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call for international protection foe at the al-aqsa mosque. another day of confrontation between palestinians and israelis. hello, i'm darren jordan, live in doha. russian planes bomb syrian rebels. hungary shuts its border to prevent refugees.
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>> i'm andrew thomas. why the next big cyber crime could be virtual murder. israel has rejected a palestinian plea to the united nations for an international force to police the al-aqsa mosque compound. access to the site's been a catalyst of two weeks of violence that has led to the deaths of 39 palestinians and seven israelis. five palestinians were killed on friday. more on the diplomacy in a moment but first andrew simmons reports on the latest violence. >> reporter: after friday prayers, in gaza, more shooting from israeli army and more killing of palestinians. the number of casualty rising, as palestinians try to breach the border fencing. these clashes came in bethlehem in the occupied west bank, there
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were similar scenes in hebron. a palestinian man dressed like a journalist was shot dead, after police say he stabbed a soldier who was moderately wounded. all over the west bank there were standoffs conflicts and injuries. no major incident as palestinians faced roadblocks and numerous checkpoints and searches in order to make what used to be short journeys. they faced long detours. friday prayers at that time al-aqsa mosque compound restricted to women and men over 40 was nothing new but the mood was different. the security is heavy and so are the restrictions. the numbers are far fewer than normal. and that's because of the new security measures. as the violence continues unabated at the same time as the u.n. security council in new york was talking about the
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situation, here the question was still hanging in the ear filled with tear gas. will the israeli prime minister's new security measures make any difference to the situation? andrew simmons, al jazeera in occupied east jerusalem. >> well as andrew was saying there. the u.n. in new york the security council held an emergency meeting to discuss the crisis and palestinian authority calling for a different curt force. >> we want to guarantee the security cannot be done by the israeli security force, the settlers, so if there is an international presence around al-aqsa mosque to guarantee that the status quo be maintained, i
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think that is what is in the mind of members of the city council. that is in our mind. >> israel will not agree to any international presence on the temple mount. any such intervention would violate the decades long status quo. what abbas is trying to do counts as no surprise. history has shown us every time palestinian leader wanted to avoid taking a difficult decision, he filled void with incisement and forces accusations and lies regarding the temple mount. >> phyllis bennett is from the institute for policy studies, she says u.s. has the ability to put pressure on israel but hasn't done so.
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>> the u.s. has just been in the process of arranging for a new grant of $47 billion over the next ten years. $47 billion of u.s. tax money to go directly to the israeli military. that's certainly something that should give them pause in israel that that could be revoked. the question is political will in washington. it is not does the u.s. have the power? absolutely it does. it has economic power. it can change its responsibility as president obama has indicated it would do, in the united nations now. there are calls for a protection force for the palestinians, something that has been discussed in u.n. circles for more than 20 years. it's never been taken seriously as an option because of what was seen to be the inevitable u.s. veto. if the veto is now a question, if there's a possibilities of the united states changing its position dom say we are no longer going to be the enablers
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of these violations of international law, we are no longer going to finance and protect an illegal occupation, illegal denial of the right of return, that yes, they would have that power. the question comes back to washington. will there be the political will to impose that kind of influence to use that kind of influence. so far we've not seen it. but that's what's going to be needed. >> i.s.i.l. has claimed responsibility for an attack on a shia mosque in saudi arabia. if state television reported that a man opened fire at a meeting haul inside the mosque in the eastern city of sahat. five people died and more than nine are injured. the gunman was later killed by security forces. the turkish military set it shot down a drone that entered its air space near the syrian border. they believe it was a russian
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drone. the russians say all its drones are operating as normal. earlier this month, two russian jets violated turkish air space. other rebels fighting the government say they too have been targeted and now threaf beethey'vebeen hit again in thef aleppo. zeina khodr reports in beirut, in neighboring lebanon. >> russia's campaign is now in its second phase. air strikes are not just hitting command and control infrastructure. air power is being used for syrian ground forces to regain territory. >> it's clear that putin wants to protect assad, stick his finger in the ice of the u.s. to get them to follow the means
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plans to dictate. >> so far the syrian government and its allies have appeared to make no significant gains on the ground. government forces are ton on the offensive. the syrian government announced a major ground operation in the area near homs on thursday. friday, their troops moved south of the divided city of aleppo, main road would link aleppo to government controlled areas further south. the latest offensive comes as russia's compare entered its third week. vladimir putin russia's president has said a political solution is his goal. rebel groups as well as the main political opposition in exile,
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are refusing to be engaged in any peace process. instead they are calling on their supporters to help them counter what they call russian aggression. >> want the peaceful process to start but so far there is a refusal from flt syrian are rebl forces. >> about eliminating threats to the government and defeating what is called the moderate opposition. russia then hopes it can persuade the west of the need to work with syrian president bashar al-assad, not just to fight i.s.i.l. but to bring about a political agreement. zeina khodr, al jazeera, beirut. >> at least 18 people died when female bombers blew themselves up as police stopped them from
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entering maiduguri. the armed group boko haram is suspected of carrying out the attacks. greece's parliament has approved a influence round of austerity measures. hundreds of greeks protested outside athens ahead of the vote. increase of retirement age and harsher penalties. these are part of the austerity measures before aid can be released. aid groups are warchg, warning, many will be stranded in croatia. victoria gatenby reports. >> this is the town on the hungary-croatia border. thousands have crossed from this
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point into hungary. refugees desperate to get to austria or germany, now face traveling through slovenia, the authorities are struggling to cope. >> you're going to have thousands of people being bottled up in croatia, not knowing which way to take. i was in crootd yah a coupl crof weeks ago and the situation on the ground was absolutely disastrous. >> reporter: hungary's right wing government has built a razor wire fence, it was forted to seal off its final crossing point after an eu meeting in brussels failed to agree on tough new rules to stop the flow of refugees into europe. >> this is not best, only the
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second best solution but the best solution did not come about yesterday at the european council meeting. as there is no agreement on the protection of the external borders of greece. >> reporter: the sheer number ever refugees who have arrived, hung hungary's prime minister victor or ors ban. sealed off its border with serbia last month. its message is clear, go somewhere else. victoria gatenby, al jazeera. >> now the financing of another mega-project in nicaragua.
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>> we're here to fully get into the nuances of everything that's going on, not just in this country, but around the world. getting the news from the people who are affected. >> people need to demand reform... >> ali velshi on target welcome back. a quick reminder of the top stories on al jazeera. israel has rejected a palestinian plea to the united nations for an international force to police the al-aqsa compound. led to the deaths of 39 palestinians and seven israelis.
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assad forces launch an ordinancive to take pack an area in syria. rebels say they too have been regularly hit. and hungary has closed its border with croatia to control the flow of thousands of refugees across europe. aid groups warn it could leave asylum seekers stranded. the u.s. has blocked plans for future oil drilling in the arctic. leases have been blocked and current ones won't being extended. energy giant shell recently abandoned its plan to drill there. says there's no such thing as responsible arctic drilling. >> right now, the euts chairs
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the arkts council whic arctic ca group of arctic nations and they have had two priorities of the chairmanship of arctic nations, one, managing climate change and responsible government which is drilling. showing those two things are not compatible. there is no such thing as responsible drilling in the arctic. as far as the united states as a whole is concerned, there wasn't too much economic benefit to be had from arctic drilling in alaska. you know, this oil was going to be sold on a global market and it wouldn't really have much benefit for most americans. >> it was men to rival the panama canal but now new doubts are being raise bed the financing of the grand canal
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flojprojects in nicaragua. aal jazeera's daniel schweimler has more. >> there is growing concern in nicaragua over the future of the grand canal project after its main backer wan jing lost 85% of his $10 billion fortune. >> no one's been hired, he's not bought any property, maybe a few trucks. it's all false. >> opponents are questioning whether it's needed. they're concerned about the environmental threat for nicaragua that tens of thousands of people would have to be displaced. residents living on the proposed route of the canal said they're
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fine as they are, don't need a canal, it would only benefit rich investors. >> translator: this is a project that will change the physical geography of nicaragua without us really knowing where the estimated $50 billion of cost is coming from. >> the nicaraguan government says the building will not begin until full environmental assessment will be carried out. appropriate financing will be in place. >> translator: what's important here is that the investors, and we're not just talking about faith in one person have confidence and certainty that the project is important, is necessary and will bring growth to the world's consumers. >> the $50 billion canal linking the atlantic and pacific oceans if it goes ahead will be deeper wider and longer than the panama canal, accommodating the world's
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largest cargo ships, nicaragua is waiting for questions to be answered. daniel schweimler, al jazeera. rebels returning home from syria. president putin made comments at a summit in kazakhstan. the instability in afghanistan and security in the middle east dominated the talks. >> translator: terrorists, one of their goals is to push into the central asian region. it is important that we are prepared to react to this scenario together. >> now food supplies for sphiestles osurvivors of nepal's earthquakes, caused a major fuel
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shortage, subina shrestha has more. >> just three hours away from kathmandu in a private vehicle. but for people here it's a day long journey. when the quake shook in may, things became worse. rupa lama said that generations have endured hardship here, the earthquake is just an added one. >> our house cracked. i suppose that's how we were given some tarpaulin sheets after the quake. some germ inflated, some went rotten. >> without a functioning market there's nowhere they can earn money but a few weeks ago they were told that they would get
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food directly for doing some work for the village. for 40 days of work they are supposed to get rice and pulses to last them until the next harvest. by today they were supposed to receive the first installment, but despite having finished their first share of work, they have not been given the share of work. the united nations has not been able to deliver 260 metric tons of food because of a fuel shortage. >> before the major festival starting now, our supporters have not one single drop of diesel left we have distributed only 40%. >> restricted supply of fuel from india. for more than two months, people
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from the area south has been protesting against new accusation. a deteriorating security situation in the border have stopped indian truck drivers from delivering food and other essentials. soon the areas will be cut off with snow, many of the quake victims are living under tarpaulin sheets. to survive the winter they would need more than just extra food. >> what needs to happen, insulation has to be put in, we have to put in stoves in some places and we have to deliver thermal blankets, appropriate clothing. >> but fuel for helicopters are also running low. and as the country struggles with crisis after crisis the plight of the victims have become worse.
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subina shrestha, al jazeera, gabi. returning awards given othem by one of the country's top literature bodies. the government's failure to stop them. liddy dutt has more. >> five years ago, author won a literary prize for this work. he returned the prize. >> so are they dictators, are they totalitarians? are they fanatics? you can't make this country a state of fundamentalists. it has a great addition of harmony. and that is the strength of democracy. >> prakash was the first author
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to return his award to the literary institution following the murder of m.m. karburi, known for his opposition to the worship of hindu idols was allegedly killed by right wing lynn dus. this movement has grown to include dozens of artists and writers. murder of any writer or artist anywhere. the academy is committed to the core secular values enshrined in the accusation of india and the right of all. it is perceived failure to rein in extreme hindu groups. but some analysts say prime minister modi's leadership is being unfairly questioned for a
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problem previous indian governments have struggled to deal with. >> india loves anything. we are not comfortable with freedom of expression. we wants to decide what you eat, what you wear, the books you read. indians are comfortable with this whole idea of clamping down on freedom of expression. >> reporter: prakash has been fighting that mindset for many years. but he's worried about these incident involving religious intolerance. liddy dutt, al jazeera, new delhi. >> both the german fa and football's world governing body are looking into claims that the 2006 world cup was secured because of bribes.
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the focus is a payment wot more than $7 million from organize committee to fifa. fifa says the allegations will be reviewed as part of its ongoing investigation into corruption. the gfa felt the money wasn't used properly because it was meant for a cultural program that was cancelled. changing the word of crime there is a new offense known as vimvirtual murder. >> a text message from her bank warned wanda to check her account. some had gathered enough information to pretend they were her on the phone and carry out transactions. the bank refunded her money but
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a second attempt is made. >> if this is going to stop what's going to happen next? those details are already out there and i can't stop there is. >> reporter: identity theft, more than a million people in australia and new zealand. you don't get your identity back. >> in some cases the identities stolen were from the dead. when malaysia flight was shot down, criminals found their opportunity. >> within three days of that plane going down, mobile phones,
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other media were being used in those victims' names. >> the next frontier in i.d. theft is death. often now, the administration of death is handled digitally. death certificates are processed online with enough personal information hackers can impersonate those professionals to get people declared dead. you might electronically kill yourself for a life insurance payout or you might want to kill off someone you have a grudge against because being officially dead can be a barrier to everyday life. >> you can be dead and not even know, i could be dead and wouldn't know, until you get in the line for license renewal.
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>> creating virtual people, to pay for something that was never paid back. andrew thomas, al jazeera, sydney. >> a quick reminder, you can keep up with all the latest at both sides now mistrust america's leadership. the middle east is consumed by violence and president obama's foreign policy is coming undone in iraq, yemen and syria. but the palestinians and the


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