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this is al jazerra. ♪ ♪ hello welcome to the news hour i am jane dutton live from our headquarters in doha. coming up in the secretary 60 minutes, refugees continue to hide in iraq's sinjar mountains as several rebel fighters are reportedly killed by the latest u.s. bombings. anger as u.s. police release surveillance video they say shows the black teenager robbing a shop just before he was shot dead.
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honoring south korean christians, pope francis bee at identifies korean catholics for refuse to go change religions. this may become a thing of the past. there seems to be no end to the fighting in iraq. the u.s. is helping kurdish fighters drive out the islamic state group. taking over large parts of the area forcing people from their homes, the group wants to establish an islamic state in the region, refugees continues to hide in the sinjar mountains as the u.s. continues to bomb areas across the north. at least 11 rebel fighters were said to be killed by attacks on mo sus. the u.n. council voted to block
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funds to be iraq and syria fo forism s. hundreds of refugees have crossed the border in to turkey. many are staying with family or friends others are sheltering in crowded camps near the bodder. the fighters have managed to force government troops out of many towns and villages. the u.s. rounds of of bombing has hit several areas. several fighters from the islamic state group are said to have been killed. medical sources in mosul say the bodies of 11 rebels have allied to 11 hospitals, update us now if you will on the fighting.
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what's happening at the moment? >> reporter: like you mentioned in the past hour or so further u.s. air strikes targeting positions belonging to the islamic state group in sinjar and the mosul come. but we do understand our forces in from the kurdish per morgue a that they are also trying push in. as the u.s. bombs these positions, peshmerga forces are trying to retake territory. we have to remember that the u.s. military has stressed time and time against this is to defends the military and the people. mosul damn is highly significant, it provides water, electricity to many areas, so further air strikes we understand that up to 15 islamic state fighters have been killed in the latest strikes. like you mentioned earlier, this group is expanding, it's trying to advance further north in iraq
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and neighboring syria, they are trying to advance to the northern countryside of aleppo. we have been speaking to people here and they don't believe that this group will be able to -- able to defeat this group just by carrying out air strikes, you need partners on the ground. and here in iraq, you are going to need the support of the sunnis. what we understand from sunni tribal elders is that they have intention to take the arms against the islamic state group until the central government in baghdad gives them their rights. baghdad no longer faces the possibility of a violent power struggle. now that nouri al-maliki has relinquished power to a new prime minister. but the iraqi capitol is still a violent place. there are bombings nearly every day. the people here are hopeful a peaceful transfer of power will bring about security. >> translator: handing over the post of prime minister to haider
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al abadi is that al-maliki is keen to preserve the safety of iraq. >> reporter: the most influential shia cleric says the transition is a rare opportunity to resolve the political and security problems. now all eyes are o hider al aba. maliki has been accused of alienating sunnis and kurds al badi will need their help. they are some of the prominent sunni trouble leaders who hold sway on the ground. they welcome maliki's departure but said it won't end the crisis, they believe the solution is in a federal iraq, where sunnis would be able to govern their own territories.
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>> translator: we are ready to cooperate with the new government only if sunnis get their own rights, our priority is to stop government attacks against our areas and disarm shia militias. they are more dangerous than the it lamb i can state group. we will not fight that group unless our demands are met. >> reporter: for now the shia-let government is allowing on shia militias to protect the entrances of baghdad from the islamic state group. they took major installations and oil fields and the iraqi army which abandoned their positions and weapons hasn't been able to recapture that territory. the international community is opening a united iraq can defeat a group that many see as a biggest threat. there may be a new slipper ship but this is a divided country. >> as always it's the innocent people who are most effected. what sort of impact is this latest fighting having on the refugees situation.
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>> reporter: well, there is a humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in the north of the country. up to 1.2 million displaced people. the kurdish officials cannot cope with the rising numbers, there are also reports up to 80 yazidi men have been shot dealt, killed by the islamic state group from a village southwest of sinjar. and what we do understand also from officials is that the group captured women and children. we do not know how many. but this is a very small village of about 300 families that live there. not only are penal being targeted, people are being displaced from their homes. there is an sr-pblg situation and right now what we understand is that the peshmerga is hoping to retake some of the territory to his allow people to go back but it's proving to be very difficult. >> thank you. germany foreign minister is in iraq to discuss the humanitarian problems. he has been meeting the iraqi
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foreign minister. germany has a policy of providing only aid supplies to crisis-hit areas but not military support. meanwhile tons of german aid has arrived in erbil in northern iraq. the supplies include medicine, food, and blankets. two other flights are expected to arrive in the next few days. germany is one of several countries bringing aid in to northern iraq. the united nations security council has unanimous a passed a resolution to block funding to the islamic state group in iraq and syria. >> will those in favor of the draft resolution please raise their hand. >> reporter: with the islamic state group now controlling a third of iraq and syria, the security council took a unified stand against what it called one of the most serious threats to international peace and security. >> is tends a clear political message that the international community utterly condemns ic cl
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attacks, reject being its violent extremist ideology and united to a pose and confront it. >> reporter: the resolution attempts to cut off funding and other forms of support for it lamb i can state and fronts. adding six individuals to a sanctions list. but a former u.n. counter terrorism official says it may be too late for the usual tools of the security council to have an impact. >> the arms are already there. these groups are incredibly well armed in fact, and every day they seem to be better armed because they take over syrian or iraqi arm stocks. and assets freezes, as far as they are concerned, they are certainly not hurting. they have a lot of man i there. >> reporter: the resolution expresses international unity and it demands that member states cut off not only finding but also the recruitment of foreign fighters. many countries are worried about their own citizens who have joined these groups and could return home to cause trouble. the resolution also warns of the
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group's use of the internet and other communication technology for the purpose of recruitment and insight. putting the onus on u.n. member states to stifle support for the groups. >> my government asks all of the neighboring countries and other countries to take strong measures to implement steps and apply this resolution. this is very important. iraq will continue to work with all countries and will -- and organizations to fight this international terrorism groups and defeat them. >> reporter: until they do the international community will be faced with an ongoing humanitarian as well as political crisis and more than a million displaced iraqis and syrians who can't go home. al jazerra, the united nations. the syrian coalition says it supports thein' security council's plans for sanctions against the is lat i can state
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group. calling for targeted air strikes in syria, strikes should be backed up by intensive training and programs for the moderate forces that have been fighting isis. now known as the us lat i can state group for over year. rat least two to people killed about eye car bombing in southern syria. it happened in front of a mosque and the rebel-controlled town activists say a woman and child were among those killed. opposition forces meanwhile have taken control of villages. after days of intense fighting. the villages are near the military air base which is the biggest military airport in syria. thousands of people in libya have demonstrated against a request by parliament for the united nation to his intervene in the country. libya is experiencing its worst violence since the 2,011 election when muammar qaddafi
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was overthrown and killed. thousands have fled and dozens killed in fighting between rival militias. the five-day ceasefire is holding in gas arc but uncertainty remains with no agreement yet on a long-term truce between palestinian factions and israel. hamas is warning of a drown out conflict if israel doesn't accept the proposals it's putting forward at negotiationss in cairo. >> translator: in coul >> reporter: in cairo there is a unified delegation that speaks the same language and same demands and negotiations with the same purposes despite all the attempts to did he right the unity of that delegation during the 10-day negotiations period. all of the offers are less that what the palestinian people can accept. we have said that the enemy either accepts the conditions of our people or face a long war of attrition which we are very well prepared for. up to a thousand pima tended a rally at the refugee camp in central gaza.
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it would held to support the armed wing of hamas. police in ferg so, missouri have crashed with protesters who have been demonstrating after police fatality shot a black teenager, about 200 protesters skorpld a convenience store where michael brown is accused of shoplifting. police released this surveillance video they say 18-year-old brown allegedly seen her in the red has was in a confrontation over a box of cigars. police identified the officer darren wilson, brown's family say police are trying to justify what they call the execution of their son in ferguson on saturday. >> we are here to talk about the latest events coming out in the media and the ferguson police chief's decision to release the still pictures and the video.
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the family feels that it was strategic, they think it was aimed at denigrating their son, it was a character assassination attempt. that is that is pretty much the sentiments of everyone i have discussed. at a time when the highway what troll was called n finally things are settling down, he's inciting the community all over again. >> the shooting has put a spotlight on the police force of ferguson, missouri which is mostly white even though the city's population is 60% black. this has led to questions about whether a more integrated police force would improve community relations and reduce tension as we report. >> reporter: just three of ferguson missouri's 53 police officers are black. so the killing of a black teenager stomped by a police officer there has question raised questions about institutional racism in u.s. law enforcement. but those who monitor the police
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say the racial makeup of police departments is not the fundamental problem. it's the policies they enforce. in new york city a majority of police officers on the beat are black, latino or asian but it's still minorities who are overwhelmingly targeted. here in mainly black bedford, new york, the police issued 8,200 tickets to people for riding a bike on the sidewalk between 2008 and 2011. that compares to just 32 tickets issued in nearby white park slope. watchdog groups argue the main problem isn't police diversity. >> diversity will probably help with better policing, but it won't make a significant difference. in new york city, for example, whether it's a white cop or cop of color that, officer has to get with the program and that program in new york city is to focus on lower income communities of color and to focus petty infractions. it results in harassment and unnecessary punishments. >> reporter: 86% of those arrests in new york for misdemeanors in the first six
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months of this year were black. activists allege police officers view minorities as the easiest way to meet arrest quotas. communities view the police as unpredictable armed actio occup. even the representative of the organization representing black officers in the u.s. seemed resigned. >> i would hope african american or latino officers would have a little bit more understanding, but let's be honest with the environment that you are in it's impossible. >> reporter: crit immaterials argue thercritics argue thereisl militarized policing. until that changes the police will continue to shoot. and the unarmed will continue to die. al jazerra, new york. much more coming up on al jazerra. >> ebola give you a lot of pain all over the body.
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>> meet a rare survivor of ebola amid warnings that the out break could ask for months. but armenia is considering joining a russian training block despite buying most of its trading goods from the e.u. >> i am not ready but my sport is ready, that's more important. >> we'll hear from the big names hoping mick an impact on day one of the new premier league season. >> ♪ ♪ anti-government support led by two of pakistan's influential political figures, imran kahn who heads one party and a cleric say they will block main streets until the prime minister revines both accuse him of vote rigging. shareef rejects the ago sayings. >> translator: i think the time has come that all pakistani nationals should make a decision
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that this is not acceptable to us, we do not recognize them. we have to get justice. we have to get freedom from these types of rulers. ukraine says it has destroyed part of a rub an armored convoy which had cross the board never to its territory. moscow denies that calling the ukrainian accusation a fantasy from. slovyansk, emma heyward has more. >> reporter: they are on the move close to the border with ukraine. a sign of russia's military might. hours after journalists said they had spotted a separate convoy crossing in to ukrainian territory, ukraine said it had partially destroyed a column of russian military vehicles. >> translator: i have to reassure you, this column was followed, it was always under surveillance by our reconnaissance and our forces. appropriate action says were undertaken and a part of it no longer exists.
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>> reporter: but moscow says its vehicles did not carry an incursion in to ukrainian territory. russia continues to deny involve in the fighting but says he wants to offer humanitarian assistance. but the aid which it says it's sending is still a few kilometers away from the russian border with ukraine. kiev is suspicious of moscow's motives believing russia is sending arms mixed in the aid to bolster the separatists' cause. on friday its border guards and custom officials began inspecting the cargo. but there is still no clear date of when and if it will be allowed to pass. >> we tran to have the trucks unloaded in luhansk. and then they go back to russia the same road they came in. from then onwards it will be ukrainian logistics that deals with the distribution.
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>> reporter: the fight now continues on two front. diplomatically and militarily as ukraine tries to squeeze out the separatists and their supporters. the government of armenia is considering joining the russian-backed trade block. the our asian economic custom union, russia, kazakhstan and belarus are already members of the trade block trammed by vladimir putin. armenia backs out of the deal last year if it joins the union, armenia says it will still allow agricultural and food imports from the u.s. and from the e.u. robin forester-walker is finding out how the deal may effect armenians. >> reporter: at this car dealership managers are preparing them selves for change. themselves. if they join russian union,
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tariffs for new cars from elsewhere will be more expensive. heist mates that he could lose 20% of his customers. >> some dealers who are now operating these new vehicles have to find some solutions to get russian-production vehicles. >> reporter: joining the customs union won't just affect the car market. prices will go up for every day items imported from the e.u. armenia's largest trading partner. the trouble for armenia is if it's wants to join the customs union it has to restructure its market because currently lots of products like this cereal or olive oil, for instance, come from the european union. it will need to keep prices low by introducing more imports from the customs union. many armenians believe joining may have more to do with politics than economics. russia is a top destination for armenian labor my grass and
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europe needs their constant support. >> armenia has security problems and they think that the ski to the security issues is in the hands of putin. >> reporter: for now, entry to the block has been delayed. armenia may still be negotiating its terms. but consumers like susan worry that once signed they will end up the losers. >> if there is a customs union that makes you to choose between certain products and that these products are not going to be as various as we have, it already going to become not good for me because i am used to buy, okay, french cheese, german beer, there should be different alternatives for people. >> reporter: you don't have to look far to see armenia's historic and cultural ties to russia. whether or not it makes economic sense, the customs union will make those ties stronger. al jazerra armenia.
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somali security forces say that they have recovered dozens of weapons after a battle with a militia in mogadishu. african union troops stormed a house belong to go a former war warlord on friday. it was part of a campaign to seize weapons from across the city. the government says it's recovered hundreds of guns since the operation began last week. 20 people have been arrested. now, uganda is taking extra precaution to his guard against the ebola epidemic in west africa. it had its own out break in for thousand and has sent experts to sesisi era lyon to help curb the violence. it has killed 1100 people in four countries since last year. now a report on a man that bead the odds nearly 15 years ago. >> reporter: it's the world's worst ever out break of the ebola virus killing most of its victims. the u.n. says more than a
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thousand have died and hundreds more are infected. in uganda, walter is only a -- is one of a hands of the of people that survived. he was in frequented in 2001. he said while he was in hospital he heard met i cans preparing his body bag and telling his family to prepare for his grave. >> it's terrible. ebola gives you a lot of pain all over the body. the whole bods is a painful. [ inaudible ] if you touch you blood would just come out. >> reporter: walter got better but in the recent out break many others have been less coach. it started in new guinea the first case in december last year. then spread to go liberia, sierra leone and recently nigeria. other governments in the region are getting anxious. to the north officials are stepping up border checks and
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closing their borders to people from the ebola-hit countries. >> translator: teams have been deployed to all operating entry points. they are prepared to deal with any case, god forbid, they are examining all individuals coming in. >> reporter: back in liberia at this roa road junction soldiers guard a checkpoints the government says it can curtail civil rights in its effort to contain the virus, but a week of restricted movement has meant food supplies are running short for nba some areas, aid agencies say they are considering air drops. and t-rl walter says he hopes scientist will find a cure for ebola soon so others won't suffer what he went through. malcolm webb, al jazerra. let's get the weather with richard. and richard, i am hearing about flooding in northern india and pakistan, what's happening there. >> meteorologist: that's right,
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jane, an area of low pressure went across the region, you can see some cloud up there across parts of pakistan and up in the region in the northwest. there was flooding sufficient to cause buildings to collapse. and hail storms as well. and it really was quite nasty. we have some several fatality there. you can see the rain totals. we have also had similar problems in northern parts of india. seeing some torrential rain over the last day or so. and these are sort of flooding pictures that we are getting of the region. now, there are more than 30 villages that have been effected by severe flooding. and several people, in fact scores of people have been killed. and many more are missing. and it does bring to mind a similar sort of event which occurred in 2013, when flooding results in the deaths of 900 people with another 5,000 being declared missing. so it is a situation to watch it. could well develop. you can see that we have had heavy rain across parts of napal as well over the last 24 hours,
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and certainly our computer forecasts are indicating very heavy rain across much of napal extending out. further towards the west. across northern parts of india and pakistan it doesn't look as bad, still potential for isolated storms but hopefully over the next day or so we should see the weather situation getting better. good. thanks, richard. lots more to come on al jazerra. we'll meet iraqi christians targeted by islamic state fighters who were forced to escape to lebanon. plus a unique opportunity for victims of colombia's rebels to be heard in cuba. and in sport usain bolt is running in to the sunset of his career andy will be here with that story.
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welcome back. reminder of the top stories on al jazerra. the latest round of u.s. bombing in iraq has hit targets near mosul damn. the city of mosul itself and areas in the sinjar mountains. several fighters from the islamic state group are said to have been killed. los angeles mass is warning of a drawn out campaign if israel does not accept their demands. in u.s. in missouri police have released a video of michael brown moments before he was shot dead by police. overnight 200 protesters stormed in to the same convenience store. let's go back to our top story. thousands of iraqi christians have fled in resents months.
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we immediate some of the families seeking safety in lebanon. >> reporter: desperate iraqi lineup to seek food rations. the church it trying to help them. those who just arrived from northern iraq. like maria, she arrived in lebanon three days ago. >> translator: we were scared. it's very hard to leave everything behind and just flee. >> reporter: they all tell the same sometime are stories. johnny has been living here for a month and living off charity. a christian family pays his rent for this small apartment where he lives with his wife and three girls. >> translator: they threatened us with our children, our muslim
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neighbors said we better run before they kill us. >> reporter: johnny was scared and left everything they owned behind. they uprooted us from our own land his wife says referring to the islamic state that forced them out of iraq. >> translator: these are not muslims we don't know where they came from. they have no religion, we lived with muslims for 40 years, this group has nothing do with islam. >> reporter: this a syrian priest has been organizing a campaign to help the iraqi christians who manage to get to lebanon. he says he is frustrated. >> translator: what's happening in mosul where the original people are being uprooted from their land. what's just as worrying is the international community's silence so far very shy voices we demands real pressure from the u.s. and europe to stop the attackers. >> reporter: this family came from near mosul. now under islamic state's full control, this one-room apartment became hold for this family of six after they ran way from their town.
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he says there is no more room for christians to live in iraq anymore. >> we never managed anything like this would happen. nobody expected this. >> reporter: it was like a horror movie he tells me. everyone was terrified. his children cry every day wanting to go back to their home in iraq. but he says that he is not going back, no matter what. >> translator: we want security. we want stability for our children. enough for us in iraq, we need a break. >> reporter: so his girls spend the daylighting on these beds waiting for something to change. al jazerra, beirut. they doerr is from the research group enigma a security analyst that join piece from dubai. i want to start asking you by asking you of the u.s. air strikes and what you make of them. our sro*pbd correspondenour corg
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to people who are not impressed. do you think it's enough. >> i think they need more activity. clearly the united states is looking at over 100 sorties a day, targeted strikes on isis' military hardware and so on. by that's not going to do the trick in terms of pinpoint. there needs to be more action on the ground from the iraqi military as well as the peshmerge. >> is it inevitable that we'll see some sort of u.s. force on the ground? >> i don't think we are going to see u.s. forces on the ground. i think they are going to keep it safe and be above in the air. but at the same time, war advisers will go in to baghdad and erbil to support the staffs that are ther already there. >> where does this leave the sunnis joining in fighting the islamic state group? i mean, they say they'll only get involved if they get included in the political process. would that make a difference?
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>> that will make tremendous difference because the current prime minister a al badi needs o bring the sides in as well ago the saddam assists who are against the former government. inclusion of them in the new government, in ministries and also perhaps in special bodies that cater to their interest i isism pair tiff at this time. >> this could have a profound impact on the security eventually with al-maliki stepping down? >> it will have a profound impact but the currents prime minister needs to move fast because the clock is ticking and isis knows that. >> this u.n. resolution, that will help him in any way? >> the u.n. resolution is just a start. the u.n. needs to target those people buying oil from isis and these traders are located in turkey and in sigh prust.
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they need to be targeted in order to interrupt isis' supply chain network. >> this targets some of the fighters, do they really care if there are any sanctions imposed on them when their goal is clearly one of anarchy? >> these fighters don't care about that, they care about their mission clearly. but there are those profiting from isis and its economic model. they are not part of the group. those are the people that need to be targeted. the u.n. has done this before around the globe. they know how do that and they need to do their investigations and pin prick these people. >> the same policy, should that apply in syria as well? >> well, the syrian situation say bit different because there is a different calculus there in terms of assad. and for the u.s., for example, to say that assad was right in terms of terrorists within his
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territory, we may see a change of heart or an agreement if you will to allow u.s. air strikes in syria, but i think iraq needs to be dealt with first. >> sure. theodore, very good to talk to you, thank you. five people have been killed in egypt supporters of deposed president mohamed morsi protested for a second straight day coming after the mass killings a year ago. >> reporter: in the neighborhood of gee is just outside the cairo supporter of deposed president mohamed morsi attack. security forces opened fire on protest, while trying to disperse the crowd. this week marks the first anniversary of the violent police crack down at two protest sites last year that killed hundreds of people. it's also a week in which egyptians saw their former
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president hospital any mubarak make his first switch since the revolution that removed him from office. buff the turn out was low. >> it's been over a year now, so there is real fay telling among the supporter of mohamed morsi. there is also a sense that the crack down has been largely successful in quelling the descents. >> reporter: the defense minister at the time is now president. >> egypt has not up to now carried any investigator held accountable any of its security officers who ordered -- who planned and ordered the mass killing of these protesters in august 2013. >> reporter: the government says it followed international standards when it forcibly evacuated the squares.
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and that the protests continued across the country. some of the victims of last year's crack down don't believe they will ever see justice. al jazerra. at the same time al jazerra is demanding the release of its three journalist who his have now about in prison in egypt for 231 days. they were falsely accused of helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood in june mohamed and peter were given seven-year sentences ba there are got an extra seven years because he had a spent bullet which i picked up at the a protest. pope francis is continuing his tour of korea. he held a bee atrophy indication ceremony. >> reporter: this was the center piece of pope francis' 5-day
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visit a huge open air mass in downtown seoul. the chance for catholics young and old to see their holy father up close. walking up to the tented village where they have been demanding an independent investigation of the ferry disaster and he we towed his blessings, as the pope makes his way through the crowds, there is no escaping esg it's a sith moment not just for south korea but the catholic church in era. so this mass was very much about the history of the catholic church, bee at at this identification cath rices killed for their religious beliefs pope francis cass keen to tie their story to a region request catholicism is growing.
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>> translator: their example has much to say to us who live in societies where alongside immense well dire poverty is silently growing, where the cry of the poor seldom is heeded and christ continues to call out to us asking us to love and serb hill by tends to go our brothers and sisters in need. >> reporter: the pope's message restless mading with 175,000 catholic invited here from churches a is who the country. >> translator: even though i saw him far way, i was so overwhelmed and my heart was pounding so hard. i am so grateful and inning describably happy. >> our country has been going through numerous hardships and many people are suffering and in poverty. just by the fact that the hope is here in a we subsided country, we are so bless -- divided country we are so blessed. >> reporter: later in a part of his visit that attracted some
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controversy, pope francis went to a care home which has been accused of olds fashioned practices and financial irregularities. by in embracing the poor and disabled the pope continued one of the visits visits' main them. equalizing those that is less fortunate. with a population of more than 52 million. 22.8% of south koreans are buddhist. 18.3% are protestants and 10.9% are roman catholics. but the largest group are the nonbelievers, more than 47% of south koreans say they don't have any religious beliefs at all. france has paid tribute to thousand of world war ii veterans who landed near their beaches in marseille to liberate the country from nazi occupation, the so-called forgotten d-day was launched on august 13 in 1954. the french president was joined by african leaders on board an
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aircraft carrier to honor soldiers from former colonies that help the advance that led to france's liberation 10 days later. columbia abs who were victims have arrived in cuba at that take part in talks. the negotiations have been taking place in have hannah since november 2012. here is a report from boeing 256789 on saturday peace negotiators will hear from the first delegations of victim that his have arrived in havana. they were handpicked by a commission of delegates from the united nations the catholic church and colombia's national university after a series of controversial public forums, that's because they include not only the victims of rebels but of right wing para military vinnie groups and the colombian
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state itself. some who suffered kidnapping saying they are not being rested enough and others like soldiers say this they will not be able to participate at all. >> this is a very pain-ridden process. behind the question of who are the real victims are the questions of who is most responsible for the war. there is amazing suffering and pain in the national discussion. so, of course, there is controversies and there should be. >> reporter: the first delegation will be back on sunday and in the next weeks and months. despite the complicated politics this is seen as a unique opportunity for the victims to be heard. still to come here on al jazerra's news hour. >> the first time we came as soon as we left we.
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more than 100 years fishermen in bangladesh have caught fish with the help of otters but with the fish stocks dwindling the art of otter fishing is at risk of disappearing too. more from southern bangladesh.
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>> reporter: he isn't an ordinary fisherman, when he heads out on his boat he takes with him a crew of otters. thanks to the otters he doesn't have to wait around for the fish to bite. >> translator: when you put them in the water they start chasing after the fish, the fish try to escape and we position ourselves so that the otters chase the fish right in to our nets. >> reporter: for generations a number of hindu minority families have trained the animals to help them fish. he says there is only about 100 fishing families in the area that practice the art. it's not an easy skill to master, he says. which is why it hasn't caught on more widely. but those who know how do it appreciate the advantages. >> translator: i couldn't fish without otters. my father and grandfather, this is how they caught me to fish. it would be really difficult for me now to fish without the otters. >> reporter: but lately fishing is something that they do less and less. the number of fish in the rivers
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is dwindling fast. this isn't just threatening the otter fishing trade but the very survival of otters in bangladesh. a poor haul, even with the help of the otters. the animals are expensive to raise and feed. as fish in the area become harder to find, because of pollution and over fishing it's becoming harder for the men to come up with the money. >> i am earning money when i do this, but it's not coming for me. i have to spend money feeding and taking care of the otters. say i make $150 in a month, taking care of the otter end up costing about 50 to $60. >> reporter: otter says are an endangered species in dang los angeles dish. people have so far helped them survive, but with fishermen increasingly giving up their trade the otter's future looks bleaker. andy ia here with the sport. andy. >> thank you very much. jane. the mere league seasons against
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underway in just a few hours of time think manchester united have invested in a new manager in an effort to revive their fortunates. elyse holman reports. >> reporter: he's won championship with his barcelona, bayern munich, eye jac a jack ad recently led the netherlands to the semi company wine formed, now he steps in to the shoes at another of the world's biggest clubs with the expectation of immediate success manchester united's last season under david moyes saw them place seventh. their worst finish on record. >> i am not ready but my sport is ready. that's more important. >> reporter: a debut season for van hull. while some should are worried about jose mourinho at chelsea. he's previous won't three titles in his second season. >> if you are expecting me to say we are going to win the
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premier league, i can't say th that. i can't say. i can't say because i have to respect this competition. >> reporter: chelsea tops the list for the two most expensive transfers to the english premier league in the off season. diego costa from atletico madrid for $53 million. and cesc fabregas from barcelona for $50 million. liverpool may have lost their biggest name, luis suarez, but after falling just short of the title last season, fans will still dream of going about one better. >> we are looking to make this a sustainable team for over the course of the next five to 10 years. brought in a lot of young talent, so we are trying to look after the now of the team but also the future. >> reporter: manchester city will have to rely largely on the same group of players if they are to defends their title, penalizes by european football's governing body for breaching
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financial rules. >> well, i think that this premier league will be exactly the same as the last premier league. we have five or six teams, very strong squad, with a very strong squad, all of them want to win the title, we also want to retain. so we'll see during the year who works better. >> reporter: 20 teams and now nine months ahead to decide a champion. elyse holman, al jazerra. let's have a look at saturday's fixtures. manchester unites' match with swansea the first of seven games on the opening day of the season. that also includes arsenal gets crystal palace, that's the late game. manchester city the defending champions kickoff their title defense on sunday. well, liverpool also start their campaign on sunday, they were second last season and one of their feature stars was the match win fore lil lille on fri. he gave them plenty of trouble.
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winning a seconds half penalty there. a bitch fortunate i would think, looking at that. he steps up to convert it himself. final score, 1-0 to lille. the opening match of this season's lug championship is underway in sydney. it's australia versus new zealand with the all blacks aiming for a record 18th consecutive win come thinking up to halftime 9-flee new zealand. the latest score. later on south africa hosts argentina in the other opening match in this tournament's only round, argentina yet to win a game since joining the competition in 2012. >> definitely they'll challenge us from a defensive points of view and we need to be at our best. so great time for them, but again it comes back to us focusing on what we want to do and we have selected a team that we believe can do the job. roger federer has set up a rematch of his wimbledon semifinal. this time at the cincinnati
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masters. federer beating andy murray 6-3, 7-5 in this quarter final jillian versus david officerrer. federer air aiming for his sixth title at the event. maria shar sharapova beat simona halep in three sets. and caroline faces serena in the a semi. carolyn through after winning. the first bowl never 12 years to take nine wickets in a test innings. the spinner has just finished up with 9 for 127. sass sri lanka out bold. and they are 130 for for for 2. in indiana pacers basketball star paul george has been speaking for the first time
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since his horrific leg break during a training camp a few weeks ago, he suffered a compound fractures and is set to miss the entire nba season, the pacers forward says he expects to make a full recovery. >> i mean it is something that i think i can overcome. it's a bump in the road. but, you know, i will be able to battle through this. you know, it will be a story that i can tell it, a testimony that i will have, and you know, something that will make me stronger. going forward, i don't think it will affect me in a negative way. brittany lincecum has established a three-stroke lead at the halfway mark of the lpga golf championship. the american is 4 under par, second round under 68 at the penultimate major being played in upstate new york. 19-year-old lexy comp son is next best at 6 under timed with park who has claimed the world
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number one ranking. and the world's fastest man usain bolt says he's now like there on retire from athletics in 2017. the 27 year olds is in brazil ahead of an exhibition race on rio's copa cabana beach. previously he said he would retire after the rio olympics in 2016, so if he does carry on for another year, his final big events would be the world athletics championships due to be held at london's olympic stadium. >> well fork m, for me, i thinkt go one more year, my sponsors have asked me to do one more year. definitely look forward to coming to rio, this is where i can try to make -- push my. [ inaudible ] plenty more, of course on our website, you can check that out and you can get in touch with us on twitter and fast bake. more from me later other, but that is your sport for now. thank you, andy, wait for this. i know you were a fan.
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thousands of elvis prelsey fans have held a vigil for the 37th anniversary of his death. holding candles they made a slow procession past the grave site of the king of rock and roll the events is a highlight of elvis week which is an annual celebration of his career and life. he died of a heart tack age 42 in 1977. sarajevo's film value has kicked off this year marks his 20th anniversary. it was launched as an act of definedefiance when the city war attack. drawing hundreds of thousands of fans, with a support of stars it's expect today develop everybody more. tim friend reports. >> reporter: it wasn't always like this it, the glamor and glitz overing celebrity is and international film maker. the first summer film festival in 1995 was due to take place that august.
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but war postponed it until october. everybody though the threat of shelling remained. >> translator: we felt that it's something natural to do. we intuitively knew it was the right thing do to fight for dignity. we needed something humane and that was a creative and cultural action. we were not the only ones who did something like that in those four years of war. >> reporter: more than 700 people work here during the nine-day festival. which is now much more than a regional events. >> brad and i said the first time we came as soon as we left we said that was the best festival we have ever been to because people are here to share, they are here from all around. they are here to be together to make art. >> the energy and is the enthusiasm that is in this city is second to none. >> i think this is going to be one of the -- it has a lot of growth potential just because it's ai sarajevo. >> reporter: it's also the festival that launched the
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international career of many balkan filmmakers. >> translator: this festival has programs of a high quality. we have a strong industry which helps in developing cinematography in bosnia and across the region, we also have an educational program called talent sarajevo which gives practical work from young authors in the region and allows them to get to know one another. >> reporter: more than 100,000 people are expected to visit the festival. its rapid growth from the years of conflict is unmatched. tim friend. al jazerra. here is something for anyone who has a taste for expensive cars, this red 1962 ferrari has set the world record for a car sold at auction, it went for a whopping $38 million as a sale in california. the auction house said the car was owned by the one family for 49 years from 1965 to 2014, steven is next. thanks very much for watching, bye.
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refugees continue to shelter in sinjar mountains. well, t coming up: police in the u.s. release video they say shows a teenager robbing a shop before he was shot dead by an officer. honoring south korea ian christians, pope francis beatfies