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ca >> hello welcome to the news hour. coming up in the next 60 minutes: syrian activists say isil kidnapped more than 250 civilians, including 60 christians. >> a massive car bomb in kabul exploded near an army base. 15 died and hundreds injured all of them civilians. >> swollen rivers continue to
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rise in myanmar. a report from the worst hit regions. >> to syria activists now reporting that isil fighters have kidnapped 230 civilians and we understand that 60 of them are christians. this is the london based observatory for human rights. they were taken in homs province. isil captured the area overnight from government forces. many christians were seeking refuge there fleeing after leaving fighting further north in aleppo province. we can speak now to the founder of a human rights organization and specializing in isil and its
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targeting particularly of minority groups. he joins us bottom baghdad the iraqi capital. we understand isil have now captured this group of people. presumably the first thing they will do is make a distinction between those who are christians and other sects and ethnicities. >> yeah, hello? >> yes can you hear me? >> yes can you repeat the question please? >> tell me what you think isil will do first now they've captured this rather large group of people? what will happen? >> of course, you know, according to hour experience with isil here in iraqi and previously in syria, you know that the minority always, they were target for isil. this news about 250 person, of
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christians, we expect that they will exercise very bad maybe will kill by isil. a few months ago isil killed more than 300 persons from the christian community. we expect until now, they are under the control of isil. nobody know about their fate. the same thing this kind of strategy, this kind of approach of isil happened even in nineveh and mosul. they were attacked by isil and still there is hundreds of
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people under the control of isil. they consider them infidels. yesterday, we were here in iraq celebrating anniversary of one year that isil in minority areas, they kept back and kidnapped women and girls from yazidi minority, christians and others. we expect that the same thing will happen to people in syria. officially the children, they are using them or training them
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for to do their ideology or to -- >> ok, all right. thank you very much indeed, talking to us about isil and how they operate now that they've captured or kidnapped a large group of people in syria. meanwhile, there seem to be signs that the syrian government is looking for some kind of diplomatic way out of this war. the foreign minister has made a rare visit to the gulf for the first time in four years. he met his coupler part. syria's state news agency said the pair talked about constructive efforts to end the war. amman has been a mediator in the
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process. >> the foreign minister's visit. >> bashar al assad said his army may have to abandon some areas of the country to hold others considered more important. >> within the next hour or so, the u.n. security council is expected to adopt a draft resolution to identify those who have used chlorine gas and other chemical weapons in syria's war. john kerry said he reached an agreement with the russian foreign minister sergey lavrov. >> there is a fourth attack in afghanistan in two days about that we have that report. >> the explosion was so big it
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could be heard around the capital. windows shattered and buildings collapsed. this man was at home in bed when the truck exploded across the street. most of the people were injured with flying glass. there was glass everywhere. everything was full of dust and smoke. they put me in a car and brought me here. it was a very bad explosion. >> he said the blast in the middle of the night didn't differentiate between rich and poor. the target may have been a military compound, the dead and injured were mainly civilians. hospitals were inundated. >> i am here quite long time and i never see something like that. it was no stopping of people coming and coming and coming. we were afraid at certain point. we could not manage anymore. >> the united nations recently said civilian casualties are at a record high with nearly 5,000 afghans killed or injured in the
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first six months of this year. for afghan security forces, the losses are higher with 11,000 dead and injured in the first half of 2015. >> there's been renewed violence across afghanistan at a delicate political time. peace talks were derailed after the death of its leader, mullah omar. >> afghan president ashraf ghani has called it one of the worst attacks ever against civilians. jennifer glasse, al jazeera kabul. >> a gang armed with machetes hacked a secular blogger to death in bangladesh. this is the fourth blogger murdered there since the start of the year. he has used a pen name and was killed after the gang broke into his flat. that's according to the bangladesh blogger and activist network. he was critical of religion.
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>> france is starting a new air and sea search for more debris from mh370. it was prompted by the discovery of a plane wing flap that washed ashore last week. the jet have not initialed last we're. there were 239 people onboard. chinese relatives of those onboard told makes embassy in beijing that they want to meet government officials. family members protested outside the embassy earlier on friday after a meeting with makes airlines was canceled. some of the families don't believe the debris found is actually from mh370. we have more from beijing. >> the day began with a protest outside an anonymous building close to beijing international airport where they were due to be given a briefing by a senior manager of malaysian airlines. the family demanded that the
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media be allowed in to watch proceedings. officials said no, so then the families decided to take their protest to the malaysian embassy in downtown beijing. that's where they remain. the police have allowed them to protest outside as they have done on many other occasions. the reason for that is these demonstrations are not directed against the government here in china. they are aimed squarely as malaysian airlines and also the malaysian government. what is fueling their anger at the moment is this. it is the mixed messages emerging from the inquiry. on thursday, malaysia's prime minister said that the wing part found on reunion island was conclusive evidence that it came from mh370 but french prosecutors within a day were saying well, they weren't so sure about that, their judgment was not so categorical the language much more reserved.
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the family is saying that in their mind is proof once more of an attempt by the airline of a cover up. they have accused the airline of lying, really, from day one and simply do not believe a word they are being told by malaysian airlines. there is simply a breakdown in trust and because of that, they are really hostage to all the theories swirling on the internet of what really happened to mh370. >> we've got a lot more to come, including as night closes in, a conflict comes to life. we report from the turkish town at the center of the conflict between the government and kurdish fighters. plus: >> how you are supposed to -- >> get a warrant! get a judge to sign for it. >> governor christie make a point. >> top republican contenders for the u.s. presidency faceoff in the first debate. >> china!
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>> china's been named the host of the 2019 basketball world cup. details coming up later in the program. >> several protests are planned across iraq in the coming hours as anger mounts against the government. iraq is demanding action over a lack of basic services including clean water. many say the country's tap water is undrinkable. they are frustrated by repeated blackouts especially during the recent heatwave. power shortages have plagued the country for years. the government is blamed for poor public services and say the oil revenue is being misspent through corruption. analysts say iraq is struggling to attract foreign investment
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and move its revenue sources away from oil. >> we can now talk to an iraqi history professor at syria university in baghdad. thank you for talking to us here at al jazeera. how deep do these sentiments go among the people in many cities in iraq today? >> no, they don't have any choice now because they hear it and the way to the promises from the government and maybe when they in jade mosul let the people waiting the speech of the governmental abadi but now discover after one year of the new government nothing on the ground. they saw the corruption that's been wider and wider and nothing on the ground and decided to change it by protest peace
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protest. they are against the government because they suffer now especially issue the hottest summer, they are feeling in the summer in order that they must do something to change the situation. >> i'm interested in finding out from you how organized how orchestrated are these protests? clearly they're not spontaneous and random, are they? >> no, there is no planning of organization behind like what's happening in egypt. they the people certainly without any planning, without anytime, they decided and this friday, they do something after the supporting from the high
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cleric -- just one dole, change the situation. we are waiting, we are suffering. we saw nothing from you. they have just one goal, one aim, we want infrastructure, public service, there is nothing, just corruption and corrupted people, they are always troubling and nothing for the people. the people just have one goal, do something for our life, or go away. >> ok, and how will we know whether the government is indeed listening and will act upon the people's demands? >> no, the government now really, they are afraid too much from that protest because this is the beginning this is that the first friday. they think now there is many
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coming -- in order that the government they must avoid. they must change many ministers and do rapidly change or rapidly decision. i think the government will fall down. >> thank you very much indeed. >> two people have been kid, 10 others wounded in clashes between police and kurdish fighters in the southeast of turkey. kurdish forces have been stepping up their attacks on military bases, as well as on oil and gals facilities. one of the towns at the center of this conflict is where this report is from. >> the busiest time of the day as the scorching summer surge sets the streets fill with shoppers, the cafes come alive with gossip, but this kurdish town close to turkeys border with iraq is in the middle of a
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new outbreak of fighting between turkish security forces and the p.k.k. the mayor from the pro people's democratic party fears a return to the early 1990's when the turkish military launched a crackdown on p.k.k. havens here and in iraqi. >> people would be out until midnight drinking tea and with friends, but now the shops close early. people are anxious about what's happening. them not go out. >> these are young men and women who might want to go to the mountains at p.k.k. fighters. turkish forces are burning at part of a broad offensive against all threats to its
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security. that includes isil and the p.k.k. >> dotted across these mountains, you can see areas where smoke is rising. that's where there is been fighting between the turkish military and the p.k.k. a spokesman for the turkish president erdogan said these are self defense. he said despite promisees made in the peace pros, the p.k.k. has failed to disarm. >> the mayor told us that knock on almost any door and you'll find someone connected to the p.k.k. the group is listed as a terrorist organization in the u.s. and europe as well as turkey. this man has one son in jail, a second in the mountains. >> it's better not to fight. in the p.k.k., say it's better to make politics. they want to find a solution with a pen not guns. if you keep killing i also have to share my 50s. >> attacks blamed on the p.k.k.
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killed at least 16 members of the turkish security forces. here a roadside bomb killed three soldiers. the increase in violence is raising fears of a return to a conflict that claimed 40,000 lives over 13 years. >> police in italy arrested three libyans and two algerians for human trafficking men accused of being in charge of a boat that capsized off the libyan coast thursday. 25 bodies were found but it's said up to 200 others may have drowned. 370 migrants were rescued by italian and irish ships. some told investigators they were beaten by the smugglers during the journey. >> warnings in place in myanmar for flooding. the president is urging people in low lying areas to move to higher grounder. in some parts of the country floodwaters are beginning to
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recede. we have this report now from one of the you the worst affected areas. >> this is what greeted him when he returned home after the floodwaters receded. buried under the debris is what used to be his house. in a western village. >> i was poor but now i have nothing left, even my house is no more. >> some 40 other homes in this village have been damaged. at first the water kept coming slowly slowly, then all of a sudden, it was very high. >> there are no fatalities here, because amongst from a nearby monastery sent boats to ferry people to safety. floods are common during the monsoon season, but the recent one is the worst they've experienced. >> there are similar scenes of destruction allege the road.
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people say it will take months before they clear the debris left behind by the floods. >> the army has been deployed to help in some areas but their equipment is basic. the floods have affected more than a million acres of farmland much paddy fields. there is a concern of a shortage of rice, the staple food in myanmar. >> she and her husband are farmers. their small warehouse was submerged and their trying to salvage stopple frock their last harvest. >> we don't have enough food. my fields have been destroyed and now i'm in debt. >> local groups international n.g.o.'s and the government are distributing relief packs. food and cleaning drinking water. in the village aid hasn't yet arrived. access by road was only reopened the day before. the people here say they need
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help and they need it soon. al jazeera myanmar. >> meanwhile the myanmar opposition leader is warning the government not to use these floods to undermine the upcoming emelection. she's pointed to a controversial 2008 referendum overshadowed by a cyclone raising questions about the validity of its results. visiting flood victims earlier this week, she appealed for international aid. >> taiwan is preparing for the strongest typhoon in three years. the typhoon is packing winds up to 220 kilometers per hour and expected to make landfall in the early hours of saturday. two people have been killed, one person is missing. let's hear from veronica pedroza in taipei. >> this city is under red alert in the remaining hours before
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the typhoon makes landfall. this market is busy with people stocking up before it hits. they are saying that the prices for vegetables, particularly green ones have risen considerably and that they are not satisfied with the level of preparation. >> everyone is now watching the government's work. they should do their best this time. >> people are rushing to buy food but prices have gone up. i don't want to buy too much. >> forecasters say this could be the strongest storm to make landfall in taiwan in three years. at least it's weaker than on tuesday, when it was given super typhoon status. it's going to pack winds of as strong as 220 kilometers an hour according to the weather experts. the risk on the eastern coast where it's expected to make land fall is a landslide and that flood and nobody knows if or where that will happen.
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>> let's check on the progress of this monster typhoon. ever to know is here with the weather. how's it looking? >> starting to lash the eastern side of taiwan. it's going to be 18 hours before the storm makes its way across the east coast. take a look at the satellite picture, swirl away here, you can see the beautiful eye of the storm, not so beautiful underneath it, because it is packing powerful winds. at the moment, those winds are 210 kilometers per hour. it will start to weaken now that it's interacting with the land. we are going to lose the intensity. by the time it makes landfall, wicked winds of 190 kilometers per hour, gusts around 230 kilometers per hour. still equivalent to the category three scale used for atlanta hurricanes. it will push south still strong
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winds coming in, strongest on the northeastern flank of the storm. it will lash its way through. this was of the scene the same system made its way through. it is now stronger, but taiwan is pretty well prepared for the system as it does make its way across the area. very heavy rains coming in. through saturday, we could see 200 millimeters of rain coming through. it will weaken as it goes across the southeast of china. >> the leading republicans who are vying for the u.s. presidential nomination faced off in a fire rye television debate. donald trump reinforced his reputation for tough talk as the contenders argued over foreign policy immigration and the iranian nuclear deal. we have this report from ohio. >> the crowd of 5,000 republicans expected sparks as
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the 10 top polling contenders took the stage. donald trump did not disappointment the only one refusing to rule out an independent campaign if he losing the republican race. >> you can't say tonight that you can make that pledge? >> when donald trump started off saying he would not pledge to support the republican nominee you heard the crowd reaction. a lot of people will be asking do you get to play in our party if you don't play by the rules. >> trump went on to repeat his charges that mexico deliberately sent its criminals cruet the border as unauthorized immigrants. >> border patrol, people that i deal with, that i talk to say this is what is happening because our leaders are stupid. >> trump's combative tone drew an indirect rebuke from florida governor jeb bush. >> we are not going to win by doing what barack obama and hillary clinton do every day
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dividing the country. >> get a warrant! >> there are a few flashes of raise the tempers when chris christie clashed with rand paul over the accept tore's fight against secret government surveillance of americans' phone records. retired surgeon challenged president obama's record on waterboarding and interrogating of detainees. >> i wouldn't necessarily be broadcasting to everybody what we're going to do. >> between now and the next debate in september at least one of the weakest performing candidates here will have his dropped out. by then, we'll have a much better sense of whether donald trump was just a flash in the pan or the man to beat for the nomination. al jazeera cleveland. >> we've got a lot more to come here on the al jazeera news hour including. ♪ >> a summer camp reopens in
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norway four years after a gunman killed 19 people. >> the eroping of a 25-year-old cold case in hopes it could help to solve one of the world's biggest art fests. >> japanese tennis sensation continues to impress. all the details coming up in sport p.m. this is a great place to work. not because they have yoga meetings and a juice bar. because they're getting comcast business internet. comcast business offers convenient installation appointments that work around your schedule. and it takes- done. - about an hour. get reliable internet that's up to five times faster than dsl from the phone company. call 800-501-6000 to switch today. perks are nice.
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including 60 christians. they were taken when isil captured a town in homs from the syrian government. >> 15 killed in a suicide talk in afghanistan. more than 400 others were injured in kabul. a bomb was hidden in a truck and detonated near an army compound. >> families of passengers onboard the missing plate mh370 demand answers after a meeting with malaysian airlines was canceled. france launched a new search for more debris off reunion. >> we go back now to our top story this hour, the kidnapping of more than 200 people by isil in syria. we can now talk to the co-ed tore of an on line magazine focusing on middle east politics. he joins us live from the hague. thank you for talking to us here
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at al jazeera. first of all can we start with this kidnapping of a large group of people yet again underlying the threat that isil poses not just to civilians but particularly of course to minorities, because christians are among them. >> well, i think isil or islamic state movement forms a threat not only to civilians and minorities but to every citizen of the middle east who hopes to have a future in the middle east whether they're a member of a minority or majority. the problem is that this movement is finding increase. we really need to look more broadly at what is a growing
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fragmentation and disintegration of central states and governments in the region, in no small part because of policies pursued by the west in this region over the past several decades, and only then can we really begin to address and arrest and reverse this problem. >> taking a look at diplomatic developments swirling around this particular issue. we've got the syrian foreign minister in muskat, an agreement on a u.n. security council resolution which we expect to pass unanimously. president assad admitting that his forces were tired spent and losing recruits. could web witnessing the start of a new diplomatic momentum? >> i think there is clearly renewed diplomatic activity, whether that's going to lead to
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any significant achievements or results, i think it's very premature to say that. i think what's basically happening is the international community has come to the realization that it doesn't really have anyone to do the heavy lifting on its behalf and is now at a time when it sees increasing urgency in resolving the syria crisis, among other reasons because of the islamic state movement challenge that you previously asked me about engaging in its own efforts. i think there's been growing agreement or at least the appearance of growing agreement between the americans and the russians on syria albeit each coming to the table for different reasons. the key problem remains within the region, meek that the regional powers, iran, saudi arabia turkey, qatar and others remain further apart than the super powers, if you will, and a
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key role in bringing the iranians and americans together on the nuclear agreement now appears to be exploring whether it can play a similar role with respect to the syria conflict. in that context we need to see the syrian's foreign minister visit to moscow. >> we have to leave it there but thank you very much, very interesting to talk to you. thanks. in yemen pro government forces are gaining ground in the southern provinces after taking back the country's largest military base. fighters are calling it a significant blow to the houthi rebels and those fighting for the former president ali abdullah saleh. securing the base has given the popular resistance criminal of roads linking three key southern states. >> we have cleared out the area, with the hope of the coalition our fighters are now in control and we are still pushing back
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houthi fighters and saleh militias. >> anti corruption campaigns in syria say more than $600 billion has been stolen by government officials over 16 years. recently elected president buhari promised to prosecute those involved, but it may not be that easy, as many say corruption exists at every level of the public sector. we report now from the nigerian capital. >> a student has felt the impact of government corruption. >> i was asked to pay certain money before i could get admission into the university, which it's very wrong. it's not a normal process. >> his experience is common. one of nigeria's main no one governmental anti corruption organizations is the civil society legislative advocacy center. it says more than $600 billion
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has been stole that or miss appropriated by government officials since 1969. >> two former officials have been detained and questioned about fraud allegations since president buhari promised to end corruption if he was elected. the head of nigeria's intelligence service is leading the new anti corruption drive. >> whatever has come before us was facts and figures it will be dealt with equally according to the law. of course, if nigerians should closely watch i'm sure they would not found you also. >> apprehending former officials isn't going far enough. >> we made it very clear to the president that he must not appoint anybody with corruption, but in corruption in pending cases.
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anybody with corruption must not be part and parcel if we are serious about fighting corruption and cleaning the system. >> the end to the corruption needs to start from the top from the government officials down to this level. every other people will adapt to the changes for ending corruption. >> until then, many nigerians say corruption will continue to deprive them of access to good education, health care, constant electric thety and other basic necessities. al jazeera nine. >> u.s. companied ad 215,000 new jobs in july. that's slightly more than the month average so far this year. the up employment rate, though stayed at 5.3%, but average
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hourly earnings rose slightly. we can talk a little bit more about this in just a while but behind these headline numbers a different picture is emerging and it's one of growing inequality. from 2017, u.s. companies will be forced to calculate how much top executives earn compared with their average employee. fifty years ago c.e.o.s earned 20 times what their employees brought home, but by 2014, the boss was earning about 300 times more that that the average unskilled worker within the same company, this is. another analysis using 2013 figures shows that it takes the typical worker at both mcdonald's and starbucks more than six months to earn what each he company's c.e.o. makes in one hour. extraordinary. supporters of the new rule say
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it promotes greater transparency in how profits are distributed across the company but companies are lobbying against the new rule, and saying that it's too costly to implement and could make salaries less competitive. david madlind has written a book about the shrinking middle class. he joins us live from washington d.c. can we look at these numbers of the non-farm payroll figures are 215,000 extra jobs enough for the u.s. economy to be described as recovering robustly from recession? >> these job figures are solid and have been for many months. the problem really is we were so far in the hole that we have a long way to go before you can really say our economy is truly back on track. >> obviously everybody is
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watching the markets opened in europe slightly down with a certain amount of apprehension. they expect an interest rate hike from the federal reserve off the back of these figures. is that now likely? >> the federal reserve has been making some noise about possibly raising interest rates but i think it would be a mistake. this jobs report while solid shows the weakness in our economy, which is mainly that wages have not gone up for quite some time, so people, you know, ordinary workers they have been stuck really, you know, their typical workers earning the same now as in 1989, that's a long period of time to go without a real wage, and the if he said should really wait until we have robust wage growth before they think about increasing the interest rates. >> if the federal reserve decides to hike interest rates what impact does that have in simple terms on global markets on other country's economies?
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>> >> the biggest fear is that it starts to cripple the u.s. recovery because it makes things more expensive. it restricts the flow of capitol that's helping fuel much of this recovery and that could spill over into our countries. right now the u.s. economy is one of the real bright spots and we are able to purchase other country's goods. if the fed acts too soon and chokes off the recovery, you could spell weakness around the world. >> let's move on now to this, a huge disparity that was pretty shocking actually. the disparity between wages of an average worker and typical american corporation that of the c.e.o., how damaging is this wide disparity to the u.s. economy and morale of ordinary people? >> it's a big deal. for the past three decades almost all of the gains of our economy have gone to the top while ordinary workers benefited
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very little. the key problem this presents is that there's very little demand in our economy. in order for business to invest, they need consumers but when worker wages aren't going up, there's little incentive to in vest. this really has a chill effect on the rest of the economy. >> very interesting to talk to you, managing director for economic policy at the center for american progress. thank you very much. >> thanks for having me. >> a camp in norway at the center of the 2011 twin attacks is reopening for the first time. sixty people were killed four years ago most of them teenagers. jonah hull visited the camp as staffers and campers gather in remembrance. >> surviving the attack on the island four officers ago she
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stoke so you guess. >> i was convinced i was going to die. i sat by the water and waited for them to come back and shoot again. >> now she and a record number of labour party youth are back as the camp reopens. it's an overcast day not unlike the friday when the man strolled through in police uniform firing automatic weapons. his killing spree claimed 69 young lives. earlier, a car bomb used the government buildings in oslo killed eight people. both attacks were aimed at tearing apart norways multi-cultural democracy. >> it was very good to come back and feel the feeling i had before hasn't changed. it's just normal summer camp for me. >> you still want to be in the future perhaps a politician with the labour party in this country.
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why? >> because values of what we do, what we believe in, so it's important to have something to fight for. >> four years on, the camp has come alive again. young political aspirants he germanwings something of the sunshine to issue the debates of the day perhaps have the occasional romantic tryst over in the forest like it used to be. >> many insist norway is not a country looking back. >> speaking to me from the editorial offices of the newspaper in oslo. >> some terrorist attacks change the world or change a country like 9/11, but this terror attack its purpose has been meaningless. it hasn't really changed anything in norway. >> on the island, they are once
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again celebrating norway's multi-cultural heritage, perhaps the brave rebuttal as this, the new youth leader here, a young norwegian born in syria. al jazeera norway. >> still to come, the day's sports news, breaking down football barriers.
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>> honey bee deaths, pesticide manufacturers say they are not to blame for bees dying out but environmentalists disagree. we have this report from a farm düsseldorf germany. >> he works on his farm in western germany. the summer months are an important time for him. soon he will have to sow rape seed in these fields. he would prefer to use powerful pesticides to protect the growing crop, but in recent years, a ban has been introduced on certain types and others examined closely in long term studies. he must do without them. >> this is the best option.
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we sow the rape seeds at the beginning of august or september. it then sprouts and is from the beginning protected against pests. >> german farmers talk about using the pesticide in a perfect way, getting the product into the seed ling to protect the plants and deem with the pests but some scientific studies suggest the effect it has on the bees is devastating. >> the bees forgot where they come from or have to go. they are social in sects which have to assure that they return to their population. they unlearn that under certain circumstances. we see changes of behavior that you see where there are small doses. if it's too much, they die. >> the agro chemical firm has manufactured pesticides for many years and rejects the suggestion
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that they are to blame for falling bee numbers. recently it has begun labeling products as being safe for bees. it believes declining bee populations may be caused by a mixture of factors notably a pest. >> some findings made on individual bees or in the laboratory under artificial conditions have suggested some kind of effect, however these kind of effects were never found under realistic conditions to affect hole bee colonies in the field. >> some scientists suggest the honey bees pollinating effect is worth more than 12 billion euro the to the german economy every year which explains why a long term decline in the bee population could have a devastating effect. dominic cain, al jazeera düsseldorf. >> it's time for the sports
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news. >> the worlds basketball good morning body granted china the privilege to hold the 2009 fifa basketball world cup. >> china. >> the announcement was made in tokyo on friday with china edging out the philippines which banked on the philippines love for the sport. >> over the next two days, eight sports will be presenting their case to be included at the 2020 olympics. the committee will announce which of these events they will propose to the i.o.c. here are the eight sports, softball is trying to return, after appearing between 1996 and 2008. bowling was a demonstration sport in 1988 but has never been
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an olympic sport. the world karate federation has over 10 million members but has yet to be seen at the summer games. in line skating is the main event, the world federation will be pushing for. squash has held world championships in five continents but yet to be at the olympics. surfing's application includes their sport using a new artificial wave technology. a martial arts is looking to be included after they held a test event at the 2008 games in beijing. >> the draw for the champions league playoff around happened.
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wove already heard about united, syria, monaco takes on valencia. >> palestinian soccer team from the gaza strip has hosted a team from the west bank after israel granted permission for the visitor to say cross its territory. it was the first leg of a cup match. we have more. >> a simple handshake seen as a significant step toward unity 15 years in the making for the thousands of fans at the yarmouk stadium. west bank opposition was welcomed to gaza for the first time since 2000. >> this is a step forward but
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no matter who wins, palestinian is the winner. >> we hope that such a match helps in achieving unity. we came from the extreme north of the gaza strip to watch. >> the arrival in gaza brings hopes much closer. the meeting between the two cup holders more than a match a memorable move towards a single palestinian lead. while both sides had their chances, the game ended 0-0 for once the result of little relevance. >> it was of a great experience. it's important for our teams to move between gaza and west bank. >> this is an important experience to break the siege imposed on gaza. we want to come to the west to play. it is an indescribable feeling. >> the football association accused israel of restricting the movement of players and officials between territories
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even call for israel's suspension from world football, a motion dropped at the last minute at fifa's congress in may. despite the delayed arrival due to travel permit problems, israel has given the green light to the return leg as both teams travel back to the west bank on friday fans have been given hope for the future. al jazeera. >> cricket's into the second session on day two of the ashes test between england and australia. australia trail in the second innings after england declared on 391 scoring a century another hitting 74. >> straight set victory a japanese is the highest ranked player after andy murray crashed out in his opening match. the world number five had no problem against opponents
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beating him 6-4 6-4. that's it for me. >> 25 years ago, two men stole 13 masterpieces worth half a billion dollars from a boston museum. police released a security video that could help sox the mystery. we report from new york. >> it's dark, it flickers, it's poor quality and hard to make out much of anything, but f.b.i. agents in america hoping this just released decades old surveillance video could bring in new leads on the largest art theft ever in u.s. history. 25 years, be a two men posing at police officers walked into the stuart gardner museum in boston and walked out with 13 art masterpieces. stolen were three rembrandts, including two oil paintings, one the only sea scape rembrandt ever painted.
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they took that one of only 36 artist masterpieces and several sketches. >> the stolen items are worth $500 million or more, and pragmatically, that's a fair estimate however i like to point out that the pieces stolen really are the true definition of pricelessness because they can never be sold or replaced. >> since the theft the museum has left the walls where the art was located empty a long reminder that the museum will never be complete again in my the pieces find their way back to their rifle home. >> in the past 25 years the f.b.i. investigated thousands of leads all over the world but they've all led to a dead end. investigators now say they're less concerned than finding the perpetrators and more concerned with just finding the art even if the people that have it enough don't realize that it was stolen. >> we understand that someone who comes forward with
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information about the whereabouts of this artwork or with any of the pieces themselves is not necessarily involved in the theft and is not necessarily engaged in illegal activity. >> as for the newly released video, it shows the shadow of an unidentified man existing a car that matches the general description of the vehicle parked be outside the museum prior to the theft. he then is mysteriously allowed to enter the museum after midnight. who is the man? what was he doing? what does he know? could he be the person that unlocks the mystery into the stolen art? lots of questions the f.b.i. and art lovers around the word want answers to, hoping the mystery doesn't go unanswered for another 25 years. al jazeera, new york. >> do stay of with us here at al jazeera, because we're going to be going live to the u.n. security council in new york in just a little while. find how that critical vote on syria goes.
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>> what did you see when you went outside last year? >> there was a dead body in the middle of the street... for 5 hours. >> there's a lot of work to be done. >> they need to quite talking about what should be done and do it. >> there's clearly an issue and we have to focus on how we bridge that. >> a lot of innocent lives are still being lost.
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an explosion rocks afghanistan's capitol, killing 15 people and injuring hundreds more. ♪ hello, welcome to al jazeera, i'm martine dennis live in doha. also to come syrian activists say isil fighters have kidnapped more than 250 civilians, including 60 christians. i'm in myanmar where villagers now have