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this is al jazeera. this is al jazeera. >> hello there i'm julie mcdonald, this is the newshour live from london. coming up: a bomb explodes in bangkok killing at least 19 people and many others are injured. one of south sudan's two warring leaders signs a peace deal, one hints at sanctions, the other says he needs more time. the u.n. protection chief calls for, being protection for
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civilians,. and nigeria's dying art, the textile workers who accuse foreigners of threatening a centuries old tradition. a new candidate announces he's running for the fifa presidency. meanwhile, the front runner claims someone within the organization is organizing a smear campaign against him. >> hello there, warm welcome to the newshour. at least 19 people have been killed and more than 100 injured, in a bombing in central bangkok. the attack happened close to a hindu shrine. the area is a tourist hot spot and foreign vistaors are felt to be amongst the casualties. no one has claimed responsibility. al jazeera's veronica pedrosa
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reports from the scene. >> reporter: with the fire from the explosion still burning, there was a desperate race to reach survivors. as the emergency services moved, police tried to secure the area. a bomb had exploded minutes before. and closed circuit television shows the moment fear struck in the heart of bangkok with people running for their lives. the bomb went off close to the erowan hindu shrine, twisted metal was scattered across the street. several foreigners are among those who are known to have died. >> translator: i rushed to the scene right after i heard the explosion. there were destroyed motor bikes as well as body parts lying around. >> reporter: survivors were rushed to hospital. government officials say those behind the attack were trying to
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destroy thailand's economy and tourism industry but no group has yet claimed responsibility for this. the thai government is scrambling to deal with the crisis. it may present the biggest security threat to the government of prime minister priuth pran ocha who took office eight months ago. veronica pedrosa, al jazeera, bangkok. >> warm welcome sir to the program. i can only imagine that there is still a sense of shock, given the fact there has been no history of attacks in bangkok. >> shock and fear of a potential follow-up plot. at the moment at least the individuals or individual involved in the astack are still at large. and -- attack are still at
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large. thailand has been used to incidents of extremism and violence in the southern part of the country with spraft separatt militants. that has not spread to this part of the country. in the type of attack we witnessed it probably doesn't suggest this is one of those local militant groups but perhaps others with a more international ideology. >> we have no admission of responsibility at present. what is your reading of what happened today? >> well, if we look at the type of attack that took place, clearly reconnaissance was done. because this area was targeted as a major intersection of bangkok is a major artery, a place frequented by local thai nationals and also western tourists. there is a well flown temple with many people visit, also
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shopping centers and international hotels. so the intention was to kill, maim and also hit at the economy. because thailand very much depends on western tourists spending their money in the country. an attack like this will discourage and potentially dissuade them from coming in the future. >> and sergeant how much of a major challenge is going forward for general preuth? >> it is a huge challenge for the government. as your correspondent mentioned, they promised to provide more effective security which is more relateto the internal political divisions between the so-called red shirts and yellow shirts who have different competing interests in the country but this time they're facing a threat of terrorism. they are not necessarily used to being the targets of attacks, certainly thailand has been a cooperative ally in dismantling are interest groups in the past, such as the group that carried
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out the 2000 bali attacks which killed 200 people, but the receiving line of a terrorist attack that is a worrying precedent. >> what do you think will be on the minds of ordinary thais today, what are the big question they have about security given what happened? >> well, one thing about thailand is, that even with all the various political instability, and coups that have taken place, it is still a very open country. it is something that has been appealing for many western tourists in the past and in many ways goal would be to keep that in place, not to change it. but in an attack like this where security was nonexistent, there may be a serious overhaul, of areas next to temples and shopping centers. that could have a negative impact but the worry is you could see potential follow up
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plots emerg emerge which could e the tourist industry. what took place in tunisia, thailand doesn't want to go in that direction. >> director of international security at the asia pacific agency, thank you very much for joining us. one of south sudan's two warring leaders has signed a peace agreement during negotiations in ethiopia. riek ma shar seen ton righ macho paper. it may take steps to pile on the pressure. the conflict which started in 2013 has killed more than 10,000 people and forced two million from their homes. the u.n. last evidence of widespread atrocities, including reports that women and girls
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have been gang raped and burned alive. charles stratford has this update for us from addis ababa. >> whatever way you look eighth throughout last few days and from whatever side we've spoken, there have been reservations about this deal. both sides have expressed problems with what they described as having this deal imposed upon them by igad and by the international community. and the real nitty gritty of it we believe, the same problem still exists. this problem of agreeing on for example the demilitarization of juba, the south sudanese government, in au forces would pose problems with respect to sovereignty. there's also been questions over how to divvy up power in the upper nile region, who controls the upper nile region which is of course a very oil rich region
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that the rebels control most of now. there has been efforts to try yooufnt thunify the forces the t and the rebels, to bring forth a unified army. both sides are accused of gross human rights violations. as mr. kiir travels back to juba for another scheduled weeks of consultations, the struggle goes on and there seems to be no definite end in sight for this conflict. >> well as those talks took place in addis ababa people back home are hoping for an end of almost two years of fighting. the conflict have divided tribes across south sudan, but as natasha guinane reports. >> tucked behind a market in
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juba, something more is being built on this patch of dirt. here at camp ma mahad, tribes ae learning how to live peacefully together again. >> you find generally, not just one person who has lost but generally many people who have lost. >> meet aro risk factors mayum, mother of eight. she came from one of the tribes in south sudan decimated by fighting. she said the family had to abandon her 14-year-old son so the family could save them. the last time she saw him he was walking into the bush to check ton family's cattle. >> sometimes my heart tells me he's alive but sometimes i get depressed and think negative thoughts but a lot of people have told me other people have faced a worse fate than you so i
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stopped thinking bit and left it up to god. >> mayyu and others are neighbors of tribes who are killing each other elsewhere in the country. in fact in other camps for displaced people in u.n. compounds tribes are carefully segregated and tensions are high. but here they are building a community on common ground of common ground shared needs fears and hopes. that is not to say members of different tribes don't fight. if they do each side gathers them together to mediate. >> when we are able to solve this problem, you will find that in the end they are even good friends. >> this conflict began nearly two years ago, as a dispute between the president and his vice president. people here say they are desperate for peace because peace means they can go home again. but mayume says they don't want
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people the go back to the way they were living before the civil war. >> what's happened has happened. it's in the past. what we want is for peace to come. >> the end of the war may also mean that mayume like so many others could find out what happened to her son. natasha guinane, al jazeera, south sudan. >> written a book about the two countries and their split. a warm welcome to the program james, thank you so much for joining us. both sides frankly are under pressure and they don't really like this deal but it's now about strategy. would you agree with that? >> i think there's probably an element of that. any peace deal is about compromise. nobody is going to get exactly what they want. i think the government will feel their reservations are probably
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electronicker, you will hear they wanted their leader riek machar to sign this deal. that gives you feelings that maybe it was a reasonable deal for the rebel movement. we don't have the exact details but based on the preliminary deal this came out, the rebels would have control of one of the key or three of the key states in the northeast of the country, a share in the national government, power sharing arrangement too. so you could see where that might be a reasonable or a bet deal for a rebel movement than it would for a sitting government which has many of those advantages already, and has to give up many of them if it signs a peace deal. >> by hanging back although as you say with very good reason and having to convince an entire camp around you does it perhaps make the rebel movement look if i may use the word progressive on that front? >> it's been for salva kiir, the threat of an arms embargo, the
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european union rethinking south sudan's sovereignty, an extraordinary thing to say, that pressure was on both side. now the rebel leader riek ma comar has signed this agreement. salva kiir has not. unless he agrees to sign, all that pressure goes on him. all directed at him and his inner circle and the pressure is off the rebels. >> what are the wig stumbling blocks? i know they are numerous. >> i think there are many but the biggest one essentially is whether he can convince hard-liners within his camp that this is a acceptable document as a whole. people will object to the rebels getting so much political power, control of sedates in the northeastern part of the country in which there is oil and an issue of sovereignty too, whether the leader riek machar should be first vice president
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with precedence over the current vice president, and these things will be difficult for the hard liners in president kiir's camp. with juba being demilitarized with a force for security. >> we talk about the views of politicians but i would imagine there is a certain amount of fatigue by this stage that people really want peace. >> people are desperate for peace i 30. of course you'll find the very vocal supporters of both camps who made find a reason why they don't want to accept this current peace deal. you will also find civil society, activists who say this might not be the right one because it doesn't address many of the root causes of the conflict. it may lay in future problems for south sudan. but i think the vast majority of
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south sudanese are desperate for peace. two million people displaced, no one is counting how many have been killed, but in the thousands. women and children raped, ethnic tension ves bees. >> james thanks so much for joining us, thank you. still to come here on the al jazeera newshour. children's education is becoming a growing casualty of fighting in iraq. and killed by shelling in ukraine as the six month ceasefire gets shakier by the day. and liverpool's $50 million man makes his mark. raul will have the very latest from the english repair league e
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a bit later. >> the united nations has called for more protection for civilians following a syrian government attack on the outskirts of damascus. more than 100 people died on an air strike in a market in the rebel enclave of duma. called one of the worst single incidents of the war to date. zeina khodr has the report. >> the plane dropped the bomb in a crowded marketplace. it is an all too familiar scene for the people of the rebel stronghold of duma. this town is regularly targeted by syrian air strikes but sunday's was the worst yet. civil air defense workers gathered, while more air raids hilt. doctors at the field hospital struggled to help those who survived. many of them were critically
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injured. according to activists on the ground the victims were civilians. women and children were among them. the attacks coincided with a visit of the u.n. humanitarian chief stephen o'brien to syria where he met officials and visited the battered city of homs. obey brian has condemned the duma strikes. >> i'm absolutely horrified by the told disregard much civilian liflife by all parties on this conflict. attacks on civilians are unlawful unacceptable and must stop. i appeal to every party engaged in violence and fighting to protect civilians. >> a military force was quoted
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as saying that targeted the headquarters of the rebel group the islam army. a day earlier the group had announced a new offensive against government forces and captured an army base in harasta. fighting around the capital damascus has escalated in recent days. duma has been out of government croalt for years but the military still controls -- control for years. >> haresta like duma is at the outskirts of the government power. the government will consider them responsible for the action he of the opposition. >> well there have since been reports of more air strikes on duma. zeina has sent this reports. >> reporter: sunday's air strikes have been described as the deadliest yet in the syrian
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war. the u.n. chief condemned the attack saying this was a horrible attack and unlawful but the united nations really cannot do more than issue statements of condemnation. we have to remember the organization has long been divided over syria. the syrian government has the support of russia who has the veto power in the u.n. security council. u.n. has not been able to stop the conflict. duma is a rebel stronghold and for the government it is important that the rebels are not able to advance because they are just a few kilometers from the government seat of power and this stronghold, we do know that the government over the past few days really has been concentrating its aerial campaign on these areas in the damascus country side because the rebels have been able to threaten the capital. just a few days ago, they fired
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mortars into the city of damascus causing casualties. for the government it is important that the rebels be pushed back but undoubtedly on sunday the opposition is calling what happened a massacre. >> the united nations envoy to syria, stefan de masteur have called the attacks unconscionable. to discuss a road map for peace let's get more from gabriel elizondo. hi there gabe, what's in this statement? >> this is all part of a push at the united nations to try to kick start peac peace talks andt all sides back to the bargaining table. two key things number one it endorses the special plan by stefan de mastura, his new
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plan tries to bring together working groups, over safety, reconstruction issues, as well as political and legal issues, and security and counterterrorism. again these are just working groups and ban ki-moon, the u.n. secretary-general says he hopes to get the working groups started as early as next month. the security statement also tries to kick start the 2012 geneva communique, and that's important because in there that is what tried to usher in a political transition in syria. as we know that has not happened yet. but while the security council has agreed to this in its statement, venezuela, one of bashar al-assad's key allies they voiced some real reservations about this statement. venezuela is an elective temporary member of the security council. let's listen to what the
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venezuelan ambassador have to say about it. >> translator: the punch venezuela believes that the establishment of a transitional government with full executive powers of syria violates the principles of the charter of the united nations, as well as states and respect of the self determination of peoples which represents a very dangerous precedent for international peace and security. >> gabe just how difficult is it to come up with this agreement in the first place? >> very difficult. obviously venezuela threw a little bit of a curve ball last week by delaying this statement. while they wanted to negotiate it more with the other members of the council. but primarily it comes down to the u.s. and russia, two countries that have -- and their allies that see the situation in are syria in very different situation right now. but it really boils down to the future of president bashar al-assad. russia and iran have said as early as yesterday that they believe that there should not
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necessarily be anything that would force bashar al-assad out of power. they say that's something that only that the syrians should deal with and that outside countries should not have any say in that. now the united states and their allies in the gulf and turkey and saudi arabia have said before that they feel that bashar al-assad must go. and we have heard from the french ambassador just a few minutes ago after the u.n. security council meeting. he came out and when he was asked about bashar al-assad's future he was very blunt. he said we do not see bashar al-assad in a future in syria. that's been the key issue and that's why this took so long. this statement by the security council really does not address bashar al-assad's future. all it does is call for a political transition. what they say here in the u.n. in dploams diplomacy, they say s
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the bashar al-assad knot, what they believe here is the difficulty by all sides to figure out how to untie that knot, what should bashar al-assad's future be in syria and as far as today, no one really agrees on that. at least not two key sides. what everyone last agreed to no is the time has come to try get all sides together, especially now after 250,000 people killed, millions more displaced. >> gabriel elizondo, joining me from the united nations in new york, thank you. iraq am former prime minister, nouri al-maliki, could be put on trial, a report released buy parliamentary committee has accused him and other officials of not doing enough to stop i.s.i.l.'s advance. now with more than 3 million people internally displaced within iraq the humanitarian
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crisis is threatening to claim yet another casualty. and that's children's education. moment jamjoom reports from baghdad. >> in a climate that americas concentrating near impossible and handbooks don't distract from the heat these internally displaced iraqi students are doing their best to learn. >> we used to live in our own neighborhoods and it was like heaven. we used to go to clean schools and these schools would have proper rooms but now we're studying here. >> while the boys here woifer thworry theworld has forsaken ty are determined not to give up on their education. according to unicef there are approximately 850,000 internally displaced students in iraq, that's why schools like thr to
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important now. mortada fled anbar province with his family when i.s.i.l. forces took it over in april. he is one of many students who are forced to miss school. >> if we were back home i wouldn't be dressed like this, i would be wearing a proper uniform and we wouldn't be living in tents. >> teacher says the situation is even worse situation than it looks. >> the most basic requirements for classes are not available. we have 90 students and 30 textbooks. how can you teach 90 students with 30 books? >> jalal tells me that even though 30 teachers should be teaching here, five only make it every day. his wife teaches to another
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group of students in a close by tent. >> we feel this is a crime against thee poors children. what did these children do to face such horrible conditions. >> studying english the kids recite numbers written out for them. on a white board propped up by sib der blocks. despite support from unicef and other aid groups, 12-year-old mohammed says much, much more is needed. >> it's very, very hot. the leverage comes and then it goes and sometimes it just doesn't come at all. >> reporter: outside, the next class queues up and tattered workbooks wither in the sun. while mothers bake bread for an encampment where there's far too much hunger and the thirst for knowledge hasn't come close to
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being quenched. mohammed jamjoom, al jazeera, baghdad. >> search for compensation after the huge city of tienjin's explosion. and why some areas of united states cannot get good nutrition. >> why organizers left this badminton champion embarrassed on the podium. >> they're slamming a technology that could be used to solve problems for people who desperately need it. >> they get exited about technology whether it's in their phone or in their car, so why is it so weird on their plate? >> something's going into food that shouldn't really be there. >> techknow investigates. >> you could not pay me to fake data.
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>> a reminder of those tom stories here on al jazeera. at least 19 people have been killed in bangkok as a bomb targeted one of the capital's popular tourist areas. south sudan is close to ending its war as one of the leaders signs a peace deal. in syria more than 100 people die in government air
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strikes. the six month ceasefire in ukraine is looking shakier by the day. in the latest fighting, nine people are reportedly dead after a reported all night shelling routine. sonia gallego reports as both sides continue the blame game. >> reporter: the remains of a home south of donetsk. it took just 20 minutes to reduce this street to rubble. ukrainian military says two people were killed as russian backed rebels shelled the village. >> translator: a man 30 years old and a woman of 22 were killed. six others were wounded. the most serious injuries were those sustained by a mother with a child. >> reporter: yet the separatists are blaming ukrainian forces for the shelling. this part of the country has borne the brunt of several attacks in recent days. there continues to be sporadic fighting enough to support a
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tenuous ceasefire that has been more or less in place since february. moscow is publicly accusing ukrainian military of planning a ordinancive against prowftion in separatists. >> it was like that this past january when there was another attempt to solve the situation by using force. that also failed. the ukrainian side agreed to more talks. we don't believe one should be experimenting and trying one's luck. one should agree to what was agreed to in minsk. >> more than 6300 people have been killed since the conflict began. it's driven nearly 1.5 million civilians from their home. while there have been repeated efforts to stop the fighting,
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are soldiers refuse to obey their commanders. sonia gallegos, al jazeera. eight months ago sri lankans voted emphatically to elect a new president but this time signs of voter fatigue. liddy dutt has the story. >> reporter: it was hard to open but the unlocking of the first ballot box signaled the start of a long night. election observers huddled over hand marked pieces of paper which will determine which candidates win the seat in sri lanka's 225 seat parliament. ballots were separated into the polling places. >> two boxes okay? then to separate list the box currently we are getting and separating for the parties.
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>> sri lanka's election commission recorded a turnout of between 65 an 70%, well under the record of january elections. every vote is counted and verified carefully and to make sure every ballot is accounted for and allotted to the right candidate representatives from the political parties are watching the process. in this district voters ceud earl to cast theicuedqueuedearl. mahinda rajapaksa was on the ballot. >> it is my duty the guide the country and the people of this country. >> the selection is important for the cub in every aspect.
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i think people have used their brains and they will vote wisely. >> chances are all not only will they determine the political futures of a few sri lankan politicians but also the country's direction. liddy dutt, al jazeera, sri lanka. bodies of dozens of migrants have been brought to the italian port of catania, they are said to have such caited in the hold of a fishing boat trying to cross the mediterranean sea. the norwegian frontex rescue boat in multiple operations. more than 2,000 have died this year in attempts to reach europe by boat. residents of catania have held a ceremony to remember migrants who drowned. 49 balloons were released in honor of those who picture ished. ceremonies to honor catania's
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patron saint st. agatha. a major arrival port for those migrants seeking to reach europe from north africa. people whose homes were damaged in tienjin's explosion last week, are demanding recompense. adrian brown reports. >> it was orderly spontaneous but defiant. a plea more than a protest. buy-back, they chant. they want the government to purchase their homes. five days after multiple explosions killed many, emotions remain raw. some are still traumatized. many lived in apartments less than a kilometer from the blast
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zone and say they had no idea dangerous chemicals like sodium cyanide were being stored there. >> we didn't know there werefully chemicals there. i don't think -- we don't know who to believe because we didn't know who allowed them to put dangerous stuff around our houses. we're just like have no idea. >> reporter: a gathering of this size would normally make the authorities uneasy. >> it's quite interesting you have pla soldiers here, the police and they are allowing this demonstration to take place. and it is quite sizable protest. now some of the protestors are holding up banners that say things like we love the party we support the government but we want them to buy back our damaged apartments. but vm lost more tha some have n homes. this woman's father was a dock worker. >> i don't know what happened, i
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can't get hold of him. >> at the blast site, special teams of firefighters have succeeded in bringing most of the smoldering embers under control. witnessing the start of what will be a very long cleanup. and those officials continue to insist the air quality outside the affected area is no threat to health. >> results from seven mobile environments and air quality monitoring stations, show there are no signs of new pollutants. >> people here say they're not sure what to believe. many of those displaced were applying rant workers, some returning to what is left of their dormitories to collect whatever is of use, unsure when or if they will return. inside the seclusion zone a few people remain oblivious to the health risk, preparing for perhaps whether this area
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will -- when this area will return to occupation. adrian brown, tienjin. voting has started or the the opposition lawsh part labou. nadim baba reports. >> jeremy corbin opinion polls suggest he's way ahead. but while some point out his antiausterity measures, policy heavy weights have pointed out a victory for him would be the kiss of death. >> when i see the opinion polls,
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that say the one grouping in the party to get the most votes, least likely to be able to form a government then we have to look at the lessons of our history. >> others suggest the party membership turning left ward in the shock of being all but wiped out in scotland. >> when people say the heart says i should really be without politics well get a transplant. because that's just done. >> in recent weeks the party has said it's caught several activisactivists from rival app. foal candidates have denied they discussed stepping aside to allow this man andy burnham to take on corbin single hand hely. ironically burn ha burnham has e
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will offer the left winger a place in the party if he won. the main political parties in britain are broad church and they hold disparate groups of people. you need the right environments and suddenly these splits start curbing. it is history for parties to split. they usually are unified when the left splits. >> reporter: of course it's far from certain whether the person who wins this ballot will actually be leading the party into office when the 2020 elections. whoever comes out on top will have the task of winning back seats in parliament here in many marginal constituencies and virtually the whole of scotland and that's going to be a huge challenge. nadim baba al jazeera, london. a conservative politician in
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australia has introduced ledges to allow gay marriage. wearn inch admits therwarren ims legislation. recent opinion polls though say that most australians are in favor of allowing same sex unions. wildfires have destroyed scores of homes along the american west coast, and many are in threat in california. blazes also burning in three other states. firefighters are facing triple digit temperatures in tough terrain. now obesity and malnutrition are going hand in hand in one of the richest countries in the world. the phenomenon of the food desert, an area not with easy access to fruits and vegetables
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is becoming increasingly common in the united states. health experts are warning of long term consequences. andy gallagher reports from the mississippi delta, where a lack of healthy foods are making an impact on the diet. >> it's known as the blues belt but the corner of the poorest state in the u.s., access to health foods is an important problem. living in a food desert, the nearest supermarket is 15 kilometers away, an expensive trip that not everyone here can afford to make. >> my husband and my family members that live in neighboring towns we have to work together to try the get food. we have to carpool, bum a ride as you call it to get food.
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it's hard. >> food deserts aren't a new phenomenon in the delta and it's often the young that pay the price. almost a quarter of 10 to 17-year-olds are oversight or obese. something officials say is directly linked to access to good food. but the delta health centers chief nurse says poverty is also a big factor. >> they cannot afford to eat healthy and nutrition food. if you have six kids at home and you come out to buy groceries and you buy 30 pounds of grapes that's not going to last long and all your money is going to be gone. >> convenience stores like this are pretty much the only option for many families here in the mississippi delta. and if i were shopping for my family well the option he are limited. there are a few canned goods, processed meats, the fruit selection, a couple of rotten apples, contributing to the high rates of diabetes and obes obes. the owner of this business wants
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to stock more healthy and nutritious foods but the access in the area maibs it too makes o expensive. >> the foods you need it, it's kind of hard we don't have the resources to do it with. >> reporter: the irony of this is the delta is one of america's most fertile places yet it continues to struggle to produce fresh food for its own residents. andy gallagher, al jazeera, in the mississippi delta. for centuries, attracted both businesses and tourists. producing the are hand made cloth has produced an income for many people. as ahmed idris reports. >> trying to keep alive a centuries old tradition workers
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here are losing the battle. the dye pits as old as a city, have been a source of an income for many families for generations. for 64 years, mahmoud earned a living here, now things aren't looking good. >> translator: we had customers for all neighboring countries and as far as the arab world. royalty and everyone came. very few come these days. i just cannot understand because we make quality products. >> even as some continue to refine their art, the results aren't encouraging. they continue to lose their share of the market because of cheap and substandard imports. the chinese have come to town. and the ploals alleg locals allt has been copied and use it against them. the market is flooded with cheap
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imported fabrics from china. as a result thousands are out of work. they used to be more than 300 dye pits here. now only a few remain. and most of them are disused. new technology have arrived. locals watch helplessly as foreigners push them out and establish a near total monopoly. >> when they come to this business, speak it freaked us out. doing nothing, people will become almost jobless because of this -- their invasion into our business. >> reporter: people like mahmoud, the lost income is not as painful as rapid decline of the art. he fears that his may soon be the last generation to carry on this once highly respected tradition.
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bruge. sers yosergio ramos, real captan agreed to extend his contract until 2020. the 29-year-old wanted a lucrative move to the premier league, a fight with bil bao seamed to have changed his mind. >> i have a new challenge and that is to be captain of this club and team. i'll try to do it in the most honest way possible. i hope to bring happiness back to the fans by winning titles. i never said i wanted to leave real pla drid. i woulmadrid. i would like to retire here. criticizing one of the presidential candidates, flatini the.
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of uefa. his did organization has complained of an alleged smear campaign and blamed fifa insiders after a letter was sent to severalty newspapers, painting what was an unflattering picture of the former france international. now there's no shortage of candidates willing to run for president. a fifth name has thrown his face into the ring to replace sepp blatter. the former fifa vice president made the announcement in paris and he pulled no purchase blaming blatter for the corruption allegations that have plagued fifa. >> the real region fifa has become such a corrupt organization is because the same person has been running it for 40 years. absolute power corrupts absolutely. after decades of ever widening
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circle of corruption, fifa needs a leader who can bring back common sense, transparency and account ability. accountability. i can change fifa in four years. this is my pledge to all football fans in the world. >> well, the south korean is an honorary vice president at fifa. the billio billionaire is the mr shareholder at hyundai. having managed clubs across the world he is now in charge of fc goa in india and he started in the neighbor 92 world cup. liberian is president, runs an oil and gas company. ginla has put himself forward
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again, he is now worging fo wors ofootball pundit. the uefa president is considered one of the greatest midfielders in history, and was in the world championships in 1984. we'll see who replaces blatter in february. ashley have been stripped of her gold medal because of doping. she won goele gold at the 2012 summer games in london but now stripped of that title, because of the arbitration of sport. cleared of doping of the turkish federation, ultimately the 29-year-old will have to hand back her medal and serve an eight year ban.
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bapinton chiefs have apologized for playing the wrong spanish anthem in indonesia. carolina marian had just defended her title and the words were dropped after the death of general fra franco. >> there is more sport on our website. for all the latest, check out that's all your sport for now. i'll have more for you later. julie back to you in london. >> we'll be back in just a few minutes with more of today's news and we'll have plenty of analysis on that bomb blast that happened earlier today in bangkok. we'll see you in a couple minutes' time, bye-bye.
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>> at least 19 people are killed in bangkok, as a bomb explodes in a tourist hot spot, many others are injured. hello there i'm julie mcdonald, this is al jazeera live from london, also coming up. one of two warring leaders signs a peace deal in south sudan. the other says he needs more time. more attacks for civilians after one of the worst attacks of the war in