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a cargo plane crashes in south sun killing 41 people. we'll have the latest from juba. ♪ ♪ i am shiulie ghosh you are watching al jazeera live from doha. also coming up on the program. romania's prime minister resigns. over a deadly -- following protest is over a deadly nightclub fire. china and taiwan meeting.
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canada's new prime minister. we taking a look at what canada and the world can expect. at least 41 people have died in south saw doon after a cargo plane crashed short lay after taking off from the main or order in june actual a spokesman for the president says the fatalities including are include people on the ground where the plane crash the let's get more from heber morgan in june a i know detail are still coming in. tell us about the number of fatalities first, that's still being investigated, what are you hearing? >> reporter: well, so far airline officials have confirmed there are 41 bodies they have discovered and they are expect to go find more body as the day goes on. there is the first time something like this has happened in juba and it's raining and making it hard to look for more bodies. >> tell us more about the place where the plane crashed and also
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whether we have more details about the plane itself. >> reporter: well, it was being flown by a crew, a russian crew, apparently. and it hit an eye lap, just a little bit away from juba international airport. luckily it did not affect people who were at the residential site but it was a cargo plane carrying a lot of people and none of them had seat bets it was hard for them to basically survive with this crash. >> so presumably the recovery operation is going on. tell us what is going on at the scene right now. >> reporter: right now, you have airport officials and police mean trying to recover the bodies with the weather like i said it's not helping it have raining and expected to rain again, it's making it very hard to discover bodies. >> thank you for that. hiker morgan updating us from
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the plane crash in juba. reromania's prime minister has resigned following protests over a deadly nightclub fire, he announced his resignation in the past few minutes, 32 people is died since a fire erupted at a nightclub in the capital bucharest on friday. some 20,000 people gathered to call for cabinet resignations accusing the government of corruption when granting permits and conducting safety inspections. china and taiwan have announced that historic talks between their leaders will take place in singapore on saturday. it's the first such meeting between -- since the end of a civil war in 1949. taiwan split from china when national assists fled there after defeat by the communists in the conflict. taiwan is recognized as an independent state by 21 u.n. member states and the vatican. china considers the island it's territory and says it should be under beijing's control. taiwan's president has been
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friendly to china since he came to power in 2008. but his spokesman says no breakthrough is pictured at the meeting. >> translator: they will exchange views on issues such as promoting peace across the straight and maintaining the status quo across the straight. there will be no deals signed and no joint announcement after the meeting. the president will return to taiwan on the same day. >> the opposition leader has called the upcoming talks a threat to the island's democracy. around 100 activists have gathered outside the parliament to protest against the meeting. demonstrators worried about beijing's growing influence on the island say the president has let down the taiwanese people. >> translator: i have to point out that the president is the president who will finish his term of office soon, people will not allowed president to compromise taiwan's future for his own personal political career. he has no right to make promises
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on behalf of taiwan or make promises that he is unable to take responsibility for. >> rob mcbride has more from beijing. >> reporter: this will be hugely historic for both mainland china and taiwan, and is the culmination i've process that's going on for several years news and especially under the stewardship of the president of taiwan who has been pushing for closer ties. we have seen those closer links in business terms, in communications, in transport, millions of tourist for example now travel back and forth between taiwan and mainland china. what we haven't seen a crnding close someones diplomatic terms that's been far more fraught. this is hugely significant. it also adds a very interesting dimension to the president elections in taiwan in january. now, the main opposition party is expected to win those elections, they are opposed to closer ties. so this was seen as the last best chance of this historic
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meeting taking place why he is still in power. both sides are caution that go there won't be be any agreement signed at this meeting it's purely symbol i go but as symbolism goes in terms of cross straight relations it doesn't get much bigger. the tensions over competing claims in the south china sea has led to an impasse at a southeast asian defense sum i a joint declaration of the asean nations was due to be sign odd wednesday but the ceremony has been canceled. china which is not part of a see easeanhas been blocking any menf its man main a lands. a earthquake caused minor damage, no immediate reports of casualties. the u.n. special envoy to syria will meet with russia's foreign minister sergei lavrov later in the moscow, the visit is part of the latest diplomatic efforts to try to end the syrian
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conflict. but president assad's future role is still one of the main obstacles, gerald tan has the details. >> reporter: the out come of an aerial bombing campaign laid bare. this video up load today social media is set to show damage caused either by russian or syrian military strikes in the city of roc raqqa. there is no way of independently verifying this. the russian government says it is working with syrian opposition groups to fight isil. but the free syrian army says it isn't one of them. >> translator: we are in a state of war with the russians, they boarding the polingses of the free syrian army and all hospitals, if they want to cooperate with the free vinnie army they have to stop all operations forever and be move to a transitional stage wowed assad under the united nations. >> reporter: the issue you of assad's future continues to be
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the main sticking points in efforts to his resolve the conflicts. there was renewed optimism last friday between world powers backing both sides in vienna. no representative from syria was there. although iran was at the table for the first time. now a senior syrian minister speaking from teheran says nothing has changed. >> translator: some media published that our russian friends are look in to holding another meeting between the syrian government and opposition groups but we have not received any formal invitation. so-called transitional period does not exist except in the mind of those that are sick and those that don't live in reality. >> reporter: separately russia appears to be stepping way from a long held position that assad must remain in office. >> translator: we have never that said assad has to go away or stay. what we did say is a regime change from syria could become a local or even regional ca a catastrophe and secondly only the syrian people can decide the
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president's fate. >> reporter: yet the fate of the syrian people seems to be decided for them. more than a quarter of a million people have been killed in the war, a figure that only grows with each passing day of airstrikes and failed diplomacy. gerald tan, al jazeera. russia says it's possible that the syrian government and opposition members could hold talks next week in moscow. the u.s., though, says that would be too soon. >> we look forward to moving this process forward, getting the syrians involved as soon as possible it's their country, it's their future. we are not ready on for those discussions yet until the international community can reach a greater consensus on the way forward. the u.s. says it's a pilots have conduct aid communication test with their russian counterparts overseer vinnie skies. the test was done to validate the safety protocols agreed last month between the two countries. the deal is design today avoid clashes between the two air
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forces russia began carrying out airstrikes in syria in september. the conflict in syria is fueling the refugees crisis in europe. ahead of the red cross says the continent is being overwhelmed by the numbers arriving every day. and officials in lesbos say there is not enough room to bury those who have died trying to reach the greek eye lap. island. from there mohamed jamjoon reports. >> reporter: at this hour in greece the sky darkens as quick as the fear sets in, but still they come. attention turns first to the ones they risk everything for. the young they must comfort, the old they must aid. having survived the sea, they land in to a situation so chaotic, even our team was asked to help translate. yes. she has on the side of her head and her cheek. the car accident in turkey just a few hours ago was dad. but this woman and her family still made the crossing.
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i can't even explain my emotions he tells me. we came such a long way. we were just praying we would make it to greece. and then we did. thank god. the medics arrived quickly and treatment was given. but during these days of crisis on loss boss, even aid workers a customed to helping the emotionally traumatized are at a loss. >> they flee war for a better life. most of them now they feel guilty because they bring the family -- they brought the families with them, children and now they are dead or they are looking for them. actually, you cannot say anything to a woman that has lost a husband and children as well. but they just need a hug, someone there to be next to them and facilitating with all the procedure. >> reporter: it's not justifying their loved ones that's so
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difficult. even finding a final resting place is near impossible. these graves are a stark reminder. of how hard a life and death they had. what makes it even more tragic is that many buried here would put in the ground anonymously. overcrowded with bodies this cemetery has run out of room. this grave dicker understands death better than most, but this he struggles to comprehends. the refugees come to find a better life instead they get a painful did he go. we greeks were also migrants but didn't have to die in the sea. now even for the refugees who manage to escape with hair lives, it's death -- their lives it's death that seems closer than ever. mohamed jamjoon, al jazeera, lesbos, greece.
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russian media say unusual sounds have been heard from cockpit voice recordings at a moment at plane crashed. it came down in the sinai killing all 224 pages and crew on board. it was on its what i to st. petersburg, no distress call was made by the pilots. peter sharp has this update from st. petersburg. >> reporter: they have formally extended the crash site. now they are look at an area of more than 30 square kilometers and it's such a large area that they are using drone to his try to search for more bodies and more debris. they found more degree and wreckage but no extra bodies today. meanwhile, here in st. petersburg the awful task of identifying the dead continues. the families and relations are taken by car to the crematorium and the mortuary where they will
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have their dn actual matched with the bodies there. it's an appalling task. when you think there already are already 224 crew and passengers killed in this disaster and they have only formally identified just 10 people, it will be a very long process. meanwhile putin's press secretary has warned the media against trying to link the disaster with syria's -- with have you been a's operations in syria. he said this is most inappropriate. he said. and the russian ministry of emergency situations has released new aerial images of the crash site in egypt. the video was taken by a drone on tuesday. an isil-linked group in he n egypt said one of its fighters carried out an attack. the attack is said to have
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targeted an officer's club. coming up here on the program, she's helped millions go to school in afghanistan, we meet the winner for outstanding contribution to education at a summit in doug doha. and a landmark moment, one of rome's best-loved tourist sites is back in business.
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♪ ♪ welcome back the top stories here on al jazeera at least 41 people have died in south sudan after a cargo plane crashed shortly after take off from the
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main airport in june actual the fatalities including people on the ground where the plane crashed. romania's prime minister has resigned following protests over a deadly nightclub fire at least 32 people died after a fire on friday night in bucharest. protests in taiwan against the upcoming talk between eights leader and the chinese president. the two countries announced the first talks in 66 years will take place in singapore on saturday. let's get more on that visit from victor, he is director of the china national association of international studies. i think tank affiliated with the chinaize foreign ministry, good to have you with us, victor. >> thank you. >> we know there won't be any joint deposit declaration or signed agreement in this meeting so how significant is this? >> this summit meeting, which will take place in singapore on
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november 7th between mr. ping, the leader of mainland china and the leader of taiwan, will be a historic landmark meeting in to the annals of history. there is great expectation here in china as well as taiwan about what they will talk about and what will be the underlying message that eventually this meeting will produce, not only for china, not only for taiwan and mainland china, but for the whole world at large. after all, it has been 66 years that mainland china and taiwan have been living in separation from each other. and in more recent years, there has been a high level of economic integration and people to people exchange between mainland chicagoland has been increasing by leaps and bounds, but what is missing is this very top-level summit wheat meeting between the two leaders of mainland china and taiwan and
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for many years, many people on both sides of the taiwan straight have been expecting this that this summit will take place and now it is just within days, so there is great deal of excitement here in mainland china ca al jazeera an, and i to in eye taijuan that this summit meeting whim take place. [speaking at the same time] >> because there have been some protests of course in taiwan. and critics say that closer tie to his beijing are bad for taiwan because it is a threat to its democracy. that's something that the u.s. is worried about too. what do you say about those concerns? >> we talk about needing to look at the substance versus what stays sought surface, for 23 million people in taiwan the overwhelming majority of the people in taiwan do not disagree with the fundamental concept that there is only one china. there are people in taiwan who
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still want to achieve separation from taiwan from mainland china or one china, one taiwan or two china. but this is against the mega trends, i think the mega trend which is irreversible there is only one china and both taiwan and mainland china are part of china and this is irresistible i think taiwan is a democracy and it is natural and logical that there may be people who have different views, but i don't think they will carry the day. i don't think they wilkens toot the majority of the people in taiwan. one china is deeply rooted and this will be irreversible and no country in the world recognizes one china, one taiwan or two china. even the united states has firmly pledged to the one china concept and is urging both mainland and china and taiwan to
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resolve whatever differences between them. >> okay. >> that's the mega trend we need to focus. >> thank you very much indeed for that in beijing there. now turkey it says may hold a referendum on changing the constitution to create an executive presidential system a spokesman for president erdogan says discussions will accelerate in the new few months. canada's new government led by its liberal leader justin trudeau will be sworn in later on tuesday. the son of former president pierre trudeau won the election two years ago, dan he can lack reports on what they can expends from their new prime minister. >> reporter: during the campaign justin trudeau was the star attraction and that translate ed in to votes. he takes office with a strong
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majority and hayek expect takes from voters for the rapid change from the ou outgoing governmentf the harper. his father gave the country its first real constitution and bill of rights, many hope there is truth in the phrase like father like son. >> justin represents the value system of his father. but he says i will be adopt that go to the 21st century that's a very attractive proposition for many canadians. >> reporter: he also shares hayes fa that's flare for the dramatic dressing you would for halloween, two years earlier winning a charity boxing match against a conservative opponent. there is no denying canadiens voted for a change of style in government. they'll h expect reel differenc. >> i spoke with president obama. >> reporter: not least foreign policy where he has confirmed
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that canadian fighter jets will no longer take part in u.s.-led airstrikes in iraq and syria. he's also promise to go take more syrian refugees and restore canada's reputation as a peacekeeping nation that emphasizes human rights in contrast to the more aggressive international tone of the harper years. >> canada does tending to through cycles of, you though, out word engagement and honest broker versus focused principle, strategic i a am not sure which is the right way for candidates a small country with limited resources even. >> reporter: even the look of the parliament is different now it's much more diverse, there are 10 muslim canadian m.p.s the most ever, aboriginal canadians won 10 seats, again a first, nearly two-thirds of members are elect today the first time all adding to expectations of great change expectations that might be hard to meet. >> he's signaling that on those
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critical issue that his he campaigned on that change has comp i think he will be successful. now in, in the longer run there are bigger issues that kill take many days, perhaps months, even years to achieve. >> reporter: can a charismatic son of a much-loved former prime minister accomplish what he promise odd the campaign trail. that's what canadians will be wondering and watching for in the weeks and months address. daniel lak, al jazeera, ottawa. qatar's world innovation summit for education that is honored a woman who has help today get at least 6 million people to school in afghan afghn she received her prize merila the capital doha. she's dedicated much of her life to educating women in a country that faces security, infrastructure and cultural challenge, caroline malone reports for doha. >> i have so many challenge. >> reporter: it's no one an easy journey for her, but she's taken the opportunities given to her
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as an educated woman to help millions of others in afghanistan. many who wouldn't be in school without her. growing up, she had the support of her father to go and get a degree abroad at a time when it was difficult to get one at home. she tried to return to afghanistan but became a refugees because of war. >> from the they have gein the t wasn't easy it's to see how these people were devastated. they lost their life. they love their children life. they lost their family they lost their home. they lost their belonging. they feel so miserable. how these people are feeling? what can i do to change their life. >> reporter: she listened and saw the need to teach, train and, provide health support for women and girls. so she set up the afghan institute of learning and since 1996, 12 million afghans have benefited from its education and
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health programs. some of the most conservative groups in afghanistan are against girls getting an education. the taliban closed girls schools in the 1990s, some were reopened after a u.s.-led invasion in 2001. but with armed groupings still controlling many areas there have been and continue to be attacks on girls' schools. but she says she believes so strongly in getting girls to school she will work with anyone that shares her goals including the taliban. >> i have nothing to be worried to working with them as long as they recognize that the woman have the right, woman are important. womans are part of this society. if this country want to be rebuilt. if this country want to progress, they must involve women. >> reporter: she's received a lot of recognition over the years, but she says receiving the wise prize here in doha is special because it recognizes the importance of education.
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something she has built her life around. caroline malone, al jazeera, doha. u.s. first lady michelle obama was a key motorcycle speaker at that education summit in doha, he she's a major shift in attitudes and beliefs is needed around the world to soft the crisis in girls' education. >> if we truly want to get girls in to our classrooms, then we need to have an honest conversation about how we view and treat women in our societies. and this conversation needs to happen in every country on this planet, including my own. it's one of rome's best loved monuments and after a $2 million makeover the fountain has been unveiled to the public again, claudio has more from rome. >> reporter: water started flowing again in the fountain for the first time in almost a
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year. for the past 17 months 26 restoringers have been busy cleaning up its beautiful marbles and improved the lighting and surveillance system and now look at it. it looks as beautiful as it must have looked at the end of the 18th century when it was first completed. now the $2.5 million respiration works were paid in full by fendy. know the latest italian fashion house to pay for the respiration of important monuments here in rome in exchange for a tax from the government. bulgari has paid $1.5 million to restore and renovate the spanish steps while todd's the italian schumacher has made he more than $25 million to clean up the coliseum. but fendi won't be the only one to throw mon knit mountain now that it has reopened to the public italians and toyotas alike will start tossing coins
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