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>> hello and welcome dew the al jazeera news hour. these are the world's top news stories coming up in the next 60 minutes. >> a bomb attack on a mosque in saudi arabia killings 13 peel. we'll have the very latest. >> grief and tragedy in iraq, we meet the victims of war in the city of fallujah caught in the crossfire. >> anger in beijing, families of victims question what malaysia airlines says is debris from
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mh370. >> celebrations in egypt as the president unveils the $8.5 billion expansion of the suez canal. >> new research as people are being diagnosed with dementia at a younger age. we'll look into the reasons why. >> we start in saudi arabia where a suicide attack on a mosque killed 13. the interior might be industry say the bombing targeted a mosque used by the army in the southwestern region close to the yemeni border. nine others were injured. >> in recent months, saudi arabia has been the target of attacks by the islamic state of iraq and the levant. on the 22 of may, at least 21 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack at a shia mosque. in the same week, four people
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died in damam when a car bomb exploded at the entrance of a mosque. on the 16 of july, a car bomb went off at a checkpoint near the highest security prison, can i go the driver and wounding two supreme court guards. two days later, saudi arabia carried outer an anti terror raid and arrested over 400 suspects linked to isil. a political analyst joins us on the line from jeddah. it seems as though the threat of isil is becoming a present and real danger for saudi rain now. >> we can't confirm it is an isil operation. it could be a houthi operation, but most likely all indication show incidents that lead to
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isil. it is the worst terror attack to hit saudi arabia and that is to undermine -- >> why do i see it that way? isil of the targets minorities and now are targeting people who use what we see as an isil -- this is the ultimate of fear. >> so this looks, in your opinion, you say that this could be an isil linked attack, targeting the authority of saudi arabia, the security forces. >> it is very much possible, because isil -- such attacks, the government and soldiers of
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the government are seen by them as the in infidel, so those guys, they are at war with us. it's got to shake us. it could be something that we must put us in front, why one of us do something like this to his own people. >> so, therefore, you would assume that the operatives involved in this attack would be homegrown, would be saudi. i'm thinking back also to the attack on a mosque in kuwait in june, in which the main perpetrator was identified as being saudi arabian. >> we should not rule out, until we hear from the authority that
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it could be considered by yemeni, because they're at war with them. because of previous attacks, we are now saying i it is isis. there is a difference. they used to target soldiers of saudi arabia. in the houthi, that is extreme. this is serious, this has shaken us to the ground. >> thank you for talking to us here at al jazeera. >> frustration is mounting in iraq over the tee at her rating security situation there and the rising number of civilians caught up in the battle against isil. bombings are becoming almost a daily occurrence. this is a scene in baghdad after the latest attack that happened
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on wednesday. you can see the remnants of a mini bus exploded, killing seven and children were among them. no one has claimed responsibility for the attack, but there are regular anti-government protests over corruption and a lack of basic services. power cuts in the middle of the heatwave are adding to the anger. the government's problems are piling up. iraqi forces are struggling to defeat isil in anbar province. fighters from the group seized the capitol rimadi in may. while the number of civilians being killed in this conflict is climbing, people in fallujah say they are living a nightmare. you may find some of these images disturbing. >> in fallujah, bullets and bombs don't discriminate and the wounds have only grown deeper. residents say the young are now
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just as likely a target as the old, that civilians of all ages of under siege from both isil and the iraqi army. >> look at this, this happened as a result of artillery shelling by the army today. look at this, are we terrorists waging the war? are these innocent children waging war? this is my daughter. she's dead now. what did she do to serve this? >> many parents who thought the hardest trial would be surviving this war are now faced with a far crueler fate, surviving their children. >> we're in a dire situation here but we can't go outside the city limits. my son here has a small daughter who got killed by the shelling. she was a year and two months old. this i also her condition now. we want medication and proper
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surgery. >> even hospitals are caught in the crossfire. >> we are entering the second year of this crisis already. we're not treating terrorists, we're treating young babies, infants, we need proper attention and supplies. we need more doctors. >> instead, just days later, this sanctuary for the sick was turned into a casualty of war. here, moments after being shelled, the hospital corridor is lined with broken glass, as smoke billows through the air, a medic searches for injured patients and wounded colleagues. homes are no safer. in this video, a man becrise the killing of an entire family, enraged at iraqi officials he says are providing them with more destruction than protection. walking through the house he says was destroyed by government bombing raised, he points out
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all the blood stains. we can't even find the young kid under the rubble, he says. they say they are targeting isil. where is isil in here? are young children somehow now if i am 80 with isil? >> more expression of pain come from this grave yard where two sisters, their mother and aunt all killed because of air raised are laid to rest. >> while the anbar offensive may have officially started only a few weeks ago, for resident of the certify of fallujah, many civilians there feel caught in a seemingly never-ending conflict. >> iraqi government leaders who vowed to defeat isil in fallujah and anbar province say they've arrived at the moment of truth. families in fallujah worry that promise only means they'll face more fighting and that their reality will become for more
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harrowing. >> we can go live to muhammed now in the iraqi capital, baghdad. muhammed, what i guess the iraqi government having to say about this mounting cost being endured by the civilians of anbar province? >> it's a very good question. if i could just add one more thing to the report that you just air road, we just heard in the last hour that due to government shelling in fallujah that seven civilians were killed. this was shelling on a residential neighborhood close to a market. amongst those killed, one child and two women, so the news continues to be grim out of fallujah today. officials have been faced with a barrage of criticism from iraqi citizens. many stated as soon as the iraqi government announced over two weeks ago that they believed they'd be able to take back ramadi and fallujah and parts of anbar province, many expressed great skepticism, saying the
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iraqi security forces weren't prepared enough. since that initial declaration, really treated as though it were propaganda here, many iraqi officials have toned down the rhetoric. they've stated on several occasions that this is taking a lot longer than they initially promised, because they are trying to limit the amount of civilian casualties. they understand they have a huge problem when it comes to mounting civilian casualties, the iraqi government saying isil is to blame, using human shields to hide behind and yet the iraqi government continuing to take criticism especially from iraqis in fallujah and anbar, saying they are not doing enough to protect civilians who are being beaten down by this conflict. it seems to them a never-ending nightmare. >> thank you very much in deed, talking to us from baghdad. victoria is from the american
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university in the northern region under kurdish administration. she joins us there now via skype connection. thank you for talking to us. we've just got a glimpses of the terrible conditions which many in anbar province are living under. we've seen pictures of people furious in the baghdad region, because of the lack of basic facilities that are being provided by the government. what is the situation where you are in the kurdish administered part of northern iraq? >> well, the situation is a bit better. they have power cuts but not as much as in the south of the country in iraq. we have electricity 24 hours a day, but last night, i couldn't sleep because there was no electricity, no generator and people -- >> we've seen people protesting pretty much across the board, not just in baghdad.
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it seems this anger and frustration against the government for lack of provision of basic services seems to be bringing people of different sects, different ethnic backgrounds together. >> absolutely. it's quite interesting, because those demonstrations started in 2013 in moss sell and fallujah. now they have been in places such as cabella and the people of iraq are realizing that their government is making no stings between sunni and shia when it comes to services, which is almost null and they are getting preed fepretty fed up with it. we're in the middle of a very hot summer and people can't sleep properly at night. every revolution occurs in the summer and this is for good reason. >> i wonder whether the strength of this kind of protest in various areas of the country could lead to a more potent
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political force, if you like. >> well, it's interesting because two shia militia leaders have said today that they will take part in a big demonstration to take place tomorrow. many are saying that al-maliki is trying to come back in the political scene and damage the government of prime minister abaddi and that this is the motivation behind the let's say the magnitude of the demonstrations. >> victoria from the american university of dahuk in kurdish northern iraq, thank you for talking to us here at al jazeera. >> there have been street battles in taiz, yemen after anti houthis broke into a prison and freed the detainees. they released 25 people captured by houthi forces.
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taiz is yemen's third largest city and has been under houthi control since march. >> four palestinians have been killed, 43 others wounded by an israeli rocket. according to gaza medical centers, the rocketed was fired during the war, but lay unexploded. it did go off when locals were removing rubble from a house that had been destroyed. >> we've got more to come on this al jazeera news hour. a brighter future, we visit a makeshift school in calais teaching migrants french. >> aid trying to reach myanmar cut off by the worst flooding in decades. >> four years after rioting in buenos aires, fans are back on the streets, but this time celebrating. we will let you know more about that.
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>> chinese families of the missing passengers from the malaysia airlines flight 370 don't believe reports that debris from the missing jets has been found. they say that this is from the bowing 777. many of the 239 people who disappeared last year were chinese. adrien brown reports from beijing. >> for 16 months, their emotions have swung between despair and hope. by barging into the offices of malaysian airlines, they may have felt they had nothing to loose. the announcement from the malaysian government brings neither closure nor comfort to the families of the victims. some believe the wreckage was planted on the island.
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>> it's not true. a lot of things would have been easy to find, but they didn't find them, like the chairs, baggage and other stuff that is much larger. >> during this time, we cannot believe anything, because aircraft had a g.p.s. the airline doesn't want us to know the truth. that's why we cannot believe them. >> they want answers. this was not a protest against china's government, which is why it was allowed to happen. one placard appealed for help from china's president. by coincidence, his foreign minister is in malaysia attending a regional conference. the search should continue. at the same time, we agree with malaysia that we should find out the truth and start rolling out the next phase of the plan. >> quite what the next phase isis far from clear. analysis of ocean currents shows search teams looking in the
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right area, but it's a vast area of ocean, australia's prime minister, though, is hopeful. >> it suggest that is for the first time, we might be a little bit closer to solving this baffling mystery. >> malaysia's prime minister is now an malt that the wreckage found on a small french island did come from mh370. >> it is with a very heavy heart that i must tell you that an international team of experts have conclusively confirmed that the air draft debris found on reunion island is indeed from mh370. >> experts in france with a part known as a flapper arm is being examined are though more reserved in their conclusion. >> in the expert's view, we can say there are very strong presumptions that the flap arm
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found on reunion island clearly belonged to mh370. >> these people don't believe that. after an emotionally draining time since the jet disappeared, the psychological strain has more than taken its toll. >> it will be another emotional day for the families on friday when they attend a briefing given by a senior airline manager. there will be many questions, but undoubtedly not enough answers. adrien brown, al jazeera, beijing. >> an irish navy ship carrying about 360 migrants is currently heading for practice leer mow in southern italy. the migrants were rescued from their boat off the libyan coast after it capsized. 25 bodies have so far been recovered, but it's fear that had up to 200 people may have drowned. >> for the migrants who do make it to europe, there are still many hurdles to cross before they can start building a new life. one of the biggest is often
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learning the language. they are teaching people french in the port city of calais. >> this signee shelter may be the beginning of a bright future to the desperate people who come here. the school was set up in the so-called jungle camp named calais. the majority of people in this class have given up risking their lives hiding in the back of trucks or clinging on to trains to try to get to the u.k. many have applied for asylum in france. >> arriving in the camp four months ago, he has a wife and four children in sudan.
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>> teacher volunteers say 100 people attend their classes each day. >> in french. in general, they come with no french at all and only basic english. some can't speak english at all and that's very difficult for us. >> most people in this camp aren't interested in learning french and staying in france. for the students that that study here, the school represents a symbol of hope with respect to their future, having decided to stay in france. the majority of the people in this camp are still determined to get on trains and get to the u.k. >> riot police blocked groups of men trying to climb on to trucks heading toward the channel tunnel. some of the many people here who have fled violence and
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persecution in their home countries, a new hope that their journey to a better life isn't over yet. charles stratford, al jazeera, calais. >> from northern france to greece where up to 500 migrants have been living in a makeshift camp in athens. >> look what has happened to the biggest park in central athens, it's become a refugee camp. hundreds of people from afghanistan above all are here. we understand that there have also been some syrians, as well. it's a graphic illustration of the greek state's failure, it's inability to cope with the numbers of people who are coming into this country at a time of economic crise, and they are not all young men, by no means. there are also many women and many children here and this is not a comfortable place to be in the middle of summer in which temperatures in central athens
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can reach close to 40 degrees celsius. there's little running water available and few toilet facilities. although the camp has been here for about a month, there's a constant changeover, turnover in terms of who is actually sleeping here, typically groups of migrants come in with that they've come from turkey and then through the greekized arrive in central athens and they only stay here for two or three days and then make their way north, heading toward serbia, hungry into the e.u. and more people come to take their place. well, what is the greek state doing to provide any humanitarian assistance to these people, indeed to regulate them, work out who they are, who their needs are. the answer is very little. what help is available here is coming from local non-governmental organizations, and indeed from activists in the city of athens, including amicus groups. first the municipality of
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athens, the city authorities have now said that this situation is unacceptable and in the coming days, they intend to move hundreds of people from here to temporary housing that will be made available by the greek army on the edge on the western edge of the city of athens. >> the nigeria based armed group boko haram has reportedly kidnapped 135 people in neighboring cameroon. wednesday, boko haram attacked villages near cameroon's border with nigeria, killing eight people. cameroon is part of a regional force fighting cameroon. ahmed, it seems very much as though boko haram is increasing its reach, extending its reach beyond national boundaries. >> exactly. it's been doing so for quite some time now and it has warned
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countries currently participating in the war against it, including chad, niger, and cameroon, that they will pay dearly for aiding the nigerian troops fighting the in is your generalities in the area. we've seen how they've attacked villages and holding them briefly before they were dislodged and also attacking islands in the lake chad area, as well as the capital of chad, which has seen attacks in niger republic as well as those happening in nigeria on almost a daily base. for now, we can say that the boko haram fighters' capability to launch major offensive and hold territory has been seriously degraded by the joint multi-national task force that complies these countries, taking troops to the fight against boko haram. >> could there be an indication that the newly reformed military
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of president buhari is actually making an impact an the boko haram activities within nigeria, and therefore flushing them further afield? >> absolutely. there's been some significant or a lot of pressure piled on by the nigerian military on boko haram in the northeast of the country. we've seen over the last two months since buhari took office their ability to launch major attacks has largely been restricted to isolated villages. now they are exploding suicide bombs in markets, churches and mosques and a few other places, but attacking the military or taking on the military directly has been very rare over the last two months. the military is bolstered and feeling more in opposition now. we've seen boko haram for the first time running from the military. we've seen the military for the
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first time taking the fight to the boko haram fighters, and which is completely different from what we used to see over the past few years, when they are only on the defensive. we see how boko haram has taken the initiative and much to it's the other way around. >> thank you. >> a taliban suicide bomber detonated forces near an afghan special base killing officers and civilians. >> in a second taliban attack, a military helicopter was shot down, all 17 people onboard were killed. the afghan defense ministry says the attack happened in the remote southern province. there were five crew members and 12 soldiers and officers on the aircraft. aid agencies are helping more
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than a quarter million people affected by flooding in myanmar. it contaminated water and cut off electricity. a month of unusual heavy monsoon rains and a cyclone have whether he had to vast parts of the country submerged in water. 74 people have died so far. our correspondent has the latest now. >> this is one of four states declared a disaster zone because of the severity of the flooding here. it's also the state that has recorded the highest number of people killed either by rising floodwaters or in landslides. in the capitol, planes have transported much needed relief supplies. it's not only air force planes but domestic carriers involved in the effort. the international red cross is scaling up its emergency response because of the severity of the humanitarian situation. in some parts of myanmar, areas are sometime completely cut off,
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aid workers haven't reached those areas because the roads have completely disappeared underwater or become impassable because of land slides. some reports say there are villages in need of clean drinking water and it will become increasingly urgent that aid workers reach these areas in the coming days. rain is expect to continue, which means that you could see more areas being inundated with floodwaters especially in central myanmar in places already severely flooded. there are some dams already nearing capacity and in the delta region, some rivers of exceeded the danger levels, which means we could see more water in the coming days. >> the weather is here. i was going to say weatherton is here, because that's what we call him, but this is everton and he does the weather.
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i'm going to ask you if there is any relief in site for the people of myanmar and the entire region. >> southern parts of myanmar, i'm afraid things don't look good, northern areas less bad, a little clearer here. we have a little bit of cloud, but the majority is across the southern area. we are going to continue to see that come in because of that southwesterly wind pushing it across the bay of bengal feeding the moist air. we can see the rain stay in place pretty much throughout the next days. going into friday, maybe saturday, perhaps the chance of a little dry weather, slightly dry weather. it's not going to last long. that heavy rain is pushing right up against the coastal region. further north as you can see, it is clearer toward bangladesh, northeastern parts of india. here we are, looking at slightly
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dryer weather here over the next couple of days. big mass of cloud there. this made its way to the area where the trains derailed. thunderheads erupting in the heat of the day, you can see the bright tops starting to show up again up toward new delhi. we will see further showers down the spine of india and further heavy rain for nepal. >> ever to know fox there. >> there's more to come on the program, including the city of hiroshima may have recovered, but the memories of the atomic bomb live on for survivors. the u.s. open takes a bit of a hit as that and the rest of the day's sport coming up in just a little while. little while.
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>> debris hob found from the jet which disappeared last year with 239 passengers and crew from makes mh370. >> president sisi was joined at a ceremony by the leaders of france, russia and palestinian. ships will be allowed to pass without having to wait in a one way system. >> at one of the world's greatest engineering achievements, the original suez canal opened almost 150 years ago, linking the mediterranean and the red sea. it reduced the jump knee time between europe and asia around the horn of africa by 6,000 kilometers around it's
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been of major strategic importance since. it's highly profitable, the reason why the egyptian government built another, allowing for two way traffic and larger ships. the second canal was complete in only 12 months, he ploying thousands, including soldiers working around the clock. it's cost egypt $8.5 billion. the government hopes to get big returns. this year, revenue from the suez canal reaped $7.3 billion. they're aiming to double that figure in about eight years. they want a double the number of ships making the journey from 40 to 97. it's a project the government hopes will be a symbol for the new egypt. >> we can talk to the economist and chairman of the signet institute. this is quite an achievement for
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the government and people of egypt, too. >> it's a national probable. you've got to put it in context of the last few years of instability, the fact that -- very grand scale and done within a year and people here are probably rightly pride of what happened to be able to do this project and hence the grand fanfare and large ceremony today. >> we are looking at live pictures now of officials attending this ceremony. the very interesting element of this is that this has been funded almost totally by egyptian people themselves. >> this is interesting, because it's around eight and a half billion dollars and it was raised much of it from outside the banking system.
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egypt's a very large economy and to raise eight and a half billion dollars in less than two weeks is something even for a maturing economy and eventually, that will be put back into the banking system when the bonds are repaid. it shows the liquidity in the economy and is one of the reasons why the economy remains in positive territory in the last five years, despite everything else that's happened. >> it is in a rather battered condition, isn't it. how dependent, therefore is the state of the egyptian economy upon the projected earnings that could come from this much improved suez canal? >> well it is a major contributor to revenues. the plan is to take it up to $15 billion by 2023.
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it's an important part of foreign exchange earnings. the plan is also to develop thousands of acres around the suez canal in industrial zones, utilizing the proximity to -- that will create long term jobs, industry manufacturing along the suez canal. that's one of the long term features which i think -- >> currently, i understand that that around 8% of world shipping uses this thorough fair. how much do you think a widened and deepened suez canal will attract in the coming years? >> you are correct to ask the
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question. it is an indicator of global trade in terms of the number of ships that across through the canal. in 2008, the number of ships fell and then grew again. currently the global trade will have to increase for the number of ships to increase. where there will be a benefit from the increased expenditure will come from at least one part of it is from an increase of a number of larger ships which could not go through the canal because it wasn't as deep as it is now. the canal will be able to take extra ships. hopefully as global trade gross, you will have more ships going through the canal because global trade is increasing and an increased number of larger ships. it is optimistic in its assumptions, but there will be more ships going through. it's possible it could grow if
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global trade continues to be positive. >> just to show you again, the rather beautiful pictures we're getting live from the sue he says canal in egypt at this moment, as you can see, this is a real opening ceremony that is attracting a lot of attention. we've seen many world leaders, we've seen a lot of leaders from the african continent in attendance. we've seen president sisi himself arrive. as you can see, beautiful pictures of this project, which president sisi has described as the rebirth of egypt. ♪ you away from those pictures and take you to the u.s. secretary of state john kerry, because he said he's reached an agreement with the russian foreign minister over chemical weapons in syria. jock met sergey lavrov on the sidelines of the meeting in
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malaysia. these two countries have been divided over how to deem with the conflict in syria but now seem to be agreeing on a draft u.n. resolution. the resolution calls for an investigation into chlorine gas attacks in syria, and will be voted on by the security council on friday, so that could be a very significant development. now, also at that meeting, john kerry called on china to stop building artificial islands in the south china see. it has dominated talks. we have more from kuala lampur. >> the asian foreign ministers gathering here is all but over, but most of the attention thursday fell to john kerry, the secretary of state who's on now an official visit to vietnam. before he left, he had a press conference in which he consommed the families of mh370, of course
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that news that part of the wreckage found has been from the plane. he also paid respects to those victims of the myanmar floods. asian leaders wanted to here what his opinion was of the south china sea dispute. he made his opinions clear, forthright, citing international law and what he expected not just of the asian countries gathered here but regional leaders and partners that expressed interest in the area. this is what he had to say. >> a policy of restraint will create the diplomatic space that is required for a meaningful code of conduct to emerge. we will work very hard with all of our partners in order to try to help that code of conduct come into being. it is vital that claimants refrain from provocative unilateral actions, that they pursue their claims according to international law, and that they settle their differences
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peacefully through rule of law. >> he went on to say that china, he felt could do more, but for the moment, they would both work together to see how they could try and reduce those tensions and ease the pressure and threat that many asian nations are feeling about the claims being made on this very important water way. >> thousands of people have been gathering to remember the nuclear attack on the japanese city of hiroshima. seventy years ago. lanterns were lit and floated down the river to remember the 140,000 victims. there were prayers and a call for the abolishment of nuclear weapons. >> in recent years, this man has been committing his memories of
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the hiroshima bombing to canvas, memories of a baby in a pile of bodies, seen as he searched the city for missing relatives. >> the baby was facing up, with its arms extended like this. for me, this baby represented the a bomb and i remember it. it teamed totally unskatinged as if somebody had placed it there. such cruelty. >> it detonated 8:15 in the morning on august 6, 1945. seventy years on, to the minute, a minute of silence. zsa zsa pan intends to renew its
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efforts to bring about a world without nuclear weapons, with the cooperation of nuclear and non-nuclear powers. >> the aircraft was named after the pilot's mother. the bomb it was carrying was named little boy. for the u.s., it was a strike that saved lives, shortening the second world war. for the people of hiroshima, it was a visitation of hell. tens of thousand us died in the blast, the figure would rise to 140,000 by the end of the year. hiroshima didn't cease to exist. life somehow went on in the waste land and the city was rebuilt. its current mayor used his speech to call nuclear weapons evil and inhuman and praise japan's constitution, while the prime minister who wants to loosen that listen said on, a reminder if needed that events of the second world war are still influencing japan's politics today. >> as the average age of the
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survivors of hiroshima and nag sacky passed 80 for the first time this year, organizers say it's going to be the last major anniversary at which significant numbers of them remain alive, a last opportunity to pass on their experiences to future generations. >> many are doing just that. in hiroshima's peace park beneath the dome that stands in permanent memorial and through art, he says his old school friends convinced him to paint the horrors he carried in his mind before it was too late. now he says they're all dead and there's nobody to tell him that he did them proud. al jazeera, hiroshima, japan. >> new research suggest that is people are dying of die men is that much earlier than they used to. it's a brain disease that disrupts mental functions and memory. the stayed compared people in 21 western countries between 1989
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and 2010. researchers found they are now suffering from what they describe as a silent epidemic. early onset dementia used to refer to people in their 60's, but now regularly diagnosed in people in their 40's. insecticides, pollution from planes and cars and an increase in background electromagnetic fields are blamed. we can talk to the man behind the study. thank you for taking the time to talk to us about this rather alarming report. why is it, then, do you think that we are detecting more caseles of dementia in younger people now than ever before? >> this has to be environmental. when we look at our results, we're actually measuring deaths.
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one of the rather distressing factors of neurological disease, it takes rather a long time to die of these conditions, so therefore, we realize that these die men is thats were actually starting in their 50s and actually in their 40's. the extent of these changes have been seen in britain, where we have a charity called young die men is a u.k. when we are speaking to them, they were telling us their clients were in their late 40's, early 50's. if you go back 20, 30 years ago, that would have been unthinkable. when you look -- >> as alarming as that is, the research that you've conducted has been carried out in 21 industrialized western countries. i'm just wondering whether you can extrapolate out to countries that are less industrialized, i'm thinking of the middle east, africa and perhaps latin america and asia, will they still be
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experiencing the same numbers of die men is that in young people? >> very interesting that, because we're beginning research. one of the difficulties are getting world he health organization hard data from some of the countries you mentioned is a problem, but we're beginning to have clinical studies talking about neurological disease in africa, which 30 years ago would have been unthinkable. there are indicators that these changes are beginning to affect the middle east and africa. the extent of the changes, which really should be looked at perhaps in america, where men over the age of 75 have traveled there in a mere 20 years, where women, they've gone up five fold. for the first time since records began, we have more american women dying of brain disease than of cancer. these are profound changes. >> ok, professor, we've run out
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of time, but thank you for explaining to us some of your research, thank you very much. >> let's make a gear change, shall we. it's the sports news. >> thank you very much. argentina have won south america's top club competition, in the final, they beat mexico to get 3-0 on aggregate. >> river plate fans rioted on the streets of buenos aires after their team were relegated from argentina's top division for the first time in their history three years ago. on wednesday, the club completed a dramatic turnaround. they took the lead just before half time. with just over a quarter hour
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lest, carlos sanchez was brought down to earn river a penalty. he shows he was better at scoring spot kicks than he is at taking his shirt off. just a few minutes later, he sealed the third title by a 3-0 victory. >> we believe in what we do, because we're a team that doesn't take shelter in our part. in other words, we keep believing that we can win things on the basis of work, of humility, of football. >> river now holds both of south america's club titles after they won the copa americana in december. now on the streets of buenos aires, the fans are reveling rather than rioting. al jazeera. >> the champions of europe
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barcelona were in action wednesday and their star was involved in altercation with a roma player. the barca striker cent ahead to head. the argentine superstar has never been sent off his career. he went on to score, but it was his teammate who netted the goal of the game. >> >> with three days to go until the start of the english premier league season, chelsea suffered a 1-0 loss. rodriguez scored the only goal for this game at sanford bridge. ukrainian side through to the
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championship round after a goalless first leg in turkey, they sealed for the win. they are playing a thousand miles from home due to the unrest in their city. >> a loss for australia. best eight for 15, as australia were all out for just 60. the hosts are at the crease now, they're 49-2. >> calling for zero tolerance to curb doping in athletics. blood samples involving 5,000
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athletes. the election takes place in beijing in two weeks. >> we need stronger regulation. this is the way how we will protect the clean athletes. zero tolerance for this serious issue for the future. we will continue to fight and continue to protect the clean athlete. >> preparations for the u.s. open, andy murray losing his first match since wimbledon. playing in the second round, the two time major champion and top seed going down in three sets to unseated russian. the host of the 2009 basketball world cup will be announced friday, either the fill means or china will be chosen. the philippines bid rests on the fact that they have the largest
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indoor stadium in the world with a seating capacity of 55,000 and they are passionate for the sport. we have this report from manila. >> for the visitors, nothing gets in the way of basketball. it's the most popular support in the country and it's said that there's a hope and a game being played around every street corner in every village across the philippines. these young boys say there's nothing like it and many dream of making a career in the sport someday. >> i want to be famous. >> it's the only thing i like to play. >> professional basketball players are national superstars. they are the highest paid athletes, earning up to 30 times the minimum wage and with the sport a national obsession, they are among the most watched programs on t.v. the sport dates back to the
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early 1900s when first introduced by american colonizers. >> many commentators ever tried to explain why basketball is so popular in the fill means, where people's small erstad at your might be considered detrimental to suction in the sport, but the game is seen as a great equalizer, bringing people of all backgrounds together. rich or poor can play or watch side by side. >> the philippines was a leading player in international basketball during the sport's first 50 years but has will go behind since the 1960's when countries with bigger players and more money for training came in. despite that, no other asian country has been more successful in either the olympics or the world cup. >> it's a religion. you know, if you ask anybody questions about basketball, local or nba, everybody's drawn
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to it. it's just the biggest thing here. >> it's that kind of passion and deep relationship with the sport that filipinos hope will win them the honor of hosting the 2019 basketball world cup, and a national team's foreign coach agrees. >> it can generate huge crowds, and those crowds will be unlike crowds anywhere in the world. they'll be gigantic and passionate. there's no place else that can recreate that in the world. it can't be done. >> the philippines have been seen as the underdogs, but they have never let that image stop them. through victory or defeat on this or any other court, they are buoyed by passion, determination and heart. al jazeera, manila. >> i hand you back to the lovely martin. >> thank you so much. do stay of with us here on that there's a lot more to come. a full news bulletin and very latest out of saudi arabia.
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grief and tragedy in iraq. we meet the victims of war in the city of fallujah caught in the cross fire. ♪ hello, i'm martine dennis in doha. this is the world news from al jazeera. also to come, we have got the latest on the suicide attack on a mosque in saudi arabia. a grim anniversary 70 years on, hiroshima remembers the horrors of the atomic bombing. and