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greeks vote in a crucial referendum that could decide their financial future and their place within europe you're watching al jazeera life from our headquarters in doha. also ahead on the programme - a state of emergency declared in tunisia, eight days after 38 tourists were shot dead in their beach resort. >> they are trying to hack into everything that doesn't move... >> u.s. presidential hopeful hillary clinton accuses china of hacking u.s. computers and
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stealing government information. plus... >> i'm in ecuador, the first stop of pope francis's week-long tour of spanish speaking south america, where billions of kath legs have abandoned the -- catholics have abandoned the church greeks are voting yes or no in a referendum effectively whether they'll stay in the eurozone or not. the greek prime minister alexis tsipras is surging a no vote and he cast his vote. greeks are split on what is best for them. what is the vote about? it will decide whether greeks accept international proposals for more austerity in change for rescue loans. greece needs them for nonpayment. the european commission a troiba of cred tars -- troika of
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creditors and the european strang wants greece to raid slashes and slash welfare spending. the debt stands at 340 euro. the creditors were accused of fear-mongering describing it as a form of terrorism. thee warn greeks that a no vote could mean crashing out of the eurozone. here is what alexis tsipras said as he cast his vote earlier at a polling station. >> translation: the greek people send a message of dignity and decisiveness. they can ignore the will of the government. no one can ignore the will of the nation to win. to live with decisiveness takes it into their hands. >> the people win. the propagation of fear - i am
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sure form we'll open a road to all the nations of europe. >> the leader of the main opposition party voted. the former prime minister is urging greeks to vote yes, and support the bailout. >> translation: today we greeks decide on the fate of our company, we vote yes for greeks. >> john psaropoulos joins us to tell us whether there's a sign on which destruction the vote is headed and what the mood is in athens. you will >> reporter: there are no conclusive opinion follows to give us a desize ipicture of where the vote will go. i would say look at this in terms of the popular vote dating back to the january general election. what do you have? you have the three main opposition parties, socialists
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conservatives and a smaller group, the river, backing the yes vote. together they don't amount to 38% of the popular vote in that january election. furthermore, the socialist and the conservatives have had a chance at managing greece through this crisis and both have been ousted after half a term in office. they are not, therefore, highly popular at the moment. on the other side of the parliamentary divide you have the syriza the ruling leftist with the coalition partners and they are backed by the far right golden dawn and the far left communist party. together the parties represent more than 50% of the parliamentary seats, and more than 50% of the popular vote in january. i don't think the diane 578ics with regards to austerity, the main dividing line in the political debate for several years changed since that general election. if we had to take a view on
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which way the election would go we wouldn't be surprised to see a substantial majority in favour of a no vote. >> if alexis tsipras had his way... ..if alexis tsipras had his way, he's urging the electoral to vote no. what happens if that happens, if that's the outcome. >> well if alexis tsipras has his way. what he has promised to do is get on a plane and get back to brussels back to the talks he walked out on a week ago, and back to the document. he will then try to improve upon it with the renewed authority with the referendum that presumably if it's a no he'll interpret as strengthening his hand. he will then as he has said come back to athens within
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48 hours of the result and have a concluded agreement with the ked tors which he'll have to ratify parliament. that will be i think, the legal act that enshrines greece remaining within a financial assistance package. don't forget the debate in parliament is something he avoided the first time around. he didn't want to split his party, consisting of moderate and hard line leftists. how much better an agreement can he bring back to keep the party united, is a question we have to ask. it's going to be difficult to improve on what he's already got. >> john for the time being, we'll cross to you a little later on. john psaropoulos reporting from athens. in portugal there were rallies in solidarity with greeks against austerity measures. hundreds took to the streets of
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lis bon carrying vote no. portugal, like greece had to ask for an international bailout to avoid bankruptcy and had to implement massive spending cuts. >> translation: i'm here to show solidarity with the greeks for having the courage that we didn't have. well, i don't hope any more maybe we'll never have it. i feel it's important to have courage. if it's not recognised at an international level, it will never have the strength to make us win the leader of bosnia serbs called the srebrenica a lie. he said the killing of male muslims at screb ren eacha was not genocide. around 8,000 men and boys were murdered after bosnia stormed the area
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tunisia is under a stij. the -- state of emergency. the declaration was made after 38 tourists were shot dead in the resort. another similar attack could lead to the collapse of the country warns the president. peter sharp reports. >> announcing the emergency measures to the nation, the president's tunisia is in a state of law. >> islamic state carries the black flag and wants to establish a caliphate. tunisia deserves international sharp. there's no country in our region or europe that is immune from terrorism. >> a sudden declaration of a state of emergency announced by the tunisian president comes more than a week after a beach massacre. 38 students died. -- 38 tourists died. 30 holiday makers. the new legislation will give the government more flexibility. at the same time will hand the army and police more authority. it restricts the right of public
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assembly. the stej are is being brought into force as tunisian security forces tracks down others involved in organising and coordinating the attack. a suspect interviewed by the police said the gunmen was one member of a sleeper cell, part of a network which is believed stretched from london to tunisia. the president openly criticised security forces for their delay in responding to the shootings, and made a public promise on friday to guarantee the safety of future visitors to tunisia. >> there's a big venture facing tunisia this date, and a state of emergency is something that is quite legitimate to impose in such a situation. the problem is that state of emergency in such new and young democracy is a double-edged sword. it is, from our side, going to
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stop, to a certain extent, the threat of terrorism, but will play into the hands of those who advocate return to authoritarianism and the police state we had before 2011. >> reporter: the declaration of a state of emergency comes on a day, the last of britain's 30 dead were finally flown home. there were mixed responses to the president declaring a state of emergency. >> the state of emergency is beneficial for the country at least, for security. because terrorism increased. it's the only official solution. >> translation: i asked mr president, i hope they do not return back - back to the state, political policing. i hope that we protect the gains of the revolution such as freedom of opinion, and acceptance of the opposition. >> medical sources in iraq say
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50 are dead in air strikes. the local hospital described the dead as young civilians, the iraqi security forces believe they are lined to i.s.i.l. this is the -- linked to i.s.i.l. this is the latest as air strikes are ramped up in the anbar province coalition forces say they hit a stronghold in northern syria in a large engagement. the u.s.-led operation carried out 60 air strikes. this i.s.i.l. video is said to show the aftermath. 15 i.s.i.l. fighters and six civilians were killed. it blocked supply routes to restrict the movements of i.s.i.l. fighters. ustd the egyptian commander says 25 fighters in i.s.i.l. have been killed. weapons and explosives are
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reported to have been destroyed. at least 140 soldiers linked to i.s.i.l. are reported to have been killed in the sinai over the last week. egypt's president insists the situation in egypt is stable. he made the comments during a group of stations. hamas is denying, by egypt and israel that it's helping the armed group. a spokesman for the military wing said they'd never direct the weapons towards egypt. here is what is coming up on the programme. we'll tell you what australia is doing to prevent extinction of animals unique to its hab totality. >> i'm at the home of n.a.s.c.a.r. racing where fans are asked to not display the confederate flag. many are ignoring that. we'll tell you why: we'll tell
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you why.
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>> "inside story" takes you beyond the headlines, beyond the quick cuts, beyond the sound bites. we're giving you a deeper dive into the stories that are making our world what it is. >> ray suarez hosts "inside story". only on al jazeera america. to the top stories an al jazeera. the greek prime minister cast his vote in a referendum which effectively decides whether greece stays in the eurozone or not. alexis tsipras has been urging a no vote by international creditors in exchange for more financial aid. >> a state of emergency for tunisia. security forces have been given extra powers of the the declaration from the president was made eight days ago after 38 tourists were shot dead in their beach resort
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i.s.i.l. video from syria said to show the damage caused by a u.s.-led strike. a sustained series of strikes on the targets and capital destroyed key supply routes. back to a top story, the greek referendum. the polling has begun what happens next. if the greeks vote know the prime minister alexis tsipras stays in the government, and can resume talks with the creditors for a better bailout deal. if the creditors agree to what is discussed, a new bailout can come into place. if creditors agree, greece may not pay his loans. if greece votes know alexis tsipras andities finance minister will step down a snap election will follow or an
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interim government will be formed. our analyst guest says there'll be negotiations irrespective of the referred up. >> it is not clear that the prime minister will leave if a yes/no vote prevails what is a likely outcome, it would be either the deputy prime minister will take the prime minister or there'll be a unity government leading nations with eurozone creditors for the next agreement. in any case i don't think the syriza government had resign if there's a yes vote. >> in the initial period i think there'll be negotiations even if a no vote prevails but it will be in a bitter environment, greece and its eurozone partners. but it will be in the end, the decision of the greek government, if it wants to maintain a position in the
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eurozone, and if it wants to come back to a national currency. i give it the 50/50 chance that after a no vote if greece exits the eurozone or not so those are live pictures from a polling station in athens. that is the greek finance minister who has cast his ballot in that referendum taking place in greece this sunday well foreign ministers from major world powers thrash out a deal on iran's programme. senior negotiators say the final agreement will have three phases. the first stage is the day we draw up a deal announced, and the united nations security council will issue a resolution on that day. then we'll wait for legal procedures to be carried out in the respective countries, when they are over and the countries are ready, it would be in our
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opinion, the day of the agreement. when the day comes sanctions will be lifted and rain implementing commitments. >> u.s. presidential hopeful hillary clinton accused china of hacking u.s. information. clinton want china to be raised peacefully and want washington to be village lnt. >> they are hacking into anything that doesn't move stealing blueprint from contract jobs, huge amounts of government information, all looking for an advantage. make no mistake, they know they are in a competition, and will do they aring they can to bin it. richard white is a senior fellow and says hillary clinton has taken a hard line on china, even when she was a senator. >> she is in an awkward position
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and needs to got be held accountable that happened when she was secretary of state. the obama administration was widely considered to have performed weekly in some accounts and some crisis. she wants to make sure thee can burnish her cuff credentials, and made comments trig to but herself in a moderate stance. the strategy is to operate and outflank opponents on the right and left. >> the problem is that she was seen as the principal administers and architect of the obama administration to move closer to russia at least in its first term.
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that did not succeed, and you can - i don't know if they'd hold the administration responsible, and she's in a delegate stocks are position she needs to defend that position, and imply that she could do better than anyone else, and cited that she's had a lot of experience dealing with vladimir putin and that was an asset, and she knows how to behave more smartly than her rivals. >> there are calls for americans to stop displaying the confederate flag after nine members of a black church were killed. investigators found online photos of the gunman holding the flag which represents slavery and hatred. andy gallagher reports from florida, where n.a.s.c.a.r. feels the pressure to ditch the flag. >> in the annuals of race g
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there's few places like the daytona speedway. instrumental in stock car racing known as n.a.s.c.a.r. fans flocked for years. this year the sport overwhelmingly followed by the white fans has an image crisis on its hands. official's asked long-time people like richard thompson to leave the confederate flags at home. >> i'm southern, proud of my it's not a concession he's i'm proud to display whatever flag i'm allowed to display. >> reporter: throughout the track many flew the flags seen as oppression. n.a.s.c.a.r. banned the flag from official material a decade ago, but can't stop the fans displaying it. that makes hector uneasy. an n.a.s.c.a.r. fan that the sport needs, but he will not watch the race. >> i deal with it all the time.
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where i live. it's something that you adapted to and you keep on moving. if you are ignorant like them. you are a bunch of ignorant people. officials are keen for people to not fly the flag, starting an exchange programme, offering free american flags. so far, only a handful of people have taken them up on the offer. >> despite that officials keen to attract a diverse fan pace base, say they'll work with fans in the years ahead. >> any business, company, wants to look to the future. whether it's voluntary program, policy changes we have to look to the future. the key at the end of the day is we want people to attend n.a.s.c.a.r. and have a good time and feel comfortable doing it. >> the confederate flag was ubiquitous at nascar races. in recent years it's been on the decline. the symbol of pride will always have a place for some. more than a million ecuadorians are expected to
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gather when pope francis leads mass on taus. the pope has -- tuesday. the pope has left for a trip to three countries, thousands protect and call from the president to resign. after ecuador, the pontiff travels to bolivia the pope has lost popularity in latin america. sex abuse and reforms made it hard for some to believe in his leadership and the church. lucia newman reports. >> reporter: it looks innocent enough. everyone knows inside this church in santiago perverse things happen. they are told in detail in the forest a film based on a chilean ped fail priest who abused scores of boys and young men. it has been a top box office hit
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in chile. a once staunchly catholic country, where these days the pews are more empty than full at mass. the church needs to recover credibility. people have been left with an image of what had happened inside the church. we can't deny it. that is something pope francis is trying to rectify by declaring a zero tolerance policy towards sexual abuse. dr james hamilton was one of the victims, the church's punishment of paedophiles is an instalment. >> there's no one in prisons. just places - it's like for them, like 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.
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and his more open-minded attitude towards homosexuality, though not same-sex marriage. many want him to go further. but others within the church believe that he's going too far. >> reporter: remember as app organization, it continues to be medieval dating back three or four centuries. he wants to change that to the extent that christians say yes, he's right, opposition diminished. >> it's a tug of war between defending dogma and prashures to be in -- pressures to be in step with modern times. >> the colonial center and centuries old churches is a testament to cal oliccism's decision to conquer soles. 500 years after missionaries crossed the atlantic pope francis is coming to the home country to win them back.
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thailand's vital rice-growing region is being battered by one of the worst droughts. a lack of rain meant many fields have gone unplanted. thailand is already impoverished farmers say they are forced deeper into debt and call on the government to help them. farmers say they can't afford to buy rise for their families. the world lost half of its wild annals in the last 40 veers, 70% live in australia. the country is making a special effort to protect them as andrew thomas reports. >> reporter: australia has one of the most diverse selections of animals on earth. 7% of the world's species live here, most only in australia. that gives the nation a special responsibility to stop the wipe
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out currently under way. 20% of surviving animals are threatened with extinction. australia is typical. at present rate, says an expert, half the world's species will be extinct in 400 years time. >> for those to re-evolve, for that diversity to come back will take roughly 2 million years. 10,000 times as many people as have ever lived will live. so they are going to miss out. they'll miss out on half the diversity of the planet because we, our generation and those around us those to wipe out half the species on the planet. at a nature reserve near canberra, a charity called bush heritage australia is restoring former farmland to its original state before european settlers arrived. a few decades ago that valley would have been forested and full of animals like koalas,
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that australia is famous for but are now rare. not only do the colonialists shop down industries, destroying -- chop down trees, destroying the habitat, they brought invasive plants and animals. cats were brought over as rat catchers, later as pets. and there's thought to be more than 15 million feral cats running wild. each competing for food. in many areas australia's original animals are the loser. the striped legless lizard is at risk of extinction. 99% of its natural habitat is gone. >> it looks like a snake. it has a friendlier personality, it also has ears and a long tail. that it will drop if threatened. it's related to skinks and geckos. it may superficially look like a snake, it's an adaptation. this reserve may be big, but australia is vast. the world wildlife fund estimates a shortfall of reserve habitat in australia, equivalent
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to an area bigger than france. much more on that story as well as the day's other top stories on the website. you can visit where you'll find one of our top stories we are covering - the greek referendum. >> wildlife poaching is big business... worth more than 17 billion dollars a year and growing. the slaughter is being fueled by demand from asia... ...where rhino horn is a status symbol and believed to


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