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tv   News  Al Jazeera  August 14, 2014 9:00am-10:01am EDT

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>> hello, welcome to the news hour in doha. coming up, still defiant, hamas said a ceasefire demands on its demands being met. >> iraqi fighter jets in action as fighting breaks out near fallujah. >> campaigners in egypt remember hundreds killed in a bloody crackdown a year ago. we spoke to an aljazeera journalist who is jailed 10 months. >> the first papal visit to asia
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in years, the pope is calling for peace. >> first, a new five day truce appears to be holding between israel and palestinian factions in gaza. there was a shake. >> i start. rockets were still being fired. overall, the situation now appears calm. palestinians hope to return to their homes in the hopes the peace will continued. it's feared disease account spread through the territory with many hospitals badly damaged. >> israel continues to amass troops near gas. that is a message that it is still ready to act if the ceasefire is broken. the negotiating team has come back. they greed to extend the ceasefire as long as their demands were heard.
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>> we allowed for the truce ceasefire to extend in order to continue to exercise further pressure on the zionist enemy until our demands are met. there is still a true opportunity to have an agreement concluded on one condition, these zionist occupation forces manipulate, words, maneuvering and hiding behind words, whereby our demands are neglected. >> since israel's assault on gaza began july 8, 64 israeli soldiers and three civilians, including a thai national have been killed in israel. >> 1,957 palestinians ever died, according to gaza's health ministry. the united nations said nearly three quarters are civilians. 469 are children. more than 10,000 palestinians
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have been wounded, and more than 209,000 people are still seeking shelter in u.n. facilities. >> andrew simmons joins me now live from gaza and lets talk about the ceasefire. the hamas negotiating team came back from cairo. what was their message? >> in the statement, he sounded uncompromising. he spelled out the whole position of hamas saying they want the lifting of the entire siege, the blockade. he wanted a sea port, another key demand of hamas. he wants israel to rebuild the hole gaza strip, effectively, and pay for all the damage and loss of life it's caused. he said that war is imposed on
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us, if it's imposed on us, we will reply. now, effectively, hamas is really setting a stall out here with the added issue of unity, saying they were completely unified, so they were speaking to a big audience, addressing their own sporters, addressing all the negotiators and addressing egypt and the international community in this. the issue, it has to be said is what will israel say in response. they ever not made any comment yet on the ceasefire, other than to confirm that it is in place and it is a five day ceasefire, unlike the previous three day ones. this, well, the people here, the palestinians in gas are really hoping and praying that this is a prelude to something bigger, an actual deal, but is it? that's the key question. there is some speculation, in fact leaks that suggest that key issues, key issues that they
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can't get agreement on are put to one side for a later date so that they can deem with the smaller issues first. one of those key big issues is setting up a sea port and giving the palestinians in gas their own means of entry and exit by sea. that is a big problem for israel. not only that, israel wants demilitarize the gaza strip. that's a big problem for hamas. that's issues put aside. as far as the palestinians in gaza are concerned, they are now in a state of relief is the wrong word, they're in a stage whereby they're coming out of the awful bubble they were in, the bereavement, the shock, the horror of one month, one week of this conflict with so many dead and so much damage. they're coming out of that to try to start to rebuild and of course the first thing on the agenda is to try and get peace, and five days, well that's a
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start. >> andrew in gaza, thank you, andrew. >> kimberly has more now from west jerusalem. >> within the israeli delegation wide receivers there are challenges ahead in trying to get support inside israel for some of the egyptian proposals being put forward to try achieve a longer and durable ceasefire. prime minister benjamin netanyahu convening a meeting of his security cabinet in tel-aviv has a challenge on his hands with members of that cabinet evenly divided over whether or not to support the egyptian proposal. a number of the issues being discussed will be the issue of rebuilding gaza. many israelis are concerned about the cement being imported, concerns that perhaps it could be used for rebuilding tunnels that have been destroyed in recent weeks. the proposal by the egyptians instead would allow for that cement to be brought in to rebuild and help build the homes
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of the tens of thousands of gazes who have been displaced. that would be under strict supervision. there are plans to ease but not lift the blockade on gaza, allowing goods and service to say come in and out of gaza with strict intersection and agreement by the palestinian authority, as well as israel. another proposal would be the transferring of money from a third party to allow for salaries in gaza to be paid for bureaucrats, as well as officials, but there is a lot of opposition to some proposals inside the security cabinet. while there is support from some of the more moderate members to not only agree to this proposal by the egyptians, but also to see the palestinian authority strengthened, as well as abass, there are hardliners who are trying to build opposition and try to see when it comes to the transferring of money, that
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there are very strict controls put in place. this is the challenge ahead for prime minister benjamin netanyahu, not just to try and reach a deal with the palestinian delegation, but also to get acceptance for it, within israel. >> the united states says it's unlikely to launch a rescue operation to help people trapped by fighting in northern iraq. thousands have fled to the sinjar mountains after fighters from the islamic state group moved into the area. the pentagon said the situation isn't as bad as it had originally thought. meanwhile, the iraqi troops -- jets bombed targets, including a mosque and water plant. four children were killed. >> we are joined now, from erbil. what caused the united states to change its mind?
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fault. >> i intelligence or better intelligence later saying the christians didn't need rescuing? >> well, possible rescue operation for the yazidis, that religious minority on sinjar mountain seems to have been called off, because they actually were able to take a look at who was there and what sort of condition they were in. this was an operation using special forces and marines who spent time on sinjar mountain to assess it. following that, they decided that there weren't nearly as many as they thought they were and they thought that they were able to survive for the most part while on the mountain. we're told by u.n. sources that 80,000 people have crossed over through syria, that back way route that goes down from sinjar mountain, across a bridge, back into northern iraq. a lot of those were actually on the mountain, and although they are not in immediate danger anymore, it is still very much a
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community in crisis. >> a political standoff in baghdad. is that being felt in erbil? what is the impact of that across the country? >> we haven't seen a lot of effusive welcomes for the new prime minister delegate. no one is sure how different he will be from the old prime minister, who still by the way is refusing to budge. they are from the same party and there has been a lot of bitterness between baghdad and erbil. it won't easily be erased with the designation of a new prime minister. there is hope this will be a new page turned and it's desperately needed both on the humanitarian front, this kurdish region is overwhelmed with displaced people, it's a u.n. emergency in fact. part is because it hasn't
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received funds from baghdad. the other is a military issue, essentially the consensus is there needs to be a lot more cooperation between the iraqi capitol and kurdish capitol an that fight against the islamic state group. >> all right, jane, inne >> this floating bridge from syria is now the lifeline for iraqi yazidis, the route off sinjar mountain into syria and back into iraq. thousands have come this way with the help of syrian kurdish rebels. the yazidis live in the kurdish region, but with their towns taken over by islamic state fighters, here they rely on the kindness of strangers. >> by the time people cross
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here, they've been stranded on the mountains for days and walked for hours. these are the survivors. a lot of them are wondering what will survive of their community. >> this camp just a few kilometers from the crossing was built for syrian refugees. it's now full of yazidis, who tried and failed to defend their towns. >> seven of my relatives were killed by shelling. some were beheaded. >> he said they need help to go back and bury the bodies. we are shown a photo of the decapitated body of her elderly brother, killed when the islamic state group took over their village. >> my brother was beheaded and they put it on the internet or everyone to see. >> the yazidis have had massacres over the centuries. they say the only solution is for them all to leave. their anger extends to their own leaders. this man asked why they should listen anymore to the prince of
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the yazidis. >> it's been 300 years. they change our nationality to arab, then kurds. we are not kurds or arab, we're yazidis. >> there are dozens of hen moo worked with u.s. forces during the war. they feel abandoned. >> i think they left us. they left us like peshmerga left us. we depend on the peshmerga and they said we are not going to live in sinjar, it is a part of kurdistan. they left us. >> his immediate family is safe, but his sister in law has lost 51 members of her family. they were all killed on the first day the fighters entered their town. the yazidis are such a small community, almost all have lost family members in sinjar. they don't feel safe in iraq.
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>> syria, now 20 people have been killed in the suburbs of damascus. according to local media, they died in government airstrikes. activists say the army help by the national defense force and hezbollah has almost entirely taken a city in eastern damascus. syrian jets launched four strikes on the city. they've been fighting since april. syrian media are saying the army has taken full control. >> five people have been killed during heavy shelling in the city of holmes. activists say it was carried out by militia from the national defense force. >> still to come on aljazeera: >> we look at how journalists as well as protestors were targeted by egypt security forces if the crackdown a year ago.
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>> plus hopes are returned to peace in the capitol of the central african republic. >> in sport, find out if suarez will be back playing sooner than expected. >> pope francis began five day visit to south korea with a message of peace. seoul's rival, the north fired five projectiles into the sea, rockets probably. we have more on the pope's historic trip from seoul. >> pope francis showed an immediate sign of the importance of his visit. the personal welcome at the plane steps from the president. >> then into his specially requested modern transport. the pope exercises fra exercisey
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and who you milty. >> north korea decided to fire five projectiles, the pope giving his first speech delivered a message of peace. >> for diplomacy, peace can be won through quiet listen and dialogue rather than by recontinual nations, criticism and displays of force. >> south korea's president said the visit would be an opportunity for a period of reunification but only if north korea changed its current
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course. >> to reunify the korean peninsula contributing to world peace and the prosperity of humanity, we must first halt nuclear development. >> in his first speech dominated to some extent by north korea, the pope will send other messages during his visit. he will old an open mass. images will be seen across the world and crucially for the catholic church, across asia. as he flew over china, the pope sent a message of good will to the president and people of the country in which an underground catholic church continues to defy the government. >> an important element of this visit will be a catholic-asian youth festival. already some chinese attendees are banned from traveling.
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>> some that planned to attended the event did not. the committee feels sorry. >> for all this is a visit to south korea, it's just as much a visit to asia, where the catholic church cease potential for growth. >> nebraska has had some pretty wild weather recently. i've got pretty good pictures to show you from nebraska from a hospital that is on the ground floor here, is what we're looking at. this is a cafeteria. at first, there was a bit of water there, so at least the cafeteria wasn't occupied. you can see what happened when flood waters burst through the doors, causing damage. that's what's happening over the western parts of the u.s. at the moment. you can see all the clouds it's had with us. in the east, severe weather, as well. in fact, this little system here has given us more rain than we can cope with.
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here are the pitches now, showing 336-millimeters of rain hitting long island. you can see the flooding situation. it all rose quickly, catching motorists off guard. heading through the next couple of days, more unsettled weather, but the latest system in the east is moving away. there's that area of low pressure there. as we head through friday, still giving wet weather over parts of canada. that will make things very wet and gray. it pulls away as we head into saturday and behind it, there's another system pulling itself together. we are going to see more heavy downpour sweep eastward as we head through the weekend. >> three people have been killed by security forces in cairo during protests to mark a year since anti coup sit ins were broken up. hundreds of protestors were killed.
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supporters of the now illegal muslim brotherhood blocked roads into key yo to mark the anniversary. >> the exact death toll hasn't been verified, but human rights watch it is 817 people are likely to have been killed in the crack down. journalists trying to document the events of that day were also attacked. >> simon mcgregor wood reports. >> the scale of the violence took everyone by surprise, including journalists. this is something the egyptian government did not want the world to see. our own position was one of the first to come under fire from government snipers. >> the clear intention was to stop information.
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networks were jammed, networks and reporters all targeted. any relief from getting off the roof was soon replaced by the horrors we witnessed below, tear gas, hate and hysteria. the police and military started to close in, journalists started to die. a cameraman from the u.k., a reporter from an egyptian paper and a young egyptian photographer all shot. >> we have no notice that one year after that. no investigations have been launched to try to know what happened exactly and who killed the journalists. >> six more were seriously injured. those trying to get closer to the story were detained by security forces. many were beaten and equipment
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confiscated or destroyed. >> it was impossible for us to get inside that square. i think any journalists who were in there and who did manage to film were journalists who happened to have been there when the violence broke out and they were quickly trying to escape that violence. >> many tweeted their experience. tom from reuters with two photographers, soldiers ever taken their cameras and deleting thor photos. voice of america, pulled from car and detained by police. abigail from the washington post, police fire tear gas into spectators and press. they're firing live ammo at us. we're trapped. >> despite the best efforts of the military backed government an information and pictures did get out. some journalists paid the ultimate price on that brutal day. they died trying to ensure the world knew what happened and who was responsible. simon mcgregorwood, aljazeera.
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>> an aljazeera correspondent arrested a year ago while covering the protest was jailed without charge for more than 10 months. he was on a hunger strike until released in june. he's now with me in the studio. welcome. good to see you. you were just leaving the square on the day, the vital day. tell us what happened. >> actually, since noon, when it was past 12:00 on that day, it was almost impossible for anyone to move around in the square, looking, you know, on the ground everywhere, there were police forces and army troops, as well, so i had to stay in the hospital, the hospital itself. about 5:00 in the afternoon, this place got stormed by police forces and asked everyone to move out, so we were actually forced to use one way, which was the only way possible to leave
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the square at that time. of course, nobody knew what was going to happen and with the one point when i had to cross to the army check point there, i was detained. >> did you see people being killed? >> yes, i did. that was the first scene i saw that day, about 6:30 in the morning, i was making my way back to the square and i saw people got shot close to where the center of the fracas was taking plagues. >> how has all of this changed your life? >> i have been to a war zone before during the libyan revolution in 2011 and i was in one of the most dangerous places in libya. although i stayed for two weeks, what i witnessed and saw that day on the 14th of august, 2013 was life-changing,
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life-changing because of the fact that you didn't really know what to do. i mean, in libya, you had the option of moving around. there was a place where fighting was taking place, but it was everywhere. you didn't really have the chance to go anywhere and of course, what would happen later when i got detained and had to endure these almost 10 months of detention, it was life-changing. i always think what has happened before is totally different from what has come before. it's like a rebirth again. >> i can understand that. has it 10 months in detention, a hunger strike, the shock of release, has it reaffirmed your belief in the importance of the freedom of the media, of journalism? >> i totally believe that if it was not because of the support of people for this aspect, the freedom of press, it wouldn't have been possible for me to get
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out of jail, and i'm looking at the fact that so many other people are on hunger strike in egypt and people have been detained every day, but the support i saw both locally and globally and campaign has been going on either for me before and for my colleagues, as well, it's astounding and as well, we need to see the fact that it's not only our colleagues that we have freelancers still in prison, photographers, local journalists, detained on that day and are still in prison up until now, so just if i could mention a photographer, freelance photographer was detained the very same day and still in prison. we have other people who are from separate news networks, freelancers mostly who are still in prison, but, you know, i may not have been kind of, you know,
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hard defender of press freedom or not dedicated in my life, but i think i would mostly dedicate my life for this now and for whatever i have got left. >> three aljazeera english cliques in prison in cairo. can you tell us just what kind of conditions they are likely being kept in or you must know the conditions they are kept in. >> i do know some of them have been in a maximum security prison in the beginning of their detention and i have been to that place for the last month before i was released. actually, not even animals would stay there, if i could use that, you know, way to describe the thing, because you stay in a place which was less than two meters, that's where you live, eat, even have to do whatever you want, and at the same time, you are not allowed to get in contact with outer word. you don't see your family exempt every two or three weeks. it's a terrible thing, because, you know, even if you moved into
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one of the prisons where you could have some kind of facilities, still the whole life of prison, all the details there are shocking, because you do not have even the freedom, i mean the list, medical care, it's something that you to have pay for. there's nothing that goes around in prison without, you know, bribing officers or trying to make a shady way out. our colleagues are really enduring something that's not easy for people to take, and i think even if not for the fact that we have this campaign going on for them, if we have even more wars, so it's something that, you know, i hope that and very soon for them. >> everybody here echos that sentiment. good to see you, well done and good to see you looking so well. >> thank you. >> of course aljazeera is demanding the release of the three journalists we have been talking about.
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they've been in prison in egypt for 229 days. they were falsely accused of helpinging the muslim brotherhood. two were given seven year sentences, the third received an extra three years because he had a spent bullet in his possession. he picked it up at a protest. >> libyas new elected parliament asked for protection for individuals. fighters from the shield brigade ever clashed with rival fighters around the airport, still controlled by rival militia. to eastern ukraine where five of died in new fighting in donetsk. the ukrainian government announced it's dispatching its own convoy of humanitarian aid to the troubled east.
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a much larger humanitarian convoy is traveling toward the same region. kiev said it will only be allow entry if the red cross examines and distributes the contents. what's going on in donetsk. >> five people. hitting close to a hotel shattering the windows and leaving people running for cover. it would seem that the humanitarian situation in that city would also get much worse. usually there were around a million people who live in donetsk, but half have left. there are two people who are too ill or in firm to leave, but we know that that situation is going to worsen if the shelling continues of that city. >> what is the latest? bring us up to date on the
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latest in the convoy. >> well, it left this morning and seems to have moved south and seems to have stopped in another city. that is on the russian side of the border, not on the ukrainian side. so far, they have set up camp and show no sign of moving, but if they were to move into ukraine from that point, they would go through separatist territory, send alarm bell to say ukraine and further afield, as well. that would be seen by some as being very provocative on the russian side. the international committee for the red cross is to hold a meeting tomorrow with kiev and moscow to try to bring clarity to this situation. where we are, we have seen another convoy of aid leaving here, around 30 trucks with aid, going to the east. it cannot go through, because it is too dangerous to get there.
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it is packed with bread, wheat and sugar. that will go to the refugees lieu fled the fighting. >> you are watching the news hour. still to come, pakistan's capitol is very secure as an anti-government marsh gets underway. >> mourning in brazil after a presidential candidate is killed in a plane crash. >> in sport, a landmark win for, that story and more.
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>> the pentagon said the humanitarian situation s as bad for the yazidis as originally thought. >> hundreds of supporters of the the deposed president morsi were killed last year. >> the conflict between israeli
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and palestinians, one of the main palestinians demands is for israel to lift the blockade. we report now on what that could mean for gaza's fishing fleet. >> the little fishing port is slowly coming to life, even though everyone here is worried about the days to come. he has been fishing all his life and remembers when he fished over 20 nautical miles. >> they got us down to three at the beginning of the year. we were allowed six miles, now three. they say it is enough. we go fishing, what do they think we are doing? >> fishermen have returned to sea since the ceasefire was put in place. they venture at most a few must not meters from the coast. the israel navy is never too far and the fishing port wasn't spared from the fire power
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during the conflict. they hope the talks in cairo will ease their life. this man lost his house and five relatives. the past and future buried under the rubble. >> i want to be respected and people to live like every else in the world. i want to cross the borders and not be who you him 80ed. look at this. is it a life? >> people have put their names up to remind who used to live here. whether the ceasefire holds, for those who lost everything, it will take years to recover. >> among the main demands put forward by the palestinians is for the sea port to be built as soon as possible. >> it's very urgent, the port will solve problems. it will create jobs, allow is to trade with the rest of the world, free us from the blockade
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and not rely on neighbors. >> excavation work started in 2000 with the agreement of the israelis, but then stopped a few months later, when the second in at a fad da started. now the rival of the plan is seen as crucial in ending the month-long conflict. a compromise might be reached if the ceasefire holds. after death and destruction, gazes now peace will have to be mended one stitch at a time. >> rains across parts of southern china triggered mudslides and floods. several residents were stranded on rooftops waiting for help. 16 villages have been affected. seven people have been killed since the rains began sunday.
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>> pakistan's capitol is in full lockdown as protestors marshed towards the capitol. thousands gathered for independence day protests, calling for the ouster of the prime minister. the leader of the party accuse vote rigging in the election. >> article several tense hours, both are on their way to islamabad with thousands are their supporters. the leader of the pakistan party will be gathering supporters as he passes through major towns. he has instructed his party workers who have a government in the province to bring a large number of supporters to
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islamabad. also moving his marsh, known as the revolution marsh, the other march the freedom marsh, the two marches are combining together and the government is wondering how to deal with the situation. the local administration has not removed the obstacles. it will be interesting to see how these large crowds come into the city and what steps the government will take to make sure no untoward incidents take place. >> korean airlines is suspending lights to kenya to stop the spread of the ebola virus. flights will stop next week as kenya's medical authorities warn it is not ready to handle the outbreak.
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>> the airports remain crucial. we don't think enough seriousness has been placed in terms of doing screening. it is imperative that we reduce the risk of the disease getting into our borders. >> in west africa, the outbreak killed more than 1,000 people since december. there's no cure, but the u.s. company has sent supplies of a serum that may help. >> the experimental but potentially life-saving serum arrives in liberia. over 1,000 people have died in the west africa outbreak. many are infected, but there's only enough serum to treat three people. >> for me, this is not the answer. it's just a matter of trial. we need to continue the mechanisms that will break
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transmission to eradicate the disease. >> when two american missionaries were infected, they were taken home and given the treatment. they showed improvement. that raised questions about why africans have never had it. with u.n. approval, the limited supplies were sent. it's prevention needed to stem the outbreak and that's proving difficult in one of the world's poorest regions. health care facilities are lacking and it's not easy to enforce precautionary measures. guinea's border with sierra leone has been closed, but frustrated travelers are still trying to cross. for many, no movement means no trade and no income. in nigeria, an infected nurse gets quarantined to be with her family, putting at risk another 21 people. president good luck jonathan uses a hand sanitizer to show the importance of keeping hands clean, but the numbers are still going up. >> the number of people that
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have been affected is 198. some are monitored by health specialists. their movements are being monitored. >> three infected medics will receive treatment. if they're lucky, it will work. the fate of hundreds more infected patients is even less certain. aljazeera. >> brazil declared three days of mourning after presidential candidate campos was killed in a plane crash. the leader of the party was on a jet that came down in bad weather. we report. >> a giant hole in the middle of a residential neighborhood marks the spot of the plane crash that took the life of a young presidential candidate, eduardo campos. the plane debris hit 10 buildings, exploding projectiles
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exploding anything in their path in this port city and yo outsido paulo. >> at the moment it crashed, we felt a big shake. it was an explosion and we didn't know what was happening. we thought a believe collapsed. >> perhaps amazingly, nobody on the ground was killed, but all seven of the people onboard were, the two pilots, campos, and four of his aids all were on their way to a campaign event. >> we're right at the crash scene. this is as close as the police will allow us to get, because it's still an active investigation. the weather is not good, it's raining and very overcast and we're told these were the conditions at the time of the accident. initial reports are that the plane tried to land but aborted in the last moment. at that point, the control tower lost all communications with the plane. >> he was a rising star in national politics, former governor of a large northeast state where he stepped down from governor this year with more
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than 70% approval ratings. >> brazil loses a young leader with an extremely promising future in front of him, a man that could have climbed to the highest posts in the country. without a shadow of a doubt, it is a loss, regardless of our differences, we always kept a strong relationship of mutual respect. >> as crews sifted through the wreckage looking for clues, the political world in brazil was left in shock, with the election only six weeks away, his supporters wonder where to go from here. >> it's pretty sad. we are going through a very complicated political situation. all of a sudden, we are trying to change things, something like this happens. it's pretty sad. >> no matter the politics, the overwhelming feel here is that eduardo campos was a man who died too young. aljazeera, brazil. >> tensions are high after days of violence in the city of st.
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louis in the united states. that's after the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager saturday. we have more from ferguson, missouri. >> the police mobile command center in the parking lot of a strip mall just outside ferguson looks like a militarized zone. a large number of police officers from surrounding municipalities have descended to help deal with protests that have gotten violent. tom jackson called the presence appropriate. >> none of that was military equipment. that was all the swat teams have their equipment vans and those are big vans, big trucks. >> following three nights of unrest, chief jackson called on protestors to remain peaceful and restrict demonstrations to daylight hours to restrict confrontations with police. armored vehicles loaded with tactical officers left the command center to faceoff with demonstrators. our crews tried to make it past the check points.
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moving closer, we were met by one of many layers of police. approach be the next set of officers, we were blocked. >> they told us foot traffic was allowed to go through. irate residents turned away began shouting at police. >> hands up! don't shoot! hands up, don't shoot! >> but were forced to back away. >> please fired tear gas to disperse crowds. a mile from the epicenter, police fired rubber bullets and tear gas next to where our crew set up our camera. >> we've got floodlights on us now. hey! we got press over here! >> sam, sam! >> a local news crew captured the incident from across the
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street. our cameras continued to record as we retreated into the neighborhood. police later approached our equipment and eventually allowed us to evacuate the area. aljazeera, ferguson, missouri. >> the u.s.'s army's highest ranking official is in vietnam with the jointly chiefs of staff visiting the country for it years after the war there. they are talking about boosting ties between the former enemies. >> people in the central african republic hope the arrival of u.n. peacekeepers will restore order in their country. the main goal of lasting peace is some way off. we report from the capitol. >> the european union's military operation is trying to restore order in the capitol and make it easier to deliver humanitarian aid. the soldiers are always alert. people in the central african republic of tense.
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some carry concealed weapons for protection. >> the situation on the ground is relatively calm now. the area is secure. there's not too many problems except for crime. we are trying to disarm people. our main goal is a long-lasting peace. >> the french army and african union soldiers arrived before the e.u. force. most will form part of the new u.n. peacekeeping mission. >> you do hear the occasional gun going off, but it is relatively calm because the forces managed to stabilize the area, allowing african union troops and the french army to deploy further into the country. months of religious based violence have rocked the country. they try to keep christians and muslims apart. this is mainly a christian area. >> we wanted more patrols. now they are here. we feel safer because these soldiers are here. >> going to chad with his family
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when the violence started, he has come back to assess the situation. this has now become mainly a muslim area. >> i left my wife and children in a refugee camp in chad. i came back to check my shop. it's quiet, but i don't think it's safe to bring my family back here. >> thousands have been displaced by months of fighting. more humanitarian aid is needed. there is now a ceasefire, but a border reconciliation process hasn't yet begun. given the hatred and deep divisions that are in place here, that could take years. >> still to come, find out which team has won the biggest prize in south american cup football.
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>> time for sport and here's andy. >> thank you so much, steven. larry suarez has failed to have a ban lifted. as far as band from all footballing activity, after being found guilty of biting an opponent at the world cup, it is ruled he can train but won't be able to play until the end of the october. suarez also suspended from uruguay's next nine competitive games. >> correspondent is in london for us. talk about the reasoning behind this judgment. >> the court of arbitrations for sport clearly felt that fifa to
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be entirely fair and neutral, feel that they got this right. it raises some eyebrows, the toughest ban handed out. they did it swiftly. they needed to do it before uruguay played colombia. there was a lot of praise for fifa for making the decision quickly. four months seemed like a long time. nine matches for uruguay. they felt it was entirely fair, the court of arbitration. i think it was always likely to do that. it's the other side, the ban from entering a stadium, he couldn't be unveiled as a borrows lena player. he couldn't practice. he can now. that was against fifa's own rules, but it's a minor victory for barcelona and uruguay. the big thing, if you've got suarez at your cup, you want him on the pitch playing.
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this is a minor victory, only. >> do you think suarez's lawyers realistically were hoping for better? >> well, they were hoping for better, but you've got to look at what happened with uruguay itself. right from the president down, everyone gave such support from suarez from the start. no one was prepared to concede that this was a serial offender and the punishment just. i think the lawyers knew better how tough this would be. they were hoping for some reduction. they were waiting for a stadium band, they said it violated human rights. they said they got a fair case with that. that's the thing they were trying to hammer home. this is not about playing, is it? of course they can get him on the training pitch, they can actually start to work out moves, how he is going to fit into the team. it is going to be something they were desperate to getting into the club and start suarez's career there properly. it's the big game where they'll
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see him playing. >> argentina limited the cup for the first time in history, beating paraguay inna final. this decided south america's biggest cup prize. this game was played in front of a huge crowd in argentina. paraguay came within everyones of opening the scoring. a penalty decided the outcome there. the winner probably the most important goal in his clubs 106 year history. they will represent the continent at the world cup held in morocco in december. >> i knew there was still a lot we needed to work on an achieve.
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our fans knew this. the team worked extremely hard for each and every corner, each and every touch of the ball and that's got us to where we are. >> tiger woods ruled himself out of contention for next month's ryder cup because of continuing back problems. the former world number one has been struggling for much of the year following surgery in marsh. his last two major appearances of seen him with his worst ever finish and missing the cup at the p.g.a. championship. >> roger federer hit yet another landmark in his career, just become the first player to reach 100 wins in the game's elite master's event, coming in cincinnati. the 17 time grand slam winner was taken by three sets en route to round three. >> it's nice to reach such milestones, you know. been around, and i also was one of those kinds that struggled
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early in the masters in 2007. i know how hard it is to win all these matches, because it's always against top 50 players and most likely if not top 20 if not top 10, so from that standpoint, i'm obviously happy. >> two time champion in cincinnati, seeded eighth this year. he'll next face america's john isler. >> following up with this defeat against the unseeded svetlana. >> good form against sri lanka. taking seven wickets between them, 261 for eight. must win the series.
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sri lanka won the first test in goal. >> that was obviously not a good performance at a team. we did that exceptionally well. the key now is to go into friday and make sure we continue to do that, build on what we're doing. remember, it's just a start on where we want to be. we want to keep developing and become a really good test team. >> looking younger by the year. >> you took the words right out of my mouth. indeed. >> thank you very much. stay with us here on aljazeera. another full bulletin of news is coming straight up.
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