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the race is onto deliver aid to victims after a massive earthquake killed more than 300 people in afghanistan and pakistan. ♪ ♪ hello i am darren jordan in doha with the world news in al jazeera. beijing says act with caution as a u.s. warship sails close to in the out china sea. warning ♪
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♪ earthquake victims, more than 300 people died after i've 7.5 magnitude quake hit south asia on monday. at least 2,000 people have been injured. let's get more from kamal hyder he's joining us live. tell us what has been happening around there today. [ audio difficulties ] after
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rebels and many in international communities say there is no future role for a said in syria. in colombia 12 security personnel have been killed by elm. six more people are still missing. president juan manuel santos says the elm is not ready for peace. he will redouble the efforts against them. the largest rebel group the farc. in bogota and we have this report. >> reporter: the day after the most peaceful elections in decades in the country, colombians were reminded once again their internal civil conflict is far from over. the government says that at
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least 12 members of the country's security services ambushed by the elm rebel group in the country. this happened inside an indigenous reservation in the central province, while the soldiers and policemen were escorting a group of election officials and [ technical difficulties ] [ technical difficulties ]
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>> reporter: president santos also ordered the military toy redouble their effort against the rebels. this was the most deadly attack against colombian security forces since last april when the farc killed 11 soldier soldiers. time for a short break here on al jazeera. when co think back our exclusive report on allegations of genocide against th the rah thia people. [ technical difficulties ]
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♪ ♪ welcome back. the top stories here on al jazeera. rescuers in afghanistan and pakistan are rush to go deliver relief aid to earth quake victims. more than 300 people died after a 7.5 magnitude quake hit south asia on monday. the epicenter was in the hindu mountains northeast afghanistan. china has warned the u.s. to act cautionly in the disputed without third south china sea after i u.s. warship sailed close to two man-made islands that china claimed at its territory. the u.s. says it's acting in accordance with maritime law. two turkish policemen have
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been killed with two suspected isil officers. it happened during a raid. the european union is working to implement new measure to his tackle the refugees crisis in the western balkans. croatian authorities say an estimated 260,000 people have passioned through since hungary closed its borders in mid september. slovenia continues to face 10s of thousands of new arrivals. but as robin reports from the board he should volunteer aid workers say they are being prevented from offering much-needed help. >> reporter: the promise now of 400 extra police from the european union to manage third degree unparalleled scale of migration may come as a relief to the slow venture queen authorities. but relief not enough water said this man. they had been waiting for hours. finally, some were allowed to
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leave for an austria bound train. but members of this family had been left behind. >> my brother and my sister's husband, they didn't let them come out. >> reporter: hopefully they made it on to the next train. so by the afternoon the camp was ready for more arrivals. this is just the latest batch of hundreds of refugees to arrive at this holding facility. the police seem to be doing a very good job at crowd control. but the humanitarian effort from, what we have seen, isn't quite as adequate. aid agencies such as this say more things are needed. but the authorities are working closely with them. but these volunteers say they have bon obstruct the from getting food and support to where it's needed. >> to be disallowed to hand blankets to people when we have
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sufficient to get to the children and family. i mean, this is disgusting. before you even get to the food issues or the restriction of medical aid to those that need it. >> reporter: the civil protection agency says volunteers need to register with recognized organizations. but the police are stopping everybody from going in there. this is what is happening. >> but i think i am not from the police, but i think that is for their security. >> reporter: swamped by up to 15,000 hungry and edges softed new arrivals a day, help for them and for the authorities cannot come soon enough. robin walker, al jazeera, on the slow venture ye-croatia border. there has been more violence in israel in the occupied palestinian territories. in the most recent incidents a 19-year-old pan from the west bank village was shot dead by israeli forces. israel says he seriously injured
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a young soldier. earlier on monday, a second palestinian was shot and killed by an israeli soldier at a checkpoint after an argument. 60 palestinians and eight israelis have been killed in this month's unrest. tensions in the area top the agenda of a meeting between the palestinian president and the european union's foreign poll at this chief in brussels. mahmoud abbas discussed the recent violence over the a al-aa compound in east jerusalem. they call for concrete step to his end the cycle of violence. there is strong evidence of genocide in myanmar against its muslim row mean ga minority. according to a report by yale university law school obtained exclusively by al jazeera. it blames the government from crimes against around a million rorohingya who live in the westf the country. >> reporter: this baby is malnourished but there is plenty of food in the nearby town this. woman is hemorrhaging after losing her baby, but a local
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hospital wouldn't treat her this. woman was an undiagnosed illness but can't afford to pay the bribes needed to get to a doctor. these are the stories of the row rinrohingya. about 104,000 are prisoners in their own country. >> people here knee need so see medical professionals but they can't get it because of the policy. when you confine people to displacement camps and deprive them of basic for survival it has a destructive impact. >> reporter: the conditions here are deplorable. but perhaps much like other refugees camps around the world, the difference here is that these conditions are avoidable and the result of government policy. in 20 delve. violence erupt ed in this region of myanmar forcing the rohingya to force to camps.
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their homes were bulldozed. the government considers them illegal immigrants from neighboring bangladesh even though they were born here. the former general said that those that can't produce documents proving their ancestors lived here more than 60 years ago should be placed in camps or september abroad. for most it's an impossible task. it was a time when few had any papers. such a policy has led to accusations that the government is trying to destroy the rohingya as a people. >> these acts lead to a slow death of the victims. and that's where the destruction and horror part comes. >> reporter: over the last eight months a clinic at yale has been analyzing the events in myanmar in the context of the legal definition of genocide. a court would need to prove that government officials have shown a deliberate attempt to destroy the rohingya. >> we think that we have strong evidence to believe that general size is occurring. given the scale of atrocities being committed, and the way that people and politicians talk
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about rohingya, we think it's hard to avoid a conclusion that intent is present. >> reporter: as the first contested elections in a quarter of a censure approach. the icon of myanmar's democracy has ignored the plight of the rohingya. like many world leaders they prefer to engage with former mel tarl i rulers rather than stand up for the rights of a powerless people. phil reese, al jazeera, western myanmar. al jazeera has made several requests for comment from the myanmar government but has received in response. and you can see the investigative unit's full documentary genocide a general hoo air at 0600 gmt on tuesday october 27 and online at -agenda. indonesia's president has announced his support for a content us trade deal after meeting president barack obama at the white house. it's seen as a political victory
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for obama who faced opposition to the deal at home. the u.s. and 11 other countries agreed on the trans-pacific partnership earlier this month. the pact "america tonight" the largest of its kind covering free trade in the pacific. >> we talked about our cooperation in the terrorism area. indonesia has been a very important partner and we are continuing to work together not just on the security elements in counter terrorism but also countering the message that comes from organizations like isil. and indonesia i think is uniquely positioned to be able to help spread a message of peace and cooperation within the muslim world. the u.s. state of alabama is being accused of discriminating against black voters. this comes after it announced plans to close dozens of government office that his issue
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i'm d.s without that voters will not be able to cast ballots in upcoming elections. here is andy gallagher. >> reporter: it's the picture of southern charm. but activist say union springs in rural alabama is part i've new battle ground in a decades old fight n mall towns across the state. dozens of driver's license offices have closed making it hard for many to get picture identification. in alabama voters need government-issued i.d. to cast their ballots. in the state's poorer communities it just got harder. >> hello. >> reporter: residents like he have run smart say it's a reminders that voting rights here are still an issue. >> we come a long ways but still have a long ways to go. and we are still fighting for that right that we earned years and years ago. and we shouldn't have to fight now like we did in the past. >> reporter: civil rights activists say it's not so much that driver's license offs are closing but where they are closing. overwhelmingly it's rural and
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black communities that are losing their facilities and critics say it's nothing short of an attempt to suppress of the african american vote. some lawmakers in the state are now calling for a federal investigation in to the closures but officials claim budget cuts gave them no choice. alabama's governor says the suggestion of voter discrimination is simply untrue. >> we will go to people's houses to have their picture made if they don't have a photo i.d. n. state of alabama. we are not ever going do anything to keep people in the state of alabama from voting. and for them to jump do a conclusion like that is politics at its worst. >> it's a big barrier and many of these rue -- in many of these rural counties. people don't have transportation. >> reporter: but campaigners say the closures combined with the state's introduction of vetoed i.d. laws are part of a long and ugly history of discrimination. >> here we are 50 years later on the year, five years after the voting rights act and we are again suppressing the rights of black voters in alabama.
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>> reporter: officials say the closures will save the state millions of dollars, civil rights campaigners are more concerned about the potential cost on democracy. andy gallagher, al jazeera, union springs, alabama. in the ire try roast a leading opposition candidate has concede today the incumbent president ahead of official election results. he has backed away from his early allegations the process was marred by fraud. he's one of six candidates challenging the current president. official results of sunday's election have not been released but the president is expected to win. now, a new report says processed meats like ham and sausage can cause cancer. the report was released by an agency of the world health organization. al jazeera's wayne hay reports now from thailand which is seeing a rise in a number of people eating processed meat. >> reporter: for some people, the perception of meat may have changed forever. that's because the international
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agency for research on cancer, which is part of the world health organization, has classified processed meat as a cancer-causing substance. it says if you eat 50 grams of processed meat a day. it will increase the chances of you developing cancer of the colon by 18%. in countries like thailand where cheap, but convenient meatballs and sausages are a large part of many people's diet. it's a concerning development. >> in the morning we have to hurry to go to somewhere so parents tend to like buy something easy for children to eat. so this might be the cause of like they eat sausage or like processed meat every day. >> reporter: processed meat is preserved by adding chemicals, salt or smoking it. it's now placed here among a list of things that are definitely carcinogenic to humans according to the world health organization. it ranks alongside the likes of
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asbestos because of the process it's put through and red meat including beef, lamb and pork are in the list of things that probably cause cancer like herbicides, lead compounds, malaria, and working night shifts. before the official announce: the meat city in the u.s. spoke out to try to discredit the findings. >> it's their job to find cancer hazards but the body of scientific evidence shows red and processed meat can be part i've healthy, balanced diet. >> reporter: this is not the first time that certain types of meat have been linked to cancer. the consumption of meat is increasing around the world. accord to this united nations it went up by 25% in the 10 years from 2003. this report focuses on the ingredients and compounds found in meat. what it doesn't focus are on any other lifestyle choice that his people who eat a lot of meat might also be making.
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the w.h.o. classifications help governments around the world find ways of making their populations healthier. controversial as it is, this report will give them plenty to consider. wayne hay, al jazeera, bangkok. so what impact will the report's findings have on consumers and the meat industry? well, gabriel elizondo visited a butcher shop in new york city to find 0u679 we are here at shambles it's a meat market in new york city. it's a small boutique butch are you they sell all sorts of different kind of sausages and different kind of cuts of beef as well. and i spoke to the owner here and i asked him what he thought about this new report linking red meat and processed meat to cancer and he said, he really wasn't worried about it. >> i think a lot of our customers are concerned about the health. the animals aren't given -- we have here aren't given antibiotics or hormones or things like that which may or may not contribute to some of
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these issues but a lot of people look for hormone free meat. antibiotic i can free free throw meat. a lot of people are on buying better quality, smaller portions. >> reporter: we also spoke to some customers who said they were not very concerned. >> i don't think it will really affect what meat i consume and how often. i am i big believer in everything in moderation and i think as long as you are getting meat that is locally sourced, that's coming from a really great place and you are consuming it, again, along with alcohol and anything else in small quantities, it's something that you can enjoy and be responsible about. >> reporter: the international agency for the research of cancer estimates that a little over 30,000 people a year around the world die from cancer caused by red or processed meat. but a little perspective is in order here. there are also estimates that say about 600,000 people a year globally die because of alcohol consumption, and over a million people a year die because of
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