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>> iraq in turmoil. four children killed as the iraqi army launches tacks on fallujah. i'm sammy zaydaf with the top stories on al jazeera. ukraine takes more territory in the east, surrounding the last bastion of luhansk. more deaths on the first year anniversary of labask.
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releasingreleasing more territos nonnegotiable. at least four children have been killed after iraqi troops carried out attacks on the city of fallujah. a fighter jet bombed targets including a mosque and water purification plant. fallujah has been the scene of antigovernment attacks for months now. , islamic state group moved into the area of mt. si sinjar. >> humanitarian crisis in northern iraq one of its top level emergencies, and kurdish authorities second that.
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there are more displaced refugees than there are full time residents. the area is full of people no place else to go. a lot of the people from sinjar mountain have now managed to come around. they come across into syria and northern iraq. that doesn't mean their difficult journey is over. this floating area is the place for displaced yazidis. thousands have come this way with the hem of syrian kurdish rebels. the yazidi 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 a lot of these people cross this bridge they have been stranded on the mountains for days. and they've walked for hours. these are the survivors but a lot of them wonder what will 75
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survive of their community. yazidi tried and failed to defend their towns. >> translator: seven of my relatives were killed by rebels, they were killed by beheadings. >> decapitated body of her brother moussah. >> my brother was beheaded and they put it on the internet for everyone to see. >> in yazidi say they have suffered 17 massacres over the century. the only solution is for them all to leave. their anger extends to their leaders. why should they listen to the prince of the yazidis? >> it's been 300 years. they change our nationality to
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arab, then kurd. we're not kurds, we're not arab. we're yazidis. >> they feel abandoned. >> i think they left us, they left us like the peshmerga. we depend on the peshmerga and they say we're not going to live sinjar, a part of kurdistan but they left us. >> reporter: his immediate family is safe but his sister-in-law has lost 51 members of her family. hussein's mother said they were all killed on the first day the fighters entered their town. the yazidi are such a small community almost all of them have lost family members in sinjar. they've also lost the hope they could ever feel safe in iraq again. the united states now says it believes enough jadzs have managed -- yazidi have managed to come down from mt. sinjar that it doesn't warrant an
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international effort. but along with other countries they are trying to address this humanitarian crisis now spreading across northern iraq but the much bigger problem is how to fight the islamic state fighters and make sure the rest of this country remains stable. >> the crisis on sinjar mountain has attracted western governments in the way the rest of the region hasn't. within the past week the united states has launched emotional a dozen air strikes against the islamic state group. while u.k. has been planning a rescue operation on the ground. both countries have been dropping aid onto the mountain and air rescue some of the yazidis on the mountain. u.k. pledged millions of extra support in the last few days. bleak and disprip situation, millions have been -- desperate situation, millions have been
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displaced now while tens of thousands are homeless in gaza. oxfam says across the middle east, 28 million people are in need of humanitarian aid because of fighting and instability. brigadier general mark kimmet is assistant, for military affairs, has yet to come up with detailed strategy. >> what the president said, when he introduced american air strikes into the equation, was that it was not only to prevent genocide of the yazidis but to protect genocide of individuals in the consulate in erbil and push back the islamic state force he that were threatening the significant cities inside kurdistan. the americans have not yet found a strategy for the islamic state. what they've done is shown a series of responses. to develop a fult throated
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strategy -- full throated strategy take a look at what your national interests are and you support those national interests through an objective. we have seen pinprick responses but if we truly recognize that it is in our national interest to defeat if not destroy the islamic state, we're going to need to support more than dropping bombs from 30,000 feet. >> now reports from eastern ukraine suggest five people have been killed during more fighting in donetske. it comes as the ukrainian government says it seized the town of novaslitsika, cutting off luhansk. supplies to be distributed by the red cross. a much larger humanitarian convoy from russia is also traveling to the same region. kyiv says it will only be allowed entry if the red cross examines the cargo. let's start with donetske how
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intense is the fighting there now emma? >> well, it has been intent fiegz throughout the last few days. dprks intensifying throughout the last few days. one of the main hotels in the city center shattering the windows make people run away. we know this will only add to the humanitarian pressure being felt in the city of donetske. we've yet to see any kind of ground assault troops moving the which suggestions tha -- suggess that the final stages of the battle should be some time off yet. it's hard to determine from luhansk. the humanitarian issue is even worse than in donetske. >> the convoy, is it making its way across the border? >> well, this convoy has been ting and -- to-ing and fro-ing
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for the last few days. this morning it moved further south and now seems to have set up a camp around 10 kilometers from the border with ukraine. and if it was to come this that way it would come through separatist-held territory and i think that would send alarm bells to ukraine and also the international community. which has been very worried about what is on this convoy, russia of course says that it's carrying aid. the ukraine is very concerned that it could be a pretext to sending in arms which it believes russia has been backing the separatist movement here in the east of ukraine. >> emma hayward reporting for us live from kharkiv. >> new sanction he on moscow. the kremlin retaliated from a ban on food imports from europe. the european union is meeting to discuss how that will affect
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european producers. wanted the eu to bail them out, sue turton reports. >> these are the latest weapons in the battle over the future of ukraine. exports to russia now band by the kremlin. russia is europe's second largest food export market, with value of $16.3 billion. russia involvement in ukraine begins to bite. president putin has retail tal 88thed, apple producer charlie gauthier. >> we are defenseless in the face of international politics. we don't want to be the first victims. >> as russia and the european union play tit-for-tat, these producers on the ground have
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growing uncertainty as to what they dwoil with their growing -- will do with their growing mountains of stock. it's the same story in the dairy warehouse. cheese makers here say their trucks have been turned back at the border as the russian bound and that of their partners. >> losing big money you know, some of their customers work 80%, only dairy products imports. which means what are they going odo? they will either go to the company. >> while longer lasting produce can be stored, its producers are perishable, peaches from poland, rolting stock. -- rotting stock. compensation of some but they don't believe it will help. >> we are not seeing it right now during the summer lull in
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consumption. but in the weeks to come we will feel it severely. i'm not sure the eu can deal with it because it is more than just about food. >> reporter: some have found a way around them, repackaging the produce and selling on to russia. with truffles, fo foie gras and other items on the menu. sue turton al jazeera. >> one year ago, egyptian security forbes he broke up two protest camps in cairo killing at least 800 people. human rights watch called it the worst violent incident in egypt'egypt's modern history. monica villa mazar has the story. >> materializing in egypt on the morning of august 14 security
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force he raided two encampments of protesters. one year on, the bloody events became known by the names of these locations. al nada square near cairo university and the rabah mosque in the capitol. thousands of protesters have had been gathering there for six weeks, demanding the military reinstate president mohamed morsi. they were violently removed after warnings and ultimatums. they were like ownerred to a massacre, until today it was unclear how many people died. human rights watch said at least 817. egypt's health mirch industry said 617 bodies were found, but the casualty is set much higher, 2600. the military argued at the time,
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the protesters were hiding weapons at the site but the international community condemned the raids. analysts say it marked the beginning of a government crack downed of the muslim brotherhood. rabah was a symbol for morsi supporters, political speeches and large gatherings. the sit-ins happened during the holy modify -- month of ramadan. huhuman rights watch said, now president abdel fatah al-sisi should be investigated. the movement to reinstate egypt's first ever democratically elected president started using a symbol of a hand showing four fingers. they say they will never forget rabah which also means the 4th in arabic.
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monica villa razar, al jazeera. negotiatenegotiators have rd from cairo. agreeing to extend the truce as long as their are concerns are heard. killed while trying to do his work. jane ferguson reports. >> hasam abu morad had one of the most dangerous jobs in gaza. trying to defuse explosives which landed but did not detonate. with little but no professional equipment. just last week, hasam spoke to al jazeera. >> translator: to handle these missiles is very dangerous but the one who acceptance this job must -- accepts this job is
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doing his duty. >> on wednesday hasam was killed while performing that duty. he had been trying to disarm a large bomb when it exploded, killing him, three of his colleagues and two journalists. this is the spot where the bomb disposal unit were when the bomb exploded. however, there are excites all over gaza of unexplodeordnance. unexploded ordnance. at the site other unexplode bombs litter the ground. families try to recover bits of remembrances. and children play nearby. >> he loved people, this is why he went everywhere to look for and defuse these missiles. to help children and old people
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and to secure the houses of the innocent. >> reporter: many more house he and neighborhoods in gaza still need to be cleared of these devices. after weeks of israeli bombardment a seafer -- ceasefire does not protect people from the bombs waiting to explode. jane ferguson, al jazeera, gaza. since the gaza campaign began, 68 israelis and three nationals have been killed, including a thai national. 1957 palestinians have died, three quarters of them civilians. and 469 are children. more than 10,000 palestinians have been wounded, more than 209, 000 people are still seeking shelter in u.n. facilities. still to come on al jazeera: heading to the capitol.
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pakistan begins its protest march. and the first trip to asia in 15 years, pope francis visits south korea on a five day trip and calls for peace. eace.
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>> welcome back. let's recap the headlines here on al jazeera now. at least four children have been killed after iraqi troops carried out attacks on the city of fallujah. a mosque and a water purification plant. fallujah has been the scene of ongoing antigovernment protests for months now.
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reports from eastern ukraine suggest five people have been killed during more fighting in donetske. the ukrainian government says they seized a town cutting off the rebel held city of luhansk. protests in egypt, marking the mack akerr a year ago, killing at least 800 people. pakistan's capitol islamabad is in lock down ahead of the arrival of thousands of protesters from lahor. protesting the leadership of the government. accused sharif of rigging last year's elections. kamal hydr has the story. >> on their way to islamabad with thousands of their
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supporters. the leader imiran kha imran khae instructing his party workers who have a government in the province to bring a large number of supporters to islamabad. now professor khadry is moving his march, imran is calling his march as the freedom march, the two marches are joining together. the local government has not yet removed the obstacles and it will be interesting to see how these large crowds are able to come into the city and what steps the government will take to make sure that no untword incident takes place. >> 20 people have been killed in the suburbs of damascus. according to local media, they
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died in government strikes. deposit force and hezbollah has almost entirely taken the city of liha in eastern damascus. syrian jets launched four strikes on the city. they have been fighting the islamic brigades since april. army has taken full control of liha. meanwhile five people have been killed in the syrian city of homs. carried out by militia from the national defense force. libya's newly elected parliament is asking the united nations for international prevention to protect civilians. also voted to dismantle militias responsible for violence around the country. complarclark withclashing with e
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area. effort to stop the spread of ebola. kenya's medical association is warning it is not prepared to than ebola epidemic. it's a major transport hub to flights to west africa. >> in my view this remains rather casual and we don't think enough seriousness has been displayed. it is imperative that most reporting place so you reduce the risk of the disease getting into our borders. >> well, there's no cure for ebola. but an american company has sent limited supplies of a serum to liberia that might help. malcolm webb has more. >> the experimental but potentially lifesaving serum
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revise in liberia, almost a,000 have died in the ebola outbreak, nearly as many are infected. enough serum to treat hundreds of people. >> we need to continual our can't-raising, we need to continue the mechanisms that will break transmission so we eradicate this disease. this is not the answer. >> when two american missionaries were infected they were taken home and given treatment. that showed improvement. that raises question why africans never had it. a limited supply was sent. but proving difficult in one of the world's poorest regions. health care facilities are lacking. guinea's border with sierra leon has been closed but frustrated
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travelers have still been trying to cross. no movement means no trade and therefore no income. an infected nurse gets quarantined to be with her family putting at risk another 20 people. president goodluck jonathan uses a hand sanitizer to show the need for keeping clean. >> the number of people who are at risk is 198. 77 in lagos and there have been increased in quarantine. some are monitored by health specialists and their movement have been monitored. >> three infected health workers will receive the treatment. the fate of others is less certain. malcolm webb, al jazeera. >> heavy rain across south china have triggered more floods and
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landslides. stayed media says 16 locations have been affected. heavy rain started on sunday. pope francis started a five day visit to south korea with a message of peace. five projectiles into the sea. harry fawcett with the historic visit to seoul. >> south korean hosts, personal visit at the plane steps from president park in hey. for a pope who emphasizes frugality. >> for me personally, i like that. >> after a private mass and a rest came the official welcome
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at the presidential residence and on a day that north korea chose to fire file projectiles over the coast, the pope gave his first message the english. >> for diplomacy if possible, on the firm condition that peace can be won through quiet listening and dialogue, rather than by mutual recriminations. fruitless criticism and displays of force. >> reporter: south korea's president said the papal visit would be an opportunity for a period of reun fisks buunificaty if north korea redirected its force. >> we must first halt north
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korea's nuclear development that can take away an enormous amount of humidity at -- heuvment at once. >> on -- humanity at once. >> on saturday he'll hold an open air mass, images seen around the world and crucially for the catholic church across asia. >> as he flew over the china the pope sent a message of goodwill to the president and people of the country in which an underground catholic church continues to defy the government. and important element of this visit will be a catholic-asian youth festival but already chinese attendees have apparently been banned from traveling. >> translator: some youth who had planned to attend did not come due to a complicated situation inside china.
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