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egypt's army chief calls on people to take to the streets to give them a mandate to tackle what he describes as terrorism. this is al jazeera live from our ha.dquarters in do south sudan's president dismisses his deputy in cabinet. the power struggle in the world's newest country. -- it serves as a dog kennel. >> the whistleblower says asylum-seekers to australia are
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being raped and tortured at a detention camp in popular new guinea.nd -- papua new and china potty earthquake, bad weather hampers rescue efforts. -- and china's earthquake, bad weather hampers rescue effort. army chief says there is no turning back from the military's roadmap for the country. a stronger statement yet against the muslim brotherhood and supporters of deposed president morsi. nationwideng for rallies on friday to give them a mandate against what he calls violence and terrorism by supporters of the ousted president. i urge all egyptians to go to the streets and next friday to give me a mandate to counter violence and terrorism. to all a request
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egyptians to show the whole world that the egyptian people have a will and they say. >> our reporter is live in cairo. are is just before talks due to start. they are not exactly words of reconciliation from al-sisi, are they? is a very vehement statement and the call we just heard for people to mobilize and give them a mandate to confront for supportersnd of mohamed morsi. there are talks that are supposed to be happening through national conciliation, for by the interim president. the muslim brotherhood has rejected that. they are not attending because they say it is an illegitimate call because morsi should be reinstated. they're thrust has been that they have been betrayed by al-sisi. he has defended himself against accusations. he said he gave mohamed morsi
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many occasions to change course, but he didn't listen to the warnings that people were not appreciating what he was doing and that led to the rallies that called for his overthrow. offer the president for strategic assessments along with our recommendations about what should we -- should be done. this is documented. we did that for the sake of the country. groupss wanted religious to be cautious, to respect the state, and the president should be the leader for all egyptians. >> what has been the reaction to this from the muslim brotherhood? one of their senior leaders has actually come out with a statement saying this is a threat against the muslim brotherhood supporters. in the last 24 hours, the muslim brotherhood has suggested the security forces are trying to plot attacks such as the bombing
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which happened in the last 24 hours, suggesting that they could be behind violence and trying to pin the blame on the muslim brotherhood and the larger supporter network for mohamed morsi, who are continuing to rally in protest. they are saying, if you like, that they are being undermined. but it is clear that now that there is a call for all egyptians to rally on friday by the head of the armed forces to show the other side of the story story, that is going to lead to more chances of clashes on the sidelines. because we have seen clashes on many occasions when people have come into contact on either side of the political divide. adim joining us from cairo. thank you for that. a representative from the arab center for research and arab studies said al-sisi closed the
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window of dialogue and reconciliation with his latest statement. >> in terms of specific phrasing, calling for protests to grant himself a popular mandate to take further action, i think in a way we can read into this conceptually that legitimacy is being extracted from the people, which is generally positive. that this is a thinly veiled threat to grant himself the right to exercise more force against the pro-morsi protesters. at this point egypt is not even a deadlock, but it is a much deeper division and it is getting more brutal. i think the window for dialogue and reconciliation, i think that has been pretty much firmly feel -- filled by al-sisi's statements. south sudan's president has dismissed his entire government over an apparent power struggle with his deputy. he also sacked his top negotiator responsible for defusing tensions with neighboring sudan, the big
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shakeup since independence was declared two years ago. lasted through the night when in 2011 south sudan became the newest country in the world. after decades of fighting, there was jubilation when it finally came into being. a little over two years later, much of the optimism is gone. the announcement that president alongismissed his deputy, with the entire cabinet, came as a surprise. there has long been talk of a reshuffle and the need to reduce the overall size of the government. what a move this dramatic was not expected. away fromcally moved contesting the elections -- but deeper than that, taking it to a whole different level. basically a very big confrontation we will see in the next few days. >> outside of politics, the country is beset with problems.
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a rebel insurgency that has been troubling -- grumbling in the background for almost a year so that shows no signs of going away. the cattle raiding continues. and large clashes. addressing the united nations last year, it was acknowledged. >> we have been tested by conflicts within and beyond our borders. we have been tested by severe economic hardships. thewe have been tested by revelation of severe abuse of the public trust and funds, resulting partly from malpractices. >> with oil production expected to halt in the coming weeks, for the second time since independence, south sudan will once again lose most of its income. already one of the least developed countries in the world, the political situation makes it to future even more uncertain. al jazeera, south sudan. tuesday, south sudan's
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interior ministry -- interior minister laid it down. nash played it down. now, the president has the constitutional right to carry out the exercise. he will then form a new cabinet. that cabinet can contain some of the old ministers, as well as some new ones. that is how the reshuffle is all about. it is a democratic process required by our constitution. >> the australian government says it will investigate reports of silence seek is at a detention camp in pop was new guinea are being raped and tortured -- papua new guinea. theralian prime and is kevin rudd announced plans to send asylum-seekers coming in boats to papua new guinea. >> there was nothing that could men whofor these young
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were considered vulnerable, which in many cases, is just a euphemism for men who were being raped. they had to stay where they were. , it could not even serve as a dog kennel. producerc is executive of the "dateline" program who first revealed the details of the abuse. the whistleblower gave some very disturbing claims of sexual abuse. men being raped in these detention centers. people being beaten unconscious. claims of torture. he described one man having an eardrum perforated, other men their lipsd to sew together. a very troubling picture of
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systemic and ongoing abuse, physical and sexual abuse. have the first time we heard these allegations in australia. and it has caused a massive sensation here. a keytention center is centerpiece of the government's new asylum seeker policy. the revelations are very important because the island has in the past week become the key processing point for all asylum seekers that reach australia by boat. and the boat, as we call them, have become a major political issue. calle boat people, as we them, have become a major political issue. the prime minister declared -- degree that manus island will be the key processing place that all people will go to be processed, and not one of them will ever settle in australia. that all of the people will be settled in papua new guinea.
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that is a key change in the asylum seeker policy here, and one that not many people are happy about. associative, -- secretive. many journalists have tried to and it here in the past, is clear that it is not the papua new guinea and to control it but it is the immigration department in australia who control it. many journalists want to get in, they want to get a look around, they want to hear from people inside what it is like. of more interest now, of course, because the facility is going to be vastly expanded to accommodate as many as 3000 asylum-seekers. whereas at the moment, it can only hold 300. so, about a tenfold increase. there is a lot of interest in this place. to come -- contaminated water leaks from japan's
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fukushima nuclear plant and the cost of the cleanup could be five times the original estimate. and why the switch to renewable energy in germany is angering green campaigners. good to have you with us. the main stories on al jazeera. e.g.'s army chief is calling for nationwide rallies on friday for a mandate against what he calls violence and terrorism by supporters of deposed president morsi. a muslim brotherhood leader responded on facebook saying it will not stop people rallying for the ousted president. south sudan apostate president dismissed his entire cabinet over an apparent power struggle with his deputy -- south sudan's president dismissed the entire cabinet. and the australian government says it will investigate whether asylum seekers in detention camps in papua new guinea are being raped and tortured.
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back to our top story -- egypt's military keep calling for protests. a spokesperson for the anti-coup a lions gate was her reaction to about 5000 ec's -- al-sisi's demands. speechless, to say the least. this is an explicit call for violence and what could turn into a civil war. we expect the minister of defense to be much more responsible than to call on more violence. how can we negotiate? how can there be dialogue right now? coup,has been a military a very bloody coup. there has been removal and disappearance of a democratically elected president. violence in the streets. over 200 people have been killed. media, closing of several and tv stations. there can be no dialogue until the violence stops and some of the demands are met. until the democratically elected these peaceful protests,
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thousands if not millions, they remain and continue to remain on the streets, until they are heard. >> rescuers in china are still trying to reach people affected by two powerful earthquakes. 90 people have been killed and hundreds of others injured. gansurthquake struck in province. hundreds of aftershocks and landslides are hampering the rescue operation. more than 30,000 people have been forced to leave their homes. -- these pictures show the extent of the damage in many rural areas. craig is following the events in hong kong. >> the human cost is felt most in this small village 1200, beijingto the west of -- 1200 kilometers to the west of beijing. this woman lost her daughter-in- law who was crushed beneath a
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house. the 26-year-old was six months pregnant. her husband and their nine- month-old baby were pulled from the rubble the rubble by neighbors lucky to be alive. another woman mourns her dead husband, killed along with his uncle when both were caught inside the family home. their two young daughters, visiting relatives at the time, escaped injury. >> this morning my husband's body was dug out. he was fully covered with dust. my heart is completely broken. i don't know what i am going to do with my two kids in the future. >> it is hard to imagine how more were not killed. the family of seven who lived in this house escaped as it collapsed. i lost everything. all my savings from the past. the earthquake destroyed my life. nothing left, they are relying on government provided editing and food to get by for now. government bedding and food
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to get by for now. most have also lost family and friends. rescue efforts continue, but with roads cut by landslides, getting to the injured is extremely difficult. >> the villages are widely scattered here. over 20 people were injured in the two villages we have been to. is one of china's poorest provinces and the earthquake struck an area where life is extremely tough. there are few places flat enough for pasture and crops. many villages are extremely isolated. most houses are made of mud and timber and are not old to withstand the horse -- the force of earthquakes. across the region, more than 30,000 people have been evacuated. tens of thousands of homes have been damaged and destroyed -- or destroy. hospitals are filled and there is a shortage of medicine. the economic cost of the earthquake itself are being put
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at $30 million. what little many of these villagers had is now gone. craig leeson, al jazeera, hong kong. >> to sylvia now, where fighting between rebels and government forces rage on. clashes on the eastern front. military airplanes continue shelling the city of nawa. aleppo, rebels have advanced in a neighborhood. part of the western aleppo's countryside is now under their control. the conflict in syria has become increasingly sectarian as it spills over into neighboring countries. iraq has essentially closed its borders to refugees, partly to avoid an influx of sunni muslims . but a growing community of shia pilgrims in syria decided simply not to go home. a report from iraq's holy city
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of najaf. >> pilgrims from around the world dream their entire lives of visiting the score -- this shrine. it is a place of solace and inspiration. and protection. of syrianty, dozens shia families have found refuge. he and his family have been here for a year but their hearts are in damascus. at home they watch syrian state television. the family lived near another in damascus.shrine they said they left when sunni fighters threatened to kill them. syrians are a forgiving people. me personally, my house was looted. it might be destroyed. i don't have a problem with that. i forgive the other side.
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i want the other side to do the same so we can come back and have a dialogue and solve the differences between us. keeps in touch with relatives through facebook and plays video games. but he has plans to enter the shia religious college. his mother runs a beauty salon. she says she would have gone back long ago if she did not have worked to keep her busy. >> no matter what it is like, it is still a foreign country, and not our foreign country. but we were forced to leave and leave everything behind us. >> mohammed says for syrian shias, only a recommended not take them in. leadership has welcomed them with open arms. it might be -- to go to iraq, it is the nearest entry port. they prefer to come to iraq for freedom, security, and the bill -- and stability. >> particularly during ramadan,
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people take care of one another. he had me as the sun starts to set, they break today's fast. this is one of the main commercial street. around the shrine is a thriving city. by iraqi standards, it is relatively safe. in a region and golf and violence, najaf remains a refuge. , iraq.era, najaf >> radioactive water has leaking into the ocean from japan's crippled fukushima nuclear plant. steam wasn -- the seen leaking from one of the reactor buildings again wednesday and the cost of cleanup has been put at 58 billion dollars, five times the original estimate. a report from tokyo. leake confirmation of the is the first official acknowledgment of what experts have been suspecting for some time. the operator of the crippled had repeatedly denied any contaminated water had reached
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the sea, despite hikes in radiation levels in samples. japanese government is taking this issue seriously. the ministry of trade, economy, and industry was instructed to act promptly to prevent contaminated water from reaching the ocean. the latest revelations will add to the controversy over nuclear energy here just days after an election of with the -- theof japan's theme japan's a shutdown reactors very much in people's minds. 's a communist party says the fact that picked up a big protest vote in sunday's upper house elections is proof the majority is against nuclear power. high radiation level in tokyo from the crisis. many can -- citizens concerned about radiation spreading here. it is very important politicians here the people's concerns. token, the ruling
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liberal democrats could argue they have a mandate to resume nuclear power production. but this latest scare is not a great advertisement for the industry. al jazeera, tokyo. >> pope francis is about to leave the brazilian city of rio de janeiro. these are live pictures of the airplane that will be carrying the pope. the head of the roman catholic church is on his way to a city where he will join pilgrims for a mass at the shrine of brazil's patron saint. the pope is on his first trip abroad after coming -- becoming head of the roman catholic church. he says the church needs to get closer to the poor. a report from one congregation in são paulo taken that message to the next level. singing songs of faith and hope, looking to rescue homeless drug addicts here in the roughest area of são paulo.
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they are catholic missionaries and volunteers, a radical offshoot congregation of the são paulo archdiocese. everyday they take to the streets offering a handshake, a hug, consoling words,, simply an opportunity to get off the streets. for people like everton and ques, as -- everton henri homeless crack addict. >> i do not wish this on anybody. this places a piece of hell. run by these congregation, those rescued are given a meal, shower, medical checkup and a place to sleep, but also spiritual guidance for strength. man,s all started by this who spent weeks at a time -- spends weeks at a time sleeping on the streets with the homeless. missionaries have made the são paulo shantytown
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their home. on thethose living street, there is a lack of motivation to live. they consider themselves dead. dead to their families, and society. it is necessary to give them a dose of spirituality. that is what can revitalize them. >> and only seven years, the mission has taken 25,000 homeless people off the streets, thanks in large part to a group of 100 and 30 volunteers who themselves lived in the same situation of those that are trying to help -- a group of 130 volunteers. same language of the homeless, and we are not ashamed of hugging or touching them. >> the work of the mission is particularly important at this moment in time for the catholic church, because pope francis is trying to make the church more accessible to the poor and those people who are most vulnerable in society. house, this man who was homeless for over 20 years, is now learning how to be a carpenter, but also said he
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found something bigger. i used to feel inferior, seeing people going to work, having a normal life. while i did not have a place to take a shower -- i beg for food. today i feel like a family. congregationone trying to show that the catholic church will not walk past the people who need them the most. al jazeera, são paulo. it is not often environmentalists oppose plans to abandon nuclear power in favor of renewable sources, but that is what is happening in one part of germany. nick spicer travels there to find out why. >> slicing through the forest, a 60 meter wind turbine blade, one of three that will top a tower dwarfing the tall pine trees. the goal is to triple generating capacity with many more, all part of germany's plan to abandon nuclear power and switch to renewable energy.
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you might think environmentalists would be happy. but some are not. been againstways nuclear power and for renewable energy. arethese projects here purely profit driven and devastating for nature. withe countryside at goes the low thumping sound of the giant blade. usedhurches, which always to be the tallest buildings as a sign of submission to god, now lie in the shadow of the government ecological ambition. there is a fierce debate in local towns and villages over the idea of a developing more wind power. some people support it, saying the extra electricity could be sold on for a profit in neighboring regions. opponents say the wind turbines are not just tearing up the countryside, also straining the social fabric. a company providing the wind farm says they need to be built near the big automotive and other factories in the south, many of which relied on the -- relied on nuclear power before. >> right now at the moment with
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a new wind farm development in germany, we have done a lot of development in the north and the government would like to have more wind power in the north in the offshore sector, for example. that means you have to transport electricity the whole way from north germany to south germany. that is, of course, very expensive. bringing in are activists from across germany to see the mechanical skyline and to warn of what they see as the dangers of too much wind energy. but so far, it does not look like their voices will change much. nick spicer, al jazeera, germany.
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