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>> >> you are watching "france 24." live from paris. indonesian search and rescue teams are combing a possible crash site of suspected wreckage from a passenger plane. it has been found. want the chinese government to rebuild their homes that were destroyed in a series of blasts of a chemical factory. residents could be exposed to toxic gases. south sudan rivals hold talks in ethiopia in a bid to end the 20-month civil war.
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if salva kiir and riek machar do not reach an agreement, -- indonesian authorities say suspected debris from a missing plane has been spotted in the remote mountainous couple of -- puathe remote mountainous pa region. there is no indication the pilot made a distress call. our correspondent tells us about the search and rescue operation. >> the search and rescue teams were already on their way to the possible crash site. officials announced they had located debris but could not confirm whether or not it was part of the missing plane. >> only a single from the location.
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the important thing is that we have the approximate location and we will therefore be focusing on that area. >> the plane, carrying 54 people, was traveling from a remote settlement in densely forested mountains. 10 minutes before reaching its destination, the plane lost contact with air traffic control shortly after asking for permission to start its dissent. descent. so far airline and rescue officials say bad weather is likely to have caused the crash. >> around 100 residents in fromin want confirmation the chinese government after their homes were turned to ashes when explosions ripped through a chemical warehouse. so far at least 114 people have been confirmed dead while 70 others remain missing. our correspondent reports. >> devastated by their loss,
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these protesters have been sleeping with family, friends, week hotels since last posix and at a chemical storage warehouse. now they demand information -- since last week's explosion at it chemical storage warehouse. doug: you cannot just tell us that all you are going to do is give us new windows. what about the other stuff in the house? why should we have to pay for this? the blast released up to 700 tons of hydrogen cyanide. details are being released slowly by chinese state media that it is not fast enough for residents, who are worried about short and long-term effects on their health. >> we do not know what the poisonous gas, how many years it will take to figure out if our homes will be safe again. for the sake of our safety and
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survival, we do not dare go back and live at home. we demand the government buy back our houses. him, many of those protesting own homes in the residential context -- residential complex next to the blast site. all residents within a haveilometer rea radius had to leave her homes. the deputy mayor of tianjin said monday that he feels deeply guilty and responsible for the disaster. residents hope that responsibility will translate into compensation. in south sudan, the deadline for peace deals between the government and rebels is supposed to end today. negotiations are taking place in ethiopia. president salva kiir, on the other side come his former ally riek machar. thousands of people have been killed in the civil war. for more on this, we talked to simona fulton, a journalist who pastived there for the
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three years. are we sensing positive sides from both caps, or not at all? simona: the mediators are trying to hammer out an agreement at the 11th hour at all costs, but really, there seems to be a significant gap that has not been resolved so far. the rebels on one side are demanding more power-sharing in all additional space in south sudan. not just in the most conflict affected areas. the government is not willing to -- they are questioning the reinstatement of reich my sharp -- of reich my sharp -- of riek machar. impose they manage to themselves and force the sides to an agreement -- the question is, how good will the agreement be? and will it be peace on the ground? the talks fail,
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international sanctions are expected to be imposed. what is the stake here? a: it is true that there is talk of additional sanctions, and this could include a weapons embargo as well as targeted u.s. sanctions against individuals. there are already sanctions in , six commanders on both sides of the conflict. so far they have had next to no impact. they had four of these that do not have international passport. sanctions arethe really next to nil. they would depend on enforcement by south sudan's neighbors -- kenya, uganda, and ethiopia. we just do not see that happening. the federal sanction is there, but it is not a realistic one that is being taken seriously. aurore: thank you very much for
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that update. let's see what else is grabbing headlines across the world. -- thes of sri lankans former president is trying to make a political comeback or he lost the presidency in january and is now seeking to become prime minister. but for the current leader, president my three policy reset a, -- been killed in clashes with pro-russian rebels in southeastern ukraine. erratic violence has often but sporadic violence has broken out in the region despite the cease-fire reached this year. the russian foreign minister says he suspects a new offensive against -- the iraq he parliament -- the iraqi formerent is causing president nouri al-maliki to -- he fell into the hands of the
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islamic state group last year. al-maliki is accused of fueling sectarian tensions. it is now up to the prosecutor general to decide whether he will be brought to justice or not. august, 2005, the late israeli prime mr. ariel short -- prime minister arial evacuated 8000 jewish settlers. the army had to oust those who refuse. 10 years later, what has changed in the palestinian enclave? let's find out from our guest, who works at the interest due to -- at the institute for palestine studies. thank you for being with us on "france 24." you yourself have palestinian origins, i believe. what are your thoughts a decade after the gaza disengagement? sharon,l, under ariel
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implemented the disengagement for two reasons. the first, to deepen the separation between the west bank and the gaza strip, in other words, to further promote the fragmentation of occupied territories in the palestinian people. secondly, by undertaking this initiative in the gaza strip alone to give israel a freer hand to expand colonial expansion in the west bank, including east jerusalem. by all accounts, seen from israel's perspective, it has been quite successful. the gaza strip is more isolated than ever. israel launches periodic armed assaults against it, while in the meantime settlement activity in the west bank, including east jerusalem, has increased exponentially in the past decade. aurore: you are talking about an isolated gaza strip. tell us more how the
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disengagement has affected the economic situation there. mouin: there was not much of an , andmy to begin with scholars have written about how israel a policy in the gaza strip is really economic policy since 1967, has been in fact to make economic development in the gaza strip impossible for future generations. much of that was accomplished before this engagement, and since this engagement and particularly since hamas won the legislativenian elections and seized power in 2007, the gaza strip has been under an enforced ibaka. for -- under an enforced blockade. infant mortality rates in the gaza strip have risen for the first time in 50 years. that is a small indication of
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theisolated and deceived gaza strip inhabitants are today. aurore: israel physically pulled out, but it still include some checkpoints. is israel really out of the gaza strip? mouin: no. as a matter of international law, israel remains the occupying power in the gaza strip, and this is a position taken by the international committee, the red cross, and others. ,srael has done a redeployment withdrawing its military bases and it's a legal colonial subsidence -- and it's a legal colonial settlements. it is in fact in full control of the gaza strip, or at least in effective control of the gaza strip, by continuing to control the boundaries, the airspace, the naval space, and so on. most importantly, by periodically launching
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devastating assaults on the gaza strip that have resulted in thousands of primarily civilian actual fees. aurore: on the other hand, israel says militants routinely fire rockets into its territory, and in the past they have built tunnels, attempting to infiltrate israel to smuggle weapons, so there are concerted -- there are sick security -- there are security concerns. what is your response to that? a matter ofl as policy rejected as a matter of principle any negotiations with palestinians about a withdrawal from the gaza strip. the reason he refutes -- the reason it refused to negotiate with drawing is because it wants to maintain a free hand within the west bank and wants to implement the withdrawal in a manner that would further reinforce fragmentation of the occupied territories. so it was israel that took the decision not to put any security
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concerns that it may have on the agenda by refusing to negotiate. secondly, i would say that palestinians have, under international law, the right to self-defense. under international law, israel does not have the right to engage in these massive armed assaults on the gaza strip here as are importantly come political matter, as long as this conflict continues and its root cause is occupation, self-determination, the refugee question and someone are not addressed and resolved, we can talk about security concerns and human rights violations until the cows come home, but it is going to remain a matter particularly for the inhabitants of the gaza strip. that is why seeking a resolution of this conflict on the basis of the applicable international law and the u.n. resolutions and so forth remains an urgent priority. aurore: thank you very much for
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joining us here on "france 24" and for giving us your opinion on the story. -- president cc of egypt says the new measures will help deal with the growing islamic insurgency. anyone found guilty of setting up a terrorist group could face the death penalty. police officers in the military have more power. ine times" correspondent cairo says why groups are angry over the measures. >> they have been criticizing this since the draft, i said this a few weeks ago. one of the points is that the arth is being attacked, crackdown against journalists.
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anyone who publishes anything against the government line in regard to a terrorist attack is to $65,000.25,000 you will be punished. in addition, there are many obstacles that eventually says -- thisessentially says means that you can essentially be sitting at home thinking about terrorism. it gives them power to crack down. the islamist insurgency has been growing over the past two years. why has he approve these terror measures now? on this grow certainty that --
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it is a response to specific events. blow to theive government. and there is continued resistance against the followers of the mohamed morsi. also, if they want to, to crack down across the country. we will have to see how things will come to the forefront in the next few days. it is not just concerning for journalists only, but for anyone concerned about the government. the german chancellor, angela merkel, says the influx could be a bigger challenge for the eu than the current debt crisis. germany receives more refugees than any other country in europe.
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just this year alone, 600,000 migrants are expected to reach germany. our correspondent explains. crammedands of people into centers like this one on the border between austria and germany. it is well overcapacity. during july, some 80,000 migrants arrived, the country's largest intake of newcomers headed for the european union. >> the question is how to manage the issue of refugee, how to manage relations with african neighbors, the question of whether we will be able to find a diplomatic solution to these civil wars. all of these -- determined to reach central and northern europe, many migrants travel from turkey to greece and then on to macedonia. in this train station, thousands of people are trying to board trains to serbia every day.
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the next stop along the way is hungary. here the government's has attempted to slow migrants with wall, stretching 175 kilometers long the serbian border. conditions often fall short of expectations. wewe came seeking peace and thought that the conditions in are better. but here the conditions are the same as in serbia. >> far right groups, germany plus interior minister says germany will crackdown on anti-immigrant activity. >> there are a growing number of attacks against asylum seeking institutions and asylum-seekers themselves. it is incomprehensible. it is unacceptable and undignified. angela merkel has said europe
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must agree on a common policy to a deal with asylum requests. the issue is to be discussed at the european commission in the coming days. aurore: if you are trying to save your pennies, some of you may have carpooled. what about private jet cooling? an increasing number of pilots can now get in touch with passengers online, and in some cases it could be cheaper than getting the train. the privately lounge -- the private lounge -- no need to check bags or waste precious time going through security. >> is there anything else i can get you? >> will you be staying in london? doug: they are not rich but they are flying by private jet. this plane was going to be on its way to england, en route to pick up a wealthy client. but if you can get a chartered
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flight to pay both ways, everybody is happy. london to paris for 214 euros economy'sks to the newest phenomenon. while this is a commercial flight, the trend also extends to amateur endeavors. >> we will do a tour of the cathedral. in the end, we will arrive in serbia. >> one wants to indulge his passion for flying. the other wants a unique aerial experience. together they can share the cost . 17 euros each to get to paris, a 300 kilometer trip. the same price as a train, but in half the time. an idea that is really taking off. if you have just joined us, here is a reminder of our top story. indonesian search and rescue teams are combing a possible crash site, suspected wreckage
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from a pastor plane found in the papua region. families in tianjin want the chinese government to rebuild their homes after a series of blasts damaged them. residents could be exposed to toxic gases. south sudan rivals hold talks in ethiopia in a bid to end the 20-month civil war. and riek machar do not reach a deal, international and sanctions -- international sanctions could be imposed. let's now turn to the day business news with stephen carroll. hello. we are going to stay with one of our top stories, and that is the series of explosions in the chinese city of tianjin. a major gateway for imports and exports in china, also home to one of china's economic zones that was set up to attract foreign companies. many of those firms have been forced to temporarily close
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their factories in the wake of last week's blast. that could have -- that could tend -- taint china's reputation. >> a thriving economic hub thrown into turmoil after last week's multiple explosions in the chinese port of tianjin. the repercussions are expended to be that are selected to be extensive. >> the event is likely to be large with initial insured loss to $1.5s of $1 billion billion. atof the carsd the toyota factory in tianjin were damaged, and the plan will be closed until thursday. with at least seven
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pharmaceutical factories located within the blast site, it is likely they, too, we'll be hit hard by china's worst industrial explosion in recent history. tianjin is the 10th largest importer in the world. it is a free trade zone the government in april. it accounts for around 3% of china's total trade and 7% of all goods coming through chinese ports. a large quantity of which is bound for the nearby landlocked beijing. a blow for regional trade could be struck. also giving a boost to neighboring countries. stephen: next we turn to zimbabwe, with a picture of the economy becoming even more gloomy. they tried to restart talks with international lenders. foreign investment is key to reviving the country's economy. zimbabwe is doing more to
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attract more people. >> this is the latest project to get off the ground in this industrial zone. a south african company is investing 80 million euros to set up a new factory. >> it has changed for quite a while. we know a lot of companies that sit down with the government, explained their expectations. recently took part in an investment seminar in harare. many investors remain wary given the original law under which they need to have a local partner. the cabinet ministers are trying to a lay their concerns. they have given assurances that special economic zones will be set up. >> special economic zones is really more of legislation, licensing, takes of the matters -- takes other measures.
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we really will feel attracted to come in in that particular area. >> with the economy out of cash, everything out of harare depends on foreign capital. businesses have a hard time keeping their businesses open. there is also a complaint about how government runs the process. investment technology -- you have talked with regulations, and they have great media to do this. >> for all of this, the zimbabwean economy has its strong points. there is no shortage of resources. now the country needs to modernize its means of production urgently. stephen: a quick look at what is happening on the markets in this mid-weight in the trading day. we see all the main european markets up, with the exception
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of the london ftse, 100, this is the markets are going on a chance of the bailout deal. inse gains have petered out the trading day. you can see paris and frankfurt up by less than one half of 1%. for today's business headlines, the indian airline indigo has confirmed its order for 250 a-320 neo jets worth $26 billion. it is the single biggest order for airbus in terms of the number of aircraft involved. it was the company share price by more than 1%. alston has also jumped this monday after the approval of the sale of its parent generation sale of its parent generation úññ÷?÷?ñ?ñó6óñd>8$;ection.
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