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the news continues live from doha. this is al jazerra. ♪ ♪ hello welcome to the another news hour from al jazerra at our head quaffedders in dough hey, i am adrian fin dan. coming up in the next 60 minutes. hungry, thirsty and scared, chaotic scenes in hungary as riot police confront desperate refugees. the toddler whose picture has become the symbol of refugees suffering is buried alongside his mother and brother in the city they fled from.
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soldiers killed in generally. the greatest single military life in the country's history. as we look ahead to the 2016 qualifier. and unable to play at home because of war, syria's football team make it two wins from two as they aim for a place at the world cup in russia. ♪ ♪ europe is grappling with a growing refugees crisis and hungary is the latest frontline. an hour away from budapest hundreds of desperate people have been involved in a tense standoff with riot police. more than a thousand refugees have been stranded for days attributatbudapest's main traint set off to walk to austria. including people in wheelchairs and on crutches it's 175-kilometer to his that
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border. at a refugees camp close to the board we are serbia. riot police have fired tear gas to put down unrest. 300 people managed to escape from that camp. al jazerra's jockey rowland is in luxembourg right now where e.u. foreign ministers are meet to go discuss the crisis. andrew simmons is with refugees walking from budapest. but first let's speak with mohamed jamjoon who is where the train has been stopped and a couple of hours ago, mohamed, just behind you there, a good train, an empty goods train was moved in apparently to block journalist's view of the train containing refugees. >> reporter: that's right, adrian. and this train that is obscuring our view and keeping us from speaking to a lot of refugees, as much as we were before. is still right here behind people the riot police are still here. first i want to tell you, though, about a very sad scene we encountered just about 10 minutes ago. we drove about a kilometer down the tracks that way, and we
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encountered a couple of ref and seerefugeesfrom pakistan, one hd he was trying to be resuscitated the medics worked on him for several minutes and finally gave up. ended up dieing, so there has been one casualty here today at least. now, this refugees was one of the hundreds who we have been told left the train in the last hour it's not yet clear exactly where most of these refugees are. we know that some of the riot place have been deployed to try to round them up. there are still, however, some refugees at least on the train. we are still seeing them from some vantage point on his there. i am still communicating with some of the syrian mothers that are on that train. but they are saying, it's still a desperate situation and they are still very afraid that this train will be boarded that they will be rounded up and will be taken to a refugees camp here in hungary which is something they really don't want to happen. adrian. >> there is little doubt, mohamed, that empty goods train we saw being moved in behind you
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there, was put there to stop journalists seeing what was going on on the refugees' train. >> reporter: yeah. i mean, the official here will not confirm that to us. but very clearly this train is here to keep us from communicating with the refugees the way we had been in the past. that is the prevailing sentiment here from the refugees, from the journalists that are here. even though the riot police and the other police forces were not allowing journalists to go up to the train, even though we had to keep a certain amount of distance from them throughout the day we were able to talk to them and interview them from behind the chain link fence where they were, they were putting up signs, shouting out many requests imploring the world to help them. talking about dirge condition on his the train. so even though the hungarian authorities have certainly not confirmed that train was put here in order to obscure us from seeing what is happening, the fact of the matter is nothing has come off this train, nothing
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seems to be going onto it it's empty and just sit hearing for a couple of howard now as the police presence has increased and the situation on the other train seems to be more dire than it was before, adrian. >> mohamed at the moment thanks. let's take you live now to the outskirts of budapest. al jazerra's andrew simmons is following refugees who have begun a march along a motor way towards the austrian border, andrew. >> reporter: that's remarkable, isn't it, adrian, 20-kilometers now outside of budapest and this is a halt point for the marchers where all of the water is lined up. these peel are getting themselves really organized in the sense that are coming up with all sorts of ways of supporting them. we are slightly out of sink with the marchers right now. they are taking it would seem an extra rest up there, but look at this.
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this motor way the police so far have been cooperating every step of the way with this march. which includes mothers, children, disabled people. it's an store atmosphere there. sometimes -- most of the time amazingly determined and such a contrast to what you are seeing here. people believing they can make tall the way to the austrian border which is 175-kilometers from every now and then there is a big scare and we are on the last news hour when the police when the police blocked the motor way or. to give them the space to get through because you have more than a thousand people in the march and it would appear the same has happened again. they were really worried that they were going to be arrested and put on buss and taken to a camp and there was a real sense
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of panic. later on, the police let them through and they were all very happy again. but there are still underlying fears that this march might come to an abrupt halt. businesses might arrive and they may be taken to camps. we are not far way right now. it's off this m1 motor way. we were at junction number 14 right now. but it is not far away. some speculation that possibly they could link up with people there, but it's all very much in the way of i would think wishful thinking. the situation i would say is quite extraordinary in terms of what these people want to do. >> we have been looking at pictures while you have been talking, pictures of the march earlier in the day, thousands of people sitting out on that march. people on crutches, people in wheelchairs. people carrying babies. it shows the desperation,
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doesn't it? how desperate do you have to be to carry a baby 17 172-kilometes towards the border with austria? >> i think they have got it within them. they are so up against it. their backs are up against the wall. they were staying in the most appalling conditions in that so-called transit zone in the budapest railway station concourse, just lying on the floor in -- with very poor san tryings, now they are up and doing something, energized. and really believing in what they are doing. they have camping gear with them. they have food surprise, limited food surprise, it has to be said. they are carrying gps apps on their iphones so they are not making any mistakes on the route and as i say, so far the police have motorcycle out riders, they are control points all along this motor way, just looking now at the situation here, there aren't any place directly here.
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we have seen a police helicopter flyover, that could be because there is a base nearby. but right now, we don't see them, we are assuming that they are taking a rest. they have taken many rests under bridges, under the shade. they are not here with us yet but we'll keep updated every step. way, adrian. >> many thanks indeed, andrew. as you say, we are still not sure whether the refugees will make it as far as the austrian border but we'll keep following them. it is 979-kilometers from budapest to luxembourg, which is where e.u. foreign ministers are meeting right now. the whole of europe is focused on what's happening there. al jazeera's jacky rowland is there. what are e.u. ministers doing, jackie, to support this mess out? >> reporter: well, that is really a question the meeting on saturday when the refugees crisis will be at the top after the general duh. on friday, they are mostly discussing conflicts in the middle east and also the situation in eastern ukraine.
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but inevitably as the ministers arrived on friday at the conference and they were asked, minister after minter was asked whewhat are you going about the refugees crisis. a number of themes have occurred, the main one i would say is this idea that there should be some kind of coordinated, common european policy to deal with this crisis. since the frontline countries, if you can call them that, like greece and italy in the south and hungary in the east of europe, they are the ones who are most immediately facing this crisis. nevertheless it is a crisis that affects the whole of europe. because that is the objective of the refugees to travel further earn western to settle in countries such as germany. ultimately that's their objective. the lack of coordinated response is lead to the chaos that we are seeing. and we have specifically heard a proposal put forward from germany and france to actually
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have some kind of system whereby refugees arriving in the european union could be shared across member states in an organized manner so that we no longer see these desperate journeys and these scenes of chaos that we are witnessing at the moment. >> we heard britain's prime minister speaking a couple of hours ago in spain where he said that britain will take thousands more syrian refugees, not a single one of them, though, that has made it independently to nba to the european union, that demonstrates, doesn't it, just how wide the gap is between european states on their approach to this crisis. >> reporter: well, his argument is that by offering to give asylum to syrians who are already in u.n. camps in the countries nearest to syria, in fact that would save syrian refugees from having to make
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these dangerous journeys if, in fact, people can be identified in the camps, granted asylum and transferred to the united kingdom or other european countries by proper transport in a safe manner that would be the ideal way to go ahead in many ways, probably the ideal way to go ahead if that had been a policy adopted by europe many months ago, but europe didn't adopt that policy. the refugees, desperate people on the other side of the mediterranean took matters in to their own hand and started making those journeys, and now we have the status quo and we have this situation, as i mentioned, there are a number of european countries now who are saying we have to take our responsibilities, we have to show solidarity and must now have a common policy. figure of 160,000 refugees was mentioned by the commissioner who says that there needs to be a system now. they avoid the word quota, but they need a system for sharing those people out between different member states, after all we are talking about 28
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member states of the whole of the european union, if those people were shared out accord to this size of the country. the economic strength. the population already in those countries, then it wouldn't necessarily be an overwhelming burden. but certainly this announcement from the u.k. does show a shift in government policies, which i think reflects very much a shift in british public opinion as well. people have been very moved by the scenes, in particular the iconic photograph of the drowned syrian child, which is really making people start to think that there is a moral responsibility here to actually do something. >> jackie, many thanks, jacky rowland in luxembourg. you are with the news hour, still to come moroccoans go to the polls in a vote viewed as an important test of the government's popularity. in israel, christian schools are shut to protest against budget cuts.
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plus. >> reporter: i am daniel lak on the ottawa river in eastern canada and i am dressed to get wet, because this is the world freestyle kayaking championships they are going through the white water down there, and later, so will i. saudi arabia's king salmon is in the u.s. for a visit it's the official visit to washington, d.c. since he became the kingdom's ruler. let's go live now to washington al jazeera's white house correspondent patty culhane is there. when he failed to show up for the g.c.c. summit there in the united states, patty, what is the mood likely to be in these talks between the president and the king? >> reporter: you are definitely getting a sense, adrian from the white house, they want to move on. they did see that as a snub but also saw it as the king sending a message that he wasn't happy with the iran negotiations.
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now that the deal has been made, what the white house is focusing on is putting together some sort of military package for saudi arabia do buy that would give them comfort knowing what the u.s. says, that way they can counter the strength of iran in the region. that's what the saudis are coming here fork it's a very large delegation from the u.s. perspective the president has two asks. first on syria. a top white house official described it this way. they want saudi arabia to stop funding the most extremist opposition groupings. that will be a topic for discussion. another thing on yemen, we have heard it repeatedly from the white house, the king will likely hear it directly from the president, they want to zero statement. they are concerned about the civilian death toll. they want to see humanitarian aid moved in. those will be the topics of discussion when the king arrives here in about 50 minutes time. i think he will come through the driveway. there were sizable protests both for and against the king. secret service just moved them back so they will no longer be
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in his sight. >> patty, many thanks, patty culhane live at the white house. the america, the world's greatest super power, saudi arabia the greatest military and diplomatic power in the middle east and the crisis in syria now reverberate ago cross europe. so what are these two states doing to address it? our senior political analyst, he joins me now. what are they doing? >> they have to resolve their differences. there are differences on yemen, syria, as well as iran. and iran is the major issue of disagreement that of course extends throughout syria and the rest of the region. so i think there will be some serious head to head honest conversation going to have to go on between the king and the president. >> do these two states have the power to stop what's happening right now? syria? the war which has resulted in millions of people fleeing syria. you were saying earlier that the united states has more or less
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neglected its responsibilities and handed to rauch a. >> that's the issue you for saudi arabia. they believe that between washington this could have been resolved from the beginning. and the saudis think it could be resolved if they really join hands, they even say, turkey and saudi arabia can do it on their own if only the united states supports them to do it. >> how? because the united states has patty was saying at the moment, wants saudi arabia to stop funding some of the more strings opposition groups in syria. >> that's right. and there are issues to be considered because they say at least in terms of individualistic saudi donors that goes to syria that would this has to be taken care of by the saudis and of course they say their doing that. the major issue is that what they are seguin stead of the united states helping riyadh
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step in, what they are doing is basically giving the green light to teheran and moscow to step? it's exactly the opposite of what the saudis would expect from the united states to do. >> why would the united states trust what saudi arabia has to say when they have a war in their own backyard. that it seems powerless to win. >> by the way, you know, footnote, there is a disagreement on the question of how saudi arabia will manage generally. back to the question of syria. i think what saudi arabia is bargaining on, is the fact that the united states and riyadh agree on the fact that assad must go. but saudi arabia is saying, look, if you think that, why don't we do something about it instead of supporting teheran
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and moscow that insist a maintaining assad. what is the major contribution in syria? what is really driving the civil war? what has driven the syrian war? is it the extremists or is it the presence of the assad regime? if you look at the history it's not the extremists or terrorists or isis that broad assad regime over, it's the repression and war that eventually led to the kind of creation of the isis form. so here, the question for saudi arabia and washington is where do you start. do you start by leading a diplomatic strategic offensive that allows assad to step in, a kind of a joint ruling council to governor aur or allow moscw and russia to step in. >> thank you very much. in yemen the united arab emirates announced the loss of 22 of its troop. they say they died in the course
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of saudi-led operations in support of the excited president hadi. al jazeera's omar reports. >> reporter: it is the uae's biggest single loss in decades. using social mediate country's state minister for foreign affairs says it was an attack by a surface to surface missile. shia houthi fighters and forces loyal to the deposed president saleh say they fired a police pc miss ill in yemen. killing dozens of soldiers. also the soldiers are singing yemen's national anthem and the pledge of loyalty to the new army. the deposed president saleh and his shia houthi allies have no friends here. this brigade is part of the republican guards, a force created and led by saleh's son. but this is the new army whose loyalty is to yemen's government in exile. it's a new chief of staff says
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victory over the houthi fighters and their allies is not far away. >> translator: victory is near. we are in the process of building new armed forces and armed forces that serves the. [ inaudible ] country. >> reporter: commanders and security officials in the province are also discussing future plans. >> translator: you are the yemenis armed. you are the security forces and popular resistence that restored the state and its pride. >> reporter: over the last weeks, the saudi-led coalition has sent thousands of newly-trained yemeni fighters and weaponry to the national army and fighters loyal to yemen's president hadi who is in exile in saudi arabia. only two towns are under houthi control in this province, that's why the fight to clear them could be swift. and many predict the next target for the new facing force could be capital that samardzija that and the houthi strong hold of. despite significant military
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losses the houthis and their allies continue to punt a tough fight. the battle for yemen is far from over. omar, al jazeera. meanwhile, bahrain says that five of its soldiers have been killed in yemen. it happened on the southern border of saudi arabia in august over 20 bahrain -y troops were killed in fighting between rebel forces and saudi-led coalition soldiers. millions of moroccoans are voting in land mark electio ele. it's first regional vote since 2011. it's also a test for the ruling party to see just how hop lahr it really is. >> reporter: it's a ballot moroccoans hope will delegate more power to local government. under proposessals, reach community would have a local self-governing authority responsible for its own budget. people here say they are fed up with their lives being run by
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politicians bays bazes in the capital. >> translator: our politicians care only about themselves and making money. that's completely insane. it has to stop, we need change. >> reporter: morocco has been struggling with poverty, unemployment, and corruption for years. the new local councils are seen as the best way to encourage people to take part in how things are run. >> regional counsel siles are a good alternative, people are now saying they will vote for a candidate with a good record and, above also who is in the corrupt. >> reporter: the will he lexes could be undermined if voters stay away from polling stations. high turn out are rare in morocco. >> these elections will serve as a barometer that will allow lough the regime to measure the level of trust in the whole reform process that is underway
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since 2011. >> reporter: 2011 was the year when mass demonstrations spread across the arab world. calling for democracy and change. the so-called arab spring. a new constitution was adopt ed in morocco and the conservative justice and development party won the elections the same year. of a process many believe helped the country weather the storm that engulfed the region. this is a contest between two main parties, the conservative justice and development and the secular authenticity. ninther is expected to win a majority, so it remains to be seen whether ma rac morocco's ah rivals can set their difference as side and form a coalition. all right, we are going to take you live now back to hungary, just outside the capital budapest on a highway
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where a thousand -- more than a thousand migrants who were stranded for days attribute pest's main train station have set out to walk the 170 or so kilometers to the border with austria. al jazeera's andrew simmons is there as these refugees march past in blisteringly hot conditions, andrew. >> reporter: that is right. it is extraordinary what is happening here. the numbers seem to be growing in anything. they have been marching 20-kilometers outside the capital on the m1 motor way which in actual fact has been closed off this section, let's take a look at some of the young ones at the front. rear are we are right at the -- we are right at the front of the long, long line of marchers.
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there are well, children, there are males that you see a man there on crutches. with in fact his -- he only has one leg, a man who has had an injury. quite possibly a war jury in syria. there are other disabled people in wheelchairs at the front. this whole march came together over a matter of one to two days. a number of syrians felt that they could take no more. attribute pest's main railway station. they could not stand it any longer. so now you have something like a thousand people, they are mainly men, and they are -- as you can see they are being given water from volunteers here, hungarians who have come to help out. and try to assist these people. >> andrew -- >> reporter: because so many ordinary hundred gares feel what is happening to the syrian refugees here just isn't right,
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adrian. >> andrew, the police seem to be helping them along the way, these refugees are being treated very differently to the ones stranded aboard the train. are they, though, going to be allowed to walk all the way to the border with austria? >> reporter: that is the key question. the police have been cooperating right the way through, this is such a contrast. there is an underlying fear that there could be a halt to this march at some point. they are not far away from a turn off from the motor way which goes to cics k e. there is concern. there is a police helicopter hovering early on. there was a road block which we respected on in an earlier news
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hour. which made them think that the game was up and they were pain are panic being the. what is happening here is extraordinary. it's more like a marathon than a freedom march. will they get to the board oregon cross it, that is three to power four days away if they can keep this pace it up could be three days, but the question is, will they cross it. >> a couple of more hours to go before the sunsets there. where are these people going to spends the night? do we know that yet? >> reporter: they all have plans. they have roll ups, mattresses, some of them, some even have tents. but most are traveling light. they say they are used to it it. i talked to a couple earlier on who were saying two males, who were saying, look, we have been sleeping on pavements for four or five nights in budapest, it's good to be out with the fresh
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air, walking in some level of freedom. instead of being incarcerated waiting for trains. and then being duped as the people their friends and colleagues call them colleagues, because now this does seem like a mission, they are distrustful of just about everyone apart from the media. and they are getting more media savvy now, they realize that the more publicity they get, the more chance they have of not being pushed towards the camps. so it is really a situation whereby these people believe there is a determination, they believe that they can continue. they have been through so much. from the shores of greece to here. at least they are heading in the right direction they feel, their hopes are really high the hungarians are behind them and even the police are assisting them right now. but, yes, the fear is under lying that they
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could be stopped adrian. >> for the moment many things, live just outside the budapest. we are approaching the midway point of the news hour. still to come. we'll look at why germany is the destination of choice for so many of those refugees. and. >> reporter: i am andrew thomas in all, a along a coastline that is developing a reputation as the shark attack capital of the world. some here are calling for a cull. but would that be ethical? and in sports, conditions at the u.s. open are just too hot to handle for some of the players, the details coming up in around 20 minutes with joe.
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these pictures show another train being rolled in to the station, apparently to block journalist's view of the situation unfolding behind. and more than a thousand refugees have been stranded for days at a train station in the capital have set out on foot for austria over 170-kilometer ass away. a syrian toddler who has come to symbolize the suffering of the refugees have been buried along with his mother and brother they were laid to rest in their only city of kobane. we just want to show you more pictures from the walk where hundreds, maybe even more than a thousand of refugees have set off to walk to the border with all industry a we have just seen pictures of hungarians who have been giving them help, water, surprise, food along thee
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way. and picking tell up in people carriers to give them a lift to the border. although they are heading to austria, of course, germany is where they are you would matily headed. germany expecting a record 800,000 asylum requests this year alone. from berlin, al jazeera's rob reynolds reports. >> reporter: she and her three month old baby girl have reached the goal of so many re refugees' desperate journeys. >> it was hard, we suffered a lot. especially in hungary we suffered. >> reporter: they have made their way to germany from syria. now they are waiting, along with thousands of others, from many countries to register with the social welfare authorities at berlin's central refugees processing center. the bureaucracy is cumbersome and the center is under staffed. workers there say the system is overwhelmed by the sheer numbers
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she asked us not to use her last name, and she's trying to be patient. >> translator: thanks be to god i am very happy to be here, but we have been waiting for 15 days now trying to be registers. >> reporter: germany offers relatively good benefits. mohamed knew he wanted to get to germany as soon as he left aleppo. aleppo. >> translator: i love germany. some refugees come here and expect to get everything all at once and that's wrong but they give us a place to eat, sleep and, drink. >> reporter: the agency says housing is extremely difficult to find. at the present time camps are in the process of being set up. even germany's chancellor admits government resources are strained. >> translator: all of the levels of german governance are working together in discussing how to share out the burden.
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because we have to find new ways of doing things in the face of 800,000 pima driving thi800,000s year. >> reporter: he suffers from a chronic digestive illness the long wait is a serious issue. his body is emaciated. he has received no hospital treatment since he arrived 10 days ago because he hasn't finished registering. >> i am very disappointed and sad. i left my parents behind in sear yakker now i am here in germany but i didn't expect it to be like this. >> reporter: europe has no common refugees policy. germany and france want to introduce a unified system for accepting refugees and distributing them fairly across the e.u. physical proposals like that one are adopted it might help bring some order to the chaos of europe's refugees problem. but so long as people suffer under repression and civil war, they whim continue to seek safety anywhere they can.
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rob reynolds, al jazeera, berlin. to other news. a man arrested in connection with a bombing in the thai capital has been transferred from an army base to police custody. it's the first public appearance since he was found six days ago. police say they found bomb-making equipment and 200 fake turkish passports when he was detained. the bomb went off at a popular shrine last month. 20 people were killed. french investigate verse made a breakthrough in the search for the missing malaysia airlines flight mh370. they have confirmed that debris found on an a remote indian ocean island does belong to the aircraft. in july a peels of the wing washed up on reunion island. the plane disappeared in march of last year. 239 people were on board. at least 20 bodies have been recovered after a boat packed where indonesian workers capsized off the western coast of malaysia. it went down in rough seas.
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a report now from the small town. >> reporter: a grim cargo being brought ashore. it has been just days since the capsize, but just when rescuers had lost hope they find another survivor. barely alive. >> he looks very confused and not very stable. to say that he's happy, also there is no feeling on him. >> reporter: alive, but this is not the welcome they had hoped for. officials say they are indonesian migrants illegally working in malaysia. they say there were 70 passengers aboard. less than a third survived. 42-year-old says he working on a construction site to support his two children. he was on his way home to the indonesian island of sumatra when the boat capsized. >> translator: i was a lope, i hang to a piece of wood.
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i wanted to save myself. >> reporter: accidents like this occur almost every year in malaysia's without, he millions of desperate migrants travel here looking for work. most are illegal, relying on smugglers to get them in. >> they are here because they are poor people. that is why they are here to work. but at the same time, our legal system has to be respected. >> reporter: malaysian and indonesian officials say they will work more closely to clamp down on this trafficking. >> next what we are going to do is to have a common a indication where the authorities in malaysia, how to prevent such an accident happening again in the future. so far our cooperation with the authorities in malaysia is very good. >> reporter: out at sea the search for the missing continues. malaysian officials say ship and planes are searching hundreds of
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square kilometers. but they warn as more time passes the chances are finding survivors will fade. al jazeera, malaysia. u.s. prosecutors say they want the death penalty for dylan roof the man charged with murdering nine black people in a church. he's accused of shooting them because of their race, they were killed at a bible class in charleston, south carolina, in june, roof has yet to enter a plea. u.s. vice president joe biden says he's not sure yet if he will seek the democratic nomination for president in 2016. he's considering the affect that running will have on his family. the 72-year-old lost his son to cancer earlier this year. the u.s. soldier who stopped a began man on a train in paris has been welcomed home as a hero. spencer stone arrived to cheers from around 200 people at that gathered to greet him.
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he was among a group of passengerrers who tackled the heavily-armed man last month. they were all given france's highest honor. >> he pit his life on the line and -- put his life on the line and took this guy down and saved many lives i am pretty sure of. not too many people would do that. >> just to show my support for one of my fellow airmen who just happens to be a me owe. guatemala's now former president otto perez molina is being held in jail while he's investigated for corruption. prosecutors allege that he took bribes as part of a customs scam. but perez molina says that he has done nothing wrong, his vice president has been sworn in as interim leader ahead of elections on sunday. daniel reports from guatemala city. >> reporter: this is a sight throbbinged guatemala with repercussions across the region, just a few days ago otto perez molina was the president. now he's remappedded in custody
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in a jail sale, being investigated for his alleged involvement in a massive corruption scandal. a growing social movement, regular protests wanted him out. >> translator: we have been demanding the resignation of corrupt politicians now we have seen the resignation of a leader of a band of corrupt officials otto perez molina who happened to be the president of guatemala. >> reporter: this is the man who has replaced him. the new interim president alejandro maldonado with a background of the justice system and there are presidential election this is sunday. guatemala has never seen a week like this. and it's not over yet. there is great hope and expectation that they can put their corrupt past behind them but no clear ideas about the way forward. corruption is not new in guatemala but never before have so many heads of such senior people rolled. >> i think that's what is driven
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the social movement. for me it's. [ inaudible ] is against the corruption of the system, against this system that is built up for politicians to just steal and steal and steal public money. >> reporter: these people have achieved more than they thought possible but what do they want now? >> translator: a better future after what is the guatemala spring, that they invest in hospitals, medicine, food for the patients and on education too. >> translator: we are waiting for them to return everything they stole and we are talking about a lot of money. we need hospitals. he did nothing for guatemala. >> reporter: guatemala is living an experience it's never lived before. its hope rest on the ground sunday's elections, uncertainty about what lies i don't understand, daniel al jazeera, guatemala city. we want to show some picture that his we have received of a story we touch odd a little
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earlier. a disturbance that's being respected as a riot at a detention center for refugees in hungary near the border with syria. as you can see, large numbers of -- serbia, i am sorry, the border of serbia. a large numbers of police, riot police gathered to quell this disturbance. it was reported that around 300 refugees managed to escape the camp. despite the tear gas being fired. and punches being traded with police. those people then headed towards a nearby motor way. reports say they were later detained and returned, forcibly by the looks of it, to that detention certainty housing refugees in hungary near the board we are serbia. still to come here on the news hour in sport they have already beat the world champions once, now poland's footballers are looking to make history with
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a second victory. we'll tell you why in just a few moments.
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♪ ♪ hello again. an unprecedented number of shark attacks off the east coast of australia has reignited a debate over whether culling is the only way to make waters safe for swimmers. the new south wales government is renewing control measures after 14 at over the past year. in the latest, a man was knocked off his surf ski by a shark and mauled. andrew thomas reports now from
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new south wales. >> reporter: on the morning of july the 31st, just 20 meters from shore, former boxer craig was mauled by a great white shark. sat on his surfboard with a shark trying to rip off his leg, he managed to fight back. >> i went whack, whack, whack, whack. and it worked. >> reporter: for 10 seconds you reckon he was latched on? >> i reckon the whole thing was 10 seconds. >> reporter: he lost so much blood he almost died. he spent all of august in hospital. full roofer i could take years. as for getting back in the ocean. >> i wouldn't go back in the water arc slight not. you count pay me $10 million i wouldn't go back in the water. i wouldn't go in there until i know and believe it's safe. >> reporter: there is fear along the coast of australia. over the past 12 months a short stretch north of sydney has seen 14 people attack by sharks. two died. >> life sim tating art. it's like jaws, there is a lot of fear, i know surfers are
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reluctant to go in to the water. >> reporter: why so many sharks and attacks it could this year's el nino is changing water temperatures bringing sharks closer to the short or ref i rains have brought nutrientses thanutrientsfeed on or a ban onk hunting means more mature sharks. what can be done to protect swimmers and surfers, that question has provoked fierce debate. some say new york the ocean is the shark's territory. people have to accept a degree of risk. >> i have actually enjoyed the fact that the crowds have come down and watching. that would be unheard of once upon a time. >> reporter: but many want firm action. everybody a cull through shooting sharks or netting that traps and kills them. at a community meeting recently, a majority were in favor. >> that cull word conjures up
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the thought of taking out a lot of sharks, we can isolate the seven sharks that have been around for a while. when you take out one or two of them, you know, they do it in other parts of the world as well. >> reporter: but culls are continues very shall. when one began in the west of australia last year, hundreds protested. although great white numbers have grown in recent years, they are still much lower than they once were. >> i don't like the idea of a cull of an animal that's already been lowered to what are considered threatened levels of in the population's eyes. >> reporter: craig said he wouldn't want the particular shark that attacked him killed. he feels it gave him half a chance. but he does want action. people he thinks deserve more protection than sharks. andrew thomas, al jazeera. in australia. all right, time now sport. here is joe. >> adrian, thank you. it's a nervous night for poland's football fans their team will be look is for a
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historic winning double over world champions germany on friday. poland sit top of group-d in qualifying for the european championships going in to the match in frankfurt. last time the two sides met was in warsaw when poland won 2-0. another victory for the polls later would take them to the brink of qualifying for the finals next. >> to be honest our team has changed a lot. not only looking at the match against germ if i but throughout all the qualifiers in the latest games, i can given us a lot of faith in our ona bills and skills, every one of us believes that the squad is able to achieve success and achieve a fitting result which will help us in the next phase of moving towards the european championships. >> germany, of course, looking for revenge against poland in what has become a crucial rematch to get their euro 2016 campaign back on course, with four games remaining germany sit a point behind poland in group-d with scotland, who they play on monday in third place. in other group-d qualifiers on friday.
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georgia hosts scotland and ireland play gibraltar. romania face hundre hungary whoe slitting third. syria's people have had little to celebrate in recent years, but now their football team is steering a path towards qualification for the 20 sit teen fifa world couple of unable to play at home, syria hosted singapore in oman. and i a broken deadlock to give syria a 1-0 victory. it puts them atop of group-e in the second round of asian qualifying with two wins in two matches. startling heat the big east phone he want for players at the u.s. open on thursday. grand slam record 12 men have retired. >> soaring temperatures in high humidity took its toll. he was forced to retiring from
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you can captiofrom from exhaustion after collapsing. in andy murray's match it wasn't just the 33-degree heat he had to cope with. he also found it difficult to counter his unorthodox style with 15 unforced errors in the first two sets. the 2012 champion eventually found his rhythm, though, and dominated the frenchman in the last three sets to win the match in a touch under 3 1/2 hours. >> i didn't really feel very comfort at at any point in the match. i was very happy with the way i fought through that. you know, firns the match. five-time champion roger federer had a much easier match. he needed just an hour and 20 minutes to beat belgian steve in straight sets. >> i was all out attack as much
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as i could but i have to manage that against different players maybe not so one side. >> reporter: in the women's draw world number 149 who is the first major upset of the tournament. dumping fourth seed caroline wozniak out in three sets. >> we can always make excuses and things like that, and at the end of the day, you know, it is what is it is. and i did do this. >> reporter: sticky conditions also made it uncomfortable for fans. although that's not all they had to be weary of. with a small drone crashing in to the stands. no one was hurt and authorities are looking in to the incident. mark graham, al jazeera. now freestyle kayaking is a mixture of white water rafting, figure skating and here is daredevil exuberance, in canada athletes from 20 countries are
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participating in the world freestyle kayaking championship. al jazeera's daniel lak joined them. >> reporter: freestyle kayakers give names to the waves they ride. that curling wild and wet monster throwing the kayak around here, it's called the. [ inaudible ] these are the world championships and the judges perched high and drive on the river bank no just what precise maneuvers they want to see on the water. >> flip turns, mcnasties. >> reporter: occasionally it doesn't go well at all. >> ideally you would like to be in control. these tricks are very demanding, you need to be at the right angle, right speed, right place and execute it properly to really zero in and get those points. >> reporter: canada's joel kowaliski considers these his home rapids and he's a tournament favorite. he grew up down the road and his father helped organizational competition. what dawes it take to be a champion white water kayaker, surprisingly says joel, it's
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simple. almost anyone can on it being he says. >> you don't have to be like the hull to be do this stuff. upper body strength might come with doing it but it's not a requirement. all you need to do is have a love for having fun and being outside and a couple of key techniques and you can learn thousand do this. >> reporter: although this is a fantastic spectator sport there really is only one way to experience the white water and that's to do it yourself. but in my case, a total neophyte. i have enlisted some expert helpful say hello to ho joe from wave monkey, are we going to tip? >> i cannot comment on this. okay, well, let's try. sadly, alas, it's not for everyone. we did manage to run the top of the rapids and then. freestyle kayaking is truly international. most continue nets have wild rivers. 29 countries are represented here. but expensive equipment and travel and visa challenges
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almost kept the only african team at home. until they appealed for help on a crowd-funding website. >> i got a vehicles, a i got everything now buck he can't go because we don't have enough money to fund everyone on the team. then we were so happy and excited in seven hours, all people all over the world they just came up and collected enough money for me and enough money for the team. >> reporter: it wasn't easy for spectators either to get to a remote river bank to watch all this fun. but many -- a thousand or moreover the week it all bodes well for a bid by the sports' governing body to make these wild and wet antics and spectacular spills part of the olympic games one day. daniel lak, al jazeera, on the oottawa refer in eastern canada. that's all in sport for for you, aid are adrian. thanks. that's it for doha, lauren taylor and her team standing by to update you from london.
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international pressure goes in hungary over the spiraling refugees crisis as thousands of people try to pass through the country. ♪ ♪ i am lauren taylor, this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up. the arab emirates blames the houthis for a missile attack that killed 22 soldiers in yemen. arriving in the u.s. for his first meeting since relations cooled earlier in the year. and bringing the past in to the present. historical archives of prisoners of war are made available online for the first