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♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello and welcome to the news hour, jane in doha and coming up, in the program, pakistan politician and says his car was hit by bullets during an anti-government protest in the country's east, iraq prime minister nuri kamal al-maliki steps down but the government problems are far from over. convoy of russian aid trucks wait at the border with ukraine but kiev won't let them enter until it examples what is inside.
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and china government continue their program of seizing land from local owners. ♪ pakistan opposition leader says his car has been shot at during a rally in the country east and says the convoy was tacked by an angry mob going through the city. the former cricket leader of his party wasn't hurt and thousands of demonstrators are join agree march toward the capitol and islamabad is live for us and do we know any more about why this attack happened and who might have been responsible? >> reporter: well, we do know that they were supporters of the ruling party, the pakistan, the government is now saying this was not party policy and we can
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also tell you that the convoy is moving out and no longer at the same scene and the situation is under control even those emron acted angry and says the speech was peaceful and doesn't want any violence. the convoy is moving once again but the incident of course has made news across the country. >> kamal, stay with us for a moment because i want to ask you about the latest on the protest march from islamabad where thousands are participating and calling for the prime minister to resign and say last year's elections were rigged and let's get this report. >> reporter: it's what some analysts are calling the most serious challenge to prime minister sherry and politicians and supporters are digging in. two men lead this opposition and are far from friends but now far from enemies.
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one is conn. >> not moving until our demands are met and our demands are very straightforward and it's a government with the rigged election and fake mandate and should resign and should be elections in pakistan under new election. >> reporter: this is the other major opposition leader and the crickets say he is doing the army bidding and he denies that and says the whole government is corrupt and useless. >> they are dying because of poverty. there is no electricity available. there is no clean water available to drink. >> reporter: conn leads the pakistan and won the third highest number of seats in last year's parliamentary elections and since then he demanded a new election and he won't get that but he has announced an investigation. >> translator: the government has decided that a judicial
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commission by the supreme court of pakistan be constituted to carry out an independent and transparent probe into the allegations levelled about the 2013 election. >> reporter: when sharif won then they hope pakistan was entering a new period and the first time one democratically elected government handed pour to another, free of military meddling and political instability but that may not last very long. i'm with al jazeera. i want to talk about this more with kamal in islamabad, what sort of reception can the demonstrators expect when they get to islamabad because the city is under lock down? >> reporter: well, that is correct indeed. however, the government has opened some corridors to let those protesters come into islamabad, last night thousands of supporters from the province were able to arrive at
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islamabad, many of them of course dispersed because they knew that his convoy was travelling very slow and it would take several days if not weeks for him to arrive there. so indeed a lot of people will be waiting for his convoy when it does arrive in islamabad and there was an expectation that a convoy would snowball because there would be more people joining in as he passes through major towns in the pinjar. >> thanks. let's go to iraq where the government is struggling to restore security particularly across the north, fighters from the group calling itself the islamic state have taken over large parts of the country and continuing to kill anyone that gets in their way and the latest violence at least 11 people were killed in an at actualing -- attack by a helicopter targeting rebels and happened around 30 people have been injured. the u.n. estimates more than a
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million people are forced from their homes to escape islamic state fighters and many of the people fled to the sinjar mountains in the north for their safety but there is hope in baghdad and nuri kamal al-maliki stepped down making way for the deputy speaker hider to take over but jane reports even with change at the top the government still faces huge challenges. >> reporter: after weeks of insisting he would not step aside, this announcement. >> translator: in order to enable a physical process to go forward and form the new government, i'm withdrawing my nomination from the post of prime minister in favor of the dear brother hider in the sake of the best interests of the country. >> reporter: it's a country at war with itself and the state group and kurds insist maliki be
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replaced but he lost support from his shiite leaders and asked him to step down saying he could no longer hold the community together and he insist his political block won the largest number of votes and to replace him amounts to a political coup. >> translator: i face a personal attack by some who claim i was protesting as my personal interest but i was only carrying my duties and protecting the constitution. >> reporter: maliki became prime minister eight years ago when the country was in the grip of civil war. he presided over iraq regaining sovereignty after u.s. occupation and in 2011 over saw the exit of u.s. troops. although he alienated his political allies until recently he retained considerable popular support. in one of his boldest moves in
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2008 he tried to retake the city from malitia and his political legacy is seen as a sectarian one, wonder his watch sunni protests erupted accusing the government of mistreating them and that anger against maliki government and security forces was ground for the islamic group and isi circumstances fighters moved into the second largest city of mozul met no resistance as iraqi commanders appointed by maliki disappeared. in 2006 he was a compromised candidate and not seen as a threat to any one and end his term viewed as a threat also to everyone. with this announcement maliki is a caretaker until a new government is formed and he could be offered vice president
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or deputy prime minister. although he is stepping aside no one expects him to disappear. al jazeera arbil. u.s. praised maliki decision and national security advisor susan rice said these are encouraging developments we hope can set a new path and unite the people against the threat presented by the islamic state of iraq and we are joined from there and maliki is gone but there is still an awful lot of work to do. what do you think the focus is now, zaina? >> like you mentioned the dangerous political standoff is now over but the crisis is not. and he really faces a lot of challenges. first and foremost he has to form a government in less than a move. he will have to reach out to all the political factions, all of iraq's communities, kurds, shiite to form a government accessible to all, all these
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communities have to feel represented and feel they have a say in governing this country especially the sunnis. you mentioned the islamic state fighters took control of territories mainly the sunni heart land since june but we have to remember there was a protest movement in this country in sunni areas and they were demanding change. for them it's not just a question of replacing maliki but a regime chance and expecting a press conference in a few hours by the tribal council and they are leaders who hold sway on the ground to see reaction to the latest developments so he has to bring these people on board if a united front is to retrieve to confront the islamic state group and even here in the kurdish region the kurds are at war with the group and advanced to the political capitol of the turdish region and now they are on the offensive and facing a lot of difficulties on the front line.
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>> reporter: the highway leading the mozul is now a military zone. thousands of iraqi refugees used to live in camps on the highway, the people are now gone. they are the force on the ground but this is still contested territory. kurdish forces are at war with the islamic state group. last week those fighters advanced from their stronghold in mozul to the region in northern iraq and managed to seize the towns you see in the distance. most of the people who used to live there fled during the advance. the kurds are now fighting back. hoping to reverse the islamic state's groups resent gains. this is an active front line. they are on the offensive. what they are trying to do is recapture territory they lost to the islamic state group and it is vital for them to recapture
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this land. but it won't be easy. they are a force with limited resources. the u.s. has benatar getting the islamic state group from the skies but that group is well armed, well trained and determined. you can see them drive around in their vehicles near the front line. and he is commanding the forces on this front line. he is not here in his capacity as deputy prime minister of the iraq cherokee -- iraq federal government and he wants to defend his people but he admits it is a challenge just to defend this territory. >> translator: terrorism is an international problem. this is not just a war that kurds or minorities have to fight alone and we need cooperation of regional and international powers including the baghdad government. >> reporter: this is strategic territory and the main road that links mozul to erbil the
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political capitol of the region in northern iraq and a target of the islamic state group's resent military advance. they may have been slowed down but right now they are just 40 kilometers from irbil. >> i should imagine that iraqis across the country are hoping political developments will have direct impact on the fighting and eliminate the humanitarian crisis. >> exactly, there is a humanitarian crisis and u.n. saying it reached the emergency level and 1.2 million refugees are now taking shelter here in the kurdish region. a lot of attention really has been focused on the people trapped on a mountain top for days now. attention on air drops providing them with medical supplies and ways to evacuate them. but there are other people living in camps for months now and lacking food, water and escaped with only the clothes on
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their back and people are really afraid what is that for national reconciliation, displacement is a long religious lines and you can see minority for example being pushed out of mozul when the islamic state took control and christians and shiates and it's as if the map has been redrawn on the ground and people are quite worried and want to return home but without national reconciliation and without unity it will be difficult and the u.s. has been carrying out air strikes but the aim of air strikes has been to defend erbil and not defeat the is group and until the united states can work with a government that is legitimate and unified in eyes of all iraqis then the fight against islamic state cannot begin in earnest. >> thank you, zaina, still to come on the news hour protesters call on government to continue to warn gaza the only way they
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say to ensure their safety. human rights groups blame separatists in slovonsk for hundreds of abductions and in sport swarez is finally allowed back on a football pitch and will be here with that story. ♪ the world health organization says the scale of the ebola out vertebraing has been extremely under estimated and more than a million people could be directly or indirectly affected by the virus, in guinea where more than 300 deaths have been reported the town was torn down to try to stop the spread of the disease. the president declared a public health state of emergency earlier there this week. six fighters have been killed and six security officials injured in attack in pakistan on the capitol of southwest province and the attack used
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guns anger -- and gernades and four bombs were defused as a neighborhood airforce base. looking at a plane that killed the people and the black box was recovered in santos and taken for example nation and campos was running third in the polls before his death. ukraine military has taken back an important town in the east and it's about 40 kilometers from the russian border and is on the main road between the rebel stronghold of donsk and shelling across both cities have killed dozens including 11 people in donsk in the past 24 hours. ukrainian guards have started checking what is in a convoy of russian trucks stuck at the
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border and moscow said they are carrying humanitarian aid going to rebel held towns but are worried it may have military supplies and ukraine says it won't allow the trucks in until inspections are finished and warning of widespread abuse by pro-russian rebels after hundreds of abductions and barnabie reports. >> reporter: the physical damage of war here is obvious but all of this can be repaired in time. what won't be so easy to fix are all the broken lives. this is boris and wife maria and this picture is of their son and he disappeared several weeks ago when the separatists arrested him and said he was stealing. there are reports they executed him in a type of crude summary justice. maria has been looking for him everywhere and says she has to believe he is still alive. she saw him in her dreams last
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nig night. when the separatists were this charge this building was their military headquarters, it was partially destroyed in the fighting but we were allowed inside. this was the office of their commander egor and these are the cellars where he kept his prisoners. under the separatists slovonsk was a city of fear and what people dreaded above all was being brought to these rooms where people were held as hostages and where they were interrogated. on the wall traces of what look like blood. and here marks, perhaps where someone has been counting off the days. and a pro-ukrainian activist was held in that cellar for ten days and he thought he would die there. >> translator: they tied my hands together and blind folded me and beat me with a rubber
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stick and kicked me, they put a bucket over my head and i struggled to breathe. >> reporter: this is hilo and told me a friend of his valintine was murdered by separatists because they discovered he was giving information to the ukraine army. >> translator: at first i hoped the bandits would be punished but i'm losing hope everyday and the police didn't do anything when the separatists were in charge and still don't do anything. >> reporter: we went to the farm where he says he was murdered. neighbors confirmed the story but his family did not want to talk to us. back in slovonsk 14 bodies were found in this grave, only four have been identified. apparently killed because a separatist leader wanted to take over their business. we don't know who the other ten bodies belong to. but this is a town where many are still looking for answers. i'm with al jazeera slovonsk. president putin said that
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russia will establish a military task force in crimea and speaking in a visit to the region which russia annexed from ukraine earlier this year and we report from crimea. >> reporter: putin talks business with a skeptic politician and the message is clear sanctions, what sanctions. >> translator: many in europe including political figures and colleagues and a french president i recently spoke to, everyone would like to find the exit from this situation which damages our cooperation. >> reporter: the two men blame brussels for creating a bad business environment and promises to invest in crimea and moscow and talks about political gestures in russia's newest territorial acquisition. >> the entirety of the russian parliament of the state is in this room and dekam ped here from moscow and if crimea was
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looking for some sort of statement to display from the russian government that it takes their causes seriously, well this is it. it's not what these politicians expected to be doing this august. >> translator: it was quite a surprise, the duma was closed for summer recess and stopped our vacation to come here, it's a historic event, vacation is vacation but we are here to show they are not alone, we are together. >> reporter: in front of the assembled deputies vladimir putin pledged 19 billion for jobs and improve infrastructure and assistance is sorely needed with a region being torn from one country to join another. grand jess churs -- gestures do not say much unless it's backed with cash. let's talk about the weather now with stef and i'm interested in finding out about the
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drought-busting rain in australia. >> good news for farmers but in the short term may cause us a few problems and let's tell you what we are talking about, we are talking about the state of queen and has 75% declared in a drought at the moment and means it is on widespread drought in the state's history. clearly what they need is a good dose of rain. at the moment you can see all the cloud we have got over us at the moment. that is giving us some rain already and we have seen fairly decent totals and not for the northwest in the state and here it will stay bone dry and this is a region in the drought but just about everywhere else and downs to south whales we will see some rain and if you have not you will see some in the next 24 hours. one place that has not seen rain for a very long time, that has seen 40 millimeters of rain just in two days, that is a
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significant amount of rain. if you imagine some places in generals land have not seen wet weather at all for six months so this is very significant. it's edging its way to the southeast and as we head through the day on saturday it's going to bring yet more heavy rain, some of us could see up to 60 millimeters of rain and could be enough to stop the drought in some places and then it's working its way down to the eastern coast and here it could cause us a few problems with flooding, jane. >> thank you, stef. activists in syria say 11 people including 6 children have been killed by government bombing in homs and happened in this area and barrel bombs were dropped on residential neighborhoods. in gaza five day cease fire agreement between palestinian factions and israel continues to hold and people are returning to their homes and assess the damage but there is uncertainty over the future of the fighting because there has been no agreement on a long-term truce.
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delegates from both sides returned from cairo where negotiations were held with constitutions and despite the truce, israel is continuing to mass the troops with gaza and ground troops pulled out of the strip last week but tanks and armored personnel carriers are stationed near gaza and they launched military offensive more than a month ago and thousands of people have gathered to protest against the extension of the truce between israel and palestinian and many are from israeli towns on border where rockets are from the land and kimberly reports from tel aviv they say the proposal for a more permanent truce threatens their security. >> reporter: he and his family say they drove from their home in southern israel near the border with gaza to tel aviv to tl tlif -- deliver a message to their prime minister, rockets
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must stop. >> missiles on a daily basis. >> reporter: he and thousands like him are angry with the five day truce in place between israel and hamas and says any agreement between the palestinians cannot be trusted. >> i don't believe in their agreement. we had so many agreements with the palestinians and hamas especially but every agreement was then broken. >> reporter: residents of israel's southern communities along the gaza border say they endured years of rocket fire and sirens repeatedly interrupting their lives and they say they no longer want to live with rockets landing in their play ground, schools, businesses. some of the demonstrators here say they are unhappy with the extended truce. they say now is the time for israel to show strength and any diplomatic breakthrough is a sign of weakness.
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most here are opposed to any dialog with the palestinians. they don't think a long-term peace agreement will ensure security, independence or justice for either side and there are signs that suggest israel should show no mercy and say the high number of palestinian civilian casualties is regrettably and can only be avoided with a continued blockade of gaza and any long-term truce. >> i believe that by frightening them there will be less civilian casualties and they won't have any choice but giving up with that condition. >> reporter: he hopes this demonstration will put pressure on the israeli government to continue its offensive on gaza. he says israel's only strategy should be a military and not a diplomatic one. kimberly with al jazeera tel aviv. >> let's go back to the crisis
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in ukraine, speak to our correspondent emma who is in slovonsk and what is happening as far as the fighting is concerned in the east of the country? >> well, jane, the fighting in donsk is continuing and we have seen in the last few minutes pictures of heavy artillery vehicles on the treats of donsk so clearly it has been coming under heavy shelling again overnight and hearing 14 people have been killed, another very difficult night in donsk and of course there is no water, there is no electricity and hearing from there 40 people have been killed in the past 24 hours. >> i want to talk to you as well about the convoy, the aid convoy that has been in secrecy and know it's at the border and it has been searched, has anything been found, when does it go on its way? >> well, yeah, still on the russian side of the border where
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it sat up camp yesterday and earlier only today ukraine guards around 40 of them and 18 custom officials actually crossed over on the russian side to begin the inspection of that huge convoy of vehicles from russia. now, we have seen some pictures where some of the vehicles don't appear to be that full. but then other reports saying that the russians have been happy to show the media what is on board the convoy. but separate to that two british newspapers did report their journalists in that area saw russian military vehicles crossing into the border. now, they were not part of this aid convoy and that was separate and it went to kiev which always accused russia of the separatist movement in ukraine but russia denies that. >> thanks for the update. still ahead on the news hour
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speeding up global trade, 100 years since the panama canal sparked a revolution and it will double in capacity. >> fighting and made the name of india on the world map. >> reporter: remembering india's sacrifice during world war i. and in sport another setback for tennis world number one, ahead of the u.s. open. ♪
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pakistan leader says his car has been shot at during a rally in the country east and the former cricket leader of the party wasn't hurt. iraq's prime minister nuri kamal al-maliki will step aside to allow the political process to move forward and 11 people have been killed in an attack by an iraqi military helicopter targeting rebels and they called for unity and the new government to fight corruption. ukrainian border guards are checking a convoy of russian trucks stuck at the border and moscow says it's carrying humanitarian aid going to eastern ukraine but they are worried it may be carrying military supplies. the crisis in iraq and fighters from islamic state group have taken over many cities including mozul and other towns in the north and al jazeera filled one
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minority community caught up in the violence and asking for international help and gerald tan reports on that. >> reporter: hungry, dehydrated yet still determined, these are some of iraq's minority community stuck in the sinjar mountains and they escaped the village's from advancing fighters from the islamic state group. >> translator: those who remain here decided to stay until our death or the liberation of sinjar. >> reporter: supplies of food and water are low, although some humanitarian aid has managed to reach the people, they are appealing for more. >> translator: we call on the good will of the international community and the u.n. to create a camp for us here in sinjar and we estimate there are 3,000 people here. >> translator: we suffered a lot. we left everything behind. and our feet are swollen from the journey and we rescued only
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our children and ourselves, a lot of our children died on the way. >> reporter: their plight has been watched closely half a world away. many people began migrating to united states in the 1990s starting a community in lincoln, nebraska. >> when i get back from work the first question i'll ask my mom is who have you talked to and who is still alive. >> reporter: and they have long lived on the fringe of arab and kurdish nations and say it's time to pack up and leave. >> i would say and estimate if someone says do you want to get out of iraq and live somewhere else, sure, 70% would say yes. >> reporter: not this group and they tell al jazeera that sinjar is home and the only options are to live or die on their land. gerald tan, al jazeera. >> vigils and protests in
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support of the unarmed black teenager shot in missouri have been held across the united states, in new york city thousands took part in a march to time square to protest against 18-year-old mike brown's death on saturday. hundreds of others gathered in los angeles and miami they are at the federal courts demanding an end to police brutality and we report on the changing dynamics of the protests in the u.s. city of ferguson, missouri. >> reporter: a very different scene in ferguson, missouri from what we saw just 24 hours ago here when police were firing rubber bullets and tear gas canisters in the crowds to disburse them after rocks were thrown at them, molotov cocktails were thrown at them and we heard pops that sounded like gunfire and turns out they may have been firecrackers and no one was hurt and not the police presence that we have seen over the last few days as an operational change with the
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missouri state highway patrol taking over security in the area and the crowds are large and is loud and so far it has been relatively peaceful. the hope is that by removing some of that pressure that we have seen over the last few days of this large military-like police presence that the protesters will feel more at home to protest peacefully as the night goes on. >> reporter: india marking 68 years of independence from britain and in a speech they urged global business people to invest in the county and also said india was shamed by crimes of women and tell them to take responsibility for their sons and led the party to the victory in the general election earlier this year and remembering the contribution to world war i and many soldiers fought and died for britain and we report from new deli. >> reporter: it's one of three india's most famous atlanta marks. it was built by the british to
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commemorate the contribution to the first world war and today that history has been largely forgotten and this family in pinjar is an exception and don't know everything but proud of their grandfather's role in the war. >> this is someone who has bullets in it and you should honor it. >> he fought in the war in africa. >> reporter: their grandfather told them stories of hardship and valor among the indian soldiers. >> it's too much, it's too much and they were there for five years and very hostile conditions. >> reporter: more than 130,000 indian troops were killed or wounded in action during world war i yet most art facts like these at the new deli hotel come from private collections. private memorials for freedom and military death since
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independence like this are common and memorials commemorating the war are few and preserving the history and conflict say the contribution likely changed the course of the war. in london the british library's collection includes photographs and letters from indian soldiers fighting in the trenches of europe regarding the indian role. >> they were really suffering and the front line was crumbling so these troops were shipped in and vital for maintaining the western front. >> reporter: in india trying to maintain the country's history in the war has been an uphill battle. >> the feeling then was it belongs to the british government. >> translator: his grandfather sent troops and money for the war and said doing so was part of the indian wear -- warrior
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tradition. >> and envoys who put the name of india on the world map. >> reporter: india bears the names of the forgotten dead and the concern is that the few surviving memories of the great war and those who fought will fade as the years go by. and i'm with al jazeera, new deli. u.n. officials held a meeting to discuss ways to stop on going fighting between rival malitia and has a vote by libya parliament to expand the malitia and called on u.n. to protect civilians but it's not clear how the new congress will enforce the decision. six people have been killed during protests in egypt marking the anniversary of the massacre and one year ago security officials broke up two protests camps in cairo killing at least 800 people, human rights group called it the worst violence incident in egypt's modern
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history. al jazeera demands release of journalist who have been in prison for 230 days and they were falsely accused of helping the out lawed muslim brotherhood and in june fahmy and greste given 7 years sentence and mohamed got five more years because he had a spent bullet he picked up at a protest. reports suggest at least 14 people were killed during heavy fighting in a suburb of mogadishu and people in violence were sent to local hospital and the raid is part of campaign to seize weapons from malitia across the capitol. 20 people were arrested. it's one of the world's most famous shortcuts the panama canal is engineering that revolutionized global trade and
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now it's 100 years old and connects the atlantic and pacific oceans and when it opened in 1914 it transformed international trade by creating a significant shortcut. before ships traveling from new york to san francisco had to go around the tip of south america but the canal cuts that journey by more than half, saving more than 12,600 and now it has 5% of the world's cargo volume and between 12-15,000 ships cross the panama canal every year and we are at the canal and looks at the history and legacy after 100 years of operation. >> reporter: climbing aboard another ship is the least challenging part of his day. after she checks in she literally takes command and starts plotting the navigation of the ten,000 ton vessel and
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captains have to turn over control to pilots like her. 16 years ago she made history by becoming the first panama woman to steer the ships through the waters. >> many times that my first time working with a female pilot and not too many in the world. >> reporter: it's a high-stress job. one she has to do at any time of day or night and even in the middle of a storm. . >> when it's raining the stability is diminished and when it's windy you have to fight the wind or work with the wind. looking at the size of the ship, just calculating. >> reporter: after the lines are cast and the engine is cut she commands the crew. there are three narrow locks to be slowly navigated on the 80 kilometer journey. it's a delicate tasks which tug
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boats pull and guide the ship. this is the difficult part of the journey, cargo ship carrying millions of goods have to pass through narrow locks sometimes with just inches to spare and for pilots there is no room for error. operating the canal and getting ships safely from the atlantic to the pacific is the work of 10,000 people. everyday dozens of vessels make the shortcut between the two oceans. one of the most ambitious engineering projects in history, it took nearly 40 years to build, nearly 26,000 workers died, mainly from diseases like malaria. when it was complete it changed international trade forever. now a new era becons and panama is spending $6.5 billion to widen the canal and double its capacity. back on board she has a long journey ahead. but she loves the challenge and the adrenalin.
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>> i'm doing a little bit to contribute that we can handle this. we have done a pretty good job. >> reporter: for her and her thousands of colleagues canal is a national symbol, not just of great success but of great sacrifice by those who built it and changed the world. rachel from al jazeera on the panama canal. >> pope francis held the first public mass in south korea and the pontiff met 50,000 people who packed in the football stadium to greet him and called on catholics to reject consumer lifestyle and asked them to remember survivors of the country's resent ferry sinking and harry faucet sent us this update from seoul. >> reporter: he saw his first public mass. it's the assumption of mary when catholics believe virgin mary
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went up body and soul at the end of her life, an important catholic festival and one the pope didn't just perform the usual rights that he would on such a day in front of nearly 50,000 people at the world cup stadium. but also addressed a couple of current issues here in south korea. most notably perhaps the issues surrounding the tragedy that happened in april, the sinking of the ferry, the loss of 300 lives and most school children and met some survivors of that disaster, also relatives of those who died and calling for a full, impartial transparent investigation into exactly how that disaster unfolded. the catholic church saying the pope will not get involved in some of the politics around that but has offered them comfort and solace and will continue to do so and made an appeal to the youth of south korea and youth
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of asia and this is tied to youth celebration with 6,000 young catholics saying they should turn away from materialism and competition and combat materialism that stifles spirit and competition which has selfishness and strife and that is targeted in south korea where people do worry about the growing wealth gap and very fierce competition especially among young people so a very clear message on that front from the pope on the second day of the visit. >> four couples from the united states and australia is ordered not to leave thailand with their surrogate babies and a scandal involving a ty certain gait mother saying she was left with a down syndrome baby after parents rejected it and authorities in thailand are tracking it down and believed
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schools of foreign biological parents are using surrogate mothers in the country and prime minister has attended the memorial to remember those who died in world war ii. thousands of veterans and widows and families visited the controversial shrine and it's a 69th anniversary of japan defeat in world war ii and memories of japan actions before and during the war still anger south korea and china. in china land seizures by local governments are increasingly violent and a latest confrontation is in an area where an earthquake struck almost two weeks ago and protesters are appealing to the president to intervene and we report. >> reporter: it's the only way of life they know, farmers from the same families have a living from the fields for decades and growing greens and potatoes mostly. after so long they thought this
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way of life would never change. but all over china development and not land rights are the priority now. >> the land belongs to us and we must protect our own land, the party secretary said he would beat us cheap farmers to death. >> reporter: the land grab began five years ago, shops and departments now cover fields they once cultivated. and it's not over. developers are closing in on the farmers' only remaining patch of land and the dispute is turning violent. this hangs use less live and never healed after the confrontation. >> bullet us poor people and had me locked up five days and the police felt sorry for me. i'm really coming to a dead end now. >> reporter: they think talking to a foreign reporter can help them resolve their dispute and
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they are begging us to help. the local media warned off and they have the same complaint, their land was taken and with little compensation. they feel cheated. the president ping please help us says the banner, the corrupt officials took our land and please deal with the officials. the resistance is led her and showing photographs of a resent confrontation with police which ended with her being detained for five days. >> translator: even if i'm beaten to death i have to tell the whole country and the whole world that local officials abused their power and bullied poor people. >> reporter: this is barely a spec on the map but land seizures by local government are taking place across the country and it's emotional issue and no more so but in this place. we contacted the local
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government but officials refused to talk to us. the protesters meanwhile are digging in. they set up a guard post to ward off police and they still have faith their president will help them. >> translator: i want to say the president ping please give back our land that has been grabbed by the local government, that land was given to us by our ancestors. >> reporter: but in china most land is always owned by local governments. selling it is their main source of income and outdated laws mean that these farmers and others like them can do little to stop it. i'm with al jazeera in southwest china. still ahead why this runner was stripped of his medal at the european athletics championships. ♪
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america mobile app, available for your apple and android mobile device. download it now ♪ let's get the sport with andy. >> and swarez started training with barcelona this friday after conditions for the four month ban from boot ball was eased and cannot play in competitive games until october but 125 million striker is now able to practice with his new team ates and he was ban after biting opponent at the world cup and saw the code of arbitration for sport saying he can train with club and country and take part in friendlies. >> both parties maybe satisfied,
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i mean the player now he can be integrated in the team and he can be part of the structure of the team which is important for him probably and maybe satisfied by the fact that sanctions have been generally confirmed and upheld. >> there has been a new start for barcelona coach and begun his time as manager of the argentina team and taking over after a man stepped down and taken to the final and he has a good record in his home but failed to have a trophy at barsa and left the club in less than a year. >> translator: to become head coach of your country it's such an immense price for me, it's an accomplishment of great aspiration and now i'm ready to be working and training hard toward our goal. this is such an incredible privilege. >> reporter: and four-time world
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cup winner italy named antonio who is the new manager and he had three successful years and replaced a man who resigned following the earlier exit in the group stages of brazil. now the new english league season does not get underway until saturday but didn't stop one club for getting rid of a manager and he left by mutual consent and he had been upset by the club's lack of spending in the closed season. this is just coming a few weeks after he was named manager of the year last season after helping them avoid relagation. and the u.s. open is just over a week away and jakovich is looking in the best of form and this is the third round of the cincinnati masters and he was
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beaten in straight sets 7-6-7-5. and this was following another third round export and the largest cup in toronto last week. >> just many things in the two weeks so it's unfortunate but it's obvious i'm not playing close to what i'm supposed to play and i have to keep on working and get the u.s. open. >> roger federer is the high seed in the tournament and barely survived the match and he eventually won this three sets. next stop for him a quarter final against andy murray. pakistan's cricket are in deep trouble on day two of the test against shralanka after getting
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bowled out for 320 and they ripped through pakistan order and has been the main threat and taken four wickets with pakistan 185-5 and one down in the series and has to win it to level it. new zealand is in sight of a world record and victory of australia will have 18 conservative wins and the southern hemisphere rugby will be on course to retain the cup and that is the trophy and the countries play each other for every year. >> it's an opportunity here but you know you look at the line as well and we want to perform well and if we do we have a chance of winning and on one hand that
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would be nice. >> i've never beaten them and i withdraw with them once and enticed but you want to be able to go in through your career knowing you can take on these guys as a team and as an individual you can play these guys and try and match up with them. >> reporter: american teenager lexi thompson started well in the effort to win a second golf major this year, 19-year-old is in a tie for lead along south korea lei after the first round of the lpga championship and rounds of 66 at the monroe course at new york state and share one stroke each. >> the course is in great shape and it's playing well. the par fives are reachable for longer hitters but par threes are long and some par fours a straight in the wind and it was tough on the holes and the wind is picking up so we will see how it goes. decision to strip off during a race has proven costly for a runner at the championships
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taking place in zurich and ripping off his shirt as he won the steeple chase and it's short lived as they launched a complaint and he was discall fieed and stripped of his gold medal and he attacked a mass scott and punished a runner so that is pretty tame behavior and more on the story on our website and you can check that out al also details on how to get in touch with us on twitter and facebook. okay that is how sport is looking for now and i'll be back with later. >> sport is there and thanks andy and make sure you stay with us here on al jazeera, we have another full bulletin of news straight ahead in the next couple minutes or so with steven cole and thank you so much for watching. ♪
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