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>> hello welcome to the news hour from doha. >> german m.p.'s give backing to a new greek bailout. >> yemen's exiled government declares the southern port city of aden has been liberated. >> memorial services held in ukraine and around the world to mark one year since m.h.17 was shot down over rebel territory. >> australia's cricket ears are
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piling on, we've got an update coming up. japan's government forced to back down over tokes controversial olympic stadium. >> the germ map michigan p.'s backed a new bailout for greece. german chancellor angela merkel said it was the last chance to resolve the crisis. urging support for the 85 billion euro package of support, she told parliament it would be irresponsible to refuse to help greece. let's go to berlin now. dominic kane live for us there. how many of the lawmakers voted no? >> 439 members of the parliament voted in favor of the motion, which means that 65 members of
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governing parties chose not to vote yes. 119 members voted no, and 40 abstained, which means that there was a substantial number of supporters of angela merkel's party who chose not to endorse her position. with me here outside the parliament is the leftwing party. could you tell me how you voted and how your party voted? >> i abstained because i see the dilemma. i think the position of our government is totally wrong but on the other hand, i have seen the pure wish by the greek government. my party voted for the clear majority of no, because we are thinking that greek government was black mailed in brussels. they have faced a threat, grexit threat, and to they couldn't say yes to a good program but to a bad program for our country.
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>> what does this mean for the com significance now the fact that so many members of the good morning parties chose not to support this motion, this policy? how does that leave the situation from your party's point of view? >> i think we are facing a new situation, but a former consensus is no longer exiting. germany is seeing as a big country dividing europe and i think that is not good. you can see on the very right wing of angela merkel's c.d.u. that people are no longer supporting her policy. things are changing, and i think this is not good for the european union. >> thank you very much. >> the situation is that 65 members of the good morning parties chose not to vote in favor of the legislation, but because there was a majority of
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around two thirds, now the government has the mandate to go into the details to thrash out the details and when they have a financial package that can be agreed upon, it must come back and be voled on finally for final approval. >> thanks very much for that update from berlin. >> in greece, they are forced to focus elsewhere today, two separate wildfires are pouring more misery on top of the countries economic woes. strong winds and high temperatures have caused blazes to spread quickly and smoke has been blanketing part of the capital, athens. we are litsch in athens. these pictures that we're seeing of this smoke is incredible. i can't imagine what it must be like on the ground. describe the scene for us. >> that's right. if you look behind me, those brush fires started a few hours ago and you can still very much
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see that huge cloud of smoke banqueting quite a bit of athens. it's very windy here today at least nine on the scale as far as the winds that's making it a lot more miserable making the fires more dangerous. it's made brush fires that could have been more easily contained spread kicker down the hill side, we are getting reports that you that those fires could be within 100 meters or less of the homes that are on that hillside. it is a very difficult situation. since we've been out here watching this, we've seen helicopters, planes trying to put out the fires douse the fires and true to course, over the course of the past hour, it has looked at though the fire was more contained, but there are a lot of fears here that they could rekindle. it looks at times as they they have to. the fires are still spreading. the residents in the houses close to the blaze have been urged by authorities to please evacuate. we've been hearing local immediately i can't reports that
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people are leaving their homes. this i also not the only part of greece in which there are blazes today. south of as thence, there is a huge fire there. there are four others in different areas. there's been no official confirmation to the cause of the fires. typically in this season with conditions the way they are there are wildfires in greece. in the past, there have been accusations that fires like this have been started by arson. two mayors in the municipalities where there are fires have said they believe this is ash son. there is no official confirmation of that. nobody high in the government has suggested that is the case. prime minister alexis tsipras addressed the country, he is meeting with officials, he has asked for help from front to italy to send planes to help douse the fires. he's asked for help from other countries. he wants to make sure the fires don't spread. he urged the country to remain calm and for people to not
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panic. it looks more in control than it was a couple of hours ago but fires still raging and a lot of worry whether they will spread further. >> keep us posted. for the moment, we'll leave you there in athens, thanks very much. >> company yemen now the exiled government declared the port city aden liberated from houthi rebels. adou rabbo mansour hadi who fled to saudi arabia said the province is now under control of fighters loyal to his government. >> there were smiles for the camera, and cheers all around, as fighters in aden continued to soak in what is hoped to be a game-changing victory. these fighters, allied with the government has fought for four months to drive out houthi rebels from aden. this week, they took control of enough of the port city for several government ministers and intelligence officials to return. fighting with the houthis continues on the outskirts.
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>> we will definitely by the help of god clear up this area in the next few hours. >> president adou rabbo mansour hadi says aden will be the first in a series of victories that relevant lead to him regaining control of the country but the houthis still control the capital of sanna. they have proven to be a resilient foe. despite months of airstrikes from a saudi-led coalition this analyst says the coalition led total houthi's fall in aden. he said the strategy if duplicated could have the same effect elsewhere. >> there is already a resistance on the ground and sanna is something that's probably going to happen down the road. >> in sanna, people went to the market to buy goats to celebrate the end of the muslim holy month
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of ramadan. people filled mosques for friday prayers. sources say they saw military jets in the skies above, but there were no airstrikes. >> we are so desperate prom the conflict on the ground people are struggling to get daily food and we called on god to give us a sign of relief. >> the truce was intended to give yemenis relief until the end of ramadan. now they must prepare themselves for whatever comes next. >> are government gains in aden really a turning point or just another stage in the dissection of yemen? until 1990 yemen was formally divided between the north and south with political ethnic and religious differences. aden was the capitol of the mainly sunni south while sanna in the north is largely shia. the houthi r. are shia and their
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stronghold is in the north. they mainly took be sunni territories. the alliance that defeated them include southern separatists. the sawed coalition may find it much hard tore translate their successes further north. we are joined from aden. the exiled government is saying that aden has been liberated. is that the case? ten to 15% of the cities is under the control of the houthi rebels. just today, a family of five was killed trying to get back to their home by sniper fire. also the houthi rebels have taken up to the mountains all over aden, so it is a very dangerous for the refugees to go back to their homes.
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also, a large chunk of the city, which is the district which oversees the sea port still is under the control of the houthis and the resistance is trying to liberate that part of city. >> it still sounds pretty volatile. just how safe is it for the government to return at this stage? >> it is not safe. i mean, you don't see the ministers who came back strolling on the streets of aden. it's still not that safe. combined with the fact that all these fighters on the ground are not allies of the government, but rather of the arab coalition, they have received help and cooperate for anyone to liberate the city, but the independence of the south has grown higher.
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now it's an all time high with all the destruction that happened in aden. >> that's a pretty tenuous hold that the government is claiming often aden. what hope, then, that it can spread its claim to elsewhere in yemen? >> the houthis are not enjoying any kind of warm reception anywhere in the sunni areas. there is an expected defeat for them and in the south in taiz, and other areas but the government is going to try to show that all these victories are because of their planning and their allies on the ground, when in fact, all these groups are trying to liberate their own land and not just allies of the government, as advertised. >> that suggests that yemen is
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heading down the path toward being fractured. >> yes. it was quite interesting to see the speech by the president hadi yesterday, in which he mentioned for the first time the term north and south. this is a reflection of what's going on on the ground itself. yemen is definitely heading towards independence in the south and fracturing in the north, no doubt about it. this is the combination of all the failures, if you would of mismappingment over the past 40 years. >> very interesting, indeed to speak to you there from aden. thanks very much for joining us. >> you're welcome. >> egyptian security forces have shot and killed six people. they were taking part in anti coup protests in giza province.
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hundreds took to the streets angry over the military's use of force against civilians. demonstrators are supporters of deposed president mohamed morsi now in jail. >> an attack in nigeria killed 13 people. the attacks in the city targeted muslim worshipers gathering to mark the start of adolf hitler on friday morning. wewe have this update. >> we know the attack happened near a mosque and apparently this is according to people we spoke to on the ground, two female suicide bombers were behind the explosion they apparently arrived on a commercial vehicle and in connection to one of the other blasts apparently it was a mail suicide attacker who was carrying a device which went off. so far there's been no official response to the nature and veras
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city of these attacks from the military or police. neither have the government spoken about their response to it. the new president did come to power programsing to defeat boko haram since sworn issue at the end of may. he has done a plot politically to try and show the nigerian people that he's doing his best to defeat the group. he moved to the command and control center to here, to the northeast. he ear marked over $20 million to support soldiers who are fighting boko haram. there's been a lot of diplomatic effort. he went to the african unit summit meeting in south africa to talk about boko haram and seek help from other countries and he's met with the leaders of chad and niger who have been affected. he will travel to the united states to meet barack obama next week. it's thought that the security of the northeast will be on the top of the agenda.
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he will be seeking help with military equipment and intelligence gathering, but there is a feeling on the ground here that even though there seems to be a lot of political effort to sort out the boko haram crisis, much of what's being done is not being felt on the ground, because it's evident that boko haram is still a force to be reckoned with when there are reports of attacks almost day in-day out. >> two have been injured after police opened fire in burundi's capitol. the group is protesting against the president running for a third term. it is tense outside the capital. people are focused on poverty not politics. >> a fishing community on the outskirts of burundi's capital prepares for the night. they are looking for fish. without protected gear, strong boats and proper fishing equipment, many have died in the
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rough waters. this fisherman grew up doing this. they say they don't have a way out. they are afraid their children will also have no choice. jewel we want good leaders someone who can power is economically. >> these fishermen seemed detached drop the political crisis. >> this is a very tough job that needs a lot of patience. on away good day, they will make about $100, but those days are far in between. >> today is not their lucky day. >> sometimes when there's too much of a current the boat can capsize, but it's our only job and we just have to do it. our government doesn't care about our needs. >> baserun dip is one of the poorest nations in the world
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about 10.5 million people live in this relatively small country and most of them on less than a dollar a day. jobs are hard to find and the economic growth slow. >> we expected 78% since 2012. now we are running at 4%, even, 4.5, which is not enough. >> these artists hope their drums and music will encourage peace. they are an ancient and sacred tradition and symbol of unity. he and his son have performed in 10 countries. here at home, he says it is more than drumming and singing. >> the songs have a message of peace. we hope the president and everybody else understands. >> so they keep drumming and
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perhaps thinking of a time when these drums galvanize people to live in harmony. al jazeera. >> plenty more still to come on this al jazeera news hour. >> muslims around the world celebrating adolf hitler, but it's a bitter time for these syrian refugees in jordan. >> greece's islands braces for more pains. the bailout targets their tourism industry. >> the latest from the open championship where play resumes after wild weather pounds the course. that's coming up in sport. >> u.s. investigators say there is no evidence that the man who carried out a gun attack in tennessee was working with anyone else. the 24-year-old killed four marines in a shooting rampage thursday before shot dead by
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police. his motive is unknown. we have this report. >> the gunman targeted two locations over the course of half an hour, first he sprayed bullets at a military recruitment center located in a shopping center. one marine was injured here. he drove to a naval and marine facility. here four marines were killed before the gunman died. he was described as having numerous weapons. >> we do know that somebody brutally and brazenly attacked members of our armed services. >> the gunman was named by the f.b.i. as mohammad youssuf abdulazeez a naturalized u.s. citizen originally from kuwait, he was 24 years old. in april he'd been arrested by police for driving while intoxicated. he was due to appear in court at the end of the month. officials say they are looking into whether he was inspired by isil or other groups. they stressed that investigations are preliminary. >> i have ask all americans to
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pray for the families who are grief stricken at this point. i want everybody to understand that we will be thorough and prompt in figuring out exactly what happened. >> the secretary of homeland security added that some federal facilities were increasing their security, but out of an abundance of caution and warned against what he called unconfirmed and possibly false reports that have been circulating about the incident. al jazeera. >> joining us now is jonathan bets in chattanooga in tennessee. do we know anything more at this point as to what might have motivated this gunman? >> >> that is certainly the big focus or investigators at this hour is what is the motivation behind this attack. authorities are pursuing this as a case of domestic terrorism. they add there is nothing to tie this person to any national
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terror groups. one concern you hear is certainly the influence of isil since it repeatedly called upon peel across the west to attack targets in the west and certainly in the united states but again nothing to indicate that this young man was associated with that group. he is from kuwait, but many describe him as an all american. he spent years in the united states graduated high school here in rural tennessee attended college here, got a degree in engineering in 2012. authorities are combing through his background, trying to learn what they can. they are interviewing every associate of his going through his computer, through his social media accounts, trying to pinpoint what may have motivated this attack. >> thank you for the update there from tennessee. >> residents of australia's sunshine state woke up to a surprise on friday, a rare heavy snowfall which left up to five centimeters of snowfall across southern greenland.
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it forced dozens of schools to close and cut power to thousands of homes. it's the highest snowfall in 30 years. >> let's get more weather now from richard. is that the last they'll see of the snow? >> i think so. i was think that go those australian cricket ears must be grateful to skate from the tall wet weather and had to wait to england for weather and sunshine they got in the u.k. the reason for the cold weather will become apparent in a moment. much of the country looks to be clear. we have this big area of high pressure. we have been pulling out cold air from the and the arctic. there was a cold front which brought the snow two to five center meters. they think it is probably the great evident amount of snow they've seen since 1984, did have snow back in 2007.
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we've been struggling temperature wise, melbourne 10 degrees on saturday, we've seen temperatures barely reaching double figures during the day and in it time down to two degrees or so. we've seen temperatures getting down to about minus seven at ski resorts, minus nine early on in the week. if you look at the forecast for saturday you've got 10, 13 and 17 at melbourne sydney and brisbane. by sunday, temperatures should start to rise. not quite the same for new zealand where very cold air and risk of snowfall affecting parts of the so you didn't southern alps. >> people are marking one year since makes airline flight 17 was shot down, killing all 298 people onboard. flags are flying at hask mast in the netherlands. most of the victims were dutch.
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these are live shots from kiev, flowers being laid outside the dutch embassy in ukraine's capital to mark the anniversary. we've had a minute silence held to mark the exact time that the plane came down this time last year. this is the scene or was the scene in australia's capitol. the prime minister unveiled a lot to remember the 38 australians killed. >> calls are growing for a u.n. backed probe into the attack. here the many western countries believe western separatist rebels shot down a plane using missiles. russia denies involvement. >> memorials are held in the small ukrainian village where the plane came down. charles stat ford is there. >> hundreds of people have come out to pay their respects in remembrance of the 298 victims
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of flight m.h.17, the debris of which came down in the surrounding fields. many bodies found in local people's gardens here. as you can see the flags being held representing the countries where those victims came from. the white balloons represent each individual victim. we've been speaking to local people here about what today means to them and their memories of exactly what they saw. >> i could see the seat with a person in it falling from the sky. i thought at first it was a paratrooper. we could see wreckage falling. then we realized it was a woman passenger. later we found luggage knives, forks, spoons. we saw four bodies including a child in my neighbor's garden. we found toys, sandals clothes. it was terrible. i can't contain my emotions, my tears, even now. >> people in this area deeply traumatized by what they saw
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full of sorrow for the victims of m.h.17. earlier on there was a church service that was held in a local church just down the road. there were prayers said and candles lit by the few people that attended that service. now, although there is no fighting in this area, the fighting still continues. there has still yet to be a lasting political settlement agreed to in this conflict. there were dailyvasions committed by both sides of a february ceasefire agreement. of course, the investigations go on as to who exactly was responsible for killing nearly 300 people ayear ago today. charles stratford, al jazeera eastern ukraine. >> do stay with us here on this news hour. still to come, an $8 billion proposal pitting south korea's richest family against small investors. we have the details. >> it was once the domain of the economic elite but original art
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in india is becoming more affordable and it's not just benefiting the buyers. >> after a few weeks out of the public eye seth blatter is set to return to the world stage. all those details in sport.
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>> here's a reminder of our top stories. german m.p.'s backed a new bailout for greece with the chancellor calling it the last chance to resolve the crise. angela merkel said it would be irresponsible to refuse to help
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greece. >> yemen's government in exile declared that the southern port city of aden has been liberated. president adou rabbo mansour hadi lieu fled to saudi arabia said the province is now under the control of fighters loyal to his government. >> a series of attacks in northeastern nigeria killed at least 13 people, suicide bombers in the city targeted muslim worshipers gathering to mark the start of the holiday friday morning. >> muslims are celebrating. 2 million people have prayed in mecca, the holy city in islam. the three day festival marks the end of ramadan when muslims fast from down to sunset for a month. there are family gatherings exchanging gifts and clothes. markets have been abuzz with excitement. in the charity of giving, a charity hands out garments to
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those in need. >> syrian refugees at a camp in jordan have been making the most of the day despite their harsh living conditions. we have more. >> the children are out at ref ve camp dressed in their best, getting new toys and playing with their friends. they are celebrating the end of the muslim holy month of ramadan. syrians living here are determined to make the day special. >> this is their childhood, do you want us to deprive them of their life? we cannot. whatever the child as for, we should provide it with every means necessary. >> aid here for the children, they make it beautiful. you know the psychological pressures they experience in syria and the pressure here including lack of heat and water. they get to remember the day. >> the camp is home to more than
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80,000 syrians. to some, it is a bittersweet time. he came two years ago. he is among the 4 million people who escaped the war and gone to neighboring countries. >> we feel that we are far from our children. far from our country far from our siblings. >> life here isn't always easy. power cuts are common. social services are basic and petty crime is on the rise. three years since it was open, the camp is looking more like a permanent settlement and for so many require you know, the only place they can call home during this holiday. al jazeera. >> thanks for being with us. this is a time of celebration and we're seeing the refugees trying to make this as much of a
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holiday as possible for their children. how difficult is it for them to do that? >> it's extremely difficult this is for many refugees, their fourth ramadan living outside of their homes far from their families. we have now 4 million refugees spread across the region. in jordan alone 86% of refugees outside camps are living blow the jordan poverty line. that means putting food on the table, buying new clothes for the kids is very far from reality. we also have refugees this year really facing another crushing reality, that this also may not be their last. what we are asking people to do this year is to dig deep into their pocketses to not for get the syrian refugees, to help us help these people, he is special lip at this time of year. >> it is also a time when of course families tend to remember their loved ones and of course,
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many of those families all have people who remain trapped in syria. >> extremely difficult time. i met with one woman last week who said you know, actually i just want to go on television and do an interview just so my family inside syria can see what i look like. another family who are living here in jordan said this ramadan, nobody has come knocking on my door. usually of course this i guess the time of year when people visit each other's family members, share in the special occasion and forren that, they have lost relatives friends their homes and everything that they've owned, so it can be very difficult, but we can see like in your piece, that families are trying to do the best especially for their children, but it's extremely challenging when really putting food on the table, this is a huge hurdle. >> and just earlier you
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appealed for personal funded for people who dig into their pockets and donate money. where do most of the funds come from to support these people inside the camps and outside the camps? >> we're depending massively on the international community. across the region, we've asked for $5.5 billion to cover everything from education shelter, food, however up until the end of june, that was only covered by one quarter. we now have to basically turn to regular people and say look, you can help, as well. 120dinar, $150 a month will keep a family off the poverty line. it can cover their rent, their major needs. it's a small amount, but it's making -- can make a huge difference. we're seeing children out of school. we're seeing children working we're seeing children begging. the options for these families to support themselves are quickly diminishing.
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people have sold their wedding jewelry. we're facing a very difficult time when really, actually, refugees need us the most. we are turning from individuals to really especially at this time of year to help sir i can't be refugees. >> it's a very necessary course, indeed. remind us once again of how people condo nate should they want to. >> please go to the lifeline appeal, it's very simple, it's on line. we currently have 3,000 families taken off the waiting list where we've put 12,000 families and this would make a huge difference. we are hoping we can have a massive push and not just give hope but to actually give them a lifeline. >> thanks very much for joining us and explaining for us further what life is like for those syrian refugees. >> let's get more on one of our top stories with a third bailout
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for greece. the government said it will open the banks again on monday, the first visible sign of healing for the country. we have this report. there is still a long way to go especially when it comes to greece's tourism industry. >> foreign tourists are plenty. there is no sign of a crisis here except for the absence of greeks. >> everyone, especially the greek people are sometime waiting to see how it's going. >> withs recently imposed capitol controls limiting daily spending to 60 you're rose, it's ditch for many to afford a vacation. >> because every year, we have the stability, we have statistics that were saying that we're going to have a very large number of tourists this year,
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we're going to have a record this year. then there was capital controls and everything went down. we're not going to have a record for sure. >> there is an airport linking it to several european countries, but less developed islands are feeling the crunch. >> dimitri moved back here from canada, attracted by the laid back lifestyle. >> yes i regret it. i told my wife three or four years ago, i said to her let's go back to canada, to toronto. it will be better for us. >> why don't you still go? >> that's the thing now, we have to save money to go. [ laughter ] >> it's mid july, and this is a time when islanders make they're yearly income. this rose to fame thanks to the
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internationally acclaimed move remama mia. the most important scene was in that church. even this reputation didn't shield the island from the crise. >> opening a bar a year before the production crew arrived here they renamed it thanks to the business boom after the film was reds. that was then. >> it's very difficult. we earn less and in the winter, there's no work. the cost of everything has increased because of the new taxes. we've had to change our plans. >> the prospects for the next year are not good. the latest e.u. bailout plan targets specifically the greek islands, which have been enjoying tax rebates. now hotels and restaurants will be slapped with a substantial tax increase. owners say it will have to come out of their pocketses. >> no possibility of the price up, because the people don't have money. >> tourism is the only industry that appears to be functioning in greece.
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many islanders wonder whether the new taxes will actually help greece or push the tourists elsewhere. >> a jury in the u.s. convicted james holmes of shooting dead 12 peopled a a colorado cinema in 2012. the panel rejected his insanity defense and found him guilty of several counts of murder and attempted murder. he opened fire inside a packed denver cinema during a midnight preview of a batman movie. >> a 16-year-old american teenager who was the seoul survivor of a small plane crash in the state of washington has spoken out about her ordeal. >> it was just all trees and then it was fire. >> she was flying with her grandparents last weekend when visibility tee at her rated and they flew into trees. she spent two nights alone in the woods before following a river downstream to safety.
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>> brazil's former president is to be investigated over allegations of corruption while in office. prosecutors are trying to find when he swayed other foreign leaders into awarding him fated billion dollars contracts for a construction company. we are joined live from the capital, brasilia. can you tell us more about what this scandal is about? >> it's widening by the hour. not just have we seen the stunning announcement about the investigation into the very popular former president desilva, but another high profile politician with ties to the current brazilian president has been named. he's been really pointed to and the allegations are that he, too, not just did he silva but also that the head of the lower chamber is congress, would be the equivalent of the speaker of
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the house eduardo could not i can't, he, too is now facing allegation that he accepted bribes in exchange for helping to secure contracts for the construction company. this is just a stunning revelation, and very bad news for the brazilian president. for weeks, there have been calls for her impeachment and dozens of arrests, as well as investigation launched into politicians, as well as executives and officials with ties to her. we should point out that there is no proof that rousseff has any ties to these executives. at the same time, it is incredibly destabilizing for her government and really adding to the political instability currently taking place here inside brazil. >> absolutely, with all these revelations, what's likely to happen next? >> well, the latest revelation, the one i told you about involving eduardo kunya is
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stunning. we expect him to make some sort of announcement in the next few hours where he will formally withdraw his support for. >> receive. this is a coalition government. without that support it really does put in question the future of rousseff and whether or not she can continue to hold all of this together. this is the last day of the brazilian congress meeting before it goes on to a two week recess. no doubt this is something that should comfort her as she trials to regroup and hold this together. at the same time, it is looking increasingly challenging for her to do that in light of the latest revelations. we've had two stunning revelations in 24 hours. it just adds to the broadening crisis here in brazil. >> that is an incredible story keep us up with the latest. thank you very much. >> in hong kong, student activists appeared in court on charges of obstructing police
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officers. the demonstration was outside the central government office last june. prosecutors say it took a year to collect evidence. a student leader and three others pleaded not guilty and said the charges of politically motivated. >> a typhoon slammed into a japanese island, killing two with and injuring dozens more. it is packing winds of 120 kilometers an hour. nearly 400,000 people were add rides to leave their homes ahead of the storm. >> a an approval to merge two affiliates the future of korea's biggest con from relate was in the hands of its small evident investors people have been lobbying hard for weeks.
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although i have been investing in stocks, this is my first time attending a shareholders meeting. as it is a big issue, i decided to participate. >> the plan toll merge has been strongly opposed by a major shareholder, u.s. hedge fund elliot associates. it has tried to convince small shareholders that the terms are against their interests. playing on pay the ream and mistrust of what it calls a foreign corporate raider. >> we believe maximizing and occurring new growth through a prompt merger is the only way to go into the future with such an unpredictable management environment. >> the future of this march heir to the samsung empire
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headed closer to the business. a major shareholder in shale industries merging shale with samsung gives him greater control of the entire group in particular, its crown jewel samsung electronics. >> vice chairman young has a very small equity in samsung electronics, however it would create favorable conditions for him to succeed. >> this is the packed press room where we await the results of this vote. a defeat would be a stunning reversal for the family conglomerate. in the end samsung's powers of persuasion, which have included home visits seeking powers of attorney through most shareholders fell into line. the brand worth about 20% have the economy and used to getting
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its way, this was an unusually tough fight. al jazeera seoul. >> evidence of the largest winged dinosaur ever found has been unearthed in china. scientists dug up the nearly complete fossil of a feathered dinosaur with wings. it was named after a farmer who found the remains. it lived around 125 million years ago. >> still to come, all the sport and find out whether all black captain was given the send off he deserves as he bids goodbye to christchurch.
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>> one of our top stories today has been the wildfires in greece. we've got some amazing pictures coming from just outside of athens. here you can see the flames raging through the brush and forest on the edge of the capital city. a thick blanket of smoke is encroaching over the edge of athens. also, three villages have been evacuated in southern greece where yet more fires are raging. desperate attempts to put out the blazes are underway. a report suggests the fight may be starting to come under control. >> art was once the domain of the elite in india but people
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in the middle class now holds significant purchasing power. we have this report. >> she has had work displayed it's traditional buyers who have come to see and sometimes buy her work. >> the art lovers, then somebody wants to invest in a painting or something to decorate their house, having a beautiful piece of art. >> good, original art is outside the budget of most people, but that's changing. >> i don't think it means expensive art. >> the growth in the middle class has created more purchasing power, and with the increase be availability, many now find art appealing. >> you can actually understand art now. i couldn't understand picasso and van gogh and it's more affordable. >> that affordability is not just benefiting buyers. >> for artists, getting their
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work into galleries for viewing used to take years. now even new artists can show off their work and sell it. >> along with word of mouth and community art sales, there are websites featuring hundreds of artists and their work. >> there's a much better enhanced discovery of artists who are out there that nobody knows. >> that's helping up-and-coming artists get the exposure and financial help they need to continue their work and try to turn it into a career. >> so, this website puts you at work and allows people to buy it. more and more people can see it and also, it has this section for the merchandise. >> while some worry this may erode the appreciation of fine art, some believe it's an opportunity to widen the appeal. >> what's important is that the
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existing infrastructure of galleries and institutions is cognizant of what's going on at this mass level and is able then to pick up the most interesting talents from people who are going it alone. >> art is still the domain of a small section of indian society, but its popularity is slowing working its way to make art a more common appreciation. al jazeera, mumbai. >> for the sport now here's robin. >> japan's government has bowed to public pressure and scrapped the design for the 2020 olympic games. the cost of the tokyo venue soared to double at around $2 billion and has been heavily criticized by the japanese public. the prime minister says the project designed needs to be redone from scratch meaning the venue won't be ready in time for the rugby world cup. world rugby is seeking urgent talks with japan.
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>> the correction cost has been greatly inflated and there were criticisms from the public and athletes, making mobile we will not be able to host a game we can celebrate. >> new zealand start their title defense with a victory over argentina. the all blacks with a bonus point at christchurch. the captain was the first to score. it's the 37th straight victory at home. >> in australia, they are preparing to host the tournament, making a surprising turn. he hasn't played for the national team since 2011. >> we've got a lot of those in the group believing 100%.
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any player that steps into the fields to play in that jersey are believing 100% at that time. >> the open championship at st. andrews in scotland, round two is in progress after an earlier weather deal. a soggy course provided a rail test, sitting on 10 under par 66, three shots ahead of zach johnson. jordan speith is off the pace. >> roars contribute 173. steve has done a mighty fine job of keeping the scoreboard, double century australia 504-5. >> horse raising industry is back in the spotlight with a
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bill introduced by congress which would see the horses subject would to the same drug testing regulations as the athletes. american pharaoh became the first triple crown winner in almost four decades. the u.s. anti doping agency would create its own body for the industry, enforces uniform standards across the nation. >> uruguay football star scored the winning goal against brazil has died. he was considered uruguay's greatest triumph and one of brazil's biggest defeats. he was the last player from uruguay's world cup winning team. >> fifa president seth blatter schedule would to make his first trip since his organization became one of the biggest
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scaupin world sport. he has been keeping a low profile since he addressed fifa officials on bribery and racketeering charges. he let's to russia for the preliminary draw for the 2000 ape world cup. it is confirmed that he will be meeting with the country's president. the news comes after the swiss authorities announced that a fifa official has been extra dated to the united states in their corruption probe. blatter hasn't been charged with any wrongdoing. >> apartment steven gerard is set to make his soccer debut. he has had a taste of football, soccer also it's called in america, after the defeat to real salt lake. his focus will now shift to the league with an encounter against san jose earthquake. >>off, i mean, i get a feel after the team and this game's been on everyone's lips for a few weeks. when i arrived the plan was for
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me to use the first two games in 45 minutes for fit mispurposes and in preparation to be ready for this game, so i'm here for the start tomorrow and i'm ready to go in front. >> to tennis, on the verge of a first ever semi cup final appearance, they've taken a surprising lead. both winning open single matches. you can see unhappy with the defeat. australia must now win the last doubles to make it to the semis. >> it is a busy day in sport. on our website, you can get more there, we've got details of the open championship, as well. that's where we'll leave it for now. more later. >> fantastic. hope we will see you later. do stay with us here on al jazeera. i'll be right back with a full
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german mp's give their backing to a new greek bailout. ♪ hello, welcome to al jazeera, live from doha headquarters. i'm laura kyle. also ahead . . . yemen's exiled government declares that the southern port city of aden has been liberated. memorial services are held in ukraine and around the world to mark one