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♪ rebels release six hostages as u.n. backed talks try to enthe conflict in yemen with neighboring amman. ♪ hello, this is al jazeera live from doha and i'm adrian and 32 syrian civilians killed by government shelling as israel's leader flies to moscow to discuss israel's role in the war. victory for alexis tsipras as greece faces more belt tightening. >> and the emmy goes to. >> reporter: it's not called
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t.v.'s biggest night for nothing and we will take a look at the highlights from this year's emmy awards. ♪ amman negotiateed release of six hostages held by houthi rebels in yemen and flown to muskat where u.n. backed talks are held to try to end the conflict and houthis are planning a mass rally in sanaa to celebrate the first anniversary of the capture of the capitol and we report. >> reporter: caught in the cross fire, civilians seek shelters in the central city of thai where fighting has flared over the last few days. government troops backed by coalition forces are on the offensive in the province but progress is slow. >> translator: the terrain is not helpful at all. the houthis have minded most of
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the fields in this area so we are cautious and yemen's new army has not deployed all its units left. >> reporter: a year after rebels took over the capitol sanaa the leader remains defiant. >> translator: we are confident we will ultimately prevail, our people have defeated invaders in the past and we will do the same thing again, we will continue the fight until we liberate each and every inch of our country. >> reporter: the houthi leader seems to be willing to compromise, his group has freed three saudi hose adju hostages two americans with the help of oman and a senior houthi official and a close aid to former president saleh and he is trying to mediate a political settlement between yemen's warring factions but a peace deal may be a long way.
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the saudi-led coalition is pounding areas with another houthi stronghold and yemen's internationally recognized government says it will only join talks if houthis hand over weapons and withdraw from cities they have captured. al jazeera. al jazeera has been speaking to people living in yemen's capitol sanaa. here is one doctor story in his own words. >> translator: i used to lead a normal life, go to my work and private business. i'm a government employee and used to own a pharmaceutical company with my partner but with turmoil and war raging in the country most companies suffered great losses and my business went bankrupt and i'm not alone and this is the situation of most yemen and even the wealthy started to suffer and people wonder how we survive. my wife and i are lucky. we are government employees and have some income.
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others have nothing. our people have become victims and suffer from the humanitarian crisis and now we are trying to help our currenty because most people are not equipped to face this war. this lady for example has become like a dear mother to me. she and her family were forced to flee from thai as a result of the fierce fighting and heavy shelling adjust face hardship and have no money and have not been able to pay the rent for the last three months but we and the generous people here in sanaa are trying to give this dear mother a helping hand with her rent. i really feel for my people and my family who once had flourishing business and enough money and friends and overnight everything started fading away. greece's prime minister alexis tsipras has been handed a second mandate by voters and initially elected to oppose
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austerity measures but now they have required deals to keep greece in the ur euro zone and with the democracy party and more with greece's second city, the commercial hub of the country. >> reporter: opinion polls predicted that alexis tsipras and his party would come out with victory from the election but with a very limb margin and not such a clearcut majority but however the voters turn out is an important number in this election and the lowest since 1974 and probably has to do with the fact that many greeks say they are tired and they are disappointed and they say this is not the first election, not the last election and any way this time the mandate of whoever would win is quite clear. they need to get on with these austerity measures and reforms
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that need to be voted in parliament before the end of the year, some of the local reports here are saying that more than 120 reforms and bills need to be passed through parliament and certainly a lot of work ahead. every sector of this society is going to be touched by it with tough decisions to take with social security and pensions and when it comes to privatization for example of the reports, a long, long list that alexis tsipras has agreed upon when he signed the memorandum of understanding and now he needs to march on with it before the end of the year, for the third bailout to come true. at least 32 civilians are reported have been killed in syria in a government air strike in aleppo. the strike targeted a neighborhood market that is popular with locals, first responders are still working to
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retrieve the bodies in syria's second city and israel prime minute certain is in moscow to discuss security on the border with syria, and russia decision to have forces to bolster assad regime raised concerns for israelis and one is the possibility of weapons reaching fighters on the border with golan heights with i that seized from syria in 1967 and concerned about the possibility of its jets accidentally trading fire with war planes operating in the area and we will go live to moscow and al jazeera's peter sharp is there and president putin says russia's actions in the middle east will always be responsible. is that going to be enough to sway prime minister netanyahu? >> well, i think you can see how serious he is regarding the russian military build up in syria with who is tagging along on this meeting. he has the israeli army chief of staff and head of military intelligence and they will be
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talking to their opposite numbers in russia at the same time as putin and netanyahu are sitting down to try and workout this really vexing question of how can they avoid accidental exchange with the growing number of russian troops on the ground with the rush sun -- russian defense systems to threaten israeli jets and there is no indication that jerusalem thinks that russian is deliberately supplying arms to hezbollah but what they are saying is the situation is just so chaotic in syria that there could be a dangerous leakage of these cutting edge weapons and could end up with hezbollah and hezbollah has two russian types of missiles that are deployed in hezbollah positions and there is a worry that as these build up of arms continues that other groups could access the weapons
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that are coming in. >> what are relations like between israel and russia, are they fairly cordial and is it possible to strike a deal to avoid the kind of confusion they are talking about? >> i think they will. they will be talking professionally now between the armed forces representatives. i mean the netanyahu frequently calls putin and they have a decent relationship. israel does not see russia as a threat to the state of israel but it's obviously concerned about this considerably enhanced build up that president putin seems to have authorized in this proceeding with. >> peter many thanks and peter sharp live in moscow. iran is in compliance with the u.n. investigation into its nuclear program, that is according to the iaea's director general who is just ended a
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visit to iran, iaea inspectors visited the sensitive military facility outside the capital and it's the first time the agency had been able to visit the site and take environmental samples. eastern european ministers meeting only monday to try to overcome differences over the growing refugee crisis and thousands of refugees, many of them fleeing war are stuck between croatia and hungary and the government cannot seem to agree of what to do with them. the chaos prompted croatia to have a makeshift camp for people trapped on the border with serbia, some 27,000 have streamed into the country over the past six days and the new center is expected to register people and then arrange for their onward transport to western europe and hundreds more refugees boarding trains in the border town to take them to croatia, some of them were syrian earlier trying to force
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their way on to the packed carriages. thousands remain stuck at border crossings with little support from governments in the region slovenia developed an organized system for registering and lawrence lee reports now from the capitol. >> another dismal morning for refugees on the border with slovenia and men left here and separated from their families who had already been moved on without them and feels like the usual chaos. >> translator: somebody speak today and go to slovenia and we don't believe them. >> reporter: over the border things are very, very different. off the buses orderly crews of the slovenia registration center and there are betz here, plenty of food and medical facilities to care for this little child
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suffering from dehydration. the government said on sunday it was being give own more funding from the european commission that places like this on the assumption they will continue to have to cleanup the mess. >> translator: we are trying to go through these procedures in the most organized way and the best interest of the migrants and i hope we will be able to fulfill this task to the last migrant that comes to slovenia. >> reporter: the refugees who are successfully processed then end up in places like this, a disused hotel on the border with austria, police are around but no restrictions on movement at all, this mom from syria couldn't stop smiling, she was that much closer to germany and nobody in the way. and here in slovenia it's good? >> good, very good. >> reporter: capitol asylum center are free if they wish, simply jump on a train with anybody else but it's a change from having to push your
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children through the window. budapest train station of course the hungarian tried and failed to force the refugees to stay in one place and serbia and croatia resorted to piling people on to buses and dumping them at the next available border, the contrast here couldn't be any more stark and not a police officer in sight and means a refugee who has made it this far has almost got there. they have not had to deal with really big numbers but they probably will. for once it looks like a country with a system offering a taste of freedom. lawrence lee, al jazeera, slovenia. just ahead here on al jazeera pushed out of somalia and el shabab is reporting on the front line and an age old problem how the elderly people are putting stress on the economy in even the smallest of
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>> al jazeera america, weekday mornings. catch up on what happened overnight with a full morning brief. get a first hand look with in-depth reports and investigations. start weekday mornings with al jazeera america. open your eyes to a world in motion. top stories on al jazeera a man negotiated the release of six hostages held by houthi rebels in yemen and two saudi arabia and two americans and britain arrived in amman capitol where u.n. talks are being held to try to end the fighting in yemen. at least 32 civilians have been killed in syria in a government air strike in the second city aleppo in the northwest. the strike targeted a neighborhood market and meanwhile israel's prime minister is heading to moscow to
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discuss security on the border with syria and greece's prime minister alexis tsipras has been handed a second mandate by voters and they won more than 35% of votes in sunday's snap election. the somali based el shabab group have spread northwards to set up to the mountains and as mohamed reports now leaders there are asking for help to drive out the rebels. >> reporter: the rugged mountains of somalia are the front line against el shabab. here armed forces and engaging members of the group have been holding out here for several years. [gunfi [gunfire] somalia have seen dozens of their fighters heading north. >> translator: el shabab left
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here about 300, they are more or less on the run as we have out numbered there and are in small groups and we have frequent clashes with them. >> reporter: these men know they can be ambushed at any moment and fire probing shots and getting no response they move forward. the president says these forces have been left to their own devises and need more arms and ammunition. >> we are alone fighting with no help unlike other part of the country and this is unfair with the new addition of security threats from yemen it's still we will have support from the international community. >> reporter: make for slow progress but there have been successes and this is the town and until recently it was an important base for el shabab malitias and it's now under the control of the forces. and being deserted more than four years life is returning to
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the town as more of its residents return to their homes, it was a strategic height of el shabab and a base where they received shipments from neighboring yemen. the town is heavily militarized and presence of the soldiers is not enough for reassure residents of safety and she covered her face before talking to us. >> translator: life in this town is not what it used to be, most people are still displaced and we have for schools for the kids and our farms are only source of livelihood have been destroyed. [gunfire] forces about to continue their offensive and will not rest until el shabab are defeated and they know it will be a very slow process. may home with al jazeera, mountains in somalia. thousands of anti-government protesters returned to the streets of beirut demanding an end to the rubbish crisis there. activists broke through police
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lines to rush to the lebanese parliament and blocked by security forces and protests against the government began to months ago when a landfill site was closed and rubbish began to pile up on the streets. now senior citizens being celebrated in japan, monday was national holiday called respect for the aged day when many communities honor their elders with parties and gifts but some of those gifts won't be as expensive in the future because of japan's rapidly aging population and rob mcbride explains. >> reporter: at her home in the suburb of tokyo centenarian gets a special visit and the message of greeting from the district's mayor. she knows the formula for long life. >> translator: always be cheerful, from the moment i get up i'm always busy and cannot stay still.
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>> reporter: like every senior who turns 100 she also gets a special edition silver saki cup but the growing number of centenarians means japan is looking at using cheaper metals in the future because of the cost. this one district alone has 58 people turning 100 this year. >> translator: our welfare team looks after their health and also makes sure they get out and join activities so we provide transport and facilities. >> reporter: increasingly this is a society being geared to the needs of the elderly. whether it's a shortage of nursing homes or statistics like the number of juvenile criminals being over taken by older criminals for the first time each day seems to bring japan a new twist in its aging population problem looking for a solution. she doesn't have to worry but sadly for future centenarians the solution will be a
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commemorative gift a little less special. rob mcbride, al jazeera, tokyo. the cabinet of new australian prime minister has been sworn in, five of the cabinet ministers are women, more than double in the cabinet in the former prime minister tony abbot and abbot was forced to quit in a contest last week and several of abbot suppoesupee been replaced in the new line up. argentina going to great lengths to get ahead in next month's general election and travelling deep in forests to connect to voters from indigenous communities and we report from the northern province of chako. >> reporter: catalina lives in what is left of the forest in chako and belonging to the indigenous community and says she is tired of politicians promising change. >> translator: yesterday they came and promised us housing if
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we voted for the ruling party. but i not doing that anymore. they promised us water, a house but they always forget about it. >> reporter: even though many here have benefitted from housing programs until now catalina has not, she is an example of a way of doing politics in northern argentina. we visited the area during local elections, political parties picked up members of the tribes to cast their ballots and live deep in the forest and once they arrive at the party office they are given a ballot and a ticket to get a sandwich. >> translator: once people vote they come here and get a sandwich. >> reporter: the ruling party and the opposition play the same game, the difference is that one has more resources than the other. national elections are only one month away and that is why we do politicians in places like this with the most vulnerable in the country leave and come under
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scrutiny because it could have an impact in october's results. on the day's previous to the elections we saw how members of the ruling party gave away bags of food. and says that it takes away people's dignity. >> translator: it's always been like this. the fight of political parties, there is 99 communities in this area and every four years politicians come to get people's votes. >> reporter: indigenous groups in this part of the country are the poorest in argentina. many are loyal to the government of kristina kirchner and have programs like cash handouts that helped many here. >> translator: sometimes my grandchildren cry because we have nothing to eat, we have no water here, there are no rivers, they only come to us at election time. >> reporter: because an election day at least everyone's vote counts, al jazeera, chako,
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argentina. pope francis met the president castro for appeal to accept differences and roman catholic celebrated mass attended by thousands in revolution square, from havana lucille reports. >> reporter: pope francis listened carefully as a young man addressed him on behalf of cuba youth and many abandon the country in search of a different life. >> translator: we the youth are united in the hope of a future that brings profound change to cuba, a country that can welcome all its children regardless of the way they think. >> reporter: it gave pope francis his cue to again appeal for the acceptance of people's differences in cuba, a one-party communist state where organized opposition is not tolerated. >> translator: it destroys a family and destroys a country and it destroys the world. and today we see the world as destroying itself because it is
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incapable of sitting down and talking. >> reporter: here in cuba pope francis is on a peace mission calling for a breakthrough in the painfully slow peace talks being held in havana between columbia government and farc rebel leaders to end 50 years of armed conflict. >> translator: please, we have no right to allow ourselves to fail again in this task for peace and reconciliation. >> reporter: indeed he has made reconciliation his overriding theme here. francis is the third pope to address the cuban people from this plaza in less than 20 years, something the vatican acknowledging as exceptional but justified because of the role the pope made at helping to reestablish diplomatic ties between cuba and the united states, the pope wants to use his influence to advance that normalization process and in that context his trip from here directly to washington is significant. tens of thousands of believers
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and nonbelievers attended the spash -- spanish speaking air mass in the revolution three tried to reach the pope-mobile throwing leaflets as they were taken away by security agents and after the mass the pope mess with president and cuban leader fidel-castro and close members of his family followed by a visit by the president castro and he and the hope see eye to eye on social justice and share capitalism but the pope is no communist, service is never ideological, we serve people and not ideas, havana. finally to los angeles in this year's record-breaking emmy awards dominated by, of course, game of thrones, the hugely
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popular medieval fantasy won outstanding t.v. drama series for the first time along with -- 11 other awards and al jazeera's gerald tan reports. >> reporter: davis, how to get get away with murder. loves history and 67th emmy awards broke a barrier honoring the first black woman with out standing actress in a drama series. >> let me tell you something, the only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity. [cheers and applause] it was a sweet victory for the epic game of thrones with 12 prizes in total including outstanding drama series. >> my silent days were interesting. >> reporter: the show now holds the record for the most t.v.
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academy awards in a single year surpassing the west wing. >> thanks hbo in believing in dragons and thank you. >> thank you all for watching. >> reporter: there was the usual humor, like this from four time out standing winner julia louis-dreyfus. >> what a great honor it must be for you to honor me tonight. [laughter] oh, wait, oh, no, no, no i'm so sorry, donald trump said that, i'm sorry. [laughter] and the leading actor johnham went home with his first trophy after eight nominations for the role and john stewart wrapped up comedy central with the daily show with an emmy with an outstanding talk series and left the show in august after
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historic 16-year run marked by multiple awards. >> thank you so very much. you will never have to see me again, thank you. [applause] gerald tan, al jazeera. much more real news from al jazeera along with analysis, comments on loads of video links to some of our programs too right there on the front page at our website at al >> saying mass with a message for the cuban people, pope francis east of havana after meeting the castro brothers. >> dozens of homes destroyed in california as wildfires threaten thousands more. >> there is little relief in sight. >> another presidential candidate gets in trouble