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"faultlines": death on the bakken shale. only on al jazeera america. in short isil's recent losses in both syria and iraq prove isil can and will be defeated. they had head with isil the u.s.-led coalition ramps up its military coalition. ♪ ♪ hello for do hay i am kamal an that tanaka maria this is the news from doha. the new bailout proposal for greece. family values and helping the poor pope francis spreads his message during a south american tour. >> am simon mcgregor-wood.
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at a showcase for the best and brightest ideas in innovation and he did sign. ♪ ♪ hello, everyone, u.s. president barack obama says he's determined to beat isil. the u.s.-led coalition is intensifying its campaign against the group with some of the heaviest bombing since it's began airstrikes last september. at least 19 of these air strikes were carried out in a rack and syria on sunday. president obama says the folk soys taking out isil's leaders and its infrastructure and the reason knowledge players in the middle east are united in the fight. >> isil's strategic weaknesses are real. they are surrounded lie countries and communities committed to its destruction.
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it has no air force our coalition owns the skies isil is backed by no nation, it relies on fear, seems executing its own disillusioned fighters. it's unrestrained brutality often alienates those under its rule creating new enemies. in short isil's recent losses in syria and iraq prove that isil can and will be did he defeated. >> that statement is backed up by able crease in the air campaign in the last 48 hours as well. the u.s.-led coalition carried out 11 air strike in iraq, near beigebeiji, fallujah, a kirkuk and sinjar, over in syria it targeted isil fighters in eight strikes. they struck al qaeda positions near aleppo. the u.s. defense second ash carter will face a sennas commit on tuesday to defend the coalition campaign and it's $2.9 billion price tag. he says the airstrikes are working with the help of kurdish peshmerga forces on the ground. it was the peshmerga which
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fought off isil attacks on several of their positions near kirkuk on monday, killing nearly 40 isil fighters, carter says the increase in coalition airstrikes is to bolster kurdish gains on the ground. >> we are doing more in syria from the air. i think you saw some of that in recent days. and the opportunity to do that effectively is spoe rided 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. >> let's take to jane arraf live in baghdad. tell us first of all about the air strikes arc as i read there were a number of places that were hit just in iraq a loan. >> reporter: absolutely. and it's an indication that isil is indeed, able to fight on many front. when president obama described them as nimble, this is really
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what he has been talking about in areas where they have been driven out they are attempting to come back and coming back in full force. one would think that that fighting force would have been weakened by now. but in many of these places they are coming out with multiple suicide car bombs or truck bombs even using armored vehicles take friend iraq forces which were originally american vehicles. followed by gunmen and other suicide bombers with suicide vests. so on. days there are more than a dozen suicide bombers trying to detonate themselves. we have spoken with the ministry of defense about this and say a lot of these people are still foreign fighters, still coming in through syria via turkey. and they say that is part of the problem as well. ca ma. >> we keep talking about the peshmerga as well, i wonder if you can explain to the viewers the significance of them and what they are doing on the ground and if the airstrikes would be as effective without them. >> reporter: they absolutely
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wouldn't be is the consensus among pretty much everybody whether they are iraqi or coalition officials. we is that you when the kurdish capital erbil was in danger of being attacked by isil last year. it was the u.s. coalition strikes that came in that were able to turn the tide on that one. and we have seen that time and again. the problem is, that the coalition, led by the u.s., is very cautious about when it is implementing these airstrikes. we are not seeing fallujah, ramadi mosul, they are staying away from populated areas because they want to limit civilian casualties but because because they don't want to be drawn in to a very politically difficult conflict that involves iran iraqi forces, and a host of other factors. they also don't have the intelligence on the ground that they need to pinpoints a lot of these areas so while those airstrikes are definitely having an affect in some areas, there are places, particular lit cities where iraqis are launching increasing campaigns civilians are increasingly being
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hurt and killed and that is an area really where the u.s. doesn't have a lot of impact, kamal. >> thank you, jane arraf live in baghdad for us today. it is a day of crucial meetings about the future of greece. european leaders and the greek government are trying to agree to a plan to keep athens in to the single currency. here is where things stand right now. banks still closed. and expected to remain so until at least thursday. the european central bank has increased pressure them by demanding more class corral challe collateral in exchange. mine minister a lexus tsipras will address a meeting of european leaders at the european parliament. there have been tough words from the german chancellor angela her cell asmerkel. ing a greece needs present credible residence lunges, but they are open to the
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negotiations with agents ends. >> reporter: together their country's economies account for nearly half the sewer ozone so the views of the german chancellor and the french president are crucial as europe grapples with the fall out of the greek referendum. angela merkel has taken a firm line on greece's need to live up to its commitments. while french officials have hinted at greater flexibility. the time had come for france and germany to speak with one voice. >> translator: it's now up to the government of mr. tsipras to submit proposals so they can remain in the euro that is sustainable. greece needs to stay in the euro. >> translator: it is not only the greek population and the greek people who have a say here, it's also the other 18 countries. whiff one common currency and want to keep it. therefore all sides need to be responsible and so solidarity.
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>> reporter: the euro zone is moving in to unchartered waters, no mechanism exists for a country to leave the euro. so greece's european partners are worried about setting a dangerous precedent. other countries in the euro zone such as spain will be watching the next developments closely. like greece, spain has lived through difficult economic times. the spanish government has been forced to impose unpopular austerity measures. so will be wary of greece getting special treatment. >> translator: i believe that from the point of view of the greek public, some errors have been made by the so-called institutions, but i also say it's inevitable that greece macon form because there are other examples of other countries who have already put them in lace and already emerged from recession. >> reporter: it looks like a bad omen, workmen taking apart the euro symbol outside the form murderheadquarters of the european
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central bank, her just repairing the sign and it will be back in place on thursday. the process of revival the currency this sign represents will doubtless take much longer. jackie row lands, al jazerra paris. >> live to john in ago ends now. we were talking 24 hours ago john, and i kept asking you when might the banks open? that's what the greek people want to know. we have our answers and it's still just going to be closed. >> reporter: they will be closes for sometimes it seems. >> reporter: well, i think the banks are taking a bullish stanchion here, kamal. i mean, they are lasting as long as they possibly can. but we are not where we were two weeks ago when there were still emergency assistance flowing in to the bring banks because greece was still negotiating and doing so in good faith. since then the declaration of the referendum, the walk out of the talks by the prime ministers
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ministers. now the banks are living day-to-day and happened to mouth. here is an example of how precarious the situation is. yesterday one major bank here in athens was only able to keep its atm open you would of its atms open thanks to the fact that two major companies deposited their payroll in cash that, amount of money between eight and 10 million euros literally went from those two company's payrolls in to the atm machines. they are living hands to mouth these banks now. and it's even worse for them in the last 24 hours because the european central bank has decided to further demote, devalue the assets they have been commit to go it in order to draw the emergency liquidity assistance, we don't know by how much. it's a closely kept secret, but it means that they are even less able now to borrow more money against that collateral should
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things go well in bulls today and should liquidity continue to flow from the ecb in coming days. so the situation is becoming objectively, financially worse not just politically more difficult. >> extraordinary. >> what is due to happen today? >> reporter: as mrs. merkel said the door is still open and mr. hollande said it's up to mr. sip respite the greek mine minister to bring forward credible proposals. we'll see if there are any positive reactions because that would be the first indication of whether a technical agreement can be hammered out and signed off on in the evening. it's difficult to imagine that process beginning totally from scratch. there has to be elements from
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the existing program carried over in to the discussion. otherwise there wouldn't be enough time to begin the discussion anew and conclude it today. i think what you are looking at, is the basic document there was delivered as the object of the referendum but with serious changes on both sides. perhaps the greeks will ask for a greater commit to him debt restructuring than the next four years. perhaps they'll ask for a more long-term approach than that. but that will be politically difficult for the creditors to deliver and in toured get it the greeks have to make some very serious reform proposal of their open, we are now in an area of extremely narrow political maneuvering room where both sides have to make concrete and committed proposals. >> thank you for that. john live in athens for us today. in vee en with iran for the last-minute deal in teheran's nuclear program. the tuesday deadline is, of course looming.
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the talks continued late in to monday night trying to iron out the givens. u.n. sanctions on iran's missile program and an arms embargo remain the sticking point. iran wants a lifting of the sanctions which have crippled it's economy and slashed its oil exports. the in the news ahead building bridges through baseball. a unique community project in chicago. we'll tell but that. and we'll visit cuba's crumbling coastline as pressure grows for more to be done on climate change.
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♪ ♪ back with the top stories for you here on on al jazerra. the u.s. press barack obama says he's determined to defeat ice ill. the u.s.-led coalition is ins tense identifying its campaign against the group with some of the heaviest bombing since it began airstrikes last september. the greek banks remain closed. european leaders and the greek government are meeting in brussels trying to agree on a plan too keep athens in to the single currency. six world payers in vienna long with iran for the last-minute deal on teheran's nuclear program is looming. iran wants the sanctions says to be lifted. pope francis has celebrated' open-air mass in ecuador. the first of his week long south american visit. more than 600,000 people braved the stifling heat to take part. the pope called for stronger family values and solidarity with the poor.
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our latin america editor lucia newman has more. >> reporter: the heat was often unbearable, but hundreds of thousands of pilgrims who were undeterred as they gathered for post francis' first open-air mass in south america his home continent. the pope dedicated his first major address to the family which the catholic church considers the pillar of society but which in pope francis' views view is suffering from the else of modern times. >> the family is the greatest social wealth that no other i institution can replace it needs top helped and strengthen saidstrengthened. >> reporter: the pope has taken a liberal stance but remains opposed to same-sex marriage, he hope the the bishops' meetings scheduled for october would provide con cleat solutions to the many -- concrete solutions to many challenges facing
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families in our times. >> translator: we would like the pope to bless our family and our country that meets more faith. >> reporter: back in the capital thousands of gathering hoping to catch a glimpse of the pope as he heads towards the presidential palace and the cathedral. here he will be switching gears in the next mass. probably addressing another of his favorite themes which is climate change and the need for man to reconcile himself with mother earth. less than a month ago pope francis issued a bitter critique of capitalism. warning did he go degradation and climate change was in danger of destroying our planet. it's a subject he likely discussed in a closed-door meeting with ecuador's president, who has come under fire for want to go open up protected areas of the amazon rain forest to oil exploration. lucia newman, al jazerra.
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britain's prime minister david cameron has held talks with bosnia's president in london. they discussed bosnia's possible e.u. entry as well as nato membership. the meet took place ahead of a ceremony toy remember thousands of men and boys killed in the massacre 20 years ago. >> it is so important that we are here today. it's so important that we are commemorating those terrible events of 20 years ago. so important because this was the biggest act of genocide 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 we are remembering. because this is a story that is not yet over. still today there are bodies being identified, bodies being buried, work being done. it's absolutely vital in remembering this horrific events. >> at least 14 people have been killed in a suspected al-shabab
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attack in northern kenyan gunmen opened fire on query workers who were resting. the attack happened near a military bays. a bun run burundi general who failed a coup attempt. east african leaders also met on monday asking the president to delay the vote which is due for july 15th. however, the president who skipped the meeting has rejected any calls to step down. saudi-led coalition air strikes have skilled 40 civilians in yemen and injured more than 50 others. among the areas hit was a cattle market near aden. doctors without borders say its teams treated 23 people. it's condemned the targeting of residential areas by all parties in the conflict in the last three days the group has treated over 300 people caught up in the fighting. saudi arabian authorities arrested three brothers link
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today a suicide bombing owe a shia mosque in kuwait last month. dozens were killed in kuwait city shortly after friday prayers. the brothers have yet to be identified. the saudi security spokesman says there is a fourth brother who lives in syria and is a member of isil. police in the u.s. city of chicago have long grappled with high crime rates. now a handful of officers are reaching out to children mount most violent neighborhoods where police are offense viewed with suspicion, aiming to build bridges through america's favorite past time. ash-har ca raich i has the story. >> reporter: for chicago police officer eric olsen. >> you are doing good, man. >> reporter: coaching baseball is one way he can step away from the street violence he sees on a daily basis. >> i am always a policeman but i want to coach this baseball team today. >> reporter: he's a tactical lieutenant in otherral wood on the south side and one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in
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chicago. but on this day along with about 10 other officers he's traded in his weapon for a whistle. >> a lot of times there will be conflicts, based upon different boundaries, different gang lines or where someone may live. and this gives kids a chance to interact with kids from all over the country regardless of what block they are on. >> reporter: about 100 kids both boys and girls ages eight to 12 are taking part in the league. but it's not just about baseball. it's about mentoring kids who need it the most. >> you did good. let's see a high five. no hey you did good. hey, don't cry, there is no crying in baseball. >> reporter: teaching them life skills like conflict resolution, problem solving and team working. along with teaching these youngsters about the basics of catching throwing, batting and fielding organizers reel hoping to building stronger relationships within the community that translate from here on the field to out there in the neighborhoods. >> let's go. let's go. >> reporter: retired postal worker janice moore signed up her two grandson to his play in the league.
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she says she believe this is could help build trust between communities of color and the police. >> i think the interaction is really good for the kids because you are getting so many mixed vibes about the police. some are good, some are bad. but they are here to serve and protect and we want our kids to really understand that. >> reporter: for moore's seven-year-old grandson deandre a fan of the nationally known jackie robinson west team it's a bit less complicated. >> it's fun. it gives me how to play and give me how to learn new things. >> the batting order is written down yeah. >> reporter: for many of the kids this is their first time playing the game. organizers here say they want it to be fun and hope it will help redefine the police community relationship. >> safe. good job ronald. >> it's really good for them to interact with them. they are having a ball out here with them. >> reporter: in a city where homicide statistics all too often dominate the head lines league organizers say they hope efforts like this can be a game changer.
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now later this year france will host an international conference on climate change. delegates will be aiming to finally sign some sort of global treaty. last week the united states, china and brazil raised hopes by commit to go new climated change goals, now nick clark reports now from cube at warning signed continues to accumulate. >> reporter: there are those who doubt the reality of climate change. umberto isn't one of them. he tells me he has lived her most of his life on the north coast of the cuba, the town's coast the strip has been eat an way by the advancing ocean. and every time there is a storm a little more is lost. what was once a thriving community, has been consumed as the sea level rises. >> translator: the sea has moved further up lands over the course of me i life. buildings like this one have been affected. and the entire coastline has changed. in the '70s, this was a school until the sea eroded eights its foundation and collapsed like
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you see nows scenes like this are happening all over the world. roman catholic leader pope francis will visit cuba in september. he has recently warned of the dangers of inaction. a papel encyclical torque ted the world' wealthy. he wrote of the unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem with serious consequences for all of us. also in june, at the g7 sum knit germany, the concept i've carbon-free world went from fantasy to official policy. as leaders pledge to wean their economies off fossil fuels and promised that paris will produce results. >> translator: we know that we need deep cuts of global greenhouse gas emissions and therefore have committed ourselves to the need to decarbonize the global economy in the course of this century. >> reporter: meanwhile the use of renewable energy soaring just as fast as it's a cost is plummeting. there is widespread mobil saying
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on the streets. cities are listening taking their cues from their citizens. but that's not the whole picture. we are seeing more extreme weathers and scientists say the clock is ticking the world's nations are supposed to outline what they will individually do to reduce emission to his keep temperatures from rising above two degrees over preindustrial levels. so far only a small proportion of countries have done so. and as the poor suffer the most, what about the promised billions of dollars the rich will provide and still don't know how the finances are going to work. and as people in the front line like umberto will tell you things are more urgent than the negotiators and politicians would appear to recognize. there is much to be done between now and december in paris if scenes like this are not to become a sign post to our future. nick clark, al jazerra. cuba. now 3,000-kilograms of ivory and rhino horn have been destroyed in mozambique after
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being confiscateed from poachers. back in may police seized 340 elephant tusks and 65 rhino horns, this was the country's ever largest discovery of illegally killed wildlife. rhino poachers are recruited across the border in south south africa. >> translator: it's a message to all of those who fight in on daily basis against evil that is poaching. it's symbolic and allows us also to have a more calm management. situation, that is why the government decided to carry out the burning of these confiscated horns. now finally ever think about these inventions a vibrating pen design today people with parkinson's disease a powerful glove that allows to you carve through tough materials, these are some the inventions on display in london, simon mcgregor-wood went to see the next yep raises of devices designedded to i can mat lives of many so much easier. these are the displays that
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might launch careers, this is science for the real world it might change our lives, for example, there is the power glove which could revolutionize the world of sculpture by allowing hand sculpting of wood and stone for the first time. >> for them it's about being as close as they can to the material. really being intimate with the stone or with the wood. and really understanding those first. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: then there is a brand-new way of harvesting wind power. imagine thousands of these stuck to a sky escaper or lining an underground train tunnel. and this vibrating pen is did he signed to help sufferers of parkinson's disease whose hands stiffen as the disease takes hold. >> when you tilt the pen to the right it engage the vibrational motors and enables you to write clearer and smoother by providing a vibrational feedback to your muscles. and it makes the pen that version across the paper easier and also reduces the stiffness
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of the muscles. >> reporter: the innovations on display here if you like are a combination of art and science this stuff has to work and look good at the same time. the students are taught to understand the commercial applications of what they come up with, because it's these innovations that will drive a successful economy of the future. all of them are fundamentally interested in taking their ideas forward and realizing some of the forms their own -- some have formed their own companies already and some working with innovation hubs and investors to try to realize their ideas in whichcommercial reality. the. >> reporter: the work here is about changing lives and the impact we have on the world around us. using different densities of the same play tinge to make one complex product a concept shoe since it's made of one thing it's easier do to recycle it's a perfect mix of commercial and
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