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you to make sense of your world. >> ali velshi on target only on al jazeera america >> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello there. welcome to the al jazeera newshour i'm shiulie ghosh in doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes. voting on the face of the country. greeks head to the polls in an historic bailout referendum. nowhere to go. residents of ramadi fear they'll be caught in the crossfire as the iraqi army prepares a new offensive. plus... >> i'm lucia newman in mexico
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the first stop of pope francis's spanish speaking tour of latin america. >> and the penalty shoot-out win over argentina in the copa america, giving chile their first major title so we begin in greece. the birth place of democracy where history is in the making. greeks are voting yes or no in a referendum on their financial future and ultimately whether or not they stay in the eurozone. it's been a hectic few days of campaigning. the greek prime minister alexis tsipras and his finance minister are urging a no vote. so far, though it looks as if the country is evenly split. the vote will decide whether or not greeks choose to accept
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international creditor's proposals for more austerity in change for rescue loans. the european commission one of the troika of creditors, with the international monetary fund wants athens to raise taxes and slash welfare spending to meet debt obligations. the greek debt stands at a whopping 340 billion euros. on the eve of the referendum the greek finance minister accuses international creditors of fear-mongering, describing it has a form of terrorism. e.u. members warn that a no vote could mean coming out of the eurozone. here is what alexis tsipras said as he cast his ballot at a polling station in athens. >> the greek people send a strong message, a message of
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dignity. no one can ignore the nation to live. to live into desize iness. -- decisiveness. i am sure tomorrow we'll open a role for all the nations of europe and the leader of the conservative opposition party voted. the former prime minister urges greeks to vote yes and support the bailout. >> translation: today we greeks decide on the fate of our company, we vote yes for greeks. we vote yes to europe we have our correspondent john psaropoulos in athens and hoda abdel-hamid in the second largest city. let's start with you, john greece divided by this referendum. tell us what is at stake here.
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>> well hello. greece is poised on a precipe because upon the outcome of this referendum we are led to understand that the health of banking system whether it will be funded by the european central bang or whether it dips into it in order to save itself, the health of the greek public sector whether it defaults or whether it continues to be in an financial assistance package, and the health of the greek private sector which labelled for so long. under high taxes and high unemployment. and with little help from the banking system. there's almost no financing for greeks any more. everything is at stake. the entire economy, everything that flows from that. whether the state workers will be paid and whether pensioners
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get the full pension. they are not sure. people have been stashing away money, and in the last week they have been trying to freeze all their tax payments in anticipation to what will happen monday and disoous, if there's not a deal and greece defaults they'll hold the tax money in order to spend it on survival. >> a lot of uncertainty for people in greece. thank you for that. let's go to hoda abdel-hamid. there's a polling station behind you. what are people there saying about the referendum and what it means for them. >> well they say that it's important, but, you know by and large whether they are voting yes or no they have doubts whether anything will change come tomorrow. this is different than athens
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in the sense that you haven't had the build up to this day. there's little posters around the streets, there's little campaigning. if not for the mayor out in support of the yes vote. a lot of the people i spoke to said that simply because it's a more conservative city than athens and they say they have been suffering from a crisis, in the sense it's an industrial city, and a lot of industries have shut down and moved to other countries, and people have been living with that. there are less civil servants who helle on government, and it's difficult, however, to go to a yes or no vote. they've been asking over and over, and people saying we speak to friends and family and the opinions are split. so this is a situation where it stand, where they have been
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voting, from what we understand it, turn out is high but the people inside the polling station say they expect more people to come in the afternoon to vote. everyone realising that this is a very important day, even though here many feel the vote is a vote in support of a political party or near. that's what they are afraid of that it will be used by the political parties, rather than suicide to bring the country forward. >> thank you for that barnaby phillips is at a polling booth in athens and sent this update. >> it's a polling station in the center of athens greeks are finding out where they should vote. there's a lot voting in general elections, this will be the first referendum. there hasn't been one in this country for 41 years, since greeks voted to abolish the monarchy in 1974.
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many greeks are telling me the subdivisions and splits from the 20th century, dating back to a civil war and dictatorship are relevant today. the society is polarized in such a way that they have not seen for decades. when greece entered the european union, when it entered the eurozone it was meant it put all those behind it forging a prosperous future. well, it has not turned out that way, and greeks have a monument us decision to make. it could define this country's legacy for years to come and the result will reverberate around europe. >> jens bastion is an economist at a think tank based in athens and a member of the european commission task force, and joins us live from athens. good to have you with us. your opinion is that a yes vote is a better outcome for greece.
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why is that? >> i think that the yes vote is the better outcome because it is at the end of the day a vote about greece's future. in particular the younger generation, and if they have the option to stay in the eurozone. >> you are a former member of the european task force. presumably the e.u. would like to see a yes vote. >> yes, indeed. they'd like to see a yes vote but should refrain from intervening in terms of their own preferences and what kind of political consequences that may prevail in the next day. >> what brussels have done the president of the european parliament, is unacceptable the intervention in such a country. >> do you think the people of greece understand what they are voting for or understand the question on the referendum
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paper? >> i think that it takes a lot to under the question. in my view it's misleading but importantly, i think that many people are torn in this society. do they under the consequences of their vote. that means the day after what will happen then and germany's finance minister says if there's a no vote greece may be force the to leave the euro but it would be a temporary departure or gre. it how kuz that work. . >> how does that work. >> i don't know how that works. we are in u.n. chartered territory. there's no roadmap or territory. we'll have to be patient, wait for the outcome and re-assess - not only in athens but berlin paris, brils - how to -- brussels how to go forward.
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preferably how to go forward together. the people voting know are the ones believing greece cannot cope are more austerity that is being demanded from them. are they wrong? >> no they are not wrong. austerity in the past five years have not worked. we have had reforms in the economy, in the society, but we need another balance. we need in the future an investment programme, a job creation programme and to integrate into the debate the issue of debt relief as the i.m.f. is demanding from the european creditors. >> like the rest of the greece we wait to see what happens. jens speaking to us from athens. rallies have been held in portugal in solidarity for greeks against austerity measures. hundreds took to the streets of lisbon carrying vote no banners. portugal, like greece had to
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ask for an international bailout in 2011 and had to elf plement -- had to implement massive spending cuts. >> translation: i'm here to show solid artedy with the greeks for having the courage we didn't have i hope we might. i don't any more maybe we'll never have t i feel it's important to have courage. if it's not recognised at an international level. it will never have the strength coming up on al jazeera. >> they are also trying to hack into everything that doesn't move in america presidential hopeful clinton accuses china of stealing government information in the u.s. we'll tell you what australia is doing to prevent the ex-dings of animals -- extinction of animals unique to its habitat. >> women's football increased in popularity but it's far backhand the men's game.
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i'm in vancouver home to the women's world cup final. that story coming up. dozens of civilians have been killed in iraqi government air strikes in the i.s.i.l.-held city of ramadi. air strikes hit a football field where a group of young people were playing. ramadi is the capital of anbar, when it took control at the end of may. a big campaign going on to retake anbar from i.s.i.l. this seems to be moving closer to civilian areas. >> it does. that is part of the problem. it's a complicated conflict to begin with. the iraqi government is launching air strikes, including what locals and hospital sources say are barrel bombs, and artillery strikes. the fighting definitely has shifted to anbar.
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i.s.i.l. controls almost all of the province 8% of it. and in the latest attack. we are told young men have gathered after breaking the day's fast after midnight to play traditional games, including on a soccer field. we are told by local forces they were joined by members of i.s.i.l. trying to recruit some of them that's when the air strikes happened. the iraqis don't have comment on it or similar air strikes. according to sources on the ground. most of the dead were young men. in dispute is who they would have been i.s.i.l. is to entrenched in the areas, it's difficult to get information out of the places. how difficult is it to know what really is going on there. it is very difficult. we try, of course we have a huge responsibility to get as
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much information as possible to bring the reports. and because we are here we can monitor over a series of day. this one friendships, the initial reports came from hospital sources. we have to remember that it's a hospital in which most of the doctors pulled out and the hospital is under i.s.i.l. control. it's clear there's an air truk and the added problem is the parties involved the iraqi and u.s. government not involved in these air strikes, but monitoring what is going on tend not to comment. it appears to be a pattern of attacks by security forces on ramadi in fallujah with civilians caught in the cross foyer. now, the death toll may change some of the details may change but that's the main theme that we see going on here at the
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moment. >> okay, thank you for that. jar of in baghdad -- jane arraf in baghdad. u.s. coalition hits i.s.i.l.'s capital in syria in a large capital. the i.s.i.l. those the casualties caused by the attacks. 15 i.s.i.l. fighters and six civilians. the coalition spokesman said 15 strikes blocked control routes to restrict the movements of i.s.i.l. fighters. >> foreign powers meet in vienna to thrash out a deal on iran's nuclear program ahead of the tuesday deadline. it's been said the final agreement will have three phases. >> the first statement is a day we draw up a deal and the united states security council issues a deal. then we wait for league at procedures in the respective
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counties. when they are over and the countries are ready, it will be the day of the agreement. when it comes, sanctions should be lifted and rain implementing commitments. >> diplomatic editor james bays is in vienna. diplomats descending another go at the nuclear discussions. what are we expecting today? >> the experts work all the way through, in fact much of the day, much of the night. and the iranian geale sayings and the u.s. have not been anywhere, neither have some of the e.u. delegation. we had a meeting that finished between the foreign minister mohammad javad zarif and secretary of state john kerry. they met for 90 minutes in the palaced-turned hotel behind me and are trying to get everything in plies.
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place. i'm told they are dealing with the final sticking point because there are a lot of technical details that many have been resolved by the experts, but there are other things that need political business. i'm told they are trying to get all the key points that need political decisions. the foreign ministers come here looking through them to get political sign off on all the proposed answers to the problems that they have been trying to deal with record to this couple of years. the effective deed line there are two one is on the 7th which is tuesday. that's when the interim deal is extended to. but the reason the 7th has been chosen, there's another deadline on the end of the 8th. that's because the u.s. congression. the u.s. congress has two months to review this. if it's done before the ninth, and it's one month. it's an important deadline in
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people's minds. as you say, some major sticking points resolved over the weekend. tell us more about that. >> well one of the key one and you heard the comment from the iranian side is the sequencing. the supreme leader says he wants all sanctions lifted when there's an agreement. it's what they are trying to finesse, when there's an agreement. they are doing it in phases i think it will be simultaneous. what we have in vienna if we get a deal is the words, but it will not come into force until down the line. simultaneously you have both sides say what they want down if there's a deal here in the next 48 hours, and maligned towards the end of the year or next year you have the implementation moment, and they talk about it being simultaneous. iran would have had them do everything in the agreement, and
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the u.s. the e.u. and the u.n. sanctions will have to be removed on the same date. that's what they are trying to finesse at the moment. >> thank you for that james bays in convenient e there u.s. democratic presidential hopeful hillary clinton accused china of hacking and stealing u.s. government information, the former secretary of state was speaking at a campaign event and warns that washington needs to be vigilant. >> they are also trying to hack into everything that doesn't move in america. stealing commercial secrets, blue prints from defense contractors, stealing huge amounts of government information, all looking for an advantage. make no mistake. they know they are in a competition. and they'll do everything they can to win it richard white, a director and senior fellow at the hudson institute and said hillary clinton always took a hard line on china, even when she was a senator.
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>> she is in an awkward position. she needs not to be too distant. from the current demrcks, and she served in it in its first term, and she could rightly be held accountable for everything that happened then. on the other hand the obama administration is widely considered to have performed weskly in some crisis. and she wants to make sure she an reaffirm and burnish her credentials. if you look at the state she -- at the entire speech, she made conciliatory comments, trig to put herself a little on the moderate stance. i think her strategy is to occupy the center, outflank democratic opponents on the right and outflank the republicans on the left. the problem with russia is that
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she was seen as the principal administrator, if not architect of the obama administration to move closer to russia - at least in its first term. and that did not succeed. and i don't know if that would hold the administration responsible for the failure, it didn't work. and so she's in a delicate position. she needs to defend her position to pursue the policy, and imply that she can do better than anyone else, and in her speech cited the fact she had a lot of experience more so than any other candidate. and argued that was an asset. and that she nows how to behave more smartly than her rivals. syrian forces and hezbollah say they stormed a rebel held city. hezbollah media said they captured areas in the west. activists say the government is hitting the city with barrel bombs. the offensive began on saturday in a bid to cut off main supply routes for the al nusra front
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25 fighters tloil i.s.i.l. have been -- loyal to i.s.i.l. have been killed in air strikes. weapon explosives are reported to have been destroyed near the town. 140 soldiers civilians and fighters linked to i.s.i.l. are reported to have been killed in sinai over the past week. egypt's president abdul fatah al-sisi insists that the situation is stable. he made the comment during a surprise visit to troops stationed in north sinai. >> the palestinian faction hamas denies accusations by egypt and israel that it has been helping the armed group behind the sinai attack. the spokesman for the alchasm grenade said they had never directed weapons to egypt. >> several hundred thousand refugees in jordan, the u.n. humanitarian programme finds it hard to fund foods. and after ramadan, many find it
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hard to breakfasts. >> most families have feasts during the muslim holy month of ramadan. this person worries about what he'll feed his family when they break their fast at sunset. when the syrian family arrived in jordan they were taken to the camp. they couldn't live in the unforgiven desert and escaped. he life in east hammon and don't receive assistance from agencies. >> i ran away from the camp. there's no electricity, we had to walk for ages to get water and carry it to the shelter. the shop is far away. i'm an old man, i couldn't walk to the shop without breaking down. >> no u.n. assistance means no education tore his daughters or health car. jamal is diabetic and goes for days without his pills. his wife with speech and hearing impairment has been
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forced to find work as a housemaid. >> i work to afford drinking water and by the girls needs. if my daughters are sick how do i by them medicine. i wish we stayed in syria and died there. this life is too difficult. >> reporter: life in exile forced many families to forget their dreams and aspirations and worry about essential things like getting food to eat. >> during ramadan generous neighbours drop off a meal. on the days they don't, the family has to manage on its own, and that means eating what is vam. >> this is all they have in the kitcherb. they never eat meat unless it's from the neighbours. moments like these make them feel there's some good. the neighbours sent them a meal and the relatives came to share. with the passing years, the exile needs seem to be more basic. >> all we ask the world is to
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look after syrian refugees help them there are so many like me and those worse off. we need money to eat and drink, that's all. >> reporter: jamal never expected syria to become so ruined and doesn't expect it to go back to the way it was. they are living a temporary life here, not knowing how much worse it will get. now the weather with everton, and consoon season how is it looking in west africa. >> with the monsoon, we think of india. the west african is one we should think of. looking at the satellite, you see the massive thunder heads across a good part of the west africa moving through the southern parts of nigeria, through to southern parts of mali into guinea and sierra
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leone. big downpours here and in central nigeria, heavily rain. 16mm in 24 hours, twice the july rainfall in 24 hours. they'll continue over the next few days. big rain making its way to garden e, liberia and pushing north as we go through the next day or so. you can expect to see wet weather across a good part of west africa. the west african monsoon is looking livelier than the indian monsoon. heavy showers to the north-east of india, we have seen lively rain. 59mm of rain 24 hours, and in nepal, 44mm of rain in 24 hours. looking across the rest of india, it's clear and dry. and hot. skies are clearer. hot enough in new delhi, with a top texture of 30 degrees -- temperature of 30 degrees.
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>> coming up here on al jazeera, technology helping families of those that died in pearl harbour to find closure. >> a star arrives at the l.a. galaxy and steven gerrard says about his move. that's after the break. -
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you're with al jazeera. let's remind you of the top stories. the greek finance minister cast their vote in a referendum
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deciding whether greece stays in the european union. alexis tsipras is demanding a no vote in exchange for more financial aid dozens of civilians killed in iraqi government air strikes in ramadi. it hit a football field with a group of young people. ramadi is anbar province taking control of the end of may an i.s.i.l. video set to show the casualties selling the coalition, and one of the largest exhibitions, targetting raqqa back to the greek referendum. a lot is at stake, and not just for greece but neighbours and creditors. who owns greece's debt? >> well it owes germany 68.2 billion euros. france 43.8.
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italy nearly half a billion, 25 billion euros, and it owes the i.m.f. 21.4, and the european central bank over 18 billion euros. 52.5 billionurios owed to other countries, earlier i spoke with janus, an independent eurozone analyst, and he says there'll be negotiations with european lenders, irrespective of the outcome of the referendum. >> i believe the yes vote is more clear on what will come in negotiations with greece's creditors. i believe with a yes vote the eurozone has to some to a moral obligation to greece for a better deal and debt release making that sustainable. >> either outcome is going cause problems for greece.
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if it is a yes vote it's likely the prime minister is going to quit. what happens then with negotiations? >> well, it is not absolutely clear that prime minister alexis tsipras will leave if a no vote prevails. what is a likely outcome, it would be either the deputy prime minister will take the prime minister's post or there'll be a unity government leading negotiations with eurozone creditors for the next agreement. but in any case i don't think the syriza government will resign if there's a yes vote. >> let's look at a no vote that strengthens the position of alexis tsipras and means that greece could leave the euro and the knock on effects of that on the rest of the eurozone would be catastrophic. >> yes, they would, but i don't think it would be development coming in a matter of days weeks or months in the period.
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i think there'll be negotiations after all, even if a no vote prevails, but it will be in a bitter environment in greece's relationship with its partners, the eurozone partners. fut will be the decision of the -- but it will be the decision of the greek government if it wants to maintain a position in the eurozone, and 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 eurozone or not. >> the leader of the serbs called the srebrenica genocide a lie. he was speaking at a commemoration for serbs who died saying the killing of males in 1995 was not a genocide. around 8,000 men and boys were murdered after bosnian serbs stormed the u.n. protected area.
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>> more than a million ecuadorians are expected to gather when pope francis leads the mass. the pontiff left roam for a long tour of three south american countries, tensions are high where thousands have been protesting and calling for the president to resign. the pontiff will travel to bolivia and paraguay. >> despite the excitement about the pope's tour the catholic church lost popularity. sex abuse and reforms made it hard for some, believe in the leadership and the church. >> reporter: it looks innocent enough. everywhere nose inside this church in santiago perverse things happen. they are told in detail in the forest, a film based on a chilean paedophile priest who
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abused scores of boys and young men. it has been a top box office hit in chile. a once staunchly catholic country, where these days the pews are more empty than full at friday noon 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. [ singing ] that is something pope francis is trying to rectify by declaring a zero tolerance policy towards sexual abuse. yet, for dr james hamilton was one of the victims, the church's punishment of paedophiles is an instalment. -- insult. >> 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 heirachy believe that he's going too far. >> translation: remember as an 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. obviously he has opposition. >> it's a tug of war between defending dogma and pressures to be in step with modern times. the stunning colonial center and centuries old churches is a testament to catholicism's decision to conquer soles. 500 years after missionaries crossed the atlantic, pope francis is coming to the home
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continent to win them back wiht his reformist vision. to guyana which had a political shift two months ago. after more than 20 years in power, the ppp counting on support from the guyanese from indian dissent lost the government. there are concerns about racial tensions as virginia lopez reports. >> it's been more than a month since david granger was sworn in as guyana's new president, yet his victory is contested by the encumbant people's progressive party. to many in latin america's third-poorest country. the victory signals the town of a new era, one of economic progress. to those of east indian dissent. it could mean being displaced from oppositions of power. >> the parties are ethnic parties.
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when one party win it's one ehtnic group that wins. once you govern in that way. the other groups left out of the process. they fund it. from 2015. they left oust of the political. >> deep racial divisions cut across politics, and determined not only where people will live, but conditions. poor drainage, bad road and crumbling infrastructure plague the neighbourhood. they are not ppp supporters, they benefit very little. in an indian community the conditions are different. >> in an african guyanese area neighbours feel the change was long overdue. >> this has taken place. i can see in a situation where things are happening for me or us.
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the guyanese. >> just a few blocks over, in an traditionally east indian and affluent community the feelings are diametrically opposed. many feel retaliation. >> most of the indians are top ranging. some asked them to go some of them went. most of them went. they want to terrorize and bully them and make them go. >> the century's old racial tensions, a legacy of rule are, for many, at the crux of the caribbean's nations inability to flourish. . >> we have a chance but we still need to bring everybody on board. be will still be ... >> reporter: unless the guyanese can find a way to improve racial matters, many fear unless they come the country will go without
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fulfilling its true potential a woman has blown herself up in a church in nigeria, happening in the north-east. at least five people were killed. for the latest on a string of bombings and shootings blamed on boko haram there are more calls for americans to stop displaying the confederate flag after nine members of a black church were killed in south carolina. investigators found online photos of the alleged gunman holing the flak which for many represent savoury and hatred. andy gallagher reports from florida, where n.a.s.c.a.r. feels the pressure to ditch the flag. >> in the annuls of racing 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. to watch favourite drivers take to the track. this year the sport overwhelmingly followed by the white fans has an image crisis
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on its hands. official's asked people like long-time fan 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 others flew the flags seen as a symbol of oppression and slavery. 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. 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.
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so far, only a handful of people have taken them up on the offer. >> despite that, officials keen to attract a more diverse fan 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 once ubiquitous at nascar races. in recent years it's been on the decline. the symbol of pride will always have a place for some. it's 73 years since the imperial japanese navy bombed pearl harbor provoking the u.s. into swing the world war i. one of the battle ships that sunk was the u.s.s. "oklahoma" and modern day technology is
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helping families identify the bodies of ship's crew who were killed. killed. >> the oklahoma sustained 9 to 11 torpedo hits. she's turning over and the crews are at the general quarters. >> the bodies of crew were under
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water for years. when brought up their remains wound up mixed together in graves at the national cemetery of the pacific, known as the punch boll. ray emery. when the navy told him he couldn't bury where. >> i went and grabbed a clipboard, and walked up and down. i spent many moves, all navy and anything after world war ii. >> after 40 years of work his crusade convinced the department of defense that argued the mixed up graves should be left alone should disband the department for handling the dead and create a new lab to identify remains. the crew of the oklahoma will be an enormous challenge.
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>> we exhumed one casket. there were five skulling in the casket. from d.n.a. analysis. we know that there's over 100 represented in that one casket. we know that the remains are high. >> researchers believed they'll identify 80% of the remains over the next five years. props low valley will be one of them. >> i want to bring him home. i don't want a thank you, just the story to be out there, the true story. still to come on al jazeera - all the sport. chile's football fans celebrate a once in a lifetime victory. andy here with that story after the break.
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welcome back. the world lost half of its wild animals in the past 40 years. 70% live in australia, making it home to a diverse selection of animals on the planet. and is making a special effort to protect them. >> 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 out currently under way.
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20% of surviving mammals are threatened with extinction. 12% of birds. australia is typical. at present rate, says an expert, half the world's species will be extinct in 400 years time. >> for those species 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, chose 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 entirely forested and full of animals like koalas, that australia is
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famous for but are now rare. not only do the colonialists 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. eating native animals, or 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. it lost its legs through time. this reserve may be big, but australia is vast. the world wildlife fund estimates a shortfall of reserve habitat in australia, equivalent to an area bigger than france.
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all right, let's get the sport now, here is andy. >> thank you so much. chile's football team celebrate their first ever win. they beat acknowledge in the final chillie versus argentina and a chance for lionel messi to win. the star forward came close to winning the copa america in santiago. in stoppage time. one struck a side netting. after extra time penalties were needed. when argentine midfielder's spot kick saved by flavio bravo from chile, it allowed sanchez to net
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the winning spot kick for chile. a 4-1 win in the shoot-out. >> translation: i think that the penalty gave us justice that we should have got before. i don't want to be irresponsible with what i say, because i have not analysed the match. at first site the effort was more than chile. >> i go to the grave with the boys, they give it their all. they suffer. we will keep trying without doubt. >> it's only the second time chile have beaten argentina in 39 competitive matches. crucially, it's their first ever copa america title. >> that win not surprisingly a queue for huge celebrations in chile, daniel schweimler has been in santiago. >> reporter: the first ever copa america victory for chile,
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99 years the competition has been going. they finally won it against possibly the toughest opposition they could face a good argentine, lionel messi, aguero but they were not good enough. lots of fighting spirit. a great performance, it came to penalties, attention, no goals in the 90 minutes or extra time. when it came to the crunch chilean players showed they were good enough. it's a fantastic victory for the chileans. the party just beginning. we had fireworks, the cup presented. chillie lived through difficult months political scandals and earthquakes. south american football suffered and they put them to one side and concentrated on the football. it's been a successful copa america tournament. and chileans feel the right result. >> well the women's world cup reaches conclusions in a
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few hours time with japan playing the u.s.a. before that game in vancouver, the tournament proved a record breaker. the host canada a crowd of 54,000 saw the national team lose to england in the quarter fines. it was a record for team sport. total expected to top 1.3 million, a record for the tournament making it the most attended f.i.f.a. event history, outside the men's world cup. it's making big inroads in a market that they expect to crack. they are facing a million plus more than 40% on the last women's world cup. it's facing a challenge in an effort to bridge the popularity gap with men's football as gabriel elizonda reports from vancouver. >> not a cloud in the sky, it's a typical summer's day in vancouver, venue of the women's world cup. and what a tournament it's
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been. what a tournament it's been. with more than 8 million tv viewers, the semifinal match was the third most watched women's football game of all time. despite the growth of the female game, the gap between men's and women's football is as large as ever. >> the women's game is viewed as a separate game, if not as football, as women's football. look at the money, the best male footballers make about $20 million a year each, excluding endorsement. the best player, alex morgan, including endorsements, $1 million. germany took home $25 million. this year's world cup, $2 million. then there's the issue of sexism. outgoing f.i.f.a. boss sepp blatter is credited with creating the women's world cup, but remarked that women's footballers should wear more feminine clothes, like tighter shorts. for the first woman inducted in the canadian football hall of
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fame, attitudes like that hurt the development of sport. >> it sends a message only women fit into a certain stereotype will be a positive image for a girl playing soccer. >> looking at history helps to explain the struggles in the women's game. >> men's football can be traced back to the mid 18th century. women's started a century later. it's a reason why it's not a popular or as successful as the men's game or as well-known as we found out on the streets of vancouver, when we asked if any players could be named on the u.s. or japan's teams. >> we could not make an attempt at it. it's reactions like that that have f.i.f.a. admitting that they need to do more. >> on the side of women's football. the marketing side, the promotion side has not been developed as much as the football. despite the challenges, all the
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football fans - all they wanted to do is enjoy the women's beautiful game. . >> a winning game against germany. leon brought down in the penalty. a spot kick scored to score a 1-0 victory, a best performance at the furniture. >> l.a. galaxy fans had the first sighting of the new star player former liverpool captain making an appearance at half time during the 4-0. the first m.l.s. on july the 17th against hose. >> it's -- san jose. it's great to be here i'm excited and can't wait to get my boots on and play in front of you guys, and hopefully -
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hopefully we'll have good times together, and can be a successful future we are an hour away from the start of the british grand prix with lewis hamilton on poll at silverstone, eight polls out of nine races this season. the world champion aiming for a third victory on his home circuit okay. plenty more from me. that is all the sport for now. >> thank you for that now, an unmanned spacecraft carrying supplies docked with the international space station. the russian progress capsule had more than 2,000 kilos of oxygen fuel, food and scientific equipment on board. the arrival comes a week after the private and unmanned space x rocket exploded. there are international astronauts lying on the space station. i am sure they'll be glad of the supplies. >> that's it for the newshour.
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