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>> fighting between police and protesters in brazil as hundreds of thousands take to the streets over corruption. the world news from al jazeera. mainahead, the embassy plate and flag has come down as a dispute in doha are. history under threat. world heritage sites in danger of destruction. lust --
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>> daddy loves you. >> the breaking procedure that changed everything. there have been battles between police and protesters in brazil on the biggest day of demonstrations yet against eruption and poor public services. the president has canceled his planned trip to japan because of the ongoing demonstrations. police used tear gas to disperse a crowd in front of the national congress. thousands of protesters are also outside the foreign ministry, positioning themselves to possibly enter it. the biggest protest is in rio de janeiro. hundreds of thousands of people have joined in the campaign. they are angry about poor public services and government corruption. crowds have been on the streets of são paulo. there have been protests in more than 100,000 cities -- 1000
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cities overall. are the protests still peaceful at this one? >> it depends what city you are talking about now. moment in brazil, still over 50 cities have massive protests going on at this very hour. host of the protests are peaceful. we are seeing some very tense times, especially right now. we are monitoring rio de janeiro, number one. about 300,000 protesters in the streets. a small band of a few hundred of them are entering into running street battles with riot police. that is outside the mayor's office at this very hour. we saw some protesters actually storm an area where people in the city were showing matches of the confederations cup, not a stadium, but just an area where they had big tvs showing it. that means move you to the
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capital. at this hour, about 30,000 protesters outside the national congress building. within the last half-hour, they tried to to push their way into the foreign ministry. they were repelled by some police. very tense moments at this hour in brasilia. the president has deployed about 200 army police to encircle the presidential palace to prevent protesters from getting their. the situation in many cities in brazil is very tense right now. especially in brasilia and rio. >> what are the demands at this point? how are they evil thing? as a simpled out protest here in são paulo a couple of weeks ago to lower the bus fares, as we have been reporting for many days. this has gone way above and beyond that at this point. the much, this is a national
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movement by any group that has some sort of grievance, whether it be education, health, whatever it is. every single group right now is really seizing upon this moment. it is a movement that is very much being fueled by the youth. 15-30-year-olds. beingre on the sidelines applauded by many people in brazil. we will see how that changes with some acts of violence that we are seeing tonight. the violence is on both sides. road testers being aggressive and trying to push their way in. you are also seeing very aggressive tactics by riot police as well with running street battles in salvador. we are seeing them in the city of porto alegre in the south and ken -- and campinas.
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monitoring them all very closely at this hour. >> thank you very much. talks with the taliban could take place in the coming days. the planned meeting was canceled on thursday because of afghanistan's objections over a flag and name late on the televisions new office in doha are. office iniban's new dohar. protesters say they were saying it was an embassy. thenger over signs saying old name of afghanistan when the taliban ruled. president hamid karzai has held talks. one of the most senior members wenta by gone taliban rule against what was promised. >> we had talked to the authorities including the amir
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of qatar. and the foreign affairs minister. had three trips to qatar. an agreement in , ourng with the u.s. partner, our friend. >> the taliban statement on tuesday was clear. the group will continue its war against foreign forces and the afghan government. he says this is unacceptable language. >> when they a joint -- when they enjoy guitars assistance -- ther's assistance and political support of the u.s., from their they command that afghan children he killed, women be killed, the elderly be killed, all of us be killed. it means that there are
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qatarists attacks on the government and u.s. government. >> barack obama said he recognizes the challenge this poses. >> president karzai himself recognizes the need for reconciliation. the challenge is, how do you get those things started while you are also at war? an expectation is that despite those challenges, the process will proceed. >> the flag has been taken down from the building. no talks between the u.s. and the taliban had yet taken place. they are likely to begin soon. s say it is not enough yet despite several phone calls from john kerry and hamid karzai. this is not necessarily lasting but it will likely take much
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diplomatic effort to persuade the afghan delegation to attend. news that the u.s. would sit down with the taliban surprised the world. getting both afghan sides to sit down together is proving to be more difficult. global stocks have longed after the u.s. federal reserve signaled it will slow down its stimulus to america. the fed has announced it may no longer buy bonds to release money into the u.s. economy. u.s. stocks went down by more than two percent, the deepest single day fall since november. disappointing chinese economic data also hurt local sentiment. korean rebels are asking for more military support from its international palace. members of the free syrian army say a no-fly zone over parts of the country could help her event a unitarian disaster. -- a humanitarian disaster.
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the group believes syrian government forces will try to retake aleppo. a video posted online shows them battling government fighters there. the un's, humanitarian chief has given her assessment of the crisis. valerie amos says this disregard for human life and dignity has reached unprecedented levels in syria. she has been briefing members of the security council. >> a u.n. joint assessment mission was finally allowed on the 15th of june. they basically found a ghost town. weeks of heavy fighting and shelling have left the city almost totally destroyed. , raised my concerns that where there is active conflict or fighting going on, we have not been able to access many of the people in those areas. at the same time, we have throughsince january
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interagency cross line convoys, to reach 1.2 million people. housef them in opposition contestant areas. they have added to the list of world heritage sites in danger. among them, aleppo's eight ship -- ancient city. these are pictures from last year. rebels at the heritage site. the east of the country was once one of the most important cultural centers in the world. this video from last month appears to show the extent of damage from fighting there. castle an awe-inspiring built by crusaders in the 12th century. some of then heaviest fighting of the war. another site threatened by the violence is the ancient city in the south of the country.
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city is also on the list. it is home to the beautiful 12th-century mosque. vince michael from the global heritage -- the global heritage fund says looters are also to blame. >> in addition to direct damage from rocket fire, bullets, and so forth, you have extensive damage to archaeological sites from looting. eagle are digging up ancient artifacts and tracing them for weapons. one of the things unesco has announced is that they are putting together a fund that will help try to conserve and restore some some of these important heritage sites. syria occupies a unique place in the world. you have sites going back to the third millennium bc. sites in the bible, sites of the prophet mohammed. sites that talk about the crusades, the great arab leader. greek and roman sites.
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it is really a world treasure. bring you up to speed with the top stories now. battles between police and protesters in brazil. the biggest day of demonstrations yet against corruption for poor public services. the president has canceled his trip to japan. u.s. officials thepeace talks with taliban could take place in the coming days. the meeting was canceled because of afghanistan's objections over a name state -- a nameplate. mobile markets have reacted with fear after the u.s. federal reserve signaled that it would cut its stimulus to american economy. u.s. stocks plunged more than two percent on thursday. has accused the slowing down of a treatment for
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curing a virus. it is about the public interest that could restrict research. the coronavirus is at the heart of an argument over research rights. the saudi government says last year, this man sent a virus sample to a rasmussen university. he was the first to identify the virus, an important step in understanding and tracking it. it is a vital first aid in any work on on a vaccine. a rasmussen university applied for a patent on this sequence. only then did it start to share this information and samples of the virus. the only condition that a rasmussen retains the right to any discovery or innovations they make in a potential vaccine. >> there is a problem for other researchers. if they make their own discoveries with respect to
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diagnostics or vaccines, they may be infringing or rasmussen -- erasmus' patent claim. this leads to disincentive. >> earlier this month, the saudi government made public its own sequencing of the virus. it passed the virus to at least two research labs. the saudi health minister said that it was simply his country had sovereign rights to the virus and any research a staunton. he said that by ignoring these rights, erasmus engaged in bio piracy. >> we shared the information with the authorities immediately in saudi arabia. in the meantime, we shared that information also with authorities in england, germany, andce as soon it was needed
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we had more than 40 different laboratories we shared all the information with. if allegations are not right. it is very important to realize all privatedays, and public laboratories have a moral obligation to package their materials. >> legal experts say a lack of clear rules creates a climate of fear. >> there are questions about ownership. countries may not share the viruses. they may not share the information they are producing with regards to research, all of which gets in the way of handling these threats that pose problems for populations. >> similar conflicts have arisen in the past. airing the 2003 sars outbreak, the world health organization managed global research efforts. as the virus begins to spread more easily and becomes more of a global threat, they may have to do the same again. after just two weeks on the
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job, the newly appointed palestinian prime minister has handed in his reg -- his resignation. he says it is because of conflict over authority. the palestinian president has yet to accept the resignation. the death toll from floods in northern india could reach hundreds, says a state chief minister. the country is using helicopters to reach thousands of trapped people. they have been trapped by landslides in the northern hill .n -- the northern himalayas nearly 15,000 have been relocated. the floods have washed away roads, bridges, and hundreds of homes. for people in singapore, they have been warned that a thick fog shrouding the city could last for weeks. the government is asking people to avoid spending long periods outdoors. farmers in indonesia are
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starting fires to clear their fields. indonesia is accusing singapore of acting like a child. we are near one of the fires on the indonesian island. methe firefighters around have been standing in this area, trying to put out this blaze for the past three days. clearing land, a common practice in sumatra. they are facing a particular problem at the moment. the ground, there is about one , soilof mulch, trees which is burnable. when you light a fire in areas like this, it does not just start and burn up and around, it actually burns underground. the guys here are telling me it is extremely hard for them to figure out where exactly to spray the water. they are spraying it here at the moment. all around us, the smoldering and the patches of smoke are coming up in different places.
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that is going to be a problem. he haven't spoken to fire authorities today and they are saying they are understaffed and under resourced to be able to deal with the enormity of the fires as a result of land clearing. they are also telling us that the peaks of this land clearing does not start until august. that is the key time, which is some months from now. they say it is hard for them to predict how bad things are going to get this season. at the moment, there are more than 100 fires that they have to watch closely in and around sumatra. , extremely hazy, extremely smoky. airy hard for us to breathe and see here at the moment. but this is a continuing situation on the ground and one that local authorities are trying to watch very carefully. >> the jury has been selected in of trial of five men accused
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the murder of a prominent russian journalist. he was shot dead outside her moscow home in 2006. heater sharp reports from moscow. >> it has been more than seven years since the prominent investigative journalist and outspoken critic of the kremlin was murdered outside her moscow apartment. on thursday, the start of a second trial with five defendants in the dock. jury selection taking place behind those doors. a previous trial in 2009 ended with three men being acquitted and walking free. that verdict was overturned and for members of the family are now standing trial. three of them for the second time. >> whatever the verdict in this trial, and it is going to last months, one question continues to remain unanswered. just who was it who ordered the murder of the journalist? on the wall of the conference room at the newspaper where anna worked,
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a memorial to her and five other staff killed while reporting a crime in russia. why the mission was to look into the assassination, his investigations took him into the upper reaches of government. >> we saw that the -- the murder was political. the person behind it is not a regular person or business man. he is placed in the political hierarchy in our country. in order to get this person behind bars, we will need the political will of the country leaders. >> key evidence in the trial is cctv footage of the man who carried out the killing. his defense lawyer says it is the wrong man. the supposed killer, the murderer. you see his shoulder. at is as far as i understand, as i see, quite a thin person. with a sharp shoulder over here.
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this is my client, which does not quite look like the person from cctv. >> in the office where she used to work, her door is left ajar. her desk as she left it that day in 2006. not just as a tribute to her career, but one of the countries or most investigative journalists and also a reminder of the dangers faced by journalists in russia today. >> another crisis over the future of greece. the state tv broadcaster has broken up without agreement. a partner in the ruling coalition said it will decide whether to stay within the government. the government saying this was a cost-cutting measure. on monday, greece's highest court ordered them back on air. the eu has given france and britain two months to lower charges for using the channel tunnel before taking the masses
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to the european courts. the eu says passengers are paying too much for euro star tickets. to life after guantanamo bay has been traumatic for many former detainees. some of them are now in albania. a were mistakenly captured after a bombing in afghanistan. al jazeera reports from the albanian capital. >> enjoying a cup of coffee with a friend. a normal pastime for many. for him, one that he does not take for granted. for the past seven years, albania's capital has been his home. his journey has been traumatic, one that saw him into her a five-year imprisonment at guantánamo bay. first three champs, i was held in a cage that was three meters square.
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in the fourth camp, there were 10 of us held together in a bigger cage. >> a finally classified him as no longer enemy combatants. his release came much later as no country was prepared to take him in. >> after questioning, americans said they were innocent and they had been captured by the state. >> while he relies on state handouts, he attempted to carve out a new life i helping out at a pizza parlor. he hopes to open his own restaurant one day, what so far, that is a distant dream. the reality is that he and others in his situation are trapped in limbo here. the shackles for a life of dependency as a refugee. that is because the military will not grant him citizenship. he is unsure if they ever will. group ofepting a detainees, albania considers itself a loyal ally of the u.s.
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it is refusing to take anymore still held at guantánamo. meanwhile, he continues with his life, but with no guarantees. >> i do not have a job, i do not have a home, i do not have a passport. aw can i have any hope? >> taste of freedom, but with a better -- with a bitter note. >> the nba champions will be decided in the next few hours. the miami heat host the san antonio spurs in game seven. it will be the 18th decider in nba history. san antonio missed out on the title in game six on tuesday. they had a 10 point lead at the end of the third quarter but ended up losing in overtime. miami are looking to retain the title for the first time while san antonio are aiming for their fifth in 15 years. the last five games seven's in the finals have been won by the host. a report from the city that hopes that is not about to change.
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here we are outside the american airlines arena in downtown miami. in case you need to be reminded, it is in big letters on the side of the building. tonight is game seven between the miami heat and the san antonio spurs. or many fans, it is all about this man, the huge poster, the huge figure of lebron james, the de facto leader of the team and defending champion. miami won the title last year. 24,000 people will pack into this stadium, some paying up to $30,000 for their core sidestreet -- or side seats. we just paid $60 to park across the street. miami would not be here if not for the dramatic overtime win on tuesday. if they do not win tonight, there will be some disappointed fans in miami. >> a young boy has had his hearing restored by neurosurgeons in the u.s. he is the first child in the country to be given a brainstem implant.
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before we give you the report, it does contain pictures of a medical procedure. that this the moment three-year-old discovered sound. >> daddy loves you. daddy loves you. ?an you hear daddy .addy loves you >> he was born without nerve endings in both years. hearing devices were not an option. his adoptive parents decided to try a groundbreaking procedure called an auditory brainstem implant. researchers at the university of north carolina removed a small piece and inserted it into his brain. small paddle of electrodes and we lay it directly on that area. there is a cable that comes out beside the brain through the cochlea, through the bone and
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coils under the skin and hooks up to a receipt or -- a receiver. >> sound information normally travels through that year. the cable allows it to travel to the brain. is the first child in the united states to have the implant as part of a trial, changing his world forever.
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