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anchor: welcome back. the top stories this hour. doesn't killed and wounded in pakistan as a suicide bomber targets a hospital. affection of the taliban have claimed responsibility. japan's 82-year-old emperor said his age is making it difficult to carry out his duties. he will be the first to step down and almost 200 years. august 8 is earth overshoot day. activists say mankind has consumed a years worth of natural resources. for the next four months we are living on credit according to
the global foot print network. first, utter devastation. that is how one witness described the scene following a suicide armor at a hospital in pakistan. it left 70 people dead and dozens wounded. a breakaway faction of the taliban has claimed responsibility. reporter: they were there to mourn one of their own. they too were targeted. a suicide bomber struck in southwest pakistan where a large crowd of mourners had gathered to grieve the death of a prominent lawyer. shot earlier in the day.
as we were leaving the hospital and media were interviewing lawyers when the last to lace. for many minutes it was darkness all around. then we heard gunshots. reporter: it has been hit by suicide attacks before, notably on the state three years ago. the army chief and prime minister flew in to speak to victims still receiving treatment. the hospital's director said the authorities had failed to protect them. >> we have one guard on duty who is armed except for vuitton. he said if this incident happens the victim's should be treated at the combined military hospital and proper security be provided for us. reporter: the authorities have promised a tightening of security this monday. has claimed
responsibility for the attack. anchor: according to its own the islamic state group is also cleaning responsibility for that attack in pakistan. at this stage. we will keep and i out for you. -- an eye out for you. rebels say it is only a matter of time before they control the city. they have been pounding aleppo after a coalition of rebel groups managed to break the three like -- three-week long siege. value to bothegic sides. the u.n. has warning of a desperate situation for civilians trapped there. they wanted to man's campaign to oust the islamic state from one of its strongholds.
is a nearly deserted city where very few buildings remain undamaged. now in the hands of the syrian democratic forces, the conquest represents an important victory over the islamic state group. the town, a strategic location in aleppo province,'s was one of the militant strongholds. supported by air raids carried out by the us-led coalition. the air of an kurdish fighters are clearing out the final pockets of militants in the city. districtse of two remain in the hands of the islamic state group. in a few hours we will have liberated the area. reporter: thick, black smoke could be seen as islamic state group fighters burned tires hoping to obscure the view of prelates from the international coalition. now militants have done what they can to slow the progression of the sdf into the city
including car bombs and booby-traps. for those who stay behind it is the end of a long ordeal. with 15 members of my family. we were stuck between the fighting and living in terrible conditions. reporter: it was an important supply center for the islamic state group. the city served as a logistics based for the militants. its loss is a heavy blow. anchor: 10 foreign nationals have been arrested in turkey as the government continues at crackdown. they are accused of having links to the us-based cleric president attemptsaid is behind to overthrow him. thousands have been detained in turkey and tens of thousands have lost their jobs. the president said he wants to bring back the death penalty to do with those considered traitors. he said he is looking to reset
ties with russia as he prepares to vis couit thery tomorrow. relations hit a low point after turkey downed a russian warplane close to the border with syria. russia responded with economic sanctions that hit turkish tourism hard. it is in both countries' interest to repair relations quickly. president putin and the turkish president will meet since their relationship hit rock bottom. they're downing of a russian jet in 2015 soured diplomatic relations. president clinton called the incident a stab in the back, carried out by the accomplices of terrorists. in june, president erdogan of a giant paving the way for --
apologized, heaving the way for a clean slate. russianf the [indiscernible] have been lost. also some economic projects such as the pipeline or their first nuclear power plant. they had to be postponed. is seen ashe visit him turning his back on the west. in an interview the turkish president expressed anger saying the solidarity he had shown during the charlie hebdo attack were returned by cliches by the west. meanwhile, the russian president was one of the first foreign support.o voice his -- main on my discussion item of discussion is syria.
ankara has been a key ally to the west during the five-year war. turkey is concerned over russia and the u.s.' mountain -- mounting support for group the finest terrorist organization. one contentious issue that could into a rematch. anchor: it is holiday season here but the threat of terrorism means security is paramount. armed police are touring just patrolling beaches while some markets, concerts, and sports events have been canceled. it is not what you might expect to see on the beach but ,fter july's attack in nice french authorities are taking no chances with tourist season in full swing. reinforcements are patrolling regularly. >> it is reassuring but also frightening. you cannot sunbathe calmly because when you see the place you think something could always
happen. reporter: the state of emergency is set to last until january. traditional summer activities are seeing the consequences. dozens of events have been canceled nationwide from fireworks to competitions. those on the agenda have seen security measures ramped up like never before including putting the french military on patrol alongside the place. -- emperoran's enter has hinted he wants to abdicate. the 82-year-old said his age men he was struggling to fulfill his duties. if he does debt down it would be the first abdication of a japanese monarch in almost 200 years. age of i consider my odor eight -- over 80 years and a deteriorating physical
condition, i have concern about not being able to fulfill duties as a symbol with my utmost efforts. as i have done so far. areor: most japanese sympathetic. right-wing politicians are posted making any changes to the japanese constitution. not set because he cannot according to the constitution but everyone in japan knows the emperor was hinting he wants to step down. japan has not seen a number abdicate since 1817. a change to the imperial household law is needed to achieve this but polls show the public is overwhelmingly behind him. >> i am for the japanese emperor abdicating. i want him to have some rest.
>> he is very old and his desperate and public services very demanding so really, i think we need to consider it. conservativesnch are against considering this in parliament. they fear the debate may open the door to female succession and it may distract from the government's efforts to revive the u.s.-drafted pacifist constitution. but the premise to her appeared to offer a message of support. >> i understand his concern and we should think hard about what we can do to help. anchor: his eldest son is next in line to the throne and he has adopted some of his father's interior [indiscernible]
donald trump has been trying to get his campaign back a week of spats and gaffes left him trailing. and revive plans for an oil pipeline from canada. he wants to simple fight tax code. here he is speaking from detroit. let's talk taxt reform. i am proposing an across-the-board income
tax reduction especially for middle income americans. this will lead to millions of new and really good paying jobs. the rich will pay their fair share but no one will pay so much that it destroys jobs or undermines our ability as a nation to compete. anchor: 39 people have been mexico's mudslides in
eastern region. the hurricane brought with it heavy rains. rescuers have been looking for survivors. forecasters are keeping an eye on tropical storm javier are as it pushes closer to cabo san lucas. macedonia has held a day of mourning this monday after 21 people were killed i flooding and violent winds. the freak storm battered the capital and damaged -- damage was widespread. devastatinge aftermath of macedonia's worst storm in decades. villagers on the outskirts of the capital were the worst hit. national day of mourning. they did what they could to clear mud, water, and debris. to help us came clear this. we do not have any equipment. we do not have water pumps. this was all covered in mud.
where trying to clear it out the a bit. >> my family is not here. i stayed to clear this. what can i do? reporter: after the storm hit the average rainfall for all of august fell into ours. during this time meteorologist said more than 800 lightning strikes were recorded. was as high as 1.5 meters in some areas. 1000 people were rescued in the northern suburbs while dozens were hospitalized. >> all the patients have been processed and diagnosed and their wounds have been treated. in a stableently condition. those with minor injuries will be sent home shortly. while there are some who need to remain for longer. for residents the
ordeal is far from over. without electricity or access to drinking water, this is the worst flooding to hit since 1962. environmentalists are warning that we are using too many of the earth's resources to quickly. the global footprint network said in seven months to manatee has used a full year's allotment of water, food, and clean air. the group said from today we are living on credit. reporter: it is the planet's way of saying stop. from here till the end of the year humanity will be living on credit. fallingday that started earlier every year. on december 23. 30 years later, it was october
13 and today it comes august 8. greenhouse gas omissions are no small part of it. consequences of overconsumption are becoming increasingly obvious. water shortages, deforestation, and biological extinction. you -- from here on out we will start catching smaller fish . once that have not had time to reproduce and that will have a big impact, reducing her many fisher left and eventually in a few months or years the stock will disappear completely. reporter: more developed nations y at fault.rincipall if everyone lived like the u.s. need about four times
as what we use. put together solutions. traveling less and eating less meat. our guest joins us now on the line. how did you come to the conclusion that today is the day when we have used up a year of natural resources, how do you can't delete that? guest: we are ecological accountants and we use a simple approach to look at how much the -- we use compared to much we have. all our use of nature competes ecological -- surfaces. we can add them all up to our ecological foot your -- footprint. calculate how much space there is on the planet so we can see to what extent our demand exceeds what the planet can
provide. it exceeds by 60% what the earth can renew. anchor: the usual suspects are to blame. the u.s. is consuming far too much compared to the rest of the guest: i live here in california, we use a big share, that is true. it is the most creation of how many people we are and who much we consume per person. and how efficient our technologies are. anchor: is it a population program -- problem? guest: overall what we see is the footprint per person has not increased that much over the last 50 years. the population has increased. actually she is a significant driver but there are also great solutions. if you invested more in women and women's ability to purchase up and have full access to health care, it would lead to much smaller families and address that problem as well. it is possible to live well under one planet by viewing --
being very pro-human. anchor: what other solutions are there going forward? guest: the technology exists, possible toit is transform economies to one that can live on the means of one planet but the political williston missing. what we could do is could make our city's far more efficient by making them compact. we can transform our energy systems. reducechange the way we -- treat ourselves by using less animal-based food and we talk about population, encouraging smaller families would also help. as we are fewer people there are -- more planet per person. anchor: i am thinking in the eu, there has been a big emphasis on cutting carbon emissions. people are encouraged to use cars that use diesel.
therefore polluting the air we are everything whereas in the u.s. we did not -- they did not sign the kyoto protocols. you do have these unintended consequences when you have government intervening, don't you? guest: nothing comes for free. is resource security necessary for a stable future? we plan as if we had in finance amounts of gas infinite amounts of planets available. the biggest misconception is we think this is a global problem so we have to do something nice for the planet. it is for each country. countries that have -- do not have resource sovereignty, that are not resource secure maybe much more exposed to risk in the i'm not being to feed their economies. it will beach country's prerogative, are they preparing themselves or not?
anchor: thank you. let's get some business news. you are sticking with us tonight. big problemhaving a in france because it has been such a wet summer. it has impacted their wheat crops. are one of the five biggest producers in the world. french farmers say they had too much rain, too little sunlight. they're preparing for the smallest wheat harvest in three decades. all this as other countries have had better years in production driving down wheat prices. reporter: it is reaching harvest time but there is little cause for celebration. heavy rains and flooding destroyed much of the wheat farmers crop. of 20 hectares lost weight
and cannot be sold. we cannot -- we do not know if we can make anything. if we do it will be by the middle of next year. reporter: the french ministry of agriculture expects the worst harvest since 1936. the government along with banks and farming associations of working to find ways of supporting the affected farmers. rollovers are not enough. this farmer said he lost 55% of his harvest and wants the government to go further. tothe farmers are not going have anything. they will fall behind and go further into debt. we are calling for something like a marshall plan. reporter: struggling farmers look like they will have to sell their crop for less causing prices to drop.
isorter: the central bank forecasting gdp to rise 2.2% to welcome boost to the second largest economy which stagnated in the second quarter. the business mood has soured due to the fallout over britain's decision to leave the eu and terror attacks. the government is sticking to its projection of 1.5% growth. let's check in on the markets. oil prices rising 3% on a report of renewed calls by some opec members to freeze output. u.s. stocks trading lower despite that uptick in oil prices. you can see indices are down in the red. investors are waiting on some retail data. ,uropean markets did close benefiting from the higher oil prices. they finished 1.7%.
all three indices between 1% and 3%. airbus is investigated over allegations of fraud and bribery. the business part that uses third-party consultants to negotiate sales. we havet the first time heard of problems. airbus said errors had been discovered in a internal review on how it reports the use of outside agents. export credit agencies have suspended financing after an internal inquiry reported discrepancies. thousands of passengers flying on delta were stranded after a computer glitch. the second world -- largest airline said power outage was to blame. whatever seemed but 365 were canceled and that number could still grow.
reporter: a progressive return to normal, that is what delta airlines is hoping for after a computer outage left much of its fleet grounded. many of its systems down worldwide and thousands of travelers stranded. e-mail.ly you get an we did not get anything. e-mailr: it was not just and self-service chickens going dark. screens were showing inaccurate information. >> my boarding pass went through, all that was fine. and then we got to the gate and the agent said our system is down. no delta flights are flying. there is no news. we are all just sitting here. reporter: staff had to resort to old-fashioned techniques, digging up old printers to keep track of passenger manifests. with 5000 daily departures,
delta said those staff would be able to -- is stuck would be able to claim a refund or shift to a different route or day. time thatthe first computer airlines -- computers landed airlines in trouble. check-in and boarding systems went down. american airlines canceled flights last september after technical issues. it is down to broadening automation and computerization and the increased scope for things to go wrong. reporter: brexit has helped travel. flight bookings to the u.k. have jumped since june driven by the fall in the pound following the vote to leave the eu. bookings from hong kong are up 30% and 9% from the u.s. and 5% from europe.
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