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this morning. do not come to europe. >> the warning to economic migrants during a new push to solve the e.u.'s worsening refugee crisis. you're watching al jazeera live from doha. also coming up: two women are killed after attack in turkish with guns and grenades. north carolina accused of launching projectiles hours after new sanctions. could this be another small clue in solving one of the
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biggest aviation mysteries of our time? hello, economic migrants have been warned that they are risking their lives and money for nothing if they attempt to come to europe illegally. european counsel penalty made the announcement. people have been flowing into the greece macedonia border swelling an already overcrowded camp there. there is growing trustation among the refugees because macedonia police are blocking entry and not allowing them to continue their journey towards western europe. so far, only 500 of them have been allowed to pass through during the last 24 hours. >> i want to appeal to all potential illegal economic migrants, wherever you are from. do not come to europe.
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do not believe the smugglers. do not risk your lives and your money. it is all for nothing. greece or any other european country will no longer be a transit country. >> the prime minister alexis tsipras has criticized other member states for their response. >> when it comes to the refugee crisis, greece has taken a disproportionate burden compared to its exhibits. however, our response was immediately and beyond our obligations to the european union, but also, it's our duty to our own values and culture. we may have refugees who are in need of help, our culture dictates we protect those people and not be violent against them. it turns out other e.u. cultures are not the same. >> joining us to tell us what's happening to those refugees, hoe door, they are being blocked
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there and not allowed to pass through, what is the situation generally like at the camp behind you? certainly it is a very difficult situation and gets worse by the day. this is a makeshift camp, it is already at full capacity. they go to the woods to light a fire in the evening when the temperatures drop dramatically. further up there, there's a crossing point and there is, i would say chaos. there is no other word to describe it. people are frustrated, uncertain with each day that passes by here, they get more and more tired and the tempers are flaring all the time. greek police have been trying to tell them to back off, has been giving them numbers for groups
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of 50 people to pass at a time, but that is not happening. they are not able to control it at all. on the other side, the macedonians are having very strict checks, so there is a lot of people even if they wait for days and they're up there and go through that incredible scuffle, when they reach the other side and go through the macedonian process to give them a registration paper that allow them to go throughout the balkan route into western europe, a lot have turned back simply because the registration process in greece was done haphazard orderly. a lot of people showed me those papers. others was photo copied, so the macedonians are asking the grease to go over that paper again and get new stamps to prove that is a legitimate piece of paper, so there's another very, very long cue in front of
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the police booth of people waiting there for hours on end just to get that stamp. >> we know that the greek prime minister is criticizing other e.u. member states saying that for their response, when it comes to these stranded refugees, but he is also saying that greece is coming up with long term plans to deal with those already in the country. do we know what those long term plans are? >> well, definitely, i mean i've been here now for two weeks and certainly the factor, this has become a camp. it's still in this very early beginnings of it. there's a lot of infrastructure that needs to be brought here, if people are going to stay here for the long run and by the way things are going at the border and how slowly the crossing is, people will be here for several weeks at a time. the greek authorities have tried their best, have sent out messages to these refugees, telling them go to these
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reception centers and bus them all the way to these reception centers, five of them newly opened in the north of the country. people don't want to be there simply because of this anxiety of the borders, when will the borders be close together. they are pointing out to the fact that they are not migrants, not coming here because they want a better salary, but because they fled war, from very difficult conditions. some of them were telling us that they had to stop in turkey to get money to make enough money to pay the smuggler to be able to come across into greece. now that stamp of turkey is becoming a problem on their passports, macedonia police saying if you've been in turkey more than a month, you have to return to turkey or stay in greece and not allowed to go further. they explained they were just trying to earn money to continue this trip. every tent has a family, four or five people inside and you can see how small they are. in teach tent is a story of
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people fleeing war and hardship. the economic migrant, those non-iraqis and non-syrians are nowhere to be seen at the moment in this camp. they have already understood that the only way for them to go through is to hook up with smugglers, many operating on both sides of the border and try to find a way that way, because they will not be able to go through this one. >> thank you for that update from the borders. two women killed in an armed standoff in istanbul remembered the gkc. the cameras show them armed with guns. yomaz was arrested in 2017 and found guilty in 2012 of being a member of a terrorist organization. attacks on security forces have increased in turkey over recent months. we have the latest from southern turkey. >> thursday's attack is just the latest in a series of attacks that have been targeting
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security officials across the country here in turkey for several months now. we understand that those who carried out the attack were two women belonging to what the turkish authorities described as an extremist leftist organization. a lot of these groups have a crossover in terms of ideology or politics with kurdish separatists groups, particularly the p.k.k. and their splinter groups. >> security personnel have been attacked ever since the collapse a year ago. we saw an anchor a week ago a splinter group of the kurdish armed group there attacking military personnel killing several people there. turkey's also grappling with security issues with rewards to isil. isil targeted istanbul, killing at least 10 people, also a few
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months ago. when you speak to turkish authorities, they say they are succeeding because with the huge influx of refugees, it's only natural that they are infiltrated with those who have ulterior motives in terms of attacking the state but have managed to thwart them. the fact is that these attacks continue to take place. on a different note possibly related in the sense of the security theme that we're talking about earlier on thursday, there was clashes or fighting broke out between turkish military and p.k.k. fighters in the southeast of the country coming after curfew was lifted on several areas there 24 hours ago. in that fighting, 10p.k.k. fighters we understand were killed and three soldiers lost their lives and killed in those attack, according to the officials here in turkey.
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>> it's day 6:00 p.m. of fighting. the next talks begin in geneva on the ninth of march. >> the situation could be summarized as fragile, success is not guaranteed but progress has been visible, ask the syrians. we are committed and certainly i've seen it with my eyes every day, they are committed to make it work. of course, that is the hope of everyone. now rewarding the issue about the benefits, the deliverables of this, one of them is clearly the issue of what syrian people detect. they want to see food and medicine. both the humanitarian aid and sufficient austerity are
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extremely important in accelerating the atmosphere and credibility of them, but they are not preconditions. the precondition is that for everyone is to see that the political process and the political solution will take care of the tragedy of syria. >> amnesty national accuses the russians of deliberately targets hospitals, saying the kremlin carried out airstrikes against facilities. it adds as the from jail truce was negotiated, the syrian government and allies intensified their attacks. the u.n. security council said it's working on a new draft resolution, demanding an end to attacks on hospitals and several war zones. joanna is a crisis response director and said they have details of the attacks.
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>> amnesty's been consistent that accountability will come to syria. there needs to be accountability, because these are some of the most egregious war crimes taking place since the beginning of the war. to being sure that there is evidence that can be presented when an accountability process is up and running is fundamental. we call on immediate investigations into all of these abuses. if these cannot be done by the parties to the conflict, these cannot be done independently by the regime. they need to be done by an independent force. >> still ahead, as brazil's economy contracts again, experts warn it's time to rethink the over reliance on the oil industry. ((úz@úxóxkxñ($9
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>> the top stories on that al jazeera, tensions continue to flair on the greece macedonia border as thousands remain stranded, being prevented from passing through by macedonia police. a warning is sent to illegal economic migrants not to come to europe, making the appeal after the greek prime minister alexis tsipras in athens spoke. two women killed in istanbul remembers the far left group. >> leaders from france and britain have been discussing
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security and europe's refugee crisis during a meeting in the french city. as they met, there's an ongoing situation in the northern french port of calais. police have been dismantling part of a refugee camp known as the jungle, leading to a standoff with many living there. they want to go to the u.k. and claim asylum. paul brennan joining us now from calais. we're waiting to hear about the situation. no doubt that camp is going to be top of that agenda. we are just waiting for the final news conference to take place between the two leaders and don't have a lot of information what they've come up
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with in regard to an agreement. there was news in the french media that france would press hard for money from britain to help in the financial burden it has had to shoulder dealing with the refugees on this side of the channel. the u.k.'s stance has been firmly not to allow them across the english channel, but to pour money into assisting the french to keep them here. if i step out of the way in difficult footing, i can show you a structure that an hour ago was still standing. now it's been reduced to just timber and debris and being cleared away. there's smoke in the middle cities stance where another of the refugee huts has been set alight. that's largely as a result of a kind of petulant gesture by the
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activists, not necessarily the refugees, but activists, knowing that the huts are going to be demolished, simply set them on fire to create a nuisance more than anything else. the fact is that destroying part of the jungle and telling the refugees to move elsewhere in france is not going to get to the root of the problem and that's the real nub of the issue that president hollande and david cameron are going to have to address. >> this could be the last of these bilateral summits when they're both e.u. members. >> exactly. there's been mention made by the french finance minister, because the u.k. will have a referendum later this summer as to whether it wants to stay in the europe union or go it alone. the french finance minister
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warrant if they go it alone, the idea of having british police officers here in order to provide an extension of the british borders here could be put in jeopardy by the decision of the british public to leave the european union. i think there's strong indication that the french finance minister was perhaps saber rattling if you like, certainly putting some politics into the mix. whether or not britain actually is going to be the subject of a vote later this year. it does add an interesting angle to it how they can continue to cooperate if they are no longer both european union members. north carolina has been accused of firing short range projectiles just hours after slapped with touch new sanctions. the south korea defense ministry
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said they were launched toward the east sea, also known as the sea of japan. harry fossett is following developments from japan. >> the ministry of defense in south korea simply saying a number of projectiles had been fired into the sea of the eastern court. how the local media in south carolina are reporting a little more fully. they do sometimes get briefings from military officials, talking about a range of apparently 100-150 kilometers. various numbers have been mentioned, six or eight to nine projectiles, unclear it seems at this stage whether they were short range missiles or perhaps from a multi-rocket launch system such as unveiled in a major parade in october in pyongyang last year. it's understood analysis is underway on that point. the ministry of defense is saying that its military remains in a heightened state of readiness, watching out for further actions by counter parts
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in north korea. we are coming into a period of annually heightened tensions between north and south because there are military exercises getting underway between u.s. and south korea forces on the korean peninsula. this year, it's expected they are going to be a lot bigger than usual. there are reports that they might include rehearsals for a preemptive strike against north carolinaen nuclear facilities. north korea has come out against those reports, saying it reserves the rights to attack south koreaen seats of government. we do expect a round of heightened tensions. this is the third north korean reaction to this resolution passage. it may well be that there is more to follow in the days and weeks to come. >> the sanctions imposed on north korea by the u.n. security council are the toughest in two decades, including mandatory inspection of cargo leaving the country by land, sea or air as well as a ban an sales or
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transfers of all weapons to pyongyang. weeks were spent in the negotiation witness china. we look at how the new sanctions will impact on a chinese community on the border with north korea. >> it's off-season here in china's main gate way for south korea. there should be more north korean tourists using their one day passes. buying supplies would seem simple in most of the world but isolated in their country. they were laid off by a chinese state one business five years ago. they opened this restaurant in the heart of at the area and have been doing well until recently. >> our business has been affected a lot. there's a big decrease in the number of customers. yesterday, there were only two tables of customers. normally there would be four or
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five tables. >> there will be a much bigger impact here in the decline in tourism. one of the tough sanctions against north korea came after weeks of closed doors negotiations between the united states and china. they agreed all core go that comes in or out of south korea will be inspected, meaning any cargo carrier will be inspected that crosses these bridges. >> the responsibility of police be these new sanctions here rests on the chinese government. china agreed to cover sanctions as they see them as a way to pressure north korea back to negotiations at the six party talks. they stalled eight years ago. china sees the talks as the best way to end the diplomatic confrontation between most of the world and north korea. an emblem of the high hopes of the north korean trade relationship, china spent
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$350 million. it is only a dirt ramp. with these new sanctions in place, this might remain a bridge to nowhere for years to come. al jazeera, china. a piece of aircraft discovered on the southern africa coast will be analyzed to determine if it is missing malaysia airlines flight 370 which vanished almost two years ago and may have crashed somewhere in the indian ocean. we have the details. this could hold clues to one of the biggest aviation mysteries in history, missing flight m.h.370. >> we would like to get hold of the debris as soon as possible. >> it was a bowing 77 february like this one.
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it went off radar march 82 years ago while flying from koala lamb poor to beijing. we have a give comfort to the family and friends of those onboard. >> it's been 727 days since the aircraft went down. the multi-nation effort to find it is the most expensive in history, costing $130 million. teams collected about 20 million gigabytes of data from the search zone they hope will lead them to the wreckage but the number of items recovered so far, just one. last july, a wing fragment was found on the island of reunion
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in the indian ocean. to date, it's the only confirmed evidence from the plane. families of some passengers have started legal action over the plane's disappearance. they are pleading for their governments to keep the search going and to find answers that will help them with closure. >> the vatican cardinal george pell admitted he failed to act when told about a pedophile priest years ago. he said that he should have done more. he met with abuse survivors who traveled to rome to see him face-to-face. the commission is investigating how the catholic church handled cases of child abuse in australia during the 1970's and the 1980's. >> with the experience of 40 years later, certainly i would agree that i should have done more. people had different tuesday
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then. there was no specifics about the activity, how serious it was and the boy wasn't asking me to do anything about it. to brazil where the economy had suffered a sharp downturn. figures show it contracted by almost 4%, the steepest yearly drop since 1990. unemployment is rising and wages shrinking. the economic woes are not just linked to the global slump but also problems closer to home. >> she has been home schooling her children. teachers like her went on strike. they hasn't been paid and schools were left in disarray by the local government. >> we didn't have books and
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notebooks at the school. even central cleaning products and toilet paper. we were forced to russian drinking water because the delivery company couldn't deliver anymore because the municipality wasn't paying for it. we were facing a very complicated situation. >> 40,000 students are now unable to go to school, but these aren't the only government run facilities that have closed. health centers are shut with signs turning patients away, and city contractors vice president been paid, leaving their jobs undone. the local government said it had no other choice but to clash the bucket. >> it is one of many city that is receives royalties from the oil industry. since 1999, the city has earned billions of dollars. last year, national oil revenue fell 35%. >> brazil relied quite heavily both economically and politically on the state owned petro bass, one of the largest
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oil companies in the world. over the last few years, people's confidence in the company and government has been rocked by corruption scandals involving numerous politicians. the oil industry is being considered to be opened to foreign companies. >> to open a sector to a foreign company, even if it's also the cause of the problems. >> yes, doesn't matter. people think that the foreign companies are going to rob us. it's a very cultural thing. >> economists say what has to change is the country's overreliance on the oil industry and all that's related to it. brazil has to find ways to diversify further and officials have to learn to better manage government funds, so essentials like education and health won't be left paying the price.
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al jazeera, brazil. you can read much more about that story on our website, there you'll find the other top stories on al jazeera. targeting trump, former nominee mitt romney calls him a phony and a fraud. stranded and angry, greece unveils a plan to move thousands of refugees left waiting in the macedonia border. >> north korea fires short range missiles into the and he hours after hit with tougher u.n. sanctions.