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>> from the moment the egyptian military are m-1, a one 260 million in cash aid, and $300 million in loan guarantees. washington has done this before. not giving aid to a key military ally and cut off weapons delivery to bahrain in 2011. counterterrorism and border security and the peace keeping in the sinai. administration says they are committed to keeping peace in
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the sinai and its peace treaty in israel. they also believe especially ahead of the upcoming trial of morsi. >> i think after the violence and after the announcement today of the morsi trial i think the white house is an embarrassing position if it doesn't in fact take some action. but it's important to know that the white house is not writing egypt off. it's still a key strategic participant, we are having relations with it. >> israel, saudi and gulf stayed urge to keep the aid as is. but the warehouse's -- white house's alternatives appear pretty firm. including the muslim brotherhood. rosalyn jordan, al jazeera the state department.
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>> okay, so how reliant is egypt on the u.s. aid? that makes it egypt's main donor but the eu also provides a substantial amount. in 2011 it gave more than $400 million worth. and lately, saudi arabia has emerged as the main doa doneoror thanks for being with us sha sh. surely many will ask the question why they didn't cut the aid during hosnne mobarak's rul.
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>> he was coming under increasing pressure domestically and internationally, he had to do something to show the egyptian authorities that he was not happy in the direction the state was heading in. but he has to did with without severally touching because of that is will be largely ineffectual. so in a way he's tried oplease both sides but may have pleased neither. >> basically you think it's more symbolic than real. but descreal israelis are sayins treaty do you think actually
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under threat right now? >> no. it's never been under threat. even when morsi became are president of the egypt, it certainly won't happen now. there is this misconception that if it wasn't for u.s. aid, that egypt and israel would be at war now. this is not case. particularly now, it is in the interest of israel and the egypt, in terms of counterterrorism. so the u.s. aid helps to pib the treaty but it's not like it would stop. >> you are saying that president obama had to do something to show that he's not happy with the top length of the democratically elected president. but there were things that
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wouldn't necessarily be targeting the military. there are sanctions that wouldn't be targeting the military. what they decided to do is cut military aid. what do you think about the relationship between,. >> not necessarily linked to the ousting of morsi. it's linked more to the human rights abuses that are being carried out in the aftermath of this. the crack down against morsi's supporters. and the direct link to do that is to commit this to the forces. so it is a slap on the wrist rather than a major warning. and it's not going ohave much effect on the egypt military. it is waving support, and i think the u.s. in the case of egypt is dammed if it does and
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damned if it doesn't. i think whatever action obama took was going to be very controversial and. >> thank you. okay plenty more ahead on this news hour including the journalist who broke the story of whistle blower edward snowden is. >> we are all partners and that is great. >> he is not on the forbes rich list but he is one of 100 people acknowledged for enriching lives for another way. details coming up
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secretary of state john kerry has assured are leaders, he was speaking on the second and final day of the asean senate in brunei. the leaders are discussing the territorial dispute in south china sea. scott, what's the agenda on the final day? >> it's been focused on these territorial disputes. it is not that we expected in these summits there would be some agreement between asean are countries, but what we were able to do out of the east asian
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summit, is that there will be a code of conduct in the south china sea. they will now in the past and they will probably angle that in the future, they will deal on a unilateral basis, the united states and others have been pushing for it to be dealt with on a universal law platform. little bit of progress on that front but also, the summit just concluded in the last 15 minutes, the ceremony, the handing over of the gavel from the sultan of bre brunei. >> isn't this a form about discussing issues? >> more of discussing issues, absolutely. there was one decision made,
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when you put this into the context of what we were talking about, serious international issues, they discussed something about monitoring, better monitoring annual haze that's caused by fires in indonesia and other countries. that's something that's plagued three nations here they were able to make progress there. but it is for of a discussion -- more of a discussion format here. >> thank you. glen greenwald has testified before the pr yo u.s. senate. he also told senators that brazil should provide asylum to snowden. speechspeak in portuguese, he sd
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they found what they did in, not about national security, bits raising the power of the u.s. government. because when the government knows everything that people think, plan and communicate, that state has more power and the people who are the focus of the spying have a lot less. state media, anniversary wung of the most celebrated holidays in north korea. now you've probably heard of the forbes rich list p but what about the other 100? that's the name of the new global photographer project which aims to highlight people who are influential for other reasons like jose courtina. his country have resisted the advance he of modern technology
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because it would mean somebody would lose their job. production continues. >> my name is jose coretina. i'm a sales administering responsibility for contacts with customers. i've been here for 66 years, almost my entire life. why we used to manufacture bicycles, pots, plans, plastic articles even casino chips. when the cooperative started it was a golden time. we had to reduce our production so now we only manufacture three products. our people got us back on our feet. when we all realized that there was no money left we started to work very hard and step by step we resurfaced.
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initially i didn't have a share in the cooperative. however, a very smart manager influenced me and that is how i became a part of it. as a worker's cooperative we are all partners and that is great. with no bosses there's no freedom. maybe it should be a little bit harder on people. sometimes it is very flexible. a big problem now is our manufacturing capacity. the machinery is old and unreliable, it often breaks down, and that delays deliveries. honestly, i cannot complain. i do well at my job. if i was at home i would feel bad. this is what happens to retired workers. they stay at home their heads start to spin. my only concern is with customers. they want to kill me when i don't deliver. >> it is time for the weather, i
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see we currently have two major storms affecting asia with indiana imrap yah and the -- with india and the philippines on alert. what is the concern? >> they will strengthen between the next 24 or 48 hours or so. the massive storm is swirling on the bay of bengal. that's going to continue making its way through the northwest, next 24, 48 hours. sustained winds 130 to 160 kilometers per hour. landfall plate on saturday, we expect those winds to be 160 to 190 kilometers per hour. this is a densely part of india as well, added to that we've got significant storm surge which will make its way in. we could see storm surge of 2 to
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4 meters. lots of wind, the system continues to make its way northward or west washed. we will see the storm right through the weekend. it is a similar picture, right through philippines. typhoon further west wards with flooding to come to the west shireen. >> thank you everton. the activists were arrested as they tried to climb onto a russian oil platform earlier in the month. >> i recognize the risk in this. i participatein exactly the same
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conduct last yore. however, given urgency, that the united nations just called on us to act on climate change and we are running out of time, this is a risk we are prepared to make. clamping down on the use of mercury. stay with us for a closer look at canada's toxic legacy 40 years after a mass mercury poisoning devastated a country. and libya's prime minister ali zeidan. and coming out swrimg in the national hockey league.
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>> hello, you're watching al jazeera, a reminder now of our top stories. a libyan armed group linked to the military has released prime minister ali zeidan. the militia say they were acting on behalf of the justice ministry and zeidan. hundreds of millions of dollars of cash and military aid. the u.s. state department says the government must show progress towards democracy if it
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wants are funding to resume. secretary of state john kerry are reminds leaders of america's commitment to asia. abduction and release of lib ya's prime minister ali zeidan. tell us more zena firstly about this armed group who reportedly took and then freed the prime minister because they are apparently affiliated with the government. >> yes, like you mentioned, linked, affiliated. under the authority, a nominal authority really because at the end of the day, the state is weak. these armed forces are stronger than the army and that's clear on the ground. the army doesn't have a presence
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in a number of areas particularly in the east of the country. also in the east of the country the army has been subject of attacks. nobody really claiming responsibility for these attacks but clearly, someone or some groups do not want to see the central authority strengthened. and really, the incident today involving the prime minister, we saw something very similar just a few months ago. these armed groups laid siege to ministries and they demanded that the government and the general national congress enact a law to force former officials from the gadhafi to leave office. they took matters into their own hands and the government actually succumbed to their demands. which shows you the power of the gun the stronger than the power of the law. the question is: what can they do?
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>> indeed, i mean a lot of people are saying there is very little they can do to rein these groups in. does that show you give any indication that the government does have some hold still in the country? >> well, undoubted 30 government has some hold. but a lot of people will say yes, the rebels will say they apprehended the prime minister on bribery and corruption are. but now the libyan government went through great pains to tell the people we were not involved, we had no prior knowledge about the operation. but clearly this angered a number of forces. a number of people i have spoken to in libya says zeidan has
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acted likes a puppet to the west. if he continu continues to do te will treat him such. there is a lack of reconciliation, the parties couldn't agree on a constitution, a long way to go but really the security situation very volatile. >> thank you, zena. 140 countries are expected to sign a treaty aimed at curbing the use of mercury at a u.n. conference in japan. the treaty is named the minimassa convention. the metal mercury is used in electronics, in the production of pesticides and also the in paint, and also, small-scale gold mine where it's estimated as many as 15 million people are exposed to mercury around the world. now, the trouble is that once
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mercury escapes into the environment it frequently ends up in the foot chain especially in fish and chicken. if these are eaten the metal causes damage to your nerves affecting hearing, speech and also muscle control and it mrs. can cause paralysis and death. 40 years ago, mercury dumped into a river near a small community in canada caused many health problems for generations. danielle lack has that story. >> another school day ends for 12-year-old katherine fobister. as a toddler she was diagnosed with mercury system. 14 pills a day and frequent medical checks help give a semblance of normal life. >> she is not playing the
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victim. she's doing what she's capable of doing. she's a strong girl. i'm really proud of her. >> mercury dumped in the stream upstream pois poisoned a commun. the waters are much less polluted with it, years later. but the food chain from microscopic life to the fish eaten by humans, that will take much longer to cleanse itself. government funds provide some money to those who have the neurological symptoms. fits, muscle tremors loss of mobility. but there is no long term support. >> how with you get some kind of compensation or something like monthly compensation? but it's not going to cure anything. things are just going to get worse. >> now, fears mercury could come from a new source.
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leaching from exposed topsoil left behind by cutting down the boreal forest. blockades of the logging road, demanding ending of sources that could contaminate. >> that's why we're doing many different things to protect our people. >> at a gathering of teenagers, traditional songs before discussion of the challenges facing the community. without job opportunities, with parents who may need long term care, it is the young who bear the burden of mercury contamination, as they will for years to come. danielle lack, al jazeera, grassy narrows. >> with us from norwich in
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eastern england. why do you think it's taken so long to sign a treaty when the devastating effects of mercury have been well-known for quite a while now? >> i think mercury has been quite an important part of industry and now people are realizing we must protect our environment if we are going ohave a future. it is actually very encouraging that governments have come together and signed this convention. we hope now that human health and the health of our environment will take priority over industry. >> how really do you think this will help? some of the issues are the small scale gold mines. >> well, i think when this action which is focused on eliminating the uses mercury in gold mining, if it's an international effort then help will be given othese people who are involved in those small industries. and we do have to work together as a community to make sure that people can still survive but
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they also are doing their bit to protect the environment. after all in those mining industries people are suffering greatly for the impacts of mercury as well. so we are benefiting from the gold that is taken from those mines but we are not suffering those consequences quite as directly as they are. >> okay that's expwref jennifere joining us. number of fish are a fraction of what they once were due to overfishing. as afn drew thomas--as andrew thoms reports. >> it was an infestation that closed a nuclear are number of
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jellyfish in the world's oceans and seas seems to be on the rise. no one quite knows why but warming of the world's oceans may be to blame as well as overfishing. fish markets like this one in sydney claim they come from fishing grounds but that can have consequence up and down the chain. big fish not eating little fish may mean more fish available for jellyfish. the convention for southern blue fin tuna, doesn't address directly the impact on other species. >> blue fin tuna is one of the primarying in the ocean. what that impact is it is hard
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to establish but we need to consider both human uses and the uses of the rest of the ecosystem. >> marine scientists in south south korea have come up with a way to fight directly. gruesome and will only make a tiny difference to overall numbers. >> it's the classic band-aid on a problem when you need to look at what caused or try to establish what causes that bloom in the first place. >> only attacking there overall cause will address the situation. in actual oceans and seas it's jelly fishes like these. research into why that is is only beginning. >> three u.s. based scientists have won the nobel prize in chems for using computers,
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examine comieblg levett, airial warshel and thomas carpenter. chemical reactions and find best design for things like drugs and solar cells. all three will collect their award at a ceremony in the swedish capital in december. nobel prize nor literature is due to be released in about three hours. we'll bring you that announcement as soon as it comes in. the football coach who lost his shirt and his job after just a day in charge. all the details ahead in sport.
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>> welcome back. tracoma is the world's leading cause of blindness. the condition is treatable if caught early enough. yet millions of people still lose their life to the disease. senegal is one of the worst affected regions. >> waiting 26 years for this operation. she suffers from t prrvetionacoma, an infectious disease that has left her nearly blind. this is not a doctor. her eyes are in the hands of a
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technician. scraping her retina, preventing her from seeing. >> this is a very easy operation, it just requires proper training. >> many others are waiting to be treated. >> this disease has not just taken my sight, it means my children have to help me 24 hours a day. they too have no life. >> it starts with an itch. tracoma is highly bltion, neglected tropical disease because tracoma is easy to prevent and to treat. and yet currently across the world 40 million people are losing their sight to this infectious disease. it's communities that don't have enough access to clean water that are most affected.
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washing hands, faces and latrines would prevent the disease from spreading. >> this isn't a medical problem. it is an issue of development. in order to eliminate tracoma we must increase the living standards, in fact tackling poverty is the solution. >> it may make people blind but it's not life-threatening. certainly not in african countries that are fighting multiple deadly diseases. in senegal, only 30 physicians travel the country. nicholas hawk, al jazeera, katrin, senegal. >> time for sports. >> india's greatliest sportsman has announced his retirement.
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record break career will be over next month. the 40-year-old will walk away from the game after playing with the two test series with the west in indies. let's speak to philippe chantaran. first of all, this really isn't a shock is it? but the decision is still going to send shock waves through the indian people. >> he's wound down his career in
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phases, playing a one day game at the end of last year, announced his decision to leave 2020 earlier this year. i think it was only a matter of time before he gave cricket as well. you can't really play one form of the game and remain idle for months at a time. >> he's the top scorer. how will his cricket career be remembered? >> i think his cricket career will be remembered as an immense one. what he will be primarily remembered for is the longevity. the idea of a 16-year-old lasting to the age of 40 and that too activities being what they are the is flabbergasting. i don't think he will ever see anything like that happening again. >> considered one of the legends. what's next for man they call
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the limb lil master? >> i honestly don't know and i'm not sure what he does either. like he said in miss release today, he says i've not known anything else since the age of 11, which is three fourths of his life. some really show what he's looking at so i really don't see him in the media because he's not somebody who looks to comment on games or even watch them that closely. i'm not sure he's going oget into coaching either but i'm sure he'll be involved in the game somehow. >> thank you very much for that, of course, we'll have more on that story later on. the st. louis cardinals are one step closer to the world series. they have qualified for a third straight year. >> a current ball hit to left
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field looking up and it's gone. >> the cardinal beat the pishes piratepittsburgh pirates 3-1. adam wainwright led the way as he pitched a perfect game. >> we turned around, wainwright got in the way tonight. we were able to get back, better, approach got better but he kept making pitches. >> this is why i signed back here. you know? this is -- there's no amount of money worth what this city and this team means to me. just -- it's just i'm honored, i'm privileged, i don't deserve any of this. >> los angeles kings scored the winner, two of the three goals in the opening period but senators fought back to level
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the score at 3-al with four and a half minutes remaining in the final period. 28 seconds to give the kings a 4-3 win. and there was no love lost between chicago and st. louis, a fight broke out just two minutes in between chris stewart and sheldon brook brookbank 3-2 winr st. louis. returning to cricket now, has been dropped in the series, a technology that uses infrared technology. after series of defects during the last series in the u.k. for more on that we're joined live in nurnberg.
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some sports like football are slowly embracing video technology, though cricket is scaling back. >> i think it depends on which technology we're talking about. there has been a general movement in the last couple of years to hef the referee, then umpire, help these sometimes extremely critical decisions. with any new technology we have to always understand its limits, its uncertainty, often with any measurement, there's always a margin, margin of error and i think when new technologies are being introduced, it's really very important for the governing bodies of that sport to really understand the limits of the capacity of that new piece of technology. >> what about did -- technology has become a tool for attracting television audiences.
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ali do you believe it's playing an porn part of sport? >> absolutely, science and technology are becoming critical in the domination of sports. technologies really let sports evolve and to do new things. that constant sense of renewal is what keeps sport relevant in our modern world. evolution, increases the enjoyment by spectators but also it increases performance by the athlete and can reduce injuries. very, very close relationship between technology and sport. it's not going to stop. >> david james, the engineer at sheffield university. thank you for that. day in charge, iva pitev was
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addressing his first press conference, as boss, when an angry group of supporters stormed in and stripped him of his shirt. csk claiming petev wasn't worthy of wearing the colors. resigned 24 hours later. i would. sheri. >> thank you. now pakistani activate yousef zai, 16-year-old became a symbol of girls rights. by being shot in the head by pakistani fighters last year. she survived after are,
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announced on friday. now samsung's latest mobile device has gone on sale in south korea. the $1,000 smartphone has many unique features that could change the look and feel of these devices forever. harry faucet reports now from the sports fair. >> at different angles you can see what's different to the phone. this very shallow curve to it. that allows it to feel different in the hand, what samsung is, this is the first time it has been able to use a flexible plastic screen. industry analysts say that opens
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up a whole new generation of smartphones. >> that means the future shape of smartphones will be more flexible. connecting and using devices. >> now the device is slightly curved. not bendable or foldable. >> i like the way it fits into the palm of my hand and the curve americas the screen look bigger. >> when my friends start buying one, i think i'll probably have to get one as well. >> for the meantime, samsung is very much testing and only selling them here in the south korean market. harry faucet, al jazeera, seoul. >> that's it for us, another full bulletin is straight ahead with lishz.
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♪ . >> pressure mounts. president obama invites house republicans to the white house as talk of a political compromise takes shape. libyan drama gunman storm the hotel room of libya's prime minister arrest him and seize the moment. russian reunion, edward snowden's father arrived in moscow for a meeting but his sons whereabouts are unknown, and legal status remains in doubt. climate change, how global warming helping contribute to an exploitation in the jelly fish population, and a shut down of a nuclear plant.


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