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>> welcome to the al jazeera news hour from doha. >> after weeks of protest, the iraqi prime minister tries to bring in reforms in the government. >> in haiti, people vote in long-delayed elections. >> a city-state success story, singapore celebrates 50 years of independence.
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>> with the sport, seven london marathon winners have suspicious blood test results. a new report throws athletics back into the doping spotlight. >> iraq's prime minister announced sweeping government reforms to help tackle corruption and cut spending. al abadi's cabinet has given support to the plan to abolish six top government posts, although it still has to get through parliament. it could settle iraq's delicate sectarian balance and here's why. the six posts under threat are the countries three vice presidents and three deputy prime minister, all of whom represent various political and sectarian blocs. al-maliki has been a people
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rising figure and blamed for surging sectarian tensions when he was prime minister. allawi is now a vice president. rewarded as a moderate, he has been a critic of maliki. another has resigned whereby handed that resignation in. we have more mom baghdad. >> the political establishment in iraq shaken up after the decision to dismiss the country's three vice presidents and three deputy prime ministers. what's interesting about this decision is that already, the cabinet here has approved prime minister abadi's decisions. there was an emergency meeting by the council of ministers in which the action was approved. now, it must move on to parliament. we were out on the streets of baghdad just a short while ago. we spoke with many people here, normal citizens tell us that they were very pessimistic about
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the prospect of these decisions being approved, ratified by parliament, many telling us they believe that rampant corruption still existed in parliament. they were glad, they told us, that the prime minister had taken these actions. they believe he is doing everything he can to fight corruption, but they believe that it is so strong within parliament, that perhaps the ugly specter will raise its head again and that perhaps debate on these decisions could last quite a while that. it is going to be difficult politically for anybody to oppose these measures. we are at a time here in iraq with a record heatwave, when sit citizens are mobilizing, going into the streets. just this past friday, we saw demonstrators in baghdad, tens
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of thousands throughout the citiies, calling for an end to calling for an end to corruption, calling for the government to do more to help them, make sure they had a restoration of basic services, electricity, air conditioning, clean water to drink, bathe in, things they need for their families, things people tell us are basic human rights and services they should have access to all the time. any parliamentarian who opposes this is going to cause problems. the highest authority talked about guidelines issued by the highest shia cleric in which they gave their support to prime minister abadi in order to fight corruption in any way he saw was deemed fit. right now, it is a cross roads for this country, for the politicians here to try to prove that people that are coming out into the streets, they are doing all they can to make this a better country for them and provide services to them. >> 8,000 iraqi christians are are seeking refuge in jordan,
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forced to leave by isil. we report from the town. it's been a year since iraq's first group of christian refugees escaped to jordan. they were all expelled by the islamic state of iraq and the levant when it took control of mosul. a special prayer was held in their honor at the lot tip church northwest of the capitol amman. this couple and their disabled daughter who fled last year, may never see iraq again, but say that the price they are willing to pay to keep their faith, because they no longer trust their government. >> how can web he can spelled from our homes and towns without any rights. >> christian leaders and diplomatic missions attended the ceremony as did an envoy of pope francis. in a letter read by the average bishop, the head of the roman catholic church appealed to the
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international community to take action against the continuing persecution of christians. iraq's christians are among the oldest christian communities in the world. >> we live together. we want to serve the true identity of the middle east. >> they prayed for peace. >> my children have been out of school and college for two years. their future is over. we feel we are alive just to breathe and eat. we have nothing to do except wait. >> the persecution of iraq's christians began well before isil appeared. that's why most here in jordan insist they never want to go back. they say iraq is a hopeless place for christians. they want to leave this region altogether. they are here to apply for asylum in western countries. >> the process of resettlement
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could take years. most rev gees who of found sanctuary in jordan's churches are frustrated. the halls of churches have been partitioned to house families. this man said he cannot move on until he is resettled in a country he can call home. >> we are psychologically exhausted. a return to iraq is impossible, because the government can't protect us. we want out. we want to emigrate. >> there is heart and and trauma here, but they are glad they are safe and that their faith remains strong. al jazeera, jordan. >> almost a year after the u.s. backed coalition began targeting isil positions in syria, activists together al jazeera the strategy is not working and might be back firing. the group has lost some territory but still controls raqqa. we report from southern turkey.
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>> these men are from the syrian city of raqqa, isil's capital for almost two years. they hide their identities to protect their families and cleanings back home. some of them have been killed, but this hasn't stopped them and their informants in raqqa from continuing what they say is a campaign to save their city. their information suggests that u.s. led coalition airstrikes have done little damage to isil inside the city. these activists tell us the coalition's overall strategy that solely relied on the kurds is working in isil's favor. >> the kurds take territory and push the arabs out. many went south to raqqa and some fear the kurds more than isil. >> the u.s. is trying to put together an army of its own to fight isil, what it calls the new syrian forces to partner
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with moderate rebel factors on the ground. there are those who warn against this. >> any force linked to the u.s. and doesn't fight the syrian government will be looked upon with suspicion. syrians will see this as a war in islam. there are many groups, but the u.s. won't work with them because they are religious. >> the new syrian forces are supposed to lead the ground assault against isil in aleppo. even before they deployed in the battlefield, some have been killed and captured by syria's al-qaeda linked nusra front. >> nusra is not the only obstacle. the force is not strong enough and many rebels will not join because it won't fight the syrian regime. >> the activists say it is must not like these who should be given support. syrian supports among them the brigade who consider the government and isil as enemies.
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>> there won't be any solution if the coalition doesn't focus the fight against the regime, as well. the coalition needs to seriously target isil in raqqa, because it's the main base and from there moves freely to iraq and other areas in syria. >> for now, the focus is to the northwest. if the campaign succeeds, it would end the armed group's presence along turkey's border and stop the flow of foreign fighters. this won't defeat isil in syria and the coalition and its partners may create more enemies on the ground. al jazeera, southern turkey. >> isil has been pushed back in northern syria and iraq since the u.s. backed coalition launched airstrikes against it. in iraq, the group lost territory around the sinjar mountains and mosul dam, as well as tikrit, which is on the road to baghdad. in neighboring syria, isil lost control of the border towns kobane after intense battles with kurdish fighters, but despite losses, isil still controls large areas of both countries, including raqqa in syria and mosul in iraq.
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>> a research sort at the massachusetts institute of technology in the u.s. joins us now. thanks very much for being with us. we've got activists saying that the u.s. strategy is failing to make significant gains against isil. why is isil proven to be so resilient? >> well, i think there are a couple of things. it's really a mixed bag here. on one side of the ledger, isil has made a series of really bad strategic decisions. they're trying to fight everyone at the same time, normally that's a losing strategy, but what's been in their favor is their adversaries are divided and weak. despite pronouncements from sawed and turkey that they would take the fight to isil, that really hasn't happened. saudi is focused on yemen, turkey has divided loyalties and u.s. role has been rather limited, particularly in syria, where it really doesn't have a
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partner on the ground. in iraq, as your report suggested, there is a dynamic where the kurds might be able to take territory or the shia militia working for the iraqi government, but then there's a dynamic where they then alienate the local population. isil isn't the strongest organization in the world, but it's resilient, innovative and faced pretty weak adversaries in the region who have not been able to get their act together. >> do you think the u.s. is choosing where it can, the wrong partners? >> i think the u.s. is sort of in a pickle. everyone wants the u.s. to solve their problems for them. they have a partner in iraq, and so they've been fairly effective in iraq combining u.s. air power with local forces, but you can't really use air power in cities, because you get a lot of civilians end up killed and if you're in an air plane, you can't control what your local partner is doing on the ground. if they winteratory and then
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commit atrocities or human rights abuses, there is not much you can do about that from the air. in syria, it's a different picture where the u.s. doesn't really have a partner, the effort to train people has gone slowly and poorly and air power alone in a place like syria isn't going to get the job done. it's only effective when you have local partners and they just don't have one right now in syria. >> can it change that if it chooses to focus the fight against ice ail and also against the syrian president, bashar al assad, as well? >> i think so, but, you know, be careful what you wish for. i think the u.s. is reluctant to get involved in a civil war, totally understandable. those things normally end badly for all the parties, plus who are they going to fight with? the people most affected against asses forces have been al-nusra, an al-qaeda affiliated group and isil, which has taken territory in the east of the country and pushed assad to the coast.
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does the u.s. want to partner with al-qaeda or isil? i don't think so. it's trying to find these alleged moderates to work with and i think that's proven very difficult. the longer this goes on, the more radicalized it becomes, the hearer it will be to find moderates. >> it's got this new army being formed, doesn't it, the new syrian forces. can you explain what that's made up of? >> it's not made up of very much, unfortunately, in forecast, the u.s. secretary of defense ash carter was dragged before congress to testify for the armed services committee and got an earful. they are behind schedule, only trained several dozen people, not several thousand. then they had this emotional set you know of having trained some folks, finally gotten them through the pipeline and before they step on to the battlefield, isil kidnaps and kills them, so not an auspicious start.
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it's not a very welcoming environment for this assert of thing and you're doing it in the middle of civil war, but so far, it's not been very successful. >> thanks for your experiencing on this and for joining us. >> thank you. >> plenty more coming up, including the humanitarian situation in yemen becoming increasingly dire as more people of displaced by the war. >> nepal's politicians move closer to a new constitution, but not everyone is happy. >> the issue of mental health in american football comes under the spotlight once again. we have details in sport. >> political rival parties detailed how new provinces should be divided. following april's earthquake,
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nepal decided to stick the country into six new regions. the agreement may lead to a new national constitution. >> politicians claim this to be a historic agreement, dividing the country into six federal states which happened just last night, the agreement that is, and is already denounced by people. thousands gathered, including members of constituent assembly. while some say this scheme is workable, supporters of the federalism say that this draft, gives very little powers to the federal states. the purpose of federalism was to promote inclusion, and break the dominance of high class groups consisting of 30% of nepal's population. these people gathered here say that it does not do that, and it is not inclusive, it is unjust and does not address the
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identities. since starting to write the constitution, people were euphoric and hoped that issues of identity, inclusion of marginalized community would be addressed and now people say that politicians have made a charade out of this. >> people in haiti are voting in elections that were supposed to be held more than three years ago. polls opened just over five hours ago, and our correspondent rob reynolds is in the capital, port au prince for us. tell us how the vote's going there. >> well, the voting is going on. you can see behind me that there are people here in the court yard of this school. you will see these big white tents that are donated by the united nations agencies here and in the upper floors, a lot of people running around, bustling
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around trying to find their names and proper place to pick up their ballots and that has been a problem. many told us that although this is their accustomed polling place, they live in the neighborhood, they've voted here before, but still, their names are not on the sheet to allow them to pick up a ballot, so people got upset. people were a little bit unhappy about that, and there was some shouting, so there have been a couple of incidents of violence, particularly two polling stations which were basically disrupted and trashed and all of the voting material destroyed earlier today here in port-au-prince. that's not a good sign, but we haven't had reports of white spread violence that is a good sign, because haiti is counting on these elections to not only regain sovereignty that has been ceded to the u.n. and other international organizations, but
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also to bolster this imperilled democracy. >> in the country side, life is hard, money scarce and government services are nearly nonexistent. people here in the village fetch their drinking water from the same stream that their animals wade in. this family has six children and a seventh on the day and scrapes by with meager earnings of the husband, a day laborer. >> government doesn't provide any services for us. >> the president was holding a political rally nearby, making promises and asking residents for votes. >> decades of misrule, corruption, foreign intervention and natural disasters have left haiti a hollowed-out state with functions like the military, health care and education largely run by outsiders, u.n.
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agencies and non-governmental organizations, or n.g.o.'s. >> many haitians resent this. >> it is like those guys, let's help them, but they always want to think for us, to design for us, to do things for us. >> haiti's prime minister admits there's a problem. >> we are conscious how it has affected the sovereignty of our country. it's a consequence of a long continuing crisis of instability. >> this university student says haiti would be better off on its own. >> i think they should go. they brought us cholera, they cause more misery. >> without foreign help, like these volunteers from doctors without borders working alongside haitian physicians, the health system would get worse. education, too, depends on outsiders, 90% of schools are operated or funded by churches
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and foreign organizations. one bright spot is policing. the head of the u.n. police operations said the haitian national police or h.n.p. is doing the job of law and order. >> it's a myth to think that the h.n.p. is not doing it now. i can tell you i see it every day. my officers are not involved in managing the security across the country as much as the h.n.p. is. >> sunday's elections if successful will be a major step for haiti toward reclaiming its sovereignty. >> we have our guest, david, thanks for joining us today and just stand right here, that's very good. david, you work for a
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non-governmental organization that tries to help children with nutrition, health care, education and the like. how important is a stable political environment for the kind of work that you and other organizations trying to help haitians do? >> it's obvious, we work with the government. we need to ensure when we have our long term plan, we can work be with them and for the benefit of the children. election is a really important thing for us, because we want to be sure that when we are discussing with the mayor the person who can plan for the community and work through him and with the community. >> so if the political situation is all up in the air and there is chaos and hopefully not, but even violence, your work is disrupted. >> of course. even recently, we had a problem
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in one of our communities. our office was closed for four to six days. what happened to us, we had the donor money in our hand for implementation, that gives us problem for engagement, so we need election to go well. >> thank you so much for speaking with us. we'll have reports throughout the day on the voting here in haiti in this very important election. for now, back to you in doha. >> rob, thanks very much indeed, rob reynolds reporting there from port-au-prince. >> a suicide bomber in afghanistan killed 29 people. district chief said the bomb attacked a meeting held by saturday. the taliban claimed responsibility for the attack. >> security forces have arrested a number of israelis after overnight searches in the occupied west bank after an attack on two palestinian homes
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in douma. an 18 month old and his father were killed and other family members seriously injured. we have more from jerusalem. >> at least nine israelis have been taken into custody in these arrests made by security forces in outposts in the occupied west bank. they are different from settlements. also considered illegal under israeli law, not just international law. the people who live in these outposts are typically there for ideological reasons, lending to what we have heard from the israeli government in that they are cracking down on what they describe as jewish extremists. although we understand that these people have been taken into custody, we also hear that some are already in the process of being released. now in the background of all of this, of course is the case of this family, which was attacked in the palestinian village known as douma in which an 18-month-old baby was burned to
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death, his father died just a day ago and two other family members remain in the hospital in serious condition. we hear there has been no meaningful progress in that case, so it really does beg the question that while israel is cracking down on jewish extremists, they seem to be making no headway on the case of two palestinians who died from very serious burn injuries. >> pro government forces in yemen have taken the city of doedoeszinzabar from houthi reb. >> people find safety, but a
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lock of running water and services means it's a struggle to survive. we have this report. >> people living in this town travel long distances to get water. there's a limited supply from water tankers, but it's 10 times the price it used to be. there is limited access and there is not enough food to go around. >> we call on international humanitarian organizations to accelerate the supply of aid as people are in dire need of the basics, food and medication. diseases are spreading. we nee need need urgent interveo save lives and stop suffering.
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>> among those suffering are the many internally displaced families who have come here to escape fighting in places including the nearby city of aden. they are living in temporary camps with no resources. they are at least under the guard of resistance fighters who protect the town. the influx of people are pressuring an already struggling medical system. >> this is the only hospital in the province, and we also have to take care of its people that have come from aden. the hospitals are already full, but more people keep coming. >> then there's the issue of electricity. there isn't any. that is unless you have a generator and can get diesel. it's another challenge for people living in this relatively safe town, despite the fighting all around. >> still ahead here on al jazeera, some are welcomed, others threatened. the arrival of migrants in germany divides public opinion. >> farming for a better future, we meet the commune in senegal where education and self sufficiency blossom. >> this is our virus water,
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>> hello again, the top stories here on al jazeera, iraqi cabinet has approved a plan to abolish the posts of three vice presidents and three deputy prime ministers. one of the deputy prime ministers has already resigned, it still needs to be approved by parliament. >> almost a year after the u.s. coalition began targets isil in syria, activists say the strategy is not working and might even backfire. isil lost some territory but still controls raqqa. >> voting is underway in haiti, the first elections in four years. there are fears of instability and violence and that a low voter turnout could harm the election's legitimacy.
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>> we are joined live from seattle. why might there be such you a low turnout in haiti? these are very significant elections. >> well, i think most of the population is not happy with the government and doesn't trust their handling of the elections, even though the electoral consulate has shown some signs of independence, it's very disorganized, apparently, and there's also the question of violence. there's been a lot of violence between partisans of the many, may be candidates in the leadup to the elections, so people are a little scared that have, as well. >> is part of this addition organization connect would to the fact that there are so many candidates running? 1,800 people for 39 posts, that's terribly confusing. >> so many candidates, and the fact that everything has been done in a very slap dash
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manager, very last minute. of course, this all comes out of the uprising last december which saw the prime minister then step down and a new one step in, so there's just been a lot of pushing and pulling and confusion and everything in haiti since that time. >> how does that bowed for these more important elections later this year for the president? >> correct. that will be the really big test. like elections in almost any country, legislators don't pull the same number as president also, which will be the first round in october, and that's when we're really going to see, i think, even a higher level of fighting and disorganization, probably. >> what are the main challenges in haiti facing a new government? >> well, i think it's basically
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getting the country back on its feet. i mean, haiti has not really had a sovereign government for quite a while, since the 2010-2011 election, when the u.s. through the o.a.s. and u.n. overruled the haitian electoral council. that became a very corrupt government of a lot of problems, and the people aren't happy with it. they have the slowest exchange level with the dollar, ever, so people are really looking for a change, because they feel that the president has done a terrible job. >> with so much of the country being run by outside organizations, is there much hope that these elections this year will bring more sovereignty to the country? >> one would hope, but i think
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unfortunately, the u.s. and its allies often referred to as the international community are may go for most of these elections, about $74 million to hold them, and so they basically have had a major hand in has it's affairs really since the coup d'etat of february, 2004 against the president. his party, along with a split off party are the two leaders. i think in that worries washington, so unfortunately are keeping a very heavy hand on affairs in a country they consider to be in their back yard. >> that you can for taking the time there from seattle. >> thank you. >> we're going to take you back to yemen now and joining us from
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sanna is peter moore, the president of the international committee of the red cross and give us more of an idea of the situation there on the ground. what have you been seeing on your visit? >> i have arrived in sanna yesterday and had the opportunity to look around the town, and to visit hospitals in which we are active, to visit families which have been displaced out of their houses because of the bombing. i think what you will see is the direct impact of the finding is heavy burden on the population of yemen. there are thousands of wounded and dead people. there are a lot of displaced, a lot of destruction, but there is also the indirect impact of this fighting, the fact that hospitals, doctors have to focus on the wound be makes that other
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diseases are unattended. programs cannot take place anymore, so there is an indirect impact on the health system, which is increasingly disintegrated, the ability to import medicine, medical equipment but also fuel for hospitals and medical facilities is a big problem, so we see a direct impact, but moreover, an indirect impact, which leaves almost none unaffected about the violence here in yemen. >> you have been saying for months now that around 80% of the country is relying on aid, but how much aid is getting to these people, if any? >> certainly too little aid is coming into yemen, and there is
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no question that while icrc and few organizations make the best to bring humanitarian assistance to the country, this is by far not sufficient to cover the huge needs which the population of yemen has, so without revisiting also imports in a country which is 90% dependent on imports, restarting the economy, getting a perspective to lives and livelihoods of yemenese to go back to work, this humanitarian organization will not be able to cover those needs in any satisfactory way. we have to do both, step up humanitarian assistance, as well as work for more fluid imports and more bigger humanitarian spaces, so that more can be done. there is a huge discrepancy between what is done at the
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present moment and what is needed. >> thank you very much for joining us there from sanna and giving us an idea of what life is like on the ground for yemenese there. >> thank you very much. >> more than 200 migrants have been rescued in the mediterranean sea by the italian coast guard. they've been taken to the southern island of lampedusa. the rescue mission was carried out in two stages after they were discovered off rubber dingies. >> for those to make it safely to land, one of the most desired designations in germany. tents are being put up, but their presence has divided opinion.
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>> this is the town in eastern germany where tents are being built to house a growing number of asylum-seekers, people this state says it is struggling to accommodate. >> the drama is that because of the high numbers of refugees, our asylum system is in meltdown. the high number of all right.rivals mean authorities are extremely stretched. >> another recent problem is the rise on attacks in migrants in eastern germany. in april, a home that was due to house asylum seekers was fire-bombed in the town. part of a three fold increase in such attacks compared with 2014. last week, this tent city saw a standoff between opponents and supporters of the far right political party n.p.d., labeled neonazi. its representative says the arrival of more migrants is worrying.
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>> it's important that we protect our own culture, our identity that we have as a population. it's a nation of germans and that becomes a problem. >> that view seems not to be shared by many in dresden. >> i think germany is rich enough to absorb it. we can all contribute, so that the misery is reduced. >> i think we have nearly reached the limit. we should try and cater for those who arrive now but soon we will reach our limits. >> the people housed in this temporary tent city come from 20 countries, many from the world's conflict areas. aid agencies say many refugees and migrants here are in urgent need of food assistance and in some cases, medicine. many don't know what will happen to them. >> i come here just i feel for now alive. >> i don't know what is about then what happens to me, my
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future, but i so hope for the future. >> the red cross says the most pressing concern here is humanitarian. >> it's a crush on the organizations. it isn't a question why do people come to us, only one question here. do people need help? they must get our help. >> it's a question that will grow ever more pressing with suggestions that more than 400,000 new migrants will arrive in germany this year. dominic cain, al jazeera, dresden. >> japan's commitment to pass fix is at risk. taking stock over the new controversial security laws, a bill could see japanese troops
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in conflict for the first time. >> there is a debate in parliament to change national security. there is growing concern that the ideal of our peace constitution is starting to waiver. i asked government and parliament to address the worries and concerns of the people and debate this using wisdom in a careful and sincere manager. jewel food rations are cut with a shortage in crop yields. the people blame government mismanagement along with the warm weather for the situation. a famine in the 1990's killed 4 million people. >> a typhoon made landfall causing massive flooding and left more than a million homes without electricity. it has weak northbound into a
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tropical storm. it lashed taiwan. >> singapore is celebrating 50 years of independence. the city state has become one of the world's leading economies. the prime minister led the celebrations completely with marching bands and a military air show. >> a cast of thousands assembled for a celebration of nation hood. onward singapore is the slogan, promises that no one would forget, they kept that promise. nearly 3,000 meters of l.e.d. screens and a spectacular light show wowed the 50,000 spectators who managed to get tickets to the venue. a trip down memory lane, it showed singapore's beginning, progress, strength and identity. on it went, the army and the navy on the ground, while the
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air force treated the crowds with precision flying. groups paraded past the assembled v.i.p.'s. the prime minister took the salute. many wondered how he would cope without his father, the first prime minister. his death earlier this year brought thousands on to the streets to pay their respects. his vision created a vibrant economy, the envy of some who aspire to achieve the same. those gathered for the celebrations had time to reflect on a moment in history. >> i think the general sense of singaporian pride is there. i really feel they have their nationalism and patriotism together. >> we plan to view the fireworks. >> there was pageantry but the celebrations will not last long. there are important decisions to be made in the coming months. >> the stage is set for the next general election, the prime
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minister is making a lot of remarks about the future, the ruling party announced the retirement of several m.p.'s, so i think we are going to see an election sooner than later. >> this is the electorate, young, educated, tech savvy and inspirational. many people, including expats have come back to say thank you to a country, system and vision that came out of a developing island and transformed itself into a first world economy. they know that the present reality that they live comes from the decisions that were made in the past. while they soak up the atmosphere of this unique occasion, for now, the party goes on. al jazeera, singapore. >> sport is still to come here. it was a debut to forget for
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arsenal's goalkeeper. we'll have the details.
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>> now time for all the sport. organizers of the london marathon are very concerned by allegations that seven race winners had suspicious blood scores over a 12 year period. that's being reported by the sunday times newspaper. some suspicious tests were recorded at the time of the event, and others at points over their careers. the results come from further analysis of test leaks from the
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iaaf. it is claimed one in four winners of 34 big city marathons should have faced investigation over blood doping because of suspicious test results. the former world number one marathon runner recorded extreme blood scores for nine years before she was finally stripped of her four marathon wins in chicago and london. athletes with suspicious blood scores collected more than $4.5 million in winnings. >> the world antidoping agency has launched an investigation into the allegations made by the newspaper over the last week. athletics good morning body has agreed to hand its full database to the investigators, but some athletes are taking it further. olympic gold medalist is one of eight british athletes who has gone against advice from his federation to publish his test data. he said it proofs he is a clean athlete. >> the former head of australia's anti doping agency
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said it shouldn't be up to the athletes to clear their names and even released test data results would needle to be analyzed by experts. >> >> this is complicated data. there are complicate systems of collecting information from various blood test results. analyzing it and looking for patterns and trends sometimes over a matter of months, sometimes over a matter of years. but the sunday times did engage two experts in blood analysis, both australian professors, who are the go-to guys in providing advice on analyzing these type of blood data results. >> i think it's unfortunate that it's fallen to the athletes themselves to have to prove to the public that they have been competing free of performance enhancing drugs. it's really the responsibility of the international federation to have in place all the mechanisms and all the communication to make sure that they and they alone protect the integrity of the sport and protect the reputation of the athletes competing in those
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sports. june arsenal last they are first premier game 2-0. they won their last 10 meetings, but it was a debut to forget for the goalkeeper. former england manager began his new career with a 2-2 draw with south hampton. right now, liverpool are facing a team who beat them 6-1 at the end of the season. it's 0-0 at half time. >> american football has been facing on going problems with concussion in players. saturday, eight former nfl players were inducted into the pro football hall of fame. three have had to deal with mental health issues. among them, ex-san diego linebacker junior seau committed suicide in 2012. he was found to be suffering
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from a degenerative brain disease that could be linked to concussion. his family unveiled his bust with his daughter giving an emotional speech. >> his athleticism and talent made him extraordinary enough to make it into the hall but it is his passion and heart that made him deserving of this honor. i would like to thank my family and everyone else throughout this process. dad, i love you and i miss you, congratulations, you made it. >> tied for the lead heading into the final round of the invitational. sinking a birdie on the final hole, completes a third round 63. he and the american are nine under par in ohio. this is the last tournament before next week's final major of the year. >> in the last match of this year's rugby championship, argentina have beaten south africa for the first time in their history in durbin.
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they lost previous 18 of previous 19 attempts. there was a 19 minute hat trick in the victory. for the first time since joining the competition four years ago, argentina do not come last. instead, south africa takes that place. the win came in front of members of the 1965 pumas, the first argentina team to visit africa. june the mayor of rio de janeiro is clearly fed up with being asked about the city's water. he was attending the world rowing, jr. championships, a test event ahead of next year's olympics. authorities are accused of not doing enough to reduce the level of viruses and bacteria in waters that will hold the events. he said the international committee hasn't asked him to test the waters.
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>> if they say to someone, going to be the state, actually to the organizing committee, i heard that question two or three days ago and what he said was that there was not any request, but if there was a request, we would do it. i mean, this is our virus water. enjoy it. >> senegal, a 100-year-old religious sect made communal living and hard work its way of life. it has become almost completely self sufficient. younger members are now getting the chance to go to university. in central senegal, we have this report. >> a calling to return to their land. ♪
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>> these children are from the brotherhood, a muslim sect promoting living together, away from the city and closer to the earth, in communes. some of these children are orphans, others abandoned by their parents. at the age of 22, this woman is the first of her family to go to university. >> i like the discipline, working on the land connects us spiritually which brings us closer together. >> an estimated 1 million children live on the streets in senegal, either abandoned or forced into begging. while authorities do little to protect them, they are offered safety. everyone is welcome as long as they leave possessions behind, participate and work and follow the islamic principles of their sect. >> islam valuef of intention, work is our form of prayer. there was nothing here, not even a well. thirty years later, there is a school, a training program, a health center, a maternity ward,
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the workshops can employ up to 360 people. there is water for the 15 villages, three deep wells, a pump, taps, concrete walls. >> there are communes like these throughout west africa. this branch of islam is more than 100 years old. they spread their message through music. ♪ for him, it's a culture return to the land and is especially relevant today, as millions of young migrants risk their lives to travel to europe, instead of seeking opportunities at home. >> we have fertile lands, oceans filled with fish. we have the beaming sun. we have enough to live happy. >> their focus is on labor, whether making clothes or growing organic vegetables, this
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work ethic is paying off. >> this devotion for hard work and education has brought self sufficiency and sense of prosperity for this community, because they are owners of small but successful businesses. >> one of the religious leaders even developed a brand. these clothes are sold across the world. the proceeds go back to the community. >> we are blessed, only because what we make is made from our hearts. it's our genuine love for work that holds our community together. >> love, they say, is as islamic as praying and fasting. for some of these children, this has been a gift, an opportunity to find happiness. al jazeera, senegal. >> that's all from the team here in doha for now. do stay with us. we have another full half hour bulletin of news coming to you from london.
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