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the verdicts in the retrial of three al jazeera journalists has been postponed until august the 2nd. hello, i'm martine dennis, you are with jazz r, liver from programme. also to come - srael allows a law allowing force feeding of prisoners on hunger strikes. u.n. human rights experts condemn the move could this be part of the missing mh370 plane? malaysia sends investigators to find out. from a coffin to having your
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ashes blasted into space. we report on japan's booming funeral industry. the verdict in the retrial of three al jazeera journalists in egypt has been postponed until august the 2nd. mohamed fadel fahmy, mohammed badr and peter greste were accused of colluding with the outlawed muslim brotherhood. charges they and al jazeera deny. we have more. al jazeera english journalists say justice has been delayed again. mohammed badr and mohamed fadel fahmy arrived at a cairo court hoping to hear a verdict reflecting the truth - that they are not guilty. instead, they were told that the case has been postponed for a week. >> it's disappointing what happened. which were specting a verdict today. >> reporter: their colleague peter greste, who has been tried in absentia says they victim
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come to expect delays. che allowed themselves to hope there would be closure and a positive outcome at last. >> the only thing that defines us is the verdict. >> reporter: mohamed fadel fahmy and peter greste, and mohammed badr's troubles have gone on for a year and a half. $2014 they were convicted of aiding the now banned muslim brotherhood, and they were sentenced between 7-10 years imprison. spending more than 400 days in an egyptian prison. in january of this year, the court of cassation threw out there convictions and ordered a retrial. in february, peter greste was deported to his native australia. mohamed fadel fahmy and mohammed badr were released on became, -- bail, but have been unable to leave egypt. as during the first, analyst
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criticized the evidence. >> we saw open court footage of family photos and news reeling and pop songs as proof that the men were involved in an armed group in overthrowing the egyptian government. >> reporter: an al jazeera network spokesperson says: >> they say it's not only difficult for them, it's taking a toll on their families. they are hoping it's nothing more that than, not a sign of bad news to come.
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let's here more from peter greste. >> i thought that this was going to be the day. i think all of us did. it's not unheard of, but it is unusual for the courts to delay verdicts. we have also seen so many unexpected twists and turns in this trial that i've given up trying to say anything for certain. i guess we should look forward to august 8th as the verdicts day, but not expect it to happen on that day. the only thing that any of us are concerned about at this point is the verdicts. that's the thing that defines our live from that moment on, we can't make plans or be sure about our ability to travel. mohammed badr and mohamed fadel fahmy - it's the point they either walk away as free men or go back to prison. absolutely everything hinges on the a day. to have the twists and turns
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made it difficult for anyone to get on with their lives. iment spoke to mohammed badr, and he said that this is messing with their lives, not just us as individuals, but the families and those around us. it is frustrating. >> israel's parliament legalized the force feeding of prisoners on hunger strike. the bill was past with a majority of six votes. u.n. human rights experts and israel's medical association condemned the move, considering it a form of torture and full of medical risks. >> translation: israel is continuing with crimes and aggression towards the palestinian prisoners understand the guise of what it calls law. it's threatening lives, against the ethics of the profession. the global union of doctors condemned the law. the association in israel called on the doctors not to deal with it. more from stephanie dekker.
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>> this hugely controversial bill is now law and what it means is that security prisoners, these are prisoners that israel convicted or suspects of what it calls terrorism relth charges. it allows for a certain amount of force to be used by prisoners if they refuse to be force-fed. most on hunger strikes are in administrative detention. what does it mean - they are held without charge, and renewable under a plilt imilitary course. most of the hunger strike cases are from those that haven't been charge, and the bill, parliament said to show this, rather than foors feeding them, charge or release them. a huge back rash from israel's medical community saying it amounts to torture, going against medical ethics, beliefs, and urge doctors not to do it. a doctor we spoke to equated it
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too rape. we put it to one of the men involved in drafting the bill. he said it's not about force-feeding but medical help. they don't want to prisoners to die. if you look at the numbers on the ground no prisoner died from a hunger strike. there has been cases where prisoners died because they were force-fed. >> the iraqi government has be fied alleges that it tart tours prisoners. official are questioned by those suspecting human rights abuses. we speak to imran khan, in baghdad. imran khan reports. >> the iraqis face tough questions. they denied the charms in a statement issued to al jazeera, they said they do not torture people and there's no evidence to contradict that. however, there is a legal problem when it comes to the iraqi constitution. torture is not clearly defined.
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some say it's a deliberate measure to allow them to get away with opening secret prisons and torturing iraqi prisoners. there's plenty ofized on this. we have reports from human rights watch, amnesty international and other groups, about the secret drivens, there has been testimony from those inside the prisons alleging that they have been tortured when haider al-abadi took power after nouri al-maliki, he said he would clean house. we haven't seen a huge amount coming on in relation to the secret prisons of torture. the iraqis denied all of that. various human rights groups put out public statements and evidence to suggest that those tortured - torture techniques are used and secret prisons are in existence.
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>> reporter: turkey's ministry said three soldiers have been attacked. turkish jets have targeted fighters from the p.k.k. since wednesday. >> kuwait says it's uncovered a network of i.s.i.l. members who fought in iraq and syria. state metedia reported five of them. kuwait launched a crackdown after an attack on a shia mosque that killed 26 people. the u.n. envoy to syria put forward a plan for political solution to end the civil war. all sides have been invited to join a serious of working groups aimed at restarting peace talks there are reports that eight members of a group of u.s. trained fighters have been abducted in northern syria. activists say the leader of the new syrian force, and seven other fighters were kidnapped by the al qaeda-linked al nusra front in aleppo.
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the men equipped by the u.s. returned from training in turkey malaysia's premier says part of a plane found in the french island of reunion in the indian ocean is quite likely from a boeing triple 7. malaysian investigators have been sent to find out if it be longs to mh370, which disappeared in march last year. >> reporter: on a tiny island in the indian ocean. this piece of what looks like a plane is getting a lot of attention. >> we saw the plane. as we looked at it, i told myself it was debris. >> reporter: aviation experts believe it could be part of mh370. it disappeared last year. >> we found it matched one plane it matched the rear of the wing. everybody says it fits to the boeing 777. of course, which plane is missing in this area, there's
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none for hours after the plane disappeared, this flight board said it was delayed. the distraught family members gathered in malaysia and china. what happened in mh370 was a great mystery in aviation history. the boeing 777 went missing with 239 people on board. on march 8th last year. it took off from kuala lumpur and was destined to beijing. it lost all contact. over the gulf of thailand, around 40 minutes after takeoff. a massive search operation focused on two possible corridors to the north and south. and no trace of the plane was found, concentrating on a 60,000km area off the coast of western australian. now malaysia is sending a team to the reunion island to see if the piece of debris is a breakthrough in the search. >> whatever wreckage is found, needs to be verified before it's confirmed whether it belongs to mh370.
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>> reporter: analysis of satellite data shows mh370 flew for 6 hours after contact was lost and entered the sea in the indian ocean near a deep trench. >> underneath the indian ocean, it's hurricane type of weather down there, and many times wreckage can be dislodged. these are floating devices which can surface themselves and be drifted off thousands and thousands of miles away. australia says the search will continue, and if the find is confirmed, proves the plane will be found in the depths of the ocean. >> reporter: for family and friends of those on board mh370, the nervous wait for answers russia vetoed a proposal to still to come on the programme - accusations a u.s. led trade negotiations on an ambitious deal are heavily influenced by the corporation. we get the view from a u.s. farm
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plus, tens of thousands of people in burundi fled the recent political violence. a few are starting to return. al jazeera has been to meet them. them. the only way to get better is to challenge yourself,
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hello again, these are the top stories here at al jazeera. the verdict in the retrial of three al jazeera journalists in egypt has been postponed until august 2nd. peter greste, mohamed fadel fahmy and baher mohamed, greste are accused of colluding with the outlawed muslim brotherhood,
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charges denied israel's parliament legalized the false feeding of prisoners on hunger strike. the bill was passed with a majority of six strokes. part of a plane found on reunion is likely from a boeing triple 7. malaysia sent a team to find out if the are it belongs to mh370, which disappeared last year ministers from a dozen pacific rim countries are locked in a meeting on hawaii. it's led by the u.s. and supporters say it will unlock markets, promote investment and produce sales. people that have been demonstrating on maui says negotiations have been secretive and not transparent. some of the biggest beneficiaries from the trade bale are likely to ben american
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farmers, tom ackerman met formers in ohio for their thoughts on the deal. >> three times a day milk is pumped from these cows on the farm. 15% of their output sold and consumed by other countries. frank burkehart who runs the farm with his family is aware that worldwide sales have an impact from the prices from the local customers. >> whether milk is exported, it's the same supply and demand situation. >> reporter: that's why the u.s. dairy industry is watching the outcome of the trans-pacific partnership negotiations with two key rivals, new zealand eager to expand sales of milk products in the u.s. and canada which protected its own dairy farmers by restricting supply to squeeze out american products. >> they see the prospect of boosting production as important
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to more than their own family. >> as dairy production increases or other agricultural commodities, that means more jobs. it's based on rural economies as well. >> reporter: joe raises cows, but takes a skeptical view of the trade deal. >> we have these rules set up to benefit the corporations that have expanded to a transnational footprint. they can do well for themselves by maximising the amount of global commerce that occurs, regardless of the impacts upon the consuming public or producing public. >> reporter: he says treaty negotiators are bypassing or failing to give attention. >> you have currency, environmental standards, bad taxes - you are making a heavy lift for american agriculture.
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>> whether or not it's good for farmers, they are one economic sector out of many that will need to be satisfied with a deal that determines the course of 40% of of the world's trade the burundi government says families who fled political unrests are coming back. the u.n. maintains more than 100,000 are in refugee camps in the democratic republic of congo, tanzania and rwanda. we have a report now from close to the border with rwanda. >> reporter: this woman went to a refugee camp in rwanda because she was afraid, one of thousands fleeing from burundi during the violence surrounding a controversial election. she and others have started to return home. >> translation: there is no war, so i came back. the camp was not good. i am scared. i heard some are harassed by those that stayed.
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they are angry we ran away. >> reporter: in many cases those returning come back to this. >> neighbours say thieves took advantage of the situation. yes broke down the door. they went room by room. they were looking for whatever they could still, they took things like furniture and appliances. >> reporter: a voter card from the 2005 election is a reminder of the first election after the civil war, when the president won his first term. he won a third after months of violence. despite a rule limiting him to two terms. government officials say people are coming back because security in burundi has been restored. >> a lot of people are coming back to burundi. many walked from rwanda. they heard security has improved in the country. it's true after the elections people started to come back. >> the united nations says more than 100,000 people are in refugee camps in the democratic republic of congo, tanzania and rwanda.
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>> what we are noticing is those in in those areas are returning. these are refugees, but for us, the government may give them the definition that they are refer geese, but for us it is those that arriving d for the protection of other countries as refugees. and for those we are not having signs that are coming now. we are monitoring the situation many people in burundi know the crisis is not over. the proposed unity government and some opposition leaders may not work. it may be a long time before everyone who has left returns home . >> france set riot police to calais to industry to stop migrants from trying to enter the railway tunnel.
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thousands entered the tunnel in the past week. from calais, barnaby phillips reports. >> these people are the problem that europe wishes would go away. by theage ever a calais motor way, >> igrants bide their time. we watched as some tried to cross the road to enter the terminal. the french police tell them to go away. they obey for now. but the police can't be everywhere. they say they are overwhelmed. at night the migrants try again in greater numbers. why are they so desperate to get to england? >> because we are sudanese people. we come from sudan. because our language - we speak the language english. you stay here. we speak english, you know. >> i suffering. we are looking for food,
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shelter, a better life. >> reporter: also here, syrians, eritreans, afghanis - escaping wars and tyranny, crossing deserts and sea. these people are not welcome here in calais, and the british government does not want them either. they have all come a long way and quiet frankly, they feel they have nothing left to lose so whatever french or british politicians say, they'll carry on doing what they can. >> higher fences and more police bring some order to the chaos arond calais, but they are short term solutions to a problem that may be with europe problem for years to come. in mexico 16 people have been killed when a truck crashed into a grouch of pilgrims, it happened in the state of
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sacasetta. a truck carrying building materials hit the people. 30 others have been injured. >> a police raid on an infamous shanty town in the venezuela town caracas left at least 15 dead. the raid was part of a government crackdown on crime. it was - it has human rights groups worried. from caracas we have this report. >> reporter: some have decided to leave before it happens again. others cope with their fear by talking to friends. it's been two weeks since the venezuela government sent in a deployment of security forces. yet people here are talking about what happened on that day. >> translation: it was approximately 5am, we heard gunshots, pow, pow, pow, pow. we got on the floor. that's what we do when we hear
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gunshots. police kicked down the door. they took my sons, a laptop and generator. >> reporter: this video shows the moment a military headquarters came dangerously close to homes. intense clashes between police and armed gangs who controlled the area left 15 people dead. hundreds detained and a slew of accusations of the government's actions under a plan called liberation of the people had gone too far. >> translation: they destroyed what they found in their path. they took everything they could. dvds, and deodorant, and they took my husband with them. >> reporter: neighbours scribed a mourning of horror, with police overturned cars and destroyed homes. they said they planted false evidence and took husbands and sons to gaol. these are likely to why backfire sowing distrust and fear. this is an area, according to
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the government, serves as a base for gangs, and communities that kidnap, distort vehicles. >> for the operation liberation of the people i have been personally instructed by the president commander nicolas maduro and he instructed us to extend operations to all the country. >> reporter: massive detention and disproportionate use of violence has been denounced. >> translation: there's no grey area when it comes to human rights. these types of operations never proved effective. >> reporter: this eyewitness, questions not so much the method, but the results. >> i see the criminals outsmarting police. they have lost access to the area. they had to do a huge operation with helicopters and tanks. bans are still there, operating. armed gangs threaten operations. desperate citizens demand safety at what cost. this is it something they can't stop talking about
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zimbabwe judge granted bail to a professional hunter over the killing of cecil the lyon. theo bronning hirst has been charged with failing to supervise an american hunter. the american, a dentist that paid $50,000 to kilt the lion said he believed the hunt was legal and necessary permits had been issued well, palmer apologised to his patients. in a letter he said: line flin now, the cost of the burials in japan has gone up as the numbers dies rises. we go to the city where the living look into cost-effective ways to rest in peace.
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>> reporter: these modern crypts in japan look like a set from the sci-fi movie. they store more urns and are cheaper than burying ashes in a traditional graveyard. japan has also built five skyscraper temples with a row of high-tech crypts on every floor. you swipe your i.d. cards which prompt robotic arms to retrieve the family urn from the base: >> reporter: many are closing graves in the country side and are storing the ashes here. they hope share children will come to worship them here. >> finding the right funerals is hard. cemeteries are running out of space. plots alone can cost $40,000. which is why many baby boomers and the elderly go on weekend grave tours to find the right plan. >> as more die in japan, there are commercial businesses and show cases that help people make vital decisions.
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at this exhibition you can try your own coffin. coffin maker has customers of all ages. >> i'm not sure if commercialized is the right word. we couldn't display coffins at events like this before. now we can, it's not to do with money. attitudes are changing. >> he and his wife are talking to a company that blasts the ashes of loved ones into space, with the help of nasa. without children, they suffer neglect when they were gone. we wouldn't worry if our ashes are in space. >> reporter: in the past, talking about death in japan was taboo. social and economic pressures changed the culture. instead of a burden, many see it as a journey of self discovery
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and you can watch drew's full report called japan when i die on 101 east, thursday, at 2230 g.m.t., right here on al jazeera remember, you can keep up to date on the developing stories, on the website. >> a possible break through in the disappearance of malaysia airlines flight 370, part of the wing washes ashore off africa. investigators want to know if it's from the doomed jet. >> anger and relief in cincinnati as a police officer is indicted for the killing of an unarmed black man. >> torture in america's