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>> stay two of the 72-hour truce holds. the death and destruction has shocked and shamed the world. the death toll of ebola's worst outbeak has reached 900. anand a devastating flood hits. an
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>> diplomatic efforts aimed at ending the current crisis in d gaza is underway with both sides upholding the trust. palestinians in gaza has have used the pause in fighting to gather much needed supplies. water is running out and there is increasing disease. $5billion will be needed to repair the damage. in new york the u.n. assembly is calling for all sides of the conflict to find a lasting solution. more officials arrive in egypt where a long-term truce is being discussed.
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more than 9,000 have been injured an over 200,000 have been children. and over 200,000 are taking shelter in u.n. shelters. >> let me be clear. the mere suspicion of militant activity does not justify jeopardizing the lives and safety of thousands of independent civilians. the humanitarian national law requires protection of civilian and civilian facilities including u.n. staff and u.n. premise. >> life in gaza will never be the same. we have reports from gaza city on the terrible toll the war has
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had on one family. >> reporter: three brothers. three very different prognosis. we saw the eldest whey a shelling targeted the house he and his brothers were sleeping in. he has cuts and bruises. the second brother with surgery should survive. but the youngest brother's injuries are so bad the doctors don't believe he'll survive long enough to see his second birthday. >> these are children. they did nothing. they didn't resist. they were just sleeping. >> reporter: mohammed calls out for his mother but she isn't there to so console hip. she and four others family members died in the same attack. thousands of palestinian
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casualties are civilians and have called on world powers to investigate whether israel's army has committed war crimes. most of these premature babies have only known conflict. they were born over the past few weeks. medical workers say fighting began there has been a sharp increase in births. shifa's neonatal unit is struggling to keep the babies alive. >> reporter: one month into this conflict and close to 3,000 palestinian children are wounded. hundreds have been killed. the medics say they desperately need help to save more children like mohammed. al jazeera, gaza.
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>> cease-fires allows gazaens to return to their homes. the area was a major target of the israeli offensive. andrew similar mondays is there and sends this report. >> there is unfinished business of recovery goes on questions are asked of what happens next. overall its estimated it will be $6 billion to rebuild gaza. here alone the cost will be tremendous. the israelis say that hamas fighters and fighters from other factions were based here which is why they hit it so hard. but collateral damage, look around, this is more than collateral damage in most people's books. it was some describe it as like an earthquake, but this was no natural disaster. the humanitarian cost is very high, indeed, with so many people dead the number isn't clear at this stage, and it
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isn't clear either as to whether any more bodies will be recovered. but in terms of normalcy. it will never return to this place. >> we're live at the united nations headquarters in new york where the general assembly is discussing the crisis in gaza. what is the purpose of this meeting? >> reporter: well, this meeting is an informe an informal meeting to discuss the ongoing violence. they received briefing briefings by several officials and each member got a chance to share their views. the meeting is continuing throughout the day. there is consistent themes that we heard hear. pretty much every u.n. official and every member state for that matter recognize israel's security concerns and talked
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about that. but overwhelmingly the majority of the talk turned to the suffering of palestinians after this assault. and some other consistent themes, the call for accountability. many u.n. officials ban ki-moon included, and many countries talked about the need to investigate the bombing of u.n. schools and shelters. some of those attacks resulted in the death of civilians who are seeking shelter there, and this is considered a war crime according to ban ki-moon and should be investigated. we heard consistently the call for lifting the blockade on gaza to address the underlying palestinian human rights issues that many countries say are behind the violence in this region in the words of one u.n. official you must offer some hope to the palestinians in order to be able to break the
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cycle of violence. a lot of talk from countries and u.n. officials today. we don't expect action, however, this is an informal meeting and any action would be just symbolic. >> thank you very much, indeed. israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu said that his country has gone to extraordinary length to avoid casualties this gaza. >> israel is going all out on the humanitarian effort, and we think more should be done. we just hope that hamas will start caring for its people and stop sacrificing them as human shields. stop shooting them when they protest. that's what happens when people protest and say to hamas, what have you done to us? they just excuse them.
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>> israel agrees to extend the cease-fire beyond the current deadline. >> clearly this is going to take more than 72 hours to figure out out, and clearly the israelis are at--i wouldn't call it mercy but at the hospitality of the egyptian immedia mediators. they're not going to be saying no the egyptians at this point. what would be thalfer native. rockets would be shot, and netanyahu cannot afford for hamas to show what they're capable of doing? >> i think netanyahu would want
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to ask for guarantees that there would be no shootings towards israel of any sort, whether they're rockets or what have you. they want to make sure that the the crossings are open, and so on. on those two issues there might be some problems with details because as you heard netanyahu earlier, he wants demilitarizing of hamas. that's not going to happen. >> when you say it's not going to happen, would the other side of the equation be happy with that? is that somebody that they could contemplate. >> the idea that they've been attacked so often, for them to consider giving up their weapons is a no-go. i can't see who will come in and disarm them. >> what about the possibility of some force within gaza, within
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the area that would monitor the situation would that have atax? >> as long as they live by their own siege. that's where they're going back to provide some guarantees for. >> during the news conference. was that a news conference. >> that televised address. >> i don't fiction, and i don't do theatric critique. this is not a political analysis. this requires a film critic, to come in and tell us what went out there. >> you didn't care for the film that you felt didn't run properly.
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he called john a friend, meaning john kerry. >> that's very nice of you. i think he's definitely doing damage. >> limitation? >> damage crisis, crisis management, whatever you would call it. because israel has been quite insulting to the country that provides diplomatic security, strategic protection. i think israel probably has few friends left in the world, if anyone, and united states is that one big friend that protects from all including you know, united nations security council, huge rights and s --human rights, and so forth.
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nor president barack obama to say we'll provide what you need, grenade, $200 million for your iron dome. that's the united states that protects israel who say i defend your right to defend yourself. so quote. and still israel was hostile to the united states. it really tells you, and by the way we heard a number other things. we need to rape their sisters and mothers in order to deter them from carrying further against us. we need to create concentration camps in gaza for them. the kind of language coming from israel as a society and academia, and israel as politicians and journalists is quite offensive to the political culture at large and region in the world and to the united states in particular. so you have this sense that they've been isolated perhaps too long and among each other too long.
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they offended their major ally and that's a problem. i think netanyahu has woken up from the shock of what he has done and now he'll start apologizing. >> thank you. now the palestinian west bank is trying a direct approach to take a stand. >> reporter: anger at the bloodshed she's seeing in gaza, this 18-year-old decided straight protests is not enough. now she goes her day going shop to shop, going for a boycott of israeli products. >> this is the right thing to do. >> reporter: sarah and her friends hope this it is just the beginning. the boycott israeli product
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campaign is not just here but along the west bank. they hope to make a sustainable difference that will last beyond this current crisis. the west bank have seen a number of protests over the war in gaza. those in the west bank continue their with their own struggles. illegal israeli settlements are still being built and israeli soldiers can conduct operation operations in the area. but it's changing. >> reporter: this is stronger than going to the streets. we go to our blogs, twitter and facebook and it's stronger and faster. >> the best way is to get the word out on facebook, instagram, twitter, a lot of the, you know, different media as far as kids our generation use. >> those who utilize social
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media and by contrast, calling for political factions tend to be smaller although the sentiment is always the same. >> we're asking people t for one moment to make a difference. >> reporter: in gaping support from her community, she hopes change does come not just for gaza but for all palestinians. >> still to come here on al jazeera, appealing to the international community for help. and landslides are adding to the misery after china's deadly earthquake. >> i understand. a little bit overwhelmed for a second. that's totally fine. >> a meltdown for one of tennis' best young players.
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>> two-day emergency meeting under way in switzerland to discuss the growing ebola virus outbreak in africa. a doctor hoping patients have died. seven new cases have been identified in nigeria and a man tested for the virus died in saudi arabia. the virus has killed over 900 people since march. 495 cases have been reported in guinea and a 75% casualty race. by end of march it had spread to lie yea liberia. sierra leone case was reported in may. ebola later traveled to nigeria. and a man in saud saudi arabia
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has after returning home. earlier we spoke to medical experts, and he believes the "world health organization" should be doing more. >> the money has got to go into basic health infrastructure so that the hospitals have the capability of treating these patients and give them the supportive care that they need and undertake the big risk crisis. so every person who has been exposed has been tracked down and quarantined to make sure that they don't have the disease. a smaller part can go to vaccin vaccine, which one would hope would gear up very rapidly now that there is interest in this break out. it's interesting technology that uses tobacco. because of this it's good manufacturing practices. it can be done relatively
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quickly, relatively inexpensively. we're months away but there is real hope against this terrible epidemic. >> 70 people have been killed by an airstrike in northern iraq. drones targeted one of the headquarters of the islamic state group in mosul. the building was used by the islamic state group to detain prisoners. and in fallujah there have been the use of barrel drums which would wit filled with scrap metal and explosions. a double bombing in the shia shopping district followed by a second explosion in a neighboring area. >> kurdish authorities have appealed to the international community for help. they're dealing with thousands of people who have left cities
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taken by the islamic state group in recent days. many of them are from a community that is made up mainly of ethnic kurds. >> reporter: this is a holy player for many. now it lies in ruins. destroyed by the group islamic state. the formerly known as the islamic state of iraq and lavant. since the city fell to its fighters on sunday, many thousands of fighters have left. packing what they could carry and heading for safer areas in northern iraq. others retreated to the mountains to avoid the fighting. >> i'm speaking here in the name of humanity save us. save us, i beg you in the past 48 hours alone 30,000 people are trapped in the mountains without food or water. they're dying. >> reporter: the community in iraq say they have existed for
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more than 6,000 years. their faith is based on acquaint iranian religion and philosophy which incorporates christian and islamic elements. a history of purse cushio persecution has dropped their numbers down to around 500. >> we express deep concern about the hundreds of thousands of iraqis, many of them from vulnerable minority communities displaced by isil's attacks and an urgent need of humanitarian assistance. >> reporter: many have appealed to iraqi kurds for help. the kurdish army has made some advances in recent days. but says its weaponry is not sufficient to defeat the islamic state group alone.
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>> we want to make the whole world aware including america that it's a duty of humanity to help, and they deserve to be taken care of. >> reporter: but behind that call lies the geopolitical nature of the conflict, the kurdish and iraqi authorities are involved in territorial disputes with each other, and this community is trapped in the middle. dominick cane, al jazeera. >> egyptian court has confirmed deat death sentences against 12. they first passed the death sentence in june but the case was referred to top religious authority for approval. the defendant still has the right to appeal. three al jazeera journals jailed in egypt have spend 221 days in jail. mohamed fahmy, bader mohammed, and peter greste were faulty accused of helping the muslim brotherhood. in june mohammed fahmy and peter
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greste was sentenced to seven years. bader mohammed was given an extra three years because of a spent pull let casin bulpett bullet casing he had. we go to adrian brown to the earthquake's epicenter. >> reporter: the long walk home. migrant workers returning to homes in the quake zone. a sad silent pro session. on the way we reach a man who has been traveling three days. walking the final stage because he has no alternative. >> it's hard to get a lift on a motorbike. there are not a lot of people with good hearts and it's expensive to pay for a ride. >> reporter: unless you're part of emergency services the only
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way into the quake zone is by motorcycle or on foot. the returnees are returning to where 70% of the moments have been destroyed. some have lost loved ones. under the shade of the tree a reunion with his wife and son. savring what he thought he lost. he's brought gifts. new shoes and clothes necessities now. and then it's time to see for himself what happened to his home. walking through his old neighborhood he's lost in his own thoughts. nothing is the same. >> i felt really sad. i was devastated when i first saw this. i almost burst into tears. >> reporter: he knew his house had been destroyed, but nothing prepared him for this. the home he remembered gone. >> we still owe a lot of debt from buying this house.
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it's really heartbreaking to see it like this. >> in the republic he recognizes familiar and monday take mundane objects. >> reporter: he borrowed money to buy this house now he has to give up his factory job until he can get his family resettled. for now he's a man without a home or an income. but he walks away with his wife and child and the hope to regain what he has lost. al jazeera, southwest china. >> bosnia's government has declared a state of emergency after major flooding. some of the worst effected are areas, we have reports. >> reporter: an angry river runs through bosnia as heavy rainfall continues to cause misery. many people in the northern east of the country have been forced
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out of their homes for the second time in a year. this describes how the flood waters arrive during the night. >> we tried to carry our things upstairs but the kitchen was gone. everything in it including the food is gone. our yard had two meters of water. >> reporter: authorities have declared a state of emergency. after rivers burst their bank. back in may this area was hit by the region's worst floods in a century. then more than 50 people were killed and there was billions worth of damage to infrastructure. european union countries promised more than $2 billion in aid, but some team in northern bosnia say they have had no help. >> you can't believe the authorities any more. we can only trust in god to be honest with you. whoever is in charge there, it makes no difference to us. >> reporter: forecasts expect the rain to continue until thursday at least but it has
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brought further hardship to places still recovering from previous floods. >> more to come on this news hours, including russians cheer on their country's military might. some have noticed absence. and cease-fire between yemeni forces and fighters in the north 6 69 of of the country, but disagreement continues. >> and why these sports are not just a game.
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the "world health organization" has called for an emergency meeting regarding' bow regarding the death toll due to ebola. let me ask you how much the cease-fire has helped to get back into the areas that need it. >> how much difference has the cease-fire made to try to get supplies needed back in? >> not much difference because of supplies that are needed and medical materials.
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there is no use of having medications only to treat people when the cause of the disease cannot be prevented. i mean by that most of the resources and worker supplies have been affected by the destruction of the supply, and the fact that many communities don't have access to water at all, or have access to polluted or sal nateed water. the large destruction of the sunny systems which is threatening to cause many diseases that we are seeing. in reality we're talking about-- >> israel say they ar they understand and intend to extend the cease-fire. do you think the factions will
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continue to hold the cease-fire? do you think this fighting can end now? >> yes, i think they will extend the cease-fire but the fact that this area has been under siege and 6,000 houses have been completely destroyed. some of which are in very bad conditions. we need the th end of the siege where construction can begin. but people will have not have homes to today in. besides the cease-fire, there is a third demand on the table. >> during earlier remarks benjamin netanyahu said that the tragedy of gaza was the fact that civilians were being used by hamas and other fighting factions as human shields. i wonder if you can address that
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because he was very specific in saying that they were being used as human shields. is that something that you refute or accept that it has been the case. >> first of all, no, i've been in houses that were destroyed. i have been with families who have lost their beloved. i've seen people who have lost 20 people, 25 people. i've heard bad stories of how the israeli army has killed people in a ruthless manner. mr. benjamin netanyahu is trying to cover up by saying that the palestinians are using human she woulds. they're killing the utmost possible people and i think-- >> he use showed video which appeared to support where people were being told to go up on the
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roofs and stay in their houses when the airstrikes happened. is that something that you've heard at all from people there? >> let me first finish my sentence. i was going to say that israel has to be held accountable in two ways. first of all, it has to be taken to the international criminal court to be judged there for their war crimes. secondly israel has to pay oh compensation for the damage they've created in gaza. regarding the story this is one incident where people were told by the israeli army they have to bleave their homes and the people decided themselves to protect their home by standing on the roof to prevent the attack and destruction of their home. it was a non-violent peaceful act of resistence, and israel destroyed the house and killing all those people. >> you want israel to be held
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accountable, but any efforts to bring israel to the icc has been brought to the u.n. security council and the u.s. tend to block it. what makes you think that this time might be different? >> because now we are a state. we are recognized as a state once it's done we can take the case to the international court. every israeli officer and israeli soldier and the prime minister himself has to be held documented for the war crimes here. we will document every case of violation. every case of crimes con ducked
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in gaza. there are thousands. of all those killed, every case is a very sad. >> thank you very much for taking the time to talk to us. appreciate it. now efforts to go to the crash site in ukraine has been called off. the ukrainian government is preparing to retake the city of donetsk from pro-russian separatists. they have warned that the humanitarian situation in hue crane is steadily worsening. food and agriculture products on a country that has imposed sanctions on ukraine.
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there is a new round of sanctions against russia imposed by the european union last week. this year's friendly tank rivalry include former cold war friends and foes. n.a.t.o. countries will not be part of it this year. >> reporter: war games in the literal sense. heavy metal shred this area with home crowds urge on crews. >> perfect. we're support be our team. good luck. we are going to win. >> reporter: 12 nations are competing in this tank championship. despite being invited no n.a.t.o. country has shown up.
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>> shows who wanted to come have come. >> reporter: hitting the targets and getting around the course is tough. two of mongolia's tanks break down. this round to the delight to many in the stand is won convincingly by russia. armenia is second. the competition tank is a standard tank being used by all of the teams except for the chinese who have their own tank. and if you believe more of the disgruntled rumors, maybe the russians are using a beefed up version like this one. such tittle tattle is dismissed by the winning grew. >> the tanks are the same but the drivers have great skills and show better performance. it shows what russia can do that we don't give up. >> reporter: dozens of countries around the world still use tanks
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made during the cold war, and with talk of a new cold war gaining traction this is a high octane way for russia to prove it's hardware still competes. al jazeera, moscow. >> russian hackers may have stolen 1.2 billion user names and passwords, perhaps the biggest ever internet security breach. over 500 million e-mail addresses, specializing in discovering hacks. the stolen information came from 420,000 websites. italy's economy has slid back into recession according to new data. it shows the country's gdp shank contracting by 2%. the government hopes to pull the eurozone's third largest economy
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back. how much of a surprise was it for these bad figures. >> i think they called this a surprise but not a shock. analysts were looking for italy to eke out a meager gain through june and assumed maybe some of the reform efforts and domestic spending that has been showing improvement would lift it, but it wasn't the case. it has to be said if we go back 13 quarters in italy we've only seen one quarter of growth. this is a country that has been permanently in recession, and has been for 15 years. >> reporter: what is going on here? >> the reforms are crucial. think economy is comeberred by debt and red tape and the government is trying to get through both the best they can. but the fragmented political structure makes it very difficult, legislation is difficult to push through and there is push back at the same
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time. >> and the situation in europe generally, if europe would be doing better would italy drag out or does it not work that way. >> i think it does to a certain degree. the rising tide will lift the boats of the euro zone rising economy. it will lift in germany first and then around there but germany is now slowing down as a result of the political tensions in eastern europe which you were articulating earlier in the evening and what is happening in china as well. the exports to bigger economies around the world are slowing, and that's taking its toll on germany and affecting other countries in europe and italy is part of that. >> what could happen. >> that's an enormous debate. italy would like flexibility. they would like to increase deficit and add a little bit to the debt in hope that more government spending would create
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jobs, create demand and get them out of this malaise. but the rest of europe, particularly german are saying wait a minute, we have spend a lot of long years to make sure that these rules were kept strict. there is an enormous debate right now as to whether now is the right time to carry on with the austerity or time to loosen the purse strings and create growth. but there is an european commission that was formed in september, they would like to see resistence but they're seeing resistence from the central bank president, who is also in italy. >> it looks like they have not been growing. can they survive? will they get a bail out why
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europe? >> highly possible. when you look at the strength of the economy, for every dollar earned in gdp in italy there is $1.32 they own in debt. they would like to only owe $0.60, so it shows how much they are covered in debt. they have horror money they owe to investors more than almost any other economy in the world. they have to pay that. they can't print money any more to satisfy ve investors. they have generate real tax, and that only comes through growth. if the debt were to expand further into the 135 to 140% range there will be questions about italy's ability to sustain it. >> thank you very much. we appreciate you coming in. thank you. now the dutch company has been appointed to seven for
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malaysian airline which went missing in march: australia's deputy prime minister says he's cautiously optimistic that the plane will be found in the search area. >> we'll use two vessels, equipped with deep water vehicles and personnel to undertake the operation. the vessels will search the sea floor using scanners, sounders and video cameras to locate and identified the debris. >> united states plans to spend $110 million a year over the next three to five years to help african nations to develop rapid response forces to deal with security threats. it comes on the third and final day in the african summit in washington, d.c. president barack obama has been in talks with 45 different hits of states of governments of africa. they are feeling a challenge
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that boko haram has dominated discussions. for several weeks there has been fighting in the region, we have more. >> reporter: calm and anticipation in northern yemen after the signing of a cease-fire agreement on monday. the truce ended several weeks of fighting between the yemeni army and robles. they were fighting for control of the oil-rich area along the border of saud saudi arabia. last month the two sides had reached a similar cease-fire but it soon collapsed. but now guarantees are in place for a lasting agreement. >> both parties have agreed to put an end to the conflict, pull out of their position and hand them over to the mediators. >> reporter: the causes for concern. some of the factions as well as local tribes are not happy with
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the agreement. they refuse to give up territory under their control. this has presented the main parties in the agreement with a challenge. >> we lay our plan forward. first eliminate tension, to observe a cease-fire and for both sides to back off from where they come from. this is the initial stand. >> reporter: this is one of the least developed parts of yemen. the government is trying to count separatist mostmen movements in the south. the yemeni government's troubles in the north may not end even if this cease-fire holds. >> coming this news hour. the probe conditions it's ten-year journey of a distant
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comment. and we have more details coming up. up.
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>> history has been made in deep space after an european spacecraft rendezvoused into a comet. to get there the rosetta probe arrival was no overnight achievement. it has been in space for ten years. when it's close enough the probe
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will carry out a set of complex maneuvers to get as near as possible to determine a landing site. once it gets close if you have it will deploy a landing craft to estimate the comment's make up. >> reporter: the result as nothing less than groundbreaking. for the first time a spacecraft has caught up with a comment. a probe called rosetta has been traveling th for a decade. >> it's the beginning of the real assistance mission. now we can start measuring things, really analyzing the commit, finding out what it's history is, what it's made of. >> since passing off from french guillen in a, in a way it's journey is just beginning. between now and the end of 2015
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it has been flying closer to the son. >> they seek it's own navigation coming around, and they're hundred meters apart. >> they will deliver landers carrying a drill to take samples from under the surface. >> what we are looking for there is evidence for pristine material. this is material that has not been contaminated. we know today it had great deal the water on it, and it's likely that mets had to do with that compose. >> reporter: images have shown the comet in some detail, and scientists hope this gives us an
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idea what our own planet looked like at the beginning. >> and now we go to sport. >> suffering a big set back in a home tournament, the 20-year-old was playing american qualifier shelby rog necessary canada when she just couldn't get going. losing the first set in montreal 6-0, and then having a conversation with her coach. >> i understand. you're a little bit overwhelmed for a second. take your time. right now you're not, but let's turn it around. >> reporter: that didn't quite happen. she did win the second set but not the decider. in the men's event djokovic,
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and andy murray in his third match since wimbledon winning. and khan has put pakistan back in good position. this is the final test series for sri lanka's before his retirement. his team took quick wickets, and pakistan reached 261 before close. cricket's governing body said it won't appeal against the decision not to ban england boner anderson. last week's independent job accusing anderson. both players are now set to play in thursday's fourth test a, the series at one a piece. >> i think the way both sides has played the series has been fantastic apart from that one incident, which has been blown
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up. both sides are very competitive, and. >> what needs to be done is for them to step up when they cross the line. it does not reunite the whole line. he follows the guidelines and within the guidelines. it's really good for the game and the spectators. >> four german champions. most of the german side is the backup goal of current number one. and now for 9 story that has made some nba history becoming the first team to hire a woman to their full-time coaching staff. former wnba star becky hammond has been hired as an assistant coach. she's retiring from a 16 year playing career. she's looking forward to helping the spurs in defense of their
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nba crown. not just the nba where women are making their mark in basketball. in mexico young girls from a an indigenous cree tribes. >> what they lacks in height she make newspaper determination. with no money for shoes she plays barefoot like the best of the kids. >> i want to become the best player. >> basketball is an obsession here in the highlands of mexico. for decades the community has suffered through violence, poverty and discrimination, but these kids are changing that image by becoming champions in mexico and throughout latin america. for aurora and most girls getting the chance to join the team was a personal battle. >> my parents were afraid that boys would want to have sex with us. first they refused to let us
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play. >> reporter: women in these deeply traditional communities are often marginalized. most leaders are men and literacy rate among women are higher and it's not uncommon for families to encourage their teenage girls to marry and drop out of school. but for these girls basketball is more than just a sport. it gives them a chance to travel outside of their communities and have new opportunities. ones that their mothers could never dream of. aurora's mother never finished primary school raising five kids and supporting her family with her weaving isn't easy. she's not surprised that her daughter wants to be a basketball coach. >> all of my daughters feel the same way. they want to study. they see how some husbands hit and mistreat their wives, and they don't want that life. >> reporter: providing education opportunities and scholarships. both girls and boys have to get
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good grades and show up for basketball practice every day. and the coach says his female players are challenging the boys both on and off the courts. >> there was a lot of competition between boys and girls. before the boys used to say that girls should stay at home and help their parents wash clothes or make food, but things are changing and girls feel more equal. >> reporter: despite giving it her all, aurora and her teammates lose the game, but the defeat does not dampen her spirits and drive to one day travel the world shooting hoops and coaching in her own community. >> that's all our sport. >> thank you so much, indeed. that's it for this news hour. from me lauren taylor we'll be back with another full round up. due stay with us if you can.
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>> this is puerto galera in the philippines. i've been coming here for over a decade. for me, it's like a second home. >> this is when i'm