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prices. that's it for today, see you tomorrow. >> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to the newshour. i'm here in doha with the top stories. sunni rebels attack iraq's biggest oil refinery. and battle kurdish forces near a major oil town to the north. ukraine's president processes a cease fire to pro-russian separatists can lay down their weapons. dozens of indonesian
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migrants dead or missing after their boat sinks off malaysia. >> i'm more determined to carry on with this struggle freedom for al jazeera journalist abdullah al-shami after 10 months in an egyptian gaol. [ ♪ theme ] sunni rebels swept through northern iraq are attacking on a new front. at the country's biggest oil refinery in beigy, north of baghdad. these pictures show smoke riding from the refinery. al jazeera can't verify the images, but it accounts for a quarter of iraq's refining capacity. iraq's neighbour iran says it will do what is can to project holy sites in iraq. many people are taking up arms to defend cabala and ley jaf,
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says nouri al-maliki. another battle frond in iraq is the -- front in iraq is the oil-rich province of kirkuk. peshmerga troops from kurdistan held off the attack. thousands have been heading to the kurdish region to escape violence in other parts of the country. hoda abdel-hamid reports. >> reporter: it's not disif to spot displaced -- difficult to spot it's placed iraqis, usually they are stranded by the side of the road at a checkpoint waiting to get into the kurdish region. more and more are heading north. these are the new arrivals. the latest to fall into the hands. sunni rebels. this is not their fight. >> translation: we left because of the fighting. we don't want to stay here, i'm
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trying to reach my daughter in kirkuk. they are not allowing us to get through the checkpoint. they tell us to go another way - but where. >> reporter: it's a question many displaced iraqis asked. kurdish authorities appear overwhelmed by the influx. >> when you travel through the region, you can't help put notice the amount of people on the move coming from all directions. the reason they come is for safety. this is the only place in the country where there's no sectarianism. >> reporter: we reached the outskirts of town in the east - long queues, waits and exhausted faces. there are monthly sunnis from tikrit and fallujah and behind. this group had to go there iraqi army positions and the sunni rebel ones. >> translation: we don't know what will han. we are living in the moment, not
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knowing what tomorrow will bring. people want to live. the roads are blocked. if you make it out, you cannot return home. people are sleeping on the floor. please find us a solution. >> a fighters and sunni rebels along the kurdish border is a serious threat to the region since the u.s.-led invasion. security is a concern, and kurdish authorities admit they need to impose restrictions. >> we have to take security procedures for the displaced people. we want to help on a humanitarian level. we need to control the entry. we have to protect the area. >> reporter: these men were granted a renewable one-week permit. not everyone makes it in. >> translation: we have been here since 6am. they will not let us in. they didn't give us hope. they told us to leave. >> reporter: this man did not want to go to a transit camp on
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the edge of the kurdish region, he preferred to return to his moment in mosul, despite the risks. well, the crisis in iraq has provided an opportunity for the kurds, who have long been in dispute with baghdad over territory. they run the kurdish autonomous region in iraq. many want them to declare outright independence. now they've been able to expand into kirkuk, where iraqi security forces are nowhere to be seen. that area is a major oil field and provides vital revenue for the kurds. the kurdish ministry says they hooked up the field to the pipeline. the caretaker foreign minister of the iraq kurdish region blames iraq's central go. . >> a lot of these problems is from the federal government. there has been no relationship,
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proper relationship between baghdad and here to the beginning of this year when the federal government cut the budgeted of the kurdistan reason and stopped payments. with the party, without the americans, we would not be able to do anything. we have to sit together to see what needs to be done, because this is not the only situation. this situation has come as a result of a failure for process, failure to include the sunnis in the decision making and the government. rescuers are searching for dozens of people after a boat capsized off the malaysian coast and the strait of malacca. the bodies of five people have been brought to sure. 97 people, including women and children were on the boat when it sank. it's thought there were migrants travelling to indonesia.
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ukraine's president proposed a unilateral ceasefire in order for pro-russian separatists to lay down the weapons, after a participation ceasefire was discussed. kim vinnell joins us from donetsk. what is the plan then, kim? >> reporter:. >> well president petro porashenko spoke to reporters in kiev when he mentioned this unilateral ceasefire. he didn't elaborate on whether it would begin, whether it was a matter of hours or days, just that it would begin shortly. he said that this would be the first part of a 14 point peace plan that he hopes the ceasefire would open the door for talks with separatists, and perhaps they'd get on board. he reiterated the offer of amnesty for those that hadn't committed a grave crime, and opening a corridor for fighters
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from russia, who wanted to return there. this is not the first time that he has made the offer, talked about a unilatter hall ceasefire. he spoke about it on monday, but said it wouldn't begin until ukranian troops had control of the border, which we know they are coming under attack nightly, and ukranian troops are moving in now to try to regain control. boarder, but that has not been successful. is a plan like this going to work. are separatists willing to lay down their arms? >> that is the question. we went to a rally of minors, who were pro-russian behind me in lennon square and i spoke to the deputy defense minister, and he said that the fighters would not lay down the arms in the east. this is one of the close amps, and he said that the offer from mr petro porashenko was hot air,
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because he doesn't believe that petro porashenko controls his own army. what i think will be interesting is is to see how this will be received in luhansk. there, ukranian troops are moving in. they were feeling nerve ouxes they realised they were being surrounded, they were outnumbered and ukranian troops surpassed them in terms of weapons. it will be interesting to see how they respond in the coming hours. >> kim vinnell in donetsk. japan's parliament criminalized the possession of child porn og graphy after years of passing pressure to pass the law. the comics and animations known for sexually explicit images of children do not fall upped the ban. harry fawcett has more. a saturday afternoon in tokyo and a seen ease why to
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find. dressed up, made up children chatting to older men, promoting massage clubs. japan had a reputation for permissive possess, where it comes to sexual exploitation of children. the cree ailings was outlawed 15 years ago. simply possessing child pornography was legal until now. >> i think this is a big step forward for japan. now we are in 2014. if you look at other countries, they passed this law a long time ago. we are the last nation to pass the law. >> reporter: the new law bans images of child abuse, but doesn't prevent the widespread publication of young girls, be they real or drawn. magna and enema, comics and others are littered with sexual
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violence to young children. most of what we filmed in this shot is too extreme to be broadcast. they horrify the manga master. he's part of a campaign against a move to outlaw them. >> i do want the artists and readers to reprimand themselves. the law should in the play the role. if there is a law, it will spread the net widely. there are those artists who tackle darker themes. it will affect them all. >> reporter: this girl was abducted and abused by a stranger when he was six. she has introduced and written been paedophiles, she believes they can stop acting on impulses. >> what is common about those that committed a crime is they are alone this their dilutions, and then crossed the line.
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>> some child application campaigners take the opposite view, that the normalizition of images can make it easier to take it further in real life. while this man fights plans to restrict his art. he tells juniors and students not to draw anything they wouldn't show to their own children. >> thousands have been displaced as fighting intense fizz between the military. >> these pictures show residents fleeing from their home, from a taliban strong hold. many are living in temporary camps. >> there was a continuous curfew, and we were not getting a chaps to come out with family, children, belong lings and cattle. i brought my children. here we are in a house with not enough space. it's hard. we have not received help, and the government has not issued instructions on how to leave the area. >> we are getting news out of
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afghanistan in the last few minutes. the presidential candidate abdullah abdullah is calling for vote counting to be suspended because of fraud. this is the run-off between abdullah abdullah and its rival ashraf ghani. jennifer glasse joins us from kabul. another twist in the afghan election. what is abdullah abdullah saying? >> the president and the election commission - there has been no answer from them, he has no choice but to call on voting to be stopped and his observers to leave the election observers officers. he called for a senior election official to step down, saying there's no trust at this point in the election commission. this is a big twist in the election process here, after a fairly successful second round. dozens were killed in violence.
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there was a lot more concern. the turn out - those turp out numbers are not close. they have been exaggerated, especially in the rural areas, and so this, of course, throws the whole election result into doubt. we are waiting now to see what the election commission has to say. >> thank you for that. jennifer glasse in kabul. >> coming up on this news hour. forced into underage sex. we'll speak to a malawian teenager regaining the childhood stolen from her. plus, a threat to the global banana supply. we'll tell you more. >> and in sport - brazil takes on mexico, looking for another win. it turned out to be a struggle for the one favourites. the u.s. has captured one of the alleged rink leaders in the
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2012 attack op its consulate in benghazi. chris sevens, u.s. ambassador and three other americans were killed. rosalind jordan reports. ahmed abu chattalah was somewhere on the outskirts of benghazi on sunday when the u.s. military and the fbi grabbed him, took him into custody and left libya. the man alleged to be behind the attack on the american consulate in 2012 is on his way to the u.s. he will be tried for the deaths of four men in the compound at the time, including the u.s. ambassador, chris stephens. >> it's important for us to send a message to the world, that when americans are attacked, no matter how long it takes, we will find those responsible and bring them to justice. but news of the arrest was overwhelmed by questions about how and why the obama administration acted when it
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did. officials were gagy on whether they cleared their mission with the government and tripoli. i'm not going to get into the specifics of diplomat studies. given that reporters interviewed ahmed abu chattalah, after he was called a suspect and indicted. there was surprise that he hadn't been arrested before now. u.s. forces conducted the operation as soap as the president and his national security team were confident that the mission could be carried out. >> the circumstances of the attack were used as a political weapons, mainly because of charms his staff ignored warnings. the consulate needed better security. the administration focussed on prosecuting ahmed abu chattalah. those that attacked u.s. diplomats will be punished. after 10 months behind bars this egypt, al jazeera journalist abdullah al-shami has
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finally been released from prison. he'd been held without charge and trial and been on a hunger strike for nearly five months. he used the first moment of freedom to call for his colleagues, peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed, who have been in gaol for 172 days. we have the details. [ screaming ] >> reporter: scenes of jubilation at the entrance to a cairo police station. as friends, family and other journalists welcomed the release of abdullah al-shami. for 10 months he was held in prison without charge. for that time he maintained he had done nothing wrong. >> i have won, and everybody who is a freedom fighter, a journalist or anyone doing his work with honesty has won. this experience changed my life. i'm not the person. i am now more determined than before to carry on with this
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struggle. not just because of me, because for everyone to be able to do their job. >> reporter: the change in his physical purposes was dramatic, compared to when he was detained in august, when reporting on protests following the removal of mohamed mursi. five months into detention he went on hunger strike. day as after the broadcast, abdullah al-shami said he was placed in solitary confinement and force-fed. he insisted he would not stop his protest until freed. on monday a court ordered his release saying there were no legal ground to keep them in prison. in a statement al jazeera says the release was a relief, rather than a cause for celebration, and that he'd been through a terrible ordeal. there are three al jazeera journalists behind bars in
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egypt. peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed. they have all been in gaol for six months. they are falsely accused of supporting the outlawed muslim brotherhood. al jazeera strongly rejects all charges. the egyptian prosecution is asking for the maximum gaol terms. the verdict is due on monday. they say abdullah al-shami's release listed their spirits. speaking from a hospital as he received treatment for a shoulder injury, mohamed fadel fahmy said "we are confident we'll be next." the night fight is not over. sis abdullah al-shami. it's been a long journey to freedom. his voice will join the protests, as al jazeera calls for the release of its staff. >> the irrian army helicopter
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fired on a refugee camp. 12 people were killed, most children, fleeing in daraa province. the syrian everybody tri for human rights said seven people were also wounded. >> armed palestinian groups say they won't stay quiet for lopping if israeli operations continue in the west bank. members affiliate with hamas held a news catholic church, accusing hamas of kidnapping three teen imers. israeli authorities have been carrying out door to door searches. they have arrested 250 palestinians. >> translation: we support and stand by any palestine effort of resistance exerted in order to free the hero prisoners who are launching the battle in the face of the occupier on empty stomachs, against an enemy that only understands the language of
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force. several people have been killed in a suicide bombing in nearby nij ear ya. it detonated a taxi close to where football fans were watching a world cup match. no one claimed responsibility. kenya's president rejected claims by al-shabab that its fighters are responsible for two attacks on the east coast. kenyatta says evidence suggests the assaults were politically instigated, not the work of a somalian group. this person can't talk about what happened without shaking, but she is trying to be strong for her son. they should be at school. most everything in pecka tony has been shut down after the shooting rampage that killed 50 people. >> they shot at people outside. >> reporter: they are the only family whose male head was not killed in the apartment block. 14 others were ordered out on the street, throats slit, bodies
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riddled with bullets and wives forced to watch. they belonged to a christian community, something that gunmen inquired about. >> we are telling people here is swahili. in you don't know how to pray in islamic, then we are going to - it is going to be for christians, a bullet. they are no help to arm themselves. >> like her husband, she is worried it will escalate, and she wants to move out. >> the night was silent. yes. they even. >> this is what the people said
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on the street. there's increasing fears in the area. there's concerns that the police are losing control. the somali group says it's responsible for two days of violence. local chief commanders and officers have been suspended. they have a political message. >> there is a plan to establish the country from within. and turn kenyans against each other. the enemy is from within. >> reporter: as attacks spread in the area, officials are warning restraint. as people buried the dead, discontent is crowing. >> ma'am ouy community leaders call for an end to the decades old tradition of child marriages and underaged sex. a quarter of all girls in malawi are married before their 18th birthday, main forced to have sex as young as six, as a
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perceived initiation into adulthood. we spoke to a victim. >> reporter: this girl is 14 years old, and this is not her little sister. it's her 2-year-old daughter. the young mother is the victim of a cultural practice encourage young girls to have sex early in some parts of maluy. it's a right of passage where girls make a transition to adulthood. >> there's about six to seven years. they were taken for an incision, where they were inserted. when they were inserted there, they were, i suppose, when they come back, they were told that they were supposed to be cleansed, which means this have to sleep with any adult person. that means that now she has passed the in suggests. >> reporter: she is back in school but has fallen behind. she should be in secondary school, not primary. she is determined to catch up.
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>> translation: when i had my baby i was ashamed. i was happy to be back at school. >> reporter: changing old customs is not easy. government officials do not have figures on how many girls are affected. the drop out rate at the schools is high. >> times when a girl is pregnant she is expelled from school. teachers and parents think she'll be a bad influence. the insults and humiliation is so bad. >> not all initiation practices encourage premarital sex. there are laws to protect girls. some feel more can be done. >> the government has done a lot. but there's little happening on the ground, as far as implementation is concerned. >> community leaders fried to promise to go back to school and
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tell her her dreams don't have to end because she got pregnant so young. >> there has been more tornados in north america, particularly with the weather. are they the ones as before. >> not as bad. we have pictures of the original storms. let me start with the pictures of nebraska, showing more of those homes damaged by the tornados ripped through the state. there has been more. now the norms spread further north. you can see them on the satellite picture. it's as the cloud stretches cross north america and the great lakes, and affected us in parts of canada as well. the southern parts of ontario, where we saw the worst darm, as you can see we saw is number of trees down, and a lot of roofs damaged as well. over 20 homes were damned by the tornado. now, the weather over the next few days could give us a few
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nasty punches, but it doesn't look as extensive as it has been. you can see the wet weather edging to the east. it's turning things in the east hot. for washington d.c., we are expecting the temperatures to get up to 35 degrees, 95 in farenheit. it will be very, very sticky. towards the west it's cooler for many of us. san francisco no higher than 19. l.a. up to 27. you cap see what happens as we head through the day op thursday. there's showers to the south-east. thank you for that. still to come - china's tough message to vietnam. the top diplomat visits hanoi in the first high level talks about the territorial dispute. extracting the colour of love from beetles. how some of the world's greatest artists con jured up their effects. and the windies take control of
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i'm looking at you phone company dsl. check your speed. see how fast your internet can be. switch now and add voice and tv for $34.90. comcast business built for business. welcome back to the programme. we'll go to baghdad where nouri al-maliki is making a statement. >>. >> translation: as witness the by not adhering to the constitution, and going against the national interest, and some of those encroaching, adhering to their own end that created perfect atmosphere for
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sectarianism and in regards to prefail, and what has i.s.i.l.s, al qaeda and the abbas was the area, and on this basis i.s.i.l. and the coalition, and the coalition between them and barth formed a trap. benefitting from this circumstances, and in addition to this coalition and atmosphere in which was made by forces inside as well as from people outside to undermine the unity of the people, and these gangs came to the surface, looking for an opportunity to kill and loot and to settle scores.
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what happened, sadly - and the continuation of distors of facts -- distortion of facts that iraq has not benefitted, and not a single person, and they were told that these were the rebels clans. he had demands. this is extortion of fact and an insult to the plans in which we respect their demands as we have listened to others before, because they are the people of iraq, and they deserve all the - we stand by them. what troubles are we talking about or clans in which to allow 400 to be killed? and what kind of clans in - to below up bridges and government installations? what kind of
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rebels or clans do accept to kill 175. the students of the military academy and the list is on and on of these criminal acts. that does not reflect the stance of the clans, in which i call on the clans to distance themselves from the acts, and these are criminals. these acts are connected with proagendas. what happened in mosul was a real shock for us. because we - we won't weaken our forces, but the conspiracy has managed to slip for into the armed forces and the defeat was a reflection of a conspire city.
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thank god although the attack was pain. we did not expect it. but we managed to absorb this attack and stop the deterioration, and stop the disaffection and demoralizing as we have known the iraqi people have managed to respond to this defeat, this popular mobilization and volunteering with the armed forces from shi'ite and muslims. and it's not fair that those volunteers who said that the volunteers, but own iraqi people volunteered to face this danger. now that they return to take back the initiative and attack.
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these will continue, with the high moral in which we feel proud. we say to in this is iraqy people, will not be undermined, will not give in. you hear the media in qatar and saudi arabia, talking about these are rebels, and this is a sectarian army forgetting that they are in a country - live in a country where they are sectarianism and exclusion and modernization. what happened in the meeting yest yesterday to unify the position, this is our message to others. i say to all brothers, yes, there are bad military personnel and civilians, and the remnant of mimishas and -- militias and
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gangs. but this is not a matter we should be talking about. we refuse it, denounce it and we will stop the arms - arms and the hands of others, other than the forces, but their efforts should not be forced to this. and neglect the measure objective in order to defeat al qaeda, and i.s.i.l.s - and what is really strengthening our positions, the fatwa that has been authorised, issued by the - his evidence. who realised the swags and demark caution on iraq. and alluded those that the catastrophe was in syria. we say that this matter would have crossed. we teach them lessons, and we will attack and hit them
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whatever, and those that stand behind him, that these - alluded pictures in their minds, and demand the authority. so the iraqi president nouri al-maliki addressing the issue of chaos, putting it down to a coalition between i.s.i.l. and bathist joined by gangs, looking for opportunities to kill and loot. he says that what happened in mosul, when mosul was taken over by i.s.i.l. was a shock and was down to a contier assy. let's -- conspire assy. let's go to hoda abdel-hamid. he was speaking about sectarianism and marginalisation and undermining national interest. many would blame nouri al-maliki and his government for creating
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this situation. absolutely. i think the prime minister had a bit of a defensive aggressive tone here. he was very quick to point out there was no sectarianism on the armed forces. every displaced person i spoke to or the past week here, whether sunni, shi'a, blamed much of the problem on the behaviour of the security forces. the people here told me they were not as much afraid of the sunni rebellion as they were afraid of the ricky army. it's not something that will convince many people or those that had to leave their home. at another point they said the fall of mosul came as a shock. if you speak to kurdish officials, whether from the security forces or the government. they will tell you they have been warning about this for a
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while, saying since 2012 they have been monitoring training movements of armed groups, they have seen training camps and been telling the federal government in baghdad and the prime minister's office, that something strange was happening, there was strange movements and on the kurdish point of view, the government dismissed that thinking that the kurdish authorities were trying to make a political gain. i think the prime minister was trying to put a stand, that this is a huge conspiracy, it was not planned, that it is the fault of the tribal leaders. i think he's omitting the fact that there's a huge part of the hopulation of iraq, not only the sunnis, beyond that, who feel alienated from him and his leadership. a lot of people tell you that this place can't go ahead, a political process can't kick off. reconciliation cannot happen as
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long as he had a central political role in the county. >> thank you for that. hoda abdel-hamid reporting live from heza, off the back of nouri al-maliki's statement. china's foreign ministry says its top diplomat told vietnamese officials to stop hyping up a territorial dispute. it's been the first high level meeting since chinee moved an oil rig. >> reporter: china and vietnam's violent dispute has gone on for a few weeks. al jazeera saw the high seas brinksmanship from on board a vietnamese coast card ship. the serious clashes occurred close to an oil rig, drilling
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near a cluster of islands claimed by both countries in the south china sea. on land the picture was hopeful. china dispatched a top diplomat to hanoi for talks. the first positive sign that the two countries want to repair the rupture. beyond the smile and handshakes, they have little of substance to say. >> on this trip, as appointed by the central committee, i'll discuss the two country's relations and issues in the south china sea. the foreign minister, and deputy prime minister, said his country wanted to resolve a complicated situation. >> viaed nam is probably winning the propaganda war. the military is no match for china, it's also vietnam adds economic reality, which is driving the diplomacy.
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>> a breakthrough is unlikely. >> maybe they'll agree to pull back the oil rig and make positive overtures. we are not going to see a lodge-term vital solution. >> the talks focus on beijing's demands for compensation, following the anti-china riots in vietnam, beginning after the deployment of the oil rig. chinas factories were destroyed or damaged, forcing the efact viewings of hundreds of workers. gip an economic -- given an economic independence, many agreed the strategy was to recognise sovereignty in exchange for a deal to develop vast gas and oil deposits beneath the waters. spain's crown prince is due to be crown king felipe the 6th.
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the parliament approved the ab dickation of juan carlos. felipe has been tasked with reuniting the appeal of the royals hit by scandals. >> one of the challenges is to avoid a rupture under his rule. he has to do it as a single monarch. he represents those that want to leave spain. more to come on al jazeera. in sport, algeria score their first world cup goal in 28 years. farah with the action later.
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welcome back. an exhibition in the national gallery in london traces the history require of colour from the middle ages to the 19th sent yuy in art. it explores materials used to make colours in iconic peace of art. >> reporter: we see the world in colour, great artists capture variety and subtlety. they know certain colours work well. a boat on a lake by rehn wire. in both, it is the contrasts between the oranges, blue and groans. for hundreds of years artists struggled to recreate the colours they saw in the world around them. >> colour could be difficult.
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it was hard, not easy to achieve. we see it all around us and think of it assist ab easy thing. we go to a hardware shop. it wasn't straight forward for most of the painters in the collection to find the colours that they wish to create a dazzling effect. >> artists look for colours in weird and wonderful places. red, the colour of blood and passion kale from crushed beatles and tree bark. >> this is an exhibition of western paintings. for centuries the richest and purest form of blue came from what is afghanistan. this stone - so pressures and desirable was the blue that the stone was more expensive than goal. >> the stones were traded. taken to baghdad, aleppo, and
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ship to venice and genoa. they were ground and mixed to make the powder. europeans discovered alternatives. mixing chemicals at high temperatures to make new pigments, used by monet in the late 1800s to capture the subtle shades of snow. colours can fade and dim over time, they can change in different light and each of us may see the same colour in a different way because our eyesight is unique and so are our perceptions and memories. out of the variety is inspiration and beauty. and colour in sport with farah. >> thank you so much. six of the world cups host brazil in action. this time against a team that troubled them in the past - mexico. in group h much fancied belgium had their first bys against algeria and russia against south
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korea. >> reporter: algeria came into the match against the much-fancied belgians having not scored a goal since 1986. they finished that as they were awarded a penalty. they scored making it 1-0 to algeria. the red devils with most of the possession, had to wait until 5 minutes after the substitute came on to equalize. belgium heading in in the 70% minute the the fight back was come pleated later when they made it 2-1 to belgium. south korea held russia to a 1-1 draw. they scored first, russian cole keeper somehow mishandling the shots into his own net. luckily for him, compatriot
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kerrsy cove kallised. final score 1-1. the hosts were fresh off a 3-1 win off of croatia. they took a step towards the knockout phase. a brazilian, mexican side held firm. the keeper showed pulling off the series of fine saves, keeping his side in the game. mexico could have stolen all three pointed. jimenez blocked by sayzar. 0-0 the final score. it's a must-win match for spain on wednesday following a 5-1 defeat for the netherlands. spain faced chile as the world cup holders looked to stay in the tournament. the coach has promised to change his line-up. spain still have some hope. they lost the opening match at the last world cup, but went on
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to become champions. >> translation: it's very true that we are very hurt. we are in a situation with great responsibility, and would like to begin one more chance to continue in the world cup. we would like to find a solution. let's hope the players respond well and bounce back from a result that was hard for us. chile started out with a win over australia. the south american country uping an inspiring episode from history to ipp spire their team. we report. >> reporter: four years ago 43 trapped minors made the catch cry famous. they are doing it again in a campaign add. in this place we were trapped for 70 address.
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the earth swallowed us. we knew that outside there were millions of chileans, and that's why we are taking this dirt to brazil, to where the team is based, to fill them with hope and courage, and show the world that for a chilean nothing is impossible. spain - we are not afraid of a group of death. we looked death in the face and came out victorious. it's that determination that brought tens of thousands of chileans here to support the team. and to show they weren't intimidated by the group of death. the luck of the draw pitting chillie against the toughest. chile has a great team. it's the underdog, the cinder alea compared to the rivals, spain and holland, crossing the
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mountains. >> we can do it. >> and here are suggestions that this is the cinderella of the group. >> translation: no game end after midnight, which means that cinderella could become a princess. the technical director says he's nervous about playing chile. don't underestimate us. >> reporter: on copa cabbana beach, there is a unique bread of musicians working up the fans. they need no encounter. >> translation: we have saved money and took time off from work, for the kids to miss school and give the team courage. >> day and fight they wave their
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flag and cry a chance, almost everywhere, no matter who country they know by heart. also on wednesday the other group b game sees the netherlands face australia. cameroon and croatia try to get their first points in group a. a knee injury looks to have ruled at the cameroon captain for the came. he's not keen on confirming it. >> translation: even if i knew if my presence with the team is certain or not, oud not tell you. we have our own strategies and comment give away strengths and weaknesses to our opponent. it's normal. all teams do that. i cannot give you a clear answer, even if i knew what would happen. and join us for al jazeera's brazil 2014 update on the air at
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1540 g.m. t. former african footballer of the year is our special guest. a day after losing the n.b.a. final to san antonio spurs, lebron james will think about his future at miami heat. he has the tops be a free agent this month. >> i have not begun to think about what my future holds. i'll sit down with the team and my family as well. too today wasn't the day. i'm not at that point to talk about it. >> cricket in the windies taking control of the zone task against new zealand. in the port of spain, and the maiden teeth century, they ended on 310/5 to take a lead of 89
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runs. there's more sport online, including a 2014 website. there's a life blog cup2014. that's it from me. the u.n. called on countries to step up a fight against a banana disease threatening the industry. the fungus, known as panama disease, is eating through banana crops in asia, africa and the middle east. one of the worst effected areas is in the southern philippines. >> reporter: this man's worries grow by the day. banana production in his plantation has slowed down. panama disease which insect the banana tree impacted his produce.
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now he said he cannot afford to pay his workers. >> it's hard for us to recover. it takes 10 months before we get to harvest. >> half of the plantation is destroyed. she says the disease started. and spread quickly. leaving the soil damned. the philippines is a top producer. it covers 50,000 heck tears. the disease has mostly affected small manufacture time grows, deep in debt, unable to pay back the loans. the banana industry is one of the top revenue earners, it's ranked the second among international producers of bananas. after ecuador. producers are having problems
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meeting the growing demand for higher quality demanders. wh they need is support. what the government can do to help is the department of arg cultures, to teach the growers on how to respond on standard operating procedures. >> translation: why have you not given us training. the government says they have. but it never reached us. we should griften those directly. we are the openers. this man's family and his land is barely useable. every week a hectare is destroyed. and chances of a better life are wiped out. and the second part of our look at the threat to the global banana supply is on thursday.
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we'll meet the center scientists trying to engineer a banana that can resist the panama disease. a tiny stamp that set a gained record after selling at auction for almost $10 million. >> shall we start the bidding. the british guyana $0.01 magenta is the world's rarest stamp. it's broken records every time it changed hands. this time around it was no exception. in two minutes it sold in new york for $9.5 million. >> it's a brand new world record for a stamps, obviously. so far above a prior price for a stamp. it will be a hard one to beat. probably won't be beaten until it comes up for sale, yet again in the future. that's it from the newshour. from all of us here in doha, bye
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