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greece divided. the prime minister battles for support ahead of a referendum on the future of country. welcome to al jazeera from doha. also coming up u.n. atomic watchdog says it can finish iran's nuclear work. opposition members shot dead days after disputed parliamentary elections. and russia looks to boost tourism industry as american and
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european vacationers stay away. >> we begin in greece where campaigning for bale out referendum ended. a gay before voting begins. the greek finance ministers accused creditors of terrorism. >> prime minister alexis tsipras wants freecks to vote know and reject what he calls blackmail. tens of thousands took part on friday. this was the scene, long queues outside at ms. banks will reopen by tuesday, and they have been closed to stop mass money withdrawals. jonah hull has more from athens >> the word olli means no the no cannes pain gathered in front
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of parliament wants a future but with a better deal for grease less money loss to debt repayments. >> a no vote for me means there's a possibility that this country will have a future. >> not far away, the yes crowd met in greek. they are for a bailout, and quickly, one that will allow the banks to reopen. >> we are here to show that we want to be european citizens, and if possible, return to drachma would be a total disaster. >> sunday's referendum called unconstitutional by some, and a dangerous gamble is the next act in a drama already five years old. the conclusion has never been less certain. >> the no vote will write history. our people will move on. within a europe of democracy and solidarity.
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>> the left wing prime minister believes a no vote will strengthen greece's hand in future negotiations, a national mandate to demand more for less. a yes vote then would in effect be a no to him and his party. >> actually, many people are voting yes, are voting against current government. definitely a yes vote continues with the membership of euro. >> what strikes me about the two sides, the yes and no camps, is not just the strength with which they are willing to defend their position, but the way they illustrate a division in greek's society, one driven deeper this week, between the largely middle class voters of the yes camp willing to sign the country up to more austerity measures to defend what they have got, and many of those here, workers, with no jobs, little or nothing left to lose. >> a no vote for the workers and the young people in greece says that we have to stop the
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negotiations with the european union, take our lives back and fight for our money, jobs and democracy. >> we are not enemies with the other party, of the yes. i have friends belonging to yes. tomorrow they will still be my friends. >> on this square, where greeks so often demonstrated anger in the past, the no crowd stand with the government of the day. if they win on sunday, there is not one person here who truly knows what will happen next let's take a look at the main issues separating the greek government and its creditors. pensioner form the backbone of the welfare system. the creditors want a clampdown on early retirement and across the board cuts in expenditure and steep cuts in military spending. creditors want to double the
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220 million cutbacks and there's sale tax, a key demand. greece agreed to raise rates but can't agree with lenders about hutch. how much. a sharp division can be seen. the founder and director of bridging europe an athens based think tank says the youth hold the key. >> there's a big gap between the yes and no camp, there's polls with a wide gap in favour of no. we made the poll yesterday in bridging europe. that suggests that almost 66% of people mr vote no. in the age 18-35 the rate goes up to around 81%.
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mainly for the younger population we can say that the mainly - such a high rate is caused by the sky rocketing unemployment. the high unemployment rates. the fact that many of young people have decided to go back and live with the family, and there's a big disappointment in greece, and they put all their hopes to a more stable and balanced agreement in favour of the greek government. the u.n. nuclear watchdog says a report could be ready by the end of the year. they have returned to vienna where talks may go behind the deadline. meetings were held with officials in tehran. >> with the cooperation from iran, i think we can issue a report by the end of the year on
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the assessment of the issues related to a military dimension. one an agreement is reached, on the joint comprehensive plan of action, the i.a.e.a. is ready to implement nuclear related elements when requested. the palestinian authority warns hamas that it's likely to lead to more rests in the qiang wang. hundreds of activists have been detained in raids. the group demands its release. a spokesman said those in custody planned to sell chaos. hamas says it's politically motivated. >> there was a large campaign of roasts carried out by the palestinian authority against members and supporters.
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they arrested more than 100. these are part of a coordination between israel and the palestinian authority. >> hamas clearly angry at the roasts of over 100 activists over the last 24-48 hours in the occupied west bank accusing the palestinian leadership in the west bank for creating the arrest. in the backhand there's a tension between hamas and the factions. notably the fatah party. they have been in a national consensus government for around 12 months or so. it's on the verge of collapse and they are ending negotiations
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to form a new government to move forward and deal with the problems facing palestinians in the west bank and gaza. whatever the case the crisis is set to deepen about word on the palestinian authorities spokesperson who handles security in the occupied west bank saying there'll likely be more arrests. >> the lebanese group says the battle begun, 2,500 army soldiers and allies went into areas near the lebanese border. dozens of barrel bombs have been dropped by the government. if successful a supply route will be cut off. the syrian army launched raids in aleppo. it's followed an alliance of rebel groups a capture of a
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military base. . the rebel attacks have been repelled. government forces controlled most. fighting in eastern libya killed more that 25 people. the army of the u.n. recognised governments. the rebel groups said that five fighters were killed three civilians were reported to have been killed. at least one opposition member has been shot dead overnight. days after disputing parliamentary elections, that's after a series of raids on opposition homes. there has been violence during and after elections on monday we have more. >> reporter: it's been a difficult week for people in the volatile neighbourhoods bujumbura. usually at night we hear gun fire in the
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morning fire, and when we wake up people count the number of the dead. we are not seeing protests. opposition members are scared, saying there's a crack down, the police are wondering what is going on, why they are quiet. they allege that opposition members are arming themselves, and the police have been going house to house, door to door. they were in the neighbourhood. they moved further on and are looking for weapons. people are waiting for the results of the parliamentary elections, and there's meant to be a release on wednesday, if not saturday. that has not happened. people are concerned that the government may be trying to cook the results. there's another attempt at negotiations in tanzania. african leaders will sit again, trying to find a solution. people who have been killed, opposition members say that dialogue may not be the way to go. as far as they are concerned, they are the ones suffering on the ground and the oned killed and the president is still determined to run for a third
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term despite violating the constitution. in the philippines a captain has been charged with murder. 146 managed to escape when the vessel keeled over. overloading. still ahead on al jazeera, a series of suspicious fires and churches lead to fears of a backlash. >> the tour de france getting unt way. it's a success on the biggest stage. >> next time on third rail. that means we do not live in a democracy.
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>> wildfires lit by arsonists. >> this sounds like it happened in a flash. >> millions in damages. and the tragic human cost. >> he's not here anymore. >> find out how experts are fighting back.
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hello, the headlines on al jazeera. the greek finance minister is accusing creditors of terrorism. 24 hours before accepting or rejecting proposals. banks will reopen on tuesday as greece teaters on the edge of bankruptcy. the u.n. nuclear watchdog reports on a programme that could be ready by the end of the year, if tehran cooperates. >> u.s. officials say talks may go behind the july 9th deadline. one opposition member has been shot dead in burundi's capital, days after disputed parliamentary elections, after police raids target opposition homes. >> reporter: people on iraq's
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urban front line try to keep a semblance of life they go to work school bakery even though islamic state of iraq and levant is not far away. jane arraf reports. >> reporter: just going to work here is risky. city council members survived this attack by a suicide bomber. the attacker from nearby fallujah killed a guard. the bullet holes are from another attack. this man has been in office for six years, and learnt to stay away from the windows. >> fallujah has an important strategic location. it's connected with three provinces. if the terrorists take fallujah and the provinces. they'll be at the doors of baghdad and the southern
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provinces. >> reporter: the daily rounds are different. tribal fighters have been the last line of defense. >> this bunker on the outskirts is the last point. not controlled by i.s.i.l. withinside there's a position. 20 minutes down to hold is a stronghold of fallujah, after that, it's thousands of kilometres until the border was controlled by the group. there's no heavy weapons and vehicles. this is a member, a fighter. before i.s.i.l., three sons died. one killed himself, rather than be captured or beheaded. >> he called me on the radio and said he ran out of ammunition. we ran back for help and killed 146 them. >> this is a traditional way of life and unforgiving code. every evening i.s.i.l. launches mortars from a nearby field. one hit the grocery store.
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seven people from killed. -- were killed. even the hospital was targeted. this 14-year-old was in her garden, hit by shrapnel. there are few places that families in fallujah can go. the shop next to the bakery was hit by mortar. as long as bakeries are intact workers are saying it's part of routine. egypt's president has been visiting troops in the northern sinai peninsula, coming days after a deadly coordinated attack by i.s.i.l.-linked fighters on security forces. the fighters targeted army checkpoints and laid siege to a police station. the army says 17 soldiers and 100 fighters were killed. >> the afghan post has been
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vacant, and remains that way. parliament rejected ashraf ghani's nominee. >> disagreements between the president in the challenger between the officers means other key positions are vacant as well. >> philippino workers sent dollars home. that cash is vital for the economy. the government says the number of people seeking work abroad is declining. >> after several years as a housekeeper and a nanny abroad this person is hope to work in the philippines again. he returned home because her husband passed away. now she stays because she no longer has to be away to earn a living. there are a lot more jobs a lot of call centers here and in
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construction. there are jobs they have to work hard. >> it was one of 10 million filipinos. 10% of the population. >> in 2005 the number of filipinos hit the one million mark. last year for the first time the philippine government says there was a decline in filipinos leaving for work. the economy is growing. investments were up. unemployment down. >> these point the to science of greater job opportunities here economic growth also means a better climate for investment, more market reform and government. >> reporter: while many workers are returning, the government oversees the processing center, it's still full.
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this woman used to work for the government. she has got a job as a seamstress in saudi arabia. there is a big difference between the philippines and other countries. it's easier to save money over there. people here are looking outward for opportunities, and returning migrant workers say the new recruits will change their views once they go abroad. any chance to earn a better age is better than being away from her family. after nine people were shot dead in a black church there has been fires at several other black churches in the region investigators have not found evidence to link the incident. they are raising tensions. we have this report from natural. >> personally i was mortified. >> reporter: at a church in charlotte north carolina community members gathered to
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discuss what to do about a rash of fires at predominantly african churches in the south. >> no one can tell us that a church concerned consecutively, and there's not something behind it. >> reporter: at least two, like this in charlotte, has been confirmed at arson, so far they have not been classified as hate crimes. another three such fires in the same part of the country are under investigation. the a.t.f., an agency responsible for investigating a string of fires has no reason to believe the fires are related or racially motivated. >> if the burns are not racially motivated. it has rekindled memories of a painful past. when emotions are raw. last month nine members were shot dead, taking part in a bible study. further back in the 1990s, dozens of black churches were
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torched, some by white supremecists prompting the creation of a tax force to stop such fires, and gaoling those responsible. >> logically folks connect these together. attacks in the past have something to do with what is happening now. it's not too far of a stretch to have the fear that this is repercussions. >> beautiful, wonderful, loving people. it's why the southern church members and activists are discussing how to increase security and promoting racial harmony. . >> i would like to go beyond race. that will take years. i'm a realist. being realistic. if there's any hope, attempting to solve the crimes of today. it may be rooted in the countries racial problems in the past wildfires in canada forced thousands from their homes. 6,000 firefighters are battling
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the fires from ground and air in saskatchewan. lightening strikes caused 15 now fires to start. bringing the total to more than 100. dry winds are fuelling the claims. the french government rejected a request for asylum by julian assange. he could be extradited to the u.s. he has been living in ecuador adds embassy in london and is wanted in sweden for questioning over rape allegations. dutch police arrested 200 poem. there has been four nights of rioting in an immigrant neighbourhood, after a man died in custody. mitch is thought to have been strangled during his arrest at a music festival. russia is not at the top of many tourist's favourite destinations. the plunging valuer of the ruble means european and u.s.
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travellers are going else are. the russian government is looking to welcome neighbours into china. charles stratford has that story from moscow. >> this 25-year-old is on holiday in moscow she's here with a group of students and she's loving it. >> the construction - i feel the different cultures, it's different from china. >> it's the height of the tourist season. but there's no longer the mix of foreigners here there used to be. the russian tourism industry said the deterioration in relation with the west means fewer are coming to russia these days. for the first time last year the chinese was the largest group of foreigners to visit russia. more than a million visit russia last year and half were tourists
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on holiday. this group are spending their last day in moscow. they have dom the park to see the soviet architecture and memorabilia. the women posed for votes in front of a monument depicting the former states. with fewer westerners coming, the russian tourism industry is focussing on attracting industry from asia, and china in particular. chinese tourists coming in groups don't need a visa. it's one of around 15 hotels accredited by chinese tour companies, and they cater for what is described as specialists for chinese tourists. >> all chinese clients demanding free, and have destruction, which is about the hotel. there are trainees, and they have two trainee tv channels
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from english and china. the chinese guests are offered discounted accommodation. tourism experts say the government realises the potential of the chinese market. this attempt to adjust the tourist market requires a lot of work. the government hopes it will not take too much time. before the government didn't consider tourism as a market. it was ignored. for colleen and her fellow travellers, this trip is one they'll never forget. well the 102nd edition of the tour de france is getting under way. cycling is a way of life in the netherlands, with the majority of 6 million people using a bike every day. paul rees reports. >> the dutch are never far away from the bikes, it's a
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relationship lasting a lifetime. rides of a few hundred kilometres are not usual. here leading the club on a 40km from amsterdam, celebrating the tour de france start. 33% of travel here is done by bike. the netherlands love affair with the bicycle has not translated to success in the biggest race. the last dutch tour de france is nearly as old as tim. >> we have good riders. sometimes they win a big race. no yellow jerseys, and why is that. i think the dutch maybe do not have the winning mentality, you know. >> 198 riders are here. they are here for the start of the tour but the city has to find space for commuter bikes. a space for 12,500 is built at the central station.
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>> finding a space to park your bike can be difficult done. the dutch have had two tour de france winners, and have not worn the jersey since 1989. the dutchman could be the next winner. that is his only chance 20 stages to come are not tailored for his skills as a time-triallist. >> dutch journalists are asking about it. it will be special if that happens, as a dutchie. the wishes are bigger than the reality. the reality of tour de france was 1980. jan jansen was the previous winner. >> the riders come from everywhere. nairobi, kenya, south africa, the u.s.a., more international and more difficult to win now. the dutch cyclist's wait for a new champion could be a long
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