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>> and follow it no matter where it leads - all the way to you. al jazeera america, take a new look at news. [ ♪ music ] >> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello. welcome to the newshour. we're in doha, with the top news stories. not stepping down - iraq's prime minister says he will not bow to international pressure and form a unity government. as the fighting continues in iraq the first u.s. special forces arrives in baghdad, were live in the iraqi capital. hundreds of citizens in
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libya evacuated. food and medical aid arrive for hundreds and thousands of refugees, who fled the fighting with the taliban. and what is that a bite? uruguay's luis suarez hit with disciplinary charge at the world cup. we hear from a former ref. iraqi prime minister nouri al-maliki is ruling out forming an analogistal unity government, dealing with a sunni led rebellion. military advisors are in iraq. they arrived in baghdad and are there to help the government beat the rebels. it is a big task. these are the areas held by rebels. they will be interested in what is going on here at the baiji
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oil refinery. let's go to the correspondent, imran khan in the iraqi government. no doubt a big task faced by u.s. special forces. what is it that the iraqis want out of the u.s. special forces. >> well, the u.s. special forces. 300 of them are arriving over the next few weeks, the first concontingents here. they are based out of a company, the baghdad international airport. their job will be to strain the army who will go back to their unit and prepare for any ground offensive. it's not enough according to most iraqi government officials we spoke to. prime minister nouri al-maliki gave an address saying that he wasn't ready to form a national unity government. he wasn't going to bow to international pressure to form a
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national unity government. why is that? the reason is is that he feels that the u.s. is not doing enough to give him enough help for what he needs to achieve his goal. he says they are interfering in the certainly affairs of the country. these u.s. special advisors, 300 of them, are the beginning of what the u.s. might be able to help, but the iraqis here say it's not enough. >> there are those that would say the last iraqi government was, in some ways at least, a national unity government. what is it exactly that the u.s. wants out of a new government that is to be formed here, and how do they want it to be different from the last government. obviously they wanted to be more inclusive of sunnis, but exactly what is it that americans are asking for here? >> well, what they are asking
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for is for prime minister nouri al-maliki to be much more inclusive. he's been criticised not just by sunni politicians, but people within his own government as well. he has his own majority shia government, that he hasn't reached out to the sunnis and the kurds, that he hasn't formed a consensus government. he is seen as isolated. the americans say this is partly the reason that you are in the mess that you are in. the sunni rebels felt that they have been marginalized and ignored. that's why they joint hands with the offensive that they are on. the longer all of this takes, the longer it takes to form a government, if it's likely to be a unity government, the more entrensed the government has, it's key. they are able to get supplies in from syria. they are able to take military equipment from iraq into syria
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which they use in syria. the tactics are extraordinary. they won over the local pop u lights by means of civil administration. let's look now at what they are doing. >> this is in the north-west of iraq. these pictures are taken on monday and show the rebels are running the affairs of the town, by providing services, and getting local people, to consolidate their hole. >> translation: praise to god things are normal, things are better now in comparison to how they used to be under the control of those tyrants. >> reporter: this is a political analyst saying the rebels are acting in a tactical manner. >> translation: it surprised people in the high command, surprised by the speed of the attack and the civic services and management of the towns that the i.s.i.l. provided.
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>> reporter: it's not just about providing services. another tactic is taking over border posts on the borders of jordan and syria. it allows them to bring in reinforcements and the military equipmentment. humm very cars and howitzers, they are able to take them back into syria. on the jordanian side there's little traffic - confirming that the rebels control the crossing. >> translation: the army retreated from the border. the situation is unstable. >> reporter: what surprised many is not just the speed in which the rebels took over the towns, but the thinking that came with it. the rebels are ug ver using the experience. that's why they are a formidable energy for the security forces.
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>> that is the civilian tactics they are using and there's an information wall going on, the center of which is the baiji oil refinery. what the government said is they are in control of the refinery. the rebels refute that. in the last view areas, there has been facts of the army taking from here to the refinery. they took off the airfield. they hovered over the refinery, there was thick black smoke where the iraqi army bombed. they landed for a few minutes, got back into the helicopter and left. this shows that the iraqis are wanting to win the war against the i.s.i.l. rebels. we have to assume that they are in control of at least part of the oil refinery.
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>> that's our correspondent. well, thousands of iranians have been demonstrating against sunni arms groups. many of the protesters who gathered say they are ready to take up arms, and want to defend the shia cities located near the iraqi capital baghdad. on to other news. libyans are voting in parliamentary elections. it's the third poll since the top rule of muammar gaddafi in 2011. more than 1.5 million are voting, electing 200 members of parliament of it's a dangerous time in libya. hundreds of turks have been returning home after a retired general gave them 48 hours to get out. general khalifa haftar accuses both countries. we go live to istanbul in a moment. for more, let's go to the report
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from stefanie dekker. >> reporter: many thought voting would never take place on time. tripped up by weeks of deadlock and a dire security situation, they'll replace the general congression the body elected in 2012. >> translation: our hopes rest on the elections. we are hanging by a thread. the previous elections let us down. i hope with this the new people will push our country forward and enforce the law in the country. >> reporter: however you -- whoufr you speak to wants the same thing, law and order. authorities rely on the militia for security and have failed to rein them in. they kidnapped a prime minister, attacked a parliament, and made billions. libyans tell you these are the worst times since the 2011 revolution. >> the time when we are choosing a parliament is a sensitive
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time. it's a critical time with the fighting in benghazi. all of this will affect us and sabotage and corrupt the electoral process. >> many have lost faith in the political process, in a country where the guns rule all. former general khalifa haftar launched a campaign against terrorist groups in the east. there's an absence of government control. despite the challenges, the head of the election commission is positive about the elections for a new parliamentary body, which will elect is new prime minister. >> we in the commission feel optimistic about election day on the 25th. all indications are positive regarding the success of this electoral process. >> reporter: the challenge will be to find a person and government that all libyans can agree on. lib ja is divided. how to disarm the militias and create a functioning army and police force.
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some will tell you it's an impossible task. well, let's go to our correspondent bernard smith live in istanbul. firstly, how is the evacuation been going and what has turkey been saying about evacuating from libya? >> well, there are about several thousands turkish workers in the eastern parts of libya, mainly involved in the construction industry. turkey has advised citizens not to travel there, but it's not planning a mass evacuation of people already there. the ones that have been evacuated, there's four to 500 of them. they were working mainly at a power plant and expressed fear for safety. that is why they were taken out by the turkish government. the government doesn't believe that it's necessary to evacuate
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everybody there, not least because of the logistics that would be involved in doing that. thank you for that bernard smith, our correspondent, joining us from istanbul. finally, libyan writer and historian joining us via skype from benghazi. good to have you with us on al jazeera. firstly, what do you make of general khalifa haftar order for turks, for qataris to get out of eastern libya within 48 hours? >> hello? >> i do apologise, we lost the connection with our best in benghazi. we have plenty more to come on this al jazeera newshour, including - ukraine's ceasefire looks in danger as nato leaders meet to decide on how to react to what they claim is continued
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russian interference. we are live at the military alliance headquarters. >> $400-$500 - this is one call. we'll work all night and hidden in plane site, modern day sex slavey in the u.s. in sport heartbreak for the ivory coast. details coming up. nigeria's borno state government is investigating a mass abduction of 90 people - whether to say gunman seized 60 women and girls and 30 males. our correspondent andrew simmonds joins us from my
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duingary. another lapse in security. the state governor has put out a statement, i believe. what has he said? >> the state borno governor doesn't refer to a lapse in security, but he is defensive and tries to assure the people that his thoughts are with them. he says that he shares their pain, the pain of the families. he basically doesn't confirm this mass kidnapping report, but he does infer that it's taken place because of the reference to sharing pain. what he's calling for an accuracy, and a thorough investigation, and he says he'll do that. to some extent the state government's hands are tied because he can't get involvement in issues of national security. he was critical of the military after the attack. in which the 276 school girls
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were abducted. that has subsided. that criticism subsided. it seemed that privately there is a major amount of tension between the governor and the federal government. the government is of course from the a.p.c. - it's ruled by the opposition, and the federal government is in a position whereby it's unclear where it's moving forward. any observer would tell you that there is a lack of clarity, a lack of accountability. and, indeed, the army and all the security forces about what is going on. because swathes of territory are outside of this city, are ruled by boko haram. there's a nest going on outside in a sense that the fabric of society has been recked with
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unprecedented levels of violence, trying to keep it calmer, the state government trying to do that. absolutely. who is accountable for all of th this? >> well, of course, the army is tasked with trying to bring down the uprising by boko haram. this is insurgency and nod conceded in doing so. the ct ability rests with the -- accountability rests with the government. you ask anyone here in this place, this person's camp, people from 52 villages - all of them attacked by boko haram about what they feel, and they say where do we go, who do we go to. there was a map i spoke to whose house -- man i spoke to whose house was burnt, his son shot dead. five generations lived in the house. he's here looking for his next
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meal. desperation in the faces of a lot of people here, 4,000 in all, asking where do we go next? how do we deal with this. the state is trying to provide - there is talk of a possible food chartage here, but the state is providing what it can. it's providing security in the state of a vigilante force. a civil joint protection force, which really is effectively an official body of vigilantes, and that, we are hearing now is running into tensions with the military over the way things are being managed. this is a brutally awful situation without a shadow of doubt. thank you, that's correspondent andrew simmonds joining us from my duingary a gunman opened fire at a plane in peshawar. the pakistan international airlines flight carrying 178
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passengers was travelling from riyadh. security forces are searching for the attackers. no one claimed responsibility. the pakistani military has been launching air strikes in north waziristan for the past few months. they made it an all-out offensive after the tam been attack on -- taliban attack on karachi airport. authorityies are struggling to cope with food shortages and overcrowded hospitals. many of the internally displaced are in a camp and kamal hyder sent an update from there. >> i.d.p.s number 450,000 - they prefer to go to the big cities. there's arrangement by the military, which is seven kilometres from the border, is number of families have come here. the military would like larger
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numbers because they have medical arrangements, sanitation, they have brought electricity to the area, in order to give a level of comfort to people seeking refuge. the camp is not full capacity. there are dozens of families taking advantage of this area. however, because the area is also on under curfew, most of the people prefer to go to the populated centers. >> russia's senate voted a scrap of resolution allowing military resolution in ukraine. it is to support the peace process. ukraine's president threatened to end a ceasefire deal with pro-russian separatists, hours after a military helicopter was shot down outside slovyansk. all nine on board were killed. petro porashenko ordered soldiers to fire back without
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hesitation. paul brennan has this report from donetsk, and eastern ukraine. >> this conflict in eastern ukraine saw many stumbling blocks, none so big as the last 24 hours. the ukranian army cease fire was holding but the downing of a helicopter just outside the separatist strong hold of slovyansk cannot, by any means, be excused as a mistaken act by the separatist militia. there's no doubt it was downed deliberately. it came down with a rocket launcher or missile fired. it puts a challenge on the table of president petro porashenko in kiev, as to what his authority will be now. his decision is whether to end the ceasefire early and go into conflict with the separatist leadership and the fighters on the ground. there'll be diplomatic efforts to try to pull him back from that. he's going to have a teleconference with the french
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president, the german chancellor and the russian president on the telephone together on wednesday. and he's met the security chief to formulate a plan which may stop short of calling off the ceasefire, but the problems and conflict is at a critical juncture. n.a.t.o.'s foreign meeting in brussels for the latest talks, the military alliance says it will review its relationship with russia, accused of being behind the armed groups in the east. our correspondent nadine bobba joins us from brussels, what do they say, nadeem, where you are, about the ceasefire? >> well, in the words of the belgium foreign minister, it's not very credible a lot of the
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military are surprised that the downing of the helicopter happened. they starred a session involving icrane's -- ukraine's foreign minister, relate toing the intel rity of ukraine, and said they'd discuss setting up a trust fund to support the military in future. not providing weapons, but logistical support. rasmussen repeated that they don't think russia is doing enough. >> russia's aggression to ukraine led to the suspension of cooperation. i regret to say we see no signs
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that russia is respecting international commitments. today we review relations with russia and decide what to do next is there support, do you think, for fresh sanctions against moscow? >> well, not directly, but a lot of illusions to the possibility. the dutch prime minister said between now and friday he'd like to see a sign of the good intentions. friday is significant, that's when the european union summit is happening. and where they could, in fact, agree to fresh sanctions. britain's william hague has said that he'd like to see russia stop sending troops into eastern ukraine, sending fighters and the flow of weapons. unless that does stop, the argument for fresh sanctions becomes stronger, so i think a lot of countries are holding ba.
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they want to see syncs, but they warn russia. vladimir putin ordered the russian parliament to revoke the rites to act, but that hasn't seemed to satisfy the people of n.a.t.o. the sister of spain's felipe vi has been charged. princess christina and her husband are accused of embezzling $7 million of public funds. the ruling is a blow to the king, proclaimed head of state in a ceremony last week it's time for the weather with steph. and snow in australia. >> that's right. i was it willing you about
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strong winds and heavy rain. we saw snow. we have pictures of that snow. first of all, we have pictures of the strong winds over melbourne. that's where the winds were over 100km. these pictures are of the snowy mountains, where we have between 40 and a metre of snow. perfect conditions for the skiers. the winds were strong in sydney. for melbourne they'll be strong over the next few days, friday into saturday. the wind will be gusting around 45km per hour. blustery. further north there's active weather here, of course, it's the monsoon over the south-eastern parts of asia, we expect wet weather, the huge area of cloud, and that has caused us a few issues here. the worst sfaected region is the province, and here where we see
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things like this. this lady is doctored up nicely. it shows you how quickly things can change with a guise day and a lot of blooding. over the next few days we see showers, so around shanghai. >> now, mooble's world governing body f.i.f.a. aped disciplinary proceedings against uruguayan striker luis suarez. it happened at the 1-0 world cup group win. knocking out the 4-time world champions. >> luis suarez caused controversy as a world cup. it's been accused of biting the soldier of italian defender. the referee didn't see the incident. it was visible on camera swa has
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served a ban -- swar has served a -- luis suarez has served a ban for racism. >> only he knows what goes through his mind and why he does it. he could face 24 months or matches. there's millions of children and luis suarez has a responsibility to the children. he has to act in the right way, set examples and f.i.f.a. have to come down. it's a world class player. and that's why people are paying a lot of money. >> reporter: despite the joy for the 1-0 victory. fans have mixed feelings. >> translation: he can't be biting all the time. he's gone too far. it's complicated. still celebrating. the problem is he will have to go the dentist. >> reporter: this year it looks
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like luis suarez put misdemeanours behind him, voted player of the year for all the wrong reasons still ahead in the newshour - it's the reporters having an underwater terrorist commmp with osama bin laden and dr doom. that would be more convincing than the evidence the egyptian court convicted the men on. global disbelief and mockery at the gaoling of al jazeera journalists in egypt. >> i'm andrew thomas in melbourne on how some australian muslims are expressing their vilification through art, and why they think a proposed change in the law will make things worse. >> in sport, world number one rafael nadal improves on last year's first-round loss in wimbledon. details coming up.
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comcast business built for business. good to have you with us. these are the top stories - libyans vote in elections as turkey moves hundreds of citizens out of libya. there was a threat from a retired general. >> nouri al-maliki ruled out forming a national sunni government. as the fighting continues, the first american special forces and military advisors deployed to help the iraqi army has arrived in baghdad. >> and in pakistan.
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450,000 people fled north waziristan as the army continues its offensive. many are in the tribal areas. food and medical aid has started arriving. >> let's get more on the top story. thousands have been demris by the lighting. they've been seeking safety in refugee examples and settlements in the autonomous kurdish region. >> reporter: the conflict in iraq has become a crisis in neighbouring countries. jordan reinforced security after advances by the islamic state of iraq and levant. customs officials are still at the post. for drivers, the long desert road is lined with danger. >> translation: no army, no police, all checkpoint distrid, all -- destroyed, all vehicles
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destroyed. >> reporter: for iraqis the escape routes are closing. more than a million fled their homes sense the second-busy city mosul fled. aid agencies are trying to prevent the return of polio and an outbreak of measles. >> if the bollio spreads it -- polio spreads it can cover kurdistan. >> reporter: few are going home soon. iraq is struggling to take back territory captured over the past two weeks by the yi.s.i.l. whic vowed to overthrow the government and declare a hard line islamic stayed. >> the iraqi army is relying on mortar. now the iraqi army is battling more sophisticated fighters with minimal american help.
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iraqi officials say they took back the village west of baghdad on tuesday. >> this is the area that we liberated from i.s.i.l. god willing we will enter-fallujah and liberate it for the sake of iraqis. >> fallujah fell to i.s.i.l., and with fighting on so many fronts iraqi is unlikely to take the city back now. >> well, a consultant fellow at the royal united services institute for defense and security studies joins us live from london. good to have you with us on al jazeera. >> let's talk about the u.s. special force, the military advisors in baghdad. how do you think they will be used? >> i think right now they'll it cry to answer that question. they'll be looking at what the
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insurgents are up to, where there were forced distributions are, tactics are, future objectives are likely to be, and what the iraqi army is up to, getting situational awareness on that. where it's deployed, what tactics it's using, what equipment, and how it's performing. using those two bits of information, they'll be in a position to advise the american government back in washington as to how best to help the iraqis defeat the insurgency. >> and how do you think the iraqi army is doing? how great a challenge is this going to be for this army, dealing with such a sophisticated fighting force here? i mean, do you think that they can defeat i.s.i.l., and various sunni rebel groups without u.s. military assistance here? >> well, clearly that is a
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hypothetical question because now they have u.s. military assistance. but you perhaps are talking about without boots on the ground, fighting force. i think they will. they have the ability to do that. there's a little bit of confusion here. the advances of the rebels and i.s.i.s. are spectacular. there's no doubt about it. but they are not as sophisticated as perhaps one might be led to believe. i think what we are seeing here is a failure of the army to be organised into an effective fighting force. which has led to the games that the insurgents have had. in overall terms the iraqi army is bigger than the insurgency. it has better weapons and potentially better training. what now needs to be done is marshalled in the right way, led in the right way to defeat the
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insurgency. the important thing is it's not going to happen overnight. it will take time. the longer it takes, the better it is. the last thing you want to do is go charging in, killing insurgents and causing grievances and problems. in some ways what the iraqi army and political leadership will have to do is have strategic patience and deal with it in an incremental way and take as long as it takes. there's every reason why she should stop the advance and take the region. good to have your thought from the institute of defense and security from london. egypt's president is refusing to bow to international
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pressure over the gaoling of three al jazeera journalists. abdul fatah al-sisi said there would be no interference with the judiciary despite the outcry over the conviction of mohamed fadel fahmy. after strong comments from the u.s. state department, politicians and congress are criticising the egyptian government. patty culhane reports from washington. >> reporter: when al jazeera's journalists peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed were sentenced to at least seven years behind bars for doing their jobs, mohamed fadel fahmy shouted from his cage... "egypt will pay for this." now the american media is asking the obama administration if they'll make egypt pay a price. >> three journalists... >> the verdict made headlines in the united states, on television and in the newspapers. the powerful "new york times" focussing its editorial on the unjust verdict cooling the obama
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administration's response confused and disturbing. the country's most influential comedian spent a segment mocking the trial. >> even more than the corruption of this trial, what bothers me is the laciness. at least have the decency to forge some evidence. it's not hard. look, oh, my god it's the reporters have been an underwater terror conference with osama bin laden and dr doom. that's more convincing than the evidence the egyptian court convicted these men on. all money in the future will be reviewed, but the u.s. gave them $500 million. john kerry is defending that decision. >> we reduced our aid. we are not providing aid directly to the government. we are providing aid to the military. >> reporter: it's a different message he gave on sunday.
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where he heralded abdul fatah al-sisi's commitment to u.s. rights and aid. president obama and the administration proposed providing the full amount of aid for 650 billion. >> reporter: on tuesday a congressman proposed a shift given to aid in the future. it failed, but he's promising to keep trying. >> the writing is on the wall. it cannot continue to imprison protesters and journalists. >> reporter: powerful me in the senate calling for release. >> even though the president of egypt said he will not interfere, i hope the process will allow relief be given to journalists trying to do their job. >> it's believed that these three paid a horrible price for doing their job. now, will egypt pay a price for locking them up because of it? now, there are conflicting
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reports about a sudanese woman freed from death row after her conviction for abandoning islam. the court ordered her release after an outcry when she was sentenced to death. she was detained at khartoum airport whilst trying to fly to the u.s. the israeli army says it carried out air strikes in the gaza strip. israel said it targeted five hidden rocket launchers, two palestinians were injured. there has been a spike in violence. three israeli minister went missing. israel accused hamas of kidnapping them. severalst states are ramping up efforts to crackdown the human trafficking trade. the dispri generates 9.5 bill job.
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we have this report from houston texas. >> joyce cameron says selling food in the street is the best job she's had. for the first time since childhood the money she makes she keeps. that did not always happen. >> it would be $400 to $500. one call. we'd work out night. >> from the time she was 12, she was held against her will as a commercial sex slave. she one of thousands in the u.s. abducted by criminals known as pimps, and here is where they land. >> it's a transit city. you can bring in a young girl, enter into the sex trade and sell it over and over. much of the illegal activity takes place near the port of houston. the international shipping
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center and proximity make it a magnet tore forced slavure and sex. most of the human trafficking is run by domestic gangs with thinks to the drug cartel. >> police have no idea how many trafficking rings are operating, all they know is they are hidden in plain sight. >> we were directed to clubs where human trafficking was suspected. fancy drinks were not the only thing sold - also young women. >> the fact that slavery exists in america today is embarrassing. it's frustrating, it's frightening and it is tragic. >> houston officials have created a human trafficking task force. they want people to report
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brothels that pop up as quickly as they are shut down. they are still going through the same thing. they need help. rewards of up to 10,000 are offered for information leading to the arrest. getting that information for police is a challenge, in an industry where traffickers make tens of thousands, a $1,000 reward provide little incentive. well, the u.s. has deported dozens of child migrants and their families. it's estimated that 100,000 migrants travel illegally to the u.s. through mexico. aid groups say they risk human trafficking, theft, drug cartels and murder. the u.s. government says it increased deportation to stop a flow of child migrants. the president called on the u.s. to work with central american governments and tackle the
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situation facing migrants. the best interest of the child should be the objective of the crusade. we can't avoid recognising that this is a humanitarian crisis, and we need to face this challenge. the australian government wants to scrap a law making it illegal to insult someone publicly because of ethnicity and race. among those concerned are muslims, including an artist who used discrimination as the catalyst for its work. andrew thomas reports. >> abdullah abdullah is a rising star of the australian art world. his painted portraits made him a finalist for the archibald prize. abdullah's latest is personal, a product of his own experience. >> this image is called "do you see monsters", and it's almost an accusation of how people see muslims. it's a self portrait, under the
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mask, and how people see us. i feel we have been turned into monsters. >> the section has been called siege. in australia under siege is how this man thinks muslims feel - subhuman. on one side abdullah is 7th generation white australian and is white malay with a distinct muslim name that makes him feel an outsider. abdullah feels it could get worse. australian law makes it illegal to offend, insult, humiliate or intimidate people on the basis of colour u race or eted nifty. the law is rarely used. in 12011 a journalist -- in 2011 a journalist was convicted of insulting aboriginal people. the case led the australian government making a change to the law, only if they were vilified.
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>> in a free country people have right to say things others find offensive. >> abdullah fears the signal and any change to the racial discrimination act can send. >> the government says it's okay to say these things and you have the right to be a bigot. but they don't give me the freedom to exist as a person and be dehumanized because of ethnicity and background. >> the changes to the discrimination act are being debated in canberra and may be watered down or abandoned. abdullah ab calla hopes so. his personal smeerns my be a catalyst for his art, but he doesn't want it to continue nor get worse. coming up after the break - brazil raises itself for an argentine invasion as they expect 150,000 football fans to
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cheer on their teams in the world cup match with nigeria. and will france's diversity lead to divided loyalties, emerging as a symbol of integration at the world
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now, up to 150,000 argentines are expected in the brazilian city of porta aleg ray for the first-round match of the world cup. the unprecedented invasion of fans from argentina has
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transformed the city. we have this report. [ ♪ theme [ ♪ theme ]. >> reporter:. >> reporter: where there's smoke there's fire. for a typical argentine barbecue. this man is out. the men are sitting around telling jokes and talking football. it's a classic argentine campsite. this is not the other side of the border. it's brazil. >> translation: we've come to leave the world cup. i'm 28 years old. it's the first time a world cup has been held in my continent. who knows when it will happen again. >> here, celestial colours dominate. never have so many from one country travelled to another for
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a world cup match. for the blue and white so argentina will get to the final and be the champion. the more we pray, the better. only a fraction have tickets to the game. it doned matter. at the pus station more arrive. the last stop, antarcticar. >> we hitchhiked for months. >> fans have been waiting outside the stadium for hours, waiting for the bus that carries their team to go buy, especially lionel messi, the player they are pinning their hopes on. at the end they barely get a glimpse. this is the closest they'll get to lionel messi. no matter. the sports commentator is rehearsing the final world cup
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game. messy facing the winning conduct. >> now with more on the world cup, here is farah. >> thank you so much. as you have been hearing, luis suarez could face a lengthy ban. football's governing body has started disciplinary proceedings he could face a 2-year or 24 game ban from international football. the late et cetera incident is not the first time controversy has been caused. luis suarez was sent off against ghana for handballing. they missed the penalty and luis suarez celebrated. later that year he was banned for seven matches in 2010 for
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biting an opponent on the shoulder while replying in the netherlands. a year later he was found guilty by the football association of racially abusing a player. he was suspended for eight matches and fined 62,000. in april 2013, he was caught biting a chelsea player on the arm. luis suarez significant appeal a 10-game ban and was criticised for not appreciating the seriousness of the incident. on tuesday, he was accused of biting an italian opponent on the shoulder. uruguay won the game. they face columbia, japan 4-1 to record a 3rd-straight win. columbia were assured of their place in the last 16 and were able to rescue players. jak son, mart each es scored twice. their game against uruguay is
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coming up on saturday. >> through from group see is greece after a controversial win. the equalizer looked to put the sides into the last 16. then this incident saw greece awarded a penalty and gregory samar ez scored to give his side a 2-1 win. after that uruguay finished second in group d, facing columbia on saturday. sunday greece will play costa rica. india and england exited from their group. france play ecuador with many of their players coming from former colonize. france has an ethnically diverse team. as simon mcgregor-wood reports, this sometimes divided the nation. >> it's a snapshot of the footballing diversity. the kids are french. many prefer the colours of their country of ormgin. it's a microcosm of france's
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story of the race and identity. a story of divided loyalties. in the equally diverse national side it's an issue receiving minute scrutiny. the team is held up as a positive team of integration. when they go wrong, a sign of racial problems. >> translation: there's a tendency to examine the disruptive minorities. the minority players it's perceived cause trouble. when it goes well everyone is well integrated and we see a fruits of a successful france. >> in brazil things are going well. fans are daring to believe they could go either way as they did. as they did famously in 1998. a similarly diverse team that some hope would be a template for better race relations. if anything they have worsened. cue 2010 and the world cup in
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south africa - training round bust ups and an early elime nation. france fell out of love with its footballers. the national front pounced on it. >> reporter: two wins in two matches reignited enthusiasm for the sued, especially under the stars for the future. the disillusionment was replaced by hope. spactions are -- expectations are more realistic. >> integration is not work. sport, football is one element. let's not fall into the same trap again. it won't be football or sport. france's headlines are dominated by economic, political and social challenges. a good world cup run will not fix the problems, least of all a complex one of race and identity. it is proving a much-need the distraction. for that most people are
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grateful. don't forget to join us every day for a world cup update. a daily rap of everything that is going on. at 1540 g.m. t. we'll be joined by african footballer of the year, freddy canute. rafael nadal had to come from a set down to reach the second round of wimbledon. after going out in the first round, rafael nadal could have thought his match against a slovakian was going to the same way after losing the first set 6-4, he took the next 6-3, and he sealed a place in the final round. in the women's draw serena williams cruised through her first match at the all england club. the 17-time major winner thrashed compatriot 6-1, 6-2 on tuesday tiger woods returns to golf
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on thursday. the former world number one admits he would not play if the tour didn't benefit his foundation. his target is the british open. it's the first time in two years that he hasn't been in pain. >> as i said, our goal was the prish open. i heeled thanks to the physios and nutrition and the things we did, and protocols and m.r.i., and different substance along the way. they have allowed me to get to this point. >> that's the sport for now. i'll be back with more alert. >> thank you -- with more later. >> thank you. >> stay with us here. another full bulletin of news is ahead with my colleague in a few minutes.
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>> hundreds of days in detention. >> al jazeera rejects all the charges and demands immediate release. >> thousands calling for their freedom. >> it's a clear violation of their human rights. >> we have strongly urged the government to release those journalists. >> journalism is not a crime. >> iraq's prime minister may give up control of large parts of the country in order to protect baghdad. u.s. military advices are on the ground to help the government fight the rebels. >> the ntsb said first responders are sharing responsibility in the