>> welcome to the news hour in doha. these are our main stories. the u.s. and iran endorsed the nomination of a new iraqi prime minister, but al-malaki is refusing to go quietly. >> human rights watches accuses egyptian forces of crimes against humanity. >> talks between israel andham palestinian taking place.
the mysterious substance believed to make up most of the universe. >> we start in iraq where two battles are unfold, aba political one in baghdad, and fighting in the north. a new prime minister has the support of the united states and iran, but the current premier has called it a violation of the constitution. the new prime will form a cabinet. fighting continued, causing a humanitarian crisis forcing thousands from their homes. we are joined live from a town retaken by kurdish forces after seized by islamic state last
week. tell us what the situation is in that town now. >> like you mentioned, kurdish forces were able to retake this territory on sunday, but only with the help of the u.s. military. it was u.s. airstrikes which helped force the islamic state fighters to pull back and retreat to mosul. we are now in the center of the town. as you can see behind me, scars of the battle, it's quite difficult really for kurdish forces to hold the line. they are sharing a 1,000-kilometer stretch of territory with the islamic state group. now the islamic state fighters have been pushed out of the town, but wherever you go, you barely see civilians. people are leaving, packing their belongings, saying we do not feel very comfortable. we know kurdish forces alone cannot protect our town. peel are afraid, the government
here, trying to coordinate with commanders on the ground. he made an appeal to the international community to provide kurdish forces with weapons. we do know from the peshmerga spokesperson we be told us the u.s. military is providing ammunition and it is just not enough. they need heavy weaponry to confront the islamic state group, because it was able to capture a lot of weapons from the iraqi army last june, u.s.-made weapons. >> what about fighting elsewhere? we heard there are more u.s. airstrikes on islamic state positions. >> that is true, the u.s. military tgeti t islamic state. the u.s. military and government, obama administration made clear that their operation is limited in scope, defending the kurdish northern region in iraq and protecting their own person necessarily on the ground and protecting minorities.
20,000yazidis are stuck on a mountain top and unable to flee. airplanes cannot reach where they are. it's limited in scope. the u.s. has been push forego an inclusive broad-based government, a government that all of iraqi's political parties agree to so each feels represented. i have spoken to kurdish officials. they are saying at the end of the day, the only way to defeat the islamic state group is to have the sunni's on your side. some armed groups are fighting alongside the islamic state not because they share the idealogy, because they see them as partners against the common enemy in baghdad, the prime minister al-malaki. >> thank you for that. >> speaking to the swedish foreign minister, joins you us on the line now. thank you for joining us.
france and italy are both calling for the e.u. to arm kurdish soldiers. do you support that position? >> it is such that having arms, attempting to do in conforming -- what the e.u. can do -- >> interns of the political developments, obviously the new prime minister has been nominated, but it does look at the moment as if al-malaki will refuse to step aside. what happens if al-malaki tries to remain in power by force? >> then i think -- the
jew just about the minorities who are suffering in that area being persecuted by the islamic state, we've heard about the yazidis trying to get away, the christians, as well under threat. some european countries are unilaterally providing humanitarian aid. should there be a proper plan for these people? crew clearly. they need to provide more humanitarian aid. there is a substantial number of people coming, but -- christian leaders saying -- to make it
possible for them to come back from where they have been for thousands of years, the christians, and others, that should be the focus. make it possible for them to return home, give them the security they will need in able to do that. >> thank you for joining us. >> human rights said egyptian security forces intentionally killed hundreds of supporters of ousted president mohamed morsi in a crack down last year. the new report said killings in cairo were deliberate and systematic and likely amounted to crimes against humanity. it said senior leaders, the interior minister and the head of the special forces should be very littled. >> barnaby phillips reports. >> human rights watch does not
minutes words over what happened on the streets of cairo one year ago. it was, he says a miskerr. the killing of 800 people, perhaps more than 1,000 in a single gruesome day. >> you must -- killer! killers! >> human rights watch said these killings were meticulously planned. not a single police officer or army officer has been punished. the chain of command went right to the very top. human rights watch is calling for investigation. it said protestors threw rocks and molotov com tails at police and fired guns in some instances, but the use of force by the egyptian police and army was clearly disproportionate. >> there is a massive culture of impunity. the people were responsible for an extremely brutal response to this protests have got away with it up to now.
it's striking how weak the international response has been. they are calling for in the report the international security systems and the kind of equipment that the egyptians might have used to crack down, there should be a prediction on that. >> since the killings, the egyptian authorities have carried out mass arrests and torture, fired on other demonstrators and crushed dissenting voices. it would seem unlikely that they would allow an international investigation into events. when human rights watch officials through to egypt to present their report, the they were refused entry at cairo airport. >> after being denied entry to egypt, human rights watch held a press conference calling for international action. >> we call on the egyptian government to act in accordance with international standards and policing demonstrations. we call on the egyptian authorities to seriously investigate and prosecute those that are responsible for these
killings, and we call on them to take steps to ensure witness protection and to do the types of things you would do in a rigorous criminal investigation. really our recommendations i want to emphasize on now, it's really time for the international community to step up, and there are primarily three recommendations that we list here. the first is commission of inquiry at the u.n. human rights council. we are doing this press conference from geneva, because it's time geneva acts. there was a strong statement issued in marsh, countries that underscored the accountability. i think even those supportive of the government at this point would tell you the excuses have run out. it was first, well, instability, there's no election, no president, there is the new excuse, newt flavor of the month is the fact finding committee is poor, not slated to go public. the excuses have come to an end and time for an inquiry to be
set up and look into these killings. >> we call for the suspension ow enforcement that goes to facilitate abuses. it's very clear that it is a moral imperative to states not to be facilitating the widespread system take abuses taking place in egypt. the third major recommendation is that domestic courts open up criminal investigations of prosecutions. crimes against humanity is a crime so severe that treaties and international law say it should be prosecuted anywhere in the world, because to let something like this go unprosecuted affects all of us. >> the egyptian government has given a reaction to the human rights watch report. it says the report is biased and ignores the terrorist attacks by the muslim brotherhood and its supporters. he adds human rights watch is in
egypt without permission and ignored political efforts to end the sit-in peacefully. >> egyptian presidential sisi is in russia to meet russian president vladimir putin. they will discuss the conflict in gaza, iraq and libya, as well as boosting economic ties. a former russian diplomat and chairman of the russian friendship society with arab countries has more on that visit. >> i think that number of issues that they are discussing and searching will give a new push back for russian egyptian, russian-arab relationship. sisi came to moscow after his negotiations with saudi arabia kingdom king. so, i personally regard this
visit as representative of an arab society, ofar ran countries, not only egyptian, but the subject on the agenda are mainly on bilateral relations. >> coming up here on the program, support or incursion? russia sends aid trucks toward war torn eastern europe. ukraine. plus what are the new age entepreneurs in bangladesh tapping into? >> in sport, real madrid claims the first piece of the european silverware. >> palestinians in gaza are using the temporary truce between israel and hamas to bring back a semblance of normality despite being surrounded by destruction. they are awaiting news of peace
negotiations in egypt. the talks have accomplished little so far. the cost of rebuilding gaza is at billions of dollars. reconstruction will only be possible if israel eases its blockade and allows building material into the strip. >> since israel's assault on gaza began over a month ago, 64 israel soldiers and three civilians including a thai national have been kid. 1,945 palestinians have been killed. the u.n. says only three quarters of them are civilians. 449 are children. >> almost 10,000 palestinians have been wounded and more than 209,000 people are still living in 88 u.n. shelters. >> andrew simmons has the latest for us from gaza city. >> on day two of the ceasefire, crowds of people are cramming into compounds like this. this is a u.n. distribution point for food, and with me right now is the world food
program head of office for gaza. tell me, hoe serious is the situation? something like an earthquake has been described. >> yes, as you can see, the situation is really, really bad and serious and so many people in need. as you say, this could be easily compared to an earthquake or tsunami. we have visited the affected areas and yes, the damage to the houses and to the belongings of people is -- >> what's the scale? how many people are needing support? >> well in terms of the people, we estimate between 400,000 and 450,000 displaced people but every single family in gaza has been affected by the conflict. 40% of the territory has been directly part of the conflict and the rest of the population forced to be displaced or ask families and relatives to try to
reach solidarity. >> ban ki-moon described this as an unprecedented situation, the level of damage and the level of need. there is no doubt there needs attention. there has to be more assistance to the people of gaza. >> pakistan's capital is locking down ahead of mass volleys, demanding the resignation of the prime minister. >> 14 months ago, pakistan saw a peaceful transition of power when the prime minister of the company was elected for the third time. threatening to marsh on islamabad, also a threat to marsh on the 14th of august. the government here has reacted
to that particular threat by cordoning off islamabad, putting a multiple layer of contain stores block all access oh into the city. that means hardship for the local population who don't know how to get to work. there are no fuel supplies available. the government is not backing drown from its place that it will stop protestors. the fear is that if islamabad does see big violence because the country is now, it appears bracing for more violence because of the political instability, it may provide an opportunity for the military to come in, something that the political pundits warning about. the government in islamabad perhaps overreacting, because it is said that they will come here, stay in islamabad indefinitely until the government resigns. >> russia sent 280 trucks
carrying humanitarian aid toward eastern ukraine, but ukraine won't let the mission in, because it's not been coordinated by the local red cross. a bit of confusion over what is going to be happening with that russian convoy. what do you know? >> well, there's been a lot of happening during the day over the fate of that convoy. ukrainians say when it reaches the border, they want to be in charge of reloading or allow the international community of the red cross to reload the material on to ukrainian trucks sob so the russian trucks would not each ukrainian soil. they're very concerned that that could be coming as a pretext for sending russian troops do ukraine. there's been other development here as well with the ukrainian parliament approving a allow which would allow them in the future to impose sanction honest individuals which they say or
believe have sponsored the activities which have happened here in eastern ukraine over the last four months. >> in terms of humanitarian need, there is a real shortage of medical supplies and food, isn't there, in people currently in places like donetsk? >> absolutely, the shelling and fighting is continuing. we heard there's been no water and electricity in the past weeks. we've been speaking to a local red cross representative here who said she wants the world to sit up and listen to what is happening in the east of ukraine. she said there is a shortage of medical supplies, food and water. in this town over the past two months, they've welcomed 10,000 refugees, coming from those areas which have seen fighting. >> thanks very much indeed for
that. time for us to get the weather now. steph is here with that. it's flooding in india. this is because of the monsoon, right? >> that's right. the moon soon's been hit and miss like it is many years. over the past couple days, we've seen one particular state really clobbered by the monsoon rain. let's look and see which state that is. it's this one in the east. this is actually the only state so far this year to have above-average rainfall. every else, we've got just about scraped into the average at that time gore. in the north, we're below average here. over the next few days, we'll see more torrent shep heavy downpours. over the last few days, we've seen the heavy rain over this state. this is the kind of pictures we are just now seeing. you can see how bad the flooding situation there is, it's been quite severe. in the south, we've seen the weather situation.
you can see showers there, but it's further south where we've got the more prolonged crowd, giving us the very heavy downpours and seeing the wettest weather just i in the past 24 hours. it has been very wet. unfortunately for the southwest, more heavy rain through the next couple of days. it's going to be in the northeast where we see some of the wettest weather. here where we've got below average rainfall, hopefully this will replenish the stocks. >> thanks very much indeed for that. some tech entrepreneurs say bangladesh is the next big market for e commerce. how using technology and a changing society are changing local business. >> the goods will be sent out to different parts of the area, but not to stores. they will be going directly to the homes of customers. the warehouses lead, a company
that delivers groceries and other things clients can order on line, it lin it is part of te commerce with high hopes for the future. >> it is a convenience. rather than spending more time on the traffic and going to the market, it is easier and i've seen like they are very tech savvy in bangladesh. i think it is going to go very, like it's going to expand and gradually we are going to see the high demand in on line shopping. >> e commerce businesses taking on the burden of fighting the notorious traffic on behalf of its customers. a mother also working on her m.d.a. said the convenience of ordering on line is a big draw. >> definitely, because i mean, look at the traffic jams, then working hours. people are tired. we want to come home and we just
want to use the on line grocery store and all that stuff, so it's more convenient for us, make things easier. >> groceries aren't all that can be bought on line. from clothes to cell phones and furniture, most products are sold that can be found in this shopping mall. >> google business groups promote technology and business. this is one of the biggest in the world because young people don't have options in the traditional job market. >> traditional jobs are not catering to their needs and the changes happening in the technology scene overall, so the need for individual gratification, to actually be able to do something on their own has been more on their younger generation than it was in the past 5-10 years ago.
>> the habits and needs are changing fast, as access to the internet is increasing, it presents new opportunities. >> some science news now. researchers all around the world are engaged in a quest for evidence of dark matter, a mysterious substance making up most of the universe. it is different from ordinary matter and never been detected. we have the first of two reports on the search for dark matter. rob reynolds reports from the new york state. >> it's a long, long way down to the bottom of this abandoned gold mine, a clem at her and a half to be exact. once these tunnels produced
metals, now they're looking for dark matter. >> we know that dark matter is everywhere in our galaxy, permeates the universe. it's mysterious ghost like matter that passes through us like we're hardly there. >> there's an awful lot of it. dark matter is about 5/6 of all matter, it's presence providing the gravitational glue that holds the universe together. >> the universe would look completely different if there wasn't dark matter. it allows ordinary matter to come together and form the galaxy and jeter scientists needed to go under ground to shield instruments from background radiation. experts from 17 research labs and universities in the u.s. and abroad constructed a stainless steel cylinder filled with
265,000-liters of ultra purified water. >> inside this giant tank, there's a container of pure zenon chilled to 100 degrees celsius. it's there that researchers hope to identify the first traces of dark matter. >> dark matter particles will make a flash of light that we can detect with an array of very sensitive light detectors. >> professors and students put in long hours underground in hopes of being part of a scientific break through. >> definitely, i feel a fair amount of stress whenever i touch anything on the experiment, because i don't want to screw it up. >> it has been up and running for a year. what have they found so far? >> we saw nothing, but we've seen nothing better than anyone else so far. we're the most sensitive dark matter experiment in the world. >> the intensely competitive race to find evidence of dark
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>> ukraine said truck's sent from russia with humanitarian aid have not been coordinated by the international red cross. >> fighting in iraq has dominated talks between u.s. secretary of state john kerry and his australian counterpart in sidney. there's increasing concern over 150 australian citizens believed to be fighting in iraq. >> a young boy, the son of an australian fighting in syria, holding out the severed head of a decapitated soldier approximate in sydney, the u.s. secretary of state said. >> this is utterly disgraceful and underscores the degree to which isil is so far beyond the pale with respect to any standard by which we judge even terrorist groups. >> john kerry was echoing the comments of australia's prime
minister. >> don't pretend you are muslim, all your actions are no one islamic opinion don't pretend you are a good father. you are a despicable person. >> the barbaric actions for citizens fightings for islamic state group is pushing a range of laws aimed at australians trying to flight with the withdrawal of passports and the collection and retention of everybody's internet and phone activity records for police and security services to access. john kerry said after the sydney talks to the u.s. and australia agreed to join an approach against foreign fighters to be pursued in the united nations. >> australia committed planes to help with the humanitarian component in northern iraq. the talks here, australian defense minister wouldn't rule out helping militarily.
both leaders said the threat isn't just to those in the middle east. foreign fighters could bring it home, too. >> a prominent leader of sudan's opposition party is behind bars after holding talks in paris with rebel groups. security forces arrested her when she returns to kartoum. her whereabouts are unknown. >> the world health organization has backed the use of untested ebola drugs at west africa battles its worse outbreak. a spanish treat who was treated with the experimental drug died. >> he was a dedicated aid worker, the father is the first european to die from the ebola outbreak. the 75-year-old priest was
treated in spain after being evacuated from liberia. he was receiving an experimental u.s. serum and his death comes as the word health organization announced it was ethical to use unlicensed treatments with as yet unknown efficacy and adverse effects. ebola has claimed more than 1,000 lives. >> it is ethical to offer a potential treatment or prevention. there are caveats, though. criteria must guide the provision of such intervention, including transparency about all aspects of care, informed consent, freedom of choice, confidentiality, respect for person and preservation of
dignity, and with the involvement of the community. >> the serum has reportedly shown promising results at a u.s. hospital treating to american missionaries infected with the virus while working in africa, but the manufacturers say that all its available supplies have now been sent to west africa. liberia says it will treat two infected doctors, the first africans to receive the treatment. the epidemic in one of the worlds poorest regions where health care systems are unable to quote have opened an ethical debate including who should receive priority for the limited supplies of the drug. aljazeera. >> a neurologist in the united kingdom said the drug needs to be given to patients as soon as they contract the virus. >> in animal trials, the drug is tolerated just fine, but only works if it's given quickly
after infection, within one or two days after the monkey's infected. with human patients, we don't know that a person is infected until they show symptoms. that can be 21 days after they contract the virus. it gets harder and harder to treat the longer you wait. that might be why we are seeing this. >> ebola has a fatty rate of 90%, which is a very scary figure to hear. in this particular outbreak, haven't many recovered on their own, the fatty rate less than 90%? >> yeah, about 30% of the people infected so far have recovered. that's a very positive sign. the virus we're seeing is capable of a 90% fatality rate in certain conditions. with good medical care, that can be reduced considerably and that's what we're seeing here. >> what about a preventative
vaccine. is there a lot of resources being poured into that? >> it is, but it takes a while. you to have test it out in some kind of animals. the way you find if a vaccine works, you wait for the animals or human to develop antibodies, shows that the vaccine is working. this can take months. we've got that lag time before even the first trials would be done. that's pushing this off until 2015. >> by the end of this century, unin four babies will be born on the african continent. it could lead to prosperity or further strain on economies. we report. >> this ugandan baby takes her first breath. today she just wants to be held and fed. along with tens of thousands of babies born in africa every day, in years she's going to want an education and job. africa's youth population is
booming. across the continent, people wonder what the future will bring. >> the first thing these people will be looking for is jobs. they will be going to school first to get proper jobs. >> the united nations projects that by the end of the century, four out of 10 people will be african. it says even by 2050, around 41% of the world's birth will be in africa. most of those will be in nigeria, where we will account for almost one 10th of the world births. the most popular city is already the largest in the continent and a 30 of duties living there are unemployed. tens of thousands attended a mass recruitment in a stadium for a handful of government jobs. it ended in a stampede with several people killed. >> africa's youth boom could
lead to huge economic growth a understand prosperity if governments invest now in education, health care and creating more jobs. >> we are optimistic about africa's future, but only if those investments are made and start to be mated now, because it will take the many of those investments to go fruitful. unless that happens, africas young children now when they enter the labor force may face a very uncertain future. >> the future for the continent's millions of babies hangs in the balance. it's the decisions that the leaders today make that will determine their chance to succeed tomorrow. aljazeera. >> joining us from nairobi now, executive director of the african institute for development policy. good to have you on the program. what do you think, are african
governments prepared for this population boom that's coming their way? >> it is a very potential advantage for african government, because we are going to have a very, very big youthful population, which, if, you know, invested in owe foe it's a quality human capital population, then you can use it to foster development. the problem is the investments that are going into education, into health benefited this more and not likely to help the continent benefit from the youth population. look at education for instance, a lot of african countries -- what they should be doing is to have a mindset shift, strategic shift to move from basic
education to higher education. you look at mid africa, about 40% of our -- only 40% of the young boys and girls attend secondary education. you can't benefit from the youth when you have it wasting so much of the population. you need to enhance a normal and secondary education as well as push the numbers to a potential education. africa is not doing very, very well in this aspect right now and governments need to do that. it should go beyond focusing on getting numbers into schools. there's a big problem we have with early marriage. in africa, about 40% of girls try to get married by age 18. the continent can't really benefit from population if we continue to waste so many young people. i think finally, the other issue is not just about getting kids
in schools, because one of the things, you look at saw the africa, south africa's rates in schools is comparable to the numbers in europe now, but there's a big problem with quality of education. the government needs to focus more as we get more kids into secondary education, need to focus on education, on skill development, on science technology and innovation. >> let me ask you this. if there aren't these reforms and a push into education that you talk about. what is the future for these young people? could their frustration translate into political unrest? >> yes, certainly. if crick ken countries don't invest in the youth now, in the sort of reforms and education, but not only education, also economic reforms that will make sure that this big youth forever
force has jobs, then there's a very, very high potential that you can have unrest. a lot of the countries have very, very big youthful populations because birth rates declined very, very rapidly in these regions. because they did not invest in jobs or make those strategic adjustments in education, reforming the cercla to focus on student development and so on, then we have that problem. in many south african countries, the prognosis for the future is not very, very bright unless many of our governments and development partners focus on new development, not just doing cosmetic interceptions aimed at giving handout to say youth, which is what is happening in many countries now. >> thank you very much indeed for that, good to get your thoughts. speaking live from nairobi. >> coming up on the program:
will be held in the welsh city later this tuesday. championship winners real madrid will be there in the silver cup. rodriguez will make his debut. they paid $8 million to sign from from monaco. while playing on hole welsh soil, he hopes this trophy will be the first for real madrid this season. >> i'm looking to the season ahead, feel in great shape. for me, i don't really the pressure of being back home. it's all a big match to be won. it's another game and i have to put 100% in to perform my best. >> real madrid's best team. we'll have to contend with
rinaldo expected to be fit despite a knee injure which has lingered since the world cup. >> the best player in the word, of course, and he doesn't need two months of preseason to come to give his very best. as the greatest player, i'm very comfortable with him. we have our collective tools. real madrid has very strong players. >> he was at the heart of a racism row after describing players as banana eaters. a 71-year-old won a majority of the vote and has been the overall favorite. he has apologized for the race related comments where he also
suggested that athletes should introduce stricter requirement for non-e.u. footballers. >> from what has happened in the last few weeks i learned many lessons i will certainly act on. in an age words are considered more important than thoughts and appearance more important than being, i will try to work on myself, a way of being. it is a bit rough and devoid of glamour as someone has rightly defined me. >> in latin america, on wednesday, the second leg of the final. south america's top club competition, argentina reached a final of the recent world cup in brazil. it's domestic gain and the countries economics are riddled with problems. we have more. >> argentina has many economic problems, sliding into
recession, defoughting on foreign loans and inflation. it is felt in the neighborhood of the football club. these fans are dreaming of glory. >> we are about to play the game of our lives. it's the biggest match in the history. i hope we'll make it. i believe we will make it, since the team is very good. >> the argentine national team reached the world cup final, losing to germany. most players forming the lucrative european leagues. things are very different at home. >> we're protesting. there are a lot of things that have been done wrong for a long time. there are a few talented players. >> police last week raided the
argentine national fastball headquarters as part of an investigation into where millions of dollars paid by the government to buy television rights has gone. while the sport that ha braced for a power struggle, following the death earlier this month of the man who ran the national game for 35 years. there will always be the fans. >> the passion for football in argentina goes back many years and will never disappear. i passed it on to my two daughters taking them to the games and that will continue for generations. >> no one here talks about divine intervention, but it been pointed out that the recent success winning their first national title in six years and reaching their first ever recent final coincided with their most famous fan, pope francis, moving to rome.
>> it is far from being one of the biggest clubs. located here in one of the poorer corners of the city, it is on the verge of international glory, an escape of the trial and tribulations of every day life. >> iraq's under 21 football team getting ready for the upcoming games to be held in south korea. the team's separations have been affected by the unrest in the northern and central parts of the country, only 12 of the selected have been able to attend training in baghdad. they will travel to turkey for their next training camp due to security concerns. >> both positive and negative, when the 40 situation is not akin iraq, players worry. they will be more determined to achieve positive results to help people be happier and forget
this cat catastrophic situation. a life ban from cricket, he was banned in 2012 after found guilty of corrupt activities while playing for english countryside. he has always denied wrongdoing. the word cricket board has refused his application against the ban. >> 397 in their first innings before dismissing zimbabwe for 256. zimbabwe pulled out for 181 in their second inning just a short time ago. south africa raider just 41 runs for victory.
>> out thunderstorm in the united states say there are no criminal charges pending against nascar driver tony start after he struck and killed a competitor at the sprint car event in new york. an autopsy found that the 20-year-old heaven card, jr. died from a massive blunt trauma. one of nascar's biggest names has yet to reveal whether he will return to the sport this weekend. >> no criminal charges have been placed against anyone. there are no facts at this point that would support probable cause of any criminal behavior. >> major league baseball, the kansas city royals have taken the lead in american league central after 3-2 win over the oakland athletics. escobar hit a single r.b.i. to give the host a 2-0 lead.
squaring things up with the game tied at 2-all, escobar delivered a single in the seventh inning to put the royals in front for their eighth consecutive win. >> we'll have more later on. >> thank you very much indeed for that. now sad news, actor and comedian, bin williams has died at the age of 63. his body was found at his home. police say it is an apparent suicide, but the death is being investigated. >> we look back at his career. >> from a high pitched alien to a cross dressing nanny, robin williams may most fondly be remembered as a funny man.
it was as a stand up comic he first made his mark. >> it's weird. in california this summer, all the state parks caught on fire which is sad, because these parks are all full of weed. it's bad news. even the guys fighting the fires are like n laughing ] >> oh, my god, make another rainbow, tommy! oh, my god! >> remember me? >> it was one appearance in 1974 on the hit t.v. comedy series "happy days" that the alien mork that kick started his career. >> i had to zap your mind to make you forget. didn't want you to go bozo city. >> that led to the spinoff series mork and mindy that ran for four years up to 1982. then came the movies. >> good morning vietnam!
>> along with the comedy came the more thought-provoking roles. his part as a rebellous army announcer during the vietnam war built his resultation as a comic but the dark nature of the film allowed him to explore his dramatic side. two more best actor nominations followed. he finally collected a golden statue. >> the oscar goes to robin williams in "good will hunting." >> his portrayal in "good will hunting" of a therapist who helps a troubled young genius played by matt damon earned him an oscar for best supporting actor. >> do you see this?
look at me, son. it's not your fault. >> i know. >> off screen, williams had his own troubles. he admitted to being addicted to cocaine through the 1970's. in 1982, he quit both cocaine and alcohol, but he never did fully recover. williams' publicist said the actor had been battling depression prior to his death. film critics described him as one of the most influential actors of modern times. >> you do an eclectic celebration of the dons. >> his fans will remember him for making them laugh. and cry. >> you don't want to do this, do you support? >> aljazeera. >> very sad loss there. more news coming up from the news hour team. bye for now.
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