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♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello and welcome to the al jazeera news hour, i'm marteen dennis in do what and france and germany take in thousands of refugees and seek a unify ied response to the crisis. a comedian with no experience tops the presidential poll but not enough votes to avoid a runoff. farmers in the eu say they are
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not able to milk prices for all they are worth. i'll be here with all the sports including the latest from the u.s. open and we will hear from the ultra runner who took on the challenge of crossing an entire continent. ♪ but first france and germany decided to take in tens of thousands of refugees, that is according to the french president francois hollande who is currently addressing the nation right now and he says that france will accommodate 24,000 people. and says france will send planes to syria on tuesday. >> translator: we propose an international conference for the refugees and we are ready to hold it in paris. i'm going to come back to that what we do in europe and france and germany in the course of the
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few weeks and respected and foreign ministries working on a wide ranging plan and put to them on the 14th of september. hungry rejected imposing quotas on how many asylum seekers should take and the eu should set up a fund to help countries like turkey to deal with mass migration and eu should help his country protect the border and austria is tightening control with allowing thousands of refugees stranded in hungry and german chancellor angela merkel warned that asylum seekers who come from a secure country will have to go back. the government has made another $3 billion to cope with the crisis which mrs. merkel says will change her country forever. she also called on other eu
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countries to help address the refugee crisis. >> translator: we have to do lots of things to manage this challenge but we need the help of the eu. it's only with european solidarity that we will manage that. europe wants to show its face in a good light and internationally with all the states combine we have to fight the reasons for this influx of refugees. the civil wars, the terrorism, we have to work against it together. we can go live to our correspondent andrew simmons who is in hungry and, andrew, you are very close to the border where thousands of people have already passed into austria and then on to germany, what is the situation like there now? >> i'm on the border with serbia actually marteen and the border is just can down there and you can see very little changes here, 14,000 refugees have
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crossed into austria over the weekend. now here at the other end of hungry the situation is the same. they are still coming in and look at the rail line with a stream of people, up to 3,000 a day will be coming in here and if we get the camera the other way around you can see the problem that is getting worse and it may be relief for so many refugees getting to austria and germany but refugees here are facing appalling conditions. what is happening here is that the hungarian police are segregating the syrians or arab-speaking people from other refugees. most of the people you see here are afghans and only supposed to be at this assembly point as it's described for a few hours but these people have been here for three days. and those calls overnight, this is on sunday night for people
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for humanitarian workers to come down and help these people because they were freezing cold. as you can see they are in summer clothes. the weather has changed here now and it's a lot colder at night. look at these conditions, they are absolutely appalling and what we are actually seeing is that there is now a big divide between the syrians and other groups of refugees and these people are in a really bad situation. this gentleman i met earlier on, you're from afghanistan, aren't you? come around here and how long have you been here? >> three days and during the night it's very cold so we have the family and children have been sick. and if you stay here two days maybe they will die. there is no medicine, no doctor, just we are waiting here. we say go back, what should we do. >> buses are arriving.
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>> no buses. we are waiting for three days for buses coming over there. >> syrian refugees. >> you see. >> show me your family, where is your family? so now what he is saying. >> this area and during the night it's not human. >> where are your children? these are your kids? what is wrong with them? >> and so you as far as your plans what do you want to do now? where are you supposed to be going? >> we are going to germany but
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they don't let us go. they said stay here. we don't know >> has anyone told you what is the next part of the procedure is? >> no one gave information. >> no one has given you any information? >> no information. >> this lady here, you can see, a mother and some more children. she has walked 15 kilometers along a rail line dirty and skin problems. >> because you can't keep clean. >> it's not clean. >> well, there you see the situation here, marteen, is critical really because it's just hard to take in. i was here a week ago and the numbers were far less, the conditions were much better and more in the way of tents and help for these people and there was an organized system with buses to get people away to what
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is called a reception camp. now, i don't know what is happening will there right now and we will find out later but they are not getting there the way they should and this is against all regulations to leave people here effectively detained. if you look around you will see there is a line of police right in the field and they are not allowed out of here. once they are here they are not allowed out and this is certainly unusual would be a very pilot way of putting it and it would seem irregular but he is insisting he will continue his policies despite them si arrangement which involves austria and germany. >> andrew simmons on the hungarian border with serbia, thank you very much indeed. well, thousands of refugees have been crossing austria in the hope of getting to germany,
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another of our correspondents on this story is mohamed. >> reporter: having suffered so much the welcome was unexpected. the hospitality almost shocking. >> no, i'm feeling like i get my freedom. >> reporter: just two days ago he was among hundreds of refugees locked in an intense standoff with riot police at the train station in hungry. despite their demands the refugees were ultimately rounded up and taken to a holding facility, released the next day he and his cousins walked 11 hours to make it to austria. now the man who fled his war-ravaged homeland of syria a month ago is overwhelmed by the generosity on display. >> we get treatment, we get food, we get water. actually i like the people. i like the country.
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if my family is not front i swear i will stay here from the last but my family is in holland, that is why i'm going. >> reporter: as medics provided care volunteers distributed clothes to the cold and toys to the children. all these dozens of refugees here are waiting to get on this next train to vein that and everybody we have spoken with here said their treatment in austria has been exceptional and so much better than the way they were treated in hungry. in fact, even before they get on the train there is another place where they can get water. >> i tried to help the people. >> reporter: lawyer explained why he had to come here, telling me not just about how proud he is but also how sad he feels. >> it's a great experience and sometimes i feel very small especially when you see babies.
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i can't understand how people are angry with little babies who freeze and stay at night in the cold and then rain. this goes over my understanding. >> reporter: on a day like today kindness trumped hostility, officers were there to protect, not persecute as they were led on trains instead of being forced off. desperation for at least a few more hours was left behind. mohamed, al jazeera, austria. >> we can talk to alexander, director of the refugee study center at oxford university in the uk and is live there now and it does appear we are seeing europe cranking into action and we are getting a european response to this refugee crisis. >> the urgency has been building since last week, the tragic
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death has really moved european public opinion behind refugees. there is a big movement of refugees being welcomed in europe and that doesn't have an effect on politicians and angela merkel showed significant and noteworthy leadership and moral courage and other governments are starting to follow and francois hollande is following and austria committed but still many governments that are not prepared to cooperate with europe, hungry push against that. >> i was going to say the hungarians. >> also united kingdom. >> and united kingdom have not pronounced upon this, have they? what do you think of the approach that seems to be upsetting quite a few european members a that is that the commission itself in brussels is imposing if you like a figure, a number of refugees that each country should be required to take and the hungarians clearly rejected that but is this the right approach do you think?
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>> europe needs a new deal on responsibility. everyone agreed the system with primary responsibility to the countries and refugees that first arrive is not working and the challenge is how to get that deal. some countries are commits to a quota system and others not participating and the uk is also not prepared to share the responsibility and the 14th of september being prepared for by european politicians. >> indeed not everyone is going to be adequately catered for, are they and we heard from our correspondent in hungry and saying that syrians were being separated out from others, notably people from afghanistan. >> the hungarian position is deeply problematic. it is premised upon a strong
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christian national list strand in politics and government reluctant to take muslim refugees and separating groups and nationalitys in ways that violate international refugee law. >> the slovacian suggests they would take 200 christian syrians a couple weeks back. >> these policies are appalling and embarrassing for europe and we have some elements of leadership some countries are way behind and it has to be the case they all of europe cooperates and angela merkel says it's part of europe and have to show compassion and solidarity and cannot be based on religion and has to be based on common humanity. >> thank you very much, director of refugee study center at oxford university. if you want more information on this ongoing crisis you can visit our refugee spotlight
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page, there you will find articles, upon pieces and photo galleries and a lot more on our website at al one leader from the first round of guatemala elections of jimmy morales but not clear who will join him and could be the first lady or they are talking about the political landscape and some call him the antipolitics and jimmy morales untainted by political scandals and finished ahead but not 50% to avoid the runoff and he will fight the second round on october 25th against who lost the 2012
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election or former first lady sandra tores and the people have chosen but have they chosen wisely? >> guatemala will be a lot wiser than our last elections to votes and hopefully we are going to have better politicians in the next four years. >> reporter: the man they elected as the last president molina resigned last week and appears on court on tuesday to hear if he will be tried for involvement in a massive corruption scandal, a scandal that left the guatemala electora electorates confused. >> translator: i'm voting but do not agree with proposals by the candidates and people have spoken and have a much clearer idea of what democracy is. >> translator: the only thing my family asks is the new president is not as bad as the last one and he damaged us and i
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don't want that for my children or grandchildren. >> reporter: the new president will not take office until january, in the meantime the country is led by the interim leader and later on monday he will appoint a new government, tasked with guiding guatemala out of the turmoil of resent months. guatemala is filling crisis but many people here are hoping clean elections with all sides rejecting results and fighting corruption and bringing politicians to court, a sign that the country is moving forward. the election result is a step towards greater stability but guatemala remains full of surprises and uncertainty. daniel with al jazeera, guatemala city. we've got a lot more to come here on the al jazeera news hour and tim -- timber traffic.
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and a new investigation has shed light on what really happened to 43 students last year. in sport find out if the men's top seed could make it to the quarter finals of the u.s. open. ♪ north and south korea started talks on reuniting families accepted separated by the korean war since the 50s and are in panni pyonjon and if they should meet relatives. >> translator: should not sever ties and hope the south korean
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red cross tells the north about the stories so they can see my face in the village of pyonjon. >> reunion was after a north-south summit and began as annual event but only one has been held in the past five years. about 22000 koreans participated by person or video link but about 66,000 south koreans, many of them in their 80s or 90s are still on the waiting list. harry faucet has more now from seoul. >> reporter: with talks underway north and south korea making good on the pledges made in their agreement which brought to an end the period of serious tensions between north and south a couple weeks ago. it's questionable if they will be able to make good on a plan to get this event arranged for the end of september which would coincide with the harvest
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festival holiday period across the korean peninsula but it's the attention according to the southern sides lead delegate they will work as quickly as possible because everybody is aware this is a fast aging and shrinking who applied for the reunions and 130 applied in 198 eight-and-a-half died and half of those who are still alive are in their 80s or older and have been periods in the past where the run up to such an event people have died, people on the list to meet long separated family members. what we also know is that if it does happen in october as is deemed more likely that coincides with the 70th anniversary of the workers party in north korea, the ruling party and schedule to be a big military parade and should there be something else and has been in the past to commemorate the events in history such as a rocket launch that could put us
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under the resent warming of relations between north and south korea and could of course affect this planned family reunion event so people here hope that is not the case. u.s. delivered more arms and equipment to sunni tribal factors in iraq anbar province and expected to join the counter offensive against i.s.i.l. but mistrusted by government troops and shia malitias and the political battle is slowing down the military advance as dana reports. >> reporter: u.s. weapons given to iraqi army used by iran and operate under the government backed popular mobilization forces have been doing most of the fighting in the absence of a capable military but they are growing strengths and presence in the sunni province of anbar raised concerns in washington. >> translator: the international coalition and its
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regional partners are pressuring the baghdad government to reduce the number of fighters in the popular mobilization from 103,000 to 70,000 and they want the number of the sunni fighters to increase from 15,000 to 50,000. this has caused tensions between the leadership of the popular mobilization forces and the government. >> reporter: the u.s. has been training and equipping to fight i.s.i.l. and new consignment of weapons arrived and local officials ally to the iraqi government are making clear these men will eventually become part of a state military apparatus and some shia malitia leaders say it's tantamount to create a separate army on sectarian lines. >> translator: we are working with the government for these volunteers to be integrated into formal security institutions and subjected to all military regulations. >> reporter: but on the ground
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the government and allied forces have made little progress. there are almost daily casualties as they try to advance to the cities of ramp da and fallucia and carried out offensive lines for suicide b b bott bombings and the forces fighting on the ground is believed to be contributing to the lack of progress, the u.s. made clear it doesn't want shia malitias to lead the fight in sunni dominated areas but say they cannot win the fight without them. not the first time they joined forces with the government for groups threatening the state and the elders may be confident they can defeat i.s.i.l. but what comes after will determine if iraq as a country can celebrate
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victory, al jazeera, baghdad. a thousand soldiers and more than 200 armored vehicles arrived in yemen and joining saudi-led coalition forces in the fight against houthi rebels and an aim is to regain control of the province which has been under houthi control since 2011. at least 20 people were killed in what appears to be an accidentsel coalition air strike on sunday and residents said missiles hit a vigil being held by a man killed by houthi gunfire. time for us to take a look at the weather and there is flooding in india, isn't there? >> it is and has been there for a while, the wettest place in the world but in the monsoon they get downpours and they are telling ghanna this is taken on sunday the video and yes that was a motor scooter being washed down the street and this lasted 24 hours and goes but this
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flooding is a seasonal thing. this season has been particularly long lived and it's still there. but you can see from the satellite picture the heaviest rain is rather more further south. for example they had 66 millimeters. now, that is not a huge amount of rain but has produced significant flooding. maybe more violent aspects and this is on sunday 30 people were killed from lightning alone so even retreat of the monsoon vicious weather at this time of the year and could be a monsoon range and say it's not and it's retreating and how much more is to come and forecast 5-10% deficient because of el nino and 40% and up to 60% deficient in what you might expect so we
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rather hope the retreat will bring some more rain but the immediate future that seems not to be the case, marteen. >> rob, and china cut its growth rate last year from 7.4% to 7.3% adding to global concerns about the world's second largest economy and this year is 7% and slowest pace for 25 years and worries about the shrinking chinese economy and hundreds of billions of dollars off the stock markets last month and are concerned because china is the biggest buyer of come commodities and a big seller of dairy products and this is blamed on china's reduction of imports and with china there is low demand from the middle east and africa and milk prices are at an eight-year low according to food and agriculture
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organization at the u.n., the situation is so bad that farmers are marching through brussels to highlight the issue while at the same time european ministers are holding an emergency meeting. our correspondent jackie roland is in brussels and in the thick of it and a lot of angry farmers behind you. >> yes, they are angry and i would say they are feeling quite confident and upbeat as well because they saw what happened last week when french farmers brought their tractors to the streets of paris. within a very short period of time the french government introduced new measures in favor of farmers so that really is encouraging the farmers here and have timed this demonstration to coincide with the meeting of agricultural ministers and pushing very hard this argument about the milk prices and also seeing pig farmers here as well. they are concerned not only with
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the collapse of prices for milk but the very negative effect that the political standoff between russia and the eu is having on agricultural because of course the russians are retaliating by banning the import of eu and having a big impact on farmers. >> so if they were french farmers demonstrating last week and got successful result whose are these farmers and what do they expect the commission to do? >> well, farmers here are from germany and you may be able to see these tractors behind me have slogans on them in german and farmers come from germany and sweden and netherlands and to free up milk production was a mistake and want quota and want
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the price controlled as well. i can see on one of the german farm trucks the demand they believe a fair price for milk would be 50 cents, 50 euro cents is just over a dollar and that is the price they want for their milk and at the moment the farmers say it cost more to produce a liter of milk than they can get when they sell it and that situation is not sustainable for them and they are hoping the agricultural ministers will pay heed and bear in mind obviously that food production is absolutely crucial and food security has to be a priority and hoping the ministers will hear their complaints, hear their concerns and take appropriate action. >> okay, jackie roland thank you very much indeed. the mother of a 18-month-old boy burned to death in the occupied west bank died from her injuries
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and reham dawabsheh suffered third degree burns to 90% of the body and accused of throwing liquid and molotov cocktails into two houses in the village in duma in july and husband died after the injuries eight days after attack and four-year-old son is still in hospital. turkey says its jets have bombed kurdish fighters a day after an attack on its troop. the armed kurdish group, the pkk says it killed 15 soldiers dalica on sunday and there will be a strong response to the attack. >> translator: according to our information the attack on vehicles with land mines and information from the chief of the office will decide and hope with a statement of the army a new strategy adopted in the fight against terror and we will fight terror with determination. >> reporter: still to come on this al jazeera news hour,
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cramped and chaotic we show you the living conditions for refugees who are stuck on the greek island. plus a long walk for justice, we meet the women who say chad's former dictator ordered them to be raped and their families tortured. in sport we will have the latest from the euro baskets where he has been running circles around his opponents. ♪
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jazeera news hour and these are the top stories, france and germany agreed to take in tens of thousands of refugees and angela merkel and francois hollande want a unified response and the french president said without it the agreement will collapse. the comedian jimmy morales is the clear leader of the first round of guatemala presidential elections but with less than 50% of the vote counted it's still not known who will join him in the runoff vote in october. thousands of farmers are currently marching through brussels to protest falling dairy and meat prices. this is the scene live. as the farmers are there european ministers are holding an emergency meeting to talk about the crisis. all right to our main story of course is the ongoing and expanding refugee crisis which is particularly effecting europe
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and many of the people coming to greece and the first point of arrivals is an island close to turkey and the local government there is struggling to cope with the growing numbers and that led to frustration among the stranded refugees as we report from the island. >> reporter: it's the same daily chaos at the port, thousands of refugees trying desperately to register, without it they cannot leave the island. the process is extremely slow. the wait is long. the sun is baking and emotions boil over, some collapse to the ground, nearly losing consciousness. authorities appear unable to take control. they don't have enough resources to speed up the process and refugees are left by and large to their own devices stranded sometime for weeks and growing more vulnerable by the day desperately trying to find answe
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answers. >> it's just like this all the time, people come up to you and don't know what to do and where to go and how long it will last and ask for a piece of information and most of the time we don't know. >> i give you the number, you asking. >> we can barely walk a couple meters and others come up to us begging to find a solution. >> this is not solution. >> reporter: afghan nationals complain they are made to wait even longer and many say they have run out of money >> when we talk to the response people they ignore us. >> reporter: it's especially hard for parents. this syrian kurd who escaped kobane is worried about his children. >> translator: what should we do, we left to save our children from war, i don't have food or milk from them, what do we do with them now? what is the solution? >> reporter: without the registration they cannot check in a hotel even if they have
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cash and set up shop where they can in a port or any sidewalk around town. lately families were taken to a transit camp and here too there is chaos and it's congested, living conditions are very poor, little running water and sanitation. >> translator: in syria we were hit by barrel bombs and here we are dying everyday and the three children are sick now, how long is this going to last? we escaped war. this is worse. why are they doing this to us? >> reporter: the frustration spills on to the streets but no matter how loud they shout the anguish is far from over. al jazeera. well, just as germany continues to accept more refugees and asylum seekers five more people have been injured in attack on one of the asylum shelters and the blaze started in the early hours of monday morning and germany witnesses
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attacks in shelters in recent months and not yet caused from the fire. a boat carrying indonesia refugee, 61 people died in the ferry tragedy so far. it was a wooden vessel which sank on the coast of malaysia on thursday and it was carrying mostly men but there was one toddler on board and 20 people are thought to have survived, their boat is thought to have overturned because of overloading and bad weather. the former chad president is appearing before the african union tribunal for the second time on charges of crimes against humanity and accused of rule in the 80s and we report from dacca where the special tribunal has been set up. >> reporter: she says she was gang raped and watched her
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father being tortured and killed by chad security forces. she was 19 years old. however she says she was abducted and used as a sex slave for chad soldiers. she was 13. along with other victims they want to tell their stories. stories of murder, torture, starvation and imprisonment. 25 years walking together in the chambers and tribunal set up by the african union in sin gal to try crimes against humanity and expected in court on monday and responsible for atrocities committed against them. >> translator: it's important for me to see him and he listens to what we have to say and what the men have done to us. >> reporter: the trial started in july but it was suddenly
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arranged on the second day. he was escorted out of the tribunal calling it a masquerade and he refused to recognize the court or lawyers appointed to him. and supporters and his wife believe he is not getting a fair trial. . >> translator: when there is such political pressure to discredit there is no justice, this trial is completely fabricated. >> reporter: when he was this power he had support of france and the united states and 40 people died and thousands tortured where he moved to sinagal and lived in exile for 25 years and this is the first time african is being judged by africans in africa away from the international tribunal at the hague and making it accessible to all and giving a voice to the voiceless this trial may bring
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an end to crimes committed on the continent that too often remain unpunished. at the conference before the trial three say they speak for the dead and those alive but who are too scared to revisit the past, haunted by unspeakable acts. they want their pain and loss recognized as crimes against humanity so that perhaps others whether in chad or anywhere else, might muster the courage to speak out and seek justice. nicholas hawk, al jazeera, dakar. the world's forest disappearing faster than they are regenerating and at the current rate there will be no rain forests in 100 years, these are alarming statistics but leaders at the lead forestry forces are hoping to get decline
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and have 40% and 4 billion hectors of trees and almost a hector of forest is cut down every second, that added to up to nearly 18 million hectors, that is roughly the size of portugal last year, russia topped the countries that lost the most cover in 2014 but number six on the list is democratic republic of congo and one of eight african nations on the list of worst offenders and much of that pressure is coming from the needs of growing populations and we are in ghanna a west africa nation which experts predict can lose most of the forest cover in 25 years. >> reporter: most of this wood is illegally acquired. this is a sawmill on the edge of one of ghanna's forest reserves in the region and we have to film secretly because these workers don't want their activities exposed and they receive word from chain saw operators as they are known here and organized and often armed
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groups that go in the forest to cut down trees illegally and according to the commission 80% of timber sold in ghanna is from illegal sources. owner of the sawmill agreed to talk to us if we hide his face. >> this is wood to a crowd to where they can touch you and anybody can touch you and collect money for me, people who want to get out of there and it's very, very difficult to get out and do good too. >> we tracked deep in the forest with rangers to see the damage for ourselves. the illegal operators are prepared to go wherever it takes to chop down trees. this is known as a high value tree and it's more than 200 years old and a tree of this size will sell for around $375 u.s. dollars. in another forest reserve in a
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western region they are burning the forest for cocoa shoots and cut these down as a warning to others, this entire area used to be forest. officials admit that progress on tackling these issues has been slow. >> so what we are trying to do is more of giving them incentives and this is also enforcement by using some of the rapid response teams, but the big part of the solution is looking at it from the government and has coordination. >> reporter: replanting on degraded land. this is a tweak tree plantation. environmentalists say it's the best in the world but political commitment is lacking.
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>> officials are not being given a free hand to imagine the rail district in the region and there is so much political problems because if you delve deeper the farms are behind and we must be very bold to talk about it. >> reporter: it's a complex situation and environmentalists fear the forests will disappear in t a matter of decades unless government takes more serious action, al jazeera in the region of ghanna. the japanese toshiba have net loss in march and follow the resignation of the firm's president and vice president after an independent panel found the company had overstated profits for the last six years. toshiba apologized to investors and made attempts to avoid
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further accounting irregularities. apologized for planting the bombs that sank a green peace boat 30 years ago and docked in new zealand when attack took place and on its way to protest against french nuclear testing and a photographer on board was killed and john says they never met to kill anyone. >> translator: i thought this was the occasion for me to express my deep regret and apologies to the family. i still see this as an accidental death. if they consider it to be an assassination and also wanted to apologize to the members of green peace who were on board the rainbow warrior and to new zealand. >> the case of missing 43 students and condemned the government inquiry into the disappearance of the students almost a year ago and john
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molman reports from mexico city. >> reporter: a night mexico cannot forget, a year ago in the town police with the local gang attacked bus loads of students and four hours of coordinated terror they killed some and abducted 43 others. [chanting] they hoped to heed off the wave declaring the students were killed and their remains burnt in this rubbish dump but now a much anticipated independent report from international experts dropped a bomb shell, that official version is scientifically impossible. >> translator: the group considers there is no evidence to support the hypothesis of the 43 bodies were burnt there. we are not saying that other things couldn't have happened. but that event as it has been described didn't occur. >> the investigators don't know
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whether the students are or if they are alive. what is clear is that federal forces and army were aware and in some cases witnesses to the atrocities and did nothing to intervene. despite this mexican authorities did not allow investigators to talk to army witnesses and key evidence has been destroyed and what is revealed here is further evidence that the government investigation is deeply flawed and made little effort in getting to the bottom of this. the families have been out po spoken by finding loved ones. >> translator: we will discover the truth and find the students, that is the biggest fear the government has because they know there have been a lot of mistakes and hope the case will be forgotten. >> reporter: they responded immediately and positively to the report. >> translator: i have went to different areas of this office, from now on the study and
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analyzing the report included in our investigations. >> reporter: if that offer is sincere the search to find out what happened to the disappeared students is still far from over. john holman, al jazeera, mexico city. coming up, in just a little while stenson is closer to taking the championship and we will have the details in sport. ♪
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tennis one reached his 26th consecutive grand slam quarter final but it wasn't easy, he swept through the first set against spain. top seed dropped the second set, his first of this tournament. but eventually closed out the match in four sets, 6-3, and 6-3, the final score and face the 18th seed lopez. >> should have done better, 4-2, second set, but credit to him for fighting, for making me work on it was a very physical match so i will play over three hours and glad i managed through to stay. >> reporter: defending men's champion taken to four sets of france and suffering with an
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ankle injury during the match and also through to the quarter. serena williams taken a set to winning all four grand slam titles this year and set up a u.s. open quarter final with her sister venus and serena beating the keys 6-3, 6-3 in just over an hour of play in the last 16 match and gets past venus she will be two wins away from a calendar grand slam. >> we play a lot and play similar so she is fast, i'm fast, she hits hard, i hit hard, she serves big, i serve big. we have a very similar game and have the same coach for a long time so, you know, it's like playing a mirror. >> reporter: football in.netter lands are in real danger of missing out on qualifications of championship and beat 3-0 by
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turkey in the group game, the heaviest defeat since 1996. after finishing third at last year's world cup they endured an awful year of qualifying campaign, thursday they lost to ice land and the latest lost leaves them fourth in group a. ice land and the check republic picked up points and italy moved two points clear in group h after the win. norway beat croatia for second and all three in contention for automatic qualification with two games left and whales maybe a win but can draw and need a point from the final two games. >> disappointment for a guaranty to get to france but the players in the camp have been fantastic and great effort and new territory and trying to handle it the best they can and couldn't ask for any more from them. golf and jason world one and
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seemed to be over and slipped nine shots behind leader stemson and looking for the title after won it in 2013 and had six under 65 to claim a one-shot lead at the end of the third round and just behind the sweed is ricky fowler with 67 with them trailing two strokes. tom brady just wants to move on, the new england patriots speaking for the first time since the four-game suspension when deflate gate was overturned with the first game against the pittsburgh steelers and he was alleged to have deflating the balls last season when the patriots went on to win the superbowl. >> i know what my job is and what i need to go out there and do and help our team win and
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anything that has happened over the past seven months obviously i have a lot of personal feelings and but i really don't care to share many of those and really care to think about what i need to do going forward. >> and tony parker was in fine farm as they had the defense of the title thrashing them on sunday and the guard made five assists and points and as the champs rooted 84-52 it's 2-2 of french on top of group a and say poland is next. most runners would consider finishing a marathon is an accomplishment but 42 kilometers for a group is not enough and known as ultra runners and al jazeera's kristen met up with ireland's richard donavan who just run across northern america. >> reporter: in new york
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central park 49-year-old richard donavan may look like any runner setting out for a jog but this was beginning of end of what is an epic journey across the united states and started in san francisco on may 19th, traveled through 12 states to get to the point, that is 3200 or 5100 kilometers. >> you know, the challenge to run across some continent and america for me is the continent to run across and i wanted to embrace all of the epic scenery that america has. >> reporter: that included running over the rocky mountains as well as through deserts and donavan organizes extreme running events for the living giving him the time and flexibility needed to make the self-funded trip. last day joined by family and friends who helped along the way including his brother who drove the support vehicle. >> you run every step of the way
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and that is what we did. start and where we finished at the end of one day we start that exact same spot the next day. >> doctors insisted he take a few breaks to give blisters a chance to heal. this is the very last leg of a journey that began more than three months ago and sure there were a few pauses along the way to recover for injuries, donavan averages 35 miles a day, that is 56 kilometers, more than a marathon a day for days on end. [cheering] crossed with alvin matthews paralyzed in a work-related fall and used the trip to get thousands of dollars on his behalf. >> i had a little bit of a doubt in the first month when he had to stop for a couple days because he had really bad blisters and i asked him if he was going to still be able to
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finish and he couldn't believe i asked him, well of course i am. >> reporter: donavan claims ultra running is about mental strength more than physical. >> how are you feeling? >> relief i guess. >> what are you going to do next? >> i'm from ireland and it's obvious that i'm going to have a beer. >> reporter: he is already planning his next challenge, to become the first person to run across the antarctica. al jazeera, new york. much more sport on our website, for all the latest you can check out al jazee and boggs and video clips from our correspondents around the world. that is it for me and back to you >> thank you very much indeed and do stay with us on al jazeera, i'll be back in just a minute or so with the very latest from brussels where things are heating up.
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