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>> welcome to the news hour from doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes: painful buff necessary the greek parliament debates whether to pass major reforms demanded by creditors. >> forces take over the port in the city of aden from houthi rebels. >> protests in the japanese parliament over a plan to allow troops to fight overseas for the
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first time since world war ii. >> a german who worked as a bookkeeper at the auschwitz death camp is convicted of being an accessory to the murder of 300,000 people. >> it's decision day in greece as the parliament debates whether to pass the reforms demanded by its european creditors for another bailout. alexis tsipras with him need opposition report. some of the members of his own coalition are not going to back the deal. one of the two deputy finance ministers has resigned ahead of the vote. tsipras is facing strike action by public sector workers protesting increased austerity measures. the deal may have been undermind already. the i.m.f. is threatening to withdraw its support unless
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european leaders agree to white off some of the billions of greece's debt. whatever happens greece needs that money and needs it now. the european commission that formally backed a controversial proposal to use an e.u. wide crisis fund to cover athens' short term cash needs. britain has done a u-turn on its earlier opposition to this, now saying a solution can be found to allow it to contribute to a britain loan to keep greece afloat. >> this parliament must not accept the blackmail the blackmail aimed towards the government. >> personally speaking, the whole of syriza didn't vote for the first bailout or the second, either and we were right. i'm not going to vote for the 30 bailout, either, the third bailout which is submitted today in parliament. let's get more live from athens. john could this possibly be
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mr. tsipras's toughest test, because it might involve his political future. >> at it's a moment he knows has been coming. negotiating with creditors he knows he wasn't going to get everything he wanted and quite possibly was going to be saddled with a number of things he didn't want and that has happened. there's got to be a house cleaning within his own party. he is going to shed his far leftwing at some point and in some form. we expect that the energy and productive reconstruction minister who leadsette left faction will at some point break off as he has threatened to do and form a party of his own. that may not happen until the autumn. the government is sticking to its guns, it's going to take its hit, shoulder its casts and it's going to put these measures to a vote by midnight tonight. it's going to have opposition
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support. it does not want to lose more than about 40m.p.'s from the entire coalition block, because that is a point past which there could be a legal problem with parliament accepting any measures that pass without 121m.p.'s from the parliamentary block. we don't know how close the defections are to that sort of number at this point. what we do know is that the government is going ahead with this vote. it's determined to pass these measures flawed as they are in order to keep greece within the euro zone and then to deal with the fallout later and the it will be political within greece between now and the end of the year and the fallout will also be with creditors because some of the things that are in this package, a lot of people here do not believe can be implemented in their present form. this treaty was the product of 17 hours of straight negotiations. not everything that's in there
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has been put in there with a clear mind. >> it appears now john, that with what the i.m.f. has been saying, there is -- there are -- there are some rumors that those creditors leave the e.u. negotiators negotiating over the weekend, knew that the i.m.f. did not agree with these conditions and yet went ahead with this. surely this is going to make mr. tsipras' job more difficult. >> the i.m.f. isn't going to pull out of the arrangement it had now. it is not going to ask for all of its money back, it just won't be part of the third loan, it says. however the i.m.f. debt is considered senior debt because of the status of the organization. therefore, it does not necessarily have to bind itself to an extension of maturities. there is going to be a difference between the i.m.f. and that of the european.
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what the greeks want in any case is a loan from the stability mechanism, a distress fund governed by the european submission. they do not want more money from the i.m.f. and wanted them to be bought out of all the greek debt that it's bought so far. that is not going to happen but it will not buy more debt. it is in an advisor capacity. >> you mentioned the emf fund. it is controversial. why is the proposal controversial to use this fund? >> well, the e.s.m. is not so controversial, is not controversial, the e.s.m.
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bailing out governments would be doing the job it's designed to do. what is controversial is the e.f.s.n. the european financial stability mechanism which is a fund that has been contributed to by all 28e.u. members. the e.s.m. is a fund that only the euro zone 19 members contribute to and what they do with it is their business. they vote on that by themselves. there are countries outside of the euro zone like britain that don't want the e.f.s.m., just to thoroughly confuse everybody to be used to bailout greece for a very brief period until its new third bailout loan kicks in. that is a technical matter which i think authorities will resolve. they know once the greeks have voted on this deal, the imperative for the euro zone is to get it working. they will find a way to get greece the money it needs until the third bailout loan kicks in.
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urgency is there because greece has to pay the european central bank two november 000 million you're owes by the end of july but they are working on that. >> al jazeera has obtained exclusive footage of the battle over the southern yemeni city of aden. sawed backed government forces have retaken control of the main port in the city a day after they seized the airport from houthi fighters. we have the latest. >> with no movement on the diplomatic front in yemen it's on the battlefield that developments are happening. fighters loyal to president adou rabbo mansour hadi have taken control of aden's international airport, or what's left of it. they have made significant advance to say recapture the southern port city, which if they do would tip the balance in this war. they call this operation golden arrow. it's the first time fighters on the ground have engaged in a
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joint operation with the and you had led coalition, which has been conducting airstrikes for almost three months now. these exclusive pictures show new reinforcements, armored personnel carriers driven by pro hadi fighters. tuesday, they managed to capture the area, home to several security compounds including the coast guard and the special forces military base. >> we've got to focus attention on other areas in the city and by the bravery of these young fighters, we will recapture all of aden. >> aden is yemen's second city, taking control of it would law for president hadi and his government to return to the country and launch a campaign to recapture sanna from houthi rebels and allies loyal to the deposed president ali abdullah saleh. there's been fierce fighting in taiz, which is on the road
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between aden and sanna. pro hadi fighters repelled and attack by houthis. most of those fighting for president had never fought a war before but have the advantage of air coverage from the saudi-led coalition, which is animate about defeating the houthis and sala. almost three months of airstrikes failed to change the situation on the ground. now that these fighters appear to be coordinating their efforts with the airstrikes and in the absence of any real peace talks this could be the size of battle for yemen. al jazeera. >> adam is a political analyst specializing in yemen and a visiting fellow at european council on foreign relations. he joins me live, thank you for joining us. how significant a gain is this? >> i think this is probably the most significant development since this conflict started a few months ago since saudi
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arabia began its bombing campaign in yemen. it's really hard to overstate what's happening now. it's a very significant shift in the balance. that being said, it's not necessarily a shift in the balance that will leave this conflict towards any sort of set direction. particularly considering the bulk of the fighters involved in aden are not necessarily loyal to hadi and indeed are fighting for the separation of south yemen, which was an independent state until 1990. >> that seems to complicate things. how does that fit in with the sawed coalition's plans. >> i think you have this issue of a series of alliance of convenience. saudi arabia and the rest of the gulf states and most of the international community has been very blunt in their support for yemen's unit. then you have a lot of fighters on the ground and some of the most powerful on the ground are southern secessionists, people
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fighting for what they feel is their self determination their independence from north yemen that's something that really is going to complicate things in the weeks and days as things go on, because there's the question if you have -- there's grumblings from different sides about the yemeni government in exile claiming the victory that a lot of southern secessionist fighters feel is there, rather than the government's. >> where are we with this -- the pause, the truce is there any way we can see this proper and allow humanitarian aid to move in? >> i think the truce that was announced by ban ki-moon was dead before it started. bat sides in yemen have been trading blame for this. the real failure appears to like that with the u.n., who failed to really communicate to all sides that this truce was going forward and definitively negotiate the terms of the truce. that being said, i think if the
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anti houthi resistance does consolidate aden, it will be possible for aid to arrive in aden there. until you have an end to the conflict yemen is going to continue to suffer from a significant humanitarian crisis. that's why many people hope that rather than being sort of the sign of a new stronger stage in the war that perhaps this recent development in aden may lead people back to the negotiating table. >> thank you very much for joining us. >> many in japan are furious that the ruling party coalition has forced new military laws through a parliamentary committee. a vote will take place thursday. japanese troops could fight abroad for the first time since world war ii if it is approved. we have the report.
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>> it's a year since the japanese government rein corporated the constitution to allow its troops to fight abroad in defense that its allies. that decision that become no less contentious. the prime minister making a swift exit, as the parliamentary committee debating the issue descended into chaos. the ruling coalition managed to push security legislation toward a full vote, spell out in what circumstances japan's self defense forces can use rights to collective self defense allowing the government to deploy them. the controversy isn't limit to parliament. a majority of japanese voters oppose the bills. >> i don't like the way they're trying to forcefully pass the bills. they're using words such as peace and cooperation but i feel they're trying to deceive us with them. >> since watered war two japan's military has been constrained, allowed only to fight in defense of its own
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territory. the new interpretation of the constitution changes that. one scenario sees them mine sweeping in the gulf, if a hypothetical oil blockade threatened japan and its ally, the u.s. a bigger reason is closer to japan's shores, a need to project a greater level of unity and deterence in the face of a rising china. the prime minister promised the u.s. president in april that japan would be able to put its new constitutional principles into action by the end of the year. he knows he has the votes in parliament and seems determined to push on no matter the political consequences at home. >> we look at how the lifting of western sanctions will make it easy for iran to do business with the rest of the world. >> iraq's precious past, antiquity's lost during the u.s. invasion are retrieved from isil. >> then the sport find out who's on course to reach the
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final of south america's top world football competition. >> the landmark nuclear deal between iran and the six world powers is having wider implications. britain's foreign secretary hopes to reopen its embassy in tehran before the end of the year. his iranian counterpart has been welcomed on his return to the capital. the agreement will see iran limit its nuclear activities in return for the lifting of crippling sanctions. supporters of the deal gathered on the streets in tehran overnight, many celebrating the lifting of sanctions and impact of the deal on iran's international reputation. >> not everyone is happy with that deal. the u.s. president barack obama now has the task of reassuring
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israel, his gulf allies and the u.s. congress, whosoever oppose the agreement. potty reports from washington d.c. >> americans woke up to an unusual early morning address from u.s. president barack obama detailing specifics of the deal for the public while sending a warning total u.s. congress. >> precisely because the stakes are so high, this is not the time for politics or posturing. tough talk from washington does not solve problems. >> congress has 60 days to review the deal. opponents would make members of the president's own party to stop him from lifting u.s. sanctions. that seems less likely now after one of the most powerful democrats, hillary clinton, who is running for president endorsed the deal. >> this is an important step in putting the lid on iran's nuclear program. >> republicans intend to put up a fight. >> it's going to hand a dangerous regime billions of
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dollars in sanctions relief while paving the way for a nuclear run. this isn't about democrats or republicans. it's not a partisan issue at all. it's about right versus wrong. >> the pro israel government lobby is expected to push very hard in congress against the deal and the scheduled liftion of u.s. sanctions. opponents admit it is going to be very difficult to scuttle this landmark agreement. >> it would be a transformative event in the middle east in a way that camp david almost 40 years ago was a transformative every vent in the middle east. it is a very big entry in president obama's legacy book. >> a win for the president's legacy, now he just has to convince the country and congress it's a win for u.s. national security, as well. patty calhane, al jazeera washington. >> iran's economy has been
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strangled by the restrictions, it's been virtually impossible to transfer money in and out of the country for years. ali velshi has been looking at the impact of sanctions on iranians. >> for years now sanctions on iran over its controversial nuclear program have taken a toll on want country's economy. not all trade with iran is prohibited under sanctions imports of food and drugs are still allowed but the inability to wire money to pay for them effectively cuts iranians off from importing necessities like medicine. >> from day to day i think there was not major problem but for limitations children's medicines, children brain tumor we have major problems treating them. >> it's hard to see the affect of sanctions up front. in ran shops and bazaars
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shelves of full of goods for sale and business is still brisk. it looks the same with iran's ports. business with the rest of the world has taken a big hit because 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'd need. my credit cards don't work here, nor do my a.t.m. cards. iran was pulled off the swift system, the society for interbanking in the world. it allows for global trade through the transfer of money. because it's off the swift system iran, iranian banks and iranian people can't move money electronically around the world. >> the pain is felt among industries like oil and auto. sanctions hit consumers who must also contend with hyper
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inflation that's deinvolved iran's currency to a third of its value since 2010. in the end the forced belt tightening by iran's businesses and workers have pushed government negotiators to prioritize lifting sanctions over preserving the country's nuclear capacity. ali velshi, al jazeera. >> in iraq, 23 security forces and one isil fighter have been killed in attack north of baghdad. the fighting is still going on. the iraqi government launched another offensive to try to retake the lodgest province, anbar, from isil. we have more now from baghdad. >> the operation continues iraqi forces moving in troops, taking towns and villages on the outskirts of the two major cities,ry employedie and fallujah.
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we have seen iraqi forces take villages, towns from isil and use them as staging posts to amount an attack on these two big cities. if they take are a maddy and fallujah, it will give them control of the what vince. that is the point of the operation. we've seen sow litigation led airstrikes in the area, some 27 airstrikes targeting 67 positions around the city of fallujah have taken place in recent hours. this is the largest u.s. led colation air strike campaign we've seen, suggesting there is a stepping up of the u.s. coalition airstrikes. all of this is leading up to the taking of those two cities, are a madi and fallujah. experts say nothing will move for another 10 days or so while the iraqi security forces get everything into place to mount those final offenses on those two major
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cities. >> >> the former bookkeeper of auschwitz has been convicted for his role in some 300,000 murders. the 94-year-old has been sentenced to four years in prison after admitting to moral guilt at that infamous concentration camp. he insisted he was not legally responsible for those deaths. i said he collected money from prisoners. >> unfortunately i cannot forgive him. maybe he took the ring from my mother's finger as she was forced off the train maybe my mother too. i don't wish prison on him. i was in auschwitz for two years. >> dominic cain sent this update from berlin. >> the trial of the man who was called the bookkeeper or the accountant of auschwitz death camp culminated with a four year prison sentence. as a young man he'd been a member of the s.s., drafted to work at auschwitz and by his own
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admission, he had been responsible for collecting and then dispersing the money that was taken from the victims of auschwitz who were gassed there. part of the deportations occupied europe to auschwitz during the 1940s. the charges that he was specifically accused of related to the deport is as of hundreds of thousands of jew's from hungry in the spring and early summer of 1944. as an officer, his responsibility was to take in the foreign currency from those people those unfortunates who were deported and gassed, incinerated at auschwitz. he had admitted in television interviews 10 years ago that he was at auschwitz at the time concerned and in court he had apologized to god that some of the survivors who had been victims had called on him to apologize to them, as well. now we wait to see whether the
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german judicial system will decide that he is fit at the age of 94 to serve his sentence. >> protestors in bangladesh are demanding the death penalty for five men accused of killing a 13-year-old boy in an attack captured on video. police brought two of the suspects to court. a 28 minute video of the teenagers' lynching went viral. the boy begs for water and asks his torturers not to beat him. it's not clear who filmed attack, although pleas say one of the suspects may have recorded the killing on a smart phone. >> thailand is suffering its worst drought in more than 40 years with very little rain since the end of last year. farmers are increasingly worried about their harvest and livelihoods. we met farmers in the worst hit parts of the are country. >> there's been no significant
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rainfall in this part of central thailand since the end of last year. following one failed crop this year, she isn't planting rice on her small holding. she says with no rain in sight there will be no harvest and income this year. water in her village is being rationed and no one's working in the fields. >> i feel hopeless and have sleepless nights because of distress. the only way to soothe my mind is to think i am not alone in this. farmers in other areas might have more water but there are still lots who have no water like me. >> many farmers in her community have worked the feeds for generation. they often rent the land and have taken loans out for rice seed. here, they are discussing repayments with bank managers. all have been reassured that their repayments will be deferred for a year with no interest charges.
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it's one less problem to worry about. in other areas government irrigation managers and the military are overseeing the amount of water any one farmer can take from a canal. >> we need to make sure people have enough to use for their dially life and support ecosystem. we are trying to manage the water, make it last through the dry season and until the next rainy season. >> millions of liters of water should be flowing through canals like this and many others across thailand and into the agricultural belt. seasonal rains, which was expected to fall two months ago are not expected until early august raising fears of the harvest. >> thailand is one of the biggest exporterles are rice, but the 20% drop in tie production is expected to affect the world market. changing crops to sugar contain hasn't helped here. failed crops have benefited
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some, who accounted use the land for grazing. making ends meet means working for two and a half hours a day for a florist. were tells use it can help until she can go back to her fields. al jazeera central thailand. >> things look critical there. is there any rain at all in the offing? >> it is subject to the monsoon and that is often weakened by an el niño year and we're in one. immediate prospects depend on individual showers. from satellite evidence, you would think if you look at the last 24 hours the whole of thailand that seen a from of showers, but they aren't actually that widespread. they tend to be focusing in different areas. bangkok had rain. 29 millimeters in the last 24 hours. our report came from the north of bangkok.
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there's been some, just virtually useless. given that you're in the monsoon season now it's not likely to improve until it comes back again approximate the north monsoon. >> typhoon story hanging around for about two weeks it's a category two drop to go one. the important thing is where it's heading. with winds around 200-kilometer per hour mark, but dropping, it's now heading towards southern japan. we have the storm surge. it's moving quite quickly ruffle speaking northward and this is its course over the next two or three days. this area will be really hit hard by this storm. >> still ahead on the program, i would feel like i'm returning to my home if i go. i will sit here until they bomb
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me. >> we speak to the civilians risking their lives to keep their homes in ukraine's conflict zone. >> i'm adam rainy on the haitian-dominican border. some are still crossing in to live and work, facing the threat that deportation. >> the favorite has already hit and they will be here with that story and the rest.
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>> welcome back. it's decision day for the greek parliament as it prepares to vote on tougher austerity measures to pave the way for a third bailout. the i.m.f., though, says that unless greece is offered significant debt relief, it could walk from the deal. >> sawed backed yemeni government forces have retaken control of the main port in the southern city of aden, this comes a day after they seized the airport from houthi fighters. >> a japanese parliamentary committee toward bills that could expand the role of the military. opposition m.p.'s tried to block the move, which could allow japan to fight abroad for the first time since world war ii. >> let's get more now on the greek debt crisis. one major creditor has attacked the bailout deal and threatened to withdraw support. the i.m.f. said some of greece's
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debt must be run off something europe has been staunchly against. gerald tan talks us through the numbers. >> the i.m.f. report only adds to an already complicate issue just as the greek parliament votes on whether to accept new austerity measures, the i.m.f. says they won't work. the opening line of the support sums up what many know, greece's. debt has become highly unsustainable. that figure now sits at aren't 323 billion euros or about $355 billion, and the i.m.f. says greece will need a further 85 billion euros in new financing 2002018 the greek debt now actual 177% of gross domestic product but the i.m.f. estimates it will hit 200% have g.d.p. in two years. in simple terms greece would
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owe twice as much as its overall economic output and the international monetary fund considers this impossible to bay back. it has come up with proposals one if a creditor is to extend the grace period so greece makes no payment for 30 years. another is part for the of the euro zone debt to be written off so greece would owe less money. european countries have ruled this out, sanction that would burden their taxpayers. the i.m.f. seems to say without debt relief, greek can't go rescued and that the organization won't be part of any new bailout. >> that was gerald tan with all the numbers. the chief economic advisor at the center for economic and research joins us live frow from london. are the i.m.f. making sense? >> well, they do, of course. it's not exactly a surprise,
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given that they had already said that at the time of the debate about the referendum. in other words, about a week ago, 10 days ago, he was quite they're that this was the mfu anyway. it's a document seen by the people, saying precisely same points, that the debt is unsustainable in any case and that was before any of the bailout deal had been made public. this is really rather interesting. it's in many ways confirms what the greeks have been saying for quite some time. it is crucial an attack on what the europeans have agreed and what the germans particularly has pushed for. it does show a serious concern about whether an in substitution that is not allowed to loan to anyone, is worried that anyone would do that as this stage. it seriously raises a question
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mask over how the deal would go back through and what it would consist of. >> it raises questions about the relationship of the e.u. leaders and i.m.f. >> they were the ones who had to a considerable extent thought out what the plan should be for greece to get back to normality after the second bailout. remember, also, that the i.m.f., who's rules are has led to a country which has an unsustainable debt bent its own rules in 2012 when the second bailout was negotiated for greece and allowed for that money to come through from them, as well, on the basic issue that when we're worried that if they didn't do that, there would abcontagion across europe and the world. >> do you think that the i.m.f.
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should clear the money that greece owes them, then, should they lead by example. >> they're not allowed, of course in terms of the rules, i would imagine so, but that's not going to happen. the greeks need the money. it's that financing agreement which is being negotiated right now in the short term bridging loan so they can get their money back. i don't think that they would be louped under the rules to just write it off for greece, given that they are suggesting to others, it is a pretty ironic situation to be in. >> in the past, you said that greeks need a solution or it would be exiting the solution. obviously this is not the solution you'd envisioned. do you still see grexit as a possibility in the future? >> >> if this deal doesn't go through and if the debt is not renegotiated in a serious way along the lines the i.m.f. is suggesting we'll be back round the table again and grexit
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situation will reappear. a solution needs to be found. hopefully something will be done to make sure we move dawn to path. >> thank you very much, speaking to us live from london. >> at least ukrainian troops have been killed in fighting in eastern ukraine in the past two days as fighting intensifies the death toll in the area is now at its highest in weeks. the ceasefire agreement signed five months ago between the ukrainian government and pressure separatists seem long forgotten. charles stratford reports from donetsk where some residents are living close to the front line. >> 76-year-old value len tina has got used to the gunfire and shelling close by. she built her house with her mother and she's lived her more than 50 years. >> the house will cry for me if
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i leaf. i will feel i am betraying my home if i go. i will silt here until they bomb me. the house looks at me and sees me alive so it lives on, too. >> she talks to her friend, who brings bread every day. there's been no electricity here for months. she has no cellar to hide in when the shelling starts. >> is that firing coming no direction or going out? she said when her neighbor's house was hit shrapnel shot through leer wall, narrowly missing her sister who was lying on her bed. >> sometimes the shrap them is flying and i think where do i hide, stand in the corner or in the street? they are bombing. sometimes they shell for four to five hours non-stop. >> virtually every house in the neighborhood has been damaged in the fighting. thousands of families once lived
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here now only stray dogs roam the streets. a ceasefire was signed in february. >> she is the only person still living on this street. everybody else has been evacuated or has left on their own accord. it's been five months since that ceasefire was signed and fighting in this neighborhood and surrounding area continues almost every day. >> the fighting may be less intense than before the february ceasefire but people were sometime forced to leave their homes where the violence continues. they have fled the shelling where they live. they show us the room they will move into at the shelter. her other daughter and her seven-month-old baby will join them in the coming days. >> it's terrible. we are innocent and have never hurt anyone. we live peacefully and now are homeless. i had a simple house and it was mine but now i'm old and i have
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nothing. >> the pro-russian separatists are increasingly nervous about talking to journalists a fighter said tell the world there are no russian soldiers here but we wish they would come. >> united nations says more than a million people have fled their homes since the fighting in ukraine started. there are only a few people like value len tina prepared to die rather than abandon the little they own. al jazeera donetsk eastern ukraine. >> in mexico, new pictures emerged of the ton them used by the drug lord joaquin el chapo guzman, showing the minute he escapes, fleeing through the tunnel. the one and a half kilometer long tunnel was full of oxygen tanks, and even a motorcycle. the mexican government is offering almost $4 million for his arrest. we have a report on the
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investigation into his escape. >> the morning mist envelopes the outer panel of the security prison, a reflection of the mystery surrounding the escape of el chapo. he slipped out of the tunnel in his cell's bathroom on saturday evening, only 16 months after the government paraded him as their biggest capture in the war against drugs. the interior minister left no doubt this was an inside job. >> he had to have had help from the staff or bosses of the prison. if that's confirmed, it will be an act of corruption and the betrayal of the mexican people. >> heads are already rolling among them the prison director for a jail break reminiscent of a hollywood movie. behind is the building when he emerged after walking through a 1.5-kilometer tunnel that began just under his prison cell.
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that tunnel was equipped with ventilation, tall enough for him to work standing up in and had electric lighting. >> it was a meticulously planned operation. nation said it would start work on the building that would hide a tunnel soon after he was locked um. >> they they had a generator which you could hear from the road and you could see the lights from the window. >> it's the second time he's escaped prison. legend has it the first time 14 years ago was in a laundry basks. this time around, the u.s. are desperate to extradite him. the mexican government reversed, but now their biggest prize has become their biggest embarrassment. >> what his escape does is shatters the illusion of power so the government is not seen as a strong force which can make demands on traffickers which can
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lay down the rules. it's seen as weak and that could have serious implications on the ground. >> the government's launched an all-out manhunt across want country. there are no clues to where el chapo is enjoying his newly found freedom. al jazeera mexico. >> brazilian police raided the homes of politicians suspected of being involved of corruption in the state owned oil firm. police seized luxury items including sports cars from the former punishment. the operation was ordered by the supreme court to prevent the destruction or removal of evidence. the lawmakers are accused of fixing contracts at company in return for bribes. the scandal has seen the president's approval ratings collapse. >> undocumented haitians are trying to cross to the dominican republic to live and work even though facing death or
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deportations. for generations, they have filled some of the lowest paying jobs in the dominican republic. we have this report from the haitian border. >> the one thing he can provide for his family is water. this well sits a few meters outside his home. a one room shack he shares with five others, a place he never wanted to return to. earlier this year, he was deported, he says, a steady job and regular pay gone. >> life is better in the dominican republic. there's work there. here there's nothing no work here, people go hungry. kids don't have anything and are always crying. there is just nothing here. >> his plan now is to return to the dominican republic any way he can. over the border, there is a constant demand for cheap haitian labor an economic
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opportunity haiti has no chance of matching and which continues to drive haitians to leave. >> it will continue, first of all, because our economy is not up to par. we cannot really give them jobs. they need the haitians. they need the skill of haitian workers to further the economy. >> what work there is offers little pay and little chance of breaking the cycle of poverty. >> too difficult to make it here that's why people will try to go to the dominican republic. >> haiti was once one of the richest colonies, days long gone disasters coups and corruption have driven the country into poverty. borders easy to cross even at official check points, haitians cross the borders like this one into the dominican republic every day. if they don't have the right
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papers, they can bribe a border guard, sometimes paying as little as $20. he knows well what it takes to make the journey. >> we went without papers at night. there were 50 of us. we walked for four days. >> for the moment, he's treasuring time with his children. he'll leave them behind again if it means he can give them what they need. al jazeera haiti. >> the u.s. has recovered hundreds of looted iraqi artifacts during a recent raid in syria. the items include relics of some of the oldest civilizations and were handed back to iraq. al jazeera gets a firsthand look at iraq's precious past. >> there have been allegations but this is believed to be the first public evidence that isil is funding some of its operations through looted antiquities.
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the u.s. says its special forces recovered several hundred artifacts after killing a senior isil leader in syria in may. they say along with intelligence documents and data, they seized antiquities, including gold coins more than 1,000 years old. in between the looting of the iraq museum in 2003 and isil's destruction of ancient sites iraq has been steadily losing part of its ancient heritage. >> we are working with friends and partners and the result is the event today in which we have gotten back some of our artifacts. >> the u.s. says it couldn't have done anything to protect those sites from the armed groups some call daish. >> the coalition does not have boots on the ground, and certainly using airstrikes on targets like that could actually be more damaging to the patry money of iraq and whatever the daish members were doing.
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i think we can agree that the best way to ensure that daish can no longer destroy iraqi or requireian or other historical treasures is to expel daish from the region. >> most of the artifacts of a mystery. they were brought to the kurdish region for delivery. >> every object displayed has a number. three of these have numbers from the iraq museum. here in baghdad, they were believed to have been looted in 2003. as for the rest, it's going to take research to determine where they came from. >> these were some hundreds of cylinder seals looted from the iraq museum. they were used an tablets. senior archeologists say there is no indication that any of these objects are from the mosul museum. damaged by isil after it took over parts of the city, others might have looted from illegal excavations of archaeological
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sites. this book is believed to have come from a church in syria. these objects were believed to be part of what u.n. heritage officials describe as a business suspected of bringing in hundreds of millions of dollars for ice will, but one that's extremely hard to prove. al jazeera baghdad. >> after two decades banana farmers are making a comeback. want country was one of the largest exporters in africa but the city destroyed by the civil war. they have a report on how farmers and traders are again making huge profits. >> it's a scramble to get these fresh bananas to the dining tables. these farmers work six days a week to meet the growing demand.
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>> i cut bananas every morning and we send them to the city. we are very busy. >> the industry employs tens of thousands of people, but the start of the civil war in 1991 destroyed it all. no one had worked the land on this farm for almost 25 years but that's changing. >> the place was bush a near and a half ago. we cleared the bush and 100 people work here every day. >> it is transported to the middle east. >> demand for bananas is always high. it is perhaps the most popular fruit here. no morning begins without a banana or two. >> bananas are now cheaper at the local markets than they used to be. not everyone is happy. local traders say the low prices are hurting trade.
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they say things are so bad now they are starting to talk about their losses. >> when we buy it, they sell it to us expensive, because they count the weight and not the number of bananas. we sell it cheap because of cam addition and large supply. >> farmers and traders are now looking to expand their businesses. they pray to the good times continue. al jazeera somalia. >> let's catch up with sport. here's andy. >> thank you so much. one of the world's oldest golf courses getting ready to host the game's newest global star, jordan speith is aware of the history he could make at this year's open championship. the 21-year-old american is in the form of his life at the st. andrew's course in scotland. he's won the first two majors of the season, now has a chance to
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match the achievement of winning the year's first three majors. >> i have a chance to do what only one other person in the history of golf has done, doesn't come around very often. i am embracing that opportunity but when i start thursday, it will be about how can i bring this open championship down to just another event get out there and try to get myself into contention. >> everyone's title ambitions have been boosted by the absence of rory mcelroy through injury. at the scottish open, the 26-year-old did finish second behind mcelroy at last year's open. >> with the way obviously jordan's been playing amazing golf and rory's been doing that for quite some time. i do have some work to do. need to continue winning. i think that's the biggest thing and putting myself in positions
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to win. >> in football, taking a big step towards qualifying for the final, the argentinean team winning 2-0 in the semifinal. two goals deciding this game. with the opener, and then a fantastic header coming up for the two time winners of south america's top club com that addition. the other semi final is between brazil and mexico on thursday. >> nigeria named one of their former captains as their new national coach. he takes over from the coach fired earlier this month opinion the 40-year-old had a long career for his country, winning the africa cup of nations and olympic gold medal. relatively unproven in management, only having coached in the belgian lower league.
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>> booking their case in the quarter finals, a gold cup, to go through at winners, they have to beat el salvador 1-0 getting the goal in the second half. el salvador could face as one of the better placed third teams. >> australia set to make changes ahead of the second test against england, australia beaten by 169 runs in the series opener. the coach won't have -- he's dropped out for personal
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reasons. shane watson could be dropped. looking to overcome his injury concerns. >> it's been a few weeks now carrying drinks and trying the nets yeah, ready to go, looking forward to the opportunity but yeah the long run both ends. he's feeling good. it's a waiting game at the moment for myself. everyone's feeling it at the moment, which is nice. >> major league baseball on show at this year's all-star game, players selected by fans, pliers and coaches meeting for this annual spectacle. the american league finished on top. mike trout going with the home run won the m.v.p. award the win means the american league will open the world series at home. >> i play my hardest every day. doesn't matter what the score
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is, when i'm in there i'm playing nine innings hard and it's just an incredible honor to be part of the all-star game and to win the m.v.p. twice it's something special for sure. >> more from me in a couple of hours, butch that is all your sport for now. >> thank you very much. >> drivers in new jersey have had a different kind of traffic to deal with on their morning commute after an emergency landing on a busy new jersey highway. just look at this, the sky diving plane delicately navigated on to the grass median strip, narrowly missing bat lanes of traffic. the small aircraft had five students from a nearby sky diving school onboard. the power to the plane in ins cut out. the pilot and passengers managed to walk away unharmed. this is skill. stay with us here on al jazeera another full bulletin of news is coming up straight ahead. see you shortly.
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painful but necessary, the greek parliament debates whether to pass austerity measures demanded by creditors. ♪ hello, this is al jazeera live coming to you from doha. coming up in the program, saudi-backed yemeni forces close to taking over the port in the city of aiden from houthi rebels, we have an exclusive report. and conflict in the japanese parliament to