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investigation over political fraud case, and more tea with your sugar. indonesians being told to say no as the country battles the bulge. people in the gaza strip leaving their shelters tried to assess what has happened to their homes on the first day of what could be a long-term ceasefire with israel. the united states says at 17,000 homes were destroyed or damaged in seven weeks of the conflict. it has been estimated it will cost billions to restore those buildings. andrew simmons sent us the update. >> reporter: this is the harsh scene on the ground as both sides are claiming victory. families trying to plan some sort of future, aside from the
extraordinary number of deaths in this conflict, this is the scene now. people trying to work out what to do next. the united nations stated that if restricts stayed the way they have been it could take something like 15 years to reconstruct the gaza strip. now a lot rests on whether or not the new deal will allow a speed up of delivery of building materials, not only that the humanitarian situation to ease a lot more. there's a long way to go with this deal, and there's another fact that has to be put forward and that is that the situation believes that the level of damage, the scale of loss is something like three times the 2008, 2009 war, and not only that, there's a similarity to the end of the second war in 2012 and that is that the
deal -- the political agreement that ended that conflict is very similar to the one arrived at now. so questions remain in the dusty air here. palestinian factions, indeed people of all ages have been hailing this truce as a victory, this is the senior hamas leader who came out of hiding shortly after the ceasefire was announced, speaking there to crowds. this leader also emerging when the truce was announced. a lot of talk of, quote, victory, but what have the palestinians gained from this deal. in earlier talks hamas insisted it would not accept a truce unless israel east blockage was completely listed, but there are still major restrictions.
israel has also agreed to extend the fishing zone out to 10 kilometers out to sea. and further talk may extend it even further. hamas always demanded a sea and airport in the gaza strip. this has not been agreed to, but further talks in a month are supposed to address the issue. assistant pro -- professor of political science. in what sense is this a victory for the people of gaza? well, when you talk about how the palestinians are viewing what happened, the palestinians look at it from a different perspective. the ability of the palestinian people, and the palestinian resistance to be resilient and
to be strong for 50 days, which is one of the longest battles with israel since the palestinian catastrophe in 1948. this is an achievement for the palestinian people. >> but what has been gained. thousands of lives have been lost. what has been gained? >> i -- i totally agree with you. so many palestinians have been killed, even more have been injured. total destruction. if the palestinians are going to gain anything from this war, it will be the lifting of the israeli seizure blockage against gaza, which choked the palestinian life for more than seven years. and also a month from now the palestinians will be discussing with israel indirectly the establishment of a sea and airport. the big achievements will be a
month from now. but i agree with you, nothing has been achieved except for easing the israeli siege and movement in and out of gaza -- >> has this not hand before where israel has said we will cease, and lift the siege, when in fact what they need to do now to maintain their grip on gaza is simply sit back and delay everything for as long as possible. >> well, it will be very -- it's definitely a very difficult thing. the israelis are usually trying to say that they will not make any concessions to the palestinians as a result of armed resistance or as a result of firing rockets, and the israelis are trying to tell the palestinians they can get more through negotiations. let's just hope and keep our
fingers crossed that a month from now, israel will put an end to the seizure of gaza -- >> keeping your fingers crossed -- keeping your fingers crossed professor relies on a bit of good fortune, but how do you keep the pressure on israeli? >> very good question. the only thing to -- to -- to get these guarantees is that egypt -- egypt is the one who fled the mediation between the palestinians and israel to bring about this deal, so it's the responsibility of the egyptian current regime to make israel committed to this agreement, and it's also the responsibility of the international community to keep pushing and pressuring israel to put an end to the seizure of the gaza strip.
bankky moon said the seizure must be lifted. this is a collective punishment. it's 1.8 million palestinians in gaza, this cannot be the situation. so we need international intervention on israel to make them committed to this agreement. >> i'm going to ask you about your personal position in just a moment and that of your students after we hear from some people that we spoke to in gaza in the last few hours. >> translator: it's a joy for all palestinian people ending aggression on gaza and the barbarian aggression against children and innocent people. we dedicate this picture to the wounded and the martyrs who were sacrificed in this victory. >> iment am so happy. there were children and orphans and many houses were destroyed. thanks to god they have ended the war and i hope it will be the last war.
>> what have you had to do ore the last seven weeks? how have you managed to live? professor, i don't know whether you heard me, but i'm asking you how have you managed to live over the last seven weeks? what has life been like? >> it's definitely -- it has been very terrible for all of us here in the gaza strip to survive this war when you look at the number of palestinians who have been killed and injured, and the destruction, almost every single palestinian has been affected. one of my uncles is in coma being treated as a result of this war. also one of my uncles lost his wife in this war. so much destruction. my children and my wife have been home almost most of the time during this war. it has been a real disaster. we -- we -- we basically feel
even though i didn't live the edge of the neck from 1948, but from what i hear from all of the generations, this is the second palestinian [ inaudible ] in terms of those who have been killed and injured and the destruction that was inflicted during those 50 days. >> your students -- you are a profez -- processor at university in gaza. what is happening to those students and what might happen to them in the sfuture? >> that's also a very important issue. during this war, israel bombarded some of the universities, the university which is next to where i teach was bombarded by the israeli air strikes. students could not go to their classes for the past 50 days as a result of this war. some universities counseled, some are in recession as a result of the war, and my
university is going to continue, in spite of the war in the coming few weeks, but it has been a very tragic war for all of our students who lost many, many days in schooling as a result of this war, but when you compare this to the death and destruction that was inflicted on the gaza strip, this is just a modest thing compared to the catastrophe of the destruction and displacement of half a million palestinians here in gaza. >> professor thank you very much indeed, talking to us live from gaza city. now in afghanistan both presidential candidates have now pulled out of an audit after a disputed election result.
it was all part of a u.s. brokered deal to have a runoff after the election in june. where does this leave the country effectively without a future president? >> reporter: still waiting, hoping there will be some sort of political outcome. the election audit has continued today it was halted after abdullah, abdullah failed to show up today. but the audit did continue this afternoon. it is really now a recount, only u.n. observers, and international observers witnessing this. neither of the parties were there. the u.n. says it is confident that it has built a process that is fair and transparent, that is of course not how the abdullah team feels. it says because it is not
participating it will not recognize the result of this audit. and that's the most dangerous thing at this point. afghans have been waiting for months to find out who won the election held in june. this is the most widespread audit that has been carried out. it has been a very, very lengthy process that has really paralyzed afghanistan's economy. the outcoming president, hamid h har -- karzai has pressed for a new announcement. >> jennifer glasse thank you very much indeed. we have much more to come on the al jazeera news hour. a blow in the fight against
ebola, the who closing one of just two laboratories in sierra leone. downstream from canada's tar sands some people feel that petroleum pollution is making them ill. and the 15-year-old producing a massive shot at the u.s. open. we'll have the rest of the sport in about 30 minutes time. ♪ the head of the international monetary fund says a formal investigation, which has been launched into a long-running political fraud case is totally without merit. they are again questioning her about a $531 million payment made to a businessman while she was french finance minister.
what is actually happening? >> reporter: david the allegation dates back to 2008 when she was finance minister, christine la guard, finance minister of france of course. the allegation is she behaved negligently in an arbitration with a businessman over a commercial dispute, and the result of that arbitration is as you say he was paid hundreds of millions of dollars, and the suggestion is that somehow that arbitration was skewered in his favor because he has been a generous benefactor of sarkozy in 2007. she has been placed under formal investigation in an interview on wednesday morning. she has always maintained her
innocence. and that the outcome, she has always claimed was a reasonable outcome for the french taxpayer after years of expensive litigati litigation. she had been questioned four times by the magistrates of the court which is specifically tasked with looking into alengineered misconduct by ministers. the most recent series of questions askedover her on tuesday. here is what she had to say. >> the investigationing commission of the court of justice of the french republic has decided to place me under formal investigation after three years of procedure. the only surviving allegation is that through inattention i may have failed to block arbitrat n
arbitration. i have instructed my lawyer to appeal this decision which i consider totally without merit. i'll return back to washington where i will indeed brief my board. >> given that another high profile politician was head of the imf and had to resign over charges, what is being made of these allegations against christine la guard? >> yes, you would imagine the imf would have been looking very closely at this. she has been the director since july 2011, and pretty much all of that time she has been treated as a witness. last year, the board of the imf met and discussed, quote, all of the possible outcomes of this case, and decided that she was still fit to lead. but at that time she was being treated as a witness. she is now under formal investigation, and what that
means is that the court has decided it believe there is evidence of a crime, a crime, that we understand could carry a sentence of a year in prison. >> jonah thank you very much indeed. turkey's upcoming prime minister has been officially named as the new chairman of the ruling party. he has taken over both posts from the man who will be sworn in as president on thursday. both men have joined a meeting. from there, bernard smith. >> reporter: this is the last time he is effectively able to speak as the heard. as president elect he must cut all political ties as the office of president is supposed to be above politicians. but he has said he is not leaving them. he says the mission continues. we have just reach tad
milestone, so the next challenge for the party is to increase support with an eye on elections next year. with an increase in majority, they'll be able to make the constitution changes that will allow him to make the changes he has made no secret of wanting. there has been intense fighting in syria between government forces and rebels, an israeli officer was wounded when stray fire from the battle crossed the border. the israeli army says it fired back into syrian territory in retaliation. the syrian government has been harshly criticized in a new human right's report. the document claims that syrian government forces have targeted civilians, and systematically committed murder, rape, and torture amounting to crimes against humanity.
the report documents the activities of the islamic state, including its use of public executions. the u.n. says they are becoming a regular event, and highlights the plight of children who have been killed and injured at the hands of government forces and recruited by rebels for active roles in combat. and they accuse them of using chemical agents in eight separate incidents. the u.n. official says she hopes the report will bring those who committed the crimes to justice. >> we're looking toward accountability at some point in the future, and the more evidence we can corroborate will help bring them to justice. we have names of individuals,
names of units that have committed crimes. names of locations of where these crimes have been committed. and we don't believe -- we say justice is not temporal, it can happen at anytime in the future, and we have seen this in other parts of the world, eventually some people are prosecuted for these crimes and that's what we hope for. >> an american suspected of fighting alongside the islamic state group has been killed. he died over the weekend killed by rebel fighters. he had been placed on a u.s. terrorist watch list when authorities learned he travelled to syria. family members say there is no proof he joined the islamic state. a laboratory has been closed in -- sierra leon, and that
leaves just one laboratory left. 607 cases, and 406 deaths in guinea since the outbreak in march. liberia: in sierra leone, 910 people have caught the virus, 392 have died and in nigeria, 16 cases and 5 deaths. >> reporter: evacuated from sierra leone on a emergency flight the doctor who caught ebola while working for the world health organization is now in germany. the lab where he was working one of just two in sierra leone has been closed. and reports that a third doctor has died after contracting the virus. more than 240 health-care
workers have been infected. half of these have so far died. the u.n. says the outbreak is having a devastating effect on already poorly sourced health systems. >> heavy death toll depletes the tools, only one to two doctors are available to treat 100,000 people, mostly in urban areas. >> reporter: in liberia the president has sacked some fi officials. in nigeria the reopening of primary and secondary schools has been delayed a month due to the outbreak. officials, though, say they have the situation under control. >> ebola infection is not a death sentence. this has been buttressed by the recovery of several of confirms
cases here who are being reintegrated successfully with their families and communities. >> closing the school for month may or may not have an impact, and with the number of cases we have seen, it is unlikely to be effective, although it may proside some assurance that something is being done. >> there's no proven treatment or vaccine for the virus, but a few people have been given doses of the untested drug, zmac. but it's effectiveness is unclear. >> translator: we have certain experimental drugs at the moment. it has not been tested properly for the ebola virus. we have talks with companies, but we have to talk with human rights groups to see if it's possible to use the drug. >> reporter: the outbreak has
killed more than 1400 people in west africa, but it is not yet under control. even when it is continued, the u.n. says the effect will be felt for years to come with so many experienced and dedicated health workers lost to the virus. okay. richard is here with the weather. we're concentrating on the middle east. very hot but very humid. and you want to tell me about that place that looks like it is freezing. >> thank you, david. yes, it's fascinating part of the world. you often think it's the middle east it's hot and dry. but we often get interesting weather from time to time. what we have got at the moment is extreme heat. temperature of 47 degrees ce celsius, but you have got to add in the humiditiy, because we have the winds coming in off of the gulf, and the humidity is
very, very high. when you add on the effect of 60% humidity then it feels something like 55 to 60 degrees also there. so we're looking at very, very hot humid conditions. but really across the region there's no sign of the breeze picking up. the breeze is down across the coast southwesterly, but here through the gulf region, what little breeze there is remains coming in from the east, so it will remain very, very humid. >> richard thank you. thank you very much indeed protesters in canada's vast soil sands region want a federal court to stop the expansion of
massive mine upstream from where they live. they leave the pollution from mining is causing cancer rates which is much higher than you would expect. alice is one of dozens here to contract cancer in recent years, breast cancer in her case. now she's in remission, but some of her friends are not so lucky. >> we live here and we see our neighbors, our friends, you know, being diagnosed, and i think in the back of our minds, we sort of say i wonder who is next? >> reporter: at the local clinic nursing staff say many of their patients live in fear for their health, and demand the most elaborate, expensive tests when they feel unwell. >> ultrasounds, mri, they want
all of those tests done just to be on the safe side. >> reporter: for generations people here lived off of the land. today many fisherman shun their catch fearing the lake is pal looted and eating fish can make them ill. a few hundred kilometers upstream the smokestacks line both banks of the river. researchers say that heavy metals are getting into the water. that's why they have gone to court to slow down expansion while health and environmental impacts are assessed. >> we're not here to oppose development, but we're also not here to promote further development without cleaning this up. clean up the mess that is here, and let's do it in a way where we can prove to the world that we are leading urge in regards to how we can maintain this
area. >> reporter: alberta's government referred to a study from last march that said cancer rates here were slightly higher than elsewhere. water quality and air quality standards are strictly observed. and they laud the economic benefits of the industry. >> it has provided opportunities across the entire country and still does to this day. and we should be really proud of it. >> reporter: on the shores of the lake this is a community that gets jobs and business from oil, but worries about the impact. poisoned by the petroleum industry or not. there's no doubt these waters are causing fear for some in this community. fear from swimming, eating fish from the lake, fear that just being here could give you cancer. i'm david foster, and we have this coming up, counting their chickens, why brazil's
accepted the same deal offered a month ago. in afghanistan both presidential candidates of pulled out of the audit into the disputed election results. abdullah abdullah has described the effort as a joke. and a formal investigation has been launched into a long-running case about a $500 million-plus payment to a businessman while christine was the french finance minister. let's go back to gaza. we'll talk to this man in the gaza strip, and you are at one of the u.n. schools, which was targeted during the course of the last seven weeks. who have you met there? what are they saying? >> reporter: yes, i'm in the primary school in the north of the gaza strip.
this school -- the palestinians said is it has been under tragedy, and what they call a massacre took place during the first days of the israeli war. they have targeted this school with numbers of tank, shells, and killed 18 people and destroyed some of the classrooms as we see this one of the classroom has been targeted by a tank shell, when -- when some -- like hundreds -- or tens of palestinian families at that time escaped from their homes to this school which had been targeted. it had been targeted from the israeli tank shells and it has been a tragedy as they described. today some of the families will escape to other schools outside of the city. they have come back to this school in order to stay and some
of these families in some of this classrooms. one of the teachers, we have here, can you talk to us about the memories of this tragedy? >> yeah, of course. after the israeli armies entered the tunnels, they destroyed many homes, they killed many people. the came to this school in order to find safety here, but it wasn't found here as the israeli armies strike bombs and kill killed -- 20 people, and maybe injured over 50. yeah, of course that is the situation. you can see tragic situation. it is not a place to live here, my people, yeah? >> reporter: today we have some people they come back to return to this school after this tragedy. how do you describe the situation in this school after the ceasefire? >> yeah, from the early morning,
people started returning here. they found their homes destroyed, yeah? so they came to this school again, yeah? actually they live in despair. i can't imagine how could they live in such place, but it is the only possible place for them here. >> reporter: you are a teacher, and until now the education system has not been returned back, and the schools should stop and -- and the schools should be started but until now it has not been started. as a teacher how do you describe this delay in the school system and the education system? >> of course we hope to return to our schools and start the [ inaudible ] here as soon as possible, but until now we have no news when it will start. >> from gaza what is your call now? >> we want to live like others live. that's it. >> thank you very much.
then here the situation is clear, that there has been people waiting for the opening of the crossings, and rebuilding their homes and ending their crisis and suffering while they are staying in the schools here. >> thank you very much indeed. to live as others live. it's a pretty simple request isn't it? the president is again defending his decision to continue flights in iraq. >> extremist have threatened our citizens abroad as we have seen most recently in iraq and syria. as commander in chief the security of our people is most important.
>> he said this as the iraqi prime minister is racing the former new go to deal with the security problems. the constitutional deadline just two weeks away, but political leaders say they are aiming to complete the government before that. but promises for today has yet to materialize. jane has more from bagdad. >> reporter: not far from here iraq's new prime minister designate is sitting down with political leaders to try to form, not just a new government, but agree on what that government will actually do. he has said by today he will have a government program, essentially a list of priorities that the new government will take on. they are still saying they will form a stripped-down cabinet of about 20 posts within the next two weeks, but it is not an easy task. the stakes have never been
higher with the islamic state controlling a third of the country, and deep divisions here in the country. maliki has devoted his weekly address to saying that u.s. vice president joe biden should not attempt to try to fragment the country. he is referring to comments made sometime ago that iraq might eventually turn into separate regions. he says the united states should try to united states the country rather than divide it. and he should help reign in the gunmen that are brought in to defeat the islamic state group. al jazeera continues to demand the release of its three journ journalists jailed in egypt. they have been falsely accused of helping the out louded muslim brotherhood. in june mohammed fahmy and peter greste were given seven-year
sentences. baher mohamed was given an extra three year on top because he had in his possession a bullet casing, which he picked up at a protest. the ukrainian military says more russian soldiers have crossed into eastern ukraine. claims that the latest group entered a small town in five armored infantry carrier. moscow say they went there, crossing the border by mistake. the fighting in ukraine is now spilling far beyond its borders. brazil farmers are hoping to cash in on the food imports from north america and europe. >> reporter: inside this factory they work nearly around the clock to clean and process chicken to be sent to
supermarkets. it is small by big industrial standards, producing about 45 tons of product a day. but they are one of brazil's biggest and most respected producers of organic free-range chickens, a growing industry here. >> translator: the intense rif industrial models of food production have been widely criticized, so consumers are motivated to buy more organic, that has pushed growth of our company. >> reporter: here they have more than 20,000 hens. right now all of these are for the domestic brazil market, but this company says should the opportunity present itself they are ready to start exporting internationally. that might happen soon with russia banning western food imports brazilian producers are set to fill the gap, and this is one of hundreds of food
exporters on the list. it could be a boom for brazil's poultry industry, who already provides food to more than 150 countries, including russia. but producers are hoping it is not just short-term. >> translator: in this new export matrix with russia some countries are benefiting, including brazil. but it sometimes doesn't last, so in the mid-to long-term we cannot predict the benefits. >> reporter: economic ties between russia and brazil were discussed at tjuly summit with the so-called bric countries. the president said she hoped bilateral trade would double to nearly $10 billion a year. it is unclear if that will happen, but if it does, now might be the moment, with
perhaps the big winners, at least in the short-term, being in far away farms like this. in pakistan, thousands of protesters are still occupying islamabad's parliament square demanding that the prime minister step down. talks about allegations of fraud in the election have started but they are stalled right now. protests have been going on for two weeks. our correspondent has more from islamabad. >> reporter: for the past 12 days protesters have been staging their protests right in front of parliament on an ordinary day you would not be able to come on this floor, because it is reserved for vip movement and inside the red zone, however, since the
protesters were able to get into the red zone, they are now refusing to budge. most of these people are determined. they have brought their entire families with them. they come out every day protesting right in front of parliament, which is situated just a few feet away. however, both parties are saying that their people will be peaceful. they do not want a confrontation with the security forces who are now deployed in thousands and thousands on the perimeters and of course waiting for orders from the government. on thor hand, imran khan is saying that today is the day for talks. he wants a case registered against the prime minister and chief minister for the killing of 14 of his supporters in june. and he says unless justice is done, his people will not go from this particular venue. all across pakistan, the media is concentrating on this story.
it is bitterly divided as far as the political issues are concerned, but no one here knows how this particular crisis is going to end. we have this coming up in the news hour. an addiction to sugar that is alarming health experts in indonesia. and one sporting legend watching another at the u.s. open. we have action from flushing meadows coming up. ♪ the streets of chicago. >> i don't like walk out no more... >> why is that? >> a lot of shooting and stuff... >> a community still struggling against violence. >> i did something positive... >> have people lost hope?
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ways than one, obesity and diabetes problem. >> reporter: it's not a question of if you want sugar with your tea, but do you want tea with your sugar. indonesians have an huge increase of obesity, where at the same time, malnutrition is pref event. organizations like the big community are asking the government to create awareness. >> translator: what is needed is education that sugar isn't good for you, and toddler who is fat isn't healthy as many here
think. >> reporter: indonesia has become the world's largest importer of sugar. once the larger exporter, local plants can't keep up. too much sugar does more harm to your body than simply ruining your teeth. but many indonesians are not aware of the health risks. some are look at a time bomb, changing lifestyles and smart movement exercise for children. >> diabetes for example, the prevalence has doubled in three years, and increase of hypertension and so forth. this is going to consume a huge amount of the budget of the health system and draw it away from other needed areas, for example, for preventing and treating childhood diseases, so we're extremely concerned.
>> reporter: while the government has started an awareness campaign, there is still no legislation for food labeling. >> translator: even if we consume sweet drinks, if we work hard, our bodies won't get sick. we only get sick if we consume too much sugar without doing physical exercise. >> reporter: to prevent the health crisis, habits have to be changed quickly, and that means swapping sugar for a healthy alternative, and getting more exercise. time now for the sport. >> thank you very much, david. well, there has been joy for both young and old at the u.s. open. a 15-year-old player provided a shock at flushing m med -- meadows, richard has more.
>> reporter: this was the moment katherine became the youngest match winner at the u.s. open since 1996. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: at the age of 15, the american knocked out 12th seed in three sets. ranked 1,208 in the world, she can't even claim her $60,000 prize money, as she's an amateur. >> i'm feeling amazing. i'm still in shock about that match. i went in thinking i was going to play as well as i could possibly play, and i obviously played very well. >> reporter: she was only five months old when serena williams won her first grand slam in 1989. the world number one began the defense of her title this year, with the win over fellow american. >> there is always a little nerves going into the first
round, especially as a defending champion, so i field like i did -- i served well. i served the way i wanted to serve, and hopefully i can just build from this. >> reporter: the wimbleton champion needed only a few minutes to defeat her opponent. this player has always gone further than last year. >> i don't want to set a specific, goal to reach a certain round or anything like that, because every round is so tough here, but i also know that i can do well. >> reporter: nobody has won more matches this year than ana. this serve claims her 48th victory by beating her american opponent. the two-time australian open
champion did win in three sets. roger federer wasn't the only sporting legend. nba great michael jordan watched from federers box as the five-time champion won in three sets. he only met jordan on monday despite having posters of the basketballer on his wall as a child. [ inaudible ] claims he did not want to leave real madrid but was left no choice. he signed for a record fee of $78 million on tuesday, his arrival couldn't come at a better time for the manager. while his side lost 4-0, the dutchmen have already suffered a defeat and a draw in his first two premier league matches. >> it's fairly disappointing, it
is for the fans very difficult to believe -- still believe in -- in the philosophy. but, yeah. you have to do that. you have to do that. because i am here. and i am here to build up a new team, and a new team is not built in one month. two time european champion have reached the uefa champions league stages for a record 19th time. the algerian international got their first goal. and jackson martinez got the second of the night. these teams all made it through to the group stages. they completed a 4-0 aggregate
win. arsenal hosts turkey in the second leg of their champions league on monday. the club drew 0-0 in istanbul last week. >> what we want is of course to be in there and think we have the potential to do it. we are highly determined to do it. we have a home game that you want to win, and the task is clear, and we know we can do it, so let's do it. the youngest ever player when they host the arab emirates on tuesday. he has been named in squad at the age of 15.
>> translator: it's a dream come true. i have heard the same as you. i'm in the team because i have done well, and have an equal chance of playing as others. while phil hughes and george bailey both hit half centuries. in rely south africa are 157-2. this match is part of the tri-series with zimbabwe. to nba now, and the cleveland cavaliers have officially introduced their new signing kevin love. he spent his first six seasons with the minnesota timberwolves. he was acquired last week in a three-team deal. he'll now line up alongside lebron james. >> lebron has signed to come back with the cleveland cavaliers, and, you know, just a few hours post, he called me, and i said, you know what, i'm
in. and that had a lot to do with my decision, i knew they had a lot of young pieces in place. a lot of great talent has accumulated here as well. and there's more on our website, check out aljazeera.com/sport. and there's also details there on how to get in touch with our team using twitter and facebook. and that's all the sport for me. we'll have more later on. david? >> thank you very much indeed. we will see you later on. an in -- ancient olive groves are being destroyed in italy by bacteria. and the experts say there is no way of stopping what is happening. claudia has more. >> reporter: for the onlooker this is usually the time when a
year of hard work bares fruit. he is one of thousands of growers in the area of italy. but this year, his business is suffering. >> translator: it's a pandemic. look around. all of my trees are dead, and nobody is doing anything about it. they abandoned us. >> reporter: this is what is killing his trees. a bacteria common in the americas, but never seen before in europe. it's difficult to know how the bacteria reached italy, but it's clear how it spreads. this is the carrier of the bacteria, it's a small bug that transfers the bacteria from tree to tree, which eventually kills them. so far 800,000 trees were
contaminated. that's 10% of the regions total. the cost to local olive oil producers, $300 million. scientists are trying to contain the probably cutting down infected trees. some 500 years old. but they say prevention is better than the cure. >> translator: this a bacteria has been known in the american continent for 150 years, but there is no cure or prevention. in europe there is no system of quarantine for plants coming from abroad. >> reporter: the disease has not yet influenced the quality or price of olive oil from the area, but it's spreading fast, and farmers here say something has to be done soon to avoid this century's old tradition going dry. for me david foster, and the
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