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>> >> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to the newshour. our top stories from doha - signs of political reconciliation in iraq. kurdish ministers say they are rejoining the government. as the ceasefire collapses, palestinians in the gaza strip wake up to more destruction following israeli air strikes. u.s. attorney general eric holder is to travel to ferguson, missouri following days of protest over the death of a
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black teenager. battling for union recognition. the workers in guatemala's banana industry. plus, there are signs of political reconciliation in iraq with kurdish ministers rejoining the government. he is back in baghdad, back as the foreign minister. the kurdish political bloc pulled out of the national government in protest at nouri al-maliki's accusations that kurdish politicians were harbouring terrorists. later in july the iraqi president nominated haider al-abadi to be the new prime minister, thereby sidelining nouri al-maliki. nouri al-maliki eventually agreed to step down, and back a
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former rival, haider al-abadi in august. peshmerga forces joined iraqi troops in the battle against the islamic state, and for the control of the mosul dam. nouri al-maliki stepped down as prime minister and in his weekly address, as a caretaker prime minister, he called for all political parties to be involved in the formation of a new government. >> translation: the key principle informing the government how to maintain the political stability for the reason that security, construction, economic and social stability of all dependent on the political stability where there is no tension, division, anon imenties or struggle between the parliament and the government. this is what had in the past crippled the states and institutions from operating, giving fertile land and grounds for terrorism.
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all right. let's go live to our correspondent zeina khodr in erbil in the north of the country, in the region dominated by the kurds. first of all, what did you make of nouri al-maliki making an appearance as a caretaker prime minister and talking about unity and needing all people to be represented in a new government when these are the things he was accused of not doing much. >> yes, the caretaker prime minister has been blamed for the situation in iraq. he clung on to power, lost the support of the international community and a close ally, iran, and his own constituency, the shia. now he is giving advice to the new prime minister, telling him to work for unity, to put aside differences. we have to remember
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that here in the kurdish region they blamed maliki for allowing it to grow in power. now we are hearing from the kurds that they wanted to join a new government and there are conditions. they want to be real partners, the kurds have fallen out with the central government and have not been receiving their share of the national budget. it's a positive step now that the kurds are ready to join you new governorship under haider al-abadi. he has to reach out to all factions, and will have to reach out to the country's sunnis, at the end of the day the islamic state groups control a third of the country, and they happen to be the sunni heartland.
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>> reporter: ramadi is a city not at peace with itself or the rest of the iraq. the outskirts of the capital anbar province is a battle ground. the reiki air force has been targetting it for months, the any the islamic state forces taking up control. more often than not civilians have died. almost 700 have been killed in government attacks since january. >> translation: the situation is terrible. many people have been killed. we want to go back home, but we don't expect a solution because politicians are fighting for their seats. >> this is the country's dominant sunni province, the government has enemies, and friends. the local authority takes towards from baghdad and some sunni tribes sided with the state. >> those alliances are the only thing that has prevented the islamic state group from controlling the whole of anbar
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province. >> that is the kind of alliance the iraqi army and government needs to recapture lost territories. they need the support of iraq sunnis to win the battle and prevent an all-out sunni wore. much attention has been focussed on the islamic state group. months before it controlled iraq, there was a giugni uprise aring. sunnis responded with force after protests. the islamic state swept in, capitalizing on anger, making the fight their own. >> there is hope that the new prime minister haider al-abadi may be able to reach all of iraq's political factions. >> translation: we hope the new government will improve the security situation. we want to return home, and don't want iraq to be divided. >> many in this country and the international community may see
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the group as a big threat to a divided iraq. the real threat may be a lack of unity among iraqis. >> the foreign minister, since taking back his position, urged the world to help iraq against the savage islamic state group, after the group released a video claiming to show the beheading of an american journalist, james foley. so zeina khodr, how does the killing of that u.s. journalist, taking place we assume in syria, how does that tit in to what is going on in iraq. >> well the foreign minister is appealing for international help. the u.s. administration, military, has been helping the kurds recapture territories like the mosul dam, as well as other towns and villages where minorities live. does this mean the u.s. will
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have to expand its operation and target sunni areas. the u.s. is doing it best not to side with one community against another. that is why a united government, broad base and inclusive has to be in place before the attempt. really, it's before any plan to attack sunni areas, where theest lamic -- islamic state group implements control. the islamic state group makes good on its promise, there'll be american targets as a retaliation of the u.s. air strikes. they show another american captive, threatening to kill him. it was a message that, yes, we know that, you know, people who live in the west have joined the islamic state, part of the rank and file. they have supporters in western
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countries, and we have heard official say time and time again that they are a global threat. the french president is saying we need to hold an international conference to tackle the stress, but he didn't say when or who would take part. there seems to be an urgency. the islamic state group doesn't just control territory in iraq or syria, they are able to move between the two countries. the syrian rebels are too weak to take on that group in syria. >> zeina khodr reporting live from erbil in the northern part of the iraq. and the very latest on a military situation taking place around the city of tikrit, and that is that the iraqi army failed to retake the town. now, they have been fighting the islamic state group along with sunni rebel fighters. reports are also telling us that captured have been u.s. iraqi
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equipment like tanks and humvees, the latest to come from saddam hussein's birthplace. >> now, the ceasefire between israel and hamas is over in gaza, the killing has resumed, at least 12 palestinians have been killed, including the wife and the child of the hamas military leader mohammed bays. ceasefire in cairo collapsed with each side blaming the other for blaming the truth. israel carried out air strikes after rockets from fired from gaza. >> the palestinian health ministry is saying the death toll in the gaza strip has risen above 2,000 since israel launched its offensive. a total of 66 israelis, including a thai national have been killed in early july, july the 8th, actually. the number of palestinians killed has reached 2029, 10,302
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palestinians have been injured. security has been stepped up along the gaza border. these are the latest picture from the israeli tanks patrolling the area. let's go live now to jane ferguson, our correspondent who is there in gaza. it has been a fairly intense overnight period for the pore embattled people of the gaza strip. enormously so. a huge step backwards in the last 24 hours, about the last 20 hours palestinians have gone from waiting to hear how peace talks may be going, to going back to a situation in july, with the air strikes here in the gaza strip, and rockets fired into israel. tens of rockets have been fired into israel since yesterday, tuesday afternoon.
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air strikes continued, and they were at their most intense in the middle of the night. we are hearing though 15 people have been killed inside gaza as a result of the air strikes since yesterday. at least 6 are children. air strikes for now seem to be easing somewhat. at the minute there's a fallout, a row saying who started it, who broke the ceasefire. we know na close to 4 o'clock local time, 4:00 pm on tuesday there were three rockets fired from the area of gaza into israel, israel condemning those strongly, reacting with air strikes. since then, the palestinians have come out and said the israelis had been breaking the ceasefire, the 5-day ceasefire, by opening fire on fishermen in the ocean, a constant back and forth on who started this and who brokered the ceasefire. it seems now the exchange of rocket fire and air strikes -
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rocket fire into israel, and air strikes into gaza are unlikely to end. >> what more do we know about this targetting of mohammad day's house, the military commander of the armed wing of hamas. what do we know about that, apart from his wife and child seeming to be killed and not him. >> beyond that there's not much else to be told in terms of facts on the ground. we know his wife and child were killed in the attack. it would appear that he was not in the house at that time. it's not clear whether or not he was this, there's not been an announ announcement of whether he was there or other bodies taken out of the rubble. there were multiple air strikes on the building. there could be more family members in there. mohammed would be an important
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target for the israelis. they would not miss an opportunity to act on intelligence if they could strike at him. he is, of course, probably one of their most - one of their most wanted target here. >> thank you very much. jane ferguson giving us an update from gaza. we can speak to an israeli political commentators, joining us from wet jerusalem. thank -- west jerusalem. thank you for your time. the israelis are being accused of not being serious about trying to reach a long-term solution, the process. >> yes, i think there is a lot of confusion on the israeli side, and the israeli cabinet that is due to convene soon will have to see how you - how to go on with the conflict with hamas in gaza, whether to escalate the situation, and then go on a ground attack, a deeper into
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gaza, or maybe trying to gather some international support by requesting the security council to make - to take the operations or to take a decision similar to the decision that was taking after the second lebanonees war, to put some international pressure on hamas, and to try and create some sort of system that will control the attacks of hamas from gaza to israel. >> what is your reading. current mood within the israeli cabinet and the security cabinet. is the israeli government at this point ready for a truce, or do you suspect that they want to go a bit further in order to
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strengthen the hand, come talks, because they'll have to happen at some point. is that - i don't think that right now - there's no indications that israel want to go for a ground attack and into gaza, they recruited 2,000 israeli soldiers. this does not indicate that there'll be a large operation. i think one of the possibilities that they will go to to the united nations to the security council, and will ask for a resolution that will impose some international supervision. i think this is more likely that it will be, and also simultaneously they will continue with the air strikes on the military targets in gaza. >> thank you for that.
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talking to us live from west jerusalem. thank you. we have more to come on the al jazeera newshour, including thousands of protesters gather outside pakistan's parliament, demanding the government's resignation. on the road to happiness. can this little ukranian town offer peace to those escaping violence in the east? and in sport, the world cup's leading goal scorer on target for the new club "real money". -- new club real madrid. the u.s. attorney general eric holder is set to visit mississippi later on wednesday. president obama sent him to investigate the fatal police shooting of a black teenager. tuesday night there were more protests. rob reynolds has the latest from
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ferguson. [ chanting ] >> reporter:. >> reporter: relative calm returned to ferguson tuesday after nights of unrest. instead of the stench of tear gas or pushing shops, the airways filled with the chants of peaceful protest. the family of pomichael brown, e 18-year-old slain at the hands of a police officer, touched off the uproar, announced that his funeral will be held on monday, august 25th. that's the same day that area schools are due to reopen after a week's delay. welcome news for students like 17-year-old mia austin. >> this is affecting us. we are expecting to be in school. it has not started. this is not helping the day averages go up. giving us a day less. >> reporter: others believe it's time for the protests to end. >> this has been 10 days now. it should have been over with several days ago, in my opinion.
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>> with a grand jury expected to meet to consider evidence against darren wilson, the officer who place say shot brown, and with a federal civil rights probe, governor jay nixon put out a message calling for respect for the law and justice for the michael brown's family. >> a prosecution must proceed. the attorney-general of the united states and the prosecutor have a job to do. their obligations to achieve justice in the shooting death of michael brown must be carrieded out thorough through, promptly. >> reporter: the mayor said he would under take to recruit more african-american officers to the police force. many here say few want to become police officers. >> police don't want to be a
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police officer, some do. the change in diverse in the police, and the whole situation. now kids in high school at the moment don't want to be a cop. >> the wrists in the community will take a long time to be closed. a night without violence is a descent start. the site of heavily armed officers policing that situation in ferguson has been criticised by advocate groups saying the police are overmilitarized. >> reporter: they look like soldiers serving in iraq or afghanistan. combat ready with assault weapons and body armour. but these are local and state police in ferguson missouri. responding to civil unrest after the fatal shooting of 18-year-old michael brown by a white police officer. their heavy-handed approach and
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military tactics ended many members of the community. >> they are using the tanks and the weapons against tare own sit -- their own citizens. it is not right. it is barbaric. but it has been going on in america for far too long. >> since 2003, st louis county received 9.6 million in funds from the homeland security. that money has gone to buy equipment and also for training. >> militarizing police is not a new trend in the united states. more than a decade after september it 11, the federal government has given out 34 million to local police department to buy military-style equipment. >> most of the armoured vehicles and heavy weaponry were used by soldiers in iraq and afghanistan, and sold or given away for freely law enforcement
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agencies. >> the carrying on of a military style, changes the dynamic. it goes from being a peace officer, to play the role of a soldier. >> images of ferguson dressed in riot gear, driving armoured vehicles were criticised not just by human rights advocates, but the u.s. attorney-general eric holder who released a statement last week saying: during the obama presidency the value of surplus military equipment transferred to police department by one programme to the defense department increased dramatically. a u.s. law-maker plans to introduce legislation restricting the programme, creating oversight. if if passes, it won't keep the police departments that have military hardware to using it.
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now, iceland is on high alert for the possible eruption of a volcano, barda bunga. 3,000 earthquakes shook the south-east of the county, in 2010 volcanic ash from iceland blanketed northern europe leading to the cancellation of more than 100,000 flights. >> many have died after a landslide near hierro schema in japan. heavy rain and deforestation are blamed for the landslides. >> steph is here with the weather, and shell tell us what the people in -- she'll tell us what the people of japan can expect. >> unfortunately it's a wet time of the year. first to the satellite picture - you see the blanket of cloud north and south korea and many parts of japan, that has been
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with us for a good few days, causing problems. not only have we seen flooding in japan, but flooding in south korea as well. this recent landslide was triggered by a renewed intensity in the rain, where we saw 204mm of rain. that is a staggering amount of wet weather. to give you an idea, london gets 600mm of rain. to get 200 in three hours is more that most can cope with and half of that we saw in one hour. that is what triggered our recent landslide, because already the grand was saturated. there was nowhere for the extra water to go. unfortunately, over the next few days there'll be more rain, and it will be very, very heavy. looking at the charts for thursday, we see the intense area of wet weather over south korea. that's where we'll see the heaviest of the rain as we have
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done over the past few days. the system edging to the north-east. we'll sea renewed rain heading into friday too. >> thank you very much indeed. now, ukranian government forces are closing in on the separatist held city of donetsk. intense fighting left thousands of residents in a difficult situation. many of them fled to shestya, from where emma haywood reports. >> the up to's name in english means happiness. at the moment crestia is anything but. if you cavl along the route -- travel along the route you meet luhansk. few venture that way any more. the effects of the fighting are felt here. inside the hospital civilians, separatists and soldiers from the ukranian army are being treated. there's no distinction, the priority is helping those in
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need. >> the majority of people are wounded because of mines and shelling as well. a smaller group of people is coming with gunshot wound. the most challenging is gunshot wounds or grad racket wounds. >> shavtya was held by the separatists but is back in the hands of the ukranian government. some that have left luhansk have ended in this town. we are several kilometres from the front line, we can hear the sound of artillery fire. street fighting was reported in the separatist strong hold of donetsk, and a surrounding area, a battle to take back territory is intensifying and terrifying for those finding themselves in the conflict. in shavtya the risks are everywhere. >> we have military checkpoints all around the city. the shelling is coming from the
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opposite side. the shells can come down anywhere. the danger is present here all the time, for the civilians and everybody. >> not everyone manages to get to the hospital. the road is simply too treacherous, and medical help is out of their reach. now to pakistan where thousands of people are demanding the resignation of the prime minister and they are all gathering outside the country's parliament. opposition leader imran khan and the cleric tahir ul-qadri are leading the protests and they want prime minister nawaz sharif to resign. we'll find out more about this by talking to a political analyst and professor of political science in islamabad, the capital. what is nawaz sharif done that is so wrong. he's only been in four this time around for 14 months.
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>> well, nawaz sharif won the last general elections. he's been in power for 14 months. the performance is not up to the mark. there's unemployment, high ipp tlags, and there's general discontentment among the people, the masses. they have done development. there's huge development projects, but the development projects, by their nature, so the proof of those development projects can be had in a few years. in the meantime, there is tremendous energy crisis. electricity and unemployment and inflation. people are getting fed up and
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for the popularity, it has gone down. the gender of discontent, and the gender or general feeling between the performance, that is that he has advised... >> explain to us if you can the position of imran khan, who fought the last election and lost, and the emergence of the cleric tahir ul-qadri. they marshalled the people. they are in a vibing airous it will position. what do they want. is there room for dialogue here? >> okay, the first thing that it seems, you know, that this is very big standoff, and is it seems that there is a situation in islamabad, that is not the
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case. for this march, you know, with all the drama that had has seen, it has the tacit approval of the establishment. tahir ul-qadri sa cleric. he is having movement. pakistan is a political party contesting their lectures. it is running the government, and 20-plus seats in the assembly. so added to the second most populous party in the country, talking about 18 years, to get to where they are now. for that is one thing. incidentally, what is strange is
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that these two groups are together and united. they are bed fellows. one is a political movement, a tahir ul-qadri is an acitizen, leading a movement. he pretend in his own mind to be leading a revolution where he'll be in the style of ayatollah comeeny. >> thank you for taking the time to explain what is going on in islamabad today. we have a lot more to come, including forehands and family pay tribute to the american journalist james foley, after his disturbing death by islamic state fighters. plus, waiting for a new president. john easterns look forward to
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a -- indonesians look forward to a decision by the courts. and who wins the final of the tennis grand slam.
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hello again, welcome back. here is a reminder of the top stories - signs of political reckon sillation in iraq, kurdish ministers rejoin the parliament. at least 15 palestinians have been killed, and more than 100 injured in the latest
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fighting between israel and palestinian factions on tuesday. ceasefire negotiations in cairo collapsed with each side blaming the other for breaking the truce. the u.s. attorney general eric holder is due to visit ferguson, missouri on wednesday. he'll meet fbi agents who have been investigating the shooting of a black teenager, michael brown. >> more now on the claims by the group that calls itself the islamic state that they have beheaded an american journalist. british prime minister david cameron cut his holiday short and is returning to london following the news that the fighter in that video appears to have a british accent. james foley disappeared in north western syria in november 2012. the group says his killing is in response to u.s. aggression towards the islamic state. the white house is saying it's investigating what appears to be
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a murder. james foley's mother issued a statement on facebook saying: well, abdul kahn is an al jazeera cameraman that worked excessively in syria. last month he and his colleagues were detained by islamic state, for several hours while they were in iraq, and he shared that encounter with us. >> we were travelling to wohija, and we crossed the last choek point, the last safe checkpoint going into wahija. 30 seconds later we heard a loud blast in the car, which was actually a sniper that had shot
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no our car, and had used the bullet that once it hit the target, it flares and burns. and we immediately got out of the car and hid behind the car for 20 minutes. >> now al jazeera continues to demand the release of its three journalists who have been imprisoned in egypt for 235 days. peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed were accused of helping the outlawed muslim brotherhood. in june mohamed fadel fahmy and peter greste were given 7-year sentences. baher mohamed got an extra three because he had a spent bullet in his possession, picked up during a protest. >> in liberia, food aid is sent to thousands stuck in quarantined areas. food supplies have been disrupted in many parts of the country because of military road looks. there are fears that food
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shortages could trn into fam join. 53 people died in two days. in ghana, hospitals, clinics and pharmacies are running out of fund to continue operating. many have not received payments owed by the government under a national insurance scheme. we have this report from the capital. >> reporter: these people have been knewing for hours to sign up for the ghanan national health scene. a biometric card is popular. the scheme was introduced 10 years ago. there's more than 10 million subscribers. it means access for those most in need. >> it is wait for the child to see the doctor. she has been using the national scheme for seveniers.
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it's not efficient. you have to go to the insurance desk and fill out forms. it's one or twopm. by the time you see the doctor. >> as the team grows, it's facing challenges. it's facing a deteriorating situation. this is one of the busiest pharmacies. they served 3,000 health insurance patients and have not been paid by the government since the beginning of the year. >> it's a similar story for this private clinic. the medical director is struggling. he's continuing to see the patients, because he doesn't want to amapped on him. >> they haven't paid our salaries for five months. there's a lot of interest to pay the banks. >> reporter: the boss of the
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national health insurance policy says it's committed to pay those, but the scheme was too ambitious to start with. >> it's a middle income country, it's challenging. challenging because the benefits are huge, covering 95% of those in the country. perhaps, in hindsight we could have done the package. and increasing the package. >> the scope is financed by 2.5%. and a fee of around $6. >> critics argue that it's not sustainable, and hard to see how it's not viable.
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>> pope francis's two great nephews have been killed with their mother in a car crash in central argentina. his nephew was travelling with his family when the car collided with a truck. the driver of the truck was not injured. the condition of one nephew is being monitored. it's been a week since a plane crash in santo, brazil killed presidential candidate eduardo campos. we have this report from the capital, brasilia. r at first there was --. >> reporter: at first, there was disbelief and shock. a week after eduardo campos was killed, it's back to a campaign that is more competitive. incumbent dilmar rousseff, running for re-election is buoyed by the fact that she
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leads the poll, but her popularity has been dropped. eduardo campos's running mate environmentalist will likely take his spot and is polling 10% higher than eduardo campos, and a poll indicates that she defeated dilmar rousseff in a head to head run off. >> i believe that maria is a good candidate. they exchanged a lot of ideas about how to represent. there's also the main opposition party. he is a former successful governor and senator from the brazilian state. he's honing in on an economic message. >> if the government doesn't recognise that inflation has got out of control and food crisis has gone up 10%, they won't make the yesesy percent.
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everything gained to now will vapish. >> there's a lot of uncertainty on who will win, and occupy the presidential palace. most analysts believe it's difficult, if not impossible for brad rusin to achieve the vote on the first ballot. this was an election, decided in the run off. for now, it's back to campaigning in an election suddenly and expectedly thrown in the turmoil. after a long and heated protest the presidential elections will come to a close in indonesia. the constitutional court will deliver a decision in the appeal case filed by prabowo subianto over vote fraud. we have this report from jakarta. >> reporter: emotions are running high, a month and a high
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after july 9th presidential election. the general who lost the election says irregularities happened. >> we believe in constitutional judges, we demand justice for the sake of the nation and democracy. the governor was declared a winner with 53% of the vote. according to law expert evidence of cheating was thin. >> translation: if cheating happened it is because these are complicated elections, there's no power in indonesia who can determine the results. if cheating happened it can happen on both sides. tens of thousands will go through the streets and the verdict is wrapped on thursday. >> the election needs to be repeated. we will be disappointed.
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this election will make the country safe. >> indonesia will await the verdict. never before has the process been this heated up. security forces are preparing for the worst. many hope the verdict ict will be accepted. away from the protest, there's a mood of reconciliation. >> they have to accept the verdict. what can he do when the other person won. please don't have feels of revenge. i want indonesia to move forward. we don't want conflict. the appeal at the constitutional court is the last step. steadfast, al jazeera. >> lots more to come in al jazeera. including 2,000 years on. italians remember the founder of
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to sabotage president hassan rouhani's efforts at reform. guatemala is one of the world's top exporters of bananas, they provide employment for tens of thousands of workers. labour rights groups say they are working continues. david mercer has got more. >> here on guatemala's coast, banana workers meat to talk about the violations. they were fired and blacklisted for complaining about the myselfing wamers. he wants local forces to help protect their rights. guatemala is notoriously antiunion, and colleagues are worried. >> translation: the guys are 100% scared to speak out for fear of losing the job and the way they support the children. the payment is not right. >> guatemala is the third
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largest exporter. more than 40,000 women work in the industry. international groups accuse some producers of exploitive continue. they are the worst in the roger mercados. guatemala is an original banana republic. it's a legacy that thousands are working to change. >> reporter: over on the caribbean coast, banana workers have important advances. the wave of violence accompany the changes, leaving them to become known as a dangerous country. >> translation: since 200612 leaders have been assassinated. before that the executive committee was kidnapped and forced to resign. they are still living in exile. >> reporter: now they are worried the workers they
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represent might lose their jobs as banana producers move to the coast where labour is cheaper. he and others say the key to stopping the loss is to equalize salaries through workers on the pacific. the association representing 80% of banana growers are not opposed to workers forming unions, but they told al jazeera it is not necessary: if that is the case, then this person says he and his neighbours should be able to organise and negotiate without fore -- fear of retribution, and then perhaps all banana workers will be able to get ahead. it's time to catch up with the sports news. here is sanaa. >> thank you.
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f.i.f.a. world football governing body announced that they rejected barcelona's appeal against a transfer ban. the penalty for the club's breach of the rules on signing minors from overseas. while the recent signing the luis suarez will be allowed to stand, they will not be able to sign players for two transfer periods, commenting in january next year. f.i.f.a. has strict rules around the transfer of footballers under the age of 18. the la liga doesn't start until saturday. real madrid and atletico are renewing their rivalry. the new signing celebrates his competitive debut, scoring a first goal for the club in the 80th minute. giving a 1-0 lead.
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they struck back, two years left. they'll meet again on friday in the second leg. >> atletico has an advantage because we have to score, we have the possibility to score and will try to do so. if we repeat the game we played together we will win the super cup. >> translation: the thing is we always score. 0-0 will not be good. in 2-3 games we'll play against a team with good attacking opportunities. alonzo, rod reegas, bale, and others - they are enough. the teams vying for the final positions of the group stages of the champion's league. a game finished with 10 men.
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a player sent off in the 80th minute for a second booking. arson wenger's side is trying to reach the group's stage. they thost emirates in the -- host emirates in the second leg. >> bayern cuesin have the advantage over copenhagen. the asian champion's league in contrast is up to the quarterfinal stage. there are two matches under way. defending champions of china trail western sydney. south korean rivals and fc seoul are scoreless. tuesday, the united ar ab emirates beat saudi arabia giant. the host was put 1-0 up. they scored the second in
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66 minutes. >> a saudi arabia side in the first leg. they scored the only goal to beat the hosts. tennis is fine tuning ahead of the final grand tlam, the u.s. open, starting on monday. the draw will not be held, they have been released with defending champion rafael nadal out. spaniard david ferrer benefits from rafael nadal's withdrawal, as he's the fourth. 2012 camp yn andy murray is i think. a meeting with roger federer or novak djokovic. >> novak djokovic has reached the final in new york for the past four years. the serbian has been in shaky
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form. he suffered early exits in toronto and cincinnati. the most successful olympian at all time made a return to international competition. michael phelps is on the comeback trail. he's entered the pan pacific championships on the ghost. the 29-year-old failed to win at the u.s. championships and asked whether he would make a final this time around. >> you are setting the bar high for me. it's - after nationals obviously not winning, it is what it is, and i hate to lose. but i do understand that it's not going to come back significantly, it will not be
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overnight where i will come back and be the best that i can bee. i know it will take time and energy to get back. >> thank you very much. >> now, it's been 2,000 years since the death of augustus, the first emperor of roam. the archeological sites usually closed off are being opened to the public. we have more from rome. [ ♪ music ] >>reporter:. >> reporter: ancient rome comes back to life 2,000 years after the death of its greatest emperor. augustus died in 1914, two millennia later rome plays tribute. a lighting display is one of many events commemorating his remarkable life. after his great uncle was killed
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augustus led the way. >> translation: augustus is a central figure in the history of roam. under him it wept from a republic -- went from a republic to an empire. travelling rome into the city we live in. >> translation: augustus did not only 2001s form rome, he laid the foundations. he introduced taxation, built roads and established a standing army, police force and a firefighting service. >> it doesn't happen every day that someone is commemorated 2,000 years after his death. when it comes to augustus, his lega is timeless. he left it, made of marvel. centuries of invasion, luting and the elements have left little of rome, but recently it was neglect and lack of funds
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that buried his memory. >> this is his mausoleum. once the monument covered in marble, it fell into disrepair, becoming a shelter for the homeless, romans and tourists alike. >> tuesday, it opened to the public. >> this was a unique chance to see something. it's a dream to see it. it's beautiful. >> it's a pity the mausoleum is not open to the public. we are reassured they are doing all we can. >> what better time to celebrate the life, the month of august, after all, was named after him. now, remember, you can get an up-to-date version of all the day's developing stories over on
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