caliphate. but refuses to back down. the dead dying and desperate. italy says 5,000 migrants have been rescued in the past hours. nigeria's dreams of reaching the quarter finals, for the first time ever have been shattered by france. later in the program. >> israeli government official has told al jazeera that three bodies found in the west bank are those of the three settlers who went missing earlier this month. this is the village where the teenagers were found, they disappeared more than three weeks ago now. israel accuses hamas of the
crime. half an hour or so the israeli parliament will meet to discuss the development. jane what more are you hearing? >> reporter: beyond that nothing more has been confirmed, other than the three bodies that were found near hebron city are those of the three missing israeli settlers. two 16-year-olds and one 19-year-old who went missing. in a similar area just outside of hebron. there are media reports in israel saying it appeared the bodies have been shot, gunshot wounds and they were shot at the time they were taken, these wounds were old and these young men would have been killed two and a half weeks ago when they went missing. those reports haven't been confirmed yet, will be confirmed or changed depending on the autopsy reports which will come out in due course. as you've said, there is an emergency cabinet meeting scheduled to start in about 20
minutes. after that we're likely to hear from benjamin netanyahu, the israeli prime minister or some potential to come on the record. you've also said this disappearance of the three sparked an enormous man hunt across the occupied west bank. in fact it was the biggest military operation by the israelis in the west bank for over ten years. over 500 people were arrested and the israelis blamed the group hamas for this. no group has claimed responsibility for taking the teenagers. whether this was a criminal act, the israelis have blamed hamas. what's most important to remember is although over 500 people have been arrested, it is not believed that those who are suspected of killing the three young israelis have been arrested. several days ago, the israeli government released the names of two palestinians that they said
were suspects wanted in this hunt for missing three israelis. two palestinians from h hebron city, one 22, one 33, believed to have been hamas members, have been in prison before, near where the three young israelis went missing. they have named them saying they are wanted suspects but it is not clear yet whether or not anybody else who is wanted has been arrested. and the two have been named are not found yet, are on the run. though the bodies have been found, there doesn't seem to be any break through on the investigation of who is responsible for killing the three yung young israelis. >> jane ferguson, thank you for bringing us that. fighters from the islamic state of iraq and the levant have been celebrating their election of an islamic calipha
caliphate. i.s.i.l. says its flame is nowsimply the salt lak islamic . its leader, abu bakr al-baghdadi, has been named the head. al jazeera'al jazeera imran khan has more. >> in an audio methodi message,c state is the new name for i.s.i.l, the group said. the establishment of the islamic caliphate. under the leadership of abu bakr al-baghdadi, the new caliph.
it intends to unity areas under its black flag. the last time a caliphate existed was in 1924. the sunnies in charge of the other cities have been asked to pledge allegiance. far they have not reacted but fighting still continues for the town. this announcement will put pressure on iraq and syria. it is designed to get people to rally around the group's cause but it will also have a political impact on the city. the formation of a new government, this announcement plus other pressures will be a big test for prime minister nouri al-maliki to see if he has the support to remain in the job. but as the crisis goes on, even the prime minister's natural aallows such as the shia political party aren't confident the prime minister has the support. >> translator: i believe that the chances for current prime minister to run for a third term are very low, in comparison to
other candidates. we believe that according to the grand ayatollah ali sistani, it's better to get the acceptance of the others in the block. >> now openly say that his seclusionary style is to blame. -- his exclusionary style is to blame. >> first, his policies have ended his political life expectancy. not managing state institutions and there is a command in a professional way, to be biased and unjust amongst the different segment of iraqi society. >> not enough to form a government he needs alliances. alliances he needs to find with
other parties. the pressure from all sides is mounting. imran khan, al jazeera baghdad. >> establishment of a caliphate is an emotive issue for many sunni muslims but what exactly is it? in its most simplest definition, it's rule by an islamic leader, known as a caliph. it'its return has been a key aim for armed groups like al qaeda and now the islamic state. the islamic state of iraq and syria has caused unease on the streets of israel and jordan. >> let's say if you had strangers coming into your house, you had to take precautions against them. they come to us about strange
religion and strange yudz aboutt the society within it. the world as we know shall end. >> what is i.s.i.l? it is a conspiracy, a global zionist conspiracy to divide lands. >> we have witnessed some preparation and concern in jordan but any mistakes could cost us greatly. the i.s.i.l. has large stores of cash. >> from mosul, zena hoda reports. >> there's no question who rules
here. their snipers positioned at the entrance of iraq's northern city. this is a front line. just 500 meters war the kurdish peshmerga forces. they have been for fortifying tr locations. >> he blew himself up close to the checkpoint. that is why we are beefing up security. >> reporter: the autonomous kurdish reach in the north, hasn't been affected between the iraqi government and the sunni groups. they tiedenned croalsd and imposed new restrictions at all crossing points. at the start of the crisis hundreds of thousands of people fled mosul to herbile. they can only enter by foot and only a handful of people are
arriving. that is because the kurdish security forces have new security measures in place. and why those measures might make life more difficult for many rakes searching for security, kurdish officials insist they are needed to maintain security in the region. >> they will impose their own rules on the people of iraq. they don't respect human rights so we are ready to spill our blood along the front line to protect our children and women. >> reporter: the peshmerga share a 1,000 kilometer lodge border with the sunni groups. both parties have clashed over the past few weeks. the presence of american military advisors in this region underscores how seriously they regard the threat. zena hoda, herbile, iraq.
>> joining me, a form he researcher at the new american foundation. good to have you with us. it's important at this point isn't it for the iraqi government to win some sort of victory, whether it be in the northern city of tirkt or indeed elsewhere. what are you hearing about government efforts to retake tikrit? >> i think the best way to characterize it is nobody has control of tikrit right now. the government launched an attack and was not able to dislodge the islamic state fighters. there has been less fighting today as far as we can tell though some air strikes later in the day. they seem to have battled to a stalemate. the clear lossers are the people of tikrit, many of whom have
fled. >> the general of the army has been dealt a blow by all sides, including crucially the shia cleric ali al-sistani. can he go now? >> maliki has a very tight control over the security forces and the levers of power of the state. iraq does not have sufficiently strong state institutions so that just by virtue of a democratic process it will be easy to hand over the keys as it were. another question is, who's going to replace him? it's very, very difficult to balance some of the competing political priorities here. the two main ones, on the one side there's the question of who can be a credible interlock intr
and the other side, finding that sweet spot has been elusive so far. >> we talk about the close relationship between the two countries, iran's influence in iraq and support of nouri al-maliki, is there a sense of a limit of how far iran will go in terms of bolstering maliki if it means they can sort of preserve their hand in the country and particularly if it means they can prevent the i.s.i.s. advance towards baghdad or indeed further south? >> is i don't think that tehran is wedded to maliki himself about but i think tehran wants to see a person that they can trust, who will represent shia nationalist interests. and so i think the most likely scenario in terms of what iran is willing to support, they'd be
willing to see a close ally of maliki come and take his place. i think that's probably their ideal scenario. the only problem with that is from the sunni perspective, all you're doing is rearranging the deck chairs on the titanic. maliki's close advisor is probably no better than maliki, you're back at the same stalemate probably. >> joining us from herbile. coming up this news hour, the u.s. president asks congress for $2 billion and extra powers to stop the flow of immigrant children. uganda begins its force against the forces. and, soccer news, all that next in sports. in ukraine, a cease fire
between the government and pro-russian separatists is due to expire in less than an hour. but hope is growing that some sort of agreement can be reached after moscow and kyiv agreed to work together. a ten day cease fire has been continuously broken. this footage shows the shelling in the city of luhansk. paul brennan joins us from donetske in eastern ukraine. >> four separate communiques were issued by the four heads of state attending the conference this afternoon. what they have said is there's an urgent need for contact
group, representatives of kyiv, moscow, and osce to get together as a matter of surgts to try put together as a practical reality the principles which have been agreed to, recently, such as the coordination of the border controls, to make sure the border controls are secure, and lists were supposed to have been made up and the start of hostage handovers to take place. we have seen some of the osce hostages hand he over but there's precious little evidence of any of the other people detained by either side being exchanged. i have to say, there is a little bit of the a cat amongst the pigeons. news source in kyiv which tonight is reporting alarming and fascinating. the website is claiming that its sources have said that president poroshenko feels that the terrorists as he calls the
separatists, have not met the agreement and therefore he is going to go to plan b which is martial law in donetske and luhansk. according to the website, poroshenko says it will be a new type of war, not massive military operations but massive losses to the terrorists as he calls them. according to the website he will announce this after meeting his national security and defense council later this evening. the cease fire extension which is due to run out in about 40 minutes, according to all the communiques of the leaders is still possibly able to be extended. but according to the news website it may appear that president poroshenko may choose to take a lard line. it is in the wind at this time. >> paul brennan, thanks. at least 30 bodies have been found on a boat packed with migrants off the coast of italy.
it's felt they suffocated when trying to make the journey from north africa to europe. claudio levanga reports. >> at least 30 migrants were rescued over the weekend. most were stayed by the italian navy before their rickety boats mate it across. 30 died of possible asphyxiation. a tragic warning for what's to come. summer in sicily is also known as boat season. because of good weather and calm seas the number of migrants trying to reach europe rises dramatically. never so more so many arrive so soon. more than 60,000 migrants have made this perilous trip since the start of the year.
this is also more than the whole of 2013 and of the record number of arrivals set in the 2011 during the arab spring uprisings. hundreds of thousands of syrians escaping the war in their home country, some of the enreasons behind this trend. but with reception centers overcrowded and resources already strained italy has repeatedly called for its european neighbors to come to its aid. it's a goal that is said to be renewed when italy takes over the eu rotating presidency on the 1st of july. claudio longani, al jazeera, rome. this discovery i suppose yet another example of the tragic scale of this crisis, as people try to pursue a better life, trying to flee war and poverty. how should we be dealing with
this influx of refugees? >> we are shocked about what happened, again, because you know, as of today, we can count already probably more than 400 people this have died trying to cross the mediterranean. so it is a high influx of refugees. most of them coming from syria and eritrea and mali. and what we would like so much and we appeal the european union for is to create legal alternatives. that means to create resettlement projects, humanitarian initiatives, to interpret also the eu asylum rules in a flexible way that will allow to make the principle of solidarity a concrete step in order to really protect
thousands and thousands of refugees that need to find a safe place. >> the italian prime minister has said that the eu needs to take more responsibility. do you agree? is all this being mismanaged on the european level? >> you know, it is in a way it is something tragic. it is something very difficult not only for italy but for the eu as a whole, to be -- to be, i mean, managed, and it will increase, and everybody knows that unless difficult conflicts like the syrian one or the other conflicts we are having, iraq is another place, the central african republic, there will be no stop to try and reach europe.
there is no way to stop, and the responsibility of the reception of the protection of these refugees should without no doubt to be shared among all the different member-states of the european union. >> carcarlotta sami, thank you r some insight into the scale of this problem. >> thank you. president obama has cdasked congress for $2 billion for border security. more than 60,000 children has crossed the u.s. mexican border. lets get more on this from rob reynolds who is live for us in los angeles. rob what is the obama administration proposing as an appropriate response to these many thousands of underage migrants coming to the u.s? >> well, as you mentioned, he's asking for more resources, more
personnel, more facilities to handle these children, and many young mothers with babies who are also coming across, as you've mentioned as well, more than 50,000 in the past several months. there's also going to be tighter border security, and stepped-up measures along the border. particularly in the rio grande area, where these young people from el salvador, gaw guatemalad honduras are coming over. nontinonnoncontiguous countries. they cannot be easily deported they have to go through a
judicial process, that can take years because the system is completely overloaded and backlogged. what obama is asking congress to do is change that 2008 law, make it easier to send the children back to guatemala, honduras and el salvador quickly. that is likely to create a fur furor, and they deserve ogo through the full process rather than summarily be deported back home. >> rob reynolds, thank you. france is through to the quarter finals of football's world cup in brazil after beating nigeria 2-nil in the
capitol. and an nigeria own goal gave the french a place in the final 8. nadeem what's the mood like over there? >> well, miriam, it has been a great party here. there were thousands of people watching where i am, which is just outside paris town hall now. they are gradually moving away but it was a great game for them. slightly frustrating but they managed to pass through nigeria. they felt the country was behind them. a big change from 2010 when some of the players refused to trade and they weren't talking to the coach then, raymond dominic. this time around, a former player is coaching the side and the french really do feel they have a good chance of going far if they can go as far as 1998 when they hosted the world cup
and actually won in the final against brazil. nobody is daring to say that now but they are extremely happy in paris. they are going to be cheering on algeria, because many who live in france are of algerian descent. there were some limited incidents in france when algeria played group matches last week. police are in stand by in places like lyon and ma mar marseilles. >> we'll have lots more, plus who's moving ahead in the next round at wimbledon. algeria is coming close to defaulting on its debt for the
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years. >> welcome back to al jazeera. i'm miriam amazi. three bodies found in the occupied west bank are those of settlers that went missing earlier in the month. islamic state of iraq and the levant has been condemned by rival groups and the iraqi government. the russian and ukrainian presidents have agreed to work on extending the cease fire in the eastern ukraine. doc nick cane has more. a convoy of free syrian army rebels makes its way.
this strategically important town has been fought over by rival groups. this area has been claimed by islamic state of iraq and the levant. its decision to rename itself as the islamic state, prompted the president to issue a statement. saying, the key to subdue, to fry syrian fighters currently waging war against this terrorist force. although some groups have called this terrorist, are. >> they are a group of experienced fighters. they've had this experience from iraq. additionally, they are a group that are fiercely committed to their goals and ideologies. it does appear they are very heavy handed with the syrian people as they were heavy handed
with the iraqi people and created a type of atmosphere where the people were not on the same page with them. >> reporter: the reality on the ground now is that the fsa is fighting against both rival groups and syrian government forces so its members welcome the u.s. government's proposed expansion of its train and equip program for the fsa. it has been fighting for the control of the northern city aleppo for three years. >> we will win and we will never agree to solve the blood of our people. god willing we will be victorious in this holy month of ramadan. >> using jets to bomb ground targets, is the one weapon assad and his force he have that the other side doesn't. as much u.s. assistance as it
can get. dominic kane, al jazeera. >> two police officers have been killed in a bomb blast near egypt's capitol cairo. one of the officers was trying to defuse the makeshift bomb when it detonated. three others were injured. egyptian security forces have shot down protesters in tahrir square. al jazeera journalists have been in egyptian prison for 180 days. mohamed fahmy has been sentenced to ten years. southern afghanistan after a ten day assault, at least 28 soldiers were killed in attacks against police checkpoints in hellman province.
as jennifer glasse reports from exul. kabul. >> the taliban offensive in hellman province is a big test for them. about 800 taliban fighters began attacking on june 19th. >> translator: they did block all the main roads but in a short time and in a few days we managed to take the territory back for the security forces and the people. >> reporter: it is believed thousands left their homes as the taliban advanced. some say the taliban shot at them when they refused to go. >> our government is the one to blame. they can see them but don't go after them. >> reporter: the taliban has also mined many of the roads and villages. defused dozens of bombs in recent days. >> we are tired of them. we have been ruined by their bombs. many of our people lost hands
and legs. >> reporter: afghan officials insist they have driven the taliban back. >> strong resistance when defeated. the enemy was clearly defeated. >> reporter: but some people in the area disagree with the government's claim. they say taliban fighters are still in some part of hellman and don't feel safe. jennifer glasse, al jazeera, kabul. armed corn flict after two weeks of air strikes. troops have discovered underground tunnels and bomb making factories in the taliban stronghold. the offensive began on june 15th after months of peace talks failed to produce an agreement. nine years after ugandan rebel leader joseph konee was
dieted, he is still on the run. malcolm web reports on how the hunt is going. >> these ugandan soldiers have a difficult job, tracking the lord's resistance army. for decades they've preyed on villages, evaded ugandan forces and become experts in living and hiding in the bush. the climate here is hot and humid, hundreds of kilometers. they move around quickly on small groups on foot. difficult for these ugandan soldiers to find them.
their leader, joseph kony. pursued the nra into the central african republic. the u.n. says joseph kony who is wanted by the international criminal court is hiding in an area in the north. but in the central african republic the nra is one of the many problems. most of the area has had no effective government since 2012. we attended a meeting between ugandan officers, thousands of civilians have been killed by militia. the governor leer wands the ugandan army to stay. >> car is experiencing a very serious political crisis than ever before in its history. fortunately, i want to inform you that this is the only province that has not been
affected by that crisis. >> reporter: ugandan soldiers are the only effective authority here. their governor. >> the problem of central africa should be looked at holistically. that's why we are calling upon the international community, the u.n, everybody to come and look at this problem so that we approach it from the grass roots. >> the ugandan government wants its military to become part of a u.n. force. the hunt for joseph kony has already taken years. and stabilizing the rest of the country won't be quick either. malcolm webb, central african republic. >> the trial of oscar pistorius,
panel concluded he was not suffering from a mental ill whrns he killed his girlfriend last year. pistorius said he mistook steenkamp for an intruder. facing a courts martial on bribery charges. highest ranking official to go on so far on a government corruption charges. are. argentina could miss a payment to creditors that risk sending the company into a -- country into a second default in 13 years. the government is refusing to enter into negotiations over the debt. a u.s. judge recently ordered it to pay $1.5 billion interest to investors who helped restructure that debt. a payment due by the end of
business on monday. argentina has already paid $539 million to a u.s. bank which holds some of the country answer restructured debt. but the u.s. court said that contravenes a ruling that argentina can't pay holders of its restructured debt without also paying everyone else it owes. the government said it would default to a tune of $93 billion if it was forced to repay all creditors simultaneously. daniel swindler has this update. >> today is the deadline when argentina is supposed to pay its creditors in the united states, according to the ruling of a u.s. judge. it does have a 30 day grace period in which it can continue to negotiate conditions of that payment. at the same time, a judge in argentina has decided that the vice president, armando bodu,
should stand charges in argentina on corruption charges. the court having to deal with both those issues. the cabinet minister jorge capitano, decided that, the hedge funds, the argentinans, have continued to call them vulture funds. ar jeargentinans. >> each case of people killed in car accidents caused by faulty ignition switches . gm has publicly acknowledged 13 debts in 54 accidents linked to the defects. but federal safety officials
suggest the toll may be higher. hundreds of deaths and injury claims for the ignition problem which it covered up for more than a decade. facebook has admitted to secretly manipulating the news need of 700,000 of its users as part of a study of their emotions. their concerning over this covert bit of research, to study how it affected moods. joining me now from new york is jacob silverman, author of a book on social media. good to have you with us. companies and websites are looking for new ways to get our attention, to stay on our wibilities and read their material. what is is particularly disturb going the way facebook went about it? >> i think you raise an important point now, we know
that that kind of work goes on all the time. the issue is we don't always know how facebook or any other large internet company, especially the one that's in the business of filtering a lot of information for a lot of people, we don't know what kind of manipulation goes on behind the scenes, how they test things on users and what in the case of facebook say its news need algorithm looks for. what's more disturbing here is this is part of a study that was done among academics that usually have a higher ethical standard than manipulating users of a large commercial product basically without their informed consent. >> this wasn't just a facebook study, it was conducted in concert with universities, as you say. the point is here, they weren't given a choice. >> that's right.
and technically there was nothing illegal here. i mean there are certainly many ethical gray areas or some boundaries that may have been crossed. the issue is also that when you do an academic study you usually have an institutional review board who overlooks things and signs off. in this case i believe that happened but they took the notion of informed consent, which usually means participants in a study know what they're getting into and they said that the data use policy and the terms of service agreement that we all signed when we -- we all agreed to when we signed up for these services, they said those policies amounted to informed consent. now almost no one actually reads those agreements when you siren up for the -- >> you say that jacob but facebook has incredible global appeal doesn't it, we have voluntarily, many of us signed up to this site and handed over personal information. members of the public all over
the world have given facebook that power, in a way. >> that's right. and i think there's certainly some level of complicity which we have as users, people involved in these social networks. on the other hand, that doesn't mean we can't call out bad behavior when we ski it. and people are starting to come around in recent years with a more skeptical eye towards google and facebook and other technical companies, and realize that we shouldn't have given over personal information, and we circulate have known, and we criticize bad behavior when we see it. okay silverman in new york, thank you. still more, a battle with france and nigeria for last place in the world cup.
step towards the first world cup title since 1998. nigeria, well, they go home. let's bring in lee wellings. does that do justice to the type of performance we saw there? >> it was a very even match. remember, france is a strong oimtion though. very impressive in the group stage. they actually struggled to qualify for this world cup. france has done really well. and it was one of those games that could have gone either way but those two sort of lapsed in defense towards the end of the match. that's what simply cost nigeria, they will be african champions. they managed to qualify ahead of bosnia, who i think are an excellent team. they are an excellent team, and
hopefully would have gone further than the teams in 1994 and 1998 did. >> lee, are bad boy luis suarez, has released a statement in regard to the biting incident. what does he say? >> when is an apology not an apology, his statement was released i think quite disrespectfully during the world cup match. he apologizes to the entire football family, vows to the public we've heard this. , there will never ever be an incident like this before. my colleague, suffered an injury during the collision. i think this is a tactical apology from lawyers designed to in some way try and reduce punishment and also possibly with an eye to a club transfer later on in the summer.
>> we'll see what happens, lee wellings. thank you very much for that insight. germans strong favorites for this round of 16 march. portugal who they thrashed 4-nil, it's algeria's first appearance at this stage. a 4-2 hammering of south korea. >> we have a very serious opponent who has three world cups. they are a very good candidate to be champions again. we have to try to keep position of the ball. you know what the german mentality is like. physical fitness, they are in very good shape and for us it is going to be very challenging. >> we know what to expect. it is a team that will give its all. one that wants to show they are deservedly in the round of 16. it is a team that doesn't want you to get a goal. it's an unpleasant scene to play
but we have to look at what we have to do, we have to deliver. >> let's go to lucia, what are the algeria fans telling you about their team's chances? they must be optimistic that they can schedule through the stage. >> absolutely. all the fans are going towards the stadium, game begins in about an hour. 4,000 are algerians. there's a little bit of tension. they are by and by very, very excited. the engineer plans outnumber them 3-1 certainly not in terms of excitement. they say this is a time of ramadan, and that's, they say,
good owe men. and today is independence day of algeria from france, robin. >> as algeria crashed out and germany you would think there's a revenge factor to this as well. >> a lot of people say if they win as they hope they will, speaking for the algerians, this will be ar justice for because f an comeament agreement between germany and austria. they say they know it's going to be a very tough match against the germans but again they are confident. >> enjoy the atmosphere and the game, live for us in porto allegra, thank you for that.
wimbledon day 2, andy murray has reached the quarter finals for the seventh time. the britt won 6-3, 6-4, 7-6. number 5 seed stanford brinker has also moved forward. >> looking at the final, i'm looking to the next match now. i know if i want to get through it's going to be a really tough week. but coming there april that, i was expecting a tough match today, but i did play really well, very aggressive, to do it in seven sets was perfect there. >> number 5, 5-set vic tridz on
president. designed to spend four years exploring the planet, its rings and moons but it's still going strong. among its greatest discoveries sending a probe down onto the surface of saturn's largest mo moon. cassani took pictures of the moon's south pole, four years ago cassini tracked the path of another huge storm, and because cassini has been able to study saturn's rings than ever before, it gives insight into the establishment of the solar system. >> we managed to study in great
detail those wonderful discoveries you just mentioned but also many others about titan itself and many of the other icy moons of saturn, for example, in saladus, we made many different discoveries, insaladus throwing out plumes of water, how the saturn system works and how to find other life forms outside of earth. >> now a eunt.airlines ship was forced to make an emergency landing after an emergency chute accidentally inflated. there was no loss of cabin pressure. nobody was injured in the incident which is under investigation. that's it with this news hour. i'll be back with a full