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>> welcome to the news hour. the world top news stories. tension on the streets of baghdad have erupt as the prime minister cling to power although a replacement has been nominate: fear forgive their lives many fining for their lives, many are living in tough living
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conditions, and turkey's prime minister promises a new era of reconciliation after winning first-ever popular presidential vote. >> now iraq's prime minister is stepping up the struggle to keep his job despite being under increasing pressure to resign. now the alliance of shia political parties has hired a new replacement. this is the latest developmental maliki's own party has nominated a candidate to replace him.
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>> reporter: we're expecting the official statement, confirming that he is, indeed, the nominee effectively sidelined. >> he has been hanging on despite growing pressure from the u.s. but he has decided he's going to take the president, not naming him as prime minister. >> reporter: he does have the support. what has essentially happened over the last few weeks despite his increasing attempts to the rule and gain enough support to keep the position, it's become--he has come under increasing pressure from the united states and others to step
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down. he does need to retain some support from iranian factions. this does not mean that nouri al-maliki is going away. there is quite a lot of talk that he'll be given a post that will perhaps have fairly senior powers regarding security. he's someone who has made very clear that he will not go out without a fight, and it seems that none of the solutions has put him in another position where he's very still very much part of the picture. >> jane, thank you very much, indeed, on that. updating us on the situation from iraq. well, the advance of fighters from the islamic state group has left many without a home in northern iraq. large numbers of the yazidi religious minority are still stranded in the mountains of sinjar.
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it's taken a week for refugees to cross back into iraq, and some of them are in cars, but entire families have been walking. they all have little food, no medical supplies, and they now face sufficient conditions in a refugee camp that has been set up for them. many lost family members during the journey. >> i put two of my sons in the car that came to get us, then i went to grab the one i'm holding and went back to the car. it had left already. that's why i have to walk here alone. i have three children. this one is with me, but i've lost the others. i haven't seen the other children, an and/or my husband since then. >> i walk in the sinjar mountain to syria, walking. just we have the border.
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there are thousands of peoples. >> who are the yazidi? well, they're members of a pre-islamic sect living namely in iraq, syria and turkey. they're namely kurdish speakers. a combination of judeoism, and islam and zoronism. they say they're persecuted because of their following. they believe god is the creator of the world which he has placed under the care of seven holy angels, the chief being peacock angel. but they've been branded as devil worshipers by the islamic state who say they have to convert or die. >> well, hida durmler, a yazidi
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journalist, who has been helping the yazidi escape the sinjar mountain. he's on the line now. i understand that you're in the town that is helping yazidi refugee who have managed to escape. >> yes, thank you. really the i can'tcy di i yazidi. they don't have enough food, enough medicine. a thousand people in sinjar, they're still in the mountain.
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even that we have no connection with more than 1,000 person. they are in the south of sinjar. that area still there, an. >> yes, you say there are still many still trapped on that mountain. we know that countries like the u.s. and france have been bringing them aid. but the fear is if they don't get off that mountain soon they're just going to die. >> you know, the mountain, the sinjar mountain is a very big mountain. so a thousand of people there, they don't know where the other group--they have no connection to all of them. some of them they are in the south. they then come to the north. some of them in the north, they go to the area where they walk
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to the syria border. all of this happen in the last three days, and then 100,000 people, 90% of them, they don't have cars. 90% of them they are kids and old women and old men. just this morning we heard from some people they are more than 1,000 people, all of them, they are hold men. they cannot walk to the area. they are under the control of the community, and i'm sure that isis, they try to kill all of the people in the mountains. >> until recently not many people had heard of the yazidi. it is a small community
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worldwide. they have been heavily prosecuted. why is the islamic state such a threat to them? >> you know, islamic state from the beginning they come to iraq, they do it in 2007, they kill yazidi. they kill a lot of yazidi in mosul. they kidnap more than 55 police borders, and they kill people in the north of mosul. so they don' don't think they have a right to life. >> thank you for joining us. it's a very bad situation that
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the yazidi have found themselves there. now a 72 hour cease-fire continues in gaza. israeli negotiators are meeting in cairo with egyptian mediato mediators. indirect talks are being held between gaza factions and israel. charles stratford reports. >> reporter: tens of thousands of people used to live here. there were schools, shops, mosques, the gaza neighborhood struggling but surviving under israel's blockade. but there are few places inhabitable now. this woman shows me her phone. she and 39 members of her family used to live here. another cease-fire means another chance to salvage what she can.
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>> reporter: thewe cake to take out what we can from under the rubble. we hope to find a few of our things. god willing the region becomes stable again so we can rebuild our lives. >> reporter: israeli tanks are kicking up clouds of dust as they race towards the border. as the first day of the 72-cease-fire. you may wonder why i'm wearing a flap jacket, w we here there are tanks down there and they were firing over people's head. people who have gone down to their farmlands close to the border. 1234 the nearby market was busy. shoppers buying as much produce as they can afford. after so many failed cease-fires there is a desperate hope that this latest truce will last.
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>> thank god for this cease-fire. we just hope it will last. i'm here to buy some things for the children. my house is gone. my belongings are gone. i've lost everything. >> reporter: the conditions of the local u.n. school is shocking. two hours of electricity. lack of drinking water, overflowing drains, and many are still too afraid to return to see what remains of their homes. >> my house was smashed by an f-16. i'm scared about going back even though there is cease-fire. i'm afraid they will hit it again. me and my family of 15 have nothing left. >> reporter: in a quiet room at the back of the school children are given crayons and paper. their supervisor tells them to draw whatever they like. >> the children are the most vulnerable in this war. we're working with them to three to ease the pain of their
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psychological suffering. we let them draw so they can release and express their feelings. >> reporter: another truce, another attempt to bring an end to this war. there is nothing that the people of gaza can do but to hope and pray this cease-fire lasts. charles stratford, al jazeera, gaza. >> since this assault began a month ago 64 have been killed in the fighting and three civilians have died in israel. gaza health ministry say 1,000 40 palestinians have been killed. the u.n. said three-quarters of them are civilians. around 10,000 palestinians have been wounded. more than 170,000 people are living in 89 u.n. shelters. well, hours before this cease-fire took hold, planes and smoke from a huge fire could be seen from far away.
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firefighters douse the flames, and two factories have been targeted and destroyed by the israeli army since last month. well, andrew simmons is outside that factory in gaza city. andrew, palestinians are taking advantage of the lull to take stock of the kind of damage that we can see behind you. >> reporter: that's right. it isn't just a charles stratford reports. masses of people going homes to that have been destroyed. there are business people coming back to scenes like this. $2million of stock and equipment destroyed. this was a company using natural materials from israel exported from israel, a market that was ripe across the middle east. a highly successful small business. now 25 people are likely to lose their jobs. it's almost certain.
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i spoke to the directors of the company earlier, and they said they couldn't understand why they have been targeted along with many other small businesses, indeed, large ones. aside from the humanitarian catastrophe that the gaza strip is enduring right now there is an economic calamity that is taking place as well. which does have a bearing on the situation and political talks of the future, the lifting of the blockade on the gaza strip. but really looking around as i walked around large areas of this city, and, indeed, other parts of the south. i really sensed there was a feeling of some degree of relief, but also one in which people are very guarded. they fear that they could be yet another calamity with these talks. and what the cease-fire could actually end. a lot of people just simply don't have the confidence to return to their homes.
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>> yes, and these talks in cairo, of course, hamas trying to stop the blockade, but when you see the kind of damage that we've been looking at throughout the day and during the cease-fire you wonder how gaza is ever going to manage to rebuild itself or it's economy. >> reporter: it is unimaginable, really. impossible to describe the scale in which the gaza strip has been completely decimated. and not only that, the material fabric of this area, but also the resolve of people has definitely been effected. you can see it in the eyes of people when you speak to them. they're sort of punch drunk with the sways. normally under this level of fire they've endured, especially prior to the last three-day cease-fire where there was intensive bombardment day after
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day. when you look in people's eyes, they were going through some means of survival. now with this cease-fire they're trying to go through a number of stages. firstly to try to get into some sort of mindset where they start to recover. and then thinking about the future. i also spent some time in the southern border of the gaza strip watching people go across, one by one of processions. people with foreign passports or visas who are saying, look, we're in gaza but we can no longer justify the risk for our families. so a lot of people, a lot of educated people as well as people with basics jobs are getting out into egypt, getting away from the gaza strip. a desperate situation. >> and who can blame them. thank you very much in deed for that. andrew simmons in gaza. kimberly halkett, where are in
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talks with cairo? >> reporter: well, the israeli delegation is in cairo meeting with egyptian mediators. the mediators saying they're trying to work with both sides to secure what they call a more permanent cease-fire. of course, efforts to extend last week's truce, the 72-hour truce did fall apart. but now we have a cease-fire in effect since midnight monday, and now there seems to be work in addressing the key issues for the conflict. for the israelis they say they're looking to provide security for their citizens to keep southern israel and all of israel free from rocket fire coming in from gaza. for the palestinian delegation, it would be to have the blockade lifted on gaza that has kept 1.8 million living without the ability to travel, without allowing them to have commercial
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economy, free of israeli control. these are key issues. i should point out that the israeli delegation will only be in cairo for monday, then it returns to west jerusalem. we're told where there will be meetings with benjamin netanyahu as well as the defense minister on what was discussed in egypt, and what the next steps should be. >> we know internationally there is a great deal of pressure on netanyahu to come up with some kind of deal. domestic italy what kind of pressure is he facing? >> reporter: well, there has been enormous pressure on the prime minister,ness for those living alone the southern border, to continue with the military operation. there has been a lot of internal criticism that he did not, quote, finish the job, and the defensive to continue. but what the prime minister has said all along is that there will be no known negotiations as long as there is rocket fire. now with this cease-fire agreement in place, he can stay
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true to his word and to the promises he has made domestically and these negotiations now that are taking place are taking place because in fact, there is no rocket fire. and it's what many hope will continue, so that a longer lasting durable cease-fire can be secured. >> kimberly, thanks for that. kimberly halkett in west jerusalem. an aid group in turkey said it will of relief to gaza. four wounded palestinians arrived for medical treatment. and they look to evacuate thousands more from gas. promising to treat a nine-year-old palestinian girl who was left paralyzed. her family is waiting for permission from israel to move her out of gaza. her doctors say she needs
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treatment by specialists to regain some of her nerve functions. >> i feel like i can't do anything with my body. and when i move like this, i can't feel my body moving. >> to recover, if she remains here, other infection will be difficult to treat. and it will be worse. there won't be a chance for nerve recovery. >> 23-year-old zachariah was wanted by israel and was shot to death. israel won't say why he was wanted. he is the third party to be killed in the west bank in four days.
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>> the soldiers started patrolling the town at 8:00 in the morning. at 10:00 a large force came here and started firing randomly. a fire was hurt and are wounded and now receiving treatment in hospital. >> egyptian authorities have stopped the executive director of human rights watch, and another u.s. from entering the country. human rights watch released reports on last year's security back down on protesters who backed president morsi. the worst incident was at a mosque in cairo. al jazeera demanding the release of three journalist who is have now been imprisoned in egypt for 226 days. mohamed fahmy, bader mohammed, and peter greste were falsely accused of helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood. in june they were given
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seven-year sentences. bader mohammed was given an extra three because of a spent bullet he had picked up at a protest. turkey's will be looking for a new premiere. erdogan wants to promote wide-ranging presidential powers and offering his critics an olive branch. [♪ music ] >> reporter: joy and jubilation on the trees as erdogan celebrate his victory as the country's first-ever direct direct-elected president. unlike his often fiery statements he struck a conciliatory tone in his victory speech insisting this was a win
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for democracy before it was a victory for himself. >> from this day wards we'll have a new social reconciliation understanding. we'll see our differences and richnesses. we'll put forward not our differences but our common values that we share. >> reporter: erdogan's main contender was backed by a diverse range of political parties, the veteran diplomat was unable to stop erdogan and his party from winning a ninth consecutive election. >> i hope these results will be good for our democracy. i congratulate our prime minister and wish him good luck. >> reporter: despite erdogan and his party not losing an election for 12 years the president electricity still failed to convince some turks he was the right man for the job. >> i voted primarily because i think he is the candidate that will unite this country unlike
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erdogan, who only claims to represent the people who vote for him. >> reporter: many who oppose erdogan have accused him and his government of becoming more authoritarian. but that's an accusation that they deny. >> we hear this criticism, erdogan has been the sole power of peace process in turkey. one of the biggest issues have been sources of authoritarianism in our ge geography. >> reporter: with erdogan telling his supporters, some of who were waving palestinian flags, that this was a victory for the fre freedom loving people of the world. >> reporter: he has indicated he wishes to be in power in 2023
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when they will celebrate 100 years since the founding of the republic. for him to do that and achieve some of his other goals like modernizing the constitution he'll need to mr. on his already large support base winning more sections of turkish society. al jazeera. >> a journalist and former editor of the daily news, turkey's oldest english-language newspaper. >> the problem is we don't have a check and balance system. the system is for the parliamentary system. the president with limited powers and limited authority in governments. that if we have an undisposible president, a president that can't be held actions of a
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president, a president with full executive powers. a president which has the party an, then we'll have a neuter can i that to me is very different from the past and ambiguous. >> now a super moon has been lighting up the sky across the world on sunday night. that's when the moon is full as it makes it's closest approach to earth. the moon appears 14% bigger and 30% brighter than normal and it reaches a point in its orbit closest to the earth. the super moon is the second and biggest of a trio of super moons to appear in our skies this summer. let's go to weather with richard. and some of the pictures of that huge, fat moon were simply incredible. >> meteorologist: you can be clever. once the moon is up, you just lose that impression. gout to catch it just as it
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comes up and get it hyped a building. the skilled ones come up with pictures with jumbo jets, but coo al quite a skill to do it. there is a super moon to come on the ninth of september. so try to catch this then. now weather-wise we'll have a look at a look at the store system heading towards scandinavia. very low in this part of the world, and due to the fact that it has absorbed hurricane bertha. there is nasty weather in central parts. there is bad weather in the western parts of germany where a draft caused a lot of damage. well at the moment looking on the imagery i've got a lot of storms all up through the
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english channels. those storms across parts of poland, and it's really in the north sea where we have severe gales in places so really stormy conditions for bergen, and it comes to a grinding halt and things settle down an. >> still to come in this news hour. >> reporter: on the thai myanmar border where thailand's new military government is making plans to send tens of thousands of refugee back to myanmar. >> and why a lifeline for premature babies in texas. and find out who put on a perfect performance in front to win for the first time
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we'll give you $150. comcast business. built for business. >> welcome back to the al jazeera headquarters in doha. a quick reminder of our top stories. iraq's prime minister nouri al-maliki is struggling to keep his job. many across the syria border cross back into the kurdish area of northern iraq, and residents
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throughout the embattled gaza strip have been returning to their name neighborhoods to assess damage. negotiators are in indirect talks to find a lasting peace. civilians killed by u.s. and n.a.t.o. force ohs have been denied justice. investigators interviewed 100 witnesses from ten incidents between 2009 and 2013. 140 civilians were killed in the incident including 50 children. we have the report that focuses on airstrikes is also calling on the afghan government to assure accountability. amnesty international director highlighted how vehicles' families are often kept in the dark about u.s. execution.
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>> airstrikes hit a group of at least 20 women, who were collecting firewood on the mountainside. seven of those women were killed. seven were injured. two of them--four of them very badly. two of them are with us today who have lost their sight as a result of those airstrikes. immediately the u.s. government claimed that they had bombed insurgents, but later on they apologized because that was not the case. the matter was investigated. however, the families of the victims have never heard the outcome of that investigation. that is why we call this report
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"left in the dark" because in the majority of these cases that's what happened. >> tie lapped's military government is making plans to send tens of thousands of refugees back to myanmar. they've been living in camps for decades and are afraid of going home. >> it's been 30 years since the first people came across the border to this camp in western thailand. they came to escape the oppressive military government of myanmar or burma as it was known then. they were also running away from separatist fighting between ethnic minority armies and government soldiers. >> my house died and my children and i could not survive there. they didn't care. so many people died there. >> reporter: since then the number of people living in tin camps around the border has grown to 120,000. ironically they are now once again living in a country where
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a military government following thailand's coup. soldiers have tightened security at the camps following an announcement that they plan to start sending people back. >> reporter: most of the refugees come over the mountains. they have fought for indian for independence or autonomy for 65 years. they recently signed a cease-fire deal with the myanmar government but fighting continues. >> reporter: negotiations are under way for a nation-wide cease-fire. especially in the north where fighting has been particularly intense in recent years. those working with refugees in thailand say it's too early to accepted them back. >> in the area there is still
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fighting. >> reporter: ethnic minority groups continue to say that they're treated like second-class citizens by the government. >> everyone in the camp has been talking about being sent back. but i will not return back. i will not go back. i have no home and nothing else there. myanmar is chaotic. >> reporter: despite the conditions i in the thai camps they feel like they have a better chance at a good life by staying here. al jazeera, on the thai-myanmar border. >> sri lanka, freedom to worsh worship. it's a luxury for those who
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attend prayers here at the oldest ahmedis mosque. some say the first time their children have practiced their religious traditions. >> we pray in mosques openly. we spend our lives according to our reasonable. we feel freedom. >> reporter: theamong hundreds of pakistanis who have traveled to sri lanka to ask the u.n. to recognize them as refugees. in pakistan it's illegal. two months ago her husband was arrested in a crackdown by immigration authorities who have arrested more than 200 asylum seekers. fleeing fail, possible death, many are hoping that sri lanka will be a safe place to wait while the u.n. processes their claim for asylum. but another they're worried, they have ordered another an asylum seekers to be sent back to pakistan.
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>> he was put on a plane to pakistan ten days ago. she and her extended family are scared of what will follow. >> on july 27th three ahmediss were killed when their homes from burned down. >> my son keeps asking me, if we go back, will they burn us? i have no answer for them. >> reporter: in court they say victims of persecution should not be forced to go back. >> this needs to be abided by all countries of the world. >> reporter: the sri lankan government said there are lots of people seeking asylum has become a burden on state resources and compromised state and regional security.
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many are packing their bags just in case. >> south africa's deputy has tested at the incurry in the death of 44 people in the operation of a mine two years ago. the owner is one of the richest men in the country. he had business interest in the mine then. he wanted to arrest striking miners, and nothing else. >> reporter: stunning around the world, police shot 34 striking miners that day saying it was a self defense. the question why it was allowed to escalate into this violent end is being considered by the inquiry. lawyers for the victim's families accuse him of using his
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influence to pressure police into action, but he strongly denies the allegation. >> it encapsulates the interest of mining, of the police, the state, they are at the center of the argument that there was a toxic collusion between the mining companies and the state. >> reporter: south africa is still reverberating with the effects of the shooting. thhe could be the next president of south africa and so his testimony is important and for those who want to know the truth of what happened. >> reporter: two years after the shooting and no one other than striking miners have been arrested. the testimony is an important piece in the pud puzzle of
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south africans hoping for explanation and one day justice. johannesburg, south africa. >> as the political deadlock conditions in south sudan, a new group has emerged. the militia has killed a number of people working for aid agencies and there are fears that other groups may follow their lead. we have reports in south sudan. >> reporter: in "n" just 48 hours six humanitarian aid workers have been killed and two more reported missing. one of them was shot in the head outside of the gate of this aid agency compound. >> the bullet came. >> reporter: and until last week the town was relatively
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peaceful. close to 130,000 refugees lived along side the population. but emerged a militia group. last week they turned on people from the tribe including some who were employed by aid organizations. the reason why isn't yet completely clear. at a meeting local government tried to assure aid agency that is their staff would be safe. but they also justified the presence of militia on the grounds that civilians as well as soldiers have been targets in this complex. >> they kill the civilians in the churches. they kill the civilians in the villages. that is why they come up, because it is not enough. they have also to help defend themselves. >> reporter: despite the presence of the government army in the town patients at this hospital did not feel safe. a week ago this was a busy
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hospital, but when the gunshots were heard, the patients fled, afraid they wouldn't be safe. analysts are concerned that militias pose a threat to national couldn't. >> if the only way that citizens are going to defend themselves is by arming themselves and set up the local militias, then what is going to prevent every group, every town having their own militia and fight for their own turf. that would be the demise of the country. >> reporter: life is going back to normal. the people are hoping for a swift political revolution in juba before this conflict causes the country to fracture into pieces. al jazeera. south sudan. >> hundreds of prisoners are on the run in haiti after a mass jail break that happened near the port-au-prince. the prison which held 900 inmates was attacked by an armed gang. they say it was part of a plot
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to free a businessman who was jailed on kidnapping charges. $25,000 award is offered to find him only ten have been recaptured so far. mexico has opened it's energy sector to private investors. it's part of president peña nieto's efforts to increase fracking. >> reporter: fracking wells in the u.s. soon will be a common sight south of the border in mexico. practicing has been sold as a cost effective and good way of driving for oil and glass despite claims to the contrary. they say the cracks only again after exploratory fracture in the area. >> i'm 50 years old, and as far as i can remember we never felt
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any earthquakes before. they only began after the drilling. >> reporter: many people in the region told us the same thing. the earth is shaking for the first time and their houses are crisscrossed by cracks. geologists rodriguez said that quakes are increasing in number and strength. >> after 2006 there have been reports of two quakes ever in this region. but by 2014 have there have been reports of 200 in are a span of six years. in 2012 alone there were 89 quakes. >> reporter: in the u.s. there have been an increase of earthquakes near fracking sites. fracking requires water, lots of it. one well requires millions of liters. the plan is to drill thousands of them. water is already scarce in northern mexico. drought in recent years has hit the cattle industry hard killing hundreds of thousands of cows across the region. they have sold rights to drill
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on his land even though it could mean less water for his ranch. >> many people now are immigrating to the u.s. others to monterrey, the nearest city, for the same reason because here at this ranch there is no life. what do we live on? cattle and farming. but if there is no water we've got nothing. >> reporter: besides consuming water there is growing concern around the world that fracking poll lawsuits, too. fracking has been banned or restricted in several countries, still they say drilling for shale gas is key for thorough economic future. >> we have at fourth largest shale gas in the world. this is cheaper energy, cleaner energy. >> reporter: now that the energy reform is set to take full affect companies will look to form thousands of fracking wells. they promise that it will lead to an economic boom but many here fear long lastingness
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environmental impacts. al jazeera, mexico. j. >> now doctors have long said that breast-feeding is best. but when babies with born prematurely their mothers often struggle to produce milk straight away. human milk banks like the one in austin, texas, give babies the best start by donating milk from other mothers. >> reporter: melanie had a prematurely born son and for his first few days of life no milk to give him. donated breast milk from an austin, texas, milk bank gave her son a lifeline. now she's donating her spare milk for other premies. >> when you're expecting your child you have an image of how it will be. it will be this great delivery, this beautiful baby and then all of a sudden you're caught off guard, and you're just so frightened. >> reporter: study after study has four for premature babies whose mothers cannot produce their own milk, there is no
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substitute. >> this is a life-saving thing for them. it's nutritional and pharmaceutical. it's not just about feeding this infant to fill its belly. it's feeding this infant to mature this baby's organs, to help its brains develop, to help to survive, walk, talk, and win the nobel prize some day. that's why i do it. >> reporter: it's a growing industry and an anr unregulatede in the u.s. leaving some mothers finding their milk on the web imprompting website like craigslist the ban of bodily fluids. >> you don't know what is in there. there is a whole rank of infectious diseases that the population carries. you put your infant at high risk of contracting some type of disease if you do not go through a specialized milk bank like
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this. >> reporter: before the milk even arrives the mother is interviewed. her medical history and lifestyle. she's tested for viruses. her doctor is interviewed. then the milk is tested for bacteria and nutritional content. it's mingled with other milk for the best milk. it's pasteurized and then sent to an outside lab and tested all over again. only then is it dispensed to babies. for melanie giving back is a way of saying thanks. >> we know that it was the best thing he could receive in those first three days of life before my milk came in. just returning the favor. >> reporter: it's a favor that for some premature infants could mean the difference between prospering and perishing. >> coming up here after the break find out how these thrill seekers got more than they bargained for at an u.s. theme park. and the hand of god strikes
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again. back in the news for all the wrong reasons. reasons.
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>> welcome back. now two dozen people had a much scarier ride than they hoped for at an u.s. theme park when they were stuck at the top of a rollercoaster. the ride came to a halt more than 13 meters above ground. they were stuck there for over four hours. firefighters managed to free all 24 people in the end and luckily
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no injuries were reported. i really don't like rollercoasters. let's go to sport. >> thank you very much. in golf number one rory mcilroy has claimed back-to-back majors. at the 17th with his main challenge israeli delegation phil mickelson and he finally got what he needed to finish 16 under par until victory. this is the northern irishman's fourth major of his career. >> i was happying coming into this year, and now all of a sudden i'm a four-time champion, in 29 days, not that i'm counting, it's just been an incredible run of golf. i coo not be more proud of
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myself or happier where my game is at. >> after an impressive final against second seed roger federer. it took the frenchman two hours to close out the 7-5, 7-6. this the fourth straight victory tsonga third atp tour title of the season and 11th over all. >> i am unable to explain how i'm feeling today because it's a lot of work. it's tough moments and good moments, and finally i'm here. i've won the trophy. it's a beautiful thought. >> in the women's time in montreal, beating world number one venus williams. radwanska wins, and first win of the 2014 season.
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argentinian football maradona is back in the news for all the wrong reasons. this time for slapping a journalist for allegedly winking at his wife. after the interview maradona came out of the car and confronted the particular journalist and slapped him. the isn't was caught on camera which caught all the headlines of argentina. one of the favorite to win, the game started badly giving away a penalty with less than 10 minutes. monaco in the second half with a penalty of their own. in just a few minutes left, they
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grab the winner giving the monaco to a loss. match officials reported that their star spinner might have been using an illegal bowling action. he'll undergo testing within the next 21 days. luckily for pakistan, however, this will disrupt the second test which starts wednesday. and he'll be allowed to play until the test results are in. and in sri lanka, returning to the batting rankings. his return caps an amazing run of form in his last is it 21 innings. he averaged just over 98 runs. south africa are busy building a first o on day three of their test.
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256 with just falling short of the century by 38. they lead over 100 runs. this match will be followed by three one-day internationals. 18-time gold medalist michael phelps has yet to have a comeback win since losing to his teammate at the u.s. national championships. phelps failed to win the 200 individual medley. also the american, this is the first set of tours his goal to qualify for rio 2016. >> i'm doing it for myself, and i'm going to have to work because i want to. not because my mom wants me to or anybody else, i have to do it because i want to. that's the reason i'm here, and that's the reason i'm swimming
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again. it's been a decent weak and a very learning experience of a week. >> police in new york say they won't file charge against tony stewart after he hit and killed a fellow driver during a race on saturday. he struck 2-year-old kevin wood jr. after he climbed out of his car and walked onto the track following the crash. he was taken to the hospital and later died from his injuries. he pulled out of the cup race while they investigate the crash. that's it. >> we'll leave you now with some spectacular pictures of a meteor shower decorating our skies. the meteor shower takes place this time of year every year. when it's dark enough you can see 100 meet years an hour.
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