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determined to defeat i.s.i.l., the u.s. president says the fight will be long but progress is being made. hello, i'm louis jordon life in doha. also on the programme. leaders of france and jeremy are open to bailout talks, but they want greece to act quickly the pope calls for the church to be more inclusive during the first mass of his south american tour also ahead - building bridges through baseball. a unique community project in
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chicago the u.s.-led coalition intensified its campaign against i.s.i.l. in iraq and syria, with some of the heaviest bombings since last september. 19 have been carried out in the last 24 hours. kurdish peshmerga forces say they have killed 14 fighters near kirkuk. president obama says he's determined to destroy the group and says regional players in the middle east are united in the fight. >> i.s.i.l. said strategic week possesses are reel. it is surrounded to countries committed to its destruction. it has no air force, our coalition owns the skies. i.s.i.l. is backed by no nation relying on fear executing its own disillusioned fighters
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sometimes. it's unrestrained brutality creates new enemies, losses in syria and iraq proves it can and will be defeated. >> when obama's statement is backed up by an increase in the air campaign. the u.s. coalition carried out 11 air strikes, in baiji. and others. in syria, it targeted i.s.i.l. fighters in eight strikes near haas abbing area raqqa, kobane and aleppo. supported by air strikes peshmerga forces say they killed 40 fighters. the kurdish soldiers claimed to have prevented i.s.i.l. attacking several positions and entering kirkuk the peshmerga are around. ash carter praised the efforts of the peshmerga in the fight
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against i.s.i.l. >> we are doing more from syria in the air, we saw some of that and the opportunity is provided in the case of the last few days by the effective action on the ground of kurdish forces, which gives us the opportunity to support them tactically meanwhile, in iraq there's growing concern over civilian casualties in government offensives in anbar. i.s.i.l. holds more than 80% of the region as the iraqi government trace to push the group out. it prosecutors to be launching air tricks killing civilians. jane arraf reports. >> reporter: fighting is intensifying around one of i.s.i.l.'s biggest strongholds. fallujah is one of the first cities to gaul to i.s.i.l. and will be one of the most difficult to capture. i.s.i.l. is believed to have
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launched suicide attacks. iraqi security forces use air strikes and artillery. the intensified operations on the edge of the city is killing civilians and fighters. the government says it is only targetting i.s.i.l. victims are clearly women and children. details are difficult to confirm. hospitals in fallujah and ramadi are controlled by i.s.i.l. iraqi doctors have been pulled out. this i.s.i.l. video appears to have shown young men. the defence ministry denies they were civilians saying i.s.i.l. bans the came. medical and civilian leaders say some are killed by barrel bombs, they are banned under international law. military leaders deny that. >> we are using air force jets
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army jets and artilleries, he is are our people rickies, i hear about the -- iraqis i hear about the use of barrel bombs, there's no such thing. >> among the main tactics are hiding in civilian areas. >> if civilians wanted to leave fallujah and ramadi, there's not a lot of places they can go. i.s.i.l. controls so much territory, there's only one route out, through bag dat. with access is control. leaving tens of thousands of families in the cities caught twine i.s.i.l. and the coming offensive. >> the syrian government is trng air strikes, it's been fighting rebels for a few days as reported, the fighters are
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edging closer to the borders. >> in syria the conflict continues. an unending barr age as fierce as this fire. as suffocating as the smoke. as the violence escalates a regional threat of spillover from syria has never been so real. on the move is i.s.i.l. fighting to keep control of raqqa, its main stronghold. and to take over haas anger on the border with turkey on another of the syria's borders, this with lebanon, the government is fighting to repel rebels and regain the upper hand. >> with hezbollah entering the fray once more the fighting is fierce are on the ground as barrel bombs are dropped from the air. they are not the only group using makeshift munitions. running low on weapons, rebels in aleppo use what they can.
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here transforming a gas cannister into a bomb. complicating the bombing, the presence of kurdish fighters. until now, the most effective fighting force against i.s.i.l. driving towards raqqa and on the front lines. kurdish y.p.g. forces are attempting to stop the islamic state of iraq and levant. more battle lines are drawn and fighting fronts open as the war in syria gets far more complicated and dangerous every day talks in vienna on a deal to end iran's nuclear programme hit a new phase. six world powers negotiating with tehran have until tuesday. talks continue until monday night banks in greece could be days away from collapse if a bailout package is not agreed on.
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european leaders are open to talks, but want athens to act quickly. they are meeting greek prime minister alexis tsipras on tuesday. jacky rowland has more. >> reporter: tonight the country's economies account for half the eurozone. the views of the german chancellor and the french president is important. angela merkel takes a firm line on greece's need to live up to their scmitment. the french hint at greater flexibility. the time is for france and germany to speak with a voice. >> translation: it's for the government of mr alexis tsipras to submit proposals so they can remain in the euro. greece needs sustainability. >> it is not only the greek population and people that have a say, it's the other 18
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countries. we have one common currency. we want to keep the currency and all sides need to be responsible and show solidarity. >> reporter: the eurozone is moving into u.n. chartered water. no mechanism exists for a country to leave. other counties in the eurozone such as spain, will watch the next development closely. like greece spain has lived through difficult economic times. the spanish government has been forced to impose unpopular austerity measures and will be wary between greece getting special treatment. >> from the point of view of the greek public errors have been made by the united nations. it's inevitable that greece makes reform. there are other countries putting them in place, and has
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emerged from recession. >> it looks like a bad omen. workmen taking apart a euro symbol outside the former headquarters of the european central bank. they are repairing the sign it will be back in place on thursday. the process of reviaing the current -- reviving the currency this sign represents will doubtless take longer pope francis held an open of air mass in ecuador, the first of a week-long visit. over 600,000 braved the heat to take part. the pope called for stronger values and solidarity with the poor. lucia newman reports. >> the heat was often unfair are bearable. hundreds of thousands were undeterred gathering for the pope's first open-aired mass in spanish-speaking south america, his home continent.
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the pope dedicated his first address to the family the pillar of society, but which is suffering from the ills of modern times. >> the family is the greatest social wealth na no other institution can replace, it needs to be helped and strengthened. >> the spoken has taken a liberal stance on divorce and homosexuality, but is opposed to same sex marriage which is legalized in north and south american countries. pope francis hoped the bishop's meeting would provide concrete cole suingses to the many challenges facing families. we would like the pope to bless our family and country that needs more faith, says that man. >> back in the capital, thousands gathered hoping to catch a glimpse of the poem as he heeds to the presidential palace and the cathedral. here he will switch fears,
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addressing another of his favourite themes, which is climate change and the need for man to reckon same himself with mother earth. >> less than a month ago, pope francis issued a bitter critique of koth lickism. climate change is a subject he likely discussed in a closed door meeting with ecuador's president, who has come under fire for wanting to open up areas of the amazon rainforest a lot more to come on al jazeera. yemen's war closes hospital leaving millions without care they need. plus... >> i'm simon mcgregor-wood at the imperial show in london a showcase for some of the best and brightest ideas in innovation and design.
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>> al jazeera america, weekday mornings. catch up on what happened overnight with a full morning brief. get a first hand look with in-depth reports and investigations. start weekday mornings with al jazeera america. open your eyes to a world in motion. welcome back a reminder of the top stories. u.s. president obama said the campaign against i.s.i.l. will be a long one, but believes the loss of territory in iraq and syria shows it can be defeated. they have stepped up air strikes in the past few days. >> the leader of the france and germany say the doors remain open for france and greece. speaking in paris ahead of an emergency summit it's up to athens to submit a proposal.
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pope francis called for stronger family values. over 600,000 braved heat to take part in the mass in ecuador's second city. >> in yemen. saudi led air strikes killed many. among the areas hit was a cattle market in the port city of aden. doctors without borders says teams treated 23 people and condemned targetting of residential areas by all parties in the conflict. in the last three days the group treated 300 caught up in the fighting. yemen when's heath system is falling apart. many hospitals have been shut down. >> in yemen's ongoing conflict civilians pay the highest price. as the war continues more hives are lost but -- lives are lost but not only to violence a
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health system barely copes with daily needs. hospitals around the country are closing down their emergency rooms, and intensive care units due to shortage in staff. some health care workers were killed and injured trying to save lives. 8.6 million people are in need of medical help. in addition to that daily lives of the yemeni people have been affected. shortages in power and water are common. most cities get six hours of electricity, others rely on generators. drinking water reached exorbitant prices at almost $100 per tank. groups accuse the houthis of selling humanitarian aid on the black market. with no change on the ground the youngest of civilians will bear the burden south carolina's senate passed a bill to remove the confederate flag from the state
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capital. the killing of nine people revived the controversy. diane eastabrook has more from colombia. >> to remove the flag from the state house ground, and thinking it would change history would be like removing a tattoo from the corpse of a loved one and thinking that that would change the loved one's obituary. >> in south carolina senate chamber on monday, passionate words over a divisive symbol. >> it's a flag bringing back horrible memories of slavery, and again is now used frequently as a symbol of hatred and bigotry, and racism. >> after five hours of debate, the state senate voted overwhelmingly to remove the
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senate flag from state house grounds, rejecting an amendment that would have let voters decide. >> i believe the major city of south carolinans would like to see it up, and i believe i spoke for them. i'd like to prove that with a vote. >> reporter: the flag has become a flashpoint since the killing of in my opinion people during -- of in my opinion people during bible study at church the alleged gunman was photographed brandishing the flag. during the debate, state senator john scott argued that momentum was with those that opposed the confederate symbols. >> we turned a deaf ear to a lot of things. it's time to change. >> the debate over the stars and bars spilled onto the state house lawn. supporters clashed where opponents. >> first of all, they won the civil war. you have been brainwashed to call it the civil war. >> take the smack in the face down. it's not about that any more,
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it's about love and harmony. >> the senate will hold a vote on the flag on tuesday, then it goes to the state house, where an account by the local newspaper suggests it will also pass. the drought in the u.s. state of california is worse now than last year and is hitting the economy hard. researchers say a major water shortfall will cost the state $3 billion this year, higher than previous years. melissa chan reports. >> reporter: our team covered the drought since the declaration of a state of emergency from governor jerry brownment the drought this summer is worse than the drought from last year. the university of california davis put out a report saying economic losses in 2015 are expected to be 2.8 billion. and half a million fields like this will lie fallow.
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20,000 jobs - almost 20,000 jobs will be lost. we spoke to mike wood a farmer and his family owning 1900 acres, this is what they had to say. >> 1900, as i told you before, there's a little over 700 acres that is fallowed. there was a lot of research that went into things that wouldn't take a lot of water. we grew garlic and at this time of year if we were in full production, we'd enlist 25 po 35 people. presently we have seven people in the report later, we'll explain more it's not about an economic downturn and fallow fields it's a lot more complicated than that even as we lost 20,000 in the state. farmers complain about a labour shortage. what is going on in the breadbasket. we'll take a closer look. >> boston marathon bomber
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dzhokhar tsarnaev, who has been sentenced to death filed a petition seeking a new trial. lawyers say there was a lack of evidence in his initial hearing. dzhokhar tsarnaev was convicted in april of killing three and injuring 264 at the marathon in 2013. he was found guilty of fatally shooting a police officer police in chicago long grabbled with high crime rates. a handful of officers are reaching out to children in violent neighbourhoods aiming to build bridges to america's favourite
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pastime. >> reporter: coaching baseball is a way this man can step away from street violence he sees on a daily basis. >> i'm here to coach the team. >> reporter: he's a tactical lieutenant in inglewood, it's on the south side and is a dangerous neighbourhood. >> let's play ball. >> on this day, with 10 other officers, he traded in his weapon for a whistle. >> it will be based upon different boundaries and gang lines, and this gives a chance to interact with kids over the community regardless of what block they are on. >> about 100 kid, boys and girls. they are taking pace. >> you did good. you did good. don't cry, there's no crying in baseball. >> teaching conflict resolution conflicts res use and team work. along with teaching basics of catching, throwing, batting and fielding, organizers are hoping to build stronger relationships here on the field and in the neighbourhood.
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retired postal worker signed up her grandsons, saying it could help to build trust between communities of colour and the police. >> you get mixed jibes about the police, some are good and bad. they are here to serve, we want the kids to understand that. >> from fans of the jackie robinson west team, it's uncomplicated. >> it's fun. they give me how to play and how to learn new things. >> reporter: for many it's the first time playing, organizers want is to be fun and want it to redefine the community relationship. >> it's glad for them to interact. they are having a ball out here with them. >> reporter: in a city where homicide statistics dominate
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headlines, league organizers hope efforts like this can be a game changer taxi drivers in mexico city have come together to take on uber. they accuse the group of being bias. they connect riders to drivers through a mobile phone app leaving many queeded out of the market. the approval rating for chile's president hit a low. an opinion poll showed 68% of those surveyed were unhappy. it's blamed partly on the resignation of the chief of staff and a series of corruption scandals. protests calling for reforms dented her popularity in may two died during demonstrations between teachers and students a 13-year-old suicide bomber blew herself up near a mask in northern nigeria. the number of casualties is not
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clear. nigeria came under repeated attacks. sunday night twin blasts hit the city of jos, killing 24 people. police blamed boko haram for the attacks. >> east african leaders called for burundi's presidential election to be delayed. more time is needed for dialogue and a deal for president pierre nkurunziza to drop out of the race. he rejected calls to step aside. from seeking a third term. news in 11 people have been killed and 13 injured by a shooting in northern kenya. the armed gang opened fire. workers were among those killed. >> britain's prime minister held
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talks and they discussed e.u. entry and n.a.t.o. membership. it took place ahead of a ceremony. >> it is so important that we are here today. it's so important that we are commemorating the terrible events of 20 years ago. so important because this was the biggest act of genocide and it's right we call it genocide on the continent of europe since the holocaust. it's important that we are here and remembering, because this is a story that is not yet over. still today there are bodies identified bodies buried work being done. there's absolutely vital in remembering this horrific event now, a vibrant in pen, power glove and way of harvesting wind energy, some of the events on
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display in london. simon mcgregor-wood went to check them out. >> these are the displays which might launch careers, this is science for the real world. it may change issue lives. for example, this apparatus or power glove could revolutionize the world of sculpture allowing hands school pting in wood and stone. >> it's about being close to the material being intimate with the stone or the wood. >> reporter: then there's a new way of harvesting wind power. imagine thousands of these stuck to a sky scriper or underlining a train tunnel. this is to stop those suffering parkinson's disease. >> when you tilt the pep, it engages the notice. and enables you to write clearer and smoother by priding a vibrational feedback to the
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muscles, and it makes the penn traverse the paper easier and reduces the stiffness of the muscles. >> innovations on display are a combination of art and science. it has to work. students are taught to understand the commercial applications of what they come up with. these innovations about drive successful economies of the future. >> all are interesting in taking their ideas forward and realising that some of the foremen run companies and working with innovation hubs in order to realise their ideas in commercial reality. >> reporter: the work here is about changing lives in the impact we have on the world around us. this uses different densities of plastic to make a complex product, a concept shoe. it's made of one thing.
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it's easier to recycle. it's a perfect mix of the commercial and environmental. a quick reminder you can keep up to date with all the news on the website. there assist on the news. that's slick promotional videos. and their excellent pr machines are generating hours of airtime, >> well i think we could probably send the first person in about 12 years.