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facebook, google plus and more. >> against russia that actions have consequences -- >> just hours after a ceasefire, barack obama continues to threaten russia with sanctions. ♪ hello there, i'm julie mcdonald in london. obama says the ceasefire in ukraine is a direct result of the pressure the west has put on moscow. looking to the future, nato announces a new rapid response force that has already angered the russians. also coming up, india's high court orders the release of hundreds of thousands of
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prisoners detained without trial. plus -- i'm phil lavelle at the venice film festival where there's a syrian wedding taking place, but it's not quite what it seems. find out what i mean shortly. ♪ hello, there, welcome to the program. a ceasefire in eastern ukraine is now in its third hour, and so far it appears largely to be holding. but after nato meeting in wales, pressure continues to pile on russia. we'll hear the latest from there in a moment. but first paul brennan reports on the ceasefire deal signed in minsk. >> reporter: central donetsk, late afternoon. lennon square is once again a place where children can go roller blading. the contact group convinced in minsk under a heavy burden of expectation. ahead of the talks there had been confident predictions that
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a deal would be possible. the military conflict in east ukraine is no longer winnable. at the nato summit, the ukrainian president described his interpretation of the plan. >> there are 12 practical steps to establish peace and stability in part of the donetsk and lujan -- luhansk region of ukraine. with respect to the territorial independence of ukraine has we said this is the key issue now the basis forking finding a peaceful solution of the crisis on the east of ukraine. >> but even after the signing, pro-russian leaders warning their separatists ambitions are undimmed. >> translator: this does not mean that our aim to break up ukraine is over, no.
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the ceasefire is just a necessary step in order to stop bloodshed. >> reporter: there has been significant bloodshed over the past five months. a million are estimated to have fled their homes in the face of artillery and rocket attacks. on the front lines outside of the southern city of mariupol, news of the ceasefire agreement coincited with -- coincided with a barrage of rockets. the soldiers remain skeptical here. >> translator: in the end there is also peace, but under which conditions. if the separatists put down their weapons, then i don't have a problem. >> reporter: after five months of bitter fighting, it will take some considerable reassurance
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before the people of eastern ukraine will believe in this new deal, but the alternative is frozen conflict, a war which neither side can win, and nobody wants that. paul brennan, al jazeera, donetsk. let's join harry fawcett in mariupol. hi there, harry. is the ceasefire holding thus far? >> reporter: it seems to be in this region, yes. we saw the ceasefire come in to effect at 6:00, about three hours ago, and nearly an hour before that there was no real sound of any conflict. but that's not to say this was a peaceful day. it was far from it. the shelling that had been going on through the night continued through much of the day on and off, and just two hours before the ceasefire was due to take effect, there was an extremely heavy series of volleys of rockets slamming into the ground we think near to where ukrainian
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infantry group was just a couple of kilometers away from our position at a check point at that time. we saw a large amount of ukrainian artillery simply turn and get out of the way of what was coming in, so with that context, we were speaking to some of the solders, and they were saying, well, from their perspective, the russian separatists side has not observed ceasefires in the past, and they are still mistrustful of this ceasefire for now, going forward. >> and harry be poroshenko find wide-spread support for this ceasefire, do you think? >> reporter: well that is a big question. he -- he said yesterday that he speaks for the people of ukraine who are sick and tired of all of this fighting and the bloodshed and the many lives lost, and there is a great deal of that
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wariness arounder this country, but he admitted in that speech as well saying that there are politicians who want to play at war. well there are politicians who don't want to see vast amounts of eastern ukrainian territories simply heeded to the rebels. one militia soldier that we spoke to said if that were the case, that would be completely unacceptable. so petro poroshenko as much as vladimir putin is under pressure, petro poroshenko is under extreme pressure as well, to, a, negotiate the kind of settlement we is accept and also one he can sell to his people. >> harry thank you. european union officials have been discussing possible
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sanctions against russia. it would subject more russian individuals to a banking freeze. the german chancellor said the e.u. will be watching represents in ukraine closely. >> translator: it must be verified whether the ceasefire is implemented and whether russian troops are withdrawing. are there buffer zones and so on? that's why these sanctions could be implemented, but could be suspended if we see these actions actually happening. the announcement of the ceasefire came nato announced that it was be developing a rapid reaction group. jonah hull reports from wales. >> reporter: as the nato summit closed reaction to news of a ceasefire in ukraine was
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cautious. >> at the same time we strongly support president poroshenko's efforts to pursue a peaceful resolution to the conflict in his country. the ceasefire announced today can advance that goal, but only if there is follow through on the ground. the pro-russian separatists must keep their commitments and russia must stop its violations of ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity. >> reporter: earlier in an effort to reassure nato's members on russia's borders, the s secretary general announced plans for a rapid response group. >> this decision sends a clear message. nato protects all allies at all times, and it sends a clear message to any potential aggressor should you even think of attacking one ally, you will
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be facing the whole alliance. >> reporter: for those on the former soviet front line it was a message that seems to have stuck. as one of the state's bordering russia, members of nato, do you now feel your security is assured? >> yes. because it's -- it's clear that collective defense principle is there, everyone knows it, pa now there are probleming tick -- practical steps that could increase this psychological feeling. >> reporter: see -- key are efforts to carve out a strat in the fight against the islamic state in iraq and syria. they met to form what the u.s. secretary of state called a core coalition. >> key nato allies stand ready to fight this threat through
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military, intelligence and law enforcement as well a-- as diplomatic efforts. >> reporter: nato members recommitted themselves to spending 2% of gdp on defense, reversing years of decline in spending. it is hoped from this summit, billed as the most important since the end of the cold war, a new nato will emerge, better funded and more able to respond to turbulent times. our diplomatic editor, james bayes joins us now from newport, wales. do you think russia is paying attention to this tough talk at the nato summit, and is in any way concerned? >> reporter: i think russia will obviously be paying attention and there are things that russia won't like and probably will be
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annoyed about, but let's unpick some of those comments we heard in jonah's report. we heard that nato is going to protect its allies. itself allies means this, it means members of the alliance. it means the 28 nato members. if there is a threat to one of those members, it's a threat to all. allies doesn't mean other partners and other friends, liles doesn't in this case include ukraine, yes, the current president of ukraine is a friend of nato, he was here, he got support from nato, but that collective defense guarantee doesn't apply to him. russia won't like the idea of constant rotation of troops through the east, i think they may say that's a violation of a treaty nato signed with russia at the end of the cold war, although they are not using the term bases for the new centers
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that they are going to set up in eastern europe to facilitate this constant rotation. and they won't like nato saying regarding the membership of nato, the door is open to all countries and what it is presumed that means ukraine as well. one of the criteria, are that you can't join nato if you have a border dispute, and certainly ukraine has a big border dispute now. >> are we any clearer now on obama's plans for dealing with the islamic state group? >> i think we're clear on part of it. we're clear i think on the time line for the next month or so, trying to build this coalition that they have talked about. we have some people who have already signed up to the coalition. it seems nato members on the whole are in favor of this all
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speaking in favor of the idea of building this big coalition. we have seen the king of jordan, who was a guest here at the summit, turkey is a nato member. they both have borders with iraq and syria. what obama is now going to do is send his secretary of state john kerry who seems to always be on trips to the middle east, back to the middle east to get more support from the region. gulf states will be crucial in trying to get their support as well. the next step is that president obama and john kerry will go at the end of september to new york, because that's the time every year when all of the world leaders gather for the u.n. general assembly. this month the united states happens to have the presidency of the u.n. security council, and i can tell you there is a plan for a security council meeting in new york rather than have ambassadors around the table, there will be heads of state in most cases, and
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president obama is going to chair that meeting about i.s., so i think it's likely you are going to get this coalition built and then some sort of u.n. security council resolution even to support the existence of this coalition. the big question is what is the coalition then going to do? i don't think there is going to be any sort of ground operation. i think the air strikes will continue, and i think there will be a lot of intelligence cooperation. >> james thank you. coming up on this news hour from london, help on the way for philippines rice farmers as the government promises to overturn its reliance on foreign imports. plus: corruption, money, lies, and the future of the grand canyon, that's coming up. and roger federer fights back from two sets down to reach the u.s. open semifinals. we'll show you how he did it a little later in sports. ♪
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the u.s. and the somali government has confirmed the leader of al-shabab was killed in a u.s. drone attack. they say mukhtar abu zubeyr was hit on monday. he came the leader in 2008 after his predecessor was killed in another u.s. strike. we're joined now from nairobi. mohammed, any reaction yet? >> reporter: yes, julie. the president of somali has issued a statement in which he welcomed the news that ahmed abdi godane, the leader of al-shabab actually was killed in that air strike on monday. the president used the opportunity to call on al-shabab fighters to leave the group
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which he called a collapsing one. he said they have a 45-day amnesty period in which if they come out of the group they are be pardoned for all of their past deeds, and he also said that the current offensive against al-shabab by his forces and supported by african union peace keepers will ensure that al-shabab loses the remaining towns they are holding now. >> and do these deaths really effect al-shabab's capabilities on the ground? will they now go away and regroup? >> reporter: well, definitely there is -- i mean, it's definite that they would appoint somebody to replace ahmed abdi godane, but will they have the gravitus and clout that this man
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has, there is some doubt. he had no clan loyalties, something that is very vital in somali's politics, and he was a man who held the group together. and it's very difficult at this point to imagine the group remaining cohesive without his leadership. however, there is the possibility that they are going to establish another chain of command, because many of the top leaders of al-shabab are said to have died along with him in those air strikes. >> mohammed, thank you. india's highest court has ordered the release of hundreds of thousands of prisoners detained without trial. none of the inmates have been convicted but they have all been in custody for years awaiting
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justice. friday's landmark ruling from the supreme court could see as many as 250,000 prisoners freed to qualify they must have served at least half of the maximum sentence they could have received if found guilty. we are joined by the director of the asian center for human rights who says the measure will bring justice to those who couldn't afford their bail bonds. >> a large number of [ inaudible ] prisoners despite having the legal right actually are not able to exercise this particular right until the supreme court has intervened on this issue. the problem is that somebody cannot pay about, say, 500 rupees or even 5,000 rupees bail bond, and there is no other option except for the court to intervene. we have this update now from new delhi.
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>> reporter: india's court system is massively backlogged. some cases take years even before the trial begins. many who are pour languish in jail for years. the country has set up several fast-track courts after the infamous gang rape case in new delhi in 2012, but those courts deal specifically with sexual crimes. and this ruling actually isn't anything new. it actually is enforcing a law that is already on the books. this ruling actually enforcing that law. the other problem that comes up is that india's bureaucracy is notoriously inefficient. sometimes reports don't even exist. so it will take some time to figure out which prisoners have been in jail for what crimes, and how long they have been
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there. so it could take days or weeks before we see the first prisoners released. a car bomb exploded in bagdad killing 12. another blast at an outdoor market in the capitol district killed three people. syrian rights groups say government forces have killed 18 foreigners fighting for the islamic state group. they were killed in a strong hold of the i.s. group since the beginning of the year. one of the foreign fighters is believed to have been from the u.s. the u.n. nuclear's watchdog says an investigation into iran's nuclear program has made little progress. it says it's latest efforts to investigate allegations that tehran is working on atomic arms have been stalled. iran implemented only three of five nuclear transparency steps agreed in february.
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a geneva based human rights organize accusation says 52 children have been subjected to sexual abuse and torture in an egyptian prison. age between 15 and 18, the detainees were arrested for demonstrating against the regime. hundreds have been protesting in egypt against frequent power cuts. on thursday the country suffered a major blackout that affected the metro system and shut down several television stations. thursday's outage was longer and more ranging than usual. al jazeera is demanding the release of its three journal lists who have been detained in egypt for 251 days. they received long sentences after a trial seen by many
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observers as being politically motivated. their case is being appealed. and you can join the cam contain to get al jazeera's journal lists freed. you can find out more by going to this special page on our website, the leader of mozambique's major opposition party has signed a peace deal f -- after coming out of hiding. he went into hiding after accusing the government of reneging on the terms of an earlier peace deal. he will now start campaigning, ahead of the next presidential poll. the world health organization say 3,000 people have caught the ebola virus.
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a third american aid worker has arrived in the u.s. for treatment after contracting the virus. he has been taken to a medical expert in nebraska. health experts are discussing fast tracking two potential vaccines to combat the biggest ever ebola outbreak. the u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon has announced an ebola crisis center will be set up to try to stop the spread of the virus and is asking the international community for $600 million for supplies in west africa. >> the disease is spreading far faster than the response. people are increasingly frustrated that it is not being controlled. what began as a public health emergency is evolving into a social and economic challenge for millions.
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the next two weeks will be crucial. >> health workers in niger are preparing for a malaria outbreak. >> reporter: it's the rainy season in niger. the majority of people here live off of the land as farmers, but with the rain comes this. malaria, a mosquito-born infection quickly spreads among humans and animals. >> translator: malaria reaches a peak during august, september, and october. it may start with a simple fever, but can also lead to coma and death. >> reporter: every year says this doctor 24% of malaria-in
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facted children die. >> translator: malaria is the number one cause of sickness and sda -- death in this country. we have had over 4,000 deaths this year, and lots of pregnant women have lost their babies. the government has done its best in terms of purchase of nets, diagnosis and medication. but it's not enough. >> reporter: private and international relief organizations are trying to help. >> translator: we're now at the stage of what we call big malaria, if positive we give them basic medications, but if they start to have seizures then we hospitalize the patients
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until they recover. >> translator: we built this medical center to provide free medical care for underprivileged patie patients. >> reporter: on top of the list are those refugees from neighboring mali. some of them are already infected. but medical service in this camp in northern niger is clearly basic. they were able to escape the violence in their country. it's not certain for many them, however, that they can survive epidemic breaks out here. drawing on data from 190 countries, unicef says 120 million girls below the age of 20 were forced to have sex in 2012. that's one out of every ten girls worldwide. and one third of all students between the ages of 13 and 15
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regularly face bullying in school. 95,000 people below the age of 20 were murdered in 2012. that makes up about 20% of all homicides globally. well of those child abuse cases, africa was by far the worse-performing continent. the democratic republic of congo topped the list with 10% of adolescent girls forced into sex last year. 8% in exer toal guinea were also sexually abused. well, we can now speak to the report author who joins me now from new york. high, there claudia thanks for joining us on the program. as the mum of two little girls, i find this report absolutely shocking. why do we continue to see this
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unrelenting violence against young girls? >> absolutely. this report confirms that violence against children occurs everywhere, every day. these figures are staggering, but we also have to remember that they are probably underestimating the problem, because they are based on the ability and the willingness of the victims to report a problem, but we know that many victims decide to remain silent for the entire rest of their life. so these figures have to be consider admin -- ed a minimum. there are certain forms of violence that are particularly widespread in certain parts of the world. female genitalia mutation is concentrated in africa and middle east. and more than 90% of girls and women. but the report also indicates
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that violence occurs in every single country of the world. high income, middle income, low income country, they are not immune from the problem. >> claudia what about violence against boys? how does it compare? >> violence affects boys and girls alike. certain forms like homicide are particularly prevalent among boys. homicide in latin america and the caribbean are very prominent among adolescent boys. in some countries of latin america and the caribbean, there are more boys killed by homicide than any other cause of death. but this is not the only form of violence that affect boys. even sexual violence that is particularly relevant for girls, does not leave boys immune. 18% of boys in kenya report
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having experienced some form of sexual violence in their life. >> so claudia with a problem that is so wide ranging, how in earth do you start to come up with a plan to tackle it? >> there are different things that can be done. ending violence against children is in our hands. starting from change in the way we see violence. changing the way we think about children. attitudes and social norms sometimes condones the violence. another figure that may find interesting, almost 50% of adolescent girls between the ages of 15 and 19 think that their husband or partner is sometimes justified in hitting or beating his wife. so we need to change the way in which we see women in society, in which we see violence as a way of resolving conflicts, and also change the way in which we see children. but obviously there are other
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things that government can do. change the legislation. there are only 39 countries in the world that have fully prohibited corporal punishment in all settings. so there is a lot that can be done in terms of changing legislation, making sure that services are available, and also making sure that the judiciary system is in place so persecutors can be condemned. >> claudia thank you very much for your time. >> thank you. plenty more to come on this news hour, including a delay in the trial of the kenyan president. the icc says it still doesn't have evidence. find out about the new reading craze seeping across the bangladeshy countryside. and this man behaves as though he has just scored a goal
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into effect in eastern ukraine following talks in belarus. ukraine's president says he is willing to make concessions to the pro-russian rebels. the deal has been cautiously accepted by leaders of nato. they have also decided to form a coalition to combat islamic state group. and ahmed abdi godane, the heard of al-shabab has been killed in an u.s. air strike. the kenyan president's trial has been delayed indefinitely. the judge says she doesn't have enough evidence to prosecute. katherine soy has more. >> reporter: this comes as no
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surprise. the prosecution has often accused kenyan's government of refusing to cooperate or being reluctant to produce documents the prosecution say are crucial for the case. they asked for property and bank business records. bank statements were produced but it was said that those statements had been tampers with. most of the witnesses have also withdrawn their testimony. making the case even more difficult to try. kenyan says the prosecution was half baked from the start. victims of the post election violence are worried that this case seems to be collapsing, and yet they are finding it very hard to get justice at home. in any parts of the world libraries are in decline. but for young bangladeshians a
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village library movement has strung up across the countryside. >> reporter: saadam hussein, that is his real name, used to spend a lot of time outside of school being bored like most students here. then the library came along. it's just a bunch of books in a small room in this man's house, but for many it has become an indispensable part of life. >> translator: it's like an entertainment center for me. i had so much time on my hands. and now these books are like my friends. i spend time with them. >> reporter: the library is part of the village library movement started by a man in a small room in his house. he would ask friends and
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families to donate books and then share them with the youth in his village. today his once remote library is a college, where teenagers gather to learn and read their favorite novels. >> translator: there's plenty of violence by student politicians during elections this january, but in our village no such thing happens. all of the young people came together to vote. thanks to this library there is a sense of unity amongst the students. >> reporter: he says more villages in the country need this kind of unity to thrive. >> translator: because people don't want to stay in the village our social ties are falling apart. no one here wants to support each other as a community. >> reporter: as more people follow his example, and set up libraries, it seems his message
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is being heard. >> more and more young people are moving to the cities, and has devastated the social fabric of villages like this. this library is more than just about books, it's part of a struggle to make the villages strong communities once again. rice is a staple food in the philippines but despite having an agricultural economy, the country is one of the top importers of the grain. >> reporter: at 60 years old, this man is a third generation rice farmer, for 2 usd, he works 14 hours a day to feed his family, but it will never be enough. >> translator: i also have debts to pay. everything is so expensive now. i borrowed money for the seeds, for the land, and also to buy the fertilizers. >> reporter: he knows he is
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mired in poverty but this is all of the life he has known. rice is the staple food here. it is seen as the country's main nutritional backbone. yet more than half of the country's people are farmers like him, poor, uneducated, and marginalized. >> number one is for us to own the land. you need capital to [ inaudible ] compensated, second is the infrastructure. we are lagging behind. this is because of this -- what we call the [ inaudible ] under investment in the countryside, costing doing business so high. >> reporter: and the country's rice consumption is growing all because of its bergening population. despite the philippines being an agricultural country, it is one of the world's top rice importers. many here say the dependency is
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the result of decades of failed government policies. other southeast asian countries are able to lower prices because the government subsidize most of their farmers, but not here. importing rice has long been seen as the bandage solution by past administrations. and even the president says import of cheap price will continue to drag down prices. >> the basic reason why we want to import rice is because as i explained we have to increase our buffer stock by about 7 days. this is national because commercial price -- commercial rice prices are very high today. they are about 19% higher than the previous year. >> translator: but that has made the smuggling of imported rice thrive here, making it very difficult for local rice
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producers to compete. it is a practice that even the government admits is hard to break. though self-sufficiency targets by the government will most likely not be met, which means hunger will continue to persist even in the lives of the country's very own food producers. global demand for water is set to go by over 50% in the first half of this century. in the western united states that demand is already threatening one of the seven wondersover the world, the grand canyon. >> reporter: this is is the grand canyon, and this is it gateway. it's a few blocks of restaurants and hotels just outside the national park's entrance. many residences live in trailer homes provided by employers. the mayor hopes this land will one day be developed into low-cost housing.
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>> you lose your job, you lose your home. it doesn't matter if you have two or three kids. you lose your house. and that's wrong. >> reporter: this plot was given to the town as a sweetening by a consortium lead by the italian group that has attempted to transform it into a major tourist resort for over two decades. the groups plans were blocked by a local referendum in 2000, so the developer spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on a campaign to get this tiny community incorporated as a town. then they voted to improve the development of nearly 3,000 development of commercial space at the canyon's edge and the consortium's rights to the water. >> we are in the desert, and beneath us here the ground water is vitally important to feed the
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seeps and springs of the grand canyon, and if more drilling happens it will harm grand canyon national park and the life inside of it. >> reporter: today all but one of the members of the town council has a financial connection to the consortium. are now not concerned about the water? >> i have not heard any concerns, no. >> reporter: the mayor's main concern is his housing project. he hopes the consortium won't drill here, but will import the water. >> they have water rights to the colorado. >> reporter: have you seen that paperwork? >> no. >> reporter: isn't that important? >> i don't have to see the paperwork, if they can't supply the water, they won't be able to build. >> reporter: now the entire ecosystem rests on the future of
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a small town at the southern gate. on friday, one of the world's biggest consumer electronic's fairs opened in berlin, and this showcased the reality of people making movies of their every day life. nick spicer reports. >> reporter: a german touch to a goble trade fair. when it comes to tv, bigger is, once again, better. so is high resolution and curved screens which are said to provide a more life like viewing experience. and 3-d is still mesmerizing the public. >> i think cartoons are grade with 3-d, but i'm sure it goes so good with real things. >> reporter: this trade fair is 90 years old. when it started radio was the
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big new technology. around a quarter of a million people are expected to visit this year, and of that number half will be from industry or people looking to make a deal. deals worth $6 billion are expected this year, many will involve cell phone manufacturers trying to wow the public ahead of the release of the new iphone. samsung has teamed up with other firms so your smartphone can connect you to a virtual reality experience. in this case a rock concert. >> we can allow you to communicate with your friends who are also watching, for instance, a sporting event inside the device, so we can allow you to chat with them. so it can connect you to anyone in the world who is doing the same thing. >> reporter: the trend of the smart household continues, with appliances controllable from a distance, and working to save energy. and so does the trend in putting
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cameras into seemingly everything from cell phones to little cameras to film your every exploit, or those of your child or pet. still more to come this news hour. the syrian documentary which charts the journey of a bridle party. and in sport mercedes puts in another dominant performance. we have action from the circuit coming up. ♪
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welcome back. now for all of the day's sports news it's over to robin in doha. >> thank you very much. we're going to start with tennis. roger federer produces a great escape in the u.s. open. the 17-time grand slam champion survived. richard reports. >> reporter: he faced two different types of are onlyi onlying -- roger federers. the frenchmen took them 6-4, 6-3, in 78 minutes. but the roger federer that has won the grand championship returned. he was then on the verge of reaching his second grand slam
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semifinal, but feddered went on to take the fourth 7-5. the momentum was now with the 33 year old. federer winning the deciding set, 6-2, and booking his place in the semifinals for the ninth time. >> i got off to a good start, so i was feeling all right, but then when i was down two match points that's when i wasn't feeling so great anymore. [ laughter ] >> i thought this is it. this is the last point, man. just go down fighting. don't miss an easy shot and let him have it. >> reporter: federer will now take on the croatian who reached the u.s. open semis for the very first time. he missed last year's event due to a four-month ban for failing a drug test.
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>> it was a difficult period. i didn't know where -- when i'm going to start back, but also was good period for me, i matures bit more, and i was breaking day after day, i wasn't relaxing and doing nothing. so i think that helped me to improve physically, and also helped me to have enough time to put some new parts in my game which are helping me to play this good now. >> reporter: the semifinals will take place on saturday. football now, teams are continuing their push for the african cup of nations. the new coach has his first official game. african leading 3-0 with just a fewing minutes left in that game. and then guinea and
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[ inaudible ] that is being held on neutral ground because of the ebola virus that has killed thousan thousands. and then the quickest lap during friday's second session, it was only .06 of a second faster than the best time. the brit missed the 90-minute session with electrical problem. their bosses have told them to behave or risk being sacked. >> you don't want to see these kind of things between teammates. and particularly not between teammates who are ration each other for a win, for a podium. and we have made it very clear that we want to stick to our philosophy in letting the
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driver's race. this is the most important championship, nevertheless like we said from the beginning there shouldn't be any contact between the cars. [ inaudible ] has been named as the new national team captain ahead of their frame against columbia. the 22-year-old will be [ inaudible ] they'll take on columbia as i said a little later in a rematch of the quarter finals. the man famous for the hand of god has been spending time at the vatican with fellow argentine pope francis. he handled the [ inaudible ] to the goal against england in the 1986 world cup. the 53-year-old appeared to be pretty happy at getting a photo
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with the pope. and [ inaudible ] spanish rider daniel nevada. he won the 188 kilometer stage. it's nevada's first ever major tour stage victory. cricket now, joe root [ inaudible ] england [ inaudible ] target of 295 thanks to a century partnership. india in reply could only manage 253 giving the home side a win. india are the winners. that's it. it's back to london. robin, thank you. it's estimated around 3 million people have been forced out of syria by the war going on there. but many head to europe at great personal risk. a movie follows one group making that journey, but there's a
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twist. >> reporter: it's a long way from the war in syria to the venice red carpet, but the two are linked this year. behind these smiles a story of pain and sorrow, determination, and deliverance, and this is that tail on the bride side shows a daring attempt to signed syria's displaced a home. they fled to europe on a boat. stranded in italy, sweden in their sites, but no way to get there. local filmmakers came up with an idea, smuggle them across countries and borders dressed as a wedding party. their only hope, who is going to ask a bride for her paperwork. >> from one side you can look which laws we disobeyed. on the other side you can look which laws we obeyed too.
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we obeyed to our human -- humanity, no? we were sure it was the right thing. every day you go on holiday, and 500 meters there are corpses on the bottom of the sea, 20,000 people died. it is really a tragedy. >> reporter: this was in almost every day a wedding. the bride had her hair done, extras came along as guests to make it look genuine. the nuptials lasted four days. safety was in sight for five refugees who made a perilous journey across the sea that has killed so many people. on thursday they held an event on the beach here, a service of thanks that they were rescued. the cruel sea that has taken so many desperate souls lapping just meters away. >> we are really fighting to change all of the rules with the immigrant, because we cannot let
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people die on another boat and like -- like nothing, you know? like we are still human, i still believe we are like equal, so i think we have to fight. >> reporter: the directors risked 15 years in jail if the authorities come after them. but they ask what price for freedom? whatever it is, they will pay. phil lavelle, al jazeera, at the venice film festival. scientists in philadelphia has revealed the skeleton of the largest land dinosaur yet discovered. >> it would have been maybe two and a half stories in the air and weighed 65 tons. >> it measured 27 meters from head to tail. the thigh bone was has tall as a human. i'll be back with more news in just a few minutes. see you then.
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>> there we go it's ok. look at that look! [laughs] >> [inaudible]. >> i don't believe it. >> what do you mean by saying that a baby loves its mother? >> hey. cute little thing. >> so what's her name gonna be? >> cami. camilena anna diaz, but it's cami for short.