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>> hello and welcome to the news hour. live from our headquarters in doha. we have your top stories. iraqi and kurdish forces say they're close to retaking the country's biggest dam from islamic state fighters. the destruction of gaza, we hear from a palestinian family who say that israelis shot at them after bulldozing their home. after another violent night in the state of missouri the governor said he's sending in the national guards.
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and beautiful sales in sicily. you can now buy a home for one yo euro, so what's the catch. still trying to gain control of the country's largest dam near mosul. the iraqi army said along side the kurds they were reach the perimeter of the dam. the mosul dam has been controlled by islamic state fighters for weeks. we have been with the peshmerga to follow what you're hearing about the dam. >> reporter: like you mentioned, they're close to taking the dam. they have not won this battle yet. it is proving to be difficult because what we are understand from our sources on the ground is that the islamic state group
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planted explosive devices. they set boobie traps. it's a very, very slow advance. the area where the battle is taking place is off limits to journalists. the peshmerga prevented us from getting close to the battleground saying that the situation is still dangerous. this is not going to be an easy fight. the dam is a highly strategic installation and u.s. administration saying it's expanding its operation to protect critical infrastructure. this dam supplies water and electricity to surrounding areas. so the fight there is continuing. now the iraqi army is saying that they're taking part in this operation. but i've managed to speak to some commanders, and what they told me not more than 120 soldiers from the iraqi army as well as 20 humvee vehicles. they're saying that this force is really insignificant, and it is the peshmerga who are setting
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the offensive, but it's important to show that this is a fight against the islamic state group not just by the kurds, especially justifying why the u.s. administration is helping. now, yet the kurds were able to make a lot of advances on the ground. captured three christian towns. we are in one of them. >> reporter: the peshmerga are on the offensive. they are in battle against the islamic state group, but they are not fighting alone. the islamic state group is not making their task easy. we can see explosions from within the towns they control. they're also leaving behind bombs on oh the roads when they retreat. one operation is recapturing the mosul dam.
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it was strategic infrastructure that provides water and electricity to surrounding areas. there are many front lines in this war. >> reporter: the peshmerga have advanced on more than one front. we're just on 30 kilometers from the city of mosul, the stronghold of the islamic state group. >> reporter: in this region the peshmerga recapture three towns. this is evidence of the fight. peshmerga fighters manage to shoot one of the vehicles belonging to the islamic state group. but we were not able to enter the city because the peshmerga are conducting clearing operations. it is one of three christian towns they regain control of. commanders are confident but it may be too early to declare victory. but they are hoping the people of the towns will be able to return home. the islamic state groups recent
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advance in the north has displaced tens of thousands of people. >> our president told us to save the christians and other minorities. we're here to protect them. we succeeded. we pushed the islamic state back. >> reporter: but taking territory is not the same as holding it. kurdish forces ar forces are ill-equipped and they lack training. the u.s. fighter jets and armed drones intervened. the obama administration repeated time and time again that their military objective is to protect minorities and kurdish territories but it seems that the operation has expanded. the objective now is to allow their partners on the ground to go on the offensive. >> if the kurdish and iraqi force do manage to retake that
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dam from islamic state fighters, what happens to the islamic state group, do they retreat? if so, where? >> reporter: it would mean that the islamic state group would have lost territory in the east of mosul pro since but not the city. that's their stronghold. we're in the far. we're 30 kilometers from the city center. this area is in the hands of the peshmerga. hwe understand from the commander that they want to retake christian towns. the christians abandoned their homes when there was advancingment of the islamic state group. they said we can't do this alone. we need the cooperation of the iraqi government. what is happen something these airstrikes, and the advance on the ground is just weakening the
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group. it is not defeating the group. they control urban major centers in the sunni heartland, and unless there is a broad based government where all of iraqi's political parties and communities feel they are represented then it will be very hard to see how there will be an coordinated attacks to defeat the islamic state group. >> dana thank you. now israeli and palestinian representatives only have a few hours left to come to an agreement. the current cease-fire came to effect on thursday and it is due to expire on local time. the brigade hamas' military wing is replenishing it's stock pile of rockets and said it will use them if israel continues it's offensive on gaza. israeli troops have stepped up the troops on the border and benjamin netanyahu said there will be no cease-fire if there
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is no security for his people. a total of 66 israelis, two of whom are civilians and a thai national who was killed in comparison to a total of 2016 palestinians who have been called. 70% of those are civilians. >> reporter: on july 27th this man and his family were at home when the israelis started bulldozing it. there is nothing left of it now. the war was raging all around. as they fled the family was shot at, in violation of international law. they were captured and taken to israel. >> they didn't have enough information. they needed more. there were asking me about hamas, the location of items and rocket launchers. they wanted to know who in this
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area was a front o, who was in charge. >> reporter: a farming village outside of gaza. three were wounded in battle with hamas fighters. one of the main objective was to discover the network of tunnels that lead into israel but many here believe that the soldiers sheffield united and destroyed their livelihood indiscriminately, even this little cemetery was not spared. the destruction runs all along the flank of gaza. trees ruins farmlands ruined. factories destroyed. >> they destroyed everything. they want us to leave this place. but we'll come back and rebuild again. >> reporter: an estimated half million people are now homeless. he said unprecedented amount of
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firepower was unleeched on gaza. >> it was intention they want death in the earth of minds of civilians. no region can justify what they have done here. this is a strong example for crime. >> human rights groups have called for investigation into alleged war crimes by both sides. and the u.n. has named the panel to look into the matter. but for gazaens now living amongst rubble and as the smell of unburied bodies hangs in the air, there may not be enough to bring an end to their suffering and pain. >> joining us from gaza, just a few hours left until the end of that five-day cease-fire, and according to some sources in hamas they're saying that the
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israelis have rejected the egyptian proposal for a more permanent truce and putting for changes, but what are you tearing about that situation? >> reporter: well, we are hearing from our sources here within hamas something along those same lines even though they say there is still a few hours ago, and these talks are being stepped up, and they will continue to try to bring about a cease-fire, a longer cease-fire as much as they can. but as you said these are very difficult talks. they have been ongoing for quite awhile now. nothing has been reached. all of this has a huge impact on the people here. there is a different atmosphere in gaza today. people are holding their breath, they're following the news very, very closely, and they're wondering what will happen in just a few hours. so certainly a lot of anxiety in the air here. >> we understand that the latest
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reports put the death toll in gaza at 2016 people and 10,000 wounded. i suppose those numbers have gone up with people being found under the rubble? >> absolutely. that number may go up a bit further. i have to say wherever we go and this huge amount of republic that you see around me in some areas there is a very strong smell. it could be body parts that could not be retrieved from that amount of rubble. it could be that people are still buried down there. we simply don't know. this is something that health authorities here are working on day and night because it also has a lot of consequences that could impact already very difficult life of gazaens. you see this whole destruction around me. that stretches for kilometers and kilometers, and in some areas it's much worse than this. all this has the issue of
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bringing about diseases, bringing about all different things. certainly a very dire situation here for the gazaens. that's why they're looking at these talks in cairo so closely, lifting the blockade is one of the main demands of the palestinians. lifting the blockades means for the gadahns not only that they may be traveled into the other palestinian areas, but to try as quick as possible to rebuild. this is a gargantuan-esque task that will take years to bring some sort of normalcy. >> thank you. reporting for us from gaza. 53 people have died in yemen in recent clashes between rebels and government groups.
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robles have called for a mas --rebels have called for a protest. he's sick and he's leaving ecuador soon. and we have support. two of the biggest names in tennis warm up for the final grand slam in style. we'll have all the details a little later. >> ukraine officials and separatist fighters ar were killed in shelling. separately ukraine said it's still waiting for an
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investigation for russian-aid convoys in the east. >> a detailed inspection has not started yet. experts expect cargo today or tomorrow. >> let's bring in hanna hayward. i would like talk to you about the russian convoy in just a moment, but first, emma, tell bus this attack on a refugee convoy, both sides blaming each other. what happened? >> a convoy of vehicles not far from luhansk but people trying to leave the fighting came under fire from missiles from the separatists. some people were trapped in their cars, and many, many people died, including women and children. however, a leader from the separatist movement in donetsk
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said they simply don't have the capacity to carry out that kind of attack, so it is very difficult at the moment to ascertain exactly what happened, how many people were killed, and who was behind this attack. >> and the russian convoy, emma, in the meantime, we understand, is still stuck on the border. is it many days in? is there any movement? is it going to cross into ukraine? >> reporter: well, we simply don't know when it's going to pass over the border. sergei lalabrv said that it has not been put in place yet, but what is clear is that the aid is need: i spoke with someone from the red cross she told me that
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the population in the town where she is working is growing all the time, and the situation on the ground in luhansk is, what she said is horrible. the aid is needed, and it's difficult for aid to get through to these areas, which have been the site of fighting now for weeks. >> all right, emma, thank you. emma hayword reporting. the governor of missouri has ordered the national guard into the city of ferguson following another evening of violence. earlier an autopsy into the death showed that police had shot michael brown six times. it showed that he was shot twice in the head with one of the bullets entering the top of the skull. all bullets struck the teenager
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from the front. we have more about the clarks in ferguson. >> reporter: police in armored vehicles fired volleys of tear gas. many young african-americans said that police ordered them to disperse as they protest the killing of michael brown by a white police officer earlier this month. >> eyewitnesses said that there were children up there. you could see the explosions going on. things are not calm at all. it was calm earlier, and now there is a whole street length of police vehicles moving forward and trying to sweep people in front of them. >> reporter: the police said a single molotov cocktail was thrown at them, prompting them to act. large numbers of police in body armor and gas masks moved down the street towards the protesters. it was an entirely different
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screen earlier in the day as hundreds of people packed a ferguson church to donate money for michael brown's funeral and hear speeches by ministers and activists. >> i wear this uniform, and i stand up here and i say i'm sorry. >> reporter: there is a deeply felt anger among residents of this city, especially young people who say they're fed up with what they say are heavy handed and discriminate actions of the police for. the son of martin luther king attended the meeting. now aclu will determine if they
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violated civil rights law. a midnight to dawn curfew remains in place. al jazeera, ferguson, missouri. >> there are allegations that the police in the u.s. are becoming overmilitarized. they have used a variety of no non-lethal rounds including rubber bullets. police are wearing gear, similar to fatigues used by soldiers in battlefield. the vice president of the sufan group from north carolina. sending the national guard into ferguson, why is that being done now, in your opinion. >> the local police have lost
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control of the situation. i think bringing in national guard assets. the idea is to restore the order, and the security right there i in the ferguson area. if there are peaceful demonstrations you can have peaceful demonstration without the risk of individuals coming in causing riots, and looting. >> isn't that likely to inflame the tensions? it is already an intense situation. >> it is tense, but i don't think it will inflame the situation. governor nixon has a very good help with the state police, but bringing in the national guard, they're better trained in handling protesters, and i think what they're going to try to do--yes, they're bringing in the national guard, but they're going to try to ras ratchet
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down the situation interest. make it more peaceful and stand back and watch what is going on. they're showing the local people that not stolen this something that the state and local government is conditioned with, and they'll try to restore security there. >> just to remind you and our viewers as well as, the occupatioautopsy shows that the unarmed teenager was shot six times by a police officer. two bullets in the head and all of them were shot in front. >> exactly. now, until the investigation, and right no through are two parallel investigations. the local district attorney and the police are determining whether the officer in question was following procedures for that department, and whether it was a legal and justified shooting. the fbi and department of
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justice will do a separate civil rights investigation to see if there were, if there was perhaps a racial motive behind them or just plain excessive police force. in my time with the bureau i've been involved in a few dozen civil rights investigations involving excessive force allegation against police. the fbi is very good at this and the department of justice has a section that does nothing but civil rights investigations. we don't know the details, but allegedly there was a struggle between mr. brown and the police officer for control of the police officer's weapon. if that's the case the fact that the police officer used deadly force would have been justified. the fact that mr. brown was shot six times, police are trained to oh when they use deadly force, their weapon, to fire until the
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situation is no longer in their danger or the public's danger. six rounds for a police officer is not excessive. that could go in just a matter of two or three seconds. again, six rounds, that is not considered excessive violence from the law enforcement perspective. >> we'll keep an eye on that story. thank you for joining us from north carolina. martin reardon speaking to us. no. western nepal a landslide has killed 100 people. 126 people are still missing after three days of heavy rain. thousands have been displaced from their homes and health officials are also worry about a color are cholera outbreak. a man slide in cat man does killed 166 people.
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>> reporter: two weeks ago he was in qatar when the migrant worker got a call telling him that his family, mom, dad, brother and sister, were buried under a landslide. >> i had called home and was told there was no landslide nearby. this is the first time that i've come to the site. all the bodies and cattle are buried here. the smell is strong. >> reporter: he lost his mother and 26 of his extended family members. nothing remains of their village. even the buildings that stood here two weeks ago have been swallowed by the river. those who survived are taking refuge over here. 50 people live over here, all of them in mourning. the day the landslide swept away their homes they happened to be
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away from the village. they have lost 06 people from the same village, friends and family who are buried under the rubble. >> reporter: a total of 166 people died in the landslide. only 33 bodies have been recovered. the landslide being so close to the capitol relief materials have arrived, but monsoon rains mean some tense weeks. >> even if you can give us a warehouse to sleep under we will be better. >> reporter: landslides have taken the lives of scores of people and displaced thousands, but in dress strict districts thousand of miles away relief has not arrived. we roads swept away, the path is a dangerous one th one.
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the soil is still slipping. emergency workers have been digging up channels to manage the lake's water. after the monsoon is gone they may be able to drain the lake but with the monsoon sure to wreak havoc every year, critics say not only should they be managing relief supplies after the disaster, but to be prepared for it before it strikes. al jazeera, nepal. >> michael: . >> now let's get to weather with richard. it's not just nepal that is being hit by monsoon rain. >> meteorologist: it's hitting all across asia where you have basic low pressure up over tibet and warm air being drawn in from the pacific and indian ocean and then this frontal system all the
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way across japan and the northwest parts of china and it could draw in across nepal and across south asia itself. we'll see rain coming across southwestern china, japan, and heavy rain in nepal, butan and the eastern side of india in the last 24 hours, and on towards bangladesh. we're going to see further heavy rain. i've just seen pictures coming in. the temple is completely submerged and the situation looks as though it looks pretty nasty. bangladesh and up towards nepal and butan. but the bulk of the rain is falling in 24 hours, a month's worth of rain in 24 hours. you won't see it again.
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>> here during the al jazeera news hour, hello again. forceforces in northern iraq say they're close to gaining control of the dam in the city of mosul. ththey have been supported by u.s. airstrikes on islamic state positions. palestinian health ministry said the total death toll in the gaza strip has hit 2016 people. [ explosions ] >> the governor of missouri sending the national guard into the city of ferguson. there have been more clashes following the police killing of an unarmed plaque teenager. earlier the police will reveal that the police shot michael brown six times.
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israeli soldiers have raided and demolished the homes of palestinian civilians suspected in the murder of three israeli teenage stealt settlers. kimberly halkett reports their plea has been rejected. >> reporter: daily chores like hanging the laundry are now much more difficult for nadia, she's no longer able to wash clothing in her own home. that's because the israeli army partially destroyed her home. >> no one claimed responsibili responsibility. >> reporter: israel said her west bank home was demolished because her son is one of three palestinians accused of
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murdering three israeli teen settlers. that was one of several reasons used to launch the current war on the gaza strip. abandoning a policy meant to deter violent acts against israelis. and israeli rights groups on behalf of families in high court punishing relatives of suspects accused but not convicted of a crime is illegal, but as has been the practice for decades, the israeli high court rejected the appeal. >> reporter: the civil rights lawyer said that israel justified its actions using a mandate from 1945. it allows for demolitions in times of emergency. no. >> no matter how horrifying the attack to the person who resides in the house, the act of house demolition basically institutes collective punishment.
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>> reporter: regardless, israel finished what it started. early monday morning before sunrise the israeli military completed the destruction of the hebron homes of the three palestinian suspects. two have not even been arrested. now more than two dozen men, women and children are homeless. >> if you come back, you find me living next to the rubble. if i have to i will put up a tent. where will i go? this is my house. >> reporter: it's a house she painstakingly built brick by brick, and she vows to rebuild, no matter what happens she said, this is her home, and she will not leave. kimberly halkett, al jazeera, west jerusalem. >> al jazeera demands the release of three journalist who is have been imprisoned for 233 days. mohamed fahmy, bader mohammed,
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and peter greste were falsely accused of supporting the outlawed muslim brotherhood. they receive seven years in prison. bader mohammed received an extra three years because of a spent bullet in his possession. iea director met with iranian officials including the president on sunday to discuss that issue. iran has one week to clear up the allegation. the state television in iran said that a 6.3 magnitude earthquake caused damage across three western provinces. the epicenter is north, and as of yet there are no reports of death but 250 people have been injured. it's cut telephone lines, electricity lines as well as water in the nearby city.
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the wikileaks founder julian assange said that he'll be leaving the ecuadorian embassy in london where he has been seeking refugee refuge. he's being investigated after leaked document in 2010. he's facing arrest warrants in sweden stating that he sexual assaulted two women. he denies the allegation. >> it's a particular news conference because it turned out not to be what people have thought might happen. there have been lots of suggestions that julian assange was so ill that he would have to leave the embassy. some in the media are using the word surrender which did not go down well with him since he's been here a full two years. let's try get a sense of what exactly is going on inside
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julian assange's mind and inside the embassy. we have one of julian assange's confidants, thank you for your time. julian assange was not going leave forth with. >> that's right. we called this press conference with julian, with the director who is visiting this weekend, he has not been here for a year now, so this is their second meeting here at the embassy. this weekend marks the two-year anniversary of the granting of asylum to julian assange. >> where does this rumor come from that he's so ill he has to leave. >> i cannot talk about the health condition and details of
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julian assange, and how this became connected to the speculation that he would be turning himself in. any individual can understand having to stay indoors and not being able to move around outdoors will effect an individual. that goes without saying there is a reason why the u.n. standards for even prisoner is to have at least one hour a day with exposure to sunlight and being able to move around outdoors. that's the human standard. julian has been deprived of for more than two years. >> he said when asked that he wanted to leave soon. though he didn't specify how soon is soon. >> he said he would be willing to leave soon. i think that has been the standard answer for two years. this was a temporary-- >> this could be another two years. >> we never know.
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>> it has not allowed the british government or the americans displaying any soft align. he couldn't come out here. if he went to hospital he would be put in handcuffs. >> that would have to be addressed. if he would have a health condition, if he would need urgent medical attention that would mean arrest. that is not correct for someone who has been granted political asylum. >> forgive me for interrupting, but his desperation to want to leave soon and anything that might allow him to leave soon under the terms that he wants to, is that right? >> that is right. and what the foreign minister is emphasizing on top of the strong commitment to support assange, continue that support is the understanding that the legal environment here in the u.k. has
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changed. a few weeks ago a new law came into effect that would pacifically mean if assange would come to the court today he would not be extradited. >> how soon is soon? nobody seems to mow. back to you. >> you gunmegunmen have storm a french capitol. the police won't name the prescription or whether he was in one of the cars. protesters have brought parts of pakistan's capita capitol to a halt. they're demanding the pakistani government step down. they say last year's elections for prime minister were rigged. we have the latest from islamabad.
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>> reporter: islamabad's busy seventh avenue is now parking space for hundreds of buses who have brought in thousands of supporters. importantly the croup has already told the government that the deadline will run out on monday, that demand that the prime minister should tender his resignation saying that if he does not do so, then his supporters will take matters into their own hands. the government fear that the protesters will enter their own zone. the finance ministry has said that the suffer ha suffered a huge loss in the amount of $400 million. they want justice in this
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country. they want analect toral reform. they want an honest government, and they want a government that can deliver its promises to the people. >> doctors without borders say medical staff trying to fight the ebola virus in west africa are stretched to the limit. already the virus has killed 1069 people and infected a thousand 79 more. these infected countries guinea where it is thought to have the outbreak last year and then moved into liberia. it also then spread to sierra leone. doctors without borders say it has no idea how many villages there are infect: nigeria became the fourth ebola infected country last month. at the guinea border doctors are taking steps to keep the virus out but many rely on traditional
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healers for protection. in a border town the preference for local heelers is hindering the work of conventional medics. >> he claims to have a possession that can protect people against the deadly ebola virus. all he will reveal is that it's made from chipped wood from a sacred forest, plants and honey and several secret prayers. he tells me other traditional healers are trying it out. >> the government has put in place enough measures of protection. if there is a case of ebola we're perfectly equipped to handle the patient in our local health center. >> reporter: it's traditional practices like this tradition hinder doctors treating ebola. >> in most societies here traditional healers are the first point of contact for people needing treatment because they live in areas where they
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don't have access to a medical facility. they're not used to fell staff. >> reporter: only 50 health officers are stationed along the border from senegal and guinea. ebola is spreading. >> there is no sense of real panic here. authorities say they're monitor ohing the situation at border posts and have put steps in place to protect their population. these citizens have come to senegal to work. to enter they only need to wash their hands with soap and detergent. no one is taking their temperature or asking if they've come in contact with sick patience. >> i'm surprised no one asked us to fight ebola. this possession works for all types of diseases. ebola comes from nature. it's cure will come from nature. >> reporter: most of the time they suffer with something far
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morton toda more contagious, the flu. he has a remedy for that. his potions have never failed him yet. al jazeera, senegal border. >> and pope francis has called on north and south koreans to make peace on the last day of his visit. he also appealed to china hoping to set ties to the country. he hopes to be back in january with visits to the philippines. a par in the south korean capitol has apologized for temporarily banning africas. they said it was because of fears that they could be carrying ebola. harry fawcett reports from seoul. >> reporter: as ebola spreads in
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west africa, so does the fear of its spread. many were stunned to find this image in over the weekend. a sign in a local bar, due to the ebola virus we're not accepting africans at the moment. some were disgusted when they saw the picture. >> it was not korean government. it is not their responsibility to do that. in order to do that, we have borders and immigration point of entry. if they find anyone to have ebola, they will stop that person. >> reporter: the pub declined to talk to us for an before but
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released a statement say nothing racism was intended. korean air will stop flying to nairobi despite kenya is on the other side of ebola outback. it has criticized airlines for taking such measures saying the risk of on board transmission is low. earlier this month seoul's university disinvited three nigerian students from a global conference after an online petition. >> we contacted government organizations but no authority was able to make a decision for us. we decided that if we don't take minimum measures it would worsen criticism from members of the public without proper knowledge of the virus and it might jeopardize the entire event. >> medical advice remains that
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transition requires close contact with bodily fluids. >> unless the person is expelling bodily fluids, if they're just sitting there in a room breathing normally, they should not be spreading the virus. >> for now seoul's african population keeps a close watch on the progress of the disease back home, and keeping an eye on how they and it is being viewed right here. harry faucet, al jazeera, seoul. >> time for sports updates. >> thank you very much. in tennis the u.s. open champion rafael nadal has announced he will leave the tournament that starts next week. he's still struggling with a wrist injury and will not recover in time to play in the title. that means federer, world's
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number one is in great form. he has won six cincinnati titles. >> great year so far. i couldn't be more excited. i love this tournament here in cincinnati. i've played well here over the years. i need to rest and get ready for new york soon. >> while federer was was busy winning his sixth title, serena williams will now head to new york for weather she is a two-time defending champion. >> it's not an easy week playing a couple of former number ones and a couple of grand slam champions. yes, i did very well to get through this very difficult week. >> a cricket champion ends his
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17-career. the has scored 74 centuries fr and finishes with 49.84 bat average. hhe'll work on a cancer hospital project in southern sri lanka. >> the most valuable day will be the day i go chosen as a player for my country. and walking in the group of players and receiving my cap from the captain and all the guys there. that is probably the best day of my life. >> armed with a host of new signings, chelsea will begin the premier league campaign monday. men are away in burley to conclude the opening round of the new season.
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manchester city started supplied with a 2-0 victory over new castle. manager said he's determined to avoid a disastrous season, which followed city's previous title victory in 2013. last season's runner up liverpool are off to a good start. on the scoreboards in their defeat of southampton. their move has come from the loss of suarez. >> wishing us all the best and for his teammates and to start strong, which was a great gesture, but he's a friend. we look forward to any one
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single player. >> suarez will officially line up for his new club barcelona on monday, although it will be a friendly game. he is serving a ban for biting an opponent at the world cup, although he's allowed to train and play in friendlies. he can now take part in monday's game against mexico's club. england are celebrating their first women's rugby title after beating canada in paris. with the publicity surrounding the world cup and debut at the olympics the women's game is experiencing huge growth. >> reporter: this could be a turning point for women's rugby. marking the end of a tournament with a record number of people in the stands and globally at home on tv. on the pitch daniel waterman gave england the only try in the
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first half against canada. who is cheating for their first final. rugby's inclusion in olympics has seen the women's team compete. >> so great joy for england. while this world cup is the most successful yet can women go on to make a living playing rugby? while the men in front can earn up to $70,000 a month, women play for free. leslie has been training alone for the coming season juggling her job as a chemical engineer with her passion for the sport. >> if women show how professional we can be even when they're not professional at all, i think the little girls i saw playing rugby at 12, maybe they
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could be proficient if i do my job today and do my best on the field. i'll keep up things. >> david lyons says money is key. >> we've developed a few stars in the game. you look at a few other girls in the tournament they've really stepped up and become professional. it needs more and more people to want to watch it, and want to come to matches and want to watch it on tv. when there are people who want to do that, there is an economy that will be provided for the girls to turn professional. >> a moment these players will remember for the rest of their lives, but now it's back to jobs and families at least until the olympics. >> south koreaen defended her title at the lpga championship. american britney lincicomb held
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the lead. >> i've bean in too many playoffs lately i'm very exhausted. >> for more go to our top story, nadal has withdrawn from the u.s. open. that's all at that's all the sport from me. >> imagine buying your own elegant italian villa in the charming location for just a y euro, it is possible but there is a catch.
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>> reporter: this is one of italy's beautiful medieval towns. appealing perhaps is the price of some of the houses on sale. one euro or just a little over a dollar. the town's mayor said the there is a catch. if you buy one of these derelict properties you will have to guarantee that you will restore it. >> these are houses left behind by those who immigrated. now we have people from india, china, england, france, italy interested in them. even though they're being given away for free the owners need to pay for the restoration, and they're not allowed to bring in their own brick layers so it's good for the local workforce. >> over 700 potential buyers
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have expressed interest in this scheme. among them are dominick and javier, both australians. they looked at a house left abandoned after their owners passed away. it's on the market for one euro and will take $35,000 to restore. >> you couldn't buy a car park in australia for $35,000. for an opportunity for me using funds that might be realistic to acquire a lifestyle and hopefu hopefully to have a place i can share with friends and family. >> reporter: if successful other towns across italy may follow their example and hope to rebuild their local economies one brick at a time. al jazeera, gangi. >> thanks for watching the al jazeera news hour. we have much more news coming your way right here on al jazeera. stay with us. @
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>> the killing of an unarmed teen in st. louis and the days of of rioting that followed raised the question of militarizing of the police in america. welcome to "consider this." we'll have that and much more straight ahead oh. >> escalating tensions from the police shooting of michael brown. brown. >> tear gas canisters detonate.