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this is al jazeera. welcome to the news hour live from london. coming up in the next 60 minutes. israel's cabinet meets after two are killed in a crackdown. nato calls on russia to keep out of turkey's air space as the attacks on syrian opposition targets continue. the charity calls this a war crime. now the u.s. says afghan forces
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were in the clinic on kunduz. 12 nations from both sides of the pacific reach a new trade deal covering 40% of the world's economy. i'm robin adams. all the sports are live from doha. also coming up on the program with brendan rodgers shown the door at liverpool, will they lay out the welcome mat? hello. israel's cabinet has been meeting to discuss continuing tension and violence over access to jerusalem's holy sites. a 13-year-old palestinian boy was shot dead during fighting with israeli security forces. as protests continue in the occupied west bank. four israelis have been killed in the past five days. mike hannah has more from west jerusalem.
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>> reporter: a 13-year-old boy shot in another clark between demonstrators and the israeli army in the occupied west bank. he died while receiving treatment in hospital. the army says its investigating the circumstances of the death. in the village the funeral of an 18-year-old. he was shot dead by israeli soldiers during clashes on sunday, according to palestinian police. >> translator: it's not the first and he won't be the last martyr. he died for the sake of the homeland, the people and the national unity. >> reporter: in addition to the deaths, the red crescent says one over 400 have been wounded by israeli forces in the last five days. they announced they captured five palestinians responsible for the shooting two settlers last week. the shootings sparked off a massive army operation in the
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west bank. this is what israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu had to say. >> translator: i want to praise the security forces who solved the horrible murder and quickly caught the murderers that shot two israelis last thursday. we're deploying a hef hand against terrorism and also against the authorities. >> reporter: some israelis continue to insist the prime minister is not doing enough. members of a right wing group gather outside damascus gate in east jerusalem shouting insults at passing palestinians and threatening to burn arab homes. three are arrested by police, and the rest dispersed, but a reminder that passions are running high on all sides. mike hannah, al jazeera, west jerusalem. >> gail hoffman is the chief political correspondent from the jerusalem post and joining us live. thanks for being with us on the program. the israeli cabinet has been meeting this evening to discuss the situation. do we know what, if anything,
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has been decided? >> reporter: well, it looks like the decisions really were made by the prime minister and defense minister in this meeting is intended to allow right wing ministers to claim that netanyahu is not doing enough, and for him to ask them to stop being looking at by the israeli media. the people of israel are complaining that netanyahu hasn't taken enough of a hard line. there's a protest outside his office right now of protesters on the right. there were protesters outside his home yesterday from the left also urging him to take more action. so all the urging that there have been a serious military operation for wide-scale building in the west bank as a responsibility to the palestinian terror will apparently be met with a no. >> he's under pressure, as you say, by the right wingers to do more.
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one of the things he did was close off the old city to palestinians for two days, but that simply exacerbated and worsened the situation, hasn't it, and increased tensions? >> the goal of it was to end the situation where there was violence nonstop in the old city. this holiday took place over the last week, and today was the culmination of that. by closing off the old city, perhaps lives were saved as difficult as that was. >> the problem with it, of course, is palestinians fear that the israeli government want to further limit the access to al asqa mosque and they fear tighter restrictions. that's part of the reason for the demonstrations we've seen. >> what happened wasless al anqu that are not in israel but qatar
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for instance and others who fund terror attacks around the world who encouraged violence from the temple mount. a holy site was desecrated by muslim activists who used it to attack jewish worships, and that's really escalated. the security cabinet, from what i understand, is the calm will be met with calm, and that's what israel wants. >> there's a lot of speculation mountain media, both the palestinian and israeli media, that we're on the verge of something quite big now. that the tensions have risen so much that we could be on the verge of a palestinian uprising. >> reporter: so i can tell you that security officials were quoted on israeli television today explaining why they don't think that that will happen. what was called a first and second were orchestrated attempts by the palestinian leadership to create an uprise by their own people for
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political gain, and both failed miserably and did not help the palestinian people at all. abbas is still in power, although he's quite weak. he unfortunately has incited more than kept calm, but it's not a serious attempt at creating violence as was ton by his predecessor. >> isn't there a fear, though, that as you say abbas is being under pressure for some of his own people that eventually he might step aside, and he could eventual end up dismantling the palestinian authority and then that, if he's under that much pressure, then that would lead to a big uprising. >> dismantling the palestinian authority means chaos, because it is israel through the palestine authority that keeps abbas in power and keeps calm as much as possible and keeps the west bank running better than arab countries surrounding it.
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>> of course, it's because abbas does cooperate in security matters with israel. it's because of that that some of ms. people say you cooperated to a certain extent but got nothing in return, and that is why they're so angry with him. >> that is correct. because of that there were fears at the united nations this would be the bombshell. not dropping a bombshell and it's up to israel and abbas to work together to bring the calm that serves the people of israel and palestinian people better than anyone else. >> gil hoffman, thank you for joining us from west jerusalem. thank you. >> thank you. now, nato has called on russia to stop violating turkish air space and to explain its actions following an incursion by a russian fighter jet. it's also told it to stop attacking opposition groups in syria. the united states is warning russia its actions risk provoking a serious escalation of the syrian crisis. we have more from moscow.
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>> reporter: this is the latest russian defense ministry footage of its planes returning from air strikes in syria. the grainy, silent black and white blooms are bombing successfully hitting targets new homs and idlib. unsurprisingly what we haven't seen footage of yet is the violation saturday of turkish air space by russian airplanes. turkey summoned russia's am bass for to protest. >> translator: what we have received from russia this morning is this was a mistake, that they respect turkey's borders and this will not happen again. the rules of engagement apply to all planes. turkey's armed forces are clearly instructions. >> reporter: diplomatic language from the prime minister was
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clear, they could be shot down if they repeat the mistake. turkey is a member of the alliance and the ambassadors for 28 nato countries were assembled for an extraordinary meeting on montt. allies strongly protest these violations turkish sovereign air space and condemn these violations of nato air space. allies also note the extreme danger much such irresponsible behavior. they call on the russian federation to cease and diagnosis and explain the violations. nato said russian plays should top attacks syrian opposition fighters and civilians and focus on fighting isil, a criticism of russia's general role in syria not just the turkish air space incident. moscow doesn't make the same distinctions as the west. while washington and its regional allies equip and train groups they see as moderate alternatives to isil, russia's leadership seeing the whole lot as terrorists and moscow says
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it's prepared to protect it's ali bashar al agos sad against all the enemies. the skies above syria are increasingly crowded. the u.s., turkey, saudi arabia, canada, qatar, united arab emirates, jordan and bahrain have all thrown in recent months. russi russian's foreign minister suggested cooperation with the united states on the bombing missions. >> translator: we spoke about the need in the near future for additional, direct contact between the militaries. our american colleagues promised to give quick answers to these offers. i think that soon we should receive this. >> reporter: without cooperation, the risk of a serious confrontation only increases. unless the u.s.-led coalition or russia compromises on its syrian objectives, it's difficult to see how they can stay out of each other's way. turkey has reported that a russian war plane violated air space for a second time on
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sunday. they have again summoned moscow's ambassador. rebel groups in syria have called on regional states to forge an alliance against russia and iran in the country. it consists of 41 groups including the free syrian army. from beirut we have the report. >> reporter: the russian military has been targeting the northern countryside of homs since the first day of its intervention in syria. the syrian army says this is part of a military campaign to recapture the region. syrian military sources say the air strikes are weakening defenses before a ground assault begins. isil is not present in this corner of syria. that is why the opposition believes russia's objective is to help the government change the balance of power on the ground. >> translator: we are the free syrian army, the closest isil base is 60 kilomeres from here. we are people from the area not linked to isil or others.
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>> reporter: many of the rebels there still fight under the banner the free syrian army. they announced a joint military operations room to confront what they call the russian aggression. among their partners, al nusra front. the opposition said al nusra's allegiance to al qaeda is used by the syrian and russian governments to justify their attacks. >> translator: nusra is all over syria, not just homs. the group has good relations with other brigades and the people because it's fighting the regime. they're using nusra's presence as an excuse to kill civilians and fight the opposition. >> reporter: civilians have been killed in the recent strikes. the northern country side of homs is the only rebel-controlled territory in the province which is important to the government's control of western syria. while russian strikes tarlth isil positions, the majority hit the opposition rebels who were
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advancing. syrian military sources call that corner of syria an al qaeda-controlled territory, and russian officials made it clear that isil is not the only target in their aerial campaign. president putin himself said nusra is on the list. al nusra front is one of the most powerful opposition groups. the u.s. considers it a terrorist organization and has targeted groups affiliated with in syria. >> translator: honestly speaking i haven't heard about the plans to counter our work in syria on the part of the u.s. or anybody else. >> reporter: the u.s. may have protest upped against russian's air strikes but some are concerned that the two powers may have more in common than thought. al jazeera, beirut. >> joining us now live from washington, d.c. is michael kaufmann. he's a scholar at the cannon institute, a think tank for the study of russia. thanks for being with us on the program. i want to return now to the russian incursion into turkish air space. a lot of debate around at the
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moment about whether it was deliberate or not, a way of testing turkey and nato. what do you think? >> i think more than likely it was deliberate. i mean, there's a possibility that these accidents do happen. russia is flying in syrian air space, but i don't think it was by chance. i think it was intentional. i think they were looking to see what nato's reaction would be and turkey's reaction would be and sending a mess badge back pressuring the west to see if they wanted to engage further with the coordination contacts and kind of showing what would happen if there wasn't closer cooperation. >> how strong do you think nato's reaction to this has been? >> oh, i think nato had a very strong reaction. you know, there was a gathering of nato ambassadors today in brussels and the secretary-general of nato sfoek and showed robust support for turkey. nato's attempt is to demonstrate to russia that turkey will not
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be bullied. they don't want these incidents to happen again. my sense from russia is this is very calculated violation of air space. >> how much of a threat then is this, and was it a risk by russia? is it a threat to russian/turkish relations? >> no. i don't think so. you know, here's the thing. unlike a lot of other countries in the middle east, russia has a robust relationship with turkey at many levels, economic, political, cultural and they're involved in security issues in caucuses. it has a lot more depth to it the biggest issue is syria and their policy on syria. i think the turks clearly are very frustrated with russia's interventions. it ruins policy in syria and some from the united states. that being said, i don't think the violation of air space was meant to plunge the relationship even further. hopefully for now they're just playing games. >> russia's intervention in
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syria has certainly made it even more of a complex crisis situation in that country. i'm wondering whether you think that means a political solution in syria is now even further away because of what russia has done. >> yeah. i mean, absolutely, at least for the time being. would it force turkey, saudi arabia and the united states and other actors in syria to do is to reassess what the plan and strategy for syria should be, right? i don't think we were approaching a local solution in syria in the next coming couple of months. fundamentally yes, russia is backing this regime in the syrian army, of course. but the majority force right now in syria is the islamic state or the al nusra front which is an al qaeda group. assad would lose, and those groups would win. >> one other thought about russia taking an interest and an
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intervention in syria is perhaps he will have an influence on what assad does next and perhaps could in some way soften him up to realize that he's going to have to leave. how likely is russia to do that, bearing in mind what would be left behind is a power vacuum? >> i don't know. i think you're absolutely right. one of the challenges between russia and the west has been for a long time is the west said assad must go. russia is not in power to make assad leave if they want them to leave. russia is a better position to determine the fate of syria, and it changes things quite a bit. frankly russia is not personally attached to assad. that's clear. russia beliefs that the syrian army and syrian state, whoever leads it, is the way forward in syria. that's the core of their position. in the long term russia is a place where it could affect
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regime change in syria. it could agree to a transition away from assad and force them to do it. before frankly it couldn't. >> really interesting to talk to you. michael kaufmann live from washington, d.c. thanks. >> my pleasure. still to come on this al jazeera news hour, houthi supporters rally in yemen's capital as government troops advance towards sanaa. goodwill gesture? north korea releases a south korean student who has been detained for illegally crossing a border. in sports cricket in the dark as the bangladeshi player faces jail after being charged with torturing a child. first, though, the charity doctors without borders or msa has called for a full, transparent, independent investigation into a u.s. air
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strike that hit a medical clinic in afghanistan on saturday killing 22 people. the charity has criticized the u.s. for discrepancies in describing the incident and have accused them of passing responsibility to the afghan government. al jazeera's rosalynn jordan has more from washington, d.c. >> reporter: the u.s. is having trouble explaining how and why it bombed a charity hospital in kunduz, afghanistan on saturday. at first military leaders said u.s. troops near the doctors without borders trauma center were under attack from the taliban and called in a gun ship for help. on monday the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan said that wasn't the case at all. >> afghan forces advised that they were taking fire from enemy positions and asked for air support from u.s. forces. an air strike was called to eliminate the taliban threat and several civilians were accidentally struck. this is different from the initial reports. >> reporter: 22 people were killed including 12 hospital workers and 3 children.
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doctors without borders accused the u.s. of trying to escape responsibility. >> it goes from collateral damage to a tragic incident and now we hear pushing the responsibility to the afghan government. whereas, we now know that it's the u.s. military who dropped the bomb that hit a full-functioning hospital. >> reporter: the hospital was open in kunduz since august 2011, and officials are demanding an independent investigation. earlier on monday, the u.s. defense secretary offered this. >> we've been in touch with them to assure them that a full and transparent investigation will be held. >> reporter: u.s. pilots in afghanistan can only fire to protect troops on the ground, and the afghans can only call in cover when they're in danger of being overrun by the enemy. military officials in washington won't say why the afghans asked for air strikes. at any rate analysts say it's not clear the afghan troops are
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capable of depending their country on their own. >> we train them largely to be a checkpoint force. that is, to man checkpoints and stop cars and stop people and search them and talk to them and see what's going on and provide security just by sort of being there in the area. now the international troops are withdrawn from most of the country, and the afghan national security forces maybe don't have the skills and capabilities that they need to actually engage in combined arms, light infantry warfare. >> general campbell can expect many more questions about the hospital bombing when he testifies before congress on tuesday. some may argue this is all the more reason the u.s. should leave afghanistan in 2016. others might argue this is all the more reason why the u.s. should stay, because the afghans need all the help they can get keeping their country ouft of the hands of the taliban. rosalynn jordan, al jazeera, washington. the free trade area in the world has created after 12 countries signed the trans
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pacific partnership. the deal will lower tariffs and set common standards for the economies involved. >> reporter: after countless meetings across the globe, trade ministers emerged after several delays. >> we have successfully concluded the trans pacific partnership. >> reporter: a deal if implemented would impact a huge population, 12 nations tied together in a free trade deal impacting much of what their people buy or sell or from cars to computers, from medicine to meat. just how industries will be impacted is still unknown. the exact details are still secret. the text will not be released for weeks, but critics it of the tpp and there are plenty of those say this is a horrible deal for average people. >> so i think no matter what happens, it's clear that this agreement is going to put downward pressure on the wages of working americans. i think it's also quite likely to result in a significant job losses as well.
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that's really a secondary concern. the primary effect is on wages. >> reporter: the obama administration is defending deal arguing it will improve labor law banning child labor, demanding a minimum wage and ail lough unions to form. they say it will increase nand for american products. >> this enhances opportunity for american businesses and american workers just to give you some examples, american poultry in some of these countries is taxed up to 40%. american soybeans are taxed at 35%. these are all tariffs slashed, if not eliminated. >> reporter: now the agreement goes to the respective parliament. the u.s. congress can say yes or no but can't make changes to it. typical allies of the president promise to push hard against it, and this is going to happen in an election year meaning the president is in for a tough fight, one he himself has said he's not hur he can win. patty culhane, al jazeera, washington. >> we have more from manila what
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the deal means for economies in the asia-pacific region. >> reporter: the four southeast asian countries involved in the tpp negotiations, brunei, malaysian, philippines and singapore are state centered economies. once the tpp is ratified, it will bring significant financial and social reform to these countries. the communist party of vietnam, which rules at the moment, actually controlling much of the export industry. they have to look into privatizing more and more of as part of the tpp. aside from that, other asian nations already see this as a good thing and expressing interest in engining an expanded version, the philippines and korean among them. all in all it is being seen in this region as a way by which the united states is slightly forcing the hand of china to join up. basically it's going to have to match the standards of the common trade area if at the
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present times to play ball with the rest of the asia-pacific. let's go to canada and speak to daniel lackey from toronto. what sort of reaction is there in canada to this historic agreement? >> reporter: well, that's exactly the world that candidate's primary stephen harper used when he announced the deal local time. he said it was a history opportunity for the canadian economy. it would be a huge step forward. we just had to get on this particular bandwagon, he said, and he's at the head of a free trade in government. they sooned quite a few of deals mostly bilateral since they came to power nine years ago. he's also running for re-election at the moment. canada's voting day is about two weeks away, so this is bound to be something to hear about a lot in the coming days. there are plenty of critics as patty culhane was reporting. unions don't like aspects of this. here in canada, the auto business is impacted by this somehow, possibly thousands of jobs going. also, the farming sector.
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while many canadian farmers will benefit from access to asian markets, in kurn canada's terry industry heavily, heavily protected is going to to willsen in and let in more milk and other products from the united states, new zealand and so on. lots to talk about here and lots more details to come out. right now we're really digesting the news and getting the information like everyone else in the region. >> you mentioned there's an upcoming election in canada. how much of an issue is it likely to be and what will be the key subjects? >> reporter: this is an election very close between the three main parties, and finally we have an issue that divides at least two of them. the prime minister as i mentioned is a huge supporter of this. his government negotiated canada's side, while the main left of center opposition which represents a lot of farmers and unionized workers says it doesn't like the deal. it's a secret deal it says bad for canada, and they may just tear it up. they're not going to take it to
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parliament for ratification after the election day in two weeks' time. the other party and all three are neck and neck same the same hinge. it's a secret deal pro trade but they will ratify it. it gives the canadian public a look into a hugely complicated and largely if not secret thn private negotiating process. >> it certainly has. daniel in toronto. thank you. still ahead on the program, political prisoners or coup planners? angola's government is pressured to explain why it jailed 15 men. plus. >> i'm jonah hall in a serbian town on the well trodden route overrun with refugees after europe asks turkey for help. and we'll tell you why a special guest in the locker room helped argentina's rugby team party like it's 1986 all over again.
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hour. a reminor of the top stories. a 13-year-old palestinian boy has been so the dead during fighting with israeli security forces in the occupied west bank. nato has called on russia to cease violations of turkish air space and immediately explain itself following an incursion by a russian jet. rebel groups in syria have called on regional states to forge an alliance against russia and iran within the country. turkey's president has been meeting eu leaders in brussels with the refugee crisis high on the agenda. he's accused europe of double-standards in its policy on the current exodus across the continent. we have the latest from southern serbia, which is one of the major transit points for refugees heading to western europe. >> reporter: this serbian town is one of several on the well-trodden route in europe.
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most crossed the sea from turkey, which is why european union officials in brussels are keen to enlist the help of the turkish president. they want him to improve conditions for the up to 2 million refugees thought to be living in turkey to allow them to work to dissuede them from making this perilous exodus. turkey took the moral high ground hinting that accelerated steps towards eu exsession might be the price for its help. >> translator: for more than four years turkey has been opening doors to people flees conflict in syria and iraq providing support and care at the highest levels. now we see more recently eu countries coming face-to-face with asylum psychers from syria. they're a common poechl across europe. >> reporter: at the refusee prosing center they give papers to 4,000 people a day putting them straight on buses to
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croatia where they'll become someone else's problem. how long have you been in this queue? >> three days. >> days with your family? >> yes, in the street. >> do you think many more people are waiting to make this journey, the same journey you are making? >> of course. everyone wants to escape from the war there. >> reporter: some countries like serbia here, macedonia, greece have improved their reception facilities so much that they're now able to push people very quickly up the line. others like hungary are in open revolt, rejecting an eu compulsory resettlement plan that is itself wholly inadequate to cope with neez numbers anyway. it may not be pleasant, but it's a system and it's working. the capacity of germany, where many of these people want to go, is not infinite. seeking turkey's help is a desperate measure as this crisis tests to the limit the very unity upon which the european
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union was founded. jonah hall, al jazeera, serbia. the bodies of almost 100 refugees have been discovered washed up on beaches in western libya. the libyan red crescent says 85 were found close to the capital of tripoli and at least ten more 50 kilometers west. it's a major departure point hoping to take refugees north to europe. there have been three car bombings in iraq killing at least 57 people, one attack happened in the town of hollis northeast of baghdad. the explosion went off in a crowded marketplace. the second blast was at a market. iraqi police say there was another explosion on the northern outskirts of baghdad. parts of baghdad's heavy fortified green zone have been re-opened to the public. it's largely off limits to iraqis since the u.s.-led invasion of the country in 2003. al jazeera has more now from
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baghdad. >> reporter: it would have been unthinkable just a few days ago to see traffic movely freely down this road. since sunday parts of baghdad's heavy fortified green zone have been open to the public. the decision was announced by the prime minister and is seen as part of attempts by the government to address growing public anger over security, corruption, and poor public services. we're told that the green zone or international zone as officially known has been closed to most iraqi citizens after the 2003 u.s.-led invasion, it was turned into the administrative headquarters for coalition forces. today it's still surrounded by concrete blast walls, barbed wires and heavily guarded checkpoints. it contains a number of foreign embassies and fwovt homes and the luxury homes of senior iraqi officials, which is why for many it symbolizes the disconnect
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between the leadership and people. >> this move won't last long. we may as well enjoy it while it can, but it will add a lot of traffic to the main checkpoint because there will be more searches. trust me, this will be shut down soon. >> reporter: the easing of some restrictions inside the green zone is surprising to many here. over the years it has been a frequent target for bombings and rockets. it also comes at a time when the overall security across baghdad and the parts of iraq under government control continue to decline. in recent months shia militias are accused of abducts and killing sunni civilian men. they're accused by human rights groups of committing major abuses including possible war crimes. >> translator: there has been a growing number of kidnappings. it's a clean indication that the government isn't in cell of these armed fwrups. there are countless checkpoints across iraq and the people are
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wondering what the exact role of these checkpoints are. >> reporter: most iraqis are skeptical of the easing of restrictions into the green zone saying it's another example of the prime minister promising change and offering very little. until he deals with issues like government corruption for public services and very serious allegations of human rights violations, the opening of a few roads into the green zone won't calm their anger. al jazeera, baghdad. in yemen government troops are pushing towards the capital of sanaa still under the control of houthi rebels. as the fighting continues, living conditions are getting worse fon millions of yemenese. we have the report. >> reporter: united against the saudi-led air strikes in yemen. these are supporters of the shia houthi rebels near the capital of sanaa. they say the international
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community has failed the yemeni people. >> translator: we came out to condemn the united nations and the human rights for the children and women that have been killed in the war. where are their roights? it's just water on paper and not ink. there's no justification for attacks that only target women and children. >> reporter: yemen has been gripped by violence for months. life for millions has become tough. there are shortages of water, food, fuel and medicine across the country. >> translator: we are not getting enough cooking gas. there are 5,000 families in this neighborhood, and they give up 200 barrels of gas. what can we do with that? we're going to fight over them. we're running out of cooking gas and living conditions are very difficult. >> reporter: many gas stations in sanaa are out of service. for the time being, families have no option but to burn wood to cook meals.
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yemen's humanitarian situation is getting worse every day. on the ground government troops backed by coalition forces are on the offensive. they say recapturing the entire province is just a matter of time. >> translator: thank god we secured the road and people are muaying along without coming under fire. all is going well. >> reporter: thousands have been killed since the start of war in yemen. the united states has called on all sides to end the violence and find a political way out. the warring factions remain divided, determined to continue the fight. kenyan teachers have suspended a five-week strike after a labor court ordered them to return to work. the salaries from september were with withheld. the unions will resume the
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strike if talks collapse. they refused to follow a supreme court order to raise salaries by 50%. angola's government is under pressure to explain why it jailed 15 nen in june. rights group say the men are prisoners of conscience, but the government says thrp planning a coup. barnaby phillips reports. >> reporter: 15 young men, more than 100 days in prison and no charges against them. they include activists who have been protesting for years against what they say is a lack of democratic freedom in angola. they were arrested in june when, according to friends, they gathered to discuss a book about peaceful protests against repressive regimes. many of them spent weeks in solitary confinement. angola is led by president santos. he's been in charge since 1979. his government says the men now in prison were planning a coup,
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and the attorney general told state media he's preparing a case against them. >> translator: they were carrying out acts which could have been preparation for the overthrow of the legitimately elected government. >> reporter: families of the detainees have tried to stage demonstrations. some of these have been broken up by the police. in angola in theory the constitution guarantees democratic freedoms. in practice, it takes courage to protest. >> freedom of expression, assembly association, all of that is carteled in angola. what these young people were trying to do is exercise those freedoms. unfortunately, that has been curtailed, so we're reallying calling on the authorities in angola to rehess them or bring them before a competent court to try them. >> reporter: angola is a country of great contrasts. one of africa's leading oil
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producers where a few enjoy fabulous wealth but most live in squalor. the fall in oil prices has hurt the economy, and according to opposition groups made the government less tolerant of dissenting voices. >> translator: . >> on social media families and friends of detainees are speaking out. increasingly anxious they feel they have no choice. barnaby phillips, al jazeera. mexican rescue teams arrived to help search for hundreds of people buried in a landslide that swallowed part of a town in guatemala. torrential rains triggered the bad weather on thursday. at least 131 people have died and hundreds more are still missing. in the u.s. 11 people have died in south and north carolina because of severe flooding. officials are following a wave of floodwater as it moves across the state to the coast. there are likely to be more vac vaguses or road closures. more than 40,000 have no matter and 26,000 have no power.
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a flash flood on the french riviera killed at least 19 people. the french government declared a natural disaster in the southeastern region. up to 5,000 homes are without electricity on monday with as many as 70,000 suffering blackouts on sunday. the french president pledged relief payments to help cover damage within three months. north korea says it has released a south korean student. moon was detained after he crossed the border between north korea and china earlier this year. pyongyang says the crossing was illegal. harry fossett is in seoul with more details. >> reporter: more than five months after he crossed into north korea over the border with china, moon stepped across its southern frontier in the demilitarized zone. the 21-year-old new york university student spent the intervening period as a prisoner awaiting a ruling on his fate. his return doesn't mean instant freedom. first is questioning by the intelligence agency.
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it's against south korean law to enter the north without informing the government. it's five days before a huge military parade is due to pyongyang marking the 70th anniversary of the foundation of the working rulers party. there's sebbing lags north korea might fire the moment by firing a long rage rocket, although there's no reported evidence of preparations. it jeopardize a recent agreement between noth and south which ended a heightened round of tensions in august. it could be a gesture of goo goodswill, but? june north korea sentenced two other south korean nationals to life with hard labor on espionage charges. a baptist missionary convicted of espionage and setting up underground churches was given the same sentence last year. south korea insists on the release of all three men. it has welcomed the decision to hand over moon, albeit after months of nands from seoul. an official from the unification ministry that dees with
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interkorean affairs called it a relief. harry fossett, al jazeera, seoul. the u.s. supreme court opens a new term on monday. among the most contentious cases are well versus abbott which will examine the one person/one vote principle. >> translator: just who does texas state senator sylvia garcia represent? well, clearly the senior citizens gathered for the texas hispanic council's health fair. spanish may be the primary language here, but the prize of how far the community has come in the united states is evident. >> the first full-time hispanic ever elected in harris county. >> reporter: 70% of garcia's constituents are hispanic. part of a bloc the republican party agonizes off. minorities tend to vote for democrats. now the supreme court agreed to a hearing case to die lute that minority vote just as it was emerging as a powerful force.
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>> you see a shift of power away from urban and suburban areas, places with lots of i am frants and children, back to rural areas. >> reporter: the plaintiff's argument is this. in the u.s. each political district has roughly the same population. in some latino political districts like senator garcia's, a large percentage of that population is not eligible to vote. they're too young or not citizens. that's not the case in majority white areas. so the plaintiffs argue this contraconvenients the one person one vote. a vote in a hispanic district is bigger because there are fewer voters. the plaintiffs and the group sponsoring the case declined to be interviewed. senator garcia knows what's going on. >> this is another assault by some of the folks that are just scared of latino voters, scared of the changing demographics and
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rather than continue to be fair following the rules they want to change the rules. >> reporter: if the plaintiffs win the case, districts like r garc garcia's have to be real estate drawn to include 200,000 more eligible voters. those would be drawn from surrounding white areas. the latino voice would be diminished as her district expands. >> if you change the geography, it doesn't change the need. it will multiply it and stretch our resources and time. you kind of wonder what's next? will we go back to the old days and only be able to vote if you own property and thank change another rule. only white men that own property. this is like reversing the clock further back and back. how far will they go? >> reporter: at stake in this case the fundamental meaning of democracy in america. al jazeera, houston. there's more to come after the break including a year after
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95 losses in a single season. it's a totally different story for the texas rangers. we'll have full details in sport.
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as promised we have sports now with robin. >> thank you very much. we start with cricket and it overshadowed the 2020 match. they were hosting the first t-20 international festival and fans tossed bottles to the ground
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upsed by the home side batting play. it was suspended during the visitors. local police managed to bring the situation under control, and the match did resgleem reeb sglum. reina top scored with 22 against east south africa. they wrap up a series win. new zealand cricket captain and former australian skipper have some of the current and former players who will be giving evidence in the trial of former chris cans. he appeared in london acing accusations of perjury. it's alleged he misled the court in his successful 2012 defamation case if britain against the ipl founder after a twitter post that accused new zealand of being involved in corruption. the trial is expected to last four weeks. in a 2012 statement he said he
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never cheated a cricket or contemplate such a thing. after anti-corruption evidence was reviewed by the metropolitan police in the u.k., the crown court determined there was enough evidence to charge kairns. he could be in prison for up to seven years. kairns successfully won damages and court costs after they failed the 2010 tweet accusing cairns of game fixing. they say he provided false testimony during a skype calm. he admitted his part in fixing matches, and he's a witness in this case. a bangladesh cricketer is in custody after he was charged with torturing a girl. he handed himself over to authorities on monday after being on the run for two days.
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he's been suspended from all forms of cricket by bangladesh. both he and his wife are accused of assaulting the 11-year-old girl who worked for them as a housemaid. they've been charged with illegal employment of a minor. >> translator: though he has erjed prestige for bangladesh, but for violations of human rights, no law of any state would stand beside him. that's why we expressed our strong opposition with the court against the bail. after a hearing on our submission, the court sent him to jail. that's the very latest football news for you now, and it's reported that talks between liverpool and representatives of former coach klopp opened and are progressing well after brandan rogers on sunday. the result placed them in tenth place with three wins from the eight matches so fafrment he took over in june 2012, and in
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his second season rogers almost led liverpool to the first league title since 1990. eventually finished second behind man city. he was criticized for spending over $455 million on new players while in charge but never having a trophy to show for it. klopp is one of the front runners to take over the job. klopp has been on a sabbatical after leaves darth dartmouth. he's also a good judge of talent bringing through young players. also in the running is this coach, one of the only two people to have one the european cup three times as a manager. he won league titles in england, spain and france. it must be said a slight outsider here. his current boss doesn't have the experience of the twoer but has won the dutch title four
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times and was also the assistant netherlands coach. the 45-year-old is also regarded as tactically forward-thinking being schooled at the famous academy. est still locked into a contract, so he's probably not able to join them immediately. football legend meridona set a goal at this world cup saying he's being back to watch them again but only from the se semifina semifinals. he was there at the match against tonga on sunday. after the match he gave the team a hand with celebrations in the changing rooms. at times stealing the show there with his victory dance and having a ball of a time doing it as well. a very quick tennis update from the china open where she
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booked her place in the third round. the number four seed coming from down for germany. 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in this one. this is the 13th seeded american. the last day of the major league baseball regular season. that meant the final play at places. up for grabs the los angeles angels have a chance to make the postseason as they face the texas rangers. adrian beltre put the rangers out in front with a two-run homer. cole hamels pitched a complete game. eliminated l.a. from contention and clenching the american league west title. texas plays the first a.l. division season game since 2011 on thursday at toronto. the angels' lost led to houston's first appearance in the playoffs in a decade. that's despite the as troes losing 5-3 to the arizona
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diamondbacks. celebrations were muted in the dugout, but there's a boisterous activity in the locker room. they play tuesday against the new york yankees at yankees stadium. the miami marlins have been left out of play of contention for some time. they play a game against philadelphia. they allowed a veteran outfielders suzuki to pitch. he always dreamed of reviving his high school pitching career with the marlins, the manager thought it was time for suzuki's dream to come through. brilliant ending to that game. that is your sport. it's back to felicity in london. you can find out much more about sport and news stories by going to our website. you can click on our website, please join us again in a couple of minutes.
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israel's cabinet meets to greet tough new measures after two palestinians are killed in a crackdown on protesters. hello there. this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up. nato calls on russia to keep out of turkey's air space with attacks on syrian opposition targets that continue. the charity called it a war crime. now the u.s. says afghan forces asked for the air strike on a clinic in kunduz. and 12 nations from both sides of theac