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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, welcome to the al jazeera newshour. coming up from doha in the next 60 minutes - the death toll in gaza rises. the palestinian president calls for peace talks to resume with israel. [ gunfire ] an attack at a mosque leaves dozens dead, threatening to deepen iraq's sectarian divide. drought, conflict and a blockade combines to leave
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thousands on the blink of famine in somalia. >> and atletico madrid with a little revenge, beating real to win the spanish super cup welcome to the programme. the palestinian president, mahmoud abbas, is calling for the resumption of peace talks with israel. they broke down last week, leading to the resumption of host ilties after a week-long ceasefire. mahmoud abbas will submit a draft resolution to the arab league. >> translation: who concerns us at the moment is to put an end to the bloodshed, any act that costs us more sacrifices. once that happens, the humanitarian rebuilding efforts must start. in other words, the same day the
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ceasefire comes into effect relief aid, food and medical supplies spontaneously with the rebuilding efforts under international sponsorship. >> there has been continued fighting in gaza. with the five killed in one israeli strike. israelis officials say more than 80 rockets were fired on thursday. now we have the announcement from the palestinian president seeking more talks and possibly a future peace plan, how will that resonate with people on the ground. they are still in the middle of what is a war zone. >> people here very much want the peace talks back on track. they want to see another ceasefire. they'll be cautiously watching what is happening in cairo. they have seen ceasefires come and go, deadlines pass and violence resume, as we saw tuesday. last night was no exception.
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i'm in the center of gaza strip, where the home was targeted last night. five members of the same family were killed in this house when it was struck. that included one man, two women and two children. essentially what the neighbours are saying it was hit three times. they say the first ordnance that hit did not explode, but the second and third did, killing the five family members. this is typical of the scenes we see across the gaza strip over the last six weeks. let's look at the other violence in other areas of gaza last night. >> reporter: this is the sabre area, where homes from flattened in the latest barrage of air strikes. witnesses say intense attacks destroyed everything here. >> translation: two missiles hit a house. within a few minutes there was another strike. all the block has come down, 500m - everything was destroyed. there's nothing still standing.
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people didn't have time to escape. everyone was injured. no one was left. >> it wasn't just the sabr area. dozens of strikes lit up gaza's skies. medical teams struggled to bring the dozens of wounded to hospital. >> translation: we were all sitting, me and my children at home, waiting to have dinner, when we heard a loud explosion. we held our children around us. i put a bit of cotton on my head. we found many wounded in the streets. >> reporter: israel says rocket sites were targeted, but residents say homes and schools are continuing to be hit. the israeli military says more than 80 rockets were fired on friday. one of those rockets hit a hoax. a 4-year-old died in the 6-week
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long conflict, claiming the lives of more than 500 palestinian children. israel's army said the mortar was launched near a hamas-run school, used to shelter the displace. with that, more warnings of attack on residential areas in gaza. >> we call on all civilians that have ammunition inside or near homes, used to fire in israel, to leave the houses. we will target the locations in the coming hours. >> hamas released this video, which showed continuous rocket fire in israel. more than 2,000 palestinians have been killed and over 10,000 injured in israel's ongoing attacks on the densely populated gaza strip. and with the collapse of ceasefire talks, there's little hope of an end to the violence. now, since the conflict
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began in july, 68 israelis have been killed, including three civilians, a thai national was killed. more than 10, 500 people have been injured in gaza. over 1900 killed. most of the dead in palestine are civilians. one wonders how long the israelis will continue. >> i don't think the israelis themselves know the answer to that question of the the problem is hamas and israeli political and military establishments have got themselves involved in the conflict without a clear exit strategy. we had ceasefires, but none led to a durable agreement. they were really just this rather short term approach for quiet. the problem that the israelis in particular face is the pressure of public opinion.
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public opinion is not such a big fact in gaza, but in israel where there are regular elections and the prime minister hold the coalitions for the various parties, particularly binyamin netanyahu, who is having a lot of pressure from parties to the right of him. and a lot of pressure from public opinion around the gaza strip. we saw how people left their communities during the height of the fighting, and during the 5-day ceasefire that was negotiated, people started to return to their homes. in many cases they were encouraged by the government to return to their homes, and thou they are in the firing line. israeli's needs on friday were orping a poin want line that the family of a child killed by a more star, they had gone away and recently returned to their home close to the gaza strip, believing it was safe again. and that child killed.
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a lot of anger from the south of israel, and asking questions why can the israeli army, government, not guarantee them security from rocket fire. >> yet the government in tel aviv will, of course, be pondering the press conference that president mahmoud abbas had in the last hour in cairo, flagged by the egyptian foreign minister, calling for peace with israel, and talking about new proposals which they hope to put forward to the arab league. how do you think israel will react to this? >> israel will not give any concrete reaction until it sees in detail what the proposals will be. we heard in the last day or so there was a new european initiative spearheaded by britain, france and germany, when we spoke they said we haven't seen the details, and until we do, we can't comment on
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them. a lot of people in israel had become skeptical about this egyptian track. after all the egyptians had been leading, mediating between negotiators, having these indirect negotiations in cairo. really they have led nowhere. many commentators in israel describe the egyptian effort as like trying to revive a corpse, and there'd need to be something dramatic. the fact this is coming from mahmoud abbas, he is the palestinian leader, he knows what is going on in the west bank, and does not call the shots in gaza, nor is he the one to bring terms to bear, or dictating the position of the hamas leadership. and it's them that will be involved in indirect talks with israel to secure a longer ceasefire. >> we'll see what comments come
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out of the region. you, the senior hamas leader who has been taking part in the negotiations confirm that the group will back any palestinian to join the international criminal court. hamas signed a paper of support, requested by the palestinian president mahmoud abbas. if palestinins the i.c.c., it could mean that israel and hamas could be investigated by the court for war crimes. we'll bring you breaking news out of iraq. a car bomb exploded in baghdad's neighbourhood. it happened near a building that houses an office for the ministry of intelligence. there are reports that at least eight people are dead. now, iraq's parliament says politicians need to form a new government to stop the widespread violence in the
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country. the comment were made in light of a shooting at the mosque in diyala province. dozens of sunni muslims were shot dead or wounded. these show the aftermath. it's believed the gunmen from from a shi'a militia. >> translation: there are those that want to thwart the political process, targetting iraqi societies and structures. there are contacts being made with political nations, some have been responsive. we thank them for that. >> let's go to jane arraf. let's talk about the news coming out of baghdad, and explosions near the intelligence building. what more do you know about this? >> it was at an intersection close to a police station, which houses an office of intelligence, which is related to the interior ministry. now, the police stations and interior ministry buildings are
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frequent attacks of these bombings. this was a car bomb. several killed. those details coming in, it's a reminder that baghdad is quite volatile in addition to everything else that is going on. >> instability politically and on the ground, and across the country. the statement from the speaker of the house threatening to pull out of the political process. now they appear to be trying to make peace. how is that working. >> he is quite conciliatory. he's meeting with the prime minister-delegate haider al-abadi, who will attempt to convince him that he shouldn't withdraw his party, that the government is trying to do something. they have been reporting that they will announce the results of an investigation, and will launch an investigation to find out who was responsible for the
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massacre. i don't think anyone here understands the importance of some action, and we spoke to other sunni officials and politicians, and they said this is a test of the new government. will they do something about this, or is it the same old government. >> we'll see what happens as the day progresses. >> thank you for joining us from erbil. >> kurdish forces continue to try to reclaim areas in northern iraq. peshawar troops are advancing towards towns in the eastern diyala province. u.s. air strikes may have boosted the troops moral. the islamic state is changing its tactics. >> reporter: the islamic state group has carved out what it is calling a new country from the territories of iraq and syria the bridge is a dividing line, part of a 1,000km border that the kurds are trying to protect. we are on the east, in a village
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that is a gateway to erbil, the capital of the semiautonomous region, in northern iraq. the warring sides are not far party. the pesh -- peshawar have taken ground in this region. despite the game, it will not be easy to win the fight against the islamic state. u.s. officials acknowledge that. the kurds say they are fighting for their existence. even the nephew of the president of the kurdish region is on the front line. he says they are facing a strong, well armed and dangerous enemy. on this front the peshawar are not getting support from the u.s. air force, because the islamic state is adapting to the new reality. >> i know not going as a convoy. they are almost cars. they are changing the tactics, one or two cars maximum, and
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going to the villages. america will not - the plant to target civilian places. >> that group has been using sophisticated weaponry to slow the advance of kurdish forces. the peshawar welcomes more help, but hasn't had a presence in the north, since the group took control of the heartland in june. >> the combination between iraq and military forces is necessary. when we make a donation together, we could respond and fight them better than now. >> further east, there is cooperation. iraqi forces are helping the kurds recapture the arab towns. this will be a long-term battle. so far the kurds in the shia-led army don't have the support of the communities much they need
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them on board. this could turn into a war against sunnis, instead of a war against the islamic state group. lots more to come on the al jazeera newshour, including accusations that the international community's failure to act over syria led to the rise of the islamic state group. and iran lays to rest the woman they call their lioness. and the formula 1 driver enduring less than relaxing brakes. . >> some of the nearly 100 russian aid trucks are heading back to russia. the russian foreign ministry will negotiate with the international red cross on
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sending aid. the u.s. and germany called it a dangerous escalation. moscow defended its decision to send a humanitarian convoy in a separatist area in eastern ukraine. two air strikes in tripoli targeted fighters allied to the government and interior ministry. 15 were killed as a warehouse caught fire. the libyan government requested the u.s. help to stop the violence. >> reporter: a mass demonstration against foreign intervention. these people took to martyr square, denouncing the government's request for outside assistance. on the streets of tripoli, view agreed with the parliament. >> translation: the parliament is dead from its deceptions. what i mean is it cannot implement the decisions on the
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ground. on the other side the rebels can. the parliament is sitting in didn't tobruk, 1200km away. >> the parliament in tobruk is a coup against the february 17th revolution. this is a coup against the feb 17th revolution. in benghazi, there were protests, but not on the scale of tripoli. the airport that serves benghazi has been closed for weeks, because of fighting between rebels and the militia. the benghazi council has taken control of a military camp. development like these, and fighting close to an airport compelled hanations to stop flights. it's a sign of how bad the
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situation has become. the world health organisation said families hi hiding ebola patients, says it will take months to control the outbreak. 26-00 have been infected. half have died. >> i don't want to sugar coat the situation. this is not something that will turn around overnight. it will not be easy. we expect month of hard work. we expect several months of struggling against the outbreak, and we expect to turn it around. >> the united nations is warning that the world must act now to prevent a famine in somalia, the second in three years. in 2011 more than a quarter of a million died of malnutrition and sort of -- starvation.
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humanitarian aid is low. out of $900 billion that aid agencies appealed for, only 30% have been received. from southern somalia, we have this report. in drought stricken somalia sever things are taking a toll on the population. people are dying, and water is drying up. people here say they fear for their lives. >> i doubt if we can live like this for a few more days. we could have escaped, but don't know where to go. the drought is everywhere. >> reporter: it's a continue that worsens by the day. thousands are on the move. they are joining camps for displaced people, just meter from the border.
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just one of a few places where aid can reach with ease. >> this is one of the knew arrivals. >> translation: i fled conflict and hunger. people were being killed. we were left to our own means and getting no help. >> reporter: nowhere has this conflict affected than this up to. it was controlled by al-shabab fighters for years. six months ago government forces, supported by ethiopia troops took back control of the town. the fighters didn't go far. people are suffering from a blockade imposed by the armed group. a combination of draught, conflict and high food prices pushes the people of this town to the brink. there's a shortage of almost everything here. there's little activity at the main market. the futures say business is bad.
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whatever aid there is is stuck. aid agencies are discussing whether to declare a famine or not. somali's agricultural minister has been visiting the drought-hit areas. >> if we don't act quickly, things will deteriorate the situation. people will be dying, that's what we want to avoid. >> action by the humanitarian community removing the blockage is what most somalis are hoping for, responding only when a family says it has proven ineffective in the past. well, nigel timmins is the deputy humanitarian director at
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oxfam joining me from london. if it's not war, it's drought. for somalia, it's a combination of the two, making the crisis difficult. yes, extremely difficult, but we think more can be done to support people at this time of need. >> how would you compare this crisis in comparison to those you had to contend with in previous years, you mentioned 201 #. >> we are not quite at the levels of 2011. a lot of work and investment was made to help people become more resilient. with more failed harvests, we are seeing return to alarming levels of hunger. it's true in south sudan, we are concerned about the 4 million
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people experiencing alarming levels of hunger. >> aid apathy is perhaps a problem when you make an appeal and look for help, how do you address it and what aid is needed now? >> i guess at the moment the main issue is making sure people respond to the risk of famine, people talk about whether famine is declared. once it's declared you are saying the system failed. the difference between saying people are at risk of hunger and famine is a doubling in the famine rate. before we declare it officially, we are waiting for twice as many to die. that's a failure of the system. we need the whole system, the international community, the donor governments, national governments, n.g.o.s, the system
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needs to respond to the risks. in 2011 it took 16 early warnings before famine was declared. currently in somalia, there are 12 early risks. when we look back to 2011, more died in the period between early mornings and the declaration of famine, afterwards the international community acted. what we are calling for is everyone has to take it seriously, make the investments now. if a doctor came to your house and said "i think your child is ill", you wouldn't ignore them or wait until your child dice. >> we'll see what the international community does about that appeal. hundreds of thousands of people in guatemala are at risk of starvation. they are facing food shortages because of drought. 170,000 families lost nearly all of their crops. the government says it will cost
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about $64 million to provide drought relief. the u.n.'s world food program says the drought is affecting honduras, el salvador, and nicaragua. it looks like a desperate situation in north america. >> in fact, the drought issue extend from the north of columbia, up through panama, and all the way through center america. as i run the satellite, you see the area looks to be dry at the moment. in stark contrast what we have in the caribbean, where there's a disorganised cluster likely to form into a tropical cyclone. as in the pacific, we have tropical storm systems fully developed. >> it is in guatemala, we are
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having problems. if you count the months, june, july, august. some average about 611mm of rain fall. so far this summer they have had 2040 millimetres, and looking at august, they have had less than a third of what they should have. the situation is desperate. elsewhere we have god this tropical system. there'll be a lot of wet whether, towards the virgin islands, towards the bahamas, it will stay out in the pacific. guatemala, and the rest of central america - looking pretty dry. thank you very much. the woman known as ryan's last-known female poet has been laid to rest. through her work she fought for human rights until the end of her life.
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for that she gained millions of followers and the ire of iraq's leaders. >> in death as it was in life, the woman they call iran's lioness was held so high by his followers. thousands came to say farewell to the 87-year-old who died on tuesday, and to marp, as well as celebrate a life that left its mark. >> she was not just my mother, she was a mother to many, regarding everyone as her children. >> she was a renowned poet. whose words crossed into politics in verses of hope and defiance. she told iran's leaders to stop throwing the country to the wind. in reply they banned her from leaving it. her work as a poet and activist
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and feminist gained international attention. she was twice nominated for the nobel prize and quoted by the president. >> old i may be. given a chance i will learn. i will begin a second youth alongside my prejudice ni. both said only her joys would remain. of so many, her words will live on. more to come, including calling for change of the the political protests are shutting shops and hurting businesses. and robotics streptionenning ties with the u.s. >> and in france - big waves in
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spanish football.
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welcome back, you are watching al jazeera. these are the top stories, palestinian president mahmoud abbas called for the resumes of peace talks with israel, as certain palestinians were killed by israeli air strikes, including five members of a family. more than 80 rockets were fired from gaza on friday. a car bomb exploded in
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baghdad. reports of eight dead. hours after the speaker of parliament called for unity to end the violence. russian aid convoys delivering humanitarian goods to south-eastern ukraine without permission from kiev are heading home. russia's foreign ministry says it intends to cooperate with the international committee of the red cross on sending aid. back to the top story and the crisis in iraq now. i'm joined by a professor from the university of qatar. your initial reaction to the statement now we have heard it from mahmoud abbas, about joining the i.c.c. and a peace proposal on the table. first, the i.c.c. . >> it's a significant step,
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definitely. let me look at it from a different angle. one is a closing ranks between hamas and fatah, and mahmoud abbas himself, and the second thing is the change in mahmoud abbas's position on the i.c.c. so far he has been reluctant in driving the effort into this direction, and i.c.c. to the very last end. now changing his position and calling hamas into this... >> how much of a change is this. we talked about joining the i.c.c. he said he want to take time. how much persuading does it take for the factions to, as you said, join ranks, is it what happened in gaza over the six weeks. we had wars here before. what has been the turning point,
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the straw that broke the camel's back. >> the issue of asking the palestinian factions to sign on this is not more than tactical, first of all mahmoud abbas has not been known for democratic credentials. if he believed in it, he would have done it without asking his own party to sign on this. i think he was reluctant and wanted to gauge and test the water with other parties, especially the u.s. at this moment his mind is changing. he thinks he could put the two things together. the i.c.c. and this is the proposal for peace. not only to have a truce in gaza, but maybe in the broader picture. new peace talks. he thinks he will strengthen his position by having hamas into this. >> briefly, if that is the case, do you think the palestinians have come to a position, that they are willing to be
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investigated if warrants are issued by the i.c.c. that they signed up to. do you think they have grown up, politically to be able to accept the end game. >> i think, yes. this thing has not been an issue, to be honest from early on, because from the palestinian side, they feel they have strong legal grounds, it's recognised by the international law. they have strong legal ground, i don't think it will or was an issue over the past. >> we'll see what happens in the coming weeks and days. professor, from qatar university, thank you for joining us. now, the united nations says more than 191,000 people have been killed in syria. 85% of the victims are men. 8,800 children have been kill. the u.n. says an estimated 6,000 are dying every month.
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we have this report. activists in syria say this girl was called when barrel bombs from dropped. more than five children were died. >> translation: it's a crime against humanity to kill the kids. i want to the world to watch. she's a child hit by barrel bombs. who will protect the rights of the innocent children. who >> reporter: the united nations says for than 91,000 are killed in a war that dragged on for three years. >> this is not a number, it's people. people are dying every day. the rate of dying, monthly, averages are high. we are talking, i think, over the last year around 5,000 to 6,000 per month.
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government forces are shelling in the north. most of the u.n. documented dead are around the capital damascus, the former rebel stronghold of homs, and aleppo. activists blame steps on indiscriminate bombing by government forces. the u.n. admits it's unable to protect civilians caught up in the conflict. >> the conflict in syria is metastaysing outwards in an uncontrollable process, the limits of which we cannot predict. the crisis, hama hone the full cost of the international community's failure to prevent conflict. >> reporter: it's not just the government. syrian rebels have been fighting the islamic state group. it may act in syria to deal with the threat of the islamic state group. activists accuse the u.s. and the international community to
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create an environment for radicals like the islamic state to grow by failing to stop fillings by the g bashar al-assad regime. al jazeera is demanding the release of three journalists held in egypt. peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed have been imprisoned for 238 days. they are falsely accused of helping the muslim brotherhood. peter greste and mohamed fadel fahmy from given years, baher mohamed got an extra three years because he had a spent bullet in his possession, picked up at a protest. lawyers have filed appeals again against their convictions. to pakistan - opposition forces say they'll stop protesting if the government meats their demands. imran khan has been leading demonstrations, which as kamal hyder reports, is affecting businesses in islamabad. >> reporter: this is islamabad's
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market. it's been closed tore a week because of the protest. some shops are opening. days ago this was the main venue for forest of anti-government cleric quadr. as they slept and sought a break from the rain and heat of islamabad but over a week of closures hurt businesses. this shop has been doing business at this market for the past 25 years. he says he lost about $30,000 in profit. in just eight days, because of the closure, and says the combined lose is bigger.
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>> translation: the loss is in millions. all roads to the city are blocked. supply joins are affected. all of this began when sthous aned of protest -- thousands of protesters travelled to islamabad. now the impact is felt by everyone here, like this man who says mobile accessories makes $7 a day. this shows political inclination. the crisis hurt a small enterprise. the political crisis cost billions of rooupies, it's not just ordinary shopkeepers and renderers that are affected. >> banks, officers, airlines and schools are shut. officials seal off the city from the rest of the country. the political future of pakistan may be at stake as the protests gets louder and louder.
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beyond that it has a heavy economic impact that the country caned afford. the government in nepal ordered vendors off the treads of kathmandu. people whose livelihoods have been threatened demand the government find them work. we report on the effects of the crack down. police clear the streets of hawkers and others. the inspector does ris rounds six days a week much >> translation: the government doesn't allow vendors. we'll clear them up. >> reporter: it's like a game of hide and seek. the states are higher. the new laws were introduced in feb february. >> the government has to move
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towards planned development. it is for all. you can't abuse others right for your own. >> reporter: as evening sets in, the vendors set up. none of the vendors have permission to set up shop. if the goods are confiscated, they have to pay a hefty fine. they have to continue working here until the government provides them with an alternative venue. we meet a man that pedals cheap clothes. this woman says they are doubly criticised. they have to pay to the shopkeepers as well. vendors are negotiating with the government to give them options. the unemployment rate in nepal is more than 40%. if this woman can't sell the goods, she can't provide for the
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children. she has to wait for the officers to leave, to spread her wares. it's seven in the evening, officers finally leave. it's getting dark. as the light fades, so does her hope of making any money. well, more on the newshour, including in sport. world number one phil mickelson takes a detour during the fed ex play offs, details coming up.
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welcome back.
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relations between china and the united states are often strained. but in southern china robotic technology is bringing countries together with a partnership between high school students. adrian brown reports. >> reporter: a vision of the sporting future. where robots are the heavy hitters. a high-tech contest involving high school students from china and the united states. but a competition where the emphasis is on partnership. >> it's about growing together. helping everyone do what they con to the best of their eighties. something everywhere can learn from. >> some of the robots of operator controlled. others computer guided. robotic sport began in the united states 20 years ago. the chinese have been at it since 2012 national pride was on display, for most of the u.s.,
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it was their first visit. >> it is cool to bring something we know well, introduce them to it. good to see their faces, to see what we can do and what they possibly can do. >> both groups of six weeks to build and design their robots. away from the contest the emphasise is on mentoring. this person has been a beneficiary of that and says the event has reinforced his ambitious to become a scientist. >> the robot is interesting. it is stimulating. me and the team-mates have an interest in science and technology. >> relations between china and the united states have been strained. both countries accusing each other of stealing trade secrets. >> the focus is sharing
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technology. >> it's great. the symbolism, the cooperation between teams and the united states and chinese groups. >> international robotic sport is expensive. sponsors and parent-techer groups donate for budgets that can be as high as 120,000. that probably felt like money well spend today. well, i think rahul is tacking about wheels that are faster. >> formula 1, and qualifying for the belgium grix gets under -- grand prix gets under way in under an hour. they had a practice session this morning. botas was quicker. friday, lewis hamilton half a second quicker than nico
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rosberg. he is 11 ahead. lewis hamilton in the title standings. the session was stopped after a crash involving pastor malvanado, he was taken to hospital. he's been cleared for saturday. atletico madrid won the first peace of spanish silver ware. the onus is going some way to avenging their loss. beating city rivals real madrid. it proves to be a winning gold. 90 seconds into the game. they win 2-1, ending hopes of claiming a trophy. the knew spanish league season gets under way on september and features a team in the top flight for the first time in 74 years. but as matt ramsay reports, it took fan fundraising to get them
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there. >> it's a ferry tail looking town. 14 months ago, abar were playing in the spanish third subdivision. now they are facing real madrid. it's a battle on and off the pitch. having won the second division, abar was told they couldn't complete because he didn't have $2.5 million. it had money, but not that much. the solution, a buyout from a foreign tycoon. the basket country club didn't want to become a victim of its own success. so club president arrived the fans for the money. >> i really think that this is unfair because when we joined second division, we were the only team without any debt in all spanish professional football. and nevertheless, we were forced
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to face that capital raising when we really didn't have the need for that. we know that there are a lot of big football teams which have huge debt, and they can carry on with the job. this is really difficult to understand. >> nearly everybody in the town bought a share at $65 - the butcher, the baker, and if there'd been a candlestick maker, he would have bought one too. 8,000 in total were sold. >> translation: the football association made it hard for the club. how could we all from the town not support them? >> people from 50 other different countries also invested. abar raised the cash in time for the august 6th deadline. this man is an expert and explained why they la liga bosses need the the finance. >> translation: the problem is that the expenses incurred by
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the teams the previous season are averaged by la liga, and must have a minimum share capital of 21%. 15,000 spectators must be accommodated according to la liga regulation. they have over 1,000. they have built temporary stands, but are in court to change the law. the fight on the pitch starts this weekend. well, abar play real sociedad on sunday. there are four matches in spain on saturday: bayern munich made a winning start to the german league season, beating wolves burg. bayern won with seven games to spare, familiar faces were to the fore. robin setting up thomas muller
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for the opener, and the dutchman added to the lead in the second half. perhaps they got something from the gain, a stunning strike, and an awful length miss rather than an equalizer from mill ander. closing in on a $26 million deal to liverpool, a player arriving at the training ground for a medical. he had disciplinary problems at most clubs and will need to sign up to a code of contract. liverpool say it is normal. >> i think every club will have a code of conduct for the people and the professionals that work. we have an extensive code of conduct for players and staff here. there's no specific one for any one individual. it covers across the professional group of people, staff and players.
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>> baritony was said to be a target for other teams. last season the merciside club won 3-0. arsenal pipped everton to the all-important champion's league spot. >> it's an important game for us. we started in the premier league, and want to straight away have a good result away from home. everton is a good opponent. for us, it's a good test. it's an arsenal, the late kick-off in england on saturday. five other games before that in the premier league. aston villa take on newcastle. under an hour for kick-off. chelsea host lefter. the championship. golf now, world number one rory
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mcilroy roared back into contention at the bark lis, that's the opener of the fed ex cup play offs. the northern irishman carded a second-round 65. vast improvements on his first round of 74. rory mcilroy, and it includes world number two. part-time shot of the day. tee shot on the fifth. ending up in hospitality. he bogeyed the hole and made the cut. he's one-over par. new zealand have thrashed australia in the second-round of matches in the rugby championship, making sure they retain the bledisloe cup. the kiwis dominated. they make the try, going on to break more punishment in the second half for the wallabies. >> new zealand ran out
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comfortable 51-20 winners. they retained the bledisloe cup for 13 years. south africa takes on argentina. patrick gears up for the ten us us open. through to the final of the connecticut opener. the former women champion stows in the final -- samantha stowser in the time. it will be a second title of the year if she can win. but do that she'll have to beg mag dell ana, an unsided player. she's due for the biggest title of her career. major league baseball and boston's season gets worse. they lost to the seattle mariners in a game that looked to be going their way. a three smash run home, giving the red sox the lead.
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but seattle came back, hitting five in the nilth. robinson kaino finishing the job off. 5-3 the final score. six losses in a row. >> that's the sport for now. more later. we are told that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and skipping it could make us eat more later. research into the benefits of breakfast revealed surprising results. >> the common theme is eat like a king ot breakfast and less later. two studies challenge the notion. one from the university of alabama at birmingham focuses on how breakfast affects weight loss. 300 adults were divided into three groups one to have breakfast, one to skip and another to have it at will. after 16 weeks, each lost about half a kilogram. there was no difference in the
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change of weight for any of the groups. another study from the university of bath discussed breakfast and increased metabolism. 33 volunteers were instructed to consume many calories at breakfast or nothing at all. after six weeks, resting metabolic rates of participants were more the same. those that didn't eat were slug ir, but did not -- sluggish, but did not george at lump or dinner -- george at lunch or dinner. for now, the studies suggest that toast and eggs in the morning isn't all it's cracked up to be. if you were wondering, yes, i'm a breakfast man. you've been watching the al
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jazeera newshour. more news after the break.
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as the death toll in gaza rise, the palestinian president calls for peace talks to resume with israel. you are watching al jazeera live from doha. i'm jane dutton, also in the programme, an attack at a mosque leaves dozens dead, threatening to deepen iraq's sectarian quite. conflict and a blockade combining to leave thousands on the brink of a famine in somala. and the battle of wild horses