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♪ this is al jazerra. ♪ ♪ hello i am david governmenter welcoming you to this al jazerra news how from london. this is some of what we will have over the course of the next sift mix, boko haram suspected as an h explosion kills dozens n nine year gentleman. pro-government forces make significant games against houthi rebels in the south now under their control. the fighting among frustrated migrants as thousands continues to arrive on the greek
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is there and end sus. >> reporter: the suicide bomber was looking to cause maximum damage and that's exactly what happened w-4 seven dead and 52 injured, hospitals sources saying the fatalities may go higher than already registered because of the severity of some of the injuries, she targeted a very busy market. today's market which lies in areas that have been attacked severely by boko haram in the past this. came at a final when the nigeria military along with troops from chad, niger and cameroon. are sticking up. fingers are being points today boko haram but they did not claim it. they are resort to this use of suicide bombers and the plantingism pro surprised explosive dividess on highways and busy locations like highways, churches, and mosques. the president of nigeria came to power on the promise of defeating boko haram and already the military alongside of other
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troops are stepping up operations and we have seen how they they have increasingly pressured boko haram in to a particular corn never what many people see as a final a slot against boko haram. we have seen over the last two months how boko haram increasingly resorts for bombing rather than taking the nigerian military friday troops from other country directly. especially in the north cease of nigeria where we have seen increasing pressure from the military on boko haram. that was ahmad idris our cropped never nigh year gentleman. let's go to abuja. how much of a hold, mr. goldman, do you believe boko haram has in the north of the country with the president and military saying they can indulge in certainly certain at but it's pretty much hit and run these days? >> it is hit and run. they are attacking soft targets but it's a lot of them and a very large number of people have
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been killed. i think it's an intention by the insurgents, by the people behind the attacks to say that they are able to carry out atrocities where they want, when they want to show that whatever gains the nigerian army is making on the field, in conventional warfare, if you like, the problem of security is still intense in many parts of the region. >> if their ideal now is still to impose their way of life on those people in northeast nigeria and to declare their own state up there, have they any chance of doing so at the moment? >> well, i think that it's been clear that over the last few months, the towns, and villages and boko haram controls have more or less been taken back by the military. i don't think yet when you talk to the people that they are looking at this as all over. i think the feeling is when you talk to security people, is that
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boko haram is perhaps down, but certainly not out. and that the challenge for the security forces is it's very difficult to protect all of the towns and villages against an enemy that is ready to use improvised explosive devices, female suicide bombers, children in some case to his attack soft targets without any real strategic value like markets or bus stops and so a. and i think tha this is the pree on a government that was elected massively by people in the northeast of nigeria because they were desperate to see an improvement in security. >> but these members, these fighters belong to boko haram, we have seen pictures just now of them riding around, joyriding in effect on a tank, they have armored personnel carriers, surface to air missles, they have plenty of weapons and plenty of ammunition. this is coming in from outside. the government has to cut off this supply route. the supply chain somehow. is it able to do so? >> well, i think that it comes
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from two sources there has been a problem in the early years of the insurgency kind of ambivalent attitude within the region that there was logistics, support coming in from over the border from neighbors states from cameroon, chad and niger. that i think has changed significantly over the last six months. and i think many of those corridors if you like are being close, have been close, and i think chad and cameroon and niger, which themselves have been victims of boko haram attacks, i think are fully committed to the defeat of the insurgency in the northeast of nigeria. part of the problem is that islamists have infiltrated security agencies in nigeria and i think the problem sometimes is that they are able to attack barracks, able to attack garçons and seize weapons and many of those guns and heavy equipment that you see in some of these videos in some case have his been stolen from the nigerian army and i think that until the nigerian army is able to more
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effectively deal with some of its own internaling issues there is a risk that there will be avenues open. >> goodluck jonathan the previous president said we will be able to destroy them within six weeks, not able to do so, his credibility daled as a result of that. will the new president be able to defeat the insurgency or find it just as difficult in the long-term as his predecessor? >> i think that it is a danger to set artificial deadlines in a conflict of this nature. the president buhari has renewed the cooperate with neighboring states, all the neighboring capitals met with the president, he's extracted new promises of support from the u.s. which was fairly ambiguous about its relationship with the former government and talked of new cooperation in terms of intelligence sharing and
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procurements. but it's a long haul. it's about hearts and minds and about getting a commitment or persuading people people in the northeast that the government real can i protect them, look after their security. i think once that is achieved and perhaps that will be the real beginning of the end. because although boko haram moved in to a number of towns tends of last year, for many years before that, it was quite able to operate from remote parts of a very remote part of the country. and occasionally make attacks, ambushes and hit and run attacks, i think that presents a huge challenge for a conventional military. >> i really good for get your analysis, thank you very much indeed. anthony goldman talking to us from the capital of nigeria. yemen now. pro-government forces there are said to have been making major gains now against houthi rebels. the houthis have been pushed out of the last town in this province, which was still under
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houthi control. so this is the new picture. areas in the south which were under houthi control just months ago, are now held by forces loyal to the exiled president man sewemansur hoy. hadi. but houthis are still in together of sanaa. con with heavy fighting in other central provinces with the latest. >> reporter: government troops are on the offensive. government troops have loched an attack to capture ib. recoop trueing the province in central yemen would repave the way for loyalists to come back to is that. >> translator: our message to houthi is his following, you have 40 hours to withdraw or you will be killed.
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>> reporter: the push north follows a series of gains made in the south. fighters trying to defeat houthi rebels have gains an edge in southern yemen. they are now in control of aden, and others. it's a boost for the fighters who were forced from their areas in may when the houthis backed by soldiers loyal to did he foes posed predeposedpresident saleh. >> translator: we managed to clean the city of militias and supporters of saleh. we have achieved a victory rim the popular resistence have saved the country from going deep in the unknown. >> reporter: the houthis last bastion in the south. the latest gains made by government troops come after months of airstrikes led by saudi arabia against houthi positions. recently, saudi arabia and the
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uae shipped weapons and vehicles to hadi and his loyalists. gulf countries accuse iran of using the houthi is as a proxy to destabilize the region. another city where they have fighting continue continues is . the third large he have city is a crucial battling ground for the warring factions if the houthis lose taiz they would have no option but to retreat north to sanaa or their strong hold on the board we are sad saudi arabia. al jazerra. last in yemen we should say a couple of years ago, it's been very difficult to get there, but still there are a lot of people out there. you spoke to folk in sanaa the capital held by the houthis still earlier on today. what were they able to tell you about their situation and that
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of people they noels where in the country? >> what they emphasize the, essentially was that the social fabric has been torn apart by the conflict. and that while most media analysis has been focusing on the damage in terms of buildings and in he remembers it have civilian population, the violence, the social fabric has been completely destroyed. in sanaa, people are attacking one another. one of my friends recently related how at a gas station an old man was shot in the foot just for randomly getting in to a very petty fight. the situation in aden today is also very complex. it would be very naive to assume that this is the beginning of the end of the conflict. >> this is -- let me say this, this is the port city that was held bite houthi rebels or at least 95% it have is now back in hadi's forces control. >> that's what we assume is happening. but the reality on the ground is
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still quite vague. and what i am hearing from people living over there is that the humanitarian crisis is really big. it will be very naive to assume this is the end of the crisis. they have an entire civilian population that has taken up arms. how can you reverse that cycle in to this armorment in the long-term? >> and this is the point, isn't it, it's not simply those loyal to the current president on one side, those loyal to the former president perhaps on the other side and backing the houthis. there are whole myriad of tribal disagreements, alliances here and then we have al qaeda, we have perhaps isil groups in there as well. the total disintegration of the social fabric you say is going to be very hard to fix. >> it will be very difficult to fix. especially because all of those alliances are constantly shifting. in a way, it's the theater of the absurd, because the former
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president of yemen, had fought the houthis from 2004 to 2010. >> these are the ones supposed to be on saleh's side. >> exactly. in a way that was the result of a u.n. intervention. because the u.n. froze the assets of both saleh and the houthis, essentially threw them in to the same camp. >> let me ask you this, with everything that's going on at the moment, we have seen a couple of aid flights going in. >> yes. >> how much difference has it made? >> aid is being used for political end. because you have aid getting flown in by the saudis and also by iran. >> and up up they put a flight in the other day. >> exactly. >> bringing in medicines and food as much needed. >> it's not enough. you have 20 million people
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needing eight. that's 8% of the population. that's a huge number. >> the hard work is yet to do. >> yes. >> thank you very much for coming. good to have you with us on the news hour, we have this still to come. >> reporter: i am nicole johnston, coming up we'll be report on the ground pakistan's child sex abuse scandal. and asking whether the police and the courts are failing to protect children. united nations says it is dismayed bay murder and rape claims against its troops in the central african republic. we'll be investigating that. and under attack, gun violence puts turkish football in the spotlight we'll have that and the on field action as well in iraq the parliament has approved a number of policies.
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among the issues vie presses and deputy prime minister. al jazerra's mo happen he had jamjoon reports. >> reporter: a rare show the unity in a chamber notorious for bitter debate and long delays. it took less than an hour for the parliament to unanimously approve prime minister al badi's reform proposals aimed at cutting corruption and spending. not only was the session televised, once the announce think was made, parliamentarians even applauded. tv pictures that are meant to showcase a spirit of optimism. which resonated with citizens in baghdad. some felt it was a big step forward. >> translator: we hope this is a good omen for the iraqi people and we hope with this step all those corrupt people will be held accountable for their previous actions. we and prime minute officer abadi for even more reforms. >> reporter: in the past week the number of protesters has only increased in various cities
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nationwide. huge rallies where demonstrators called for a return of the most basic services. electricity, air-conditioning, and clean water to name just a few. now with citizens em bold ended further, even more demonstrations are being called for. >> translator: we have to start fresh and serve wince and for all the iraq people which is the foundation of this country. i government that doesn't enjoy the support of its people is a zero government. >> reporter: not everyone is satisfied. some politicians say despite the extraordinary actions taken by parliament so far, the hard work has yet to truly begin. and they are beginning to be pessimistic. >> you have to remember these are just principles and wide titles. to enter the details, details of these principles i think will career at a problem. >> reporter: important constitutional matters will now arise. such as how exactly the country
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will move forward now that m. ps have decided iraq is better off without throw vice president and three deputy prime ministers. many question whether it will disrupt a fragile sectarian balance iraq has been fighting hard to achieve. whatever happens next, analysts don't expect much. as iraqis feel their voices are finally being heard they are not expected to quiet down at a time when so many offe of suffering m record summer temperatures it's politician that his should expect to feel the heat the most. mohamed jamjoon, al jazerra, baghdad. they want an investigation in to allegations of u.n. peacekeepers carried out rape and killings in the central african republic this month. amnesty says the troops have been link today the alleged rape of a 12-year-old girl and the killing of a 16-year-old boy and his father in the capital in the beginning of august. amnesty says it's interviewed 15 witnesses and one of the alleged victims the u.n. says the claims will be thoroughly examined.
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>> we are very much aware of the troubling allegations of abuse by peacekeepers which were raised today by amnesty international. the secretary general is personally dismayed and disappointed not just by these latest reports but by the series of allegations that his has such as ed in the central african republic mission in recent months relating to both the pert before the u.n. peacekeepers were deployed and since. we would like to emphasize once more that no misconduct of this nature can be tolerated and that every allegations will be taken extremely seriously and investigates vigorously. >> with me our senior crisis response adviser at amnesty international. and you were there only, what, three months ago. did you get the sense that the u.n. peacekeepers there were not so much in control but being controlled adequately? >> i mean, there has been a series of allegations of this nature against international
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forces not onlyu only u.n. forco including french forces. so we are certainly concerned about the u.n.'s response and are calling for a thorough, prompt, and effective investigation. >> as disturbing as these two cases that we are reporting on tonight are, is it to be expected that when you have this many peacekeepers or troops of any kind in any one situation, there will be things that are disturbing? >> there probably will be -- >> in other words -- >> always the question what is the response. and certainly the other claims of sexual abuse allegations have not been responded to appropriately. the u.n. is now carrying out an expert panel investigation of its own response. >> and these are the ones which were alleged to have involved french forces on the ground under some kind of u.n. mandate? >> exactly. they had a u.n. mandate and the u.n. investigated and so the criticism is of the u.n.
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response to those claims. >> not -- >> well, there will be an expert panel coming out with findings probably this summer. importantly it has a mandate to carry out -- to make recommendations for reform. >> let's get around to these particular instances. the supposed rape of a 12-year-old girl, the killing of a man and his 16-year-old son. the troops out on patrol on those who occasions were from rwanda as i understand it and cameroon, correct? >> exactly. >> what do you think is happening now at the united nations about this? ban ki-moon's spokesman said he is deeply disturbed. what do you think is the response? >> i have reason to believe given the u.n.'s response which we find quite hard inning, that they are carrying out an investigation. i mean, there needs tonight an investigate in to these two separate incidents that happened within a day of each other. we will see the level of
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transparency and the level of effectiveness i think in the coming weeks. >> in terms of the keeping of piece, these are lawless areas that they have to go in to. are you surprised at the fact that people expect these people to be angels as well. they are dealing with some pretty tough characters. >> yeah. just to be clear these operations were carried out in a very densely populated civilian neighborhood so while you have clear dangers to peacekeeping troops there are 10s of thousands of civilian living there and many children. so the rape of a 12 year old, the killing of a 16-year-old and a 61-year-old being all three of those were clearly civilians, clearly unarmed, clearly posing no threat. >> we'll await the result of the investigation, thank you very much indeed. please come back and tell us what you need. >> thanks so much. now to turkey the military
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there says it's launched attacks on seven type kurdish fighte at. they began tart he hadding the p.k.k. last month. the lat most attacks follow a an tack on a police station. the p.k.k. says it carried that one out. >> translator: our fight will continue until terrorist organizes stop posing a threat against our country. until guns point the at our state and people are buried. our fight won't stop until not one terrorist is left within our boarders and concrete poured over their weapons. european june ans warning escalation in fighting in eastern ukraine violates a peace deal agreed to in february. clashes in the area have intensified in the last week between pro-russian separatist and ukrainian forces at least within people killed in fighting in a separatist held down on
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monday. now, the greek prime minister has called an emergency session of the apartment on thursday to vote on a new bailout after agreement was reached with international lenders. greece wants access to 85 billion euros more aid but it has to get to targets set by its lenders and those conditions include grease producing budget surplus by the first quarter of next year and returning to a growth left of 3.2% of gdp by 2017. all of this has to be agreed on by the end of week and greece needs to make a 3 billion euro repayment to the european central bank by august 20th. >> if you listen to the government prop began dan. this is a fantastic deal. one wonders why greece didn't do a deal like this before. it's an outrageous statement.
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this agreement turns greece if in to a german protector at in to a nightmare. there is no government in the world, democratically elected government in the world that would be allowed to care out the reforms that the greek government is being asked to carry out. it's an outrageous agreement. >> while thousands of aerotrains risk their lives to leave the country even throw there is no war or human tear queen daze ter, we'll look for nba to that on the news hour, plus the toxic spill that has turned riverses orange and threatening drinking surprise. we are live in colorado. one the cricket's greatest batsmen prepares for his swan song, lee has the details of that.
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it was at a battle marker in borno state according to witnesses from the military. pro forces in yemen are making major gains it says against houthi rebels. most of the south is now held by forces loyal to the he can side president happene mansur hadi. amnesty international is calling for an investigate in to u.n. troops being implicated in to a rape and killings. there is fighting among hundreds of frustrated migrants the greek island. the police sprayed the crowd with fire extinguishers. the crowd demanding food and protesting against delays in getting registered. the u.n. says 124,000 migrants have a ride on the island since the beginning of this year. neave barker has more. >> reporter: it's a scene of panic and desperation.
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1500 migrants were gathered until long queues to be processed. but after a long wait in the heat. scuffles started. a man collapses on the ground. this woman begins to lose consciousness. there are children here too. only a handful of police were on duty to carry out the registration and type control. they were quickly overwhelmed. give us papers, they chant. many migrants have been camping in the mountain's parks and squares. they are frustrated at how long it's taking to process their
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documents. it's an anxious wait to know whether they can stay in europe or have to leave. >> i don't have money, please, help me. i want to go. i don't want to stay in greece. i want to go. >> i can't say we are in europe. i say we are in third world country. no toilets, no water. people have been waiting for more than 10 days. what can i say, is this europe? if this is europe, we g we are g back to syria. >> reporter: the government, charities and local people are struggling to help the migrants. every day mor more arrive in bot loads from nearby turkey. for many migrants escaping war in syria and afghanistan, arriving here was meant to be the start of a new life. [cheering and applause] >> reporter: for many, europe's doors remain closed. neave bark he, al jazerra.
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>> most of the migrants arriving in europe are escaping the war in syria, but the second largest group are from eritrea. hundreds of thousands of eritreans have left the country mostly seeking refuge in ethiopia first of all. mohamed adow has been finding out why they are leaving. >> reporter: there is no let up in the steady stream of eritreans who flee from their country. this hilly disputed board we are ethiopia is become a freight escape route for them. we found this family at one of 20 crossings on the northern border ethiopia has with eritrea. they say they had to walk for three days to get here. >> translator: life has become unbearable in eritrea. i never want today leave my country. i am a simple shepherd who has no interest in politics but the government officials kept harassing me. >> reporter: the u.n. say that at least 300 air tray en refugees arrive in ethiopia
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every day. they are first sent to screening centers where they are officially registered before being transferred to refugees camps. most of those fleeing are young people who say they want to avoid conscription a compulsory exercise for men and women who finish school. while military services is supposed to last 18 months, many are forced to serve for decades. thomas is 21 years old. he has been trying to get out of eritrea since he was 14. >> translator: the conscription has no age limit as long as you can carry a gun you are in the military everybody my that they are who is partially blind is the military. i don't want to lead that kind of life. >> reporter: young children have been leaving air tray a thousands as young as six and seven have made it to oath i o a unaccompanied. this is their section. this is chairman of the refugees
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community. >> translator: children are as affected by government policies as the rest the society. >> reporter: they are forced to flee with their parents of con scriptedded aura rest for refuse to go join the army. >> reporter: some refugees say they want to to europe. >> other refugees who have been returned or deported after having reached as far as even egypt, in a bid to cross over in to europe. >> reporter: worried by the number of people who are leaving the eritrean government asked them to help bring human trafficsers to justice from the u.n. they say it's this not human rights abuses forcing eritreans to leave. many here would readily disagree. mmohamed adow. al jazerra. northern ethiopia. >> every month it's mated 4,000 try to leave the country. no war or conflict there. but the situation far, far from ideal. eritrean citizens are heavily watched, text messaging is
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banned. internet provider must used state-owned infrastructure. no independent media all eight to 55 year olds, yes, eight to 55 must do national nil terry service and train in harsh desert conditions and face persecution and torture some describing it as modern day slavery. eritreans under 50 can rarely travel overseas, there is apparently a shoot on sight policy for anyone found in areas that are off limits especially close do the border. with me now eritrean human rights activist with an organization called citizens for democratic rights of arizona tray a it's surprising that so many people make it. >> yes, that's a very good question. when you have a small country like eritrea, the population is barely 6 million population, and 5,000, these are the figures of
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the u.n. [ inaudible ] leaving the country, there must be something terribly wrong with the country. so the question -- the question is why are they leaving? they are leaving because there have been under authoritarian rule for 25 years,. [ inaudible ] structure and open-ended military service that has now dear or 80ed practically in to a form of forced labor. hundreds crossing the border with ethiopia and eritrea and with sudan, when when he this find themselves with two choices either to serve the government for life or to leave the country and they opt for the latter. >> tell me about religious tolerance in eritrea. are the majority leaving the country persecuted because of their faith or is it a mixture of both christian and muslim and other faiths as well all trying get out?
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>> no. when it comes to religion of course there are minority religion -- religious did he no, ma'adenominations that are prohibited by the government. such as the pentecostal churches. and generally the freedom of religion is not ideal under the authoritarian rule of eritrea. but the main reason for leaving the country is the lack of liberties. the lack of rule. and the never-ending military service. so all women and men under 50 are under conscription of the government and both muslims and christians alike. >> tell me about those people who are trying to change what's happening in eritrea. how difficult is it for them to raise any kind of opposition to what appears to be such an authoritarian state. i am thinking about if there were changes, that perhaps not
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so many people might not want to leave. >> definitely. many more will choose to remain in the country because in eritrea, it is an authoritarian society. eritrea is a poor country, yes, but not to the extent that its population deems to leave. >> is there a viable opposition? >> no one can evening think about an opposition in the country. we have to understand that everything that is happening in eritrea is happening in the cop text of the total lack of the rule of law. many -- [speaking at the same time] >> mineral resources it has gold there as well. given half a chance it would not be a poor country. >> yes. but no one knows how it's done. and who is controlling it. what i was trying to say all that is happening in eritrea is happening in the context of the total lack of rule of law.
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there is no constitution in eritrea. there is no parliament in eritrea. there is. [ inaudible ] in eritrea. there is no political party or civil rights organizes or human rights organizes. nothing. it is just the government which is supposedly a transitional government. established at the independence and that's 25 years ago and still ruling the country. >> please keep us in touch with what is going on there, we appreciate you throwing a light on events and the situation in eritrea. thank you. >> thank you. head of the u.s. environmental protection agency has taken responsibility for a major toxic spill in colorado. take a look at this. 11 million liters of sludge flowing from a disused gold mine in to local streams after workers from the agency accidently released it. parts of colorado and neighboring new mexico have been declared disaster emergency strikes, stretches of the rivers have been closed for drinking
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water. not surprisingly looking at that. close today recreation and other uses until at least next week. let's go to al jazerra's in show huh bri britannia. i understand that the brown stream is more do with silt than pollution, but there are other things in there as well. what is the damage from what's happened? >> reporter: it's been rather surprising we remember the pictures and footage of what we saw last week it was this knee outta sit i can plume that was running down the animus river. but they are positive today saying the p.h. levels are down and returning to normal 80 miles down. the sediment shouldn't pose too much trouble. you mention there has been no
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discernible effect on fish and wildlife. they seem positive that they'll get some sort of clean bill of health soon. however, they have to rely on the environmental protection agency to do their comprehensive testing. and that takes a bit of time. a few weeks, people around here are hoping it's being expeditedd and they'll get an answer in the next few days or weeks at the most. >> there are thousands, not where you are, but right way across the country, how will they clean all of these up and prevent this sort of thing from continue to go happen? >> reporter: that's the point, actually there are about 600 abandoned mines in the watershed of this river where we are right now. the one that actually leaked was up there about 10-kilometers back. the gold king mine. and the reason why the e.p.s., the environmental protection agency were there in the first place was a good thing, they were finally going do something about it. it's something that the environmental assists have been calling for more action about for years. and they were actually doing it.
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and unfortunately instead of mitigating things, they ended up releasing the millions of liters the toxic sludge down this creek and in to the river. that you can see in front of me. it's interesting, it is a problem around the country. 50,000 abandoned mines around the country, a product of the gold rush, the silver rushing, the uranium rush the million rushes of 20th century when they were done will he theft the terms and caverns collapsed and toxic chemicals would enter the watershed. the water around here on cement creek is still pretty discolored and this is what it looks like after it's been treated by the e.p. actual. the e.p.a. is treat this is water for the first in 100 years. they assure everyone that what what we see here will be diluted sufficiently as it goes in to the animus river which is still pretty pristine as it moves down. and actually indeed when we were in duh rango the river looked
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pristine. but the question is, they were beginning to do something up there. will this inhibit them now especially as they are facing lawsuits or finally make america wake up to the fact that they have this problem around the country. >> good question to throw out there. thank you. some of the mena rest ed in pakistan for a edge italy running a child sex abuse ring appeared in anti-terrorism court. families of victims say almost 300 children were abused across a number of years. and as nicole johnston will now tell us the case has left many people questioning the country's ability to protect children at all. >> reporter: less than an hour's dive is the village it's a quiet place. but for years many people here have kept a terrible secret.
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children under the aim of 14 were enlargedly sexually abused by a gang of men. filmed and then blackmailed. the mohamed family is missing their young son. for years he had been stealing from them. including the entire contents of their small shop. it left them broke. so they told him to leave. now they have discovered what really happened. >> translator: now that we know after the video was released. we are very upset that our son was sexually abused. i want justice, i want my stop to come home and the dull pretties hanged. >> reporter: parents say the abuse and extortion started nine years ago. some are accusing the police of brushing off their complaints which the police deny. >> the local police officer was not cooperating with them. they must go to the higher one. if they are not there, then they go to the other one.
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so one parents was interfered, the second was interfered, the third one, and for a long time for the years and year old and years,. >> reporter: so far 14 people have been arrested in relation to the pedophile ring. rather than being tried in a regular court, they'll appear in an anti terror i remember court. this lawyer says part of the problem is pakistan's legal system. >> the system is not that strong. the police -- that is a part of the police. the police is very much corrupt. nonprofessional. it's on a political basis. it's a very effecting the police system. there is no accountability for the policeman who is not working honestly. >> reporter: punjab asked the high court for a judicial inquiry in to the case. the court refused. saying a police investigation was enough. so the state is forming a separate committee to investigate. this case is putting the spotlight on the issue of child
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sexual abuse in pakistan. activist says are staggered by the numbers. possibly hundreds of children abused for years. they say it's rife across the country rim activists say they hope the outrage will force the government to finally get serious about stopping it. nicole johnston, al jazerra. a billion dollars drugs haul that has been seizes by the u.s. coast guard. in sport we have lee, we wonder if this night be contend fore goal. season even though, well, the season is hardly started.
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u.s. coast guard celebrate the biggest haul of cocaine and haren in a single minute worth a billion dollars. mary ann reports. >> reporter: at first glance the palates look like the many millions of others shipped legitimately in to the u.s. every year. take a closer look and this cargo is pure, uncut and illegal. 32-tons of cocaine and two-tons of haren for the u.s. coast guard it marks its greatest triumph on a single mission to crack down on drug smuggling. >> the wholesale value alone exceeds $1 billion. i am not in the market of selling this, but trust me on the street it would sell for much more. >> reporter: more because u.s. drug enforcement estimates the 32-tons of uncut cocaine alone
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could be convert ed in to around 33 million lines that drug users would snort. this special operation ran for four months and involved three coast guard ships among them the stratton on its maiden voyage. they were targeting drug smugglers like these operating off the pacific coast to smuggle the contraband up from south and central america and employing ever more sophisticated techniques to avoid detection. coast guard video taken during the operation in july shows the risk of trafficers along a 12 meeter submarine, carrying six-tons of cocaine. it's been a good year for the u.s. coast guard with almost 60-tons of drugs seizes off the pacific coast so far more it says than the previous three years combined. this record haul has been move today a location where it will be analyzed and destroys that location is being kept a closely
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guarded secret. al jazerra. time for the sport it's been a busy night and lee is here to tell us about it. >> it has, david, thank you very much. 28 athletes have been suspended by the iaaf for suspected doping. athletics givenning body retested sample samples from th5 and 2007 world championships and found 32 adverse findings. they haven't named the athlete due to the legal process, but said a large majority of the 28 are retired, some are athletes who have already been sanctioned. and only very few remain active in sport. the iaaf is provisionally suspending them and can confirm that none of the athlete concerned will be competing in beijing which is the world championships later this month. they said the retesting began in april before the allegations made by the german a.r.d. and the british newspaper the sunday times. turkish football club have condemned the shooting of one of their players as a terrorist attack. turkish international mehmet was driving home for training in
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istanbul when he was targeted the bullet-proof glass on his car prevented him from being seriously injured. in april shots were fired at another team traveling from an airport from an away claim the drive has hospitalized and turkish football authorities suspended league and cup matches for a week after that incidents. barcelona have won a thrilling european super cup against fellow spanish team savilla. 5-4 after extra time. savilla had come back from 4-1 down in the match that finishes after 1:00 a.m. in the morning in the georgian capital. savilla set the tone with a free kick. but lionel messi scored two free kicks of his own to put barca 2-1 up after just 15 minutes, it was 4-1 by the time lewis suarez scored in the 52nd minute, but savilla somehow fought back to draw level at four goals apiece and take extra time. pedro scored the one after 114
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minutes, by 16 minutes past one local time barca had won their fourth trophy of the year. maybe none of the goals quite match this. martin hansen showing skills to equal those of messi. what about that? the goal was a stoppage time equalizer to hold dutch champions 2-2 in their opening league match. what a goal. fifa says former olympic official francois will chair its much-discussed new task force design today oversee reform at the be leaguered association, a former lawyer served for 14 years until 2003, a period which included the salt lake city bidding scandal. he will lead a team of 12 officials picked by fifa's six continue mental con federations. world cup sponsors will also nominate two members to the pam. south african rugby team won't being adding more black
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players for the upcoming rugby world couple of that's according to the country's sports minist minister. the springboks management has been criticized by south africa's biggest trade union for only field two black players in the team's those argentina so saturday. five others have contacted the trade union claiming that they have been sidelined and not selected. earlier this year, the south african wrigley union launched a plan to insure half of all domestic and national teams were made up of no one white players by 2019. one of the great cricketers of the last two decades is preparing for his final test series. sri lankan has decided to pro dong his glorious career to play two of the three tests against india. the first test starts on wednesday. in a venue where the long-serving batsman and wicket keeping, of course, made his debut against south africa 15 years ago. more than 12,000 round later, he is getting ready to hang that up bat. >> there are regrets but they
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are not regrets that i can, you know, that i will be, you know, thinking about for years and years and being bitter about. i have a great career, really enjoyed everything. even the wins, even the losses. the bad times, good times, everything has been very, very -- it's been great experience. >> he's someone, you know, who scores very consistently and can get big runs and, you know, it's his last two games and he would like to leave a very significant mark on international figures before he goes, so we all have that in mind so it will be good to get him out early, but it's not going to be easy. now, he may been be a four-time pga championship we were by taggerrer woods is far from favorite for this he we want the former world number one events has entered nine this season and missed the cut four times, he's fallen to 278 in the world rankings, which for more players wouldn't be enough to sea them qualify for major tournaments but lick for tiger
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his past successes means he didn't have to try. this is how the exceptions work for past champions. woods will never have to worry about qualifying for the masters or pga championship as you can see his exception for the u.s. open runs out in 2019. by the time that he those worry about the open he probably won't want to play in it anyway. >> i am just trying to get up there where i can win tournaments. get my game organized so i can be consistent and give myself chains to win on each and every vents i plan. that's what i have done over most of my career and i would look i can to get to that poignant again where i can do. >> not sure he will ever regain his imagine i.david. >> i doubt any of us will, lee. [ laughter ] >> you may be familiar with the phrase painting the town red but in mexico one town has been painted every color of the rain go, here is john hulman. >> reporter: it's the biggest mural in mexico, a
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rainbow-colored makeover for a poor barrio in the city. graffiti artist have his spent more than a year planning and painting 200 houses. together with young locals like francisco, better known as monkey, he's the one climbing up the ladder inevitably. >> translator: i feel good. proud to be part of this. because in the future, my children are going to see this. and have the -- and how the neighborhood looks good now. >> reporter: the mexican government funded the scheme to turn around the town, a neighborhood known for crime and violence. it's all about putting the youth to work and giving them a positive environment says enrico gomez, ex-gang member and now project leader. >> translator: art with social programs can change people's lives. empower neighbors and generate social unity. unities wake up barrios like this one and get us working for a better mexico. >> reporter: mexico is well known as the cradle of modern muralism and great artists like
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diego rivera use use used it toe the social and political problems of their time. in this case the painters are looking to project harmony and unity. it's a brave clove scheme and some aren't too impressed. others see it as a multi-colored game changer. >> translator: we are all surprised by the new colors. this was a rough neighborhood. and now it's really calmed do you believe. who knows how they have done it. the paymenters talk to the youngsters because they have come from difficult neighbors nr neighborhoods too so they understand them. >> reporter: 50,000 liters of payment later and the new-look neighborhood monkey sees it is a gift to his three young children is almost finishes. john hulman, al jazerra, mexico. well, there you go, it takes all sorts. that tess for me, that's it from the news hour team. thanks for watching, goodbye.
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