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. >> >> announcer: this is al jazeera. welcome to the newshour live from our hours in doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes, one of the most powerful shia clerics in iraq says the emergency national unity government must be formed to stop the country falling apart. christian iraqis that fled their homes are sheltering in the kurdish region. we are life from the scene. a bomb explodes in niger yax
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people are asking why more is not being done to protect them. devastated and outrage, an al jazeera journalist calls his yist an injustice -- imprisonment an injust. >> and the world cup, lionel messi is team beats nigeria in the top group f. one of iraq's powerful shia clerics is calling for a national emergency government inclusive of all factions and warns if it doesn't happen the country will descend into chaos muqtada al-sadr says such a government will work to stop a rebellion. the president of the kurdish
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region agrees that iraq's prime minister nouri al-maliki, who says those calling for a unity government are trying to stage a coup. the presidential office is calling for parliament to reconvene on 1 july. here is muqtada al-sadr making his case for unity. >> the iraqi government have to help the sunnis. we need to rush the formation of a national government with new names and backgrounds, not based on sectarian quoters. who is muqtada al-sadr? he an an influential shia cleric. he formed the mahdi army. he has consistently adopted an anti-u.s. position. the army has been accused of
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sectarian killings. muqtada al-sadr hoped to usher nouri al-maliki to power in 2006 and sense has become a vocal critic. we'll have more from hoda abdel-hamid in the kurdish region. caroline malone is at the jordanian border. first to imran khan, live in baghdad. to begin with, the presidential officer calling for parliament to convene on 1 july. what will happen then? >> well, that is the first part of the process in choosing the new government. it's partly a constitutional process. they need to meet. parliament will be sworn in, they have to choose a president, prime minister and a speaker. house. that will be the first big deft of the prime minister nouri al-maliki, depending on how many people he can get to support
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him, he'll likely try to build a coalition, he is unpopular and senior voices within the iraqi political spectrum openly criticising. you herd muqtada al-sadr, a key cleric saying iraq needs to form a unity government. for a long time he's been a vocal critic of prime minister nouri al-maliki. heats under a lot of pressure. will the government be formed on 1 july? it's unlikely. the last time they met to form a government in 2010 it took six months. let's see how the political tea leaves play out. what we can and can't read from them is p.m. nouri al-maliki faces a tough time. forces in iraq calling for a national unity government. we know forces outside of iraq are doing the same think. british foreign secretary william hague arrives there. will his message be in line with the others, calling for the
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unity government? >> that's really the key message that william maying is bringing with it -- hague is bringing with it. saying that iraq needs to form a unity government. they need to put the government into place as quickly as possible. that will be seen by many as meddling with internal affairs of the country. particularly in the government. he also has a message that he's willing to listen to the iraq yours for any -- iraqis for any request. they have rule youed out boots on the -- ruled out boots on the ground. >> correspondent imran khan joining us from the iraqi capital baghdad. thousands of iraqis have been displaced by the fighting between rebels and the government. christians east of mosul fled when they came under mortar attack. they are sheltering in erbil.
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let's go to our correspondent hoda abdel-hamid in erbil. what is happening there? >> we have been here for the last five hours. i have to tell you there's a constant stream of people pouring through here. they are all from the town and surrounding areas. they said basically that their town came under mortar attack since yesterday, late afternoon. that intensified and all these people, despite the dangers - we'll show you how many people are exactly in this room, and this is just one room of the building. they have about eight to 10. they are christian, and they seem very vulnerable. >> and the fighting that they are fleeing from, who is
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carrying that out. >> well, the peshmerga forces have deployed along these areas, in the disputed territory. that is because the iraqi army fled in the aftermath of the fall of mosul. they have been fighting in areas of protecting people, regardless of whether they are christian sunnis or shias. the danger here is that there has been a few flashpoints over the long border, about 1,000km. for now it seems that that border is becoming more and more volatile, and the peshmerga are fighting in more and more places. they are trying to stay inside the border. once in a while this fight brings them outside the border and they retreat. now, this mosul, the latest attack is really very close to mosul, about 20km away. when we were there there was a
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checkpoint of sunni rebels about 2-3km outside of that town. this is just an indication of how close the peshmerga are to the sudanese rebels. there is a feeling here that really this fight was not concerning the kurdish north. at least so far, but people are getting more and more worried, and you do hear about people in surrounding towns who want to make their way to this area for their own safety. >> thank you very much for that hoda abdel-hamid. that's our correspondent joining us from erd ill. let's go to caroline malone at the crossing on the iraqi-jordanian border. what is the situation where you are, and who is in charge. crossing. >> i'm here at the border crossing, the main official
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crossing between iraq and jordan. things are quiet on this side of the border. there's a jordanian military presence. you can see the army trucks behind me. trucks are passing through. there are people coming, driving from iraq, baghdad, down the highway towards imam. one thing that perhaps is different in the location, and we have spoken to people in the area and the nearby towns, 60km away. they have told us they are seeing less trucks, fewer vehicles than they would. this would be when people would travel to imam and fly out to jeddah, or they may be here for holidays, iraqis come for holidays. they are seeing 80% less people coming through a town. that is affecting their business as well. >> and how are jordanians feeling about the situation, about what is happening across the border.
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well, on the whole jordanians are feeling safe. they are sad about what happened in iraq. all the military presence helps. when we travel it's a 4-hour drive. as you get to the border, there's a strong military presence, there's a few checkpoints, but the military is on standby in case anything is to happen. they feel sad about what is happening, but not particularly concerned thank you for that. caroline, our correspondent on the iraqi-jordanian border at treb ill. caroline malone, thank you. now, a cord in jordan acquitted a muslim cleric of being a spiritual leader of a group. he was extradited from britain and remains under arrest and faces charges in relation to a plot to attack tourists during new-year celebrations in 2000. to libya where there's been
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low turn out for a parliamentary election. half of the registered voters showed up. the country is trying to elect a unity government to end political turmoil and violence which gripped the country since muammar gaddafi was overthrown in 2011 wednesday's vote was marred by the killing of prominent libyan human rights act visit in benghazi. she was shot several times in her home. she was a founding member of the libyan national transition council. mary fitz gerald is a journalist in it will i and knew her personally and joins us from tripoli. good to have you on al jazeera. as we mentioned, you did know sal va. your reaction to the tragic killing? >> well, the home city,
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benghazi, and libya more generally is in a state of shock. she was one of the most prominent female civil society activists and human rights campaigners in libya. she was one of the lawyers, the benghazi lawyers that led the protest, but later kicked into an armed uprising in muammar gaddafi in 2011. many journalists met her for the first time in february, 2006, in benghazi. she was prominent, vocal, a face of the early days of the resolution. she played a prominent role in civil society and the secretary of the national dialogue. aimed at addressing lebian issues and the extreme polarization that took hold over the last year. there's a real sense of shock here at the moment.
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it was one of hundreds of assassination in benghazi offer the last couple of years. what is different about this is this is the first prominent woman to be assassinated in libya, and a taboo of sorts has been broken and people are really shocked. >> thank you for that. that's mary fitz gerald, a journalist joining us from the libyan capital tripoli. thank you more to come on the newshour - including... >> she locked me in the bath room. i begged him to let me go. he kept me there for hours. >> tales of abuse from a u.s. state which is the top place for human traffickers. and brazilians priced out of their neighbourhood and how one of the most toxic places on earth turns into a playgrouped of dreams for
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children back playground of dreams for children working there. at least 21 people were killed in a bomb attack near a busy shocking mall in nigeria. people were getting ready to watch the world cup. it is suspected that boko haram is to blame. they are blamed for the abduction of another 90 people, including 60 women and children in borno, the government is disputing whether the kidnappings happened. andrew simmonds reports from the state capital my duingary. >> behind the vigilante checkpoints one of the roads out leading to a no go area where boko haram has a big presence. it was a demander from this -- commanter from this state-run task force that was the first to report a kidnapping.
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posted 60km into the military zone. now the state governor who employs the me says an inquiry is under way, but there needs to be checks on the accuracy of eyewitness reports. >> here in the state capital's displaced people center where the food queues are getting bigger no one is surprised by reports of more ab suctions. aside from hunger there's unrest here, anxiety, fear. >> the immediate needs of these people are obvious. food, shelter, safety. what they also want is some assurances for the future. where do they go next. who will look after their security. and who stands accountable for all that has gone wrong. >> this woman is from a village attacked by boko haram three weeks ago. her husband was rounded up with others and shot dead. killers came to burn her house down. she says the nigeria army was
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nearby. >> if they had come, then we'd be happy. they should have saved him. because they are the ones who are supposed to protect us. >> this man is from a neighbouring village, and believes the federal government and the army have been negly gement. >> we are innocent. when we report an attack they barely come when they do come they stand by or shoot endlessly. every day we hide morning, noon and night. >> there's a feeling of hostility not just towards boko haram, but the army and politicians. what the people want is to go back to the new way of life. now, there's no prospect of normality. well, this is not the first
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time soft targets have been attacked in nigeria. here is a sample of others in the capital. in august 2011 a u.n. building was targeted by boko haram fighters, 26 people were killed. again, in august of the same year, nigerian police headquarters were attacked by a suicide bomber. eight people died. on christmas day a catholic church was attacked. in april this year, a bus station in abuja was bombed killing 88 people. and last month the bombing device exploded in an evening market killing 19 people, those attacks were in and around the capital. there has been various attacks across the country. joining us now in the studio is al jazeera correspondent akmed idris, based in nigeria and covered the rise of boko haram
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extensively. the government is promising to protect these soft targets. but, of course, they can't protect every school, maul and church, can they, are they in a position to protect the so-called soft targets at least in the capital abuja? >> well, on paper it looks like the government can. but practically, what is showing on the ground is that the government cannot. africa, nigeria's the largest oil producer, with vast resources, potential recruits for the army and police forces but is not using the money to take people into the armed forces or recruit. people are amazed that these things could be going on for a long time without a particularly robust response to the attacks around the country. the way it is now, the nigerian security forces are not in a position to protect every cost target. event the hard targets are difficult for them to control,
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let alone the soft targets. these are only within the capital. forget the targets littered across the country. it's difficult for them to do that. >> how has the security situation deter rated to this point. when would you say that security forces are in control in nigeria any more. do the nigerian people have faith in them. >> the government insists that the security forces are capable of dealing with the situation. the nigerian people, ask the ordinary nigerian and they don't have the confidence, but the security is in a position to protect me. the reason, of course, is like what happened yesterday m abuja, the capital. this is a very, very busy area. and it's surprising that such a bomb could go off in such a place. already the security forces informed nigerians that fighters, boko haram, will try to target hotels. soft targets like motor parks, like shops, shopping malls, and
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places like that, yet the bombs continue to go off. the last attack on a public placias in jos, it was in a market, and there are reports that people in the market reporteded to the police that they had seen a car parked there for a long time, but nothing was done about it. basically the government is not - the security forces are not in a position to protectory soft target in the country. they are overtreched and having so much to deal with. >> is that why boko haram is becoming more and more bold in the types of attacks that it's carrying out. that's. >> absolutely. that's a reason why boko haram is becoming bolder, and the attacks this year got deadlier. it's not within the government circle or outside the government circle. it's withinside the government circle. there are claims and allegations
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by government officials that these people are better equipped, and trained than the forces. why is the government not putting so much resources into dealing with this. people are wondering if the budget resources and funds are being properliued lived. we heard senior government officials saying these people are better armed and equipped than the military. there was an order from the presidency that the security forces, civil and military can go ahead and recruit more people into the nigerian armed forces. >> thank you very much. thank you for that. now, at least 50 people have been killed in three days of sectarian violence in the central african republic. the spate of violence was triggered by the killing of muslims in the camp. they claimed to be from the
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anti-bell abbingar. they have been fighting each other for months. attacks are becoming more frequent. >> translation: the security situation continues to be tense. the recent attack on a church in may where 11 people, including a priest were killed shows not only dangerous attacks but the radicalization of both parties and the risk of a worse situation. >> a lawyer for a sudanese woman freed from death row and rearrested on tuesday said she's accused of trying to leave sudan with fake documents. she was freed on monday after an appeals court overturned her death sentence from concerting from islam. she was due to fly from the u.s. and has been detained and questioned over travel documents. they accused her of committing two crimes, which is providing
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false information to the authorities, and obtaining false papers. she has emergency travel documents from south sudan. we requested them to release her based on this, but they have refused. they have said that they need more time, they need 24 hours. this is absolutely not acceptable. >> pakistan's military launched a ground offensive in the main town of the tribal area of north waziristan. there has been shelling with tanks and artillery. the latest round of offensive against taliban. coming after two weeks of air raids. half a million people fled the fighting. >> staying in pakistan.
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the majority of those half a million who fled have gone to the nearby town of ban u, authorities struggled to cope with food shortages and overcrowded hospitals, but help is arriving. kamal hyder is at a center where refugees from the fighting in north waziristan are seeking shelter. >> reporter: i am at a high school which has become a temporary shelter for the affectees of the north waziristan conflict. most of the people are christian, even though we talked to hinduse that sought protection. all minorities are whim, and they told the hindu community that they should bring the hindus first and the christians later. that is the spirit of cooperation and help that these people are providing to people who have no one. we have been told by a number of
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these people that they were forced to walk for over 24 hours with their women, children, perimeters, some too old to make a difficult journey. what they are disappointed with is the fact that their leader-is nowhere to be seen. they are also citizens of pakistan. they'd want help from elected representatives who make tall promises that they will try to help their people. we have not seen anyone come to the school, which has become a temporary shelter. this is an ordeal not seen before. people that live in north waziristan for over a century and accepted as a community of the city are on the run and looking for protection. what they want is to see the leadership, to come here and rasp the words with deeds.
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now, one of the three al jazeera staff imprisoned in egypt has spoken out. peter greste, and mohamed fadel fahmy, and baher mohamed are into the third day of their prison sentences after being falsely convicted. a cairo judge found them guilty of having ties to a terrorist organization. evidence by the prosecution has been called farcical. peter greste says he'll fight the wrongful conviction against him and his colleagues.
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pressure has been growing on canada's government to help free mohamed fadel fahmy. he is a duel canadian egyptian
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sit dispense. here is canada's prime minister stephen harper. >> we have been clear on our deep concerns about not just the verdict, but the process in the beginning. we expressed those to the authorities and attempted and have provided and attempted to provide consular service wherever possible. obviously there are some difficult circumstances here. but the egyptian authorities are aware of the position of the government of canada, and we will continue to press that position going forward. >> for more on the detention of our journalists and the campaign to release them, visit the special page on the website time for the weather with richard and conditions in europe ahead of major event. >> that's right. we have some major events taking place across europe at the moment. in the course of the weekend we
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have the motogp taking place in netherlands. underway is the music festival in the west of england. i have reported on this many times and i can assure you when the weather is like this, fine and clear, it's a lovely part of the world. conditions can be fantastic. but if the rain comes down, the mud can be deep. it can be a hostile place to be. also we have the wimbledon tennis championship taking place in south-west london, and here we have fine conditions, but one of the reasons they invested the money on the roof is the weather is unreliable. at this time of year we have what some climatologists call the european monsoon. we have settled weather. looking on the pressure patterns, we have an area of low pressure moving towards the u.k. that, in fact, will destabilize things as we head through the next few days. we could pick up one or two
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showers friday and towards the weekend. this area will become more unsettled, chances of big storms. wimbledon and other areas could be hit. still to come on the newshour... ..remembering the first world war and the lead-up to the 100th anniversary. we are in a belgium city that was destroyed but is now a symbol of peace. >> i'm in india where a unique dairy farm is pampering cows into producing milk. and defending wimbledon champion andy murray eases into the third round. farah with the details later this hour. vé
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good to have you with us. these are the top stories this hour. thousands of iraqi christians flee to the kurdish reason after the town was attacked. it's part of the violence threatening to tear the country apart as sunni fighters take more territory from the government. the armed group boko haram is suspected of carrying out wednesday's attack on the nigerian capital abuja. 21 were killed in the bombing near a busy shopping mall as people prepared to watch nigeria play in the world cup. >> al jazeera's correspondent peter greste has released a
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statement, vowing to fight his conviction and yist. he was -- imprisonment. he was sentenceds with farmed and baher mohamed. they were accused of helping the muslim brotherhood, and have been imprisoned since december. e.u. leaders are gathering to mark commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the start of the first world war. saturday is 100 years since the assassination of the arched duke in sarajevo, leading to the crisis and the outbreak of war on 28 july. by the time it ended on 11 november, 1918, more than 37 million people, military and civilian had been killed. simon mcgregor-wood is there and has this report. >> reporter: at 8 o'clock every
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night they pay whommage to the deb. at the gate there are 54,000 names of british and allied soldiers who died but have no known grave. almost 100 years later hundreds come to remember them. >> i think it's important to keep the memory alive of all the men who sacrificed their lives for all of us. >> today the ancient town is smart and prosperous, back then it was reduced to rubble. the two opposing armies dug in, and the carnage of tremping warfare begone. there were five battles. here gas was used and where men drowned in mud. >> it's in the farm land that you become aware of the shale of the sacrifice of those that fought in what was the world's first industrial war. this is a british and allied cemetery. in it there are 12,000 individual graves.
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on the wall back there there are 35,000 names, soldiers whose bodies were never found. all this represents a small sector. >> in four years of fighting this is the main german sement etry. the final resting place for more than 44,000. today people come from all over the world to remember brian and gail fraser are from australia. they have german and british ancestry. like many, they remember the dead from both sides. >> it was unbelievable that there are so many cemeteries here. i did not spect this many. it's futility, absolute futility of what happened. all these young lives, we have children who are... >> sorry, older than some of
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these. >> reporter: today it styles itself as a city of peace, twinned with hiroshima in japan. inside the rebuilt hall, there was a museum to the war that was meant to end all wars. as we leave, a sobering list of all the wars fought sense and those fought today. now, authorities in the u.s. recently rescued 168 children in various cities. it was part of a week-long crackdown on child sex trafficking. the u.s. state department says more than 17,000 men, women and children are trafficked each year into the country. many victims pay foreign recruiters. victims work for little or no pay in farms or restaurants. the u.s. congress failed to pass legislation to oversee foreign
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labour contractors. we have this report from houston, texas, a main city for trafficking. >> reporter: when norma answered an ad to come to the united states, she had no idea her employer would trap her, making her a domestic slave. she asked us to conceal her identity. >> translation: he locked me in the bathroom. i begged him to let me go. he kept me there for hours. >> reporter: she was told if she called the police she'd be killed. she was threatened and sexual ci abused. when her employer fell asleep, she called police and was rescued. the u.s. state of texas is a trial location for the trafficking of domestic workers. in addition to washing in homes, they are forced to work in restaurants, nail salons or the commercial sex trade in brothels and massage parlours.
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this undercover investigator says norma's case is not unusual. >> we had victims from africa, indonesia, pakistan, and these are usually wealthy individuals, and they'll bring maids and nannies from overseas with work visas, and the problem - that's one of the hardest cases to detect because it's happening within the confines of a home. >> in march the u.s. congress reauthorised laws to eradicate the crime and it contains tools for prosecutors to go after international employers operating in the u.s., praying on dreams of those around the world hoping to live and work in the united states. >> i didn't have power to free myself, i was his pray. now he is the pray of the authorities. i am free from the way he had me for his abuse. he decided i was not a person. he was the animal.
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>> she wants to see those that tart the vulnerable -- target the vulnerable like themselves pay for the crime. in the third part of the series we look at a programme to help victims of modern day slavery turp their lives around. the u.s. economy shrunk the most since the recession. output fell by 3%. it's blamed on the harsh winter in many parts of the united states. the storms kept people at home, out of shops. analysts say the economy is recovering. >> new york state prosecutors filed four charges against barclays. and they accused the prish company of misleading clients about the safety identify of their platform. barclays said it's taking allegations very seriously. now a property developer in china says 50 million oms are
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vacantment the figure -- vaguant. the figure is a worrying sign. economists fear another real estate slum. we have more. >> reporter: china's property market is a scary place. remember a few years ago the market here had seriously overheated, leading the government to tighten the lending criteria for banks, leading to a number of property developers going bust. they walked away from project and left millions upon millions of homes standing empty. chinese who have money and want to buy property are doing so. they are buying in places like the united states, canada, britain, australia and news. they believe those markets are safer places for their investments. they have no faith in china's economy. in the past, property has been a principal source of investment because people didn't trust the stock markets or the banks.
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on top of that we have been seeing property prices fall on average by 10%. during construction across the country is down 20%. but there is a demon overhanging all of this. and that is the shadow banking sector, the upregulated banking sector. this sector is exposed to loans totalling 7 trillion. yes, 7 trillion. and the worry is if half those loans can't be repaid, this country will face a nightmare scenario. now, investigators looking into the disappearance of the malaysia airlines plane now believe it was on autopilot when it crashed. australian officials say after further analysis of satellite data they are shifting the search south. the focus is on an area 1800km off the west coast of the australia.
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flight mh370 vanished from kuala lumpur to beijing with 239 passengers on board. south korea's president asked the prime minister to stay on. he resigned after criticisms at the government's response to the se wol ferry disaster. after attempts to find a successor, president park geun-hye had to keep him in the job. the passenger ferry sank with the loss of 300 lives. concerns over contam nayed milk are founding a lot of boat eke dairy farms. we report on cops coming up with -- companies coming up with unique way to produce report. >> reporter: this man is passionate about cows, and his obsession is keeping them happy. he works for pride of cows. a small dairy farm in india,
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that pampers the prize animals into producing the purest milk. >> the cows are not for meat. we look at their health...
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>> now inroducing, the new al jazeea america mobile news app. market, the test is creamy, is rich. >> reporter: the cows are oblive nous. yinnedians are becoming -- yinnedians are becoming health conscious and understand that happy cows produce happy milk. farms like this could be the future of the dairy industry. now, more grains in your
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diet is not just nutritious, but it's better for the planet. studies by a university found that vegetarians cut green house gas emissions by a third compared to meat eaters. production of animal-based food calls the green house gas emissions compared to foods. the study emphasis that eating greens is an effective tool for climate change, and public health improvements. now, a young american paralyzed in a swimming accident was the first patient to move his hands using the power of thought of the doctors implanted a chip into the brain of 23-year-old ian burke heart. the ship interprets brain signals sending them to a computer, stimulating muscles in the arm to move. it is still in a clinical trial phase. we have sport still to come on
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al jazeera. a stunning hat-trick sends switzerland into the last 16 of the world cup. we have action from brazil on the way. >> now inroducing, the new al jazeea america mobile news app. get our exclusive in depth, reporting when you want it. a global perspective wherever you are. the major headlines in context. mashable says... you'll never miss the latest news >> they will continue looking for suvivors... >> the potential for energy production is huge... >> no noise, no clutter, just real reporting. the new al jazeera america mobile app, available for your apple and android mobile device. download it now >> al jazeera america presents the system with joe berlinger >> new york city has
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[ ♪ theme ]. >> reporter: it was a couple of years ago that this person paid $150 a month to rent her one bedroom home. her rent doubled, forcing her to take a second job or face a dilemma of paying bills or buying food. >> this is a neighbourhood that lacks infrastructure to have a high represent. we do not have fancy stores, markets, shopping malls for security to justify. >> home to half a million people, the neighbourhood where she lives is one of the poorest and run down suburbs of the sao paulo. looking off in the distance over the rooftops of the shanty towns and it's home to the new $400 million world cup stadium, causing a frenzy. >> heading to a home owner in the area believes the
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development, like the metro line is positive for the neighbourhood. >> development coming here with a stadium in the world cup is fundamentally a good thing. our neighbourhood is not seen around the world. now we are growing to become a middle class area. there are signs of progress completed outside the stadium grounds. >> on the other side of the street is a brand new set of highway overpasses that was just completed. it's meant to relieve traffic congestion and would have never been built if it wasn't first for the stadium built. >> for several thousands working families, occupying land, they say none of the development will benefit them if they can't afford to live in the area any more. >> after a series of marches, they won. the government agreed to build more low income housing, a small
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victory in a neighbourhood. a place to be but where the less fortunate are priced out. >> with more from the world cup here is farah. >> day 14. more teams flow to the last 16. lionel messi put on a master class. they took on nigeria while high-flying france took top spot. >> richard michael son reports. >> the captain has been the difference for his side in the competition, so it proved against nigeria. they bary smarted when he smashed in the third goal of the tournament. the lead lasted 60 seconds as a superb effort was made to draw level. lionel messi added another goal on the stroke of half-time, the nigerian keeper stranded and
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argentina ahead 2-1. the super eagles levelled. gathering to second. argentina made sure of the top spot. markus's deflection gave them the win. calls from boss ni's hopes of reaching the finals. after two good wins, france couldn't make is a third. despite ecuador being sent off for a dangerous tackle. they top group e and go through to the last 16. the results meaning the south american team went out of the competition. >> the swiss winning 3-0 in mannous, the hero scoring the second hat-trick of the tournament in the 50th in total. switzerland reaching the last 16 for the first time since 2006.
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richard nicholson, al jazeera. >> football's governing body f.i.f.a. has not announced whether to ban luis suarez from the rest of the world cup. heats been accused of biting an opponent during a 1-0 win. we have more from rio. >> in a world cup of incredible games and goals, this incident may be remembered for longest. luis suarez appearing to sink his death into georgeo during a victory over italy. f.i.f.a. acted swiftly to review the incident amid condemnation of the bite, which is the biggest talking point of the tournament. >> translation: it was absurd. a player need to learn thou win and lose. he was an animal. >> he damaged his image and his team. uruguay demand on him to move forward. >> it was horrible. you should not do this on the pitch. you are there to play ball, not
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to bite anyone. >> luis suarez claims he thrust his shoulder towards him. his reputation as an arch villain is cemented. he's been banned for biting in club football. sponsors met in brazil, and the players' career is in trouble. after all the concerns over the cost of this world cup in brazil, the football was being called the best in history for entertainment and surprises. luis suarez grabbed attention, just as he did with foul play in the last world cup, with a handball denying garpa an historic -- ghana an historic victory. from "86 to the head butt in the 2006 time, so often foul play shows the lasting shade. >> here in rio, the scene of the uruguay's triumph when they won in 1950.
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the chances of them winning may be lost with a ban on a star player. football fans are enjoying a feast. luis suarez left his bite mark an this world cup. ghana face portugal on thursday. the last day of the group stage. ghana is one of a few countries to qualify. the national squad has a popular following. nicholas met some devoted fans in a capital dumping ground. >> reporter: this man hoped to play football for ghana's national team, the black star. in the meantime they pick though electronic waste looking for parts to sell. the components have poisonous led. the air is toxic.
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they have been doing this since 8 years old. >> translation: this is temporary job. when i have enough money i'll quit and only play football. >> the children earn $5 a day. together they saved enough money to buy replica f.i.f.a. world cup football. this is their pride possession. after work they practice the skills on the pitch, in the middle of what environmentalists call the most toxic place on earth. >> it's difficult to breathe. this is our game. we take it seriously. >> none of the children have their parent here. some were abandoned, other orphans. they moved from the north, refugees from togo. they considered the team or family, one of a few west african countries that qualified for the world cup. >> a passion for financial. and the national score of the black stars runs game. most of them dream of leaving
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the neighbourhood and playing football abroad. >> this is the dream. being on the pitch. being supported. when ghana's national team played a farewell game before leaving, the entire group was watching. this is as close as the children get to the national team in the world cup. >> cheap, it's back to work. rock then, it's back to work. and don't forget to join us every day for the daily wrap of everything going on at brazil 2014: world number one rafael nadal is in action at wimbledon on thursday, taking on lucas
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rozzel in the second round. the man that knocked out the spaniard two years ago. andy murray thrashed his slovenian player. the brit dropped two games on the way to a straight sets victory over his 97-ranked opponent. the international cricket council have officially elected indian vasan as chairman, confirming the constitutional change earlier this year for india, australia and england to have more control. he is suspended as englands cricket president while corruption allegations are investigated. >> that's it from me for now. stay with us here on al jazeera. another full bulletin of news is ahead in a few minutes.
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