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ondemnation from brussels and washington, and the u.n., reacting with horror to the killing of an 18-month-old palestinian boy and act blamed on extremist jewish settlers. the beginning of the end of ebola. thousands of people tested on in guinea hailed by health specialists as remarkable. a possible lead, a piece of debris found on the island of réunion sentiment and friends for analysis. it could be part -- sent to
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france for analysis. there is a spec elation it could be part of the missing flight mh370. >> officials in brussels and washington have condemned what have been described as a vicious terrorist attack in the west bank. in the early hours of the one suspected jewish settlers carried out under tax on two homes in the city of nablus where an 18-month-old palestinian boy was burned to death. the act has sparked furious protests. reporter: hundreds turned out on the streets, paying their respects and venting their anger. the 18-month-old was killed in a suspected arson attack on thursday night. 2 homes were burned to a crisp.
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his parents, four-year-old brother, and another child were seriously injured. the word "revenge" and hebrew slogans were found sprayed on the walls outside. israeli police believe it was carried out by jewish extremists. the local governor says the authorities should be doing more to stop them. >> it is strange how a group of settlers supported by occupying israeli soldiers are spreading across all of the cities and villages of the west bank, threatening the security of the palestinian people. reporter: israel described the suspected arson attack as reprehensible and horrific. prime minister benjamin netanyahu telephoned the palestinian authority leader mahmoud abbas to condemn those responsible. pm netanyahu: with shock and outrage, we condemn this. zero tolerance for terrorism wherever it comes from. we have to fight it and fight it
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together. reporter: the attacks sparked mass protests in gaza as well as a further afield. around 1000 people joined the muslim brotherhood in marching through the jordanian capital after friday prayers chanting anti-israeli slogans. tom: following events in jerusalem, our reporter brings us up to speed. reporter: there is an enormous true presence. checkpoints in places where they do not normally exist. there was a real timing of security and we have also seen protests, cars being burned, tires being burnt, rocks being thrown. at the moment, it is in a kind of holding pattern, but it is very volatile. people are waiting to see if israel does apprehend the perpetrators, and they are waiting to see what is the fate of the other three members of the family who were injured
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terribly burned in the arson attack. tom: we have been hearing some language being used by israeli officials that we don't hear them use very often. tell us about that. reporter: that's right. from the start, no one has been caught, so we don't know who did it. but political and military leaders were quick to say that these were asked by jewish extremists, and they condemned it across the board. this afternoon we have seen the israeli prime minister and the president visiting the hospital the israeli hospital where the palestinian mother is being treated. that is very unusual, too. they both make speeches there. israel's prime minister more in his usual style, but israel's president very forthright, saying this is -- we have seen a series of these attacks against palestinians firebombs, in mosques, firebombs in churches firebombs in home.
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the writing is on the wall and now we have seen a palestinian family burned. he says it is unacceptable, that israel must take action against the attacks, because no one has been charged in him, no one has been arrested, no one has been sent to prison. that, he says, has to change. tom: irris makler reporting from jerusalem. the world is on the verge of an effective ebola vaccine could get the announcement follows trials in guinea in which the vaccine is thought to have given 100% protection against the deadly virus. more now on that development. the beginning of the end of ebola. initial reports from pioneering vaccine trials shows it provides 100% protection in hard-hit guinea the west african country in which the epidemic began in late 2000 of -- late 2013. >> itif proven effective, this is
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going to be a game changer. it will change the management of the current ebola outbreak and future outbreaks. reporter: the test, which began in early march, and filmed by "france 24's" team on the ground, had over 4000 people given a trial of the vaccine after some of them fell ill with ebola. of those given the vaccine immediately, no one contracted the disease 10 days after immunization. the trial was funded by drug firm merck, the governments of canada, norway, and guinea, and the world health organization, which usually does not get involved in funding of such trials. typically testing of vaccines takes about a decade. results of this drug took about 12 months to publish in a medical journal. the latest ebola outbreak has
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been the worst ever recorded with 28,000 confirmed cases and more than 11,000 day. further testing confirms the trials initial findings, it looks like it will become the first licensed vaccine against ebola, disease for which there is no approved treatment or cure. tom: now, it has remained industry for the past 60 four dollars -- 16 months for the relatives and friends of those aboard flight mh370 the weight has been agonizing. but what could be a fragment of the airplane has been found washed up on the island réunion. it is heading to mainland france, where it will be analyzed by aviation experts. mark thompson has the latest. mark: among the items that have washed up on the east coast of reunion island, a bottle of water from a chinese manufacturer and a detergent container straight from jakarta, indonesia. evidence that could be items from missing malaysia airlines
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flight mh370. they were found on the beach just days after the discovery of part of an airplane wing. >> for me, these are the pieces of the puzzle to help us find out the truth and push inquiries forward. tom: experts are currently analyzing the piece of the plane to verify that it is that of flight mh370. whilst investigators await results, police and volunteers continue to scour the beaches. >> we have been here since yesterday afternoon trying to find items of clothing, but we haven't yet. mark: malaysian authorities say that the piece of the plane does belong to the boeing 777 jet. the part belongs to opening flap that helps to stabilize the aircraft during turbulence. it has been sent to toulouse for
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further analysis. australian authorities have been involved in the search for the aircraft off the west coast of perth. they say the findings will not alter their current operations. >> after 16 months, the vagaries of the currents and the reverse modeling is almost impossible. i don't think it contributes a great deal as far as our knowledge of where the aircraft is located at the present time. mark: malaysia, china, and australia have been conducting the broadest and most intensive search operation in aviation history, after more than 500 days, the search continues. tom: now the british prime minister today promised to work more closely with the french authorities in addressing the surge of migrants trying to cross the channel. in recent days, hundreds have been seen scaling fences near the talk more they try to board freight trains or lorries heading for the u.k.
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reporter: no quick fix, but nothing will be ruled out. the words of david cameron on friday as he faced increasing pressure to come up with a solution to the ongoing migrant crisis across the channel. top of his agenda, more cooperation with france and beefed-up security measures specifically at the entrance to the euro tunnel. pm cameron: we are going to take action right across the board, starting with helping the french on their side of the border. we are quite a point in more fencing, warren resources, more sniffer dog teams more assistance in any way we can in terms of resources. reporter: this comes a day after cameron was heavily criticized for what he termed the swarm of migrants, for many a dehumanizing word that only serves to without fear of those risking their lives-- whip up fear of those risking the lives to seek asylum in britain. >> the perception of swarms of
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refugees disproportionately coming to england is purely down to the fact that we are an island. that gives a completely false impression. reporter: britain has pledged 32 million euros to improving security at the french end of the tunnel. it is a sensitive topic for mr. cameron, who has pledged to cut the annual migration to the tens of thousands from a high of over 300,000 new arrivals during his last term. tom: officials in some bobwhite -- in zimbabwe say they are seeking a tradition of anemic and -- as an american dentist who killed a lion. walter palmer page to kill -- paid to kill cecil the lion whose death triggered outrage. reporter: following the outcry of the death of its most famous lion zimbabwe has chosen to act. the government wants to go after
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cecil's killer, walter palmer the dentist from minneapolis. for that harare will need washington to cooperate. >> unfortunately, it is too late to apprehend the foreign poacher. he had already absconded to his country of origin. we are therefore appealing to the responsible authorities for his extradition. reporter: zimbabwe's request is unlikely to be granted come as no u.s. citizen has ever been next to that into zimbabwe, which has a record of human rights violations. on social media, vitriolic comments over palmer's act continues to pour in. even all to its maker -- arnold schwarzenegger shared advice. >> killing a cat is not ballsy. reporter: with a petition for the exhibition signed by more than seven -- 170,000 people,
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the white house is forced to review the case. the farmers who own the land are doing court next week. tom: the same dentist, walter palmer, is being investigated by the authorities in the u.s. to see if you violated any u.s. laws. he is by no means alone in one to hunt for big game. those who want to kill one of the so-called big five are willing to pay big money. reporter: each year trophy hunters shall a large amounts of cash to shoot wildlife. over the last decade, european hunters alone killed 400-5000 elephants. online search reveals numerous holidays with lines up to $50,000 being by far the most expensive price. what the price doesn't include is a government tax.
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hunting big game is big business. south africa generates around $200 million a year from trophy hunters. looking to cash in, the ban on lebron hunting in march. hunters say that it is money -- ban on leopar hunting in march. d hunters say it is money they cannot afford to turn them. >> for wildlife to manage to survive and to thrive on this continent, the community needs to have some sort of benefit. the only benefit they have from the wildlife is financial benefit. reporter: byut cecil was a crowd favorite and brought into his revenue of his own, opponents argue. there are calls for a crackdown on such hunts but as long as hunters remained eager to shoot the hunt will continue. tom: britain's home secretary
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says she has reviewed the case of chinese artist, ai weiwei whose application for a six-month visa was rejected. he was told he failed to declare pass criminal convictions in china, which is triggered condemnation from rights groups. not only has a visa been granted, but officials in london have sent the artist a letter of apology. now, early on friday the international of the committee said it chose beijing to host the 2022 winterland except making the chinese capital the first city to host the winter and summer games. catherine clifford has more. catherine: a sea of colors outside of beijing stadium as crowds celebrate the win. >> we did it! >> i'm so happy! >> beijing is getting stronger
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and stronger! >> we are powerful! catherine: a lack of snow on beijing's mountains, and even of the solution, not everyone was convinced. >> i don't understand why a more modern chinese city with more likelihood of snow wasn't chosen . catherine: crowds gathered on this resort were some of the games will take place. this was seen as the option with the best commercial interests. >> there is a middle class with a lot of money and they can really do winter sports and skiing and other sports. the promotional windfall is huge advantage. catherine: beijing becomes the first city awarded both the summer and winter olympics. however, not everyone is celebrating this. human rights groups have strongly criticized the choice. it comes at a time of the worst
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crackdown on human rights in the country in over two decades. >> human rights watch research shows that you reward a mega sporting event like the lyrics to a repressive government like china or russia, you absolutely exacerbate whatever human rights problems there are. catherine: despite the appeal to the ioc to send a positive message to developing countries, it seems the majority of members in almaty -- deemed almaty to riskier choice financially. tom: it is a highly improbable sort of her fork him about rival groups in germany are locked in a battle over a monument to the late singer michael jackson. the king of pop died six years ago and his memories still very much alive in the city of munich. reporter: this may not look like michael jackson did it is in fact a statute of a classical
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renaissance composer. but munich residents have commandeered it as a memorial for the late pop star. two rival groups of diehard fans are locked in a dispute over how to honor his memory. >> they took away the decorations on the posters and they cut all the flowers that we left. reporter: other fans don't see the need for such trimmings. >> the important thing is that it transmits michael's message. it shows the example he set. reporter: it goes further than that, though. complaints were made to local police after someone had a candleholder thrown at their head. now the city's authorities are watching and affection to remove the unofficial memorial if there is any further sign of bad behavior. meaning that these fans may just have to -- michael jackson ♪: ♪ beat it ♪
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reporter: well, you get the idea. tom: in other news, officials on the french pacific island réunion set of volcano erupted earlier today. an alert was issued yesterday saying that there was a probable or imminent eruption on the way. the volcano has been active through the course of 2015, with their options already in february -- eruptions in february and may. let's get a reminder of our top stories on "france 24." a chorus of condemnation -- brussels, washington, and the u.n. react with forward to the killing of an 18-month-old palestinian boy, and act blamed on extremist jewish settlers. a possible lead --a piece of debris found on the island of réunion is sent to mainland france for analysis. there is speculation can be from malaysian airlines flight -- it could be from malaysian allies flight mh370. the beginning of the end of
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ebola -- the results of a next her mental vaccine tested on people in guinea are hailed by health specialists as remarkable. time for a check top business news stories. markus karlsson joins me in the studio. markus: hi there. tom: let's start with the latest on a controversial deal supply warships to russia. markus: this was a deal struck in 2011 to deliver helicopter carriers to russia and it causes headaches for the french government. there is a debate whether the compensation deal has been struck after france delayed the delivery of the helicopter carriers. the kremlin has said that france agreed to step up in an almost daily says that the dealers deal is worth the some 1.2 billion euros. with a french president has another version of the story. francois hollande denies there has been agreement. more details. reporter: the sale entered rocky
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waters when last summer france's allies pressed it to drown the deal. president obama: i recognize that this is a big deal. i recognize that the jobs in france are important. i think it would have been preferable to press the pause button. reporter: six month later francis says it may never deliver the helicopter carriers to russian sparking the question of how much it would have to spend if it breaks the deal. 1.2 billion-euro sale was signed in 2011. russia has already paid 890 million euros. france will have to pay them back and also settle compensation. a total estimated 1.2 billion euros, according to russian newspapers. >> the negotiations are completely finished. everything has already been decided, both of the timeframe and the amount. reporter: french officials
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refused to comment. >> we will address this issue in a few days or weeks. important decisions will be made by the end of summer. reporter: france hopes to find a new buyer for the ship. considering the size, defense experts say potential clients would need to left major naval forces in deep pockets. countries which have already selected cameras are unlikely to change their minds. these conditions leaves several options, including canada, brazil, south africa, or india. but france will have to sell its vessels with a discount. markus: let's move on. the stock market in greece is set to reopen on monday pit but certain restrictions will be imposed on trading. that is according to the greek finance ministry. the athens stock exchange was closed at the end of june when the government applies capital controls in greece, and it has been closed since. the aim was to prevent an outflow of capital from greece
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as there was growing fear of a greek exit from the eurozone. the finance ministers is the greek traders will see some are surgeons, whereas foreign traders won't see any restrictions, so they will be free to trade with whatever they may have. we're talking about stocks, we're talking about bonds, as well as some derivatives. speaking of stock markets, let's see they how they have been faring on this final trading day of the month. european innis is friday in positive territory, dragged higher by earnings. so did bnp paribas shares. let's also bring you stateside. we are seeing indices stateside somewhat into negative territory , or at least the dow jones industrial average on the s&p 500 this hour. the nasdaq is holding onto some slight gains, as you can see
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right there. let's talk you through some of the earnings that have dominated this session and some of the reasons why we are seeing shares trading lower over on wall street. america's biggest oil companies have posted their worst cooler -- worst quarterly performance for years. profits at exxon mobil and chevron were down 50 percent and a 90% respectively, suffering -- both countries say they are getting ready for a prolonged period of lower oil prices and are doing so by cutting cost to the proposed takeover of a dutch company by fedex is coming under scrutiny. the european commission says it is opening a probe into the $4.9 billion deal. the commission says it wants to make sure that the takeover would not impede competition in the package delivery market in europe. and sliding sales in china
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weighed on a french retailer in the first half of the year. at the same time, the company says the turnaround plan is reaping rewards in brazil and europe. profits accelerated in particular in spain as well as italy. europe's biggest retailer posted an operating profit of 727 euros for the first half, better than expected. major beer brewers are making headwinds in key markets. sales have dropped in russia and the u.s.. history has come under pressure. one segment of the market that has shown strong growth worldwide is the one for craft beers, brews made by smaller producers. it has attracted attention from giant brewers like sab miller. next, we are heading to south africa with a look at one brewer looking to cash in on the street. reporter: the first batch, named after the iconic south african township, was brewed in his kitchen. now with the brewery open blocks
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from where nelson mandela and desmond tutu once lived, it has become a hit. >> when we looked around for a place to put the brewery, there
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