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♪israel hits gaza with more airstrikes. there is talks in cairo that falter. ♪ >> hello. welcome. i am steven cole in doha. the united states sends more bombers into iraq with a second set of airstrikes against islamic state fighters. together at last, up to 30 years, giving hope to the families of argentina's stolen children. >> at the edin bro festival where we are a long way from russia where whistleblower
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edward snowden appears. why is he having such an impact here? first, israel has fired dozens of air and artillery shells at the gaza strips since the end of the cease-fire on friday morning. the total number of palestinians killed has reached over 1900, a third of them children. palestinian fighters have also kept up a steady salvo of rocket fire but there have been more no israeli deaths. andrew simmons went to the hospital where doctors and nurses are stretched trying to treat all of the wounded. >> this is at a time triage section where they assess the level of need. it's been extraordinarily business during this conflict with major decisions being made hear about what level of people need. try here, this is the amber section, moderate cases.
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over here, you can see some people who have had x-rays, some routine cases now. but the medics hearsay that they have been in a situation whereby 24/7, they have had no rest. and during the three-day cease-fire, they had some respite, some ability to be able to put things together, to get the supplies in a better state to do treatments, routine treatments but now, back where they were without a cease-fire in place, they need more assistance. they need more rest. they need some level of normality in this hospital, which they can't get because there is specialist care needed for many cases. they can't do here the demands of subject with equipment and blood supplies that are so great on so many occasions. put simply: they want more assistance here, a lot more. >> rallies and protests are taking place around the world in
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solidarity with gaza. events are expected to take place from he had edinborough. archbishop desmod tutu is expected to speak there. give us a flavor of what the atmosphere is like there, tanya. >> well, this is a very passionate crowd, a very determined crowd. police say there are at least 40,000 people here making it one of the biggest marches in recent south african history. these people want an end to the israeli bombardment. they want theisitsi ambassadors to be expelled from the country and for people to boycott isris goods. they strongly identify with it. they feel as though palestinians are suffering under the israeli occupation and bombardment and much the same way as people of mixed race suffered during aparthe
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apartheid. the late president, nelson mandela likened palestinian suffering to that of the majority people here in south africa during apartheid. >> that's why we see such a big cross section of south africans on the street and anti-apartheid heroes and desmon tutu taking part. >> proceed gaza protesters are expected in london. let's go to ramuni, a palestinian writer. jaffar, how do you read this latest situation? you have been very critical of the israeli government. what about pal stipian leaders? have they disappointed palestinians? >> steven, first let me thank you for referring to the fighters in gaza not the militants in gaza, which has been dictated by israel.
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i have been critical of israel with good reason. theisitsi government, they have one agenda in mind, and that agenda is the total wipeout of the palestinian population. since 1948, '67, '82, 2006. i could go on and on. let me just remind your viewers what shimon peres, the now retired president of israel and noble lawy laureate once said. he wished that the sea would swallow all of the people of gaza. mr. shamir, his prime minister has said our main task is to break the back of the resistance. so any resistance to israel being justified or otherwise is not on the card. they have monopolized the narrative for the last 50 years.
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i am glad that people around the world, okay, the people of gaza pay a heavy price, but there is a silver lining. the silver lining is that the entire world is now aware. >> is that the price? is that the price? is that price a price gazans are willing to pay? you describe it as a silver lining. we are talking about over 1900 palestinians killed in gaza. >> yes. >> for the sake of hamas. >> no. it's not for the sake of hamas. >> that's wrong. it's the sake for the sake of defending their livelihood and their existence. there is a policy in israel to wipe them out. the kinnesit last week published a paper that is sent to netanyahu in which he advocates that all of the civilians in gaza should be evacuated and put in concentration camps in the
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sinai desert. a rabbi in new jersey only this last weekend said, all gazans who voted for hamas are combatants and as such, should be targets. a veteran advisor said only last week that the israeli government should not play nice and differentiate between hamas and the gazans. they are all our enemies. they are targets. >> jafar ramini, a palestinian writer, thanks to you for joining us. >> the united states has launched a secondary strike against the islamic state fighters in northern iraq, drones attacked positions around erbil. the white house said, protecting the city was the priority. well, this u.s. military video shows the unit being destroyed by a 500 pound laser guided
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bomb. fighters from the islamic state group had advanced within 40 kilometers of erbil home to a u.s. consulate and thousands of americans. speaking to sorry of the people who managed to get out of erbil, they are afraid for their lives because of the advance by the islamic state fighters. >> reporter: almost overnight, war has come to the kurdish region. many of these families were between the city of mosul and erbil. they sought safety in the tent cities there when moss ill fell to isil. now yet another out post of the islamic state. the kurdish flag replaced by the group's own. >> abbu ibrahim left their home in mosul. two days ago, he left the camp. >> we heard the islamic state
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might come and storm the camp. it was in complete chaos with the withdrawal with of the forces. i packed up my family. we left. >> heading west, this was the only roof over their heads they could find. the kurdish region has taken pride in being the safest and most prosperous part of iraq. in this neighborhood, apartments cost hundreds of thousands of dollars each. in the last couple of days, buildings like this have become the last refuge of those with no where else to go and an indication of how quickly thins can fall apart. >> for some iraqis, it's been falling apart for a while. a fe. s he hasn't received proper medical care. >> we went to the hospital. the doctors said i need to have my legs amputated. and i said, how will i survive afterwards? they just said, we need to cut
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them off. >> his family is shia from if the ancient minority. they have moved three times in the last two years. >> we came at 3:00 in the morning the day before yesterday. we heard airstrikes and there were fighter jets in the skies. >> for decades, iraqi, muslims christians and others left peacefully together. no longer. >> sahar is 6 months pregnant and terrified of giving her baby here she wants to go to nejev where she heard they might find a house. here, local people provide food, but there is no shelter. there is no certainty that with a wide conflict, they won't have to move again. >> supporters of iraq's prime minister have taken to the streets of baghdad. people rallied in support of nouri al-malaki's attempt at a third term in. he is the leader of the biggest
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bloc in iraq's parliament. >> gluck jonathan has decared a national emergency to try to contain the ebola outbreak. he has improved an $11 million plan. in total, 961 people have died from the disease. >> an intervention plan and immediate release of 1.9 billion lyra for its implementation to strengthen ongoing steps to continue the establishment of additional isolation centers, case management, contact tracing, deployment of additional personnel, screening at borders and the procurement of required items and facilities. >>. >> the u.n. security count is he has threatened sanctions if they don't sign a piece deal, fighting between government troops and probably forces
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displaced at least 1 and a half million people since december. these 40,000 people are staying at a refugee camp. the aid agencies describe the conditions as an affront to human dignity. fighting in the central african pin has killed thousands of people and divided communities. the mining town of bota is one of the few places where muslims still live. many could leave or would leave if they could. >> reporter: they are clearing the ground in the hope that families who face religious based violence could return but it could be awhile. this part of the central african republic is still dangerous. the men get paid to do this but they need soldiers to protect them. there is hatred between some christians and muslims. >> they needed protection because on both sides, there are still extreme elements.
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occasionally, they are attacked but that is the french army to make sure that they describe the process. >> once the fighting have killed thousands of people, destroyed homes and divided the mining town of boda. the church is the home to some of those displaced. >> there are about 2,000 people living in this church compound. they have been here nearly seven months. they are christians and say they can't leave because their homes have been destroyed and they don't feel safe. people need food, water, cloeshths toilets and medicine. the church can't cope with the numbers. >> the priorities for people to go back to their homes and live in peace. seeing small children being born here, living in these tents, they are trying to cope, but it's unacceptable. people should account' have to live like this in boda. >> boda is a town in the west where there are a few muslims
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left. they say they are trapped in one area, too afraid to move on. >> we can't leave. we will all be killed. they will attack is along the road and chop us into pieces. it happened to other people before. >> what began as a political conflict became ethnic and religious. the african union and french troops help enforce an uneasy cease fire. the mood suggests many people aren't yet ready to forgive and forget. hara matasa. boda. >> still to come on al jazeera, turkey's prime minister is holding his last rally before sunday's election. we will be crossing live. an opening young eyes of south korea ian exhibition about children in the north.
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>>. >> nigeriases president has declared a national e merm emergency. he has approved an $11 million plan. syria and liberia have also declared national emergencies.
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>> turkey's presidential candidates are holding their last rallies ahead of sunday's vote. it will be the first time the turkish people have a vote directly for a president. jamil jones me live from the city of konia at mr. erdiwan's final campaign rally. there will be a lot of cheering and happy turks at that rally. no criticism there. he is the clear favorite. what makes him so popular in turkey? >> reporter: steven, he has been at the realms of pour in turkey for over a decade now. no decade, turkey has unprecedented economic successes and on many levels from reduction in unemployment to an increase in turkish currency to improvement in infrastructure. so, for example, 99 university did built the number of roads that have been built and his premiership has more than doubled that which has been built in the entire history of
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the new turkish republic. so those things have gone down very well with the crowd behind me. here, obviously, there is criticism for him and that criticism directed by his opposition who say he is an authauthoritarian ruler who doesn't give enough freedoms to those who don't see eye to eye with him. as turks prepare to go to these polls in the next 24 hours, all of the exit polls indicate that he will be heading to a first round occur in what will be a historically not only because, as you said, et cetera the first time the turks elect someone but it also means that he will be the longest ruling turkish leader from plea mereship to presidency in over a decade. >> many thanks, symamal. thousands of people have proceed nested libya for and against the newly elected
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parliament. >> police and the army were called in after rival demonstrators started filing. >> armored police closed off streets in the center of the city. al jazeera continues to demand the release of three journalists who have been imprisoned in egypt for 40 days. they havet farmi and greste were given seven years. mohammed also received seven years swells an extra three because he had a spent bullet in his possession. he picked it up at a protest. >> at least four people have died and many others injured after violence broke out in cities across pakistan. the violence was between the police and supporters of an anti-government cleric. protesters demanded that the prime minister resign and they blocked the road between lahor and islamabad.
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>> in the united states, police say they are treating the death of a former white house spokesman, jim brady as murder. he died on monday of complied cakes he received 33 years ago. he was seriously injured in 1981 during an attempted assassination of the reagan. lawyers for the would-be assassin doubt new charges will be laid. he was found not guilty by reason of insanity. >> for almost 40 years, hundreds of granted parents in argentina have been searching for their stolen grandchildren. many were babies when the military took them away during argentina's dirty war and put them up for adoption. as daniel reports from buenas aires, one grandmother's dream has come true. >> with his grandmother, it's an image that has moved and delighted argentina. she is the high-profile
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president of the granted mothers of the organization that searches for their stolen grandchildren. >> the meeting was marvelous, very nice, with a lot of love, compassion, wonderful hugs, totally unexpected. >> he is the 114th stolen child to be discovered and put in touch with his birth family. there are hundreds more out there who have not come forward. some know. others suspect. more probably have no idea. >> this situation that i am living through that others have experienced can serve to boost the search so that we can all understand the need to heal some of these wounds that have been open for so long. >> this grand mother is stit still waiting. taken by authorities in 197s 6 and never seen again. she believes her daughter in law had a boy.
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. >> they always talked about a boy called martin because they knew he would be a boy. so of course, i continued to search for a blond boy with blue eyes who was given that name 36 years ago. >> she was one of the founders of the campaigning groups that demand to know what happened to the estimated 30 people killed under military rule. she celebrated. her hope she would be celebrate with her own grandson next. >> it gives us strength. it gives us hope. i feel martin is close. i feel martin is close. >> 114 recovered grandchildren. argentina is celebrating as gradually it heals the wounds from its dark past. but 31 years after the military left office, it still is battling for answers, searching for justice. some of the grandmothers have died without finding their lost grandchildren.
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delia is now 88. her confidence boosted that she, too, will soon meet her lost granted son and find some comfort from a tragic past. daniel swimler, al jazeera, buenos aires. >> let's go back to gaza. this is the scene in gaza, and you can see smoke, again, over the top of some of the buildings there. and we also saw a recent quite substantial explosion. ham and that's what happened, and there is another explosion, too. more smoke as peace talks do seem to have faltered. in japan, tens of thousands of people are marking the 69th anniversary of the u.s. atomic bombing of nagasaki.
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flowers were laid at the peace park and u.s. ambassador to japan, caroline kennedy. the it was held near the spot where the plutone yam bomb was dropped in 1945. 150,000 people died in the attack and from subsequent radiation sickness. japan surrendered six days later ending the second world war. >> suffering endured by north korea's homeless is being highlighted in a new exhibition. the street children live a life on the marchins, begging and steal to go survive. occasionally, some escape to new lives in the south. harry fawset has more from seoul. >> they eat with the concentration of the seriously hungry. they images released by a south korea ian politician show north korean street children in 2010. it's the kind of like kim khuk
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was leading. he accounts how a relatively privileged childhood was shattered first by the death of his mother when he was four and then his father, by starvation 10 years later. an attempt to seek food and money in china saw kim thrown in jail with 22 others. he was one of two to survive. >> i had no one to rely on. i had long parted from my brother. i decided to come to south korea while in prison. when i got out, i had to take care of my body first. i weighed 35 kilograms. >> this exhibition highlighting the plight of the street children is being stage did by a campaign group that helps defectors make their way to south korea. kim
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organization. more than 35 people have died after river banks burst in the indian state of odisha following helpful rains. flood waters inundated several villages, damaging homes and crops. at least 60,000 people have had to be moved to relief camps. >> it's been more than a year since the former nsa contractor
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edwin snowden revealed details of how the u.s. government was spying on other countries making him one of america's most wanted men. is he a traitor or an inspiration. from the edinborough festival. >> few had heard of him 18 months ago. they know who he is now though. his revelation of mass surveillance gave his government headaches. they have given others information and ideas. >> surveillance is one of the big themes they 2014 shows about people watching people. it seems when we come to the subject of big brother, the audience just can't get enough. >> just look at this. this is a dark vision of a distopian future inspired by the show deny revelations. in our 2014. >> what was perceived before as
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being far-fetched and kind of paranoid is now the reality. we are being watched, you know, on skype, text message and i feel very uncomfortable about people watching me and everything else without our consents. we would never ask. so i want to engage in that debate and make a piece of theatre that makes people think about this. >> n"know tore yowsly yours," a tail of secrets, lies, sex and spies. surveillance is a worldwide concern. here, theatre appears to be the way to spot that debate. >> i think it's interesting to a lot of writers and theatre persons and artists generally to be living in this time when this huge avalanche of electronic information some swirling around us. it has a very strong political sdmenings but -- dimension and strong personal ones. >> performers are used to being watch. the audiences, increasingly, too, but in a different way. the big question raised at the fringe: how long will they
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tolerate it for? and ultimately, do they have any choice in the matter? phil lavel, al jazeera at the edinborough festival. >> that's our website, the home page. you can see in front of you, airstrikes and air drops, u.s. fighter jets moved in to iraq trying to stop the islamic state. plus, rocket fire resumes between israel and gaza. this, as talks to end that fighting fail. the american doctor who caught ebola speaks out for the very first time. plus, murder? the surprise ruling in the death of former white house press secretary, james brady.