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>> hate for america. >> we're working with turkish authorities as they investigate this. >> an anti-american group attacks the u.s. consulate in istanbul. a day after hundreds of u.s. forces arrive in the country. going nuclear. japan is set to restart a nuclear reactor at the sendai nuclear plant for the first time since the fukushima disaster. chielchild abuse scandal.
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>> they are all demanding one thing, they say they want justice. >> a pedophile ring is accused of abusing hundreds of boys and girls in one peter grestei village and the parents say the police have done nothing to on one pakistani village and the police have done nothing to stop it. >> good evening, this is al jazeera america many kym randall pinkston in tonight for antonio mora. we begin with a day of heavy violence in turkey's largest city a pair of female attackers opened fire on the u.s. consulate in istanbul today. police arrestone of the suspects, still searching for the other. on the other side of the city at
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least three police officers were injured when a police station was bombed meanwhile, in the southeast side of the country a pkk road side bomb killed three police officers. turkey has been bombing pkk targets in iraq in tandem with air strikes against i.s.i.l. in syria. bernard smith is in istanbul with the latest. >> reporter: chased down to a back street of the u.s. cons lal in istanbul, a woman who opened fire on the building refuses to surrender. i did it for my party. her party is the extreme left wing and antiamerican revolutionary people's front.
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dhkpc. in 2013, the dhkpc said it was against a suicide bombing in ankara. now they're behind this attack. >> i saw this woman running and someone from a apartment threw a chair at the woman from the balcony so the woman shot at the bol coin. balcony. >> several civilians and police officers were wounded. then as forensic teams searched the scene, two opened fire on them. some police were killed in that shootout. violence in southeastern turkey. four police officers were killed by a road side bomb and orocket fired on a helicopter. attacks blamed on the separatist
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pkk. carried out attacks on the positions of pkk and i.s.i.l. security forces have arrested hundreds of people suspected of beings members of banned organizations. the turkish government code has repeatedly said it faced threats from a variety of sources, not just i.s.i.l. bernard smith, al jazeera, istanbul. 300 u.s. personnel arrived at incirlik air base t to contie the fight against i.s.i.l. the base is seen as having a major tactical advantage over launching fighters from the gulf. the mission there is not as simple as defeating i.s.i.l.
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there are political complications including managing the tensions between ankara acheanc ankaraand the curds. rosalyn jordan has the story. >> more going on than the coalition efforts to defeat i.s.i.l. >> the americans want to work with ypg, the kurdish group in syria and the turks are attacking that group because they don't want to it extend. >> the turks long standing goal of not allowing the kurds to gain their own country, i.s.i.l. inside syria. but they didn't object to kurdish ypg fighters going after
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syria until late may. ankara considered that a threat to its security and cut a deal with the u.s. to create an i.s.i.l.-free zone west of the euphrates. part of the deal, the zone is also to remain kurd-free. the other complicated factor, turkish forces have been going after the outlawed group pkk because of recent attacks of the pkk inside turkey. there are concerns of a legitimate threat of the psks inside syria and thus jeopardize the coalition's mission. that fear is unfounded. >> and the turks have made it clear themselves that certainly inside syria they're focused on counteri.s.i.l. activities. >> while the u.s. says it is not interested in giving any freedom to another, bigger plans the
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challenge for the u.s. is keeping both focused on the immediate fight against i.s.i.l. rosalyn jordan, al jazeera, the state department. >> the curds are the world's largest minority people who do not have a home state. more than 30 million of them are spread around the globe. but they're mostly concentrated in turkey, iran, iraq and syria. all of those countries oppose independent kurdistan. in iraq, more than 5,000 kurds live in a an autonomous area in
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turkey as many as 15 million curds represent about a fifth thereafter country's population. an armed group of the turkish kurds the pkk has also fought i.s.i.l. so if a thars simple. that's simple. and rights for kurds. so even though the group is loosely allied with the coalition in fighting i.s.i.l, the u.s. in europe has designated the pkk which has marxist origination as a an organization of ypg has already accused the turks of attacking them. >> joining us now to help unscramble some of this very complicated picture is douglas olivant, future of war senior fellow at the new american
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foundation, also the director of the iraq services at the national security council at both the bush and obama administrations. george w. bush and president obama. the revolutionary people's liberation party claim responsibility for the attack on the consulate. exactly who are they and what could possibly be their motivation? >> well this is an old line marxist group. i think it formerly formed this group in 1994 but has deep roots in the marxist period of the '60s and '70 pps we can think of this as the turkish cousin of the red brigade, similar marxist groups. very, very opposed to turkish membership in nato. >> and in league with their
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turkish brothers and sisters? >> yes and no. actually, as your piece pointed out, the pkk has deep marxist roots and these two groups have cooperated in the past. it is always very complicated. in fact we are hearing one report that one of these women who fired on the american consulate named an attack earlier that was on the pkk by i.s.i.s, evidently blaming the turkish government for not being hard enough on i.s.i.s. and the americans being aligned with the turks. very complicated logic. >> relying on kurdish boots on theround. how could the ufts square that circle, succeed with that
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conflict between two allied forces? >> that's the complicated part of managing this coalition is all the people in this coalition, not just the curds and not just the turks, have their own equities. the easiest way to point this out is to look at the saudis and the iranians. the saudis are opposed to i.s.i.l, the iranians are opposed to i.s.i.l, and the saudis don't like the iranians and the irannians don't like the saudis. they have their own interests, they have a very long geopolitical squabble or can existential fight going on. >> how do you deal with players who are at each other's throats?
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>> the word is very delicately. you have to always be aware of everyone's equities and what's going on. the united states has been very vested in the kurds. particularly the ypg kurds as a ground force we can work with. we have open media sources that ypg kurds are directly calling in u.s. air strikes. but as you pointed out the turks are concerned about the kurds carving out a turkish kurdistan and for that matter, some of the sunni arabs are concerned about fighting i.s.i.l. so it just gets very, very complicated and the united states will just have to continue to manage everyone's equities and realize that not all the allies have the same interests. >> let's talk about this latest military move, getting access to
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incirlik air base, what effect might that have on the fight against i.s.i.l? >> the united states has really wanted access to this air base. undisclosed locations that are i'm told about a thousand miles away. but now that we have planes, f-16s landed in incirlik yesterday it's only 200 or 300 miles to get to where the fighting is. now rather than flying a very, very long distance and having to find your target, essentially having to turn around and go back, now they will have to -- have time to look for another. however high their altitude is, loiter for a little bit, let drones or other intelligence assets find another target and attack that instead. this has the potential of exponentially increasing the
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effectiveness of the air campaign. >> thank you. >> i.s.i.l. is claiming responsibility for two explosions that killed at least two people. diyalla profns. mohammed jamjoom has the story. >> two killed and two wounded in deadly attacks close to the city of baquba. attacks happened on predominantly shia populationed areas. i.s.i.l. also took responsibility for a similar attack that happened close to the same area also in baqubba in which, medical personnel told us this is a devastating attack one in the town of canaan and one, a desert are rating security situation, iraqi security forces stretched very thin, trying to
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fight i.s.i.l, especially the anbar offensive that began just a couple of weeks back. much needed reforms to try restore basic services like electricity like clean water like air conditioning. this is a blazingly hot summer that is going on in iraq right now. many people, thousands of people have been taking to the streets several times the ba in the pas. mobilizing, marching, telling the government they must get their act together and fight corruption. it is expected on tuesday parliament will meet, they may pass the directions that were given by the prime minister here, haider al-abadi, to fight corruption but much needs to be seen by the iraqi people to make sure that the government is doing as much as they can to deliver on the promises they have vowd to the iraq vowed to .
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it is a country that is considered to be in crisis and many people want both the security situation and the situation at large for society here to improve. >> that was mohammed jamjoom reporting from baghdad. from iraq to egypt, a blast there killed four people today. four victims were policemen. a bomb squad was able to defuse a second device in the area, a group emerged last year and has been targeting security forces in and around the capital and it was another violent day in afghanistan after a car bombing killed at least five people. the explosion there happened just outside the encumbrance to the country's main airport in kabul. jennifer glasse has more. >> reporter: the taliban car bomb exploded at the busy civilian entrance to kabul airport. the target was likely a military
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convoy athat was traveling by but as always, civilians were injured. 55 killed, hundreds injured in three attacks in kabul in one of the most violent attacks in the capital in years. the police academy and the largest a truck bomb blew up outside military intelligence headquarters. another the government believes it was supposed to explode near the ministry of defense and the presidential palace. civilian casualties are at record high with nearly 5,000 killed in the first half of this year. military casualties are more than double that in the same period. recent peace talks with the taliban had appeared close to a break through but a second round has been cancelled after the taliban announced the death of its leader mullah omar last
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week. parties are split on who should succeed him. recent attacks were calculated. >> they want to increase the pressure on the government and by increasing the pressure they expect that they will get more concession from president ghani but they perhaps miscalculate. >> after monday's attacks, president ashraf ghani took a hard line. >> translator: the incidents in the past two months in general and particularly the incidents in recent days prove that suicide bombers are using bombs are still active in this country. >> reporter: president says the pakistani president noaa noz
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sharif has promised to look into the incident. coming up, what japan after the fukushima melt down. plus a community demands answers as a sex abuse scandal rocks pakistan. the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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>> in context, it is tuesday morning in japan and officials are expected to start a controversial nuclear reactor. it's been the first time the reactor has been used since the fukushima melt down. meanwhile, hundreds of residents are protesting the move. demonstrators say the decision is being driven by financial interests but electric power which owns the plant says they have added stricter safety rules if tuesday's restart goes according to plan, the reactor,
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actually two, could be generating electricity by the end of the week. joining me is james acton. co-director of the nuclear program at carnegie endowment for nuclear peace. exactly how ready is the sendai reactor? >> well, i think that the new japanese regulator has done a great job ensuring this reactor is being ready to restarted. i don't claim that the japanese regulatory system is perfect or any regulator world wied is perfect and any source including nuclear power is completely safe. but i think i have service that the nuclear reactor is ready to be restarted. >> how have things been like
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with japan dependent on oil and gas imports? >> right. there hasn't been a nuclear reactor operating in japan since january 2013. japan has managed to keep the lights on but that's come at a significant cost. there's been a huge cost in oil and gas imports. and those have been priced, passed on to the consumers in many areas with japanese electricity rates now about 30% above where they were before the fukushima accident at least in some areas. >> so can you tell me this: if japan has had outrageous, probably if you look at their utility bills, outrageous cost, compared that to the cost japan occurred from the fukushima nuclear incident, didn't that cost a whole lot more and will be for decades to come? >> the fukushima accident was
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and will be incredibly expensive, absolutely. and i think that explains a large part of still why the japanese public as a whole is very skeptical about nuclear power. going forward in the japanese government's cost estimates they've now started to do things like price the possibility of a future accident into their estimate of the cost of nuclear power. as i say, the improvements in the regulatory system should reduce the cost associated with nuclear power. but -- or rather should reduce the possibilitien -- should reduce the cost associated with an accident. but again, there is a big picture here. pumping carbon into the atmosphere has huge long term costs associated with it. generating electricity, there is no risk freeway to do it. >> couldn't japan look to the sea for help, noncarbon nonnuclear means of power generation?
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how possible is that going forward. >> yes, renewables are not -- this is really not my area of expertise but renewables are not terribly developed in japan. japan probably should be investing more than it currently is in renewables. we need every form of low carbon electricity and that includes nuclear just as much as it includes solar and possibly things like waive tidal power though those have proven very expensive in the past. >> we are looking at the sendai reactor going online. there's two of them aren't there? >> there's four units at sendai, 4 will start in a couple of weeks or pos blie month or two. >> where is it to get japan back to formerly fukushima levels of
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nuclear reaction? >> it won't. 50 reactors japan had before the fukushima accident. i would be pretty surprised if we saw as many as say 30 back into operation within the next decade. this is going to be a long and slow process and many reactors will never reopen. indeed a number of them have already been scrapped. >> thank you very much, mr. james acton, telling us about plans to reopen the sendai reactors in japan. we are now to live pictures outside sendai, that nuclear reactor reopening in japan. protests are there saying there's no certainty the reactor will be safe.
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a letter by pope francis designates the first september as world day of prayer for the care of creation. the orthodox church has praised the earth on that date since 1980s. an american on trial in iran. coming up the washington post reporter speaking in his own words against charges of spying for u.s. plus, a mexican activist found murdered by his family says he was silenced in his fight for justice.
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>> "inside story" takes you beyond the headlines, beyond the quick cuts, beyond the sound bites. we're giving you a deeper dive into the stories that are making our world what it is. >> ray suarez hosts "inside story". only on al jazeera america. >> welcome back to al jazeera america. i'm randall pinkston in for antonio mora. coming up in this half hour of international news, just four days ahead of the u.s. flag raising in havana a look at the preparations for the historic ceremony.
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but first a look at the stories making headlines across the u.s. in our american minute. 18-year-old tyrone harris is now charged with assault on police officers after allegedly opening fire on plain carlos detectives in ferguson, missouri. first anniversary of the death of michael brown. he is now listed in critical condition, an officer. the outbreak of legionnaire's disease now stands at 12. health officials suspect that five contaminated water cooling towers in south bronx is the source of the disease. can be treated with antibiotics. there. >> the largest supplier of sugary drinks, cola cola, americans should be paying more attention to exercise and less attention to their diet. back in february, coke also
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endorsed online pieces for american heart month, arguing that a mini can of coke could be a healthy treat. it has been nearly a month since the landmark agreement on iran's nuclear program was reached. president obama told national public radio that he expects the majority of american people to vote against the deal but will signal more cooperation from iran in the future. >> this deal does not count on our fundamental relationship with iran changing. it's not based on trust. it's not based on a warming of relations. it's based on hard cold logic and our ability to verify that iran's not pursuing a nuclear weapon. having said that, it is possible that as a consequence of disengagement, as a consequence
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of iran being able to recognize that what's happening in syria for example is leading to extremism that threatens their own state and not just the united states. >> today 29 leading american scientists including six nobel laureates sent president obama a letter, they call the deal innovative and stringent. a decision is expected in the case of jason rezaian, who has been detained for over a year. during his final closed door hearing today, outside the court his mother read a statement defending her son. >> he's paying the price of the suspicion, the animosity and the paranoia between the two countries for more than 37
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years. >> rezaian's employer at the washington post has called the trial a farce. >> held in evan prison in solitary confinement. he and his journalist wife were arrested in 2014. all but rezaian were released. he has been appealing for his release. >> every day you continue to hold him in prison is a dark day for his family and for iran. >> rezaian was born in california and holds dual iranian and u.s. citizenship. joined the washington post as its tehran correspondent, rezaian's family says he has faced many health problems, and rezaian's imprisonment is called an abotto abomination.
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>> a disgraceful violation of human rights. >> the u.s. has applied to united nations to help secure his release. almost 450,000 people have signed an online petition, urging press freedom with the hashtag, free jason. black tie dinner in april president obama spoke about vez rezaian'sism prisonment. >> we will not rest until we bring him home to his family. >> still, the obama administration failed to make rezaian's release or that of three other americans held in iran part of a recently secured agreement to limit iran's nuclear program. the white house maintains that subject will be raised separately. >> they continue to poke us in the eye and continue to spit in
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our face. it would just be ludicrous and outrageous for us to have a deal with iran the that doesn't include the bringing home of our hostages. >> that has what's happened. alexis o'bryan, al jazeera. >> hundreds of children allegedly violated, videos of the sexual abuse either sold or used to blackmail the victims' families. local authorities accused of being compli come replies compl.
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>> they made a video and blackmailed me. my family is poor and i had nothing to apay for them. i left school and worked in the fields and gave them everything i made. >> reports have come out that at least 284 children in the small village in punjab state were sexually abused. videos were sold overseas. you wouldn't necessarily see such a large group gathered in the middle of the day. they're all demanding one thing, they say that they want justice and for whoever was behind this abuse to be either stoned to death or be handing. >> he agrees. a weak ago he started a protest march with victims families. it was stopped by police firing tear gas. he has been charged under pakistan's antiterrorism law.
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he says some of the child abusers are well-known. >> translator: they are influential people. they work for courts, and are drug inspectors. because of the threats everyone was afraid of them. they harass people every day. >> reporter: some people in the village say police were paid bribes not to investigate. the police deny it. >> when we had allegations i sent out an officer to the village and we announced on the loudspeaker that if there are any cases of abuse they should tell us but no one came forward. >> ashram shows us injuries he received. >> because of dignity and honor, some people are not coming forward. they're worried they'll los the respect olose therespect of soc.
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>> nicole johnston, al jazeera, pakistan. accusations of fraud an low voter turnout. why this vote delayed for four years is so critical to haiti's future. hundreds of people protest a state rescued bank in portugal, demanding pay back for money they say they lost in a scam. scam.
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>> in mexico an activist, miguel angel jimenez blanco, was helping find the remains of students who disappeared.
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some say jimenez was murdered for his work. >> they wonder he if this death would bring change because it hasn't for others. >> justice. he was ofighter. he was a man who wanted to defend the people. he wanted peace. he was a good man. he didn't even know how to use weapons. he was not a killer. >> miguel angel jimenez organized the search for 43 students abducted and presumably killed in this part of mexico last year. the incident caused an outcry. but he was also part of a group called the other disappeared, also presumed dead. >> look, this is a bone. here is another one a bigger one. this is another bone. this is a place of kidnappings. this is normal. coming to your house add 6:00 a.m., opening the door and taking you in front of your
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family. >> one of just 15 in the weekend in guerrero, an area smothered with gang violence. dismissive of the police who many believe are linked to some of the disappearances. >> officials say why don't people give us information. to say that is an imeargsment because embarrassment.instead ot they lose it. >> insist students were killed, their bodies burned and their remains, but so far only one student has been identified. more than 20,000 people now there's one less person looking for them and looking out for their families. allen fisher, al jazeera. cuba for the first time since
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over the recently reopened many people in cuba's capital city are already. >> flag because the americans reached cubans just like we respect americans and with these new relations. >> negotiations for restoring ... ... ... ... expected to gather for the historic flag raising in havana. antonio mora will be in cuba for the ceremony and will be live from havana friday night. ... ... ... reforms in the cuban economy and no now ... ... operating in a gray area between socialism and capitalism. residents of haiti finally got a chance to cast their ballots on sunday. the parliamentary elections were postponed ... ... ... political
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construction and some are questioning, truly democratic. rob reynolds reports from port-au-prince. >> reporter: ... ... ... as usual the day after the election. people gathered in a ... ... to watch haitian news show on television ... ... ... taxi driver pradel victor thought election was a big success. >> translator: everything went smoothly. i voted. it was the best ... ... ever. his polling place was trashed,en now he's not sure his vote will count after all. >> translator: it was a total ... ... one of the worst i ever seen. >> reporter: soft drinks ...
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... didn't bother with the election. >> translator: ... vote when you know we'll stay in the same situation. >> reporter: the vote was marred by violence ... ... many people did not ... ... because they had trouble finding their names on list of eligible voters posted ... polling places. ... government and supposedly independent electoral council deliberately created confusion at the polls. >> they don't want elections, that's the fact. they don't want elections, they want the same way to have instability. >> officials have not revealed the number of votes cast but most observers expect turnout would be low, on the order of 15 to 20%. this was the headquarters of haiti's provisional electoral council. now speaking after the polls had closed, the head of the council said he was satisfied the
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elections had gone on successfully. but haitian human rights groped that monitor voting all over the country tell a different story. >> they said everything is okay. >> pierre directs the human rights network. >> the council and the government not only for august 9 for election, and a lot of violence and irregularity. a lot of people went and they couldn't identify their name. >> reporter: democracy may be taking route in haiti but very much a work in progress. as a haitian pro verb ha provert couple little by little the bird builds its nest.
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rob reynolds, al jazeera, haiti. >> united nations says international donors have pledged more than 10 billion of aid to the country. much of it has gone to keep nongovernmental organizations running. ... joining us now nicole phillips a staff attorney for the institute of justice and democracy in haiti. she joins us tonight from san francisco. thank you for being with us. >> thank you. >> first the elections. in your estimation how important are the elections in ending a cycle of haiti's dependency? >> i think these elections oar first step, it's a critical first step towards building a stable government that is much needed in haiti. haiti is one of the poorest countries in the world and only
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with a stable government that can ensure development, building its infrastructure can the government respond and create a plan for the long term development of the country. >> so i'll set up, indicates indicates s ... governmental organizations, tell us what the ngos are doing that the government of haiti is not able to do or not willing to do? >> ... ... not able or willing. i think in certain circumstances they haven't been asked. only about ...% of the humanitarian aid went to the government. these large ngos have been doing ... ... providing housing after the earthquake, there were tens of thousands of house he of course were destroyed. lm... ... ... traditionally government services that are
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really about human rights. not just about services. but these organizations would ... ... to do the lches ... of the work, there's private organizations, ones like the red cross, or ... ... funded by the u.s. government or other government agencies. and a recent report showed for example the red cross that they had promised and bragged about building tens of thousands of home ... ... only ... out of all the money they had received. so there is not that accountability to a foreign ngo light it wok to a -- like it would be to the government. >> has there ... ... for example recently ... ... the ... ... much of it o of course it takesa long time ... ... haiti in
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addition to quickly even under the best of circumstances. >> sure, and certainly there has been a lot of ... ... in the last five and a half years since the earthquake. much of the rubble has been removed, roads have been rebuilt, medical centers have also been rebuilt. there is clearly some success in partnership with international organizations. but given ... ... of government money lpts ... plps pledged and about ... ... ... ngos you certainly would expect more and haitians expected a lot more and most haitians you would speak with they don't believe they've really seen the benefit of a vast majority of it. >> in a nutshell what is it that the ngos need to do to really help get on his feet and what is it that the governmental needs to do to push that?
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>> well, for ngos i think they need to be working with the haitian government ... ... to go around for example ... ... 90% of the schools in haiti are private schools. many of them through ngos. so we need ... ... system in haiti's ... ... private is not necessarily the answer. privatization of the water is not necessarily the answer, but working with the government but on the other hand you need a government that is responsive and can take control of ngos and of international government moneys. otherwise what has happened is that international government moneys and knowings have been controlling the government and that's not good for the government at all. thank you for joining us on al jazeera america. dealing with its own financial problems, greece is also trying
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to deal with the flood of migrants. the solution has been plagued with problems and why some say it's their country's duty to provide refuge for those escaping war and persecution. ersecution.
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>> gripping... inspiring... entertaining. "talk to al jazeera". tomorrow, 6:30 eastern. only on al jazeera america. >> police in germany hope the old advice of show don't tell, the german interior department shows this group reject, would be migrants from the balkans. the cash strapped government in athens says it is overwhelmed with the sheer number of people arriving. john siropolous reports from the capital. >> this is athens latest attempt to the response to the refugee crisis. a camp in the western suburbs. it was conceived just a week ago and became concrete in record time but even this is dogged
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with problems. greece is dealing with its own financial crisis so the transfer to hundreds to this facility has been delayed over the question of who will pay for air conditioning units in mobile homes. authorities are struggling to keep up. 120,000 migrants have entered greece this year so far, more than thaf half the total enterig europe. volunteers feed them and some individuals bring food. many suffer from dehydration. this little girl has gastroenteritis, one of the most common diseases that doctors see. said is from iraq. he has been in this camp for a week and plans to leave today or tomorrow. >> translator: when we go outside we don't know if we'll return home safely or not. when you go into the street
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there could be a bomb or a suicide attack. i don't know what the terrorists want. if for example you work for a foreign company if they catch you they'll kill you. if you don't work you can't survive. the situation is very difficult. >> reporter: and war or repression is producing more refugees. thee syrians on the island, a few miles across the water from turkey, grateful, simply for fact that no one is trying to kill them but unaware of the hardships that lie ahead. in time they too may end up here, camping under the stern gaze of greece's revolutionary heroes. that should remind greeks of the needs of others trying to be free. >> translator: these people are not illegal migrants. they abandoned their homes to avoid war, we greeks have been in war many times. our own history will shame us, the crisis has touched us all but we will give from what we
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have for these chirp. >> reporter: athens may be just a stop, but these children may remember it as one of the places that sustained them. john siropolous, al jazeera, athens. >> meanwhile, greece and its european creditors are working on a new agreement, hoping to wrap up a deal by tuesday, officials are desperate for aid to keep the country financially afloat. greece also needs money to repay a european central bank loan to keep afloat. protesters blocked lisbon's main thoroughfare. long term deposits guaranteed ... ... by the bank, many
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protesters, after the government bailed out the defunct bank last year. >> now to our global view segment with a look at how news outlets across the world are reacting to various events. >> ben dick cumberbach has been playing to sellout crowds. after one sellout performance, he made this impassioned me. >> i can see red lights in the auditorium. that one there, that red light is very, very obvious, so we started again tonight, second time i could see red light in about third row in my right. it's mortifying, experiencing that i can't give you what i want to give you which is a live performance you will remember in
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your minds or brains whether good bad or indifferent rather than on your phones. >> meanwhile, the london times supported the actor, to film osh not to film thaornot to film the question. to raise arms amid a sea of iphones and capture them for youtube, to film, to watch no more. and by a ban to say we end the heartache of a great slunk on a tiny screen. people caught recordin recordinw be evicted. that is the answer. finally history repeats itself. ... ... four month atlantic journey. ... exact replica of the one used, took 17 years and $32 million to build it. retraced the journey ... laugh
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yet came to america, fight against the british he was appointed a general by washington. that is this edition of al jazeera america news. fault lines is next. i'll see you again in one hour. hour. >> it's christmas eve and u.s. soldiers are preparing for their last month in afghanistan. about 40,000 are still here. by the end of the year there will be just 8,000. we traveled to afghanistan in the midst of this transition. but on the base, we found a