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under pressure, the greek prime minister under pressure from his own party, as the parliament bebaits whether to approve the new austerity bill. this is al jazeera live from doha. also ahead. protests in the japanese parliament over a plan to allow troops to fight overseas for the first time since world war ii. [ singing ] celebrations in tehran after an historic nuclear deal with world powers. we'll look at what it means for
iranians. and somalia's banana exporters are thriving two decades after civil war destroyed the industry. hello, it's decision day in greece as parliament debates whether to pass the reforms dispanded by european creditors for another bail-put. prime minister alexis tsipras will need opposition support, because members of his own coalition's they will not back the deal. one of the two deputy finance minister resigned ahead of the vote. alexis tsipras is facing a strike by public sector workers. the deal may have been undermined already. the international monetary fund is threatening to withdraw its support unless european leaders agree to write-off billions of
greece's debt. whatever happens, greece needs money now, and the european commission backed a controversial proposal to use an e.u.-wide fund to cover athens short-material cash need. britain did a u-turn and said a solution can be found to allow it to contribute to a bridging loan to keep greece afloat. john psaropoulos is live in athens for us. what does this all mean for greece right now as they debate whether to take up the austerity package, particularly with the i.m.f. coming out saying it will not be part of a third bail out. >> you are right the i.m.f. will not be part of a bail out unless there's debt sustain ability. was was the case earlier when
they were forced to ask private holders for a disoilent on the debt. at that time there was largely break pannings and pension funds that took the hit. most of the money disappointed was in the hands of greek institutions. it was a necessary move for greece to get its loan. 200, two-thirds of the debt is in the hands of european taxpayers through the governments and the european institutions that leaned the money for greece. now it's the turn of the official sector to de asked to turn down - to discount the debt that greece owes them. in fact the i.m.f. said that greece's debt can only be made sustainable through debt relief measures that go beyond what
europe has been willing to consider so far. there are three options. one is either greece is given the rest of the century, essentially, to pay off its debt to the european institutions. secondly, if that is not forthcoming, the europeans can do a nominal hair cut. if greece owes them00 million, they can -- them 200 million, they can cut it in half and european taxpayers will shoulder it up front. the third option is to continue to give the greeks dribs and dabs to top you have revenues from taxation in order for greeks to pay off the debt. roughly 5 rz of the economy, and that is unsustain ag. the i.m.f. said in order for greece to perform as planned it would need a primary surplus in
the budget, of 3.5%. something few have been able to do. it is impossible for greece unless one of the forms of debt relief is forthcoming. >> sir live in athens. the reuters news session ais reporting that yemeni government forces took control of the main port in the city of aden. this is a day after seizing the airport from houthi fighters. the exclusive pictures to al jazeera show fighters from the popular resistance committee launching new attacks on wednesday. it was focussed on capturing the stricts from houthi rebels many in japan are yourious that the ruling coalition forced new military bills through a parliamentary committee. a full-house pallet will take
place on thursday. if the legislation is approved japanese troops can fight abroad for the first time since world war ii. >> it's a year since the japanese government reinterpreted the passivist cribbs to allow troops to fight abroad. prime minister shinzo abe made a quick exit. at the time legislation pushed to the vote. pelling out in what circumstances the defense forces can collect defense. the controversy not just for the politicians. a majority of voters oppose the
fills. >> translation: i don't like the way they are forcing past the bills. >> reporter: since world war ii japan's military has been constrained. fighting in defense of them. one sees them mine sweeping in the golf if an ail blockade throatened japan and the u.s. a bigger reason is closer to japan's shores, a need to project unity and deterrence in the face of a rising china. corey ashe promised that japan would put the constitutional reforms into action. they are determined to push on the landmark nuke deal between iran and six world powers has been welcomed. irane president hassan rouhani says his country will no longer be considered an international threat, calling it a victory for
iran. his foreign minister mohammad javad zarif is back in the capital iran. after the mammoth negotiations. the agreement will see iran limit nuclear activize in turn for the lifting of crippling sanctions. supporters from the deal gathered on the streets overnight. many celebrated the lifting of the deal and the impact on iran's reputation. iran's any has been strangled by the restrictions it's been virtually impossible to transfer money in or out for years. ali velshi has this report. >> reporter: for years sanctions on iran over the controversial nuclear programme have taken a toll on the country's economy.
not all trade with iran is prohibited. imports of food and drugs is allowed. the inability to wire money cuts iranians off from importing necessity like medicine. >> i think there was not a major problem. for example, children. major problems. it's hard to see the affects of sanctions up front in iran's shops and bizarre of the shells are full of goods for sale and brisbane is still brisk. it looks the same. business with the rest of the world has taken a big hit. iranian companies can't pay for imports coming in, or receive payments for exports going out. when i came to iran i had to bring all the cash i need. my credit cards or atm cards do in the work here. in 2012 iran was pulled off the
society for worldwide interbank financial transactions, the swift system. a society of 9,000 banks in the country allowing for trade through the transfer of money, because it's off the swift system iran and its people can't move money electronically around the world. the pain of sanctions is felt across export industry, like oil and auto. sanctions hit consumers, who must contend with hyperinflation. which has devalued the economy. and the currency to a third of its value since 120. in the end the forced belt tightening by businesses and workers pushed government negotiate juniors to prioritise lifting sanctions over preserving the nuclear capacity in iraq 23 security forces and one i.s.i.l. fighter have been killed in an attack north
of baghdad. the fighting in accurately baiji is going on. the government has launched an offensive to try to retake anbar. >> we go live to baghdad. what more do we know? > the offensive has gone on for 48 hours. a number of troops entered the anbar province, and are taking towns and villages surrounding the two pain cities. we have seen this as an iraqi security force tactic. before they go into a maker city
where i.s.i.l. occupied, they take over towns and villages on the outskirts, using them as sage are staging posts of the one of these has been taken in the last 12 hours, it's 20km south of ramadi. they are moving the pieces into place. whilst this is going on, we are seeing an increase in coalition air streak, and u.s.-led air strikes in the last 7-8 hours take place on the outskirts of fallujah. that's been some 27 air strikes targetting 67 positions. it's the most air strikes that we have seen certainly around fallujah. looks like they are gearing up to take back the two main opportunities. if they do that it gives them the anbar province and that's the operation they are looking for to announce they have retaken anbar. >> imran khan live fors from baghdad. still to come on al jazeera... >> talk to your daughter about her feelings. if you see change in her behaviour or fears that she'll travel to conflict... >> a radio appeal to parents of british girls that may be brainwashed to joining i.s.i.l.
committee approved a set of security bills that could expand the role of the military. it could allow japanese troops to fight abroad for the first time since world war ii iran's froirns arrived in tehran. he says iran will no longer be confident on international threat a bookkeeper of auch witch has been found guilty of murder. groning was sentenced to four years in gaol. dating back to 1944. hundreds of thousands of jews were gassed to dat. groning testified that he collected money stolen from prisoners. prosecutors say it amounted to helping death camps function. 500 migrant arrive in italy
after being picked up from the mediterranean sea. the humanitarian organization was family run until last year when it launched a crowd funding initiative. protesters against building a fence along the hungry serbian reporter rallied in the center of budapest. it was insteaded to keep out a wave of migrant. hungry registered 70,000 many from the middle east of africa mfimen accused of killing a 13-year-old boy - two of the suspects brought to court.
it went viral when it was posted. the boy bgs for water, it's not clear who filmed the attack. one way have recorded the killing on a smartphone. a radio killing has been launched in the u.k. to stop them travelling to i.s.i.l. 43 have done so and are worried more will leave through the stammer holidays. -- summer holidays. >> reporter: they looked like three friends on holiday to turkey. but when the three left london they headed to syria to join islamic state of iraq and levant. two married fighters, their families trying to understand why. the three girls attended this school in east london, bethnal green academy, and since their disappearance in february, another five girls had passports confiscated, who say they could follow their former school friends to syria.
sensing more may follow, police are running a radio campaign aimed at british ethnic minorities, appealing for mothers to help. >> you can talk to your daughter about her feelings. you can see change in her behaviour, or signs she may be trying to travel to a conflict that millions are trying to escape. >> reporter: the metropolitan police assistant commissioner has her own message to any girl thinking of joining i.s.i.l. >> i'd say please don't do it. you are fed terrible lies people those trying to manipulate you and lure you to syria. you may be told you'd marry a fighter. you are going to become a sexual partner of someone you haven't chosen, and i am sure you'll become the victim of abuse. >> 43 girls and women left. >> some teenagers, others and themselves coming into the war zone.
chances of any returning unharmed happening day by day. >> the disappearance is a social and political issue. >> we need to think about the push factors, why people are running from home in the first place. rather than the pull and rather than propaganda and what have you. we can't do anything about what i.s.i.s. do, is what they'll do. they weren't on a watch list. despite being interviewed by police. their parents were oblivious. few measures would have stopped them. more will follow in their footsteps. uganda's president urged political rivals in burundi to
unite to prevent a civil war. there are doubts whether all sides regard him as an honest broker. the 2-term presidential limits
were scrapped in his own country. the same issue that caused unreft in burundi after president pierre nkurunziza launched a third-term bid. catherine wambua-soi reports. >> reporter: this man has a hard task ahead of him, ending a critical crisis with months of protests and a failed coup. president pierre nkurunziza's critics say he's violating the constitution by running for a third time, insisting the mood is not right for a free or fair election. he has been criticized for hanging on to power, and cracking down on the opposition in his country. the men and the women here say this comes
with an open mind. >> we have no yet interacted. we don't know what is his agenda. so it's hard to have an
appreciation or to tell or see what is our expectations. >> the government and ruling party representatives say they are committed. >> we are starting now but will continue the dialogue after the election. it will be all inclusive. i am sure they'll come up with an agreement. >> regional heads of state recommended that the presidential election be postponed until the end of the month to allow dialogue. a government of national unity, media freedom and security situation. >> if you have your own idea in your head, that will need you and it will produce problems. >> a breakthrough is needed. burundi is tense ahead of the presidential elections, now to be held on the 21st.
the military says it's fighting a known armed group in the north. and people that we spoke to say they do not feel safe any more. on monday morning residents of the township found two of their neighbours hacked to death by unknown attackers. one of the brothers was a political activist who participated in the protests. tuesday another man was found dead. such incidents are common, and many are hoping that they'll bring piece back to burundi after more than two decades somali's banana farmers are making a comeback. the country was the largest exporter of bananas in africa. the industry was destroyed by civil report. this report from how farmers and traders are making profits.
it's a scramble to get the bananas to the dining tables. these farmers work six days a week to meet the growing demand more those in the somali capital. >> i cut bananas for one to three vehicles every morning, and we sell them to the city. we are very busy. but the industry employs tens of thousands of people, but the start of the civil war in 1991 destroyed it all. no one worked the land on this farm for almost 25 years. that is changing. the place was a bush a year and a half ago. we cleared the burn, now more than 100 work here every day. >> the demand for bananas has never been higher. trade is exported to countries in the middle east. >> in somali, the demand for bananas has been high. it's a popular fruit here.
normally it is complete without a banana or two. the revival of farms like these meant it is cheaper. not everyone is hope. lower prices are hurting the trade. they are so bad now, they are not keeping track of their losses. >> when we buy it from the farm they sell it to us because they count the weight, not the bananas, and we sell it cheap to the opposition. >> farmers and traders are looking to expand their businesses. as they return to the country, they pray that the good times continue. brazilian police raided the holes of politicians suspected of
being in mexico pictures emerged of the tunnel used by the drug ward joaquin guzman to escape prison. the 1.5km long tunnel was full of oxygen tanks, truck batteries and a motorcycle. it is offering $4 million for his arrest. a volcanic eruption in western mexico forced hundreds to flee their home. the volcano of fire in the state has been spewing lava and ash since last week. it's become more active. many evacuated moved to shelters. >> president obama spoke at the annual convention of america's powerful civil rights organization. it's the second time he has done
so. obama has been more outspoken in race relations and had a strong message about reforming the system. gabriel elizonda has this report. >> reporter: a royal retention to the first u.s. african-american president. at the convention of the national association for the advancement of coloured people or n.a.a.c.p. president obama gave a scathing critique of the u.s. justice system, encars rating 2.2 million at a cost of $80 million a year. >> it's not as smart as it should be. it's not keeping us as safe as it should be. it is not as fair as it should be. mass incarceration makes our country worse off, and wee need to do something about it. >> it resson aids with
african-americans. >> african americans are likely to be arrested. they are more likely to be sent to more time for the same crime. >> there are about 1.7 million black men under correctional control, including probation and control. twice as men enslaved in the 1950s. if there was a need for president obama to speak to an issue this is this issue. i feel as though mass incarceration is the civil rights problem of the 21st century. >> with his president say calming down tom aring speaks more been racial issues. the n.a.a.c.p. is trying to define race relations. the oldest and biggest sfif rights organization they are at a crossroads and are getting together to find out how to stay
relevant at a time when racial tensions are running hotter than ever. >> recent killings of unarmed black men sparked protests in the u.s. some observers believe the n.a.a.c.p.'s voice took a back seat to a new wave the activists fuelling protests and calling for justice. organizations leaders rejected claims they are losing relevance. >> we are reaching out talking to the young people and saying what are your issue, what are your hopes and dreams how can this organization be an advantage to you despite all this a president trying to lead a battle before the clock on his presidency runs out. drivers in the u.s. state of new jersey have had an unexpected companion on the morning commute of an urgy landing on a busy highway.
a plane delicately navigated on to the highway and to avoid traffic on to the medium. the small aircraft had five students from a sky-diving school on board when the plane lost power. for the pilot and his passengers. they walked away unharmed. more on the website, aljazeera.com. >> selling the nuclear deal with iran, vice president joe biden heads to capitol hill trying convince members of his own party to get onboard. >> in the name of public interest. police shoot and kill a man and officials decide that video should be released. >> a step down so they
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