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if >> this is al jazeera. >> hello this is the new hour on al jazeera. as egypt's authorities try to account for allow turnover. bulldozers to clear makeshift refugee camps in the town of calais. country still traumatized by
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the sewol ferry disaster. >> the french open, venus williams is on the court now. major international tournament for the first time ever. >> so in egypt, the concerns for a low turnout has considered extending polls for another day. voting with their feet and staying at home. this report from omar al sallay. >> third day of voting for choosing a new president in egypt. but there's a growing debate about the low turnout in the last couple of days. there are around 50 million registered voters and state media and talk shows were encouraging people to come out.
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an official at the election commission say 37% of people have voted. while the opposition alliance including the muslim brotherhood, insist that less than 10% of people showed up. al-sisi is expected to win, he needs mower people to legitimize his election. >> the people turn their backs to sisi. five elections before and all had gone in vein. >> the only other candidate is hamdin sabahi. refused to pull out of the presidential race. the boycott is big and needs
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consideration. >> translator: everyone is interpreting the boycott to their own aim. the brotherhood, says it's victory for them. the reality is that the boycott came from the powers bigger than the brotherhood or sisi. it's the people behind the 25th of january revolution. >> reporter: polls are scheduled to close at 9:50 p.m.and the results are expected within days. >> why the vote is not happening it's worth also looking at the official campaigns themselves, their social media campaigns, at least what they're saying, or at least what they're countering it. the home page of abdel fatah al-sisi, there are lots of pictures of this sort of thing. you get the people holding up
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their fingers like this, this is the cr fo c for sisi. you should go doubt and do it to -- go out and do it too. by comparison, i go over to the official page of, bear with me one moment ever sabahi campaign, and what you see one thing like this, breaking news alert, special announcement about sabahi's view of all these sorts of things. their team is not updating their social media page nearly as much. although they have followers. this is someone's arm, you would see marks on their arms and their intimidation of some of their staff members. at least the way the potential teams are playing it.
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we mentioned the heat may be playing a role. if we could head to the page, the weather, the high was 38° and 43. having said that right now the temperature is about 28° in cairo and still going higher throughout the lesser part of the day. it's definitely cooler in the early part of the day. right now it's 28° in cairo and heading for 35 a little bit later. let's talk to tarek masud, he's been with us right throughout this process. we thank you for your time today. the weather is a fair argument in a way but you would think people would be used to the heat now. >> that's true. it's probably harder in upper egypt. cairo maybe relatively cool compared to other parts of the
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country. you're right. they've had elections before in the summer and the heat hasn't been a problem. >> okay, who's winning and losing here? we focus so much on abd fatah al-sisi because we expect him to win. who is doing well or not so well in going into a third day? >> one of the big winners appears to be abdel fatah al-sisi, someone everybody thought was deeply popular. he asked last summer for people to delegate. we thought it would be a replay and it is not. the noor party had thrown its weight with al-sisi and they clearly haven't been able to do
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it. >> what sort of number do you think we need, i say we, that's the royal we, to make this legitimate as it were? in the constitution vote in january about 23 million came out and voted out of the 53 million. is it 50% that you think he's got a mandate? >> after january when mubarak was overthrown, 18.5 million people came out to vote in that referendum. already we've exceeded, we're already above 20 in terms of turnout. more people have turned out in this election than turned out in march 2011. in march 2011 nobody said, turnout is so low, i think one of the arguments you're going to start hearing from supporters of sisi or more importantly
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supporters of morsi's overthrow, that low turnout is normal, so that's no different. >> but it's 35% in europe. >> which is always low so that's not unusual. but egypt is another level of low turnout. in u.s. we think about low turnout, 50%. here 37% isn't unheard of. >> thank you for your time. al jazeera continuing to demand the release of its journalists, mohamed fahmy, baher mohamed and peter greste. accused of conspiring with the outlawed muslim brotherhood. al jazeera rejects all charges
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of its staff. the fourth journalist of al jazeera, abdullah al shami. is in the midst of hunger strike. french port ca leigh, one od to act by an outbreak of scaib . nazrene give us an update. >> they say they're doing it for health reasons but many of the refugees i've spoken to who i've
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traveled here, to get here, hoping still to get to the u.k. are really, really upset now? who session they have absolutely nowhere to go off this. and this refugee has been here for a month. he says this will not deter him, he will try to get to the u.k. let's just hear what he has to say. >> i called to see the list and take care of me so i came to italy and from italy to france to here. the situation is so bad. they still sleeping in the street. so that is why i don't want to put my fingertip fingerprints h.
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so that is it. >> so camps bulldozed naznene, what happens to the people? >> this is not a new issue to the french government. people have been coming to calais for years now, since 2002, to get to the u.k. the problem is under the dublin convention people must seek asylum for where they first land. for many people that is italy. by the time they get to calais they've passed four to five countries, they try oseek asylum there and it's failed. even in france, if they plan to keep the people away in buses, there is to way they -- these people are undocumented, homeless sleeping rough in the
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streets or makeshift camps. there is really nowhere for them ogo. this is a huge issue for european union, it's just going to get worse. in the past year alone, 36,000 people have landed on boats mainly from libya, to italy. this problem is just with going to get -- just going to get worse. most of the people want to head to the u.k. the u.k. says no under the dublin convention these asylum seekers must be given asylum if it's accepted in the place they first land, in many cases that is italy. >> naznene you did touch on this. what happens to the people, are they being taken somewhere? >> well, at the moment there is a standoff between these
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asylum-seekers or refugees or whatever you want to call them and the police and the authorities. the police want to get them on buses to take them to have showers, that's what they've been told. but the fears for these refugees is that they will be taken by bus very far away from calais and they say they will have to walk all the way back, because this is where they want to be. there have been deaths of people trying to get on legislatories, swim trying to get on to ships, drown off the coast of calais. this han hasn't deterred them. they try get a job in the u.k, try make a life for themselves s there. >> we thank you for that. over a thousand migrants have stormed the spanish enclave
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surrounded by mor moroccan territory. forced their way through razor wire barriers. fire in a hospital in south korea. most of those who died are believed to be elderly and confined to their bed. raising more issues about public safety, in a country overwhelmed by the sewol disaster. dominic kane. >> this person was elderly and bedridden. the fires just struck close to midnight, most of the people would have been asleep or sedated when the tragedy occurred. >> despite the hospital's initial rescue efforts, many
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people were sacrificed. >> reporter: it's understood most of those people who died had been in an annexed unit next to the hospital. many had dementia or were the victims of strokes. officials say the cause of death was smoak inhalation. this is the second -- smoke inhalation. this is the second fire in the last few days. fire killed eight people when precautionary mushes failed meao work properly. the fact that they were effectively helpless when the tragedy happened may bring lights to how poor the safety measures were. dominic kane al jazeera. >> still ahead on the news hour.
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another term for assad. we many examine attitudes in pakistan when they are sometimes intimately linked. actions from the naicial nhg up from robin in sports. in pakistan a man has been arrested on murder charges for beating his own daughter to death outside one of the highest courts in the land. parzana parvin was marrying outside her family's wish and was pregnant hypothesis her husband managed to escape. at least 869 women were murdered in these so-called honor killings in 2013.
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up to a thousand killed in a similar way in neighboring india, from the honor based independence network. over a thousand people were killed globally in these sorts of climbs. joining us by skype, you can't quite believe that something like this is happening in the world in 2014. >> it is happening and it is happening with impunity in pakistan. the registered cases with the police. which means that they are just a tip of the iceberg. in actual fact real figure is in the thousands as reported by unfmentb about ten years ago. in the thousands. and the fact that it happens with impunity is due to the fact that on the one hand we have
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constitutional guarantees of the right to life and liberty and equality. and the other hand we have sharia law. the eye for an eye, a life for a life or forgiveness in excision. >> taria, can you set it back for me a bit? i want to take a step back to the honor, forgive me i have a daughter. i can't believe people can think like this. can you give us any insight about that?
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>> yes. people don't think of this as my daughter or my sister or my wi wife. even mothers have been killed for the sais o sake of honor. this happens because of hierarchy, miss o misogyny, thes nothing in the koran for adultery, fornication, nothing in the koran. absolutely nothing. only thing that's happening is men are using women for their own vested interest. al tear i don't remember motives. the girl who marries over 18 is legally an adult. the constitution allows it, the
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koran allows it, i don't see why women are being killed other than a deep seeded hatred of women. >> it's quite extraordinary. >> i want to talk about spectators. first of all, where was the police? it is the job of the police, as a law enforcement agency, to protect and preserve life. that's the first thing i want to say. under the constitution. the second thing that saddens me immensely is there's a huge crowd, thousands of lawyers and lilitigants were milling around. one, these disputes are considered domestic disputes and people don't want to interfere in other people's domestic affairs. that is i don' wrong.
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what is even worse is the imhumanity unfolding in front of one's eyes. there were spectators, reminded me of the spectators of the roman coliseum. that is 2,000 years ago. have we become so brutalized, have we become so insensitize they'd nothing bothers us anymore? >> tarah abdalla, we thank you for your insight. masud tribe, pakistani taliban, which says it no longer supports the tribe. u.s. retreat from afghanistan continues. president barack obama's words
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as he outlines a plan for withdrawal of troops in 2016. patty culhane has the report. >> only to a point. >> we have to recognize afghanistan will not be a perfect place. and it is not america's responsibility to make it one. >> reporter: still he says the united states has a responsibility to spend two more years to make sure afghan troops can fight and the ability to conduct counterterrorism missions, including operating drones as well. if the u.s. signs a security agreement as expected, starting in 2015 about 15,000 troops will be left. by 2017 as the president leaves office he'll leave just enough troops to secure the embheas.
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that is a decision whoever follows hymn hymn could quickly change. some analysts feel the president is being guided by polls not smart policy. >> americans may say they want to do less in the world but they don't want to see their security threatened because we have pulled back too far and too fast. >> the republicans have pounced on a fact that he has left a time line, which gives a window to the taliban, to al qaeda, to wait out u.s. forces, to force safgz to take some steps and -- afghanistan to take some steps. he is asking the allies if they will stick with him. for a war in its 13th year asking to stick together for another two, not war, not peace, but something in between.
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patty culhane, al jazeera, washington. says afghans can cope on their own. >> world should not worry about our future. we will manage our all affairs, woman affairs, and men's affairs, political situation, economic situation, all those problems we are facing. but this is our job. this is job of the future government in afghanistan to sawl all the problems -- solve all the problems nationally without interference with outside word. >> it's 47° outside in doha, so i'm certainly not going outside. richard, people not going out in southern parts of the united states for many reasons. >> forful reasons. there's been a lot of rain for past several days.
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this hook of clouds really not that impressive but nevertheless, 111 meters -- that would be some total wouldn't it? 111 millimeters in the space of 48 hours. disruption across downtown houston. you can tell, some of these people trying to rescue their cars, all for the best because you're in an exceptional drought. it has been a wet may relatively speaking. so far for houston up to the 27th of the month, 220 millimeters. meanwhile in watford city, north carolina, really really impressive tornado. across this area they've only had something like 15 tornadoes since 1950s with no the
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fatalities, and in this one only one main injuries no fatalities it will back to you kamal. >> flooded refugee camp in south sudan, heavy rain in lakes state, and those in tents are at risk of disease. feared disease could spread to other parts of the country. nato says thousands of troops have withdrawn from the ukrainian border. western alliance estimated that their withdrawal will be seen as a positive sign of improving relations. four monitors for organization for security and accommodation in europe are missing in ukraine. they disappeared in what is called a routine mission in
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donetske. there was an altercation from the pro-russian separatists. this story may be disturbing for some viewers. >> probably something the pro-russian gunmen expected when they tried to occupy the donetske airport. they could not fight off the forces. >> military planes and other equipment we cannot right now identify exactly how many victims we have or how many we will have in the future. >> many of the troops were from the fighters that crossed the border from russia according to
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one separatist leader. warned unleash all its power and it did. from the ground, and from the air. but the separatist gunmen remained defiant. with further reenforcements arriving. the pro-russian fighters to occupy the airport, but they are not gone. the roadblock has moved closer to the city center. there is fear among the people here and some are already taking their precautions. especially those who live close to the battle field. the mayor of dorntle dontsdz urged people here to stay home. it seemed like many of the city of 1 million heeded his call. a dangerous outcome, now many
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fear that war could reach their door steps. al jazeera, donetske. >> it is a busy news day in al jazeera, we're only half through. hacker, together with his friends were anonymous. plus the south korean industrialist sam sung face he hold backs because of demonstrations.
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>> wherever you're watching around the world including the utters on al jazeera america, these are the headlines. egyptians voting in elections for an unscheduled third day. hot weather led to low turnout is possible one reason. hundreds of people living in filthy conditions in calais with no food and water. a fire in a hospital in south korea is.. egypt, people are voting syria holds its presidential elections on june 3rd but syrians are voting today. that is where rulla amin is thee
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for us. rula. >> trying to cast their vote, i'm here outside the syrian embassy. some of them have been here since 6:00 in the morning. some of them have said they will wilvote for bashar al-assad, evn after three years of very fierce battle. thousands coming from, syrian security, doesn't want us to film so what one was saying leer, the opposition is part elections, not fair and not
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recognize them. they are organized by the same president they are trying to overthrow. if you speak to the people here many of them have left their homes two years ago. have been living life refugees, around if they don't vote they feel their families still in syria will be punished. if they choose to return they may not be able to do so if they do not show up at the embassy and vote. many feel president bashar al-assad is not going anywhere soon and they have to deal with this reality and so that's why they are here. we saw pregnant women in the ninth month due to deliver any time, standing up to vote. they wanted to be registered in the embassy, that they did show up. >> rula, we are going to roll some pictures in the studio of violence earlier in the day. can you talk us through what's
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happening then? >> i think crowds here were overwhelmingly much bigger than anybody had anticipated including the lebanese security. in one corner you see the lebanese security trying to control the crowds, beating tell up with different kinds of batons and tree branches. helping the mothers bring their children into the embassy and trying to give them water. it is a very, very chaotic crowd. this is the only voting station in the whole of lebanon and tens of thousands of people are supposed to cast their vote in one day. now the syrian ambassador who is here, give a chance to all these people to be able to vote. many were turned back by the lebanese security or simply that they gave up on the idea that they will be able to access the embassy ground and get there. >> outside the syrian embassy.
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far fewer people have shown up there. and many of those who did turn up were anti-assad protesters who say the vote is a sham. those in other countries, places like germany and turkey have been prevented from taking part at all. an armed group in libya warns the u.s. of serious consequences if it chooses to interfere in the country. says libya will become another afghanistan for the americans. washington is also advising all of u.s. citizens to leave libya because of security concerns. an armed campaign by the publish yah has occurred in the last month. libya's religious leader,
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bashar arai when he visited palestinians in the occupied west bank. hezbollah leaders have criticized that visit. samsung work related illnesses and death, this month it did apologize for its handling and events. now harry fawcett reports from seoul. >> for the last years, now has come the time to talk to samsung electronics. str samsung can no longer turn their face away from this issue but the negotiations will never be easy. most important, it depends on how sincerely samsung will engage. >> hung's story, the loss of his
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22-year-old daughter to leukemia was the inspiration of a recent film, accounts for a shift in samsung'samsung's position. earlier this month the company withdrew from a long running legal case, to have the illnesses defined as work related. samsung maintains that a series of chemicals used at its semiconductors plant, has first time said sorry. we feel regret that the solution has not been found in a timely manner, it said, and we would like this opportunity oexpress our sincerest apology to these people. we will make compensation to the families battling disease. developing a brain tumor after she left the plant.
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>> following the surgery i lost friends. it has changed me completely. i am in another corner of the world. i cannot do anything that i was able to do in the past. >> the facts that these talks are underway is in itself a significant achievement but sam sunday has not admitted to causing the illnesses. it only says it wants to help their suffering and any further problems. harry fawcett, al jazeera, seoul. among those shown in the footage is the leader of the red shirt protest movement. he has been treated well he says. since it took control of thailand last week,. chocolate make are cadbury
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has taken some items on the shestles. the dna substance he were found after a check. court officials convict dozens of people of crimes including terrorism and murder. the mass guilty verdict was delivered in a sports stadium. 55 people were pronounced guilty with at least one person receiving a death sentence. china unleashed an attack on what it called bomb people l,. a notorious hacker is now freed. hector monsager helicopter u.s. prevent cyber-attacks by
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becoming their mole. >> now he has appeared in court to collect a reward. a short sentence of time served and a year of supervised release. >> we are anonymous. >> known online as sabu, monsagur was a former member of the group. anonymous is credited with shutting down the websites of visa and mastercard for refusing to process contributions to wikileaks. >> he places family first and i think the judge recognized that, his commitment to -- as a foster father was enormous. and it was, for him many, the choice to put his family first was just not a difficult decision. >> reporter: inside the
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courtroom the judge used the word extraordinary over and over again to describe his cooperation with the government. he helped prevent over 300 cyber-attacks including one against the water system of a major city. >> sharing the information with the fbi, his case also raised questions about the government's conduct. one hacker now serving a ten year sentence said sabu encouraged him to collect information from foreign governments. monsagur said he was not the same person he was years ago. kristin saloomey, al jazeera, new york. riot police have shot tear gas, in brazil.
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bows and arrows and threw gas canisters back to officers. threatens to shrink some of their reservations. out of that grew one of the world's deadliest and richest guerilla armies. farc is a powerful force. peace talks with the government as well. lucia newman has this report. >> bring years ago, this semi tropical region of colombia, trmpletransformed itself. the revolutionary armed forces of colombia or farc reached 20,000 combatants, and billions
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of dollars of military aid has helped reduce their numbers to roughly a thousand, farc has resisted every attempt to defeat it. southwestern colombia have long resented the issues. harshest blow to the rebels in decades. pays homage to its leader, alfonso cano. killed a years ago. a revolt that have brought them to the negotiation table. >> something the leadership understood.
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>> internally displaced at least 6 million colombians are mack progress in havana. avoiding long prison terms in exchange for peace. victor tried and failed to end the conflict and says as things stand now, any deal will be fragile. >> the president wants to impose peace as if it were a government policy instead of making i.t. a state policy because if it isn't any deal that's reached is not solid or sustainable. >> in the short term if president santos is not reelected next month, it's a real possibility the peace talks are off. which is why even after 50 years, there is no guarantee this will be the farc am last
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birthday. floats more ahead on al jazeera including this. >> i'm tom, why australia's helmet laws could be bad for consists.
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is justice really for all? >> a spike in the number of cycling he deaths in australia has led to a controversial proposal. cyclists should be licensed in order to make them ride better.
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this from andrew thomas. >> jillian thomas will never regain the use of her hands. they were piled in to by an approaching car. >> lovely ride, safety and proper cycling etiquette until we got hit from behind and i just remember a huge whack. >> the number of people who use bicycles is falling in australia, while cyclist death is rising. joe mcdonald is considering a world first compulsory required licenses. >> we have nothing with cyclists. >> but cycling advocates say licensing would be
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counterproductive. they would put people off riding. much thinks mcdow, australia's mandatory helmet laws. >> i look at a helmet law and say no, it's not a good idea. and the reason for that is when helmet law came in less people rode bikes. >> mandatory helmet laws are blamed. the argument some cyclists make while you have a crash you'll be better off if you are wearing a helmet, compulsory helmet laws make it more likely you'll have a crash in the first place. >> a recent inquiry in the state
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of queensland, its recommendation that the laws be lifted on a trial basis was rejected by the state government. jillian and tony think their helmet saved their lives but they don't want more rules either. cyclists already they think are victimized. >> that andrew thoms move, i'll be talking about it. >> thank you very much, kalma lp venus williams is currently in a deciding set against 19-year-old emma smitlova. ren broken williams in the set. also two sets up playing for cindo bu-gness..
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australia women's champion, crashed out so far. didn't pla have a game plan. >> looking to add to the australian title she won just this year, number 2 seed lee na has been dealt a bad curve. >> it's not about technique, i lose the match. can i training, i can how to working again but today i think most reply important thing is in my mind. >> it was a most successful outing for ann anna ivanovich.
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a scrap there between wimbledon champ andy murray. >> it was tricky conditions out there, so it wasn't you know easy to play great tennis or very exciting tense is. so you just had to just play a sort of solid high percentage game, that was enough for today, i'm definitely excited to be back here playing. >> while last year answer fienls, fiefd seed cruised past dushman igor sedling. game 4 of the western conference. fiebles finals, thunder point guard scored, in 105 to 92
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written. san antonio game 5 is on thursday. >> defensively man i try to come in personally with the deferencive mindset of helping my team win. kevin and those guys got me some open shots. i was able to knock them down. >> marino botchatino, botchatino guided southampton. , and qualifying for the europa leg. >> preparations for the, illegal betting syndicates based in asia
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could be trying to rig the friendly. >> i don't know where it's coming from. yes i had a fee but i don't know where it's coming from. >> is it coming to a total shock for you? >> it is, it is, we're not here for that. we are feeling like we can imrof and glet ready for the world cluck. maybe there's some expwhroablg around the corner. it's not very pleasant you know. >> descreafl is prime minister benjamin netanyahu. i.t. was the return of mr. netanyahu on tuesday. cautiously optimistic that israel and palestine could find some form of agreement. >> but i have to say that on both sides they have said that
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to contact between football oorgseorganizations are good. and with that they have obtained already good results. but in the view of the palestinians not enough. >> meanwhile the palestinian team could be playing in australia, on tuesday. they shocked afghanistan to reach the eighth level. the place in the continu contin, for patlfor palestine will playr finals on friday. nhl eastern conference, a
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hat-trick won a sefnlg-4, are still a, three-2, game 6 is on thursday at madison square garden. in italy for its first-ever competition. squad formed four years ago haste never played a full match. >> high speeds and hard faults. this is afghanistan's only wheelchair basketball team. they play here at a facility sponsored by the international red cross. some have injuries and some have been disabled since birth. traveling to europe hoping to
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become champions. >> safi mohamed nuri is one of them. 15 years ago, he suffered an injury and has never competed. >> they are trained by a coach from the united states and will face italy's national team. given theirelative inexperienced create the wheelchair basketball program after realizing his parents needed more than just medical treatment. >> they feel much moor self-confident. they understand they can do many
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things. they have become and face the half life, it's true to be a disabled, to be a paralyzed person, spinal ancho chord injuy anywhere in the world is difficult. in afghanistan they rarely leave their homes and are often secludeseclude excludedoftenexc. >> you can head to forward slash sport for all the world's big sports company. >> thanks a lot for watching back to -- >> robin and i bat at 1300 hours gmt, we'll be with you right
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after the break with the latest news.
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>> it's time to turn the page on more than a decade in which so much of our foreign policy was focused on the wars in afghanistan and iraq. >> the president unveiled his plans to withdraw troops, now sets out his foreign policy agenda. >> catherine cooper. james hong. >> thousands gather to remember the victims of the deadly rampage in