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>> this is "the journal" coming to live from berlin. >> here is what is coming up in the next 30 minutes. >> the ukraine military says that it destroyed a russian armored column that injured ukraine. russia says its troops never called the border. >> the medical charity doctors without borders says the ebola crisis is outstripping the ability of aid organizations to stem the epidemic. ukraine's standoff with russia continues to escalate. kiev says it has destroyed a russian military column that
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crossed over into the country thursday night and its forces sustained shellfire. >> a russian defense ministry has denied the incident happened, calling the reports i kind of fantasy. allegations are flying but it is unclear what happened. >> this shot of armored russian personnel carriers was taken by british newspapers. 23 of the truck crossed the border under the cover of darkness. why they did so and where exactly they were heading remains unclear. kiev says its military destroyed most of the vehicles. western officials but a size to the alleged border crossing. >> is a clear demonstration of continued russian involvement in the destabilization of eastern ukraine. we continue to call on russia to
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put back its troops from the ukrainian border. >> russia denies that any military convoy had crossed the border. é and focus on this unitarian situation. -- vladamir putin focused on the humanitarian situation. >> we are concerned about the real unitarian crisis there. >> moscow says it is delivering 2000 tons of supplies to crisis zones in eastern ukraine. 280 tracks were delayed as officials inspected the convoy. they said military equipment for the separatists could have been hidden on board. kiev is pressing on with its offensive against the separatists. the aid truck's are still waiting on the border. >> we are joined on the line
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from carcillo -- karkiv. >> there isn't much clarity here in the eastern ukraine as well. there are allegations and accusations flying back and forth. ukraine's president said early today that ukrainian forces destroyed destroyed part of a russian column. and they washington minister of defense had that there was never russian military personnel traveling in ukraine. if those allegations are confirmed, they would be the first confirmed engagementthe mn ukraine and russia. >> that would be a huge escalation. we do know that russia wants to send an aid convoy.
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are those tracks still being inspected? >> yes, they are stationed on the territory of the russian federation. today, early in the morning, a group of ukrainian customs officers expand to contact this convoy and confirm whether it is in order and whether there were no prohibited items. the rest cloth committee which is supposed to received and consequently input this confirmed earlier today that they still did not receive an exact list of items which are on board. >> thanks so much for joining us.
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>> it has been a month now since a malaysian airliner was shot down over eastern ukraine killing all 298 people on board. >> there was an international investigation and a massive effort to identify the remains of the bodies. >> for the families of the victims, the long wait has only added to their burden. >> it is just a short walk up the stairs, but for -- it is a painful one. his son's room is up there, just the way he and his girlfriend left it. they were on their way to go diving in bali. she still cannot believe what happened. click sometimes i write down, sometimes it is like nothing happened. -- >> sometimes i break down, sometimes is like nothing happened.
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>> downstairs, her husband plays us a song rewritten to commemorate the victims. he says it makes him feel the pain. they are caught up in a lot of things and they are scared of what come when that stops. >> the most important thing for the parents right now is for the remains to be identified. >> we hope for complete guidance. maybe, we can touch them, i hope. i don't have to see them but i
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want to touch them. looks at the moment, a team of international experts at these military barracks is examining remains recovered from the crash site. we are not allowed to go in. he says there still hope for that indication. we're trying our best, we have completed the examination of the bodies who have documented all of the bodies that we were able together and put it in our database. at the moment, we are analyzing that data. for most families, the knowledge that the remains of their loved ones are no longer at the crash site would be a first step. maybe the first step on the long road to closure. >> sunni opposition leaders say they are ready to work with the country's new leader as long as
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he restores sunni rights. >> that comes after nouri al-maliki and also that he was stepping down amid making way for al-abadi. this was seen as vital to tackling the nation spiraling crisis. more than 200,000 iraqis have fled their homes over the last two weeks to escape the advance of islamic state militants. the u.s. has been providing aid to the region has has announced arms deliveries. but germany is flying in unitarian supplies as the european union seeks to forge a response to the crisis. >> germany has pledged nearly 30 tons of food and six tons of medical supplies for those displaced by the militant advance. as the first transport planes were taking off, the eu foreign ministers were gathering in brussels to discuss greater involvement. after three hours, they allowed member states to arm the kurdish
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fighters. >> the conclusions of the council will show the commitment of european countries to pushing back against the threat from isil. the threat to civilization, a threat to us in europe. >> they have forced almost 200,000 people to flee their homes and head to safety in the region. germany is still holding off on whether to send arms to iraq. the foreign minister is going there this weekend to assess the situation. other member states have not examined in detail what kind of military equipment is needed or can be used in the region. that is because much of the military equipment used by the kurdish forces dates back to the soviet era.
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there were words of warning from some quarters, particularly from eu countries looking to supply just two-minute hearing aid. if they're going to supply arms, they should be extremely careful. i should it fall into the wrong hands. >> member states are free to began arms shipments to the conflict zone that further authorization from brussels. the decision is seen as a major step towards pushing back the islamic state militants. >> reports from nigeria say boko haram islamists have abducted nearly 100 people from a remote village. that is according to a witness who fled the violence. >> it reportedly took place on sunday. this is the same region where boko haram militants captured more than 200 schoolgirls in april. the size of the deadly outbreak elsewhere in west africa seems
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to have been vastly underestimated. that is the stark warning from the world health organization. >> it has claimed more than 1000 lives across the region and affected nearly 2000 people. this is not described in 92 to fortis happening. >> the estimate the outbreak could last another six months. sobering news, specially in liberia. >> family members waited to see their loved ones inside a quarantine zone. the countries not the center of the world's deadliest ebola outbreak with 413 recorded fatalities. ethical officials are stationed on the borders of towns and districts to test incoming travelers for the virus. this assistant says he is grateful for the test because it will help those who don't have the virus to live. with food supplies running short and medical facilities at
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breaking points, health organizations are issuing their starkest warnings yet. the situation is deteriorating faster than they can handle. >> this is like a wartime, in terms of fear, general fear all over where you are and nobody understanding what is going on. >> your position has called for urgent action on the international community with no known cure or vaccine, dozens of new cases are being reported every day. doctors without borders say it will be six months before the crisis is under control. >> column is returning to the streets of the u.s. town of ferguson following days of protests over the death of a black teenager. >> they decided to replace local police with officers drawn from
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the state police force which has helped. the national debate continues. >> police are now marching alongside demonstrators in a bid to ease tensions. they have been releasing more details about the deadly incident. >> darren wilson has been a police officer for six years, he has had no disciplinary action taken against him. he was treated for injuries that occurred on saturday. >> police say the victim was suspected of stealing a pox of cigars from a convenience store. some residents accuse police of fabricating allegation in order to cast out on the victim's character. >> no person, no business a neighborhood was claiming to be robbed. now all of a sudden somebody got robbed because everything would
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be looted. now, you can say it is a robbery because he was going to know? like the exact circumstances are unclear but this triggered days of unrest. outrage over police methods have spread far beyond the midwestern town. >> we're going to take a short break but when we go back we will go to india which celebrated its independence day on friday. >> we will find out why so many people in the second most populous country are learning german. the number of students taking german classes has tripled in recent years. >> that and more after the break, so stay tuned.
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>> what is so powerful that it can make you over come your fear? >> what is so potent that it passes effortlessly from mother to child. from generation to generation. >> it makes it bad ideas it seem like good ones. it is hunger.
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>> help us fight hunger. but the world food program. >> welcome back. a fragile cease-fire. >> resident support palestinian demands for israel to end its blockade. in addition to heavy civilian knossos, the u.s. has 425 people have been displaced. infrastructure and thousands of homes have been destroyed. >> israeli airstrike hit the only sewage treatment plant in gaza city. untreated sewage is now flowing into the net it's raining and heading from gaza to israel. >> this is probably the target of the israeli airstrike. but the sewage pump station directly next door is also badly damaged.
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the director of gaza city sanitation utilities has come to assess the damage. the pumps don't work. it is not clear if they can be repaired will have to be replaced. >> this bumping station was brand-new, it was given to the municipal authorities less than a year ago. you can see the old plant here behind us. now, if you look at them both, you cannot tell the difference between old and new. everything is ruined. >> as a result, 20,000 cubic meters of untreated sewage are now flowing into the mediterranean every day. the supposed to be set from this pumping station on the edge of gaza city. but the treatment plant has also been damaged and can only work at half capacity. repairing it after the last gaza
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war took three years because israel delayed the import of building materials. a german development bank helped to finance the root pairs last time, it is trying to find out how much it will cost this time. >> at the end of the day, the sewage from gaza will reach the beaches and tel aviv. if it is not treated here, it will cause damage on the israeli side. i cannot understand why they attacked the facility. >> it could take a long time before the plants are back up and running normally again. and they will eat electricity. but, the electricity infrastructure has been badly damaged. gazans are having to rebuild the basics for the third time in five years. >> clashes have broken out as to antigovernment marches continue their march to the capital of islamabad. >> gunshots are set to hit the
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vehicle of the opposition leader. there are concerns as to what happened, >> the marches are calling for the ouster of the pie mr. who they accuse of election fraud. >> it did not take long for the peaceful protest march to descend into chaos. protesters and government supporters shout it out in an eastern town. both sides blame each other for triggering the violence. government supporters first distributed pamphlets, then they attacked the vehicle. he hurled stones. protesters threw rocs, government supporters threw stones. i was hit on the head. >> the populace eric is leading the so-called revolutionary march. the convoy set off from 04 on thursday. it is making a 300 kilometer journey to the capital. the march is aimed at toppling the government which opposition
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activists say was elected last year by fraud. these things make people their slaves. god willing, a new pakistan is coming into existence. >> with tens of thousands of taking part, the marchers consider the biggest challenge yet to the prime minister's government. >> next in india, the prime minister has vowed to fix what he calls the countries pro can government in his first independence day speech since taking office. >> would he attack the record of the elite and in the break with the past, he delivered his speech in english. he also condemned the recent series of rate cases among calling sexual violence a source of shame for the nation. for decades come indians have opportunity.omeland in search of
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the government says there are more than 20 million indians living there. >> germany continues to grow in importance on the world stage, the country has caught the eye of many indians will sub some preparing themselves for a move. latest figures show a surge in the number of indian students learning german. >> reay is learning german. she is studying hard for an exam and making sure to cover all bases. and get another step closer to fulfilling her lifelong dream. >> i want to become an engineer and working germany. >> her family is part of the growing midle class in india. germany has a good reputation here because of its economic power and job prospects. she is the first in her family to learn german.
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>> it was not enforced by me, actually. so, she was given two choices, germany or french and she opted for germany. >> she is not the only one. in this school alone, more than 2000 students are working towards their exams. they come from all sorts of backgrounds and are doing it for many different reasons. >> this boy tells us in german. >> the culture, the people. >> i want to learn something. >> and today, the students are getting down to business. it is exam time.
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>> this is like driving a car or working a computer. this is a basic skill. those who want to stand out can do so with an additional foreign-language. >> armed with their new language skills, she hopes to get a job with a german car manufacturer. many big brands as well as smaller companies have branches in india. two hours later, she is one step closer to her dream. >> the reading and writing was easy. >> many here hope to use her language skills not only in india but also to visit germany one day. >> there is a big birthday to celebrate today. the panama canal is turning 100. >> a change the world but even
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it has to keep up with the times. >> the canal needs expanding and alternative routes are on the horizon. >> giant container ships have to be maneuvered through the panama canal with only a few centimeters of tolerance. the canal authority was hoping a third set of locks that allow even larger vessels to use the canal. a dispute over cost overruns has delayed the project's completion. that delay could cause panama some $3 billion. to make matters worse, a chinese investor is planning a new canal 700 kilometers to the north. it should be wide and deep enough for the world's largest container ships. the new set of locks being built here will still be too small for the growing fleet of altra large ships. the panama canal authority is shrugging off such concerns.
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>> the panamanians fully support this massive construction project. it is extremely important not only for our country and our government but for the entire region. >> the canal is panama's greatest asset, more than a fifth of world goods pass through it. last year some 15,000 ships traversed the waterway bringing the country almost 2 billion dollars in revenue. that income is expected to double after the canal's expansion. the country's capital has been benefiting from the money. the construction industry has been booming here for years. new residential developments are springing up. the boom could quickly go bust once the plant canal in nicaragua is built. panama would certainly lose some business to the new waterway but
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they are tracking many investors hoping to take advantage of their excellent location. >> last year, foreign direct investment totaled $3 billion. that was the highest amount in all of central america, unfortunately investments from germany could have been higher. but germany is providing a key component of the expanded canal. the control mechanism for the water efficient lock system will stop is set to be assembled this autumn. the technology will be absolutely reliable to avoid delays for the ships passing through the canal. only the future will tell if the expansion pays off. particularly amid competition from a new waterway. >> and in a quick bit of sports news, the german national team lost another player on friday following the departures of philip lam, -- announced his retirement from international football. what the 29-year-old world cup winner said that after 10 years
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with the national team he wanted to be able to say when the chapter ended. he will continue to play at the club level with the english premier league side arsenal. the ripe old age of 29. >> i am past due, i guessed. >> what is that leave us? thank you for watching "the journal."
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