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>> signs of progress over syria's chemical weapons. the white house says it maybach a u.n. resolution without the threat of force. ♪ ♪ >> talks between the u.s. and russia are entering a third day gentleman neave actual the diplomats say it's a pivotal moment. hello, i am elizabeth the other top stories. a ceasefire between separatists rebels and the philippines military collapses only hours after it came forth. riot police move in to end a three-week sit-in protest by teachers in mexico city. and patching up a serious health
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problem. the high-tech remedy that could help indians treat pa, but lows. ♪ ♪ >> five days after russia proposed a plan to bring syria's cheap cal weapons under international control, there are signs of diplomatic progress. the white house says that it's open to a u.n. resolution that isn't backed by force. the threat of military action was one of russia's main objections. but the u.s. d could still takes action without u.n. approval. talks are now going in to a third day in switzerland. u.s. officials have been quoted as saying both sides are coming to an agreement and that talks are at a pivotal state. meanwhile, the report by chemical weapons inspectors in to the attack in august, could be submitted to the u.n. security council on monday. the secretary general ban
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ki-moon said it will overwhelmingly show that chemical weapons were used in an apparently unguarded moment he also said what he thinks of the syrian president bashar al-assad. >> he has committed many crimes against humanity. and therefore i am sure that there will be surely the process of accountability when everything is over. but at this time, first and foremost, we have to help the fighting stop and dialogue, talking begin. >> a diplomatic editor james bays has more from the united nations. >> reporter: in those comments when ban ki-moon i think thought he was off the record, he made it quite clear that he thought that the report he is going to get from those chemical weapons inspectors who went and carried out their investigations inside syria, would be a report that overwhelmingly showed that chemical weapons have been used
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in syria. diplomats are telling us they believe that ban ki-moon may get that report over the weekend. we are not gelling any confirmation, though, from his office, we are also being told by diplomat that his they think it's likely that the secretary general, if he gets that report over the weekend, will then brief the u.n. security council early next week, possibly on monday on secondarily what is in that report. ed mandate was simply to decide whether che chemical weapons wee used not which side used them it's likely there might be enough detail in the report particularly about the delivery system. the rocket which would give direction iindication in which n these weapons were filed and give some indication over who was responsible. >> for weeks the u.s. government has said they know who was responsible for the gas attack, some politicians are questioning
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the intelligence. >> reporter: matthew is a former foreign service officer and captain in the u.s. marine corps, he was also the first united states official to resign in protest over the afghan war. but his government contacts are still fresh, he says they are pleading with him to expose the u.s. intelligence being presented in the case for strikes on syria. >> the intelligence that's being presented, what little actual evidence is being presented, is cherry picked. it is misleading. it is not completely thorough. there are other evidence that contradicts what we are being told. >> reporter: what the american people are being told is that. >> we know the assad regime was responsible. in the days leading up to august 21st, we know that assad's chemical weapons personnel prepared for an attack near an area where they mix sarin gas. >> reporter: but the white house admits it doesn't have hard evidence president assad ordered
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the chemical weapons attack. it's a concern for u.s. lawmakers like darrell, who has been in security briefings with top-level officials, including the director of national intelligent. >> when asking specific questions about evidence that should be available, direct clapper did not have those -- the answers to that, if you will, the evidence, but told me that they are still in the process of developing it. >> reporter: clapper's credibility has been questioned before. he's admitted he once gave false sworn testimony to congress about whether the national security agency was eavesdropping on americans. congressional briefings on the number of people killed in the august gas attacks, may also be incorrect. when asked about the accuracy of the numbers congressional sources report that administration officials told them that they couldn't be sure. the republican senator john mccain, who has been pushing for u.s. intervention in syria for years, has also been a part of the classified security
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briefings. he told al jazerra there is mitch more evidence against is assad that has not been made public what has been leased a map activist internet videos and a four-page government assessment is lacking in substance according to this middle east analyst. >> in all of the crucial point it says doesn't go to our information indicates that or says that, it says our assessment is that. so that tells me that there is at least more than one interpretation within the intelligence community on many of the crucial facts. >> reporter: but the owe bomb administration is acting as if it has no doubts, it's telling the american people it has the evidence it just doesn't have to release it. kimberly, al jazerra, capitol hill. >> to the southern philippines a ceasefire between the army and separatist fighters has been broken hours after it was agreed upon it was an attempt to end a five-day siege by rebels holding does ens of civilians hostage in
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the city. the gunfire has been heard again on saturday. 22 people have died in clashes between rebels and soldier since they raided on monday. a report from the philippines. >> reporter: day six since crisis began between the philippine government and liberation front fighter the situation here shows very little signs that it will improve. last night, there was an announcement made by the vice president, he said a ceasefire agreement has been made between the philippine government and the national liberation front chairman and founder. however, on the ground here, that has not been reflected. the defense secretary denying that a ceasefire agreement has been put in place, and the assault from both sides are still underway. now there seems to be a disconnect between the central government's statement. they can't seem to unite exactly what sort of approach they have to use on this issue you.
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while they can't seem to find a peaceful solution towards crisis at least 80 saville en civiliann hostage. the humanitarian issues big, human rights services are worried that this is an increasely difficult and fatal for all the hostages stuck until now. the commander said what he's demanding he wants to be able to insure he wants to be sure the preys agreement signed will be implemented that was signed no 1996 but never fully implemented it's unsure exactly what position the philippine government tends to do the situation is not improving think it's not known how it will pan out in the end. >> dissolved rebel alliance. the coalition invaded the capital in march and deposed the president. human rights group say the rebels have continued to loot
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and kill people. at least eight people have been killed and 12 others injured in a bomb blast in india. police say the explosion went off inside a makeshift shed put up by migrant workers. local reports say the laborers were from the say of. i controversial politician named for next year's general lex. a leader of the hindu nationalist party, the b.j. d.p. and is currently serving as the minister think many rights groups blame him for the 2002 riots in which at least a thousand people were killed. cambodia's prime minister has met respit his rival for the fie in years the opposition says there were voting irregularities
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during july's elections and continuing to stage protests across the country. now, riot police in mexico huh used tear gas and water cannons to end a protest by striking teachers. the demonstrators have been camped out for three weeks in the city's main public square, the historic square, protesting against the president's pro pezeproposedchanges to the ex-c. adam has more. >> reporter: the beginning of the end of a month-long practice test of course thousands of riot police cleared mexico's historic square on friday. their move was steady, quick, and efficient. in the lead up to the confrontation, many building makeshift weapons said they will stand their ground. >> we will not let them take the plaza away from united states, it's ours, it belongs to the people. >> reporter: but the police gave them an ultimatum. leave peace of the i or be removed by pours.
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we spoke to a leader before the police swept in. we are in civil disobedience bun pwa*us the unjust laws were because the unjust laws were imposed. the clock was running out for the teachers. mexico kicks off independence day celebration on his sunday at the square and the government promised celebrations would take place. the teachers mainly from poor southern states had come on the capital to block the president's education reforms. teachers in mexico often hold strikes and sit in to his win pay raises and benefits. when the law was finally enacted they promised to have it repeals. they were particularly opposed to teacher evaluations, a first step they said to school privatization. the president said teachers need to do a better job of educating mexican children. the push didn't end. after being pushed out hundreds of teachers spread across the city center and thousands of
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riot police deployed across the capital to try to get them out. despite the weeks of protests, police had been hesitant to use force to dislodge the teachers. mexico has a history of mass kr-rz at protests from 1960s and 70s the operation could be a win-win, the teachers can say they didn't back down and the police can say they showed restraint. once the teachers regroup they have to decide whether to return to the classes or keep up their fight against the government. al jazerra, mexico city. >> here with the weather next and then we are in south sudan where u.n. peacekeepers are trying to protect members of tribesing from killed. tribesfrom being killed. >> reporter: i am here in germany looking at voters tempt pedestrian ted bee the far left and far right. what happens when social media
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striking teachers. they have been protesting against reform in the national education system. tuckish police have broken up protests in the capital demonstrators there have been on the streets for a fifth night running. they are protesting against the construction i've cultural center that will both be a sunni mosque and a prayer house. the minority are shiia husband . ants at this government sentiment had been inflamed by the death of a 22-year-old protester on monday. our correspondent anita joined us live. and now, a neat, a what's been the situation overnight there? >> reporter: well, these protests as you say and they weren't unique to last night, they have been going on for the last few days in fact. and have been echoed by protests in other cities some nights as many as eight cities across turkey. for a variety of reasons, the political and cultural situation here is extremely complex, no
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one reason for any demonstration in any one city and they all to a degree overlap. but, yes, you are right, there is a particular catalyst n fact two in the capital city, the principle one at the moment seems to be this cultural center which is being sponsored intriguingly enough not boot buy the government by an international movement that has done a lot to sponsor inter faith dialogue. but here in turkey, it's not playing well, because what some members, i have to stress it, some members of the community not all of them, feel that this is being foisted on them against their will. they haven't asked for it, they are being told that they are going to have it and that hasn't gone down well the other catalyst for the protests apart from the general background of political unhappiness that dates back to the so-called protests and beyond, is that there is an initiative on one of the universities to drive a big road through a protected wilderness
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area chopping down lots of trees echos of the ecological sensitivities there. but yes, we saw wince again protesters out on the streets in the thousands engaged in skirmishes with police. there is at times almost a ceremonial aspect to this. the police are there in force because that's how they have been told to handle this. the protesters equally feel that they have to be there to stake their opposition to the police presence and uphold their right to be on the streets to object. and on it goes. >> thank you very much anita. joining us turkey on the protests, ongoing protests in turkey. thank you. now former egypt press mubarak is due in court in cairo within the hour. he's facing charges related to killings during the 2011 egypt revolution. however, this latest session isn't expected to present any new evidence. mubarak was released from prison last month and put under house
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arrest. staying in egypt. protests are taking part in an n anti coup march has been killed 12 others injured including four policemen in the second city. the previous tests followed the one-month extension of former president morsi's did h tension. in bahrain an anti government demonstration. protesters were there after police banned a much bigger demonstration that had been planned. the leader of al qaeda is urging his followers to launch small scale attacks inside the united states. in an audio message leased after the 12th anniversary of the 9/11 highjackings, he says further attacks will weaken the u.s. economy. he also urged muslims to boycott american goods and to stop using the u.s. dollar. afghanistan three civilians have been killed nay suicide bombing targeting a u.s. military convey
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the taliban claims responsibility for the attack on the road between kandahar city and the airport. the convoy was just one kilometer from the scene of the blast. a report by human rights watch has accused south sudan's army of killing civilians from a tribe. they live in the east of south sudan where an armed conflict has been going on since the beginning of the year. a report. >> reporter: this u.n. patrol makes its slow progress through some of the south sudan's most difficult at that train. this was a rare dry day. but in this region, there are few roads, an ordinary vehicle can't move outside the towns in the rainy season, u.n. peacekeepers are trying to secure access in to the town for civilians, according to human rights watch the tribe which lives here has been the victim of killings and abuse by the south sudanese army. until recently, mary and other women from her village were too
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afraid of government soldiers to make the journal any to town. >> when we used to come to the village they use today beat us one more than soldier soldiers a church and when we passed they started shooting at us they wanted to ill can us. >> reporter: despite the u.n. presence there have been numerous attacks on civilians mosmost recently on july 31st soldier killed two women as they tried to collect rations from the world food program. the u.n. has intensified their roles and only up roads in to town. but for the last four months, shops and homes were looted by soldiers. the u.n. says it was unable to act before because of the fighting led by david. >> right now we do have a positive break if fighting between david element and the government forces. we have taken this opportunity, this window to come in with military practice tolls and follow-up with civilian patrols
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which have been very effective at the moment. >> reporter: the south sue sudae government acknowledges of the problems. there are still reports of civilians being attacked, but the people i have been speaking to are saying that they are beginning to feel safer. in may absolutely everybody left the town and soldiers turned it in for a garrison now civilians are star tring to come back and rebuilds their homes. >> in ecuador thousands of people from towns in the amazon have matched in the capital supporting a government plan to drill for oil in the national park. it's located in the western amazon ring and unholds close to 1 billion-barrels of crude oil united nations agency has declare it a protected reserve, the groups want the special protection removed so oil profits can be used to develop their towns. heavy flooding continues to cripple parts of the u.s. states
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of colorado. the national guard worked to rescue an entire town of 1600 people cuts off by flood without ores friday. the surge has killed at least four people. remarkwash out dams and rushed t bridges. a fire at a psychiatric hospital killed 37 people the place started on friday. emergency teams are searching the ruins for more bodies and looking in a nearby forest for patients who may have fled. now, there is just over one week before elections in europe's economic powerhouse germany. chat lancchancellor's party is d to win biggest share of vote but a number of voters are being drawn to smaller parties, some of them with extreme views, al jazerra's nick spires reports. >> reporter: on this stage of our tour of germany affidavit vote we are in the capital of
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part of the former east germany and a place where many voters are tempted by political extremes. they call themselves the left. more than two decades after german reunification the anti-capitalists, anti-nato party is reaching out to the next generation of voters. it's at home here. while it now accepts democracy, it grew out of the communist party that ran the east jermaine dictatorship. this party voter is out of a job, like around 13% of the population in the region and out of unemployment benefits. she blames the big parties in berlin that she says don't care about the little people. >> the welfare state no longer exists. and it hasn't for a long time. it doesn't feel like we live in a democracy. that we have anyway of changing things. or that the people are being
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listened to. >> reporter: around one in five voters cast a ballot for the left party in the last regional elections here. but there is another option for people who aren't satisfied with the political system, and that's the national democratic party or npd. even though only around 1 in 20 voters cast a ballot for them last time around, they are a source of concern and even shame because of this country's nazi past. this npd member of the regional parliament says his parties want wants to help people in need especially the pour, as long as they are german. >> we want the germany for germans, we are not against foreigners per se, we just have to look after our own people first. >> reporter: to make that point, the npd holds rallies in towns
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sheltering asylum seekers to say they are unwelcome. sparking counter demonstrations saying, yes, they are. the npd is not pictured to get o get the 5% of votes to win seats in the parliament but they can drain votes from other parties, the left party is expected to win seats, make around 10%. but it's considered so beyond the pale that no parties will form a coalition with it. a long shot, unless the coalition arithmetic should somehow leave the other parties with no other choice. on the next stage of our tour, we'll be going to bavaria to pete in supporters of the chancellor's governing coalition. >> hong kong's government says it will stop serving sharks in soup and blue finn tuna ato visual vents to set a good example. the decision follows years of lobbying by conservation groupings, it's viewed as a
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delicacy and hong kong is one of the biggest marks, millions of sharks are killed each year to serve consumer demands and blue finn tuna stocks are also falling. now at that bush, but low tubery gone in major communities, but in indian 3,000 people die of the lung disease every year. a report on a new high-tech treatment which could save lives in the future. >> reporter: a visit to the clinic for this woman who has tuberculosis a disease of the lungs, her course of drug treatment could last up to two years, reported cases of t.b. have been on the rice in indian cities this, charity season to five new patients a week and hundreds more already diagnosed. but drugs to combat the vie rugs have been in short supply. while adults can be treated it's more difficult for infected children. >> pediatrics is a special problem, a special issue, because kids need pediatric drugs. and taking some pill and trying
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to cut it in to eight and trying to smash it up, you can imagine how inaccurate that is. not counting the fact that the kid probably can't everybody get get them to take it. >> reporter: but now an indian research institute has come up with a new approach. a patch using nano technology. the science of the very small. it would treat t.b. through the skin rather an orally. patches placed directly on to the skin containing tiny needless transferring the medicine straight in the to the bloodstream. >> there are five different drugs for t.d. these five different drugs would be in five different pooches color codeed in to five different patches the color coded tells the person which patch to apply at which phase, so we would make it simple for the person coming to buy these patches or taking them from government centers. >> reporter: 22 million people live in mumbai and 60% of them in slums. overcrowded and with poor
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ventilation, they are a breeding ground for t.b. >> reporter: small medical centers leak this set up shots in congested areas to treat those with the di disease, once diagnosed those that can't get to the hospital rely on the mobile units to continue their course of treatments. >> i can't work. i get chest pains i in in and my stomach hurts, nearly every he was i get a fever whether i get my treatment here or at the hospital it's the same. it saves time not to go to the hospital when i can get it at this clinic. >> reporter: a new patch could make treatment easier and more effective especially in asia or africa where tuberculosis is most prevalent. but while research suggests it works, it could be years before patience are being treated with nano technology. al jazerra, mumbai. >> now japan has just launched a new rocket that it hopes will be a cheaper way of sending satellites in to space, the three stage lift affidavit from a space center on saturday a.
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an earlier launch last month was afforded nine seconds before lift off due to a computer glitch. it's the first new rocket we designed since 2001. that story and the rest of the day's news is all on our website fighting it head lone. >> we'll broaden this discussion beyond india and look at the global problem of rape and sexual violence. stay with us.


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