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i'm stephanie sy in new york. the news continues next live from doha. ♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello from doha, again, everyone. this is the news hour on al jazeera. south sudan's president signs a peace deal, but says he has reservations about it. tear gas and barbed wire as chaotic scenes in hungary as unrest flairs at a reception center for refugees. saudi troops cross into yemen to attack houthi positions there. and two u.s. journalists shot dead during a live
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television broadcast. ♪ in the last hour, south sudan's president has signed a peace deal with rebels, despite serious reservations to end nearly two years of civil war. it was a drawn-out process as african leaders gathered in the capitol of south sudan, juba, to witness this ceremony. we were told it would happen and it did happen that is the president signing the deal about a half hour, 40 minutes ago. our reporter has all of the details now on the phone. ana, tell us more. >> reporter: yes, as you say the president has signed this peace deal, which would seem like a major break through. but unfortunately when he was addressing the audience earlier, he said he did have major reservations about the content
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of it. [ inaudible ] this isn't the bible, this isn't the quran, these are things that can be revisited. >> so the implementation then will be interesting, won't it, ana. because you have one side that signed it, but said i don't want to sign this. so how it gets implemented will be interesting. >> reporter: that's right. and al jazeera just spoke to the american ambassador of south sudan, who told us if this deal isn't implemented, there will be consequences. and the u.n. security council has been holding sanctions over their head. and it appears it is still determined to go ahead with those sanctions if this deal isn't implemented. so what will happen in the future, i'm not quite sure, but there was a great deal of
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disappointment in that room today. >> the people need any little bit of hope, they can get, don't they? because as we said, two years of civil war, the world's youngest country, and it has just been stunted since its birth effectively. >> reporter: that's absolutely right, and it would have been wonderful to have come here today and found a great sense of joy, but instead what i have encountered are people who are much more concerned that this deal is going to open the door to more violence. because the government feels this deal allows people to believe that if they took up arms against the government they will be able to get power that way. it says the international community has now forced on it a rebel government which achieved its aim through war, basically. >> ana with the latest on that
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peace agreement which has been signed by the president in south sudan. we move to the refugee crisis in europe. 47 people have drowned off of the coast of libya. the else have was carrying 400 people. earlier another 17 were confirmed to have been killed in a separate incident. on the continent in europe,00ry -- hungary is the latest to see chaos. so far hungary's response to the refugee crisis has involved barbed wire, and mounted police and dogs. and sending 2,000 extra officers to help control the situation, it is even considering using the army. emma hayward has the latest.
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>> reporter: u.n. and helpers they chant the hungarian serbia border. police trying to play down their handling of the crisis. >> translator: what happened was there was a small conflict. and several people tried to approach the fence, the police tried to stop them, and they used tear gas but there wasn't any injuries. >> reporter: their journey has been long, if refugees fled the war in syria, and then crossed the aegean sea before crossing to get here. hungary does not want these people, and says it will tighten security along its border. few like mohammed see it as their final destination. >> translator: my goal is to reach germany. i want to avoid the
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asylum-speaking procedure. if i let them take my fingerprints i won't be able to seek asylum in another country. >> reporter: the german chancellor visited a service center to disapproval by some. and hundreds of people with far right views fought with police angry at the number of reges arriving. >> translator: we must put all of our efforts into making clear there is no tolerance for people who question the dignity of others. >> reporter: so far across europe, there is still no agreement as to how to help the tens of thousands of people arriving every day. emma hayward, al jazeera. it goes on elsewhere in europe, at least three groups of refugees in rubber boats have
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arrived on a greek island on tuesday. amnesty says as many as 33,000 refugees landed there in august alone. >> i just want to finish it. because it's very hard to live in syria and turkey. and we just want a place to live as a human. >> i had my family one by one, they have died, and, you know, it's like everyone has good-bye, you know. >> our correspondent is live on the island. jonah tell us about the conditions that people are facing there. >> reporter: well, i'm standing in one of two makeshift refugee camps here.
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three or four miles from the turkish coast, and the numbers you mentioned them, 33,000 have landed on this island in august alone. that's a rate of well over a thousand new arrives every day. it is estimated there are some 10,000 on the island now waiting to be giving documents that will allow them to stay in greece and travel through it and waiting for a boat to the mainland. the conditions pretty basic. sanitary is poor, the sun beating down on them every day. ngo's and volunteer organizations are doing what they can, but they are doing with no help from the at then government or from the european union in brussels. and people express surprise at these conditions one man said he thought they were all going to be put into hotel here in
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greece. those are -- probably stories being spread by the people smugglers. >> what are the authorities managing to do? >> reporter: they are pretty upset. the mayor's office i spoke to them, they feel they are doing the work of the european union alone. they say this is not greece's problem. this is a problem for the whole of europe. and they are having to make do with meager sources. they have been promised help by athens and brussels, but nothing has come yet. not a single euro. >> thank you for that. elsewhere, israeli immigration officers have arrested 20 refugees in tel-aviv shortly after they were freed from detention. they are accused of violating
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the terms of their release. >> reporter: the 20 asylum seekers were arrested just hours after being released from the detention camp deep in the desert. 1200 people have been released in the past two days. under their release terms former inmates are banned from living and working in two israeli cities including tel-aviv. those arrested insist they were passing through to other towns. this resort city is also off limits and the major has promised to stop refugees from entering. this man spent 18 months in the camp. he escaped fighting in darfur. he is now banned from returning. >> translator: i'm not allowed to go to work where i lived. if i'm caught, i will be returned here immediately. i don't know where to go. the minute you leave here,
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that's it. >> reporter: 1700 people have been detained here under israel's so-called anti-infiltration law. now the supreme court has ordered the release of anyone held for more than a year, but only under strict terms that limit their options. this is where many refugees want to go there israel's business hub, tel-aviv. the city has large existing african communities and growing levels of anger at the treatment of refugees. many arrived after escaping war and economic hardship in countries like sudan and air -- eritrea. they can't be legally deported. they are not allowed to work, and few are being granted asylum. israel automatically grants citizenship to jews, but wants to restrict the number of africans entering the country. the government constructed a
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fortified fence along the border in 2012. and has offered financial incentives for those agreeing to leave. neave barker, al jazeera. plenty of news ahead for you. egypt's president in moscow, trying to court russian favor and investments. china's interest rate cut fails to restore confidence. and the reputation of kenyan athletics is called into question again, as two runners fail drug tests at the world championships. ♪ we're looking at yemen now, where saudi arabia says its troops have crossed into the country. they have attacked houthi positions in the southern province. hashem ahelbarra with the latest. >> reporter: these are the first saudi soldiers to move into yemen.
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they have taken over mountainous areas, and hills overlooking the southern region. but saudi military commanders say the incursion is just for a short period of time. shia rebels insist they still have the means to fight back. this is a hue than commander storming a saudi military post along the border with yemen. the soldiers seized the building after heavy clashes. they are seen here blowing up military vehicles before leaving the area. moments later, a saudi war plane strikes. [ explosion ] >> reporter: fighting has flared up across the country. houthi fighters backed by troops loyal to former president saleh are trying to recapture some of the areas they lost in the
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south. here they ambushed pro-government troops and destroyed vehicles that were recently provided by saudi arabia and the united arab emirates. yemen's warring factions have dismissed international efforts to agree on a ceasefire and start political talks. for the time being, though, each party wants to win the war so it has the upper hand during negotiation. hashem ahelbarra, al jazeera. two journalists at a u.s. television station have been shot and killed while broadcasting live in virginia. the reporter was interviewing a woman about tourism in the area, when the shots were fired. both parker and adam ward were killed and police are in pursuit of the suspect. let's talk to tom akerman following this story for us in washington, d.c.
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and the cameraman may have captured an image of the gunman in his last moments? >> reporter: yes, the latest from the office of the governor in virginia is they believe apprehension of the suspect is eminent. he was being pursued on a highway in virginia. the image pretty clearly reveals a man wielding a pistol. it is believed that the suspect may be a disgruntled employee at the strip mall where the interview was being held. the interviewee is also injured. she is undergoing surgery for bullets in her back. and it's not clear whether she was the intended target or the actual journalists.
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right now we are told they do not have any motive, so we're really suspending judgment on what is going on. the interview really was not of a political nature. it was about local tourism in the area, so some speculation that -- that this may have been somebody who had a grudge is more likely the reason for this shooting. >> raises two interesting points -- well, a lot points, but two in particular. and one is about the safety of journalists in suberb ban america, and also the issue of gun violence, once again in the united states. >> reporter: well, the murder of a journalist is extremely rare in the united states in contrast to a lot of other countries, and certainly in a small town area such as the one we're talking about, the chances are even less
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likely, but when -- when you talk about crime and gun crime in particular, what we have seen in many u.s. cities, large cities, in the last several months there has been a sharp upswing in that kind of homicide. cities like milwaukee and chicago, st. louis, have experienced an upswing after years of people -- or rather the statisticians showing there has been a decline in homicides. so the question here is this circumstance due to any kind of a social reason or the increased -- simply the increased availability of guns in the united states. i also should mention that a recent study by a columbia harvard and duke scientists established that one in nine people in the united states, adults with a history of compulsive angry behavior have
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easy access to guns. >> extraordinary stuff isn't it. tom thank you for that. we'll talk to tom again when we have more details. new egyptian policemen are reported to have been killed in the northern sinai city. egypt's president is in moscow where he has been meeting president vladimir putin. it is his third trip to russia. rory challands has more on this trip from moscow. >> reporter: according to vladimir putin russia and egypt have agreed at least in prince pal on the importance of creating what they call a brood anti-terrorism front involving key international players in the region, including syria, to fight isil. that's an interesting development because the saudis have said specifically that
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there can be no future for president assad in syria. and the saudis hold the purse strings in a large extent for egypt at the moment. they are giving egypt a lot of financial aid, so if the saudis don't like the sound of this, then there is a specific pressure point that they have to change egypt's mind. we'll have to see what happens on that. aside from the talk of international security, there was also talk of wheat supplies. russia is looking to boost wheat supplies to egypt. egypt currently gets about 40% of its wheat from russia. and there was talk of a warship donated to egypt by russia. chinese stock markets have closed lower despite a central bank cut in interest rates, but other asian markets did make some small gains. volatility in china has
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shattered investor confidence. >> reporter: it was a day of ups and downs for markets across asia pacific, but many of them were up. japan, south korea, taiwan, singapore, but the main focus was still the shanghai composite. it ended the day just down at 1.27%, and that will certainly gain heart for those who do invest in the market. but over the four days of trading that we have seen since last friday, the market has actually lost 20%. even though the central bank cut interest rates, it did make it easier for banks to loan money to businesses that have a shortfall in their finances. giving them the ability to get loans. it is the fifth interest rate cut in the last five months, since november, and perhaps this
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might be a trend that may continue. for the moment china is not out of the woods. it's still a very serious situation as far as the domestic market. the international perception of china's market. everybody will be watching closely as to how china pulls itself out of this, and regains the confidence that it needs to make sure investors don't pull the capital out of this country, and investors are attracted to the chinese industry market and the stock exchange. south korea says it is willing to discuss ending sanctions against the north. sanctions were imposed back in 2010 and cut most ties with the north, including tourism, trade, and private aid. zimbabwe's president has been heckled by opposition mp's in his first state of the nation address in eight years. the 91 year old spoke for less than half an hour, setting out
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plan toss revive the economy. the u.n. says about 1.5 million zimbabweans will face hunger and need food aid this year. >> overall economic performance to date indicates modest growth. [ shouting ] >> particularly in the areas of agriculture, mining, in the sectors of agriculture, mining, tourism, construction, and telecommunications. [ shouting ] now australia rivals the middle east for hot dry weather but heavy rain has forced people from their homes south of sydney. more than 400 millimeters have
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fallen since tuesday. no trouble for this kangaroo. the national weather service warning a dam west of sydney could spill over, flooding areas downstream. we mentioned the middle east, the middle east is facing a water crisis according to a new report. it says by 2040 the region will experience eight of the ten worst droughts in the world. saudi arabia, qatar, and israel will be among the worst affected. many countries will have to stop growing their own food. and the lack of water will make conflict worse in places like syria, iraq, and elsewhere. our correspondent has the report from jordan. >> reporter: this is a jordanian resident, and says he used to take his steady supply of water for granted up to three years ago. many refugees have settled in his hometown and now everyone
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has to share what little water resource they have. his area gets water for only a few hours once or twice a week, his roof top tanks are almost empty. >> translator: we are living in a constant state of anxietanxie. we now have to worry about whether water will come out of our taps. >> reporter: when taps run dry people purchase water from tanker trucks. around 80% of refugees in jordan live in towns and cities as opposed to camps. the refugee crisis has also put pressure on facilities that provide water, which were built decades ago to serve fewer people. officials say jordan has to receive aid promised by the international community for hosting the refugees. >> translator: the size of the population has reached around 10 million people.
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this is how acute our water shortage crisis is. we have been forced to dig into our wells and drain them. >> reporter: aid agencies have helped upgrade some water facilities. but there's still a huge need. jordan is not able to provide enough water to all of its citizens let allow hundreds of thousands of refugees. this station has increased the amount of water it's pumping by almost 50%, but more jordanians are facing more water shortages than before the refugees arrived. with water shortages reaching emergency levels here, there are fears tensions could rise between jordanians and syrians. >> translator: we demand the transfer of syrians living here to refugee camps. they should return to camps so we can go back to the way it was. we never complained about water or piled up rubbish before.
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>> reporter: many say it's only a matter of time before the main sources of water run out. this is why they along-term investments are needed to preserve the health and security of one of the most stable countries in the region. still ahead on this news hour, venezuela takes action to stop people from making money from state-subsidized goods. police in the united states try out what they say are soft tactics to deal with protests. and jo will have the latest from the world championship.
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engineering disaster in the history of the united states. >> 10 years after hurricane katrina. >> it was like a nuclear bomb had gone off - everything smelt like dead bodies. >> one constant. >> music has been the essence of this city. >> inspires a community to rebuild its city. >> we gonna bring this city back one note at a time. >> and overcome hard times in the big easy. >> we are bigger, we're better, we're stronger. ♪ >> if you are just joining us on this news hour, welcome. these are the top stories. south sudan's president has signed a peace deal with rebels, despite serious ongoing reservations. it's meant to end nearly two years of civil war. african leaders have gathered in
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juba to support the peace process. 47 refugees have drowned off of the coast of libya. the vessel they were on was carrying more than 400 people. and two u.s. television journalists have been shot dead in virginia, while broadcasting live on air. the suspect escaped and is being chased by police. al jazeera has spoken to one of the most powerful military leaders in iraq. he heads the strongest shia group fighting against isil. in this interview he cite sizes the u.s. role in the fight, accusing it of creating a sunni force to divide the country. more from zana hoda. >> reporter: u.s. military advisers in iraq have been equipping and training sunni tribesmen as part of their
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tratgy to defeat isil. hundreds are already on the front lines. the obama administration believes their role will be crucial to recapture the mainly sunni region. the program is backed by the iraqi government, but there are powerful voices raising questions. this is a top commander of the popular mobilization forces which groups shia paramilitary forces. >> translator: if the americans are concerned about the sunnis then they should not violate iraq's sovereignty. america is creating a sunni force. this is not charity work, but a plan to divide iraq. >> reporter: he heads the military wing of the supreme military iraq council. he doesn't hide his good relations with iran. sunni politicians fear that commanders like him are growing in strength at the expense of
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the state. for them the u.s. training program is a step in the right direction to create the so-called national guard. >> translator: there has been a good start. the u.s. trained 7,000 sunnis in anbar, but still didn't give them proper weapons. these men are under the control of the defense ministry, but we hope that one day parliament will approve the national guard project and each province will have its own force from its own people. >> reporter: the people in anbar have a long history of animosity with the shia-lead government in baghdad. it seems there are efforts to prevent the popular mobilization forces from taking part in the offensive against isil in ramadi. >> translator: the battle in ramadi is in its sixth week, and if there was cooperation between the army, popular mobilization forces, the police, and the sons
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of tribes, it will be easily won. >> reporter: today some describe him as one of the most powerful men in iraq. now he is openly criticizing an integral part of u.s. strategy. zana hoda, al jazeera, baghdad. now the foreign ministers of venezuela and -- colombia to discuss troubles on the border. around a thousand colombiians have been deported. tell us about the impact and the effect it is having on the people who live near the border. >> reporter: well, it's now been a week since the president moved to close the border in the state, and the people that we have been speaking to here, have said they really feel no effect on what was supposed to be the
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main aim of this move which was to stop condra band and also put an end to the food shortages that forced them to stand in line for hours. people are feeling very little effect on that end, but they have said the main effect they feel is the massive deportation of more than 1,000 call lom beeians back to their countries. they have built homes here and have their family here. the conditions under which the deportation occurred has prompted all types of criticisms, not only from human rights groups, but also colombian authorities. and they say these deportations are completely unacceptable.
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for years now venezuela gas have been siphoned out of this oil-rich nation. as much as 40% of goods find their way into other countries. this has been an ongoing problem. the fact that venezuela sells food, you can make a lot of moneying selling it into columbia. it is part of an effort to end smuggling and paramilitary activities in his country. >> translator: we have reached our limit. so i hope we can build a new relationship at all levels, so you can see the complexity of the process, which isn't just a
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border closure, it is a new pollty. >> reporter: the closure of the border has left dozens of familiar list stranded and lead to the deportation of more than one thousand column beeians. >> translator: they kicked us out like dogs. they didn't let us take anything. they said let's go. leave. get out of here. i lost everything. even my clothes. we left without a thing. >> reporter: columbia and human rights groups say the deportations were unnecessary, and that authorities used excessive force. they say closing the boarder is untimely and is unlikely to do much to solve venezuela's problems. >> translator: i want to reiterate columnia beeias disapproval of the border
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closing. what is it doing is creating a difficult situation for the residents who live on either side of the border. >> reporter: but the government looks set to maintain and perhaps even extend restrictions unless columbia agrees to help build a new border. the foreign ministers are scheduled to meet in a couple of hours to discuss these grows tensions between these neighbors nations. the president has said that the only way to resolve this problem is through dialogue, but the president has warned that the border crossings can be extended to other border towns and also a state of exception can also be declared in more towns. >> thank you for that. we're going to go to washington, d.c. now and talk to a principal at global solutions a consulting official that
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specializes in political risk analysis. we have got this full blown refugee crisis in europe. i know this is not the same thing, but it strike -- strikes me that there are similarities. people looking for be-- for a better life and governments reacting strongly, and in this case with force. >> i think that's right. i think part of the analysis needs to focus largely on the fact that there are a lot of columbians that have immigrated to venezuela primarily because they are looking for job opportunities. and many of those opportunities have been available in the petro industry. especially in the oil fields, and with the decline in oil revenues, and the decline in the price of oil, those job opportunities are not as -- readily available. and part of the issue is
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dissatisfaction with the lack of employment. so this is a way for the government to say to the venezuela population that it is doing something about the immigration issue, to create more opportunities for venezuelans. and i think also as part of it with the economic crisis right now in venezuela, the fact of the matter is, and was reported in -- in your report, venezuelan goods are subsidized and smugglers are coming into the country to get goods out of the country, and to sell them on the black market. >> and no government can put up with that for too long. as virginia said, 40% of all imported goods find their way in through smuggling. that can't go on, what other things could they be doing to alleviate this? >> well, i think the policy that the administration has implemented is rather heavy handed. one of the keys, i think is
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further collaboration with the columbian government to control the border, which can be done, and it had been done historically when president chavez and president santos reopened the boarder after president santos came to power, and it seems like a lot of the work that the venezuelan government has done to try to close the border recently, has not been done in a manner of consensus with the columbians, which has been problematic. i think if there was greater collaboration between the two countries. rather than this heavy handed policy, it could be resolved in more expeditious fashion. >> and it least it looks like that will happen. the two sides do want to talk and are going to talk later today. >> yeah, i think president santos rightly pointed out that this needs to be resolved at the
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negotiation table, and these heavy handed tactics don't solve the problem. it's only through dialogue that this issue can be resolved. but president maduro, his rating in the polls have declined substantially, and he is trying to regain popular support as well. >> thank you for your analysis on this story. >> my pleasure. thank you. staying in south america, argentinian politicians are accusing each other of fraud in last week's state election. police broke up demonstrations with tear gas have protesters hurled rocks. the the gaut mallian supreme court has approved a request to impeach the president. he is accused of being involved in corruption, which he denies.
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congress will decide now whether or not to approve the impeachment requests. young black men killed by white officers in the u.s. are common. but now they are trying to retrain officers on the use of force. >> reporter: it's not a silver bullet, but some police believe this might be key to easing racial tensions. police in more than 20 cities are testing the latest in non-lethal alternatives to bullets. they are designed to flatten on impact causing excruciating pain but stops short of killing. it's the latest attempt to respond to a series of protests. in ferguson, missouri, site of riots after a police officer shot and killed an unarmed
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michael brown, they are dismissing arrest war rents more than five years old, and allowing defendants to set new cases. >> the cases will still be on the books, and they will still be given a notice to come to court, but they don't have to do it under fear of arrest. >> reporter: in maryland, the attorney general handed down new guidelines. >> we can do better. i think we can set goals and establish standards so that law enforcement and the broader community view people as individuals, accord them respect. >> reporter: community activists said they are improvement, but don't go to the heart of the
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problem. >> it's helpful, but you have to understand there's a rich history of distrust with the police and the african american community that dates back to the jim crower are. and the civil rights movement. you have to change the training. once you change the training, and hire people that really understand the african american community that can really work to build that bridge. >> reporter: activists in black neighborhoods say until the police in their neighbors look more like them, that racial divide is likely to remain. john hendren, al jazeera, chicago. police in thailand have destroyed more than two tons of seized and smuggled ivory. the government is trying to avoid possible economic sanctions over its perceived failure to tackle the illegal trade. it is the word's second largest trader in ivory. >> this will be a good start for public awareness. to be able to tell the public
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that it's not only thai ivory in the market, but there's also the majority of illegal ivory coming from africa, and those who were sending across continents. sports is on the way with jo, she'll be telling us about this blunder by a goal keeper, and it could cost his team a semifinal place. we'll have more in just a moment. ♪
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♪ welcome back. afghanistan's capitol is short on many things, but what it does
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have plenty of is concrete blast walls, they are the perfect blank canvas. jennifer glass reports on how artists are transforming these barriers. >> reporter: on the barriers that symbolize the deteriorating secure in kabul, this message warns that people and god are watching. across the street they are painting hearts. it's all the work of this artist and a group of volunteers, with a few hundred dollars of their own money for paint and supplies, they are working to change the kilometers of blast walls that make him feel under siege in his own city. >> when you put a picture on a wall, the waldis -- wall disappears and you have a new space. it's time for afghanistan and
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for the world to contribute something else other than weapons and war. we have been through war for the past 36 years. it's really time to give an artist a chance. >> reporter: he wants everyone to participate. when a policeman takes an interest, he offers him a brush. he does the same for an old man just passing by. >> translator: even people who have no education can understand the message when they see this. >> reporter: and that's the idea. he wants to introduce what he calls artistic literacy. this is the first of a new series, called heros of my city, celebrating its people. these are street sweepers. other murals will be of school children and an old man on a bicycle. >> it has always been heros -- heros with guns or swords, you know? so we want to celebrate the
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people that we see every day who are working on the street. >> reporter: while they may have started with an anti corruption painting, they hope their work will be uplifting and help bring afghans together. >> translator: because of the security situation, the city is in fear. so we are trying to do something which grabs the attention of our people in a good way. >> reporter: those who take part say it's therapeutic, a way to contribute and share with fellow afghans. he is hoping this project gets bigger. he is planning to invite national graffiti artists to paint here or share their designs for the afghans to paint. his dream is to make this city the graffiti capitol of the world. jo is here to talk sport. >> yes, athletics kenyan says it is investigating after two of
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its athletes failed drug tests. they tested positive for banned substance in precompetition testing at their team hotel, according to a statement from the world governing body, the iaaf. well [ inaudible ] are the latest kenyan athletes to fail drug tests, and it doesn't bode well for a country that is top of the medal table. 13 kenyan athletes are currently serving bans. the most notable is rita jeptu. athletics kenya has fought allegations of widespread doping and corruption. returning to the action on the track, in day 5, usain bolt
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stayed on course and a second showdown with his biggest rival. >> reporter: the stage has been set for the second installment of usain bolt versus justin gatlin. bolt leading the field with his 200-meter print on wednesday. sending out a warning shot to his rival. gatlin seemed to have plenty left in the tank too. they will meet again thursday, chasing gold and glory. kenya's julius yego, bringing the house down with his throw in the javelin, setting an african record, and earning his country its first-ever world title in a field event. not bad for someone who learned his throwing technique, watching youtube.
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this pole vaulting earned her first major league title too, securing the 28 year gold. and this man hosted the fastest time in history to win the title. he is the first african to claim a world championship sprint crown, but not long after claiming gold, he was loaded on to a stretcher, reportedly suffering exhaustion. after boston's failed bid to host the 2024 olympics, it looks like los angeles could step in as a candidate. los angeles hosted the 1932 and 1984 olympics. under the plan the city would use many of its existing sporting venues, but the games would still cost around $4.1 billion. the u.s. olympic committee has
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until september 15th to enter a bid with the ioc. spain has become the first country to have five teams in the uefa champions league. they went through 4-3 on aggregate. >> translator: there was a spontaneous celebration with a collective selfie. so we were together, united and happy. now we there is a new project. this togetherness makes us competitive. the players are all in this together, dedicated and devoted. joinings valencia are these teams. spain leads the uefa system which dictates how many places a country will get dependant on
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their success. barca is the current champion. english premier league tv revenue alone is $197 million more than the entire income of the spanish clubs. earlier i spoke to the chief correspondent for inside world football. he says the european's club success has helped translate to victories for the spanish national team. >> statistically the premier league has roughly 30% of its players eligible to play for england, the rest are either fallen stars or fallen mercenaries some might say, and of course, an inability -- and this is very important to develop future stars at grass roots and academy level, which they have been managing to do in
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spain very successfully. and in england, we're still playing catchup, so that's another huge reason. wednesday sees five more ties, manchester united take a 3-1 lead to the club from belgium. the english club rumored to have made a $380 million bid. but van hall insists his focus is on reaching the group stages. >> it's very important and you have to play the game, and at the end, you have to have scored more than one goal as the opponent. elsewhere, [ inaudible ] take a small lead into their second leg in germany. the sporting lists men all lead from the first legs of their playoff ties as they play away. all of those teams aim for regression in europe, in asia the champions will struggle to make the semis after a quarter
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final encounter against saudi arabia. this blunder from the keeper was definitely the worst moment for the team. it ended up rebounding off of the striker. they went on to lose the first leg 4-1. raphael insists he is optimistic about his chances at the u.s. open despite struggling with injury and form this season. nidal won the tournament last time he competed but was forced to pull out in 2014 because of a wrist injury and appendix surgery. he insists while he has failed to impress at recent events, there is still plenty of quality tennis in him. >> i will be arrogant if i say i'm ready for the title now, not having a great season. so i don't want to say that. i say i am working hard every
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day. i know i am playing better, and i am feeling better mentally than a few months ago. and as the results arrive, i feel closer than ever during the season to be where i want to be. >> and that is all of the sport for you. >> sorry, cuff link problems. [ laughter ] [ inaudible ] is swimming to freedom after beaching in new zealand, it is thought to be the same one spotted swimming up an inlet on tuesday, and may be the one i saw in auckland when i was there a few weeks ago, i don't know. it was stranded several hours it was refloated with high tide and a be it of nudging. they weigh up to 11 tons and are rarely spotted in auckland waters. stay with us another full
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refugees on hungarian border call for help as the country calls to deploy thousands of more polices to patrol its border. >> there has been more conflict in europe's biggest refugee crisis. ♪ i'm lauren taylor this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up. south sudan's president signs a peace deal with rebels to try to end nearly two years of civil war. saudi arabia puts