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>> making a break for the european union. hurntiounion. hundreds of refugees pass through the police lines on the hungary serbia border.hello there i'm felicity barr and this is al jazeera, live from london. also coming up: farmers demonstrate outside the eu's headquarters demanding action over plummeting milk prices. europe pledges millions in money. two british nationals die in
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u.k. drone strike in syria. and a former chad president is drawgisdragged into court for cs against humanity. >> european politicians are scrambling to come up with a plan to deal with the biggest refugee crisis since world war ii. britain has agreed to take thousands of refugees, but only from camps outside syria not those that are already in europe. the border agreement could collapse. german chancellor angela merkel say secure countries will have to go back but the government has made another 3 billion euros available to cope with the crisis.
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the hungarian prime minister says eu should set up a fund to cope with mass migration. hungary's prime minister has resigned over the issue. trying to break through police containment lines. andrew simmons reports. >> reporter: families following in the weary steps of thousands. they only hope there will be another refugee exodus into austria and germany like the weekend are diminishing. nothing changes here. it's getting worse. hundreds of refugees have spent three days in this field guarded by police. waiting for buses to take them to a camp to be registered. the police are refusing to move but there is real anger here, not just among the men but the mothers, it's really cold at
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night. this man has brought his family from afghanistan. eventually, they're lined up, preparing to board a bus. then this. >> stand back. move back. >> reporter: consume, this is this man'excuse me.this is this. what do you make of this? >> we are not acting as human. they are just doing like animals. this is not a human being. >> reporter: nearby, syrians are gathered. this man complains he's been stuck here for two days. >> stay the people to another village or another camp.
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>> reporter: scuffles break out after the people decide to protest, trying to break away from the assembly point. this woman says she was beaten with a baton. then, a disturbing sight. a sick child in the arms of an exhausted syrian who had run along the track shouting for help. the limp figure of a five-year-old. he had passed out either with heat exhaustion or fever. he's five years old and his mother fears worst. yet the boy called hamza was revived. before taking him to hospital. not first, not the last, casualty of this cries. the refugees are allowed to march to the registration camp. dozens ran away, some chased
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away by police. hungary's government will soon be introducing new laws to clamp down harder on it calls illegal migration. andrew simmons, al jazeera, rushka, hungary. >> hundreds of people made it past the police blockade, ran about a kilometer up the highway before police blocked them again and used pepper pray to try to control the group. the greek island of lesbos is boiling over. thousands of refugees are stranded and thousands more arrive each day. refugees have held demonstrations and clash with authorities for the past three days. stranded for more than two weeks and run out of money. it's nighttime there but boats carrying refugees are continuing to land. hoda abdel hamid has been
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speaking with some of the newest arrivals. >> they are volunteer from denmark who are helping, giving them water and fruit. you can see on this there were a lot of children on this boat, tiny kids, these children as young as two years old and the other two babies are less than 1 year old. and it's the birthday actually of the little girl in yellow who's holding the apple in her hand. now they have arrived on this wooden boat here. it is actually one of the largest boats we have seen arriving, on this coast, usually they arrive in smaller rubber dinghies and in much smaller groups. >> thousands of refugees have been pouring into germany, many of them are now living in makeshift shelters and already planning their next move into
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other parts of the country and into other countries in europe. rob reynolds sent this from munich. >> inside a cavernous conference center in munich, refugees who entered germany over the weekend are finding temporary shelter. bus he are prepared to move them on to other areas of the country. each section, a quota of how many to take in depending on its room and ability to care. from idlib in syria. >> i want to go to berlin right now. and i want to stay in berlin. >> sen mamadu from senegal has family in other country. >> i have a brother and sister in spain.
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bilbao. >> ahmed from aleppo has no family anywhere. >> my mother my father my brothers, i don't know dad or live, i don't know. >> reporter: where will you go now? >> now? frank forth, to camps. >> you have friends there? >> yes, syria finish because no house, my house is finish. >> reporter: it's the same for many of these refugees, they're heading for anyplace where they have some personal connections. as the people here begin moving on to other cities and other countries, there were reminders that many people in germany do not want them to be here at all. two fires burned houses assigned to asylum seekers in germany on sunday night. police say one was a politically motivated arson attack. the other is under investigation.
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while many germans say the refugees are welcome at the center of old munich, other express doubts how they would fit into german society. >> translator: if we get 8,000 refugees every day very soon we will reach our limit. then germans will not be so friendly anymore. >> translator: there are going to be more and more refugees, i ask myself how will we be able to deal with those? >> reporter: german chancellor angela merkel is standing firm on her open door policy for refugees but told her citizens germany will not remain the same. opening the door to change with results no one can predict. rob reynolds, al jazeera, muniic. munich. >> well soldiers and armored vehicles have arrived in yemen to join saudi led coalition
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forces in the fight against houthi rebels. one of their aims is to gain chrome of aljos province which has been under houthi control since 2011. deadly attack on troops, the armed curbed group pkk said it killed 15 soldiers on monday. prime minister represent erdogan says there will be reprisal for that. progovernment forces retook the city from i.s.i.l. in april. imran khan has more from the city of baghdad. the u.k. has announced it used a drone to kill three members of the islamic state of iraq and the levant. two of them were british nationals. it happened in raqqa.
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in syria. >> raed khan appeared calm and spoke calmly. >> this is a message to the brothers or stay behind. ask yourself what prevents you to coming to the land. >> in clear english he appeals for others to join him in syria. khan, a 21-year-old, along with another man, is now dead. killed in a drone strike in syria, carried out by the british military. >> today i can inform the house that in an act of self defense and after meticulous planning, raid khan was killed in precision air strike carried out on the 21st of august by an raf remotely controlled aircraft, while traveling in the area of raqqa in syria. in addition to khan who was the target of the strike who i.s.i.l. associates were also killed one of whom raol hamin
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was identified as a british national. >> fir acknowledged at least strike on syrian soil by the british. over the past year, britain has carried out 288 air strikes on iraq against i.s.i.l. fighters. it has also been known to use drones before. but two years ago, britain's politician he narrowly voted against carrying out military action in syria. >> 272, the nos to the left 285. >> reporter: since then no i.s.i.l. hold in iraq and syria has expanded so too have the number of britons traveling to fight with the group. the strike on raid khan will be seen as controversial not the least because of the gray area surrounding the legality of crossing the border and carrying out a strike in syria. emma hayward, al jazeera.
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>> eu says it will release almost $560 million in aid to help farmers feeling the pressure over low prices. scuferls broke out aprices. customs brokscuffles broke out s protested. jacky rowland has more from brussels. >> farmers have come from all over europe and brought their tractors into the center of brussels. in fact they are trying the turn the city into a kind of farmyard. if you have a look here there are bales of straw, even plastic cows to deliver the message that the price of milk is just too low. they say it costs them more to produce a liter of milk than it brings them on the marketplace. they are targeting the european
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ministers and hope the ministers will hear and react. >> still to come, a palestinian mother died after her 18 month old son died in an arson. and no laughing matter a comedian emerges as the front runner in guatemala's presidential election. >> the murder rate was sky high. >> this guy was the biggest in l.a. >> i was goin' through a million dollars worth of drugs every day - i liked it. it's hard to believe that a friend would set you up. people don't get federal life sentences... and beat them. >> they had been trafficking on behalf of the united states government. >> the cia admitted it.
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>> could normalization change cuba forever? >> i'm afraid for cuba. >> we ask cubans about their hopes and fears. >> i would love to see my business grow into a transnational company. >> welcome back. a reminder of the top stories on
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al jazeera. hundreds of refugees have broken through a police blockade. people trying oreach the eu via serbia. u.k. killed three members of i.s.i.l. on a drone strike in syria. two were british nationals. tear gas and water ca cannon brussels, more on our top story europe's refugee crisis. al jazeera has been speaking to refugees on the difficulties they face trying to move from austria and hungary. mohammed jamjoom joins those who managed to make the train journey to vienna. >> reporter: looking back on all they've survived it's clear the trauma won't be easy to
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overcome. parents may be the ones cradling their children but the fathers and mothers are obviously in need of as much comfort and compassion as their sons and daughters. i took my family out of iraq because i.s.i.l. was getting closer, nabil told me. how could we know we would be treated the way we were in hungary? as they travel away from nicholsdorf, we are in hell now we are in hfn. he tells me. they slammed the doors in our faces. they slammed their doors in the faces of all of syrians. allah, who fled war torn syria last month explains how he was never treated worst than he was this past week. >> translator: i swear to god
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hungary humiliated us. >> reporter: the refugees on board to the train to vienna, while relieved, thoroughly exhausted. all never would have believed that their journey to this point could have been so hard. >> for some though, moving ahead, allows them a moment or two to drop their guard. i didn't believe it at first when they told me we'd finally get on the train. i didn't believe it would happen but it did. my niece here said it's the first time she's seen me smile in 15 days. little amil echoes her uncle telling me just how happy she is. life got better for us she tells me. arriving in vienna, the refugees know the true healing has yet to begin. but this is as good a start as any. today they may have reached their destination unobstructed.
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but this journey is far from over. >> mohammed can join us live from vienna. mohammed i know you've been there since you arrived on that train from nicholsdorf, tell us what you have been seeing. >> felicity, it's quite a sight at the train station in vienna. as you saw on our report, every time a group of refugees arrive hereof, thehere, they are greeth applause. that is quite wonderful to hear. they are greeted with loud applause a large number of volunteers all smiling all welcoming them all telling them we have food and water for you, we're going to help you. there are signs all over this station today, in so many different languages, persian and
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arabic. it's just amazing to see. and the refugees that we've spoken with throughout the day have been so gratified to get that kind of treatment they feel so welcome right now. but i must add they are still concerned about the borders possibly closing again. you know there was a statement yesterday from the austrian chancellor saying austria has to go back to normality. we don't know at this stage but austrian police say they will not be closing the borders but will check to make sure human trafficking is not going on, there will be spot-checks. all that being said, there are concerns about refugees trapped on serbia's borders iraqi and syrian, they still have family members that are still tra pped itrappedin serbia, and no certan
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they will be r reyeund reyeunt . >> palestinian mother has died. scott heidler has the story. >> 80% of her body had third degree burns. she succumbed to these injuries, early monday morning. her body has been returned here. third member of the family died by the arson attack believed to be carried out by israeli settlers. her son died that evening then her husband died eight days after that attack and now five weeks later, she has died, and now the village is going to say good-bye.
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the family's oldest son ahmed is in hospital with severe burns. despite the ra tack the family is staying in duma. >> translator: these israelis will not terrify us. that's what they tried with this attack. we are staying here. we are not leaving. >> reporter: they're now burying her body. the same cemetery where her son was buried and her husband was buried just a few weeks ago. plnian officialpalestinian offis a terrorist attack. israeli police are not releasing any details into the investigation who's behind this that because there was a gag order. there could still be more attacks in this small village they are frayed. chad's former president hissene habre had to be dragged back into senegal for his trial.
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the 72-year-old was ma manhandl. al jazeera nicholas hak has immediate some of his alleged victims. >> rachel says she was gang raped as she watched her father being tortured and killed by chadian security forces. she was 19 years old. howa says she was abducted and used as a sex slave for chadian soldiers. she was 13. along with fatalityima and others, sh they want to tell thr stories, murder, torture starvation and imprisonment. 25 years later they are walking together into the chambers, to try crimes against humanity. former chad president hissene
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habre, they say he is responsible for the atrocities committed against him. >> translator: it is important for me to see habre, that he listen to what his men have done to us. >> the trial started in july but it was suddenly ground on the second day. -- adjourned on the second day. habre was escorted out of the tribunal calling it a masquerade he refused to recognize eg the court or the lawyers assigned to him. habre's wife feels he is not getting a fair trial. >> translator: when there's such political pressure to discredit habre, there is no justice, this trial is completely fabricated. >> when he was in office he had the support of france and the united states. he fled to senegal where he has
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lived in quiet life i. universal justice accessible to all . by giving a voice to the voiceless, this trial may bring an end to crimes committed on the continent that too long remain unpunished. brahim moaba and sakim say they speak for the tortured 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 hak, al jazeera, dacca.
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reunited nationsing families separated by war in the 1950s. red cross officials met in the border village of pan moon jan. >> translator: the state did not sever sacred family ties. i came here in sincere hope, that families living in the north can at least see my face in the village. >> guatemala is to hold a runoff election. three split the vote. unclear who jimmy morales will be up against next. daniel schwindler has the story in guatemala city.
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>> some call him the anti-politics politician. tv comedian jimmy morales untainted by political scandals. he finished ahead but not with the 50% needed to avoid runoff. he will face either manuel desson or former first lady, sandra torres. the people have chosen but have they chosen wisely? >> we guatemalans will be a lot wiser. hopefully, a lot better politicians in the next four years. >> reporter: the man they elected as their last president otto perez molina resigned last week and appears in court on tuesday to hear whether he will be tried for his connection to the massive corruption scandal.
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>> translator: i'm voting but at the same time, i don't agree with any of the proposals put forward by the candidates. but the people have spoken and have a much clearer idea of what democracy is. >> translator: the only thing my family asks is that the new president is not as bad as the last one. he damaged us, and i don't want that for my children or grandchildren. >> the new president will not take office until january. in the meantime, the country's being led by the interim leader, alexander maldonado. he will be tasked guiding guatemala out of the turmoil of the last few months. guatemala is still in crisis but many people here are hoping cleaner elections with all sides respecting the results and a judicial system fighting corruption and bringing politicians to court are signs that the country is moving forward. election result is a step towards greater stability.
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but guatemala remains full of surprises and uncertainty. daniel schwindler, al jazeera, guatemala city. >> and just time, to id remind you you can find most of these stories on it's not the verdict most expected, not the one that the al jazeera three and supporters wished for. the 3-year prison sentence handed down to mohamed fadel fahmy, peter greste and mohammed badr, and another six al jazeera journalists convicted in absentia. it was another twist. repeated postponements, charges