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>> targetting al qaeda. >> they still remain probably the most significant threat to the west the u.s. deals a major blow to al qaeda, killing the number two leader the head of its dangerous affiliate in yemen reproaching russia. >> the nuclear saber-rattling of russia is unjustified. it's destabilizing and it's dangerous. n.a.t.o.'s secretary-general calls out vladimir putin for his plans to significantly boost
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russia's nuclear arsenal m.e.r.s. threat. >> the bottom line is it can spread from person to person but very inefficiently we are joined to discuss the outbreak of middle eastern respiratory syndrome in south korea the first lady in london. >> you all are beautiful. and you are welcome was touching michelle obama gets the royal treatment from prince harry to britain's prime minister. good evening, i'm antonio mora. this is al jazeera america. we begin with what the u.s. says is a major blow to al qaeda. the group's affiliate in yemen announcing a u.s. drone strike killed nasir al-wuhayshi, the head of al qaeda in the arabian peninsula, and the worldwide second-in-command.
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nasir al-wuhayshi was a former personal assistant to osama bin laden and is credited with building a.q.a.p. into a significant threat to the west. his death is the most significant loss to the group since the killing of alaqi four years ago. aqalp named a successor, handing over to qassim al-rainey. jamie mcintyre reports from the pentagon. >> the u.s. is crowing about the killings, even though one death is yet to be confirmed and the other acknowledged publicly as a result of the u.s. drone strike. >> reporter: the pentagon is in a curious position of touting the killing of nasir al-wuhayshi a success, refusing to say if it was an american drone strike that took him out. >> even though we no longer have a presence in yemen, no boots on the ground we don't have a presence in libya, we have a global reach, we retain the
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ability to find and kill terrorists wherever they are hiding in the world. the u.s. says nasir al-wuhayshi was behind several foiled plots to bomb international airliners, and claimed responsibility for the deadly attack in january on the french satirical newspaper "charlie hebdo". the killing of nasir al-wuhayshi was the sixth major leader killed this year. and followed by one day an air strike by u.s. f-15s, targetting mokhtar belmokhtar head of an affiliate in libya. his death is unconfirmed. the u.s. has a long list of terrorists it says died because of american actions. among them a reputed i.s.i.l. financier killed by u.s. commandos in a raid inside syria. in 2011 osama bin laden was killed by navy seals, followed
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abeen war alalarky taken out in a c.i.a. drone trike. as far back as 2006 when the u.s. was in iraq an air strike killed the leader of al qaeda in iraq. in every case the deaths were touted as a history. new york times foreign correspondent covered many of these groups in africa says the targeted killings would have unintended consequences especially with al qaeda in decline. >> al qaeda is being hollowed out from within. i've spoken to a number who have now essentially gone to i.s.i.l. losing someone like nasir al-wuhayshi, with personal charisma and hold over the group could, in fact accelerate the process. it could make i.s.i.s. more
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powerful than it is today. >> reporter: with success in iraq i.s.i.l. is seen as the winning team. >> pentagon officials argue any time a top leader is taken out. it disrupts the enemy, degrading the ability to plan out attacks. if new leaders step up. that could cause confusion in the ranks. many cannot discount the psychological impact that for anyone in the cross hairs of the united states death can come from any time from the skies without warning. jamie mcintyre at the pentagon thanks aqup wasted little time finding a replacement. the military commander will assume the leadership role. on al jazeera investigative report she is he has controversial connections to the group. >> reporter: this is a video of qassim. days after al qaeda in the
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arabian peninsula was formed. he has rich to become the senior-most leader of yemen's franchise. an al qaeda informant who provided al jazeera with testimony says the true role is more complex. he had regular contact with the then yemeni government under the president ali abdullah saleh. his liaison was allegedly the president's nephew. colonel almar saleh. he was a senior official, he reported to him. on one occasion the colonel visited his house.
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he said he transferred money in 2008. ahead of an attack on the u.s. embassy. we have shown testimony to former intelligence officers. >> according to his account, dealing with colonel and a senior member in al qaeda, qassim al-raymi was in touch with ali abdullah saleh. does that make al qaeda influence more powerful and al qaeda more powerful or does it suggest it's a construct, a local construct? >> the colonel could not be reached for comment, fired from
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his position following al jazeera's broadcast. qassim al-raymi has survived a number of drone strikes. the search for him and on his life will intensify for more than qassim al-raymi, and nasir al-wuhayshi log on to and watch the special report - aric almirdu informant jack thomas is a former intelligence operator at homeland security and a senior fellow at the foreign policy research institute, into terrorism. good to have you with us. how significant is the killing. we have seen the targetting of a number of top al qaeda leaders. and if anything. it seems like a.q.a.p. was stronger taking over yemen's fifth largest city. >> nasir al-wuhayshi's death is a pig deal -- big deal.
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not only was he leader of a.q.a.p., al-qaeda in the arabian peninsula he was a rising star viewed as the crown prince by someone. it is headed by an egyptian surgeon, osama bin laden's number two. this gentleman killed was looked at as nasir al-wuhayshi's successor. he had a lot of clout in a.q.a.p. but in the structure worldwide. >> you don't think this is a waca moll situation, where you knock one down and someone else pops up? >> it is somewhat of a waca moll situation. al qaeda in the arabian peninsula is a military organization. you always plan for the death of the leader, or you plan or the death of the commander. so in the case here with his death, there is always a number two or a number three waiting in
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the wings, and we see the former military commander of al qaeda in arabian peninsula gravitating to be the new commander of a.q.a.p. it doesn't surprise me. certainly it will be a bit of a difficult situation, a transition. when ever you have a new leader coming in there's some gaffes that have to be filled. this is a military organization they plan for this. even though the u.s. pulled out of yemen, the drone strikes continue with kills of a.q.a.p. leaders in january and march, and this one. the chaos in yemen, has it not hampered ability to attack. >> we pulled out. we had a special operations base in march. we pulled out of the base. we left the country. the uprising was considered a little too hot to be operating.
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it doesn't mean we cannot operate offshore and it does not mean we can not project power, because we don't have boots on the ground in that particular country. i think we heard a comment about that earlier from a defense department official. we can launch a drone from many different platforms, and so the fact that we don't have troops or special operations operators in yemen proper doesn't mean that we are neutered in that respect. with what we see here if the u.s. is behind this and we haven't acknowledged that we are, it shows the reach of our power. and the ability to project power. >> jamie mcintyre's story raised the story that the killings are hollowing the group out from within it could have an unintended consequence of pushing more to choose to fight for i.s.i.l. and might make i.s.i.l. more powerful. do you think that could be the case? >> i think that's hard to speculate on that at this point.
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al qaeda is looked at as not the group in the ascend ensy i.s.i.l. is depressed. they are the organization they want to join they have a big reach. that is your father's terrorist group. will people go to i.s.i.l. as a result of this? >> i think it's a little early to make that determination, because we happen to see how resilient and how tough a.q.a.p. is now that they have lost their leader. it depends on the dynamics of the military organization, that a.q.a.p. is. that determines whether troops or fighters stay with it or they migrate to an i.s.i.l.-type relationship. it's too early to be seen. >> the u.n. says that number of civilian casualties in yemen - the number continues to rise. in the last week 50 civilians,
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including women and children have been killed bringing deaths to 1400. that comes as houthi rebels and allies of former president salah arrived in geneva. >> the fighting on the ground is an issue, the biggest problem is the saudi arabia-led air strikes. we want the u.n. and international community to put pressure on the saudis to stop the air strikes. u.n. says the number of children killed in yemen in the last few weeks is four times more than the number of children killed in all of 2014 kurdish troops are facing victory over i.s.i.l. this video shows kurdish y.p.g. fighters unfurling the flag over the town. the victory opens up a clear border crossing and blocks an i.s.i.l. supply route. with their victory kurdish forces control 250 miles of territory along the turkey-syria
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border, and as bernard smith reports, their presence is causing concerns for the turkish government. >> the few people left here are heading to turkey joining the 20,000 who have escaped a 3-week battle for control of the strategic border up to . fighters from the swedish kurdish icp are in charge. only last week fighters were here trying to stop people leaving. an assault forced i.s.i.l. out. air strikes were a part of the battle plan. now the kurdish flag flies above tal abbia. that wakes the turkish government nervous. >> translation: on our border in tal abbia in the west conducting air raids is keeping
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members of pyd and ppk in place. >> reporter: turkey sighs the pyd as an offshoot of the ppk, a separatist group that fought a 30 year battle. the syrian kurds added tal ablia as a list of self-declared independent region in northern syria. uniquely that town is majority arab. the kurds say it wants kurdish before they were forced out this morning. by the government in the 1980s, and recently by i.s.i.l. the turkish government and 15 groups accused the y.p.g. of displacing arabs and turkmen from the areas. >> these accusations are baseless. we don't fight i.s.i.l. alone. arabs and christians fight with us on the front line. we didn't elaborate. we treat the cities equally,
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regardless of mining arab kurd or in the north and south. anyone can come here to verify what i'm saying. >> reporter: for i.s.i.l., the loss of tal abbia is a significant defeat. >> the kurds control the road to raqqa. the affected capital of i.s.i.l. in syria the u.s. and n.a.t.o. are condemning a move by russia to beef up the nuclear stockpile. moscow will pit 40 intercontinental missiles into service this year. the announcement comes as the relations with the west have been strained over russia's role with ukraine. putin's missiles are capable of overcoming technically announced missiles. secretary of state john kerry is concerned but feels some could
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be posturing by the russian president. the united nations president had this to say. >> this nuclear saber-rattling of russia is unjustified. it's destabilizing and it's dangerous. this is something which we are addressing. it's one of the reasons why we now are increasing the preparedness of our courses. >> n.a.t.o. will protect allies from a threat. the u.s. is getting ready to store tanks and heavy military equipment. and in as many as four other soviet block countries. touting their foreign policy experience in the race for the white house. a closer look at how the world sees hillary clinton and jed bush. and we have a doctor here on the
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deadly spread of middle eastern respiratory syndrome and the spread else where and the economic consequences.
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foreign policy will play a big role in the race to the white house, from the conflicts to the middle east to the crisis in ukraine, to trade deals involving china and japan. how the candidates approach the issues could sway how americans vote for them. in context we look at policy and how it relates to the frontrunners - jed bush and hillary clinton. david shuster explains. >> tell me something i don't know. >> reporter: when it comes to international policy experience hillary clinton is the democratic party front-runner. as president obama's first secretary of state she travelled more than any of hear other
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predecessors, making official visits to 112 countries, looking a million miles. she brokered deals and took on over four years america's toughest diplomatic changes. >> we are maintaining our bedrock core commitment to israel's security providing economic support security assistance, and we are also doing what we can to bolster the palestinian authority. >> reporter: but then experience could work against her. she is somebody who has been in so many different roles that we know well which is great, but it can be a draw back. this is someone, our view of her is cemented during her rally in new york city she chose to focus on her family's modest upbringings, and barely touched international policy. >> no other country is better equipment to meet traditional threats to countries like
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russia north korea and iran and deal with the rise of new powers like china. >> reporter: never mind it was clinton in 2008 who proclaimed a reset in russian relations, and disclosures that the clinton foundation accepted foreign donations during her time as secretary of state have been a controversial issue for the campaign, and her vote as a senator in favour of the iraq war led her to do backpedalling. >> i made a mistake giving the bush administration the authority that i voted for. it was not used as i had expected is to be used and the entire implementation strategy was flaweded. yes, i made a mistake. iraq hangs over the head of the rub scan front runner jed bush. >> i've decided i'm a runner for the president of the united
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states. >> reporter: bush has taken steps to distance himself from his breathother. >> i'm my own man. >> reporter: he stumbled gladly when asked about the war. >> knowing what we would now, would you have authorised the invasion. >> i would have so would have hillary clinton, and anybody confronted with the intelligence they got. >> reporter: in germany russia's involvement in ukraine was criticized. >> ukraine - a sovereign nation must be committed to choose its own path. >> russia must respect the sovereignty of all of its neighbours. a u.s. president many applaud for helping to bring down the berlin wall. >> the wall could never replace our dream of one germany, a free germany, a proud germany. >> reporter: jeb did not mention
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a member of his family his brother, one most americans dislike because of the war in iraq. both candidates have last names that bring promise and peril the challenge is leveraging what americans like and varying what people around the globe will not be able to forget for more on how the world views the presidential leading candidate, we are joined by the bureau chief. good to have you with us. you were with jed bush as he travelled to europe you sat to interview him. opponents say he lacks foreign policy experience, what was your take? >> that was not my impression the trip was grafted -- carefully crafted. he chose estonia and others as a
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fight for freedom. he prepared for the new cold war, promised a delivery of weapons for ukraine, deployment of american troops at the borderline that was russia. he promised a lot of support. i think i know what he does. when it comes to foreign policy he's prepared. >> what was the general reaction to him in the media. how hurt is he in being associated with his brother because of how unpopular the iraq war was in europe? >> well germany, people were sceptic, because of the iraq war. when it comes to eastern europe they did not forget what george w. bush did for them and his father. in poland he has been received well. they wait for american the man to restore trust, and that many
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lost could being hillary clinton be a liability because of the failures of her reset of relations with russia and how that - what is going on with russia and ukraine cast a big chateau over the continent. clinton is not obama. she made is clear that she's not part of the retrenchment policy. she executed it he demanded her to do so. she was not convinced. in different areas she made clear that she'd like to see a more military footprint of the united states, don't underestimate when she wins the election, she'd be the first woman in the white house, she'd need to show more strength than any other other man. i expect her to be tough. she would make her way. >> you don't think the association with him will be -
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will it be a plus or a minus? i think obama is a special topic. people were excited after their election. president obama was the one who did the pivot to asia people would see a trans-atlantic renaissance as a rel able. -- reliable relationship with the united states. they'd have high expectations. if america would drive europe into a new cold war as it looks now, and that would be a clear challenge. >> a quick final question - other candidates - does anyone stand out in europe? >> not so much. i don't see too many in the republican party. jed bush that is unlikely. >> thank you very much for joining us tonight.
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>> tensions are growing between indonesia and australia. when we come back a look at allegations that the sun government paid smugglers to turn around and take migrants to indonesia, and a rush-hour disaster at a train
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welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm antonio mora. coming up in this half hour - south korea turns to an experimental treatment to find a treatment for m.e.r.s. first the american minute - tropical storm bill made land fall in texas. officials concerned about heavily rains and flooding. forecasters say the storm would weak ebb to a tropical de --
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weaken to a tropical depression tomorrow. a man who jumped the white house fence armed with a knife as han sentenced to 3 years in prison and supervised release. he made it to the east room before being caught. he suffers from mental illness donald trump is running for president. during his announcement in new york he said he would be the greatest jobs president and would get tough on i.s.i.l. and make mexico build a wall along the border. he joins 11 other declared candidates. oo in indonesia al jazeera has been investigating reports that money has been paid by australian officials to stop traffickers bringing migrants to australian shores. andrew thomas has the story. >> reporter: the money shot. on the indonesian island of roti, al jazeera was given access to the bank notes at the
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center of a major diplomatic dispute. this cash was given at sea by australian officials to people smugglers, to make sure they returned their human cargo, and this is the captain of the asylum seekers boat. >> i told the australian man we needed money to return to our wives and children. he said okay we'll help you, as tain i got $6,000, the crew $5,000 each. >> reporter: the captain, held by indonesian police claims his boat was escorted by two australian vessel over a 2-week period. passengers and crews were travelled to fishing boats. and sent in the direction of india. according to our laurks this is illegal. this will let the community
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decide what the punishment will be. in australia the prime minister was dodging questions. >> have we stopped the boats. the answer is a resounding yes. >> the prime minister insisted officials asking legally, despite experts saying paying smugglers to take people anywhere is against international and domestic law. there were questions for the main opposition party. did people get paid by australia while they were in public. were payments made on land. >> you know it doesn't matter what political party the politician is from when it comes to environment, we don't comment. >> reporter: australians paying smugglers could have happened for years. opinions are mixed. there's nothing to hide on it. they should be answering to the
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question. >> stop the boat coming. it's a good state for the government. >> true. they approached themselves. most australians are pleased that boats of asylum seekers were stopped coming to the country, most are uncomfortable with the secrecy. there are questions of how long this has been going on m.e.r.s. continues to claim lives in south korea. the death of a german man has been linked to a disease. he fell ill after a trip to abu darky. in south korea, 19 died from mercedes out of 162 confirmed cases. doctors are working to contain the illness and cure it.
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they are koucting trials on a blood plasma treatment. they are injeshted with the plasma of m.e.r.s. survivors, early results are promising, it's too soon to say if it worked. >> the outbreak those connected to the tourism industry - travellers are steering clear of the country. >> reporter: trying to balance the books and bay the salary -- and pay the salary. it's been a difficult month. there has been a drop in sales compared to pre-m.e.r.s. period. made for leather shoes. the scare and the customers, japanese tourists staying away from south korea. there's no solution but to hope that the m.e.r.s. outbreak can be put under control. there's nothing to do but wait and see. >> reporter: he is not the only
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one affected business stores departments and hotels are feeling the effect. some tourists and the capital shopping districts. many are taking precautions. it seems those that are going out are doing so about necessity. and are careful about those that came into contact with. >> people seem to be more careful about having contact or coughing in public places. that's why i feel more comfortable. >> reporter: the tourist season begins in july. scenes like this is supposed to stop visitors. it's unlikely. the government is offering those visiting after 22nd of june full medical expenses and complimentary health cover. should they catch m.e.r.s. and 90,000 if they die.
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government officials eager to support those home and abroad. >> translation: support can never be efficient. we are taking two emergency measures, one is to provide assistance to the tourism industry. the other is-- some of those visiting the country are not bothered by the situation. >> the chances of being infect with m.e.r.s. is tiny. there's more of a media scare than a possibility i of getting the disease. the government decided it would provide loans for travel agencies and hotels who senators mass cancellations. the country is finding itself a hard sell as a safe tourist operation. my next guest is an
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immunologist from allergy and infectious diseases. good to see you. seen officials say the spread of m.e.r.s. is slowing. we are seeing now cases and deaths. thousands of people remain quarantined. do you think they are getting this under control? >> i think they are. if you look at the rate of new cases from the peak that we have a few weeks ago. even though the numbers are alarming. the more cases - there are more cases in south korea than any other country in the arabian peninsula. if you look at the trajectory it's coming down. until they get to zero and have the contacts watched and observed to the point where yes get infected and are kept under the proper isolation, or they go beyond the incubation period and they are not infected. until you get to that point, you
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can't be confidence. you have to be village leapt because of what the south koreans are doing. >> mess is believed to be transmissible. how contagious is it. >> well as far as respiratory diseases go it's not contagious in the sense of efficient spread within the community. if you look at the history of m.e.r.s. in the arabian peninsula and other countries in which it has essentially gone, the overwhelming majority of the infections are in a health care setting. namely an american that gets sick, goes into a hospital infects others in the hospital room, on the ward visitors family members and health care providers, doctors and nurses. that is what happened in south korea, a 68-year-old man that visited several middle east
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countries came to south korea, did not realise, nor did anyone else realise that he had m.e.r.s., and for several days he was going back and forth from one health care provider, one hospital to another, inadvertently spreading the infections. >> last time you and i spoke, we were talking about ebola, this is not as deadly despite what you said it's more easily transmissible. >> yes ebola you have to come into direct contact with bodily flew its of a sick person that's the reason health care providers who get contaminated with blood, faeces or vomit, they are the ones that get infected, as well as people that bury people with bodies that has material on it or family members. >> the index case was the man in south korea that had gone to the
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middle east. we heard today that a man with the virus died in germany, are you concerned it could be a more common disease. >> one is concerned if we don't handle it properly. when someone now, today, with what we know about what mers can do if someone comes into an emergency room anywhere here in the united states or a european country with an unexplanation respiratory illness, one of the things you hear in first year medical school is to take a travel history. ask the person "have you travelled out of the country lately?", if they say "i have been to the middle east", immediately today, under the conditions of what we are dealing with that should be a big red flag to say, "well, wait a minute maybe we want to isolate the person until we find out what they have and when you
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do you prevent the person from spreading it to other people in the hospital. a good history, including a travel history will go a long way to prevent the wider dissemination of m.e.r.s. from the national institute of allergies and infectious diseases thank you. >> good to be with you the chinese government announced it would complete a creation of controversial islands in in the china sea, the u.s. has been fiercely opposed to china's construction work including building a military run way. the chinese government calls it landreclamation. officials from china and the u.s. are expected to discuss the dispute in washington. hong kong is on high alert. 5,000 police officers on standby on what is wednesday morning there. this is a live picture of the legislative council in hong kong, where pro-democracy protesters began to show up as
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many as 100,000 expected. officials backing a plan to change how the city's leaders are chosen. china wants to allow prescreened candidates. a vote on the measure is slated for this week more political drama is playing out in an egyptian courtroom. the latest from cairo on the court's crusade against the president mohamed mursi. and disarming after decades of conflict. a record group decides to lay down its weapons. per cent per cent
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a train crash in tunisia killed 18, injuring 100 others of the the train hit a truck at a railway crossing and derailed the transportation minister blamed the accident on a lack of a barrier at the railway crossing. most of the dead were passengers on the mourning of the train. tunisians officials called it one of the worst accident history in egypt, a court upheld a death sentence of the leader of
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muslim brotherhood mohamed mursi. in a separate case the same court sentenced mohamed mursi to life in prison for spying for hamas, hezbollah, and iran. >> reporter: death by hanging. the judge upheld the court's verdict by egypt's proposed ruler. >> translation: the court ruled first and with consensus of opinion to punish each of the following defendants by execution by hanging. >> reporter: mohamed mursi, and other top leaders of the muslim brotherhood were sentenced over a mass prison break over egypt's resolution. the case is politically
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motivated. >> translation: . >> the juddishry is subservient. it's no surprise. the trials are groundless and there's no chance for any of the defendants. >> reporter: in a separate case mohamed mursi and senior brother food members. >> many in egypt and abroad questioned the independence of the judiciary. the judge accused mohamed mursi of pursuing goals and demonizing the brotherhood. after mohamed mursi's overthrow egypt, a terrorist group in 2013, mass trials and death sentences handed out to hundreds
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who support the u.s. and questioned its credibility. egypt's president says the judicial is independent and can't interfere. egypt is divided. many support the muslim brotherhood, but others back using this against an outlawed group. >> the i.c.c. is no longer welcomed in africa. that was the reaction to the criminal court attempts to arrest sudanese president basheer. he escaped making an early exit from an african union meeting in johannesburg. the counter au chairman is urging members to leave the i.c.c. in the philippines, fighters from a large rebel group with al qaeda connections started to hand over weapons. it took them 17 years to reach a deal. this is an early step to end a
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conflict killing hundreds of thousands of people. 11,000 members of the morrow liberation front must adjust to life as civilians. we look at their transition to peace. >> reporter: voluntarily laying down weapons, that's what the milf wants people to see. after 40 years at war, that the muslim rebel group is serious about peace. it signed a peace deal with the government last year and the president is determined to get sceptics on his side. our brothers and sisters made a commitment. before us is the proof of their sin serity. our brethren laid down their arms despite knowing there may be violence from private armed groups. this act is like saying brother, we no longer need to defend ourselves. >> the m i.l.s. sincerity and commitment to peace were called
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into question. the rebel fighters were seen to be involved in the killing of dozens of police commandos. it was called a mistaken encounter. the incident breached a ceasefire, and brought on public outcry. many feared it would derail the peace. both the government and the mlif are eager to move forward, along with 75 assault weapons, 145 rebel fighters will begin the transition to civilian life. receiving cash aid from the government, and health cards. >> what should be done is have everybody's help so that our aspiration and the objective of the peace process will be attained. >> reporter: these fighters are barely 1% of mlif forces. officials say it's the initial stages to full dise armament and piece. >> it's symbolic a significant show that the mlif is a partner,
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and that really they are serious in what - in other words, they are walking the talk. >> as hopeful as both sides want to seem congress has yet to ratify the basic law that serves as a foundation for an expanded autonomous region in southern philippines. the president aquino wants it done before his term ends next year. until recently few paid attention to what was seen as a minority muslim problem. they are paying attention. mistrust is high and public opinion is divided. one thing everyone agrees on is that piece is a shared goal agreeing on a shared solution the clock is slowly winding down on greece and it's european lenders to reach a deal avoiding default and an exit from the eurozone.
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greek's prime minister addressed lawmakers, and blasted international creditors, calling the demands for cuts unattainable. >> translation: the time has come for europe to talk seriously, not just about greece's future but the future of the us open. will it insist on leading a country and people. and pave the way for democracy and solidarity. >> greece is set to default on a 1.8 billion repayment on june 30th unless a deal is reached. negotiations are expected to go until thursday. before you think about overindulging. stay with us for research on chocolate and the impact on your health. evacuations continue near mt sindha bon as the volcano's
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eruptions are more dangerous.
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an erupting volcano in indonesia gave off a spray of hot ash. hundreds on sumatra left their homes since mt sinabung started to rumble this month. more than 20,000 remain in the danger zone. 16 died when the same volcano erupted last year. our global view segment, a looking at how news outlets are reacting to various event. upped the headline "we must win a war for young imaginations", britain's "guardian" writes and says i.s.i.l.'s appeal to the young and dissen franchised can only be overcome with the truth about the group's actions. and a headline in the "telegraph" writes - europe
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should make the process for greeks to leave the european union. enough is enough. it's written the days ahead will be critical. the greek people want a deal to keep greece in the e.u. and prech further economic decline, writing - this is no time for the government to pr negotiation steals to steel the show and stake steps that are dividing rather than uniting the country. the first lady is in london to promote her campaign to provide girls around the world with learning. she had tea with the prime minister and prince harry. michelle obama visited an all-girls school in east london and announced a joint programme, promising $200 million to support girls education in countries affected by war. >> i'm here because girls like you inspire and impress me every day. i'm so proud of your passion,
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your diligence. as the doctor said your grit determination, i'm beyond thrilled you are working hard to complete your education. i'm here because when i look out at the young women, i see myself. >> the programme will focus on the democratic republic of congo, helping to educate 700,000 school-aged girls. researchers in scotland have good news for anyone with a sweet tooth in the largest study of its kind. chocolate has been found to lower the risk of health problem. as with any food moderation is key. charlie angelo reports. so deca department delicious and not so bad. it seems eating chocolate every day is linked to a lower risk of heart disease and stroke. looking at the eating habits of
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12 years researchers found those that ate more chocolate weighed less were less likely to have type 2 diabetes all factors putting them at less risk of cardio vascular disease. they are not saying that eating chocolate makes it healthier, but there may be no need to give it up. >> eating chocolate appeared to be safe in terms of cardiovascular event. that is an observation, we can't say this is because of chocolate consumption. the study focused on british people. the fourth largest consumptioners of chocolate. >> there's plenty of studies saying that there is a big pay off when you have chocolate. with a higher perm you get a bigger payoff.
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>> this is some of the higher quality chocolate. in recent subjects subjects were eating mass produced bars like this. they still had an 11% lesser risk of cardio vascular disease, and 25% reduced risk of stroke. dieticians warn people not to take up a chocolate habit as a result of fine. it is high in saturated fats and calories if you are watching your weight, eating a lot of chocolate will not be good for you. >> before you reach for a bar, more research needs to be done. >> tomorrow night the u.s.-russia relationship and a look at the theme park featuring military technology. it's an hour outside moscow. that's it for this edition of al jazeera america news. thank you for watching. i'm antonio mora see you in an hour. "america tonight" is next.
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