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>> 5 million syrians are now refugees in their own cub. cun. hello you're watching al jazeera. on your own program, are heavy fighting in the congo. after talks with the rebels break down.
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we are reporting from the state where they're taking a disciplined approach to receive-sufficiency. hello, the u.n. says diplomacy has failed to protect syrians. people who desperately need their help. first bernard smith report. >> reporter: syria's civil war, a government bombardment of a government held strong hold on friday. about 5 million syrians are ref refugees in their own country.
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nearly all are reliant for outside help. aid deliveries have reduced to a trickle. beginning of october, increased humanitarian access has not made much difference. >> i have expressed my deep disappointment to the council, that the situation on the ground has not changed fundamentally as a result of this statement. we are doing that everything we can to look at ways in which operationallization of the statement would help us. but i need the political support of the security council members but also other members of the united nations to really make a difference. >> the security council resolution on syria's chemical weapons faces consequences for
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noncompliance. but largely have ignored the humanitarian appeal because it is nonbinding. both sides are accused of daily indiscriminate attacks. amos says no one is taking seriously their responsibility under international law. bernard smith, al jazeera. >> peter, thank you for being with us. talk to us about how acute this problem is for refugees inside syria. >> the problem inside syria is simply are disastrous. winter is approaching. while we are familying to get 250 trucks to all areas that is
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simply not enough. there are simply some estimated 5 million or so idp, internal refugees inside syria. there are many more people in increased conflict because of the economic collapse of the country. schools have been destroyed, supermarkets, shops, people don't have anyplace to shop, even if they can get out. syria is experience ook a traumc situation. >> the ones who are in most desperate need, we spoke with someone from the international red cross and she told us the problem was not so much the supplies and the food and so on, but the problem was getting it to people there. because so many areas were closed off because of the fighting. is that the same problem your group is having, as well? >> well, that's correct.
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unhcr has just gotten massive containers of food inside our area in dubai, but despite our best efforts, there is not enough access to the enclaves, not enough movement of aid. so authorities are taking baby steps in order to allow aid to get from one community to another. >> so what would you ask for? >> there must being acknowledgment, but humanitarian
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aid must be are allowed through. as much as there should be pressure from outside, there should be action from inside so aid is allowed to cross lines, they seem to have the trust some of the time from the partners, and the partners -- the warring parties, consume, must ensure that the aid reaches those in need and the convoys that are allowed in, the dispensation of aid, to thrort thwart the are transmission of aid. >> peter kessler, good to speak to you. the impact of syria's civil war is also being felt in the
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mediterranean. hundreds of people were rescued from boats off of lampedusa. >> reporter: italian coaftion guard, waiting to be moved to the italian mainland. >> i came from syria. the war there is very heavy. it became impossible to survive. i as a doctor was prevented from doing my job, too. the regime wanted me to do nothing. they assassinated my mother, so i fled.
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>> typically as winter approaches in lampedusa, we see less pr refugees from the south. but on the whole the weather has remained clear and there is are no slow down. >> they also wanted to protest against their own government. they say it's the policies of the president's harsh regime which forces so many of them to risk their lives by fleeing to europe. and back on lampedusa, the day ended the way it began. 95 men, mainly from mali and senegal. they were picked up 100 miles to the south. they wish this problem would go away, but migrants hope they will find peace and prosperity.
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barnaby phillips, al jazeera, lampledz. lampedusa. >> are 14 iranian border guards have been killed in fighting near the border with pakistan. iran's official news agency reported the attack took place on friday night outside a town in the northeast. soria, what happened here? >> it looked as if the border
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guards were on patrol late friday night, on the pakistani border, an area known for drug smuggling, when they were set on by assail ants. 14 are dead, 12 are soldiers and two are border guards. they are all station thread on parole. it is interesting military service, for males, that is many of these young soldiers actually get posted on the border. very likely these were young iraniaians that were killed. the latest report we have is from the deputy governor that there were no hostages taken. however, i have noted that there are a number of soldiers that have been injured and also it's
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very likely that iranian guards have also injured the attackers as well. but because of the mountainous terrain they haven't been able to find anyone yet. that is the latest we've got on the attack last night. >> the latest answer from the are government has been pretty swift. >> the iranians are angry to say the very least. these attacks are very common in that region of iran. on the pakistani border, the drug smugglers as i mentioned before but also these armed groups. many of them are associated from al qaeda. the iranian government accuses them of not doing enough, the operations of these groups and combat the infiltration of these
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groups. the governor of that province has asked the iranian foreign ministry for putting pakistan on notice to stop these sorts of groups from operating not only on the pakistani side of the border but also getting across into iran. >> soraya, for the moment, thanks so much. tunisia's ruling party has helped steer towards new elections and a new government. there's been months of deadlock. as nazarene reports. >> nobody wants to go back to the days of dictatorship where most of these countries were secluded. they want to get to work. >> we have no other choice but to make it. in three to four weeks this will
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be behind us. this atmosphere of people being wonder out, people being unhopeful will hopefully being changed. >> why is it taking so long though, to come up with a solution? this is one of the most powerful men in tunisia, spent most of his life in exile. >> now the train that has brought us to this situation is on track. we will crown our situation with a free election. >> trying to agree on a new constitution and appointing an electoral body. but most people here aren't satisfied with just a political
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solution. they want security, too. in central tunisia, thousands of people demonstrated against wednesday's killing of eight policemen. according to the government, they were targeted by members of an extremist group. this was the latest in a series of attacks across the country. all of this uncertainty have left shopkeepers waiting for customers. tourism is done. tunisians don't want to spend money. >> i blame the politicians for this. who else? citizens are not involved. >> outside the office of the prime minister, a group of young student protest against the current crisis. impossible just three years ago. whatever has gone wrong with the revolution, this is an example of what has gone right.
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>> hello again, a reminder of our top stories on al jazeera. 5 million people are now displaced within syria according to the u.n. it says both the government and
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the rebels must do more to make sure aid reaches those who need it. 16 rebels have been handing in iran in retaliation against guards in pakistan. outthe southeastern town of saravan. heavy fighting has broken out in the democratic republic of congo. the u.n.'s counterterrorism envoy is looking for more security over use of drones. killed far more people than the u.s. government has acknowledged. must reveal the results of their own investigations. >> we absolutely have to press on the transparency question. which is why the one concrete recommendation that i've made in this interim report is that states should accept a duty
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under international law to provide, in public, findings of their own investigations whenever there is a ground to believe that civilians may have been killed or injured in any such strike. we know that there are internal audits that take place. we know that the state's using this technology compiled their own figures and conduct investigations in any case where civilian casualties are suspected. it is the retention of that information which makes the process of getting to the bottom of these allegations so difficult. so what we're planning to do, and what we're in the process of doing, is taking a sample of 33 individual drone strikes, where we know that civilians have been reported as having been killed or injured. and trying to get under the skin of those, as well as providing the states responsible, that is united states and u.k. and
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israel, an opportunity to respond. so that we can get some clarity as to the methods that are used, the targeting intelligence and so forth. >> pakistan ising denying that it had knowledge of the attack of drones. >> they target innocent men, women and children. they are radicalized. this provides a fertile ground to the terrorists to recruit new terrorists and extremists. >> your government has called an end to droab strikes in the past, and cooperation with the united states government on these strikes. so how can we take that call seriously now? >> we have given no consent, no
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approval, no acquiescence to the use of armed drone. by we, meaning the government of pakistan. if they are having they covert assurances that signify nothing, because the government of pakistan poaf post opposes the f drones. >> what kind of leverage do you have? >> we have leverage. the united states and pakistan have shared multiple goals in pakistan. the united states and afghanistan have to collaborate to steer them towards success. and i think that drone strikes are an irritant. and the united states by now, their leadership and the public opinion, they know that they are unpopular in pakistan.
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>> two german intelligence officials are headed to washington to demand answers from the white house about a spying scandal. that's after allegations the u.s. tapped the german chancellor's personal phone. siferl rierts groups -- civil rights groups are expected to protest later. one state in particular has been trying to reverse the food crisis. more from kenya. >> these cadets are getting ready to plow the fallow fields of south indian state. .helping to revive the local agricultural industry. in perilous push to become more self sufficient. >> we need expansion, very good expansion, through training, the
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training should be just like our training, highly disciplined, highly committed and with highly productive output. >> reporter: new recruits spend 20 days learning about everything from planting seeds and machinery. since 2003, more than 3500 ca cadets known by to their community as service providers have been through this training. >> the food security army is trying to lure people back to the land. its mission is to start a national movement to make sure that all indians have enough food. >> one of the food security army's first officers. a widow with few options she
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devoted herself to the land. now runs a business worth $130 $130,000. >> translator: my income has quadrupled since i started doing this. now i own one acre of land and also have savings. >> the state of karala produced 1.1 million pounds of rice. now it produces pr one-third of that. the lack of workers has been a persistent problem. >> other farmers in my village have also started using their services and gone back to the land. >> this grass roots initial has captured the attention of the nation. and if the indian government
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looks to provide food for all of its population. libby duff, al jazeera, karala. economic output rose by 0.5%. thousands across britain are still struggling against poverty. >> construction is up. manufacturing is up. britain is showing slow signs of economic recovery. consumer confidence is growing and shoppers seem more willing to part with their money. 0.6% rise in sales last month. a rise in housing prices, here in london they have gone up by 10 per% alone.
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great if you are selling, not great if you are trying to get on the property ladder. more needs to be done. >> britain is poorer because of the crash that happened five years ago. thanks to the hard work of the british people there is an economic recovery, people are feeling it as they get jobs and those jobs get better for people. of course we have got to stick with this plan. >> there is a gap between the rising growth and the cost of living. the u.k. has the highest inflation rate in the european union. food bills are up busy 12% in 2007 and the average household is paying $667 more for energy compared to six years ago. >> when the gas prices are going up and the fuel prices are going up and the companies are making so much profit that they're not giving back to the people, i think it's a problem. >> the antipoverty group energy revolution says the u.k. isen second to only estonia for the
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people struggling for their energy bills. >> incredibly old homes and people are getting very, very ill because of the estimated 7200 people died last year from the effect of fuel poverty. slight improvement in the british economy is not going ohave an impact on the people who choose from heating and eating this winter. >> many don't see the gdp numbers translating into a better quality of life. katherine tansill, al jazeera, london. second and final day of an election called for the collapse of the center right government. the sen trises haven't had a real. returned home with much more than they bargained for.
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>> federal police in perth, 700 key belows of amphetamine, brought into australia through no ordinary means. >> a highly complex scheme in which older australians were revealed. winning an all expenses free trip to canada. ended up with new luggage. the drugs were found in the lining. >> i could have ended up in jail for 20 years. ruined my life. >> the group has been arrested
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and charged. >> the new luggage was discretely or in a deceptive manner replaced by new piece of luggage. >> melbourne police intercepted 220 grams of meth amphetamine, thought to be worth around $200 million. police in perth are warning people against are this scheme, kim vanil, al jazeera. known as egypt's john stewart poked fun as promilitary sentiment in the country. before president mohamed morsi
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