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the refugee crisis deepens as the main migrant trail from greece to europe is blocked. more people arrive. hello, you're watching al jazeera live from london. also coming up - three palestinians shot dead on the second day of escalating violence in the occupied territories. the anniversary of fukushima approaches, safety causes japan to close two nuclear reactors. >> and tributes for george martin, the music producer known
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as the fifth beatle, has died. thousands of refugees continue to arrive at an overflowing camp on greece's border with macedonia, despite the closure of the balkans rude to wefrt europe. over night slovenia brought in entry requirements banning all but those that plan to seek asylum, and people with humanitarian needs, leading to a domino effect of border closures down the routes. with croatia and serbia saying they'll demand valid visas for anyone trying to enter. hungary is making plans to build a fence along a boarder with police and soldiers put on patrol. the bottleneck getting worse in macedonia. hoda abdel-hamid is there, where 14,000 refugees are stranded. from there, she sent us this report.
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>> reporter: they were pushed out of their homeland only to end up in a huge puddle of mud along the closed boarder. now taking a few steps is a risky business. lost and confused refugees wander around asking for information. wondering if the flight from war, poverty and persecution will end. many ask if they'll be reunited with relatives in northern europe somewhere, others fear returning to turkey. and some are pinning hopes from angela merkel to save them. this happens every day. people sit on the railway tracks hoping to put pressure on to -- to open the borders. greek police are trying to
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explain through interpreters that this is not the case. numbers are increasing by the day. most have reluctantly come to terms with the idea that the balkan route is closed. this woman has been here for 15 days, when she set off from damascus with her daughter she thought by now she'd be reunited with her two sons. >> translation: i'm trying to register in a relocation programme. i want to get out of here. i've not had a shower since i arrived. there was little resistance. all my clothes are soaked. look at the weather, we are dying. >> the e.u. agreed on relocation programs for 160,000 refugees to be resettled among european countries. the process has been slow, greece complaining several countries want to pick and choose among the refugees. time is running out. people are stuck in squalid conditions, below the basic hygienic standards set by the e.u., aid workers warning that disease could spread.
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"come see, i'm not lying", she says. inside the tent, her 7-year-old son. he has no dry cloneses. after 15 days hoping in vain, she ran out of money. >> translation: we rely on handouts from here or there. it's hard, we don't know what to do. >> reporter: refugees set up fires burning everything, wood, plastic, old clothes. it released toxic fumes, but it kept them warm. with the rain, that option is gone for now the u.n. special envoy to syria is expecting deeper negotiations once talks renew on monday. it comes after the situation in syria is highlighted since a fragile truce began. al jazeera's diplomatic editor james bays reports from geneva. u.n. envoy stefan demist era says the stalled talkers have
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been started. for now the only people he's met are diplomats and colleagues are the only ones meeting. it's hoped that they'll be in geneva soon. . >> the focus is on substance, agenda, in other words, new governance, constitution and the elections, future elections in 18 months time, presidential and parliamentarian. >> reporter: that messages clearly aimed at the opposition's high negotiating committee, the spokesman encouraged by the focus, saying the outcome had to be the formation of a new government without president bashar al-assad. the opposition have concerns though, the cessation of hostilities has been in place two weeks, but they say violations by the government with this attack are continuing, they say. they want detainees - particularly women and
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children - released. and as the task force met in geneva. they have been complaining about the government not allowing food and medical supplies in, this case backed in part by confirmation of the task nor -- task force lead er when he talked about the besieged areas that the u.n. has not reached. >> which side militarily is besieging the remaining areas? >> it's very clear that there's fixed areas. i would sa the seven areas where we have not reached, are reached six by the government, one by. westbounding one by islamic state. >> reporter: one of those areas is deraa, an area the opposition believe is charged in the damascus suburbs. it's militarily and symbolically important to the government side
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most of the refugees seeking refuge to europe are syrians, afghans are making the dangerous crossing. the journey is risky. we meet the family in kaboom who -- kabul who lost their children crossing the agean. >> these are the tears of a mother whose dreams of a better life in europe became a nightmare. they sold everything they had for a new life. a smiling photo on facebook was posted saying goodbye afghanistan. it was shattered in the cold waters of the agean sea, crossing from turkey to greece in a smugglers boat. we were 21 people. half way the engine broke. they gave us numbers for a rescue boat. we called, they said they'd come. no one came, a wave of water flipped the boat. >> reporter: they were plunged into the sea.
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his son who was nine, and his 8-year-old sister. the waves were huge. it was dark, no one answered calls for ech. eventually the children succumbed, their lungs filled with water. the desperate parents helpless to do anything. they kept saying "please god hep us", as they were begging to be saved. >> translation: they were children, they didn't know what was happening. they didn't know anything. >> translation: after they were gone, i made a decision. we wanted to go to europe because of our kids. now they were gone, what did we have to live for, rescue was helpless. it would have been easy to take our vests off and drown as well. >> reporter: before they did, a turkish fishing boat rescued them. she was pregnant and miscarried in the ordeal.
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>> i don't know what to do now. i cannot think. >> reporter: even though the afghan people are aware of the risks, dangers here faced on a daily basis from the war is a far worse situation. >> reporter: these are the coffins of young men. the 10 left. they left, because they had no other choice. >> translation: there's no security here. we cannot go onto the streets. we go and study and then find jobs and sit at home. there's no future here. we had no choice except to run away. >> reporter: they'll run away again. too many memories here for the children. whatever life they find, the
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tragedy of that day is a shadow that hangs over them to israel where the u.s. vice president met the palestinian president in ramallah, joe biden criticized the palestinian leadership for failing to condemn the recent wave of violence in israel, alleged to have been perpetrated by palestinians. several attacks have taken place in israel tuesday. israeli police shod dead two who opened fire on a bus. in the occupied west bank, a palestinian was shot dead attempting to stab an israeli shoulder. tuesday, four palestinians were shot dead by police. >> reporter: a palestinian youth lies dead in the treat in occupied jerusalem.
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he was one f five who fired on a bus. police gave chase, eventually they were shot dead. by israeli officers. authorities say they are not taking chances. >> if we make an arrest we make an arrest. we have to open a file and make an arrest that's what we do. in certain cases where there's no choice and life threatening situations to members of the public as well as to people walking around the streets and police officers, they have to shoot. and f necessary shoot and kill those terrorists. >> reporter: at a checkpoint another young palestinian was shot dead. israeli forces said 16-year-old ahmed tried to stab officers. >> translation: this man approached the checkpoint in the car. when he heard the shots he was 10 meters away from the soldiers, different soldiers fired at him on the ground. they left him bleeding for an hour. >> reporter: the whole town gathered to bury this boy.
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one of many palestinians that have become what they call martyrs to the palestinian cause. predicting who is involved in the next deadly incident or where it will be is impossible. >> translation: tuesday saw violence not just in the occupied territory and israel. including the youth. he carried out several stabbings. he killed one american tourist before being shot dead. wednesday, as he discussed a military aid package, the u.s. vice president called it a heinous attack. >> there can be no justification for this hateful violence. the united states stands firmly behind israel's right to defend itself, as we defend ourselves at this moment as well. that's why we have done more to help bolster israel's security. than any other administration history. >> reporter: in places like occupied east jerusalem, each attack called for tighter security. in the absence few expect the
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death on either side to end soon. without meaningful negotiations japanese judges ordered two nuclear reactors at a planted in takahama be shut. the ruling coming two days before the fifth anniversary of the fukushima nuclear disaster. harry fawcett reports from fukushima, where the clean-up has only just begun. >> reporter: this man guides me through the main street of the home town, past the shop where he gets ice cream to a chinese restaurant that made the best rum and noodles in the world. this is not far from the power plant. this person takes monthly trips, documenting what is happening inside the exclusion zone. amid the obstruction and abandonment he find signs of hopes. the magical appearance of a new
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gate in a shrine. an area designated to store waste. >> they praise those people. they made the gate. >> reporter: it's a big thing. >> yes . >> reporter: his home is empty, abandoned in moments five long years ago. he's determined to keep a sense of connection to it and his community. delight is clear when he bumps into a school friend. he hopes to share the feeling, when he makes a film about his town, to show life hasn't been extinguished.
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along the coast thousands of workers struggled to stablilize and decommission a power plant. at the power station, problems accumulate. hundreds of power water. a newly contaminated every day. disaster goes on. effects are far beyond. 40km away. it was a hot spot of the fallout. parts of it under the exclusion zone. this person used to go to school. now he uses limited access to practice his art. >> translation: when i'm performing i don't think in that state of mind that my emotions, memories, and the future of my hometown it comes through as my music. >> reporter: this person is worried about the effects of five years of fractured life on his community. he is part of a long tradition of drumming, one he's trying to maintain and pass down, a bridge
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to keep generations connected. two young men doing what they can to hold on to the idea of home still watching al jazeera. more to come this half hour, tension between north and south korea deepens as reports emerge pyongyang fired two ballistic missiles. we'll bring you the latest on the story. a total solar eclipse across three time zones, a special report from indonesia. indonesia. at the other side of history, fukushima's heroes were not enough. people have lost their trust, especially in the authorities. the myth of nuclear energy, of it being economic, safe and clean has been swept away.
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>> "fukushima: a nuclear story," narrated by willem dafoe.
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welcome back, you are watching al jazeera, let's take you through the top stories, slovenia is the third balkan country to tighten boarder controls stemming the flow of migrants into europe three palestinians slot dead on a second day of escalating violence in occupied territories. and a court in japan ordered two nuclear reactors at a plan be shut down due to safety concerns. coming on the anniversary of the fukushima disaster according to south korea, north korea fired two missiles, amp kim jong un said his country militarized nuclear war heads. he describes it as a break through, which will prove to be a nuclear deterrent. rob mcbride is in seoul, and joins us on the phone.
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perhaps unsurprising behaviour on the part of the regime in north korea. what is the reaction in the region likely to be? >> that's right. details are coming in of the launch. it came in, taking place this morning. the two missiles were fired off the east coast. it's from an area of north korea, where we see missile testing and ballistic launching from. the missiles flew 500km before crashing into the sea. this gestures are expected at this time of year. it's a time of high tension on the peninsula. we have military exercises taking place that begin this week between hundreds of thousands of south korean troops and thousands of their allies. that raises tension levels here. of course, it comes after the u.n. sanctions have been put in place. on top of that we have south
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korea placing their own sanctions which get a reaction from north korea. yesterday, as you mentioned we had kim jong un appearing with what appears to be a miniaturized nuclear device. that appears to be yesterday's offering. we can almost expect a gesture on a daily basis. if this is the most serious gesture, there's probably a sense of relief that it's another short-ranged ballistic missile test. and as far as people in south korea are concerned. that would be the guest our forward today. >> thank you for bringing us the latest on that story. rob mcbride joining us from seoul. u.s. presidential hopeful clinton and bernie sanders are clearing up to face off in another debate, coming a day after clinton lost the primary.
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let's get more on this. joining us from washington dv is tom ackerman. looks like bernie sanders goes into the base with a boost. tell us what you can expect tonight? >> well bernie sanders definitely scored a surprising upset in michigan. she did not score that well mathematically in the important delegate count. actually because of the peculiarities of the nominating process. hillary clinton edged her out with 68 delegates from michigan, versus his 65. that increases a delegate count. she has almost half of what is required for the july convention. and it must be said that she really trounced him in
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mississippi, where the majority black electorate among the democrats came out solidly in her favour. the question here in this debate is how this will reflect on the voters in the next prime ministry states, which are actually five next tuesday. florida, illinois, missouri, north carolina and ohio. ohio in particular, in another industrial state. where the same sentiments against free trade were indicated as in michigan. and which both candidates competed for loyalties among workers therewho are upset about the loss of jobs to globalization. they are - the question here, i think, is coming down to both of the candidates benefits if they can score, saying that they are
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more champions of trade that will not penalize american rust belt workers. >> and a quick word on the republican race. marco rubio's position looking uncertain ahead of the contest in his home state of florida. >> yes. in fact, there had been widespread speculation if he losses, and according to the polls, he is well behind donald trump in florida, that he would pull out of the race. we hear reported that he and the other two contenders, donald trump excluded, will meet to strategise to see how they can best survive the trump juggernaut in the next couple of weeks. marco rubio is the weakest hand,
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and how much longer he could survive is the question. >> now, six men involved in a sophisticated jewel heist in london have been sentenced to a combined gaol term of 34 years. they got away with valuables worth $20 million after using a drill to pour a hole into a vault rule. it's been described as the biggest burglary. three ring world were gaoled for seven years. most of the gold, diamonds and sav ires are missing iran test-fired two ballistic missiles it says are capable of reaching israel. state media reported the missiles had the words israel must be wiped out inscribed on them. the racts are understood to have -- rockets are understood to have a range of 2,000km, well in excess much iran's borders and tel aviv and jerusalem. myanmar is close to finding out
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who will become the new president, four months after going to the polls. parliament is due to begin nominating candidates on thursday. despite her victory, aung san suy kyi is unlikely to be among the nominees, from the capital, wayne hay explains why. >> ever since the national league for democracy won the election last year, the question has been who will be the next president of myanmar. under the constitution, the leader aung san suy kyi cannot become the president because there's a clause stating anyone that has immediate family members who are foreigners cannot take the top job, and aung san suy kyi has two sons who are british citizens. since the election we know there has been negotiations between the n.l.d. and the military, which holds vito power over constitutional changes. the talks centered around setting aside or suspending that article of the constitution to
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allow aung san suy kyi to become president. the talks have failed and speculation is around a man tin chor it become president. a member and confidante of aung san suy kyi. they still get the person they want as they dominate the upper and lower houses of parliament. and aung san suy kyi says she'll be above the president. it is clear who will be in charge, despite not being the president at this stage a group of disabled bolivians have taken their fight for better benefits to an extreme level, suspending themselves from a bridge. wanting benefits agreed from $12 to $722 a pioneering producer behind some of the greatest music has decide. george martin, known as the
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fifth beat helped to shape the legendary songs of the british band millions of people across south-east asia enjoyed a solar eclipse. star gaysers in thailand, soing more, malaysia -- singapore, malaysia and australia saw a partial eclipse. >> reporter: waiting for the moment when the moon is between the sun and the earth. the spectacular solar show brought people together from all over the world. for some it was the fifth eclipse. most indonesians have never seen one before. >> i can see the total solar eclipse for the first time in my life. second i'll share my experience with all my friends and family. i will make them. traditionally many believe something bad will happen during a solar eclipse. before the last eclipse, the
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government appealed to everyone to stay in doors. later, many came out to watch how day turned into night for 2-3 minutes. slowly now night is turning into day. it seems to be a pit eerie. after the yearing and excitement people are quiet, like they are in awe of what they witnessed for the first time in their life. >> i cannot express it. looks like wow. this person from the united states was worried he'd miss his eclipse because of the clouds blocking the view. the supreme moment is when the corona, the golden glow from the sun draws a circle. >> when there's no clouds the corona goes out and out and out. indonesia uses eclipse to promote tourism.
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. >> indonesia used the eclipse to promote tourism. the next is on august 21st next year more right here on >> we're in the eastern part of the democratic republic of congo. it's one of the least developed countries in the world, but there's an estimated $24 trillion worth of minerals here. tantalum, tungsten, tin, and gold have all been linked to violence in eastern congo by rebel groups and the congolese army. >> millions of people have been killed in the congo over the past decade.