>> and a warm welcome from me, david foster, and these are our top stories over the next 60 minutes. hundreds injured in an earthquake in pakistan. aids run to help victims of the 7.7 magnitude earthquake. in kenya they're searching for bodies of al-shabab fighters under the republic. >> reporter: we have all the
latest from europe, including russia accuses greenpeace of using dangerous tactics during a protest in the arctic. >> reporter: shops with any stock on the shelves, and why that might not necessarily be a bad thing. in cyprus after this country got a massive bailout. we look at what's changed. >> well starting in pakistan where 327 bodies have now been recovered after a powerful earthquake in the southwest of the country hundreds, maybe thousands of people have been hurt. as aid agencies try to reach an extremely remote region, many more are likely to be found. >> reporter: this is what remains of many districts of
balochistan. it was the epicenter of the 7.7 magnitude earthquake which hit southwest pakistan. >> it all happened within a minute. everything was destroyed. when we went back even the little place where we kept water was gone. >> we took out some bodies and some injured but there are no facility here. >> we don't know how many are dead. half of us are maybe alive. half of our families are gone. >> reporter: it's so remote that it was a few hours before the injured or the dead could be moved to hospitals. >> the earthquake severely affected communication system, the relief workers are facing difficulties to reach our earthquake survivors. it takes eight hours from the
capital of baruchistan. >> reporter: air ambulances and soldiers are taking part in rescue efforts. >> we started relief work in some of our teams have already reached the affected areas. more health centers have been established. >> reporter: in april a 7.8 magnitude quake hit the same province on the pakistan iran board. scores were killed in earthquakes of 2008 and 2011, a there seems to be little preparedness to deal with these natural disasters. pakistan has been dealing with civil fighting, and it's the people of balochistan regularly suffering from natural disasters to see them only compounded by
mad made ones. >> a rock island 21 meters high up to 37 meters long. locals are calling it earthquake mountain but experts say it will probably disappear after some time. now we go to local journalists who have been covering the story now skype. the remoteness of this region makes it particularly difficult. what word are you getting out of areas that have been worst hit? >> reporter: this is what unfortunate that one of the areas hit 600 kilometers away. and this is 29 kilometer distance. ththe distance between one ville and the other village is more
than 8200 kilometers. so the peopl problem is that the government has ignored aid a because of separatist movements. so the developing activities were already thin. now the earthquake has destroyed the network. the goals are to reach out to those in the communities, and, two, to get relief to the people who are in dire need of it. i just talked to one of my friends there, and he told me that the water has been destroyed. communication network has been destroyed. the basic needs of the people is
the provision of water. the hotels are destroyed. the only hospital is not capable of coping. with even the minor injuries of this. >> the, in fact, there are a lot of insurgents operating in the area that don't take kindly to federal forces in there. one suggestion is that they're making it very difficult for those who are distributing aid and help generally, to do their job even when they get there. >> reporter: yes, the problem for the military, right now it is only the pakistan military, and they have mobilized air ambulance, mobile hospitals, they have been established there. but then the problem is
security, and to provide relief to the people who are locating far away. unfortunately, the capacity of the provincial government, the provincial disaster management authority is very limited. >> what about the weather. it's very hot there, too, which does not make it eas easy, and r those who have lost their homes. >> yes, the blessing in disguise is the weather. at the time the earthquake hit, most of the people were out of their room, i have been told. the weather is very hot. the area is widespread. the communication network, it's dispersed. so there are problems, but the most unfortunate thing there is no political authority monito monitoring the relief activities
there. the government political leaders or ministers, advisers, it slowly has been-- >> i'm afraid we have to leave it there. thank you very much, indeed, for describing it in such detail the events in balochistan. thank you. kenyan ministers say bodies of al-shabab fighters may still be under the republic in the westgate mall of nairobi. 72 people were killed. >> we have been asked whether there were some americans among ththem. that is a position that we have not been able to confirm that issue. now let us return to the last four days of the operation. we have begun the exercise of
addressing the forensic effort whether anyone is holed up there. we are convinced that will be significant, except for the terrorists. again, in the event of moving the rubble, information will come to the public. >> we're joining live in nairobi. judging by the fact that you have an umbrella, the weather is not that great, and presumably making the job that much more difficult. what else are you hearing from the authorities? >> reporter: there are people coming out of the building through the night sky. we can see them, you can't.
we still have so many unanswered questions here. we still don't know what happened to the hostages. we understand from the authorities that they've all been released or found. but there are still more than 60 people who are missing. we still don't know the nationalities of the people behind this. there are reports that some of them were british. there are reports that some may have been americans. again, we don't have answers to those questions. also, why did the building collapse? why did three floors just crumble of this very-well-built structure. we're hearing reports that perhaps some of these fighters had used a shop where they stored heavy weaponry in the last weeks and months. those are speculations and unanswered questions. but those are adding to the fear of people here.
they're concerned about a possible future attack on another target here in kenya or elsewhere in nairobi or elsewhere in the country. and the country is not able to move on from this yet. >> what about the tourism industry, which is such a vital part of the kenyan economy. suffering, i would imagine, with people staying away. >> reporter: i think what the government is really trying to do is play down the consequence of all of this partly for economic reasons. just going around the city you will see it's practically empty, the shopping centers are empty. the hotel has a few tourists but people are not coming because of travel warning, and it is difficult to get travel insurance to come here. this is an area that relies on tourism for jobs. i spoke to one person who said they can't take much more of
this. they need it to be resolved so tourists come back. it's not just for the economy, but the consequences for kenya are immense. and what happen next with somali? will kenya keep it's thousand troops that it has there? what are the consequence there is? while this uncertainty continues, the impact on the economy and the mood continues to be gloomy. >> thank you. stay here we have more coming up on the al jazeera news hour. three people on the streets protesting the austerity and fascism. what is it that is making them so cross. and a terrible way to die. as poachers in zimbabwe kill more than 80 elephants. in sport we'll have the latest on what could become one
of sports' greatest come backs. stay with us. >> people have taken to the streets protesting rising fuel prices. police with guns and batons used tear gas to disperse the crowds. on tuesday the protesters attacked the ruling parti' headquarters. ivory poachers in zimbabwe have used poison to kill 80 elephants. they died after poachers tainted the elephants' water hole with cyanide. some of the poison, tusks and wire snares have been found nearby. zimbabwe is taking action. >> work together, a number of
officials, and i'm happy today that they will spend a very long time in prison. it is sending the message that in zimbabwe key protec we protee animals. suicide-bombers carried out attacks in the sunni dominated area. the attacks were an attempt for fight tours take over a sunni town near the syrian border. turkish security forces are searching for 18 members of the kurdistan workers party who have escaped from prison. they escaped by digging a 70-meter tunnel out of the jail. >> the escape from this medium
security facility has left authorities scratching their heads. they believe it a has taken the 18 inmates as long as a year to dig this model. a rather model tunnel only 65 centimeters in diameter in many places but they have not found the soil from the digging and they haven't found the tools used to dig it, and they're still searching for the inmates who have disappeared. it's likely they may have had outside help and may collected outside of the perimeters or melted in the topographyography surrounding the jail.
program of reforms the government has offered as part of its deal with its kurdish population. the kurdish fighters part of the arms struggle going back decades in turkey for more autonomy will wait to see how they meet them halfway. also reforms to the electoral law, reforms to access to kurdish language and culture, and other measures, the kurds say are necessary to see enacted to prove the government's good will before any more kurdish fighters retreat to northern iraq as part of the deal they made. >> the russian president vladimir putin said he doesn't think that piracy charges are appropriate after the green peace arctic oil installation.
>> reporter: with the 32 crew members of the green peace ship arctic sunrise, new footage has been released by the russians. we have more. >> reporter: until now the only film of last we know's protest of the oil rig has been greenpeace. but this new video provided by the russian authorities gives it a dramatic new perspective. it raises questions about greenpeace tactic. in choppy and dangerous waters, they bring the protesters down from the side of the oil platform, the largest of the greenpeace boats try to push its way between the coast guard and activists. the coast guard in orange clearly waves at the protesters boats to back away at a safe distance.
instead, the much larger green peace boat serges forward and nearly mounts the front of the coast guard boat. only then are the warning shots fired. it under lies the considerable danger faced by the activists, the coast guard officers and oil rig staff. >> they knew full well who we were. we were entirely peaceful, and we were peaceful when we were putting the climbers up. things started to go regressive when the coast guard came in threatening people with knives, trying to sink our safety boats, and then even shooting shots into the water. >> reporter: the 30 crew members of the arctic sunrise have now been taken in where prosecutors are to question them initially on suspicion of piracy but that specific job is expected to be
dropped not least because the russian president himself said it is not appropriate. >> i don't know what happened, of course, but it is clear they are not pirates. >> reporter: prosecuting the greenpeace crew presents a delicate diplomatic situation. release they can quickly, might bring more protests on environmental issues. it was the russians who violated international law, in the meantime the 30-strong crew from 18 different nationalities wait to hear the prosecutors next move. al jazeera, moscow.
>> reporter: we're joined by the skeptical environment. i don't know if you've seen this most recent footage of the green peace boat. but they do seem to be using aggressive behavior, yet they said they weren't being aggressive, just doing their job which is to bring attention to these issues. but other people argue that they're going too far and putting at risk people on the rig and the life boat itself. how do you see it? >> i've just only heard the footage as you just saw it now, but this is exactly what greenpeace is going after. they're in the job of getting attention to very specific issues. i think in some ways it's great that they're out there to do that, but obviously we also need to weigh the two other things, partly is it too dangerous to the people they're confronting, but also are we focusing on the right things. often the best things in the world are not the best on tv.
>> greenpeace has been operating in decades, and their job is to bring attention to issues. but sometimes they are given too much credence and they're solving the issues rather than just bringing attention to them? >> reporter: i think we treat them with deference that they don't really deserve. it's great that they're there, but there are many other things that we need top for instance, when it comes to drilling the arctic a lot of arctic nations love the opportunity of having more economic value brought to them. now this doesn't diminish the fact that there is a significant environmental problem, and that's why it's gooded to hear greenpeace voice, but it's certainly not the only voice you should be hearing. and just like when they go out and just like with rice, it's great that we hear greenpeace voice, but we should hear from 7,000 kids who don't get enough
vitamin a. there are two sides here. >> how do you think weather greenpeace measure a campaign has been a success or not? the fact that we're simply talking about them, is that how they measure subject success? >> i can't speak for greenpeace but they're excited that we're talking about them right now and we're showing the footage in the arctic. but now we need to move on and say what are the actual risks. we need to manage those, the arctic is a more vulnerable environment so we need stronger regulations. but we also need to recognize that many people in the arctic are much less economically developed than their countries sites further down south, and they would probably enjoy more economic development. there is a balance to be struck here, and we don't get that balance if we only listen and view the clips from greenpeace.
>> joining us live from new york, author of "the skeptical moment" thank you. russian police have arrested several gay right activists demonstrating against the sochi olympics. they were detained after gay treatment of people in russia. and a prisoner is on a hungry strike and comparing her imprisonment to savory. in recent months the war in syria and violence in egypt has led to a sharp rise of of people trying to reach italy by boat. next year it will be 100 years before the start of the
first war. today france has a store of those chemical weapons, bombs, shells retrieved from battlefields. but the older they get the more dangerous they are. >> reenactments of the trenches. this was the first modern war which meant new weapons. to the ordinary soldier the most terrifying weapon of all was gas. gassed in the trenches he survived but had health problems all his life. his great grandson keeps his memories alive. >> he was traumatized by the gas along the corpses, the senseless massacre.
>> reporter: the earliest chemical attacks used tear gas but then deadlier poisons were introduced. chlorine that burned the lungs and must car mustard gas that bd the skin. >> reporter: nearly 100 years after first world war shells of mustard gas still are found. france is left with a stock pile of chemical weapons retrieved from the old battlefields. the more time passes the more unstable they become. >> historians say they were largely ineffective from a military point of view. >> the impact of gas is very limited. there is no victory we can contribute by using gas. the most important the
psychological impact for the soldiers. >> reporter: france opens to be able to start dismantling these aging weapons in 2015, a century after they were produced. which puts into perspective the modern day task of trying to destroy syria's serious stock pile from the agreement between the united states and russia claims to achieve complete destruction of the arsenal in 10 to 12 months to me is unrealistic. >> reporter: this is the legacy of chemical weapons. generations after a conflict when old enemies are now friends, the danger lives on. al jazeera, northern france. >> that is it for me. let's go back now to david in doha. >> julie, thank you very much. coming up in the news hour, clean up is underway, and the philippines suffer flash flood anthat destroy lives and
>> you're watching the al jazeera news hour. david foster, we're here to recap the top stories. rescuers are struggle to help victims of a powerful earthquake in remote southwest pakistan. is. thousands of people are feared homeless and the 7.7 magnitude earthquake. bodies of al-shabab fighters might be found in the rubble of the shopping mall in nairobi after a siege that left 72 people dead. several countries are help the kenya with investigation of the dead. turkish security forces are searching for prisoners who escaped from prison.
it is just in southeast turkey. they dog a 17-meter long tunnel out of the jail. >> rebels in syria appears to have taken over a facility close to the border of jordan. one of the group responsible for the raid is an al-qaeda backed group. these pictures are said to have been taken in deraa province. we cannot independently verify that is the case, however. >> apparently showing an air raid, we can't say that that's what it is, but that's what we've been told. u.n. weapons inspectors have come back into damascus
continuing their investigation into chemical weapons. they confirmed that chemical weapons were used in the attack. the 68th u.n. general assembly. our diplomat i can editor spoke to the british foreign minister william haig and discuss how difficult it will be to remove the chemical weapons. >> we have to make sure that this is a binding agreement, and it are does happen. it's value that the u.s. and russia and we hope the
authorities in damascus, the assad regime, are ready to make this happen. we have to hold them to it. >> you said it is important to respond to what has happened. where is that response? we haven't seen that response? >> what has happened in this case is the possibility of military action may decide contributions to diplomat tick breakthroughs. while the united states was clearly raising that possibility of military action the position of the assad regime and position of russia changed on this in a dramatic way. >> reporter: but 100, w 1400, ts the figure we have. >> yes. >> reporter: if you had that many killed, the punishment would not be to take away his gun, would it. >> we have a war where hundreds
of thousands have died. they're dying from attack, and abuse. we need to deter these things. we need to deal with the assad regime, but our assets to do that in the security council have always been blocked by russia, china, resolutions have been vetoed. we're trying to work together in the international community to do what we can do, and to give humanitarian systems, stabilize neighboring countries, and remove the chemical weapons. at least if we can assure that the chemical weapons are removed, truly removed than this outrage that occurred on the 21st of august can't happen again. >> when you speak to opposition, they're deeply upset with the
west. people like you. people who offered to help them with weapons and have done nothing. >> well, they've received different levels of support. we don't accepted them lethal support. we do send them equipment that saves lives. we send body armor and chemical detection kits, communication equipment. and they do appreciate that. they're very grateful for that. would they like much of the world to send them more assistance and to take more direct action, of course they would. but the back ground is very frustrating. many leaders from africa have addressed the general assembly on monday. one of them, the president of the democratic republic of
congo. drc is home to the biggest peacekeeping mission anywhere in the world. but despite thousands of what they call boots on the ground the country is very volatile. emphasis iespecially in the nore they have been battling the m 23 rebels. since 2009 thousands have fled the violence. >> without peace we cannot contemplate progress. without a minimum level of security for individuals and their possessions, development is simply hypothetical. this is all the more unacceptable when peace is breached because of external aggression. and this is recent history of my
country. >> from the national spokesman for friends of the congo. joining us live from new york, can i try to get your estimate, first of all, of how many people have lost their lives so far in this conflict? >> we'll never know how many people have lost their lives. the estimate from the international rescue committee from 1998 to 2007 has stipulated that 5.4 million people have died. you know in 2013 more people have died. we know over 6 million people have died in congo. it's an international tragedy that in the dawn of the 21st century over 6 million black people in the heart of africa have died, and the war has no resolution to this conflict. >> why is no one holding the killers in the democratic republic of congo to account,
why? >> speaking about m 23 the militia group. we know that their lettered is an ally of u.s. because of their relationships, the u.s. and u.k. they're not willing to hold them accountability. it's kind of interesting that we have a law, but because there is lack of political will, they will not be held accountable. >> let's look at that in more detail. the law you're talking about is public law, and it says the aid can be withheld to any country which destabilizes the congo. it was put through congress by the then senator barack obama.
what kind of pressure are you putting on the lawmakers and the government? and what kind of response are you getting in the united states to that? >> kind of interesting. many people do not know that this law exists. this is the work that we do to educate people about the laws on the books. you may remember president barack obama just spent his trip in july in africa, while he was in tanzania. he didn't say that it's neighbors should spo stop suppog rebels in the congo. so our work is to inform the public that in light of the greatest humanitarian tragedy, the united states is willingly supporting oppressive regime in
africa and supporting-- >> you pointed not just rwanda but uganda for supporting these m 23 rebels. some negotiation settlement. this is a dispute that goes back more than a decade, and involves more than just rebel group. what way is there of achieving any kind of lasting peace in your opinion? >> well, three ways to do it. the first is to hold accountab accountable. the group of experts hav. we know there is a repressive regime in rwanda.
we need to have them in a space where they can come a closing to find out what happened in '94, and how they can move forward as a country. lastly, this is a solution for the congo. we need to come through. because of lack o of legitimacy, it's hard to rally the country around him and around the issues of the rebels. >> it has been brought to the attention of the assembly and to the public. thank you very much, indeed, for joining us on this news hour. time for us to go back to europe to our london news cent center. >> reporter: how much money has it got or hasn't got.
>> hasn't got. paiparis said it will make cuts. french budget will be cut by $20 million. but there was surprise good news as the out of work number dropped, it's been more than two years since french unemployment has decreased. the economic problems cyprus had to be bailed out by the european union and the ims. our reports from the capital of how people are coping from the broken economy. >> phil is very rich but he might not be very much longer. >> it's a matter of survival. things are very touchy. >> his chain of convenient
stores are down. his business depends on cash flow but cash is not coming. >> we stock for one week. why do we stock for one week? we have to manage our money. things have changed. >> reporter: cyprus was bailed out in march, $10 billion euros, but it had to close one of its major banks. six months on the lines are gone but disgust and distrust are still there. the disgust are those from people who bailed this country out. that cash came with conditions of tough banking reform and strict austerity measures.
and since then this country has seen itself plunge further in recession. pessimism is the word on the street. >> there are people who are hungry and people eating out of rubbish bins or they have to wait for contributions in order to get a bite to eat. >> things are very difficult for retailers and in order to have improvement we need drastic change. >> reporter: put that to the government, and they'll tell you that things will only get better, but it won't happen overnight. >> things will remain difficult for some time before they start improving. i am optimistic medium to long term. >> reporter: what if you don't trust the banks? you keep your cash at home. that's what many do, and which
has inturn increased burglaries. >> surely we will survive 37 it is the best defense that he and many others have. al jazeera. >> anti-fascist rallies are taking place. thousands of people have been mashing the headquarters of golden dawn, the far right party strongly linked to the a hip-hop artist. we're joined live from athens, john, you've been live at one of those rallies. what has happening? >> reporter: well, there was a wave of people at the front of the rally when it finally arrived at a police buses and could no go further. it would prevent them from being sacked and burned. and for good reason. it seems that the police expected that violence.
the wave of marchers came and showered the police with rocks and molotov cocktails. the march, until that moment of violence, was a very i would say democrat graphically and politically representative group of 20,000 people. clearly the fear here of a resurgence of fascism in politician, and after two years of racist attacks against immigrants which golden dawn is suspected for being responsible for, people's fears have gathered up steam about golden dawn getting out of hand, getting out of the reach of the police. that was am amply expressed in e march tonight. >> just to remind us again about the central message that these rallies are trying to communicate. are they giving the impression
that greece is a country behind the fascist movement? >> i think what authorities are worried about is if they allow people to take the law in their own hands, anti-fascist and anti-communist will start clashing and start taking each other's lives. there is a strong political imperative at the moment to put a legal investigation into what has gone on both on september 18th when the hip-hop artist was stabbed but also more generally. the police are investigating and the supreme court prosecutor are also investigating possible collaborations between some golden dawn supporters, and some police departments around the country. and already in that investigation a dozen senior police officers have been either suspended or dismissed or
resigned. there is also now another of this investigation is a set of depositions. we've heard there are two witnesses from among golden dawn's ranks who have come forward to report details of how golden dawn operates. a paramilitary operation that is highly structured and follows commands from the top. if the government manages to make the case they are pursue the closure of golden dawn as a political party, which is something that the justice minister says he wants to do if proveable. >> thank you. that is all the news we have in europe. back to david in doha. >> we have the vikings back on th
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cardinals are one step closer to the title after a 2-0 win. the american league the tampa bay rays all but ended the new york yankees wildcard hopes by thrashing them. yankees would have to win all five games just to have a chance. the nfl has landed in london for first of two regular season games. the minnesota vikings will play the pittsburgh steelers at womenbly stadium on sunday. the if the nfl were ever to place a franchise outside of the u.s. london is the most likely venue. >> this is a great place in london, england, and i now our players would like to get out and experience london.
in the meantime we have a game to prepare for, get that accomplish, and yet enjoy our time here. >> andy, see you. the u.s. government released surveillance video and photos leading up to the navy yard shooting. aaron alexis believed he was being controlled by extremely low frequency radio waves. there is no indication he targeted any specific individuals. and to remind you as we go off haiair at this news hour in pakistan they're searching for survivors after a massive earthquake. rescuers trying to get to those who are believed to be trapped, to get help to them. the weather is extremely hot during the day and conditions are very difficult. more news in just a moment.