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>> greeks vote in a crucial referendum that could decide their financial future and their place within europe. hello there i'm shiulie ghosh. you're watching al jazeera live from doha. tunisia, attack on a resort town kills 38 tourists. >> they are also trying to hack into everything that doesn't move in america. >> hillary clinton accuses china of hacking into u.s. and
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stealing sensitive information. plus. >> i'm andy gallagher. many people are ignoring calls to abandon the confederate flag and we'll at tell you why. >> after five years of punishing austerity, many greeks are decideingdeciding via referendum. alexis tsipras is clearly siding for the no votes. more austerity in exchange for rescue loans. greece needs those loans to avoid a default and banking collapse. a troika wants athens to slash
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spending. the greek accident now stands as more than 340 billion euros. on the eve of the referendum, describing a form of terrorism. have no vote could mean crushing out of the euro zone, the dreaded grexit. former priermts urged people to prime minister urged people to support the bailout. >> translator: today we greeks are deciding on the fate of our country. we are voting yes to greeks, yes to europe. >> john siropolous, this is a momentous day for europe. give us what's at stake here.
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>> reporter: what's at stake is the future of greece really really. we're talk going whether the banks will reopen, whether they'll be given further liquidity from the central banking system or whether they're going to have to zip into depositor savings and whether the greek government is going to be solvent this month. whether they'll receive another financial aid package whether they'll go into default in july or whether they'll even be able to pay the salaries and pensions from taxpayer revenue and whether this economy will finally stand on its own two feet. whether the combinations of policies essentially dictated by creditors can determine the right mixture to help stand up again and produce the revenues that the state so needs to pay those pensions and state salaries and of course serve the debt. so really everybody is at stake
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that is material. but there are also immaterial, virtually valuesvirtual values. within the european core. much of the country wants this to be the case. most people want it to remain within within the euro zone, but most greeks don't know whether they can withstand further austerity measures. >> accusations of fear mongering and terrorism the banks have been closed. do you get any feeling at all about which way this referendum may go? >> that's a very good question. the opinion polls of the last week haven't been of any help. they put both sides within the margin of error of each other. we've seen unofficial opinion
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polls which suggest that the no votes might prevail but those polls don't give a very large margin to the no votes so it could still swing in an unexpected way. if you look at the way the last general election has gone you might get some sort of idea. look who's supporting the no vote, the ruling party syriza, which got 36% of the vote but also the antiausterity parties are in the golden dawn and the independent greeks. those four parties amount to more of the popular vote dating back to the january vote than the parties that are supporting the yes vote. the yes vote really is backed only by the somebodyists socialists and the conservatives. who eventually lost it because of austerity. and the river which is a new party in parliament this year
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only got 6% of the vote. all of the parties together, the yes votes don't amount to more than 38% of the popular vote. most of parliament in fact is antias youantiausterity. >> we'll find out soon enough, john for moment thank you very much indeed for that, john siropolous in athens there. in solidarity with greeks who are against as you tairt as austerity measures. >> portugal like greece had to ask for a bailout in 2011 and implement massive spending cuts. >> translator: i'm here to show solidarity with the greeks for having the courage that we didn't have, that i hope we might well, i don't hope
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anymore. maybe we'll never have it. but i feel it's very important to have scourge. because if it's not recognized at a international level it will never have the strength omake us to make us win. president essebsi said another attack leek that coo lead to his country's collapse. gives the military extra powers. peter sharp reports. >> reporter: announcing the emergency to the nation, the president announced the emergencystate isnow in the state of war. >> translator: tunisia deserves international support. there is no country in our area or in europe that is not in danger now. >> in the town of sousse, 38
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tourists decide, 30 from britain. more flexibility statement will hand the army and police more authority. it also restricts the right of public assembly. the state of emergency is being brought into force as the tunisian security forces continue to track down other militants involved in organizing and coordinating the attack. the suspect interviewed by police said the gunman was just one member of a sleeper cell. part of a network which is believed to be stretched from london to tunisia and on to libya. the president has openly criticized the security forces for their delay in responding to the shootings and has made a public promise on friday to guarantee the safety of future visitors the tunisia. >> there is big issue facing tunisia these days and a state of emergency is something that is quite legitimate to impose in
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such a situation. the problem is that state of emergency in such a new and young democracy is a double edged sword. it is from one side going to stop to a certain extent the danger and threat of terrorism but also it is going to play in the hands of those that advocated the return to authoritarianism, the police state before 2011. >> reporter: the declaration of the state of emergency comes on the day the last of britain's 30 dead were finally flown home. peter sharp, al jazeera. >> residents in the capital tunis had mixed responses to the president declaring a state of emergency. >> the state of emergency is beneficial for the country at least for security because tomorrow has increased. it is the only efficient solution. >> i ask mr. president essebsi i hope we do not return back to
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the, i hope we follow the accusation. constitution. >> restricted movement of i.s.i.l. fighters. egypt says it's carried out air strikes in northern sinai killing 25 fighters loyal to i.s.i.l. at least 140 i.s.i.l. linked fighters soldiers and civilians have died in violence in sinai over the past week. egypt's president abdel fatah al-sisi insists the situation in egypt is stable. he made the comments during a surprise visit to troops
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stationed in north sinai. still to come we'll tell you what australia is doing oprevent extinction of animals unique to its habitat. plus. >> i'm lucia newman in quito ecuador, in advance of pope francis's vista where millions of catholics have abandoned the church.
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from the president to the common man. greeks have start ed voting in a bailout referendum that could decide the country's financial future. whether to accept the baitout proposals by european leaders or reject them. evenly split is the expected vote. military and police now have extra powers in tunisia. president beji caid essebsi says attacks could continue without them. sustained set of strikes against i.s.i.l. targets. raqqa, displied key supply routes restricting the movement of the fighters. let's go back to our top story now. the landmark referendum in greece, the country's first in
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almost 40 years. independent euro zone analyst. jannis good to have you with us. i know you're hoping for a yes vote. why do you think that's a better outcome for greece? >> i believe the yes vote is more clear on away will come in the next days with the -- on what will come in the next days with greece's creditors. i believe with a yes vote the euro zone has to come to a moral obligation towards greece for a better deal and debt relief in its -- that will make greece's debt sustainable. >> i mean either outcome is going to cause problems for greece. but if it is a yes vote then it's likely that the prime minister is going to quit. so what happens then with negotiations? >> well, it is not absolutely clear that prime minister tsipras will leave if a yes-no
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vote prevails. i think what's most likely outcome is it will be either the deputy prime minister will take the prime minister post or there will be a unity government that will lead negotiations with the euro zone creditors for the next agreement. but in any case, i don't think the syriza government will resign if there is a yes vote today. >> okay let's look at a no vote then. if it's a no vote that strengthens the position of tsipras but it could mean greece leaves the euro zone. wouldn't that be catastrophic? >> yes, it would. but i don't think it would be development that would come in a matter of days or even weeks or even months. in the initial period, i think there will be negotiations after all, even if a no vote prevails. but it will be in a much more
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bitter environment in greece's relationship with its partners, its euro zone partners. but it will be at the end the decision of the greek government if it wants to maintain a position in the euro zone, only if it wants to come back to a national currency. i give it a 50-50 chance that after a no vote, if greece exits the euro zone or not. >> yannis thank you very much indeed for that. yanmis speaking to us live from athens. >> thank you, thanks for having me. u.s. democratic presidential hopeful hillary clinton has accused china of hack being and stealing government information. the former secretary of state was speaking at a campaign event in new hampshire. wants be china to rise peacefully. >> they are also hacking into
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anything that doesn't move in america, stealing blueprints from contractors stealing huge amounts of government information all looking for an advantage. make no mistake they know they're in a competition and they are going to do everything they can to win it. >> richard veits director and senior official at the hudson institute. >> awkward position. she needs to not be too are distant from the current administration since she served in its first term and could be rightly be held accountable for everything that happened then. on the other hand, the obama administration is widely considered to have performed weakly in some accounts in some crisiscrises. she also made some conciliatory comments trying to put herself a
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little bit in a more moderate stance compared to republican opponents. her position is to occupy the center to outflank the democratic opponents on the right and her republican opponents on the left. she was seen as the architect of the obama administration to move closer to russia at least in its first term. that did not succeed, i don't know if that would hold the administration responsible for fame your but in any case it didn't work. so she's in a delicate position. she needs to defend her position to support that policy, she has more experience dealing with putin, she argues that is an asset, and therefore she knows how to be behave more smartly
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than her rivals. >> she warns that tehran will remain a destabilizing force in the region and a supporter of terrorism. talks to reach the nuclear deal is staying place in vienna. the head of the u.n. nuclear program has returned there. they have until tuesday to reach negotiations for access to iran's nuclear sites. medical sources in iraq says at least 23 people including women and children are zed after an attack on a cafe outside ramadi. young civilians the dead are believed to be linked to i.s.i.l. it is the latest on a series of strikes, iraqi security forces and air strikes in the anbar province. there are more calls for the americans too stop displaying
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the confederate flag after nine church officials were killed last month. alleged gunman holding the flag, which many say represent slavery and hatred. andy gallagher says nascar loyals are asked to abandon the flag. >> fans have flocked here to watch their favorite drivers take to the track. but it has an image crisis on its hands. asked long time nascar fan richard thompson to leave his confederate flag at home. ists not a concession he's planned to make. >> i'm free odisplay whatever
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flag i'm allowed to splay display. >> nascar banned the flag from official material more than a decade ago. that is something that may take as easy. he is a fan the sport badly needs but won't be watching the race. >> where i live i deal with it all the time. it's something you just adapt to and keep on moving. if you be ignorant like them you just have a bunch of ignorant people. >> officials are so keen to not fly the confederate flag they started an exchange program offering fans a free american flag. despite that officials keen to attract a more diverse fan base. >> any business wants to look to the future. whether it's a voluntary
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program, we have to look to the future. the key at the end of the day we want fans to enjoy the events. >> southern pride won't always have a place. andy gallagher al jazeera daytona, florida. >> more than a million ecuadorians are expected to gather when pope francis visits next week. political tensions are high in ecuador where thousands are protesting and calling for the president to resign. after ecuador the president will travel to bolivia and paraguay. the catholic church has been losing popularity in the reach. sex scandals and his attempts to
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reform have made it hard for some to believe in his leadership. lucia newman reports. >> reporter: it looks innocent enough but everyone knows inside this church in santiago, perverse things happened. and they are told in detail in the forest of paradema views scores of young boys and men. the often shocking film has been this year's top box office hit in chile. a once staunchly catholic country where these days the pucepews are more empty than full. >> the church needs to restore its credibility. people have beenen lashed with what happened inside the church. we can't deny it.
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>> zero tolerance towards sexual abuse. james hamilton who was one of father caradema's victims. the church policy is an insult. >> it's like for them, a little spa, they have nuns that serve them you know. >> but pope francis has also been widely praised especially for his social agenda. his attempts to end corruption in the vatican. and his more open-minded attitude towards homosexuality though not same sex marriage. many want him to go further but others within the church hierarchy briefs he is going to a far. >> translator: remember the vatican as an organization continues to be medieval dating back three or four centuries. christian side yes he is right
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but obviously he has opposition. >> reporter: it is a tug of war between defending dogma and pressures to be in step with modern times. quito's centuries old churches are a testament of cliquism's core cerg ofism'sconquering conquering souls. lucia newman, al jazeera quito ecuador. >> after beating argentina in the final in santiago, the tournament is the biggest football championship. south korea has confirmed another case of middle east respiratory syndrome. 37 people are undergoing treatment, 30 others have died
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from the disease. treated at the samsung medical center in seoul which has been linked to about half the confirmed cases. the world has lost half of its wild animals in the past 40 years. 7% of the earth's earth's species live in australia the country is making a special effort to protect them. as andrew thomas reports. >> australia has the most diverse collection of animals in the world gives the nation a special responsibility to stop the wipeout currently underway. 20% of its sphierving ma'am ams are -- surviving being mammals half the world's species will be
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extinct in 400 years' time. >> for those to come back will take roughly 2 million years. now in 2 million years 10,000 times as many people as has ever lived will live. so they're going to miss out. they're going to miss out on half the diversity of the planet because we our generation and the generations around us have chosen to wipe out half the species on the planet. >> at a preserve in canbarra, original state before european settlers arrived. just a few decades ago that valley would have beenfully forested, and full of cool cool koalas. katz were first brought over as rat catchers on ships now
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thought to be more than 15 million feral cats running wild, eating animals or competing for their food. the striped legless lizard is at risk of extinction. 99% of its habitat is gone. >> it is similar to a snake but very different personality i think. it is more related to skunks and geneticgekkos. >> reserve habitat in australia equivalent to an area bigger than france. andrew thomas, al jazeera canbarra. >> before we leave you let's go live to greece.
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