staff, so they have to figure out how to take her natural talent and
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transfer that to good pulling ratings, and i think they will figure that out. for the next debate, do you think donald trump will have done himself more harm than good, or can we expect to see a repeat performance? >> those are distinct questions. i think he did himself more harm than good, and attacking megyn k elly, who is very popular here as a host of a primetime show on fox, i don't think that was the smartest idea. he might still be a good draw, but one time i was doing a speech and somebody asked me who i thought would be running for president -- this was four years ago -- and she asked about sarah palin. i said she was not going to be the nominee, and the woman said she was exciting, people want to see her, she draws a crowd, and i said you could say the same thing about elvis presley, but he was never going to be president, either. in a pulling no punches not sure if you were entirely
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politically correct, but thank you very much for joining us. in other news, the united nations security council has unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at identifying those responsible for deadly attacks with chlorine and chemical weapons in syria. the resolution called for a team of experts to be given all access to all locations in syria to collect evidence. it would be the first time the united nations has pointed the finger of blame directly at individuals. protests have been held in baghdad against government corruption, being blamed by many iraqis for power cuts that have left many people without electricity or fans as protection from the heat. temperatures have risen above 60 degrees celsius in the country. a suicide bomber has attacked a police academy in kabul, killing at least 20 people hours after a truck explosion killed at least 20 others. police said the bomber in the second attack who was wearing a police uniform detonated his
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explosives as cadets cued to get into the academy. deputy with a former assistant secretary of defense for afghanistan a short while ago. thank you very much indeed for joining me. just what are the significance of these attacks? what do you make of them? >> they are just further evidence the talent and right now are committed to trying to win on the battlefield. the taliban offensive this year has killed more afghans than any year since 2001. the majority of them civilians. it is extended throughout the country, but there continues to be a focus on kabul, especially with these spectacular attacks, to try to destroy the morale of the people. there has been a lot of okies recently on the deaths of some low-level peace talks. they sue the u.s. and others is pulling out. the afghan government is divided and weak, and they want to win. the president has said
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these attacks will be met with horse and power. is he in any position to do that and can we expect an escalation? >> he has a lot of limitations. for example, the one position in his cabinet that remains unfilled is that of minister of defense. the whole defense structure has really, since, the unity government was put in place. at a technical level, the afghan security forces are fighting well, but they do not have the kind of leadership and strategic direction they need, and the pullout of the united states of nato, the united kingdom, and others, has been haphazard, pulling away the things that were most needed -- the air support, the intelligence support, things that used to give the afghan security forces a great edge over the television. this is a force that is under , and while ie admire the president for what he said, i do not think right now he has the capability to deliver. he can only do that if he got greater support from the outside. is that likely?
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should the u.s. be doing something more? >> i and others think the u.s. should do something more. looking at the situation as it stands today rather than on some sort of artificial timetable, but unfortunately, i see no signs that the u.s. will do so. other countries, i think, particularly india, you may find stepping up in our stead. jane: do you think that these omar's are linked to death, given the timing? >> i do not think they were. he died to a half years ago, and the taliban have made the strategic decision to win on the battlefield, and i think they may be trying to show that his death makes no difference. jane: thank you very much indeed for joining me. you are watching "bbc world news america." a norwegiane, island was the scene of a horrific attack. today, it reopened to welcome
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teenagers again in record numbers. french officials have launched land, air, and sea surges around the indian ocean island of reunion in the hopes of finding more debris, possibly linked to another lost airliner, mh370. malaysia already set apart found last week is a match. meanwhile, families of some passengers have been protesting against what they see is a lack of information. >> for the third day running, chinese family members have been on the streets of beijing, demanding answers from the malaysian authorities. sometimes in angry fashion. they are in the main being allowed to protest, but some
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complain that rather than victims, they are now seen as a problem that needs to be monitored and controlled. as you can see, we are being pretty roughly manhandled the way for on the protesters who have gathered outside the front door of the malaysian ambassador 's residence. they are here to make their protest known, that they simply do not accept the conclusion that they fear is now being moved toward with some finality. the discovery of the wreckage, proof that the plane is lost at the bottom of the ocean. me my loved ones back," this woman cries, a hope that is incompatible, of course, with the strong independent evidence that the plane is indeed lost. but a deep sense of mistrust and mistreatment, not all of it misplaced, means it is a conclusion they are not ready to
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accept. jane: today, hundreds of teenagers arrived at a summer camp on a norwegian island for years after a far right extremist killed dozens of young people there. the island was hosting members of the norwegian labour party's youth weight when the attack happened in july 2011. paul adams reports on the return and record attendance. >> its time, finally, to go back. four years after this country's darkest postwar day, norway's that youth are reclaiming island, the place where 69 of their comrades died. what happened here on a rain sodden summer's day was all most impossible to comprehend. massacre by aute
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lone gunman masquerading as a policeman. for many, the trial was their first glimpse of an impassive and his brave it -- anders breiv ic, but samuel came face-to-face with a much earlier. himhe first person i saw kill just put up her arms, helpless. >> he and his friends tried to run for the long the rocky shore but found themselves trapped. >> we thought he wasn't going to shoot. that's the time i really don't know what was happening. >> the fear has gone. youthful idealism has come back.
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just a step away from the fun and games over there is this memorial to those who died here. the names and ages of almost all the victims, in reclaiming the island, the youth movement is saying we have to move on from this. shouldy the island remain closed as a mark of respect, but a new generation of there arevists says better ways to honor the dead. >> it would be quite sad it the memorial of people who were dead with just be left alone. the memorycan enjoy of them. >> in the place where so many died, there are tributes scattered among the rocks and trees. for all the weekend's relit less focus on the future, some find it hard to escape the past.
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jane: new hope in the face of tragedy. for the first time in over a century, a new major museum is being constructed in africa. can't tell will soon be home to the museum of contemporary african art. it's being built in an old grain silo and when complete will cover nine floors. >> cape town waterfront, home to africa first museum of contemporary art. an extraordinary project that will showcase african artists in the same league as the louvre in paris in the metropolitan in new york. a heritage building formerly used as a grain sorrow will be transformed -- formerly used as
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transformed will be by an architect who designed the 2012 olympic stadium. >> in a way, it's not a construction project, it's a destruction project, but very careful, artistic, and the outcome should be something very, very special. the main idea for the building came from it's a building made of tubes with no flaws in it, like a packet of straws pushed together. we needed to carve away space and put floors and for our galleries to show the art. >> the challenge is to showcase this vast continent. its diverse cultures and artistic representation, no easy feat for the museum's curator. important that the collection was representative of africa, the people on the continent. so it had to represent the continent, and all the aspects, both pleasant and unpleasant,
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both enjoyable and challenging, on what it means to be living in africa or living with the inheritance of africa. >> the museum is the brainchild of the owner of one of the largest collections of contemporary african art. one of those artists chosen to be represented shot to fame when she won south africa's most prestigious art prize. she is best known for her portrayals of the female body, its identity, and the fine lines between men and beasts. >> africa in south africa and generally has a very strong art language, so we do not live in isolation, and we are not far terms of the materials we use, the media, or even the themes we explore. i think having a space like this where art from different parts of the world or different parts of the art hasse
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been collected so far his house is really going to be an eye-opener. the museum, which is expected to become a major draw for tourists in south africa, will open next year. that brings today's show to an artistic close, but you can find much more on our website. thank you for watching. have a great weekend. >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation, newman's own foundation, giving all profits from newman's own to charity and pursuing the common good, kovler foundation, pursuing solutions for america's neglected needs, sony pictures classics, now presenting "irrational man" and mufg. >> it is a global truth. we can do more when we work together. at mufg, our banking relationships span cultures and support almost every industry across the globe.
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