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more bases this iraq - the chairman of the joint chiefs says the u.s. is considering adding more military bases in iraq to help in the fight against i.s.i.l. it would also require additional forces sent to iraq. the death of an american... >> the united states government does not support u.s. citizens travelling to iraq or syria to fight against i.s.i.l. u.s. officials speak out on the death of keith broomfield the american killed fighting
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with kurds against i.s.i.l. of hundreds of people pay respects as his body is returned to his family a powerful take down. a chinese security tsar gets life in prison on charges of abuse of power and accepting bribes. as chinese president xi jinping cracks town on corruption afterschool learning. >> it's trying to find the ways that - yes, that technology - the new ways and programs of doing things. the future of schools the creative ways kids are learning in armenia, as educators from around the world take notice. good evening this is it al jazeera america, i'm imran garda in for antonio mora. we begin with the potential for
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more u.s. troops heading to iraq. the chairman of the joint chiefs general dempsey, says the u.s. is considering building more military bases in the country, a day after the white house announced it was sending 450 additional troops to vz iraqi forces. and -- advise iraqi forces. and it might increase the numbers in iran but the alternative is to reassign soldiers there, to avoid troops. hundreds in a kurdish town in syria came out to pay their respects to keith broomfelled who guide fighting for i.s.i.l. jamie mcintyre is in washington with more than dempsey's comments. >> as joint chief chairman general dempsey is not just the highest ranking officer, but the principal advisor to the president and the secretary of defense. when he thinks something is a good idea it has a good chance
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to happen. before the boots of the u.s. medical advisors hit the ground the joint chiefs chairman said the conduct of lily pads could be used elsewhere in iraq. and she told reporters that: dempsey said the lily pad concept for communications works in the headquarters side by side with iraqi commanders and can make iraqi operations more effective. dempsey may be the top advisor to president obama, but the white house was cool to increasing bases and sending troops without seeing success in getting iraqi forces who fled
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ramadi back in the fight. >> there's no specific plans to do that. what i will say, though is if a recommendation like this did come from the president is national security team and his military advisors in particular. it would be a recommendation that reflects that the ongoing training efforts have been useful. >> determine si said the addition of advisors is an adjustment not a change to the current strategy. after relying on iraqi troops to do all the fighting on the ground. and says a similar lily pad in the corridor running from baghdad to tikrit to kirkuk and moosual may make sense -- mosul may make sense. the term lily pad refers to a launching or jumping off pad. there's no intention to sends troops to the ground or putting u.s. spotters on the ground. a move that efforts agree would
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increase the accuracy of air strikes in urban contact. dempsey said they were not there yet. the outgoing chief of staff of the army says putting u.s. troops back this the combat role is not the answer. >> i put 150,000 soldiers on the ground to defeat i.s.i.l. yes. >> if you put 150,000 on it it would defeat i.s.i.s. >> yes. >> but then what. >> the u.s. can quickly dispatch i.s.i.l. the underlying sectarian divisions remain and the u.s. faces protagonists down the road. >> the general says think of the lilly pad as a launching group, where the troops can get fresh supplies and advance and brush up on training. more can be used to support them. the chairman said these are not game changes, it has to come
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from the government in iraq. >> the pentagon released details on the financial cost. the u.s. spending $2.74 billion on air strikes, weapons, surveillance. the daily cost when the fight was focussing on i.s.i.l. in iraq was 5.6 million. when the battle expanded to include syria, it jumped to 9.7 million, making the average daily cost since the coalition effort began, 9.1 million per day. douglas oliphant is a senior fellow and served in iraq taking place in the iraq surge in 2006. thank you for joining us. is the united states re-engaging military in everything but name in iraq? >> no i don't think so. there's a distinction with a difference here. the united states is continuing to - is still on the same strategy. we are going to expand the
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number of bases on which we are executing the strategy. fundamentally the united states is equipping, training providing intelligence and air power to the iraqi forces that have to take to i.s.i.l. daesh whatever we want to call it. now, instead of doing it from four bases in iraq we'll do it from five, maybe six or seven. the strategy is the same the united states support, but the iraqis have to take the fight. >> a few more bases, under 500 troops there as advisors is that symbolic. is that tangibly going to help the iraqis? >> i think the base at takata tq a base that american forces have been at, will do a couple of things. first of all, as i understand it this is where the new operation center moved to. we'll have americans coordinating senior strategy for
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the anbar campaign. second, tq is in the middle of a different tribal area in anbar. the downside of tribes is they are tribal they occupy certain pieces of terrain, by putting the base and putting iraqi forces on it, it allows a different group to be engaged. finally it gives a safe locks location for the iraqis to work -- safe location for the iraqis to work on. they know if there are americans on a base it will not fall. there'll be a bunch making sure the americans don't get taken out, and if i.s.i.l. tries to attack there'll be air power as far as the eyes to see. and the iraqis that life there will know that they'll have a safe space. >> if you were in charge would you do the same. >> we are close to the right
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strategy. a lot of people want to put troops on the ground. but then what. this is the iraqis fight. putting americans on the ground is not palatable in the united states nor is it palat alt in iran. they were occupied by the united states for 10 years, there's zero appetite for american uniforms to be on the ground outside the bases. you get them outside the walls, it's a whole different thing. >> can anything change when a blind eye is given to ethnic cleansing, sunnis don't trust the government. tribes are saying "hey we are joining i.s.i.l. it's our best bet" with all of that in mind when you look at the politics, can anything else change. >> you have to get the politics fixed. the shia and sunni leader who is in washington d.c. this week - i think we have two figures who can work together
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find a way to find compromises and move the politics forward. thank you so much doug oliphant the pod by of a former iraqi prime minister has been located. once an aid to saddam hussein died of a heart attack on friday. his family arranged to have his remains thrown to jordan but his body was snatched by an unidentified group of men. lawyers for the government say the body is in the government possession a virginia honour student pleaded guilty to terror charges, for helping another team travel to i.s.i.l. he admitted using twitter and other social media sites to solicit donations or support. the other teen made it to syria and faces terrorism charges. he faces up to 16 years in prison meanwhile, australia prime minister is using a technology conference to talk about
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terrorism. tony abbott said fighting terror is the greatest security challenge for the region. he vowed to stop australians from joining groups like i.s.i.l. the conference is aimed at finding ways to cut off i.s.i.l.'s online propaganda. >> the government is looking at what can be done to deal with australian citizens who are betrayed our country by fighting with terrorists. already, the government with the support of the opposition imposed heavy punishment to people that travelled to terrorist control areas. wayne hay is in sydney with more. >> reporter: the theme of the conference is challenging terror propaganda and is about combatting the message spread by i.s.i.l. over the internet. they are believed to send out tens of thousands of messages
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through social media every day, hoping to attract new recruits to its fight. australia has been particularly concerned about its citizens here heading to iraq in syria to join i.s.i.l. it's believed around 100,000 australian citizens have done that. there was a lot of discussion at the summit about a community-led response. governments in the region including australia, have been busy over recent years, passing tougher anti-terror laws. there needs to be a community led response to the problem particularly when it comes to vulnerable people in the community target by terror organizations wayne hay in sydney a new report says british spying laws should be scrapped calling them undepartment ucks unnecessary and unusable. >> reporter: the british government's reviewer of
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terrorism of legislation, the barrister david anderson is scathing about the laws currently for private communication on the phone and by satellite and internet. >> incomprehensible, he says, intolerable. >> the law is like an old car, it's been patched up one too many cars it's been patched all over the place. there's 65 different parliament involved. >> reporter: the report was commissioned by the government and comes as the government is planning new legislation here. on a great number of key recommendations, there's one in particular that senior ministers be stripped of the power to authorise surveillance and it be given to senior judges. mr anderson believes that may encourage foreign base to u.s. companies, divulging information
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by users on chat platforms, areas that are felt to be in the dark. >> it's about the shift from telephony to internet and the shift to incrips, sharing and so on. i'm in favour of encrips, it's a good thing, but it makes the agencies worried, and forces them to be resourceful in terms of how they may try to access information. the important thing is that they should be able to do so when it matters. >> reporter: as the report was presented to parliament the government said it would produce draft legislation in the face of considerable and revolving threats. privacy campaigners expressed dismay at the retention of bull why can surveillance privacy international said this - it took a whistleblower from
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another country to shine a light on what is done in our name the message can't be clearer. nothing less than wholesale reform. >> a bloody new front emerged in the war on syria, a human rights group said al-qaeda-affiliated al nusra front executed 30 people in idlib province. they were members of a sent of rebel groups have targeted areas in north-west syria. they claimed to show them on an air base. the bashar al-assad regime claims they have stopped the assaults assaults ash carter welcomed a top chinese member. the u.s. and china have been at odds over china's land reclamation project in the south
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china sea, and a mass of cyber attacks blamed on china. the president is due to visit in september. >> china's former domestic security chief was sentenced to life in prison. he is the most senior official to be convicted in a sweeping anticorruption campaign. he pleaded guilty to bribery charges. as adrian brown reports, they doubt that justice was served. >> reporter: deep in the lush countryside of eastern china, this is the ancestral village of a politician one of the most powerful men in china, a vast and empty compound stands on the spot of this man's home. according to state media, it was built with government funds. a charm to ward off evil spirits hangs by the front door. many villages resent the media
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scrutiny that made the village infamous. it was about the only place in china where people are speaking up for him. >> he made the village better he did a lot. he was good. now people think he's bad. i don't understand. >> is he a good man. >> if i say he's a good guys, it's useless. the government says it's bad, and that's the conclusion. >> the chinese character on the wall besides the village entrance says be loyal to your master and this village remains just that. >> until three years ago, he was master of china's secrets. head of the vast security apparatus. this community prospered. beside the village, a modern highway. >> a year ago it would have been
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impossible for a journalist it stand outside the home of a man who was a fierce and powerful politician. the fact that i am is a measure how far he has fallen. >> the only other visitors are site seers, enjoying doing what would once have led to unrest. unlike the villages they have little sympathy for joe. if joe had been executed he could have ended up here the family grave site. instead he'll spend the rest of his life in gaol his down fall as much to do with politics as corruption the fight against i.s.i.l. is attracting a lot of westerners. coming up why the death of an american citizen fighting along side kurdish forces is raising a lot of questions tonight and greeks take to the street protesting new austerity
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measures, even though none have been announced. announced.
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the body of keith broomfield the american citizens killed while fighting alongside kurdish forces is expected to be returned to massachusetts by saturday. at a news conference broomfield says his son hold him the lord was directing him to syria to fight. we focus on foreigners going to fight against i.s.i.l. courtney kealy reports he's not the only american on the front line. >> reporter: chanting "martyrs don't die itself these supporters bid farewell to keith broomfield. the 36-year-old massachusetts man died in battle on june 3rd,
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in a syrian village near the town of kobane. he's probably the first american killed fighting alongside ycg. he was greeted by family at the turkish border. u.s. laws prohibit citizens fighting overseas for other countries. >> what is interesting is the state department has not cracked down, or spoken out on these americans helping. they are not fully equipped. they are snipers. it is dangerous, people do die. i would imagine that there's going to be more casualties as more people head over and more skirmishes take place. the syrian observatory for human rights has more than 400 foreigners joined the y.p.g. to fight i.s.i.l. >> i'm keith broomfield. i'm from the boston area. my mother is donna, father tom. >> reporter: keith broomfield joined the fight on february 24th.
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>> i'm here to do what i can to help kurdistan with everything that is going on. seems like the right thing to do. >> reporter: friends and neighbours say he had no military experience but went to fight i.s.i.l. because of his christian face. the police chief visited and offered condolences to the family. >> he is visibly upset and shaken up. his mother has a strong faith. in her words, he's in god's hands now. that's the way she's looking at it. >> reporter: social media offers a space for foreigners wanting to join the battle. it is illegal for kurds to recruit foreigners much according to a peshmerga spokesman, some have been turned away. that doesn't seem likely to deter people like keith broomfield prepared to die for their faith matthew van dyk is involved
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with fathers of sons a group preparing americans and train iraqis. he joins us from philadelphia. did you know keith broomfield? >> no i did not know him. >> how do you feel about his death? >> i mean you know he found something that he believed was worth fighting and dying for and he went and did what he believed in and did it for the right side for a good cause. a lot of people never find that in their life. if you die doing what he believed in then it's - it's unfortunate, but a good death. >> matthew... >> sorry, it's not consolation to his family. but he died for a good cause. >> undoubtedly i.s.i.l. does horrendous things. you have an organization called sons of liberty international.
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it's faith based, in a region that is a swamp of sectarian killing, religions, not just yil running around attacking each other. do you think you are helping the situation by arming groups. >> we are not faith based. we support groups fighting threats or authoritarian regimes. we work on christian persecutions. we trained a battalion of iraqi christians 230 men to might against i.s.i.s. that will have an impact. if we train them there would be no trained christian forces in iraq. there no doubt it's having an impact. >> it's ilas a u.s. citizen to fight for a foreign group or as a mercenary, are you okay with that.
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>> i fought in the libyan revolution. i was a member of the rebel forces. i was wounded with a prisoner of war. there's footage of me fighting in the war, and i never had a problem with the u.s. government. i'm not sure what the realities are, but i know from minor action was the state department or other agencies that there was no problem with what i did, and i don't imagine any of these fighters would have problem. >> why didn'tour government enough for you? why don't you join the army? >> the army is not particularly active in iraq. the kurds are only fighting for kurdistan. and the iraqi army are quite runners, not such good fighters. they don't need training they need the courage to stand up and fight. no amount of training will do that. what we are doing will have some tangible impact on the ground in this conflict.
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a lot of others believe it to. we have a lot of support. we do our work for free we get our funding for support. we have over 500 applicants most of them former military who signed up for the opportunity to go and work for us. if you were captured who negotiates. do you expect the government to? >> no i have left instructions with my family that if i'm captured doing what i believe in not to have the government negotiator try to rescue me. it's my responsibility. if i die for a cause i believe in, i accept the consequences of that as a fighter, i stand with the men that i support and accept the risk that they accept. and don't want to be treated differently if captured. >> thank you so much for joining us from philadelphia thank you for having me desperation is setting in for millions of people displaced in south sudan, the civil war
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raging creating a crater challenge for many -- creating a challenge for many women and children and violence in brazil - whether the criminal justice system should charge children as adults.
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welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm imran garda in for antonio mora. coming up in this half hour of international news were the iran nuclear talks spied on. a look at the stories across the u.s. in the american minute. a judge in cleveland finds probable cause to charge two police officers in the death of tamir rice. he was shot playing with a pellet gun. the judge found cause to charge the officer with murder but could not issue an arrest
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warrant unless prosecutors filed a complaint police dogs provide leads in a manhunt after two men escaped from prison. police are focussing on a wooden area. more than 500 agents are searching for the pair who drilled a hole in their cell and climbed out of the building through a pipe. a federal workers union says an attack on the government is worse than admitted. the american federation of government employees said hackers stole data and social security numbers for employees, and 1 million former government workers. >> u.s. officials blame china, china denied responsibility. >> the u.s. is confident there was no security breach during the iran nuclear negotiations
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coming as a russian security firm confirms their venues were hacked. the company found the software in three hotels used in the negotiations. >> in all of these hotels we have discovered harmful programs and modules used for high-level espionage. it was not just a theft of files. modules were found to intercept or compress video or sound. a guess is that the attackers tried to get access to surveillance systems, video cameras in order to record the situation and monitor what is going on the iran nuclear talks took place in hotels in switzerland and austria. both countries are investigating the alleged cyber spying four new cases of m.e.r.s. is being investigated by south korea. bringing the total to 120. patients who they symptoms will
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be isolated in clinics, emergency rooms and outpatient centers. more than 3800 have been quarantined for infection. 10 people have died from middle eastern respiratory syndrome new information about the co-pilot suspected of crashing a germanwings jet into the french alps. investigators have no doubt he destroyed the plane on purpose, killing all 103 on board. andreas lubitz was afraid he was going blind. a french prosecutor said he talked to dozens of doctors in the weeks before the fatal flight. some physicians said he was un fit to fly, but kept quite because of german patient privacy laws. turkey's president is calling for cooperation from political rivals and made a first suspicions after suffering a blow in elections. the president recep tayyip erdogan, founded - lost the
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parliamentary majority. now they have six weeks to form a coalition government. all three opposition parties are refusing to join forces with them. >> everyone must set their egos aside and form a new government in the country. the course should continue with the understanding of contain ute why and government fundamental. >> recep tayyip erdogan said his country is vulnerable because of the conflict in syria, western air strikes are hurting and helping to prop up what he referred to as terrorist kurds. the u.s.-led coalition is partnering with turkish and kurdish forces nigeria's new president is meeting with neighbouring countries, strengthening a multinational force. they were joined in abuja. the only leader not in
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attendance was the president in cameroon. ridding the country of fighters was a campaign promise. >> 4.6 million people in south sudan don't have enough to eat. the international red cross says it's up from 2 million at the beginning of the year and due to the resurgence of fighters combined with shortages and rising food prices. $100,000 people fled fighting between the government and fighters raising the number to 2 million since december 2013. >> for many fleeing for their lives, reaching safety requires making an exhausting journey to a protected united nations camp. that experience alone particularly for women and children can leave lasting emotional scars. catherine soi reports. >> reporter: it's been a long exhausting journey from these people from the south. they avoided the main roads,
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walked at night when they felt safe. they'll spend the night bit the roadside with no shelter and not enough food. they are heading to the camp for displaced people. it is crowded and living conditions are tough. this woman had children and grandchildren and is trying to cope. she says before her house was banned, she was raped by men in military uniform. two of her grandchildren are missing, both under 10. she asked us not to identify her. >> translation: i can't compare my grandchildren's life to my own. life without knowing where they are is not a life. i'm afraid. i need to go back to see if they are dead or alive. and hiding somewhere children here cope any way they can. it's not easy. most of those who are coming are women and young children.
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some have been here for days waiting to get registered to get humanitarian aid. sometimes it rains, sometimes it's too hot, and the sanitation is very bad. there's more than 60,000 in the camp and 60% of them are children. aid workers are worried there's few teenage boys. >> we are concerned about the adolescence. nowhere near as many as expected. we don't know why. that may be because they are hiding in the bush. based on scoreies there is a lot. >> both accused government troops of murder and looting. others denied human rights. belonging to the liberation army. >> i think if the house is burnt, it would be the cross fire actually. you see.
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because there are forces a national army. they are protecting the civilians. >> almost all the children here have been through so much. for now, this camp is the safest place they have managed to find. >> it appears the situation in south sudan is only going to get worse. as recently as april, the u.n. found 2 million have been displaced in south sudan. nearly 100,000 were living in shelters like the one in katherine's story. 2.5 million people face food insecurity - meaning they don't know where their next healthy meal will come from. 120,000 children will be treated for malnutrition. as many as 50,000 are at risk of dying if not treated. the vice president, private
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founding humanitarian averages. thank you for joining us. highest levels in a long time. economy in free fall. you have returned from south sudan a week ago. is it as bad as it seems? >> it's bad. you have the crisis fighting you have people not receiving enough nutrition, girls not getting enough health care education systems that are not working. it's pretty bad. >> what is the biggest hindrance stopping you doing what you do best - giving aid to people? >> we say it's access. right now there's a lot of fighting in the north of south sudan. we operations ongoing, we have them ongoing. we'll operate, do distributions, get the food out there - there's no front, it pops up here and there. >> with the lack of access in
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february we saw 529 million pledged by the united states and others to south sudan. is any of that getting to aid workers and others to get it to people? >> it is. world vision is a recipient of funds in south sudan, and what is the money we are using to responds to get food water, health and emergency education. >> what is working now. where are you recording - how far minimal - successes. >> we are working in the camps. you have the camps, we are operating in the camps right now. emergency education, food distributions, and i would say in the areas where there's fighting, we are able to get the aid out there. it's sporadic and not consistent. it's not consistent, but we are getting it out there. . >> i know you are not a politician there is a rebellion - you have the rebels and other clans, and government is fighting with them.
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from what you saw, how much of a threat is there to the state and the stability of the state? >> well, again, i said you nailed it on there, i'm not a politician we urge all to come together. as world vision we are humanitarians, the focus should be on the women and children. there is 1.5 million displace, 800,000 are children. our focus is working with the children. >> would you call for the united states to be politically involved. >> we'd ask for an ambassador to be named. we are speaking on the hill talking with folks, we want the u.s. to be involved. years ago we were very involved. right now, not so much. >> in 2011 when south sudan was recreated, u.s. was a supporter. there's not an ambassador now, why? >> you ask a good question. it's a major issue, we need the
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u.s. more involved. we need to see the u.s. people, the u.s. churches involved. it hoped to bring the state together we have not seen that involved things 2011. thank you for joining us. >> thank you now, taxes barely make people happy. but a proposed new tax plan has infuriated ecuadorians, details coming up. and a powerful hailstorm brings the spanish capital madrid to a stand still.
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>> we will be able to see change. >> gripping. inspiring. entertaining. talk to al jazeera. only on al jazeera america. [ chanting ] thousands of marchers rallied to protest against austerity measures proposing a deal that could allow greece to satisfied debt payments. they are calling for greece to withdraw from the eurozone and the european union. negotiators for the international monetary fund walked away from the latest round of talks aimed at keeping greece from defaulting on its debt. the i.m.f. reports there's major
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differences. the greek prime minister alexis tsipras says his country is working to reach a deal. greece has been warned that its time is up. >> it's my opinion that greek government has to be i think, a little more realistic. there's no more space for gambling there's no more time for gambling so the day is coming that someone says that the game is obvious, in fact if no deal is in place, greece will default on a $1.8 million debt payment due at the end of the month. negotiators are hoping to have a deal ready by next week in ecuador, riot police fought with protesters facing off over an increase in the inheritance tax.
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it was the third protest of the its kind this week, people rallying for and against the measure, the policy allowing ecuador's government to raise the tax on inheritance. the assembly has a month to debate the bill before voting on it. >> a bill to make it easy to lower the age of criminal prosecution is make ping its way through congress. today's off the radar takes us to brasilia where it's been debated and protested. >> reporter: a plenary session in brazil's congress turned violence after protesters took over the floor. >> a guard opened up with pepper spray. a committee in session was preparing to advance a bill lowering the aid of criminal prosecution from 18 to 60. 82% of brazilians are in support
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of this measure, despite the protests. the police used pepper spray. hit us hard in a moment when we were defending our rights. >> reporter: the debate over the bill after a series of killings at the hands of adolescence. more factions of the congress suggested a referendum. >> translation: i am sure what the brazilian society wants, different surveys show 80% of the population want to lower, and we need to respect the will of the majority. >> reporter: detention centers like this are part of the correctional programs that are currently in place. for some, like the 17-year-old whose name we can't reveal, they have proven to be a one chance at a normal future.
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>> translation: one day i tried to steal a refrigerator it didn't work out. the owner reacted. there was a struggle. the moment i shot everyone came after me i was arrested. >> community service and basic skills are taught here for young offenders. >> we need to create opportunities so the adolescent can make this transformation. >> this is possible. we have seen when you create the conditions and young people accept them it can be life-changing. >> the alternative is areas like this. in a country with the penitentiary system considered a failure, some are questioning how successful passing the bill will be in crime tomorrow night an estimated 120 million children under the age of 14 are working around the
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world. what one of asia's poorest countries are diningoing to eliminate a dangerous form of child labour. >> thousands are departing japan after rains triggered mudslides. homes have been damaged. downpours have been triggered. there'll be forwards of more landslides. many residents took to social media, posting videos of the storm. the transport system was disrupted and firefighters called in. athletes from all over europe are gearing up for the european games. many see the games as an opportunity for the country, and it comes amid criticisms on the record of human rights and press freedom.
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freedom. >> reporter: for a small country better known for oil reserves these volunteers are feeling euphoric. >> i believe the games will change opinions about azerbaijan in europe and it will be recognised around the world. athletes are coming from 50 countries. >> 6,000 competing in 30 event in this olympic spin-off. >> the official price tag is around a billion u.s. dollars. that's a fraction of the amount spent transforming the capital. the government wants to create a big impression internationally. image is everything last month the fire in the apartment took the shine off celebrations. $15 million died. it raised questions about negligence. it was one of a dozen given a facelift using a flammable
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material. the contractor is rumoured to have close links to the pr. this man, who lost everything in the blaze, and grandchildren are recovering from smoak inhalation wants to know happened to $15,000 worth of promised compensation. >> translation: the president has given the ard for us to receive this money. someone is -- order for us to receive the money. someone is not listening to the president. if he find out we didn't get it. he'll punish them hard. i know that for sure. >> he speaks about corruption popular cartoons lampooning the authorities for subpoenaing on the games, at the expense of safety. >> angered by criticism, officials banned some western journalists and n.g.o.s from attending the games. >> very have one purpose to cast
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a shadow over aber beige am it's disrespectful to us and society. we will show that they will not damage the imaging of aber becaman -- aber bay jan. >> the president is hoping to dazzle at the game a new take op learning high tech. coming up, our programme how armenia can become a model for technology around the world. >> after 199 days in orbit, a homecoming for the crew of the international space station. stay with us. with us.
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>> challenge the way you look at the world. >> talking about big subjects. >> telling human stories. >> fraud, waste and abuse. >> we've spent 110 billion dollars. >> this is their dirty little secret. two astronauts and a cosmo naught are back on earth after 199 days on the international space station. they were cheered after landing in kazakhstan after adjusting
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to the earth's gravity. while in orbit they conducted hundreds of experiments. they set a new record for the longest space mission completed by eight female astronauts. >> a global news segment. a look at how newspapers are racketing to world events. first, the ignoring the root causes of the mediterranean migrant crisis. this paper writes that eritrea is a source of migrants and the inquiry uncovered torture, forced labour and arbitrary contentions. pakistan's "the nation", takes on myanmar's treatment of rohingya muslims and a lack of response from the international community, and a headline reading the silent hypocrisy,
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and reading that minorities around the world should not "live in fear from dominant powers." and the china people's daily suggests u.s. politicians need to tone town rhetoric. the headline reading: the writer that works for the agency says u.s. accusations of cyber attacks, and its stance on the south china sea are damaging to long-term engagement between the two countries. >> a technology education is gaining popularity in europe and the middle east. the focus is on letting students choose the area of technology that interests them most paul reports from the capital. >> more than 6,000 students are enrolled free of charge at the
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center for creative technologies. >> from music to animation, game and web development, students work on hundreds of creative projects. >> i think it's the best place in the whole world. >> it's fun. >> i enjoy working with kids. there's so much creative energy. >> we are not students here. we are free. we can learn and listen to music. >> through projects like the hand drawn and computer animated film like water on stone. students work at their own pace learning skills like java programming. 3d modelling. and 2d graphics much. >> this gives kids of all aims a chance to learn about animation, robotics and design.
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>> what we are trying to do is to create an environment where kids or teenagers will be able to reach their full potential. >> professionals from some of the world's leading company, and media practitioners, animators, phil makers coach and guide students. >> i like it's not just old art practices, it's trying to find the ways that art leads to technologies the new way of doing things, a new programme. >> the popularity prompted the opening of three centers like it in armenia alone. >> this afterschool learning process attracted the attention of educators from around the world, including the u.s. russia lebanon and germany. >> someone came and told me that this is the future of learning this is cool, this is how it has to be.
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>> the texas association paid the $20 million launch bill, and kept it opened with a million and a half operating budget. how is the success gauged. by students not dropping out. being able to create portfolios landing jobs having an edge in the economy noted british actor ron mooney died today. >> movie reel: ♪ what a crook ♪ ♪ gave away what he took ♪ ♪ charity's fine ♪ ♪ subscribe to mine ...♪ he appeared in 87 films during his career but was best for fagan in "oliver" in 1968. he played the roll in statement on london and broadway before playing a part in the film. he was nominated for an oscar and won the golden globe for the role. he was 91 years old.
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worth noting that christopher lee, as well died at the age of 93. that's it for this edition of al jazeera news. "america tonight" is next. stay with us. [ ♪♪ ] on "america tonight", an incredible journey, and the images of the artist who led the way. >> migration is a story of people doing for themselves who immigrant groups had done for generations and generations before which was to vote with their feet and make a new life for themselves. "america tonight"s christopher putzel with an epic drama