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on in gaza, we visit one of the territories, casualties from israeli air strikes. border crossings into syria to help those stranded by the fighting. >> hello there i'm jillian
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mcdonald. russia blames ukraine for bringing down a transport plane. proition separatists. the church of -- pro-russian separatists. the awelcome back party forr heroes. life in the german capitol. now, there are growing demands for an end to israel's military operation in gaza. prit an and germany are calling for a truce but on the ground that looks unlikely. israel is massing more troops along the border and rockets are still being fired from gaza.
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eunltunited nations says most of those being killed are civilian. 19 women are amongst the dead. no israelis have been killed so far. hospitals in gaza are overwhelmed and struggling to treat the growing number of casualties. john hendren visited one of the strip's main hospitals in this report. >> the main hogs in gaza no -- hospital in glooz no long -- gaza no longer treats regular paicialts. ipatients. indoors for days of bombings she convinced her father to let her out for a breath of fresh air. after five minutes she followed him back inside just steps ahead of an air strike. >> translator: i sent her back in the corridor when i was locking up the house. i looked hinge me and i saw
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miriam sinking in a pool of blood with shrapnel in her head. >> taking care of disabled children when the building exploded in flames. >> in the morning i find myself burning. i didn't hear an explosion but suddenly i was on fire. my body my face my hair everything was burning. this is a crime committed by the israelis. what crime did these handicapped children commit? not even able to fire rockets or even walk outside. >> reporter: the hospital is fully occupied and yet hour after hour the ambulance et cetera bring more victims. -- balancest bring more victims. here in the hospital, they are not turning away any patients. the people with chronic problems things like heart disease, if you have cancer you are no longer ill enough to be treated in this hospital. so doctors say there are likely to be deaths unrelated by this
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conflict that will be caused by it. the hospital is short of disposal equipment. dr. eric fossa flew from way, bringing what he could. >> we are facing a huge humanitarian crisis in this hospital. if we get something like 2009 war with the large mass casualties we will run out of drugs. >> miriam almasri can no longer speak. her father is happy she's still with him. >> the doctors said, you pray to god to save her. thank god she's better now. >> reporter: better than she was, better than many others are, still trying to return to where she once was in a
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territory struggling to do the same. john hendren, al jazeera, gaza. >> stepstephanie decker is in g. a relative quiet period pungt punctuated by bomb strikes right stephanie? >> this is what israeli army uses to sort of light up the land when it's nighttime. so as you said it was a relatively quiet today and people were sort of apprehensive when that air strikes would start. thousands of them to gaza city, almost 90% empty at the moment and you can probably see let me just step out there, that's a flare which is what i was talking about a little earlier. which is what the israeli army
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uses to enlighten. when some unusual activity is on ground. we are hearing drones overhead as well. certainly an indication nothing has been regardless of a relatively quiet day. >> one would assume that means that the strikes and perhaps that israeli threat to strike northern gaza is about to begin. meanwhile, tell us about any direction which efforts towards arranging some sort of diplomatic solution might be taking. >> that's right. we're hearing that there are talks under the table and we spoke to a hamas official who teltold us the real players whet comes down to that was u.s., qatar and turkey. they have demands when it comes to the cease fire the main one he told us is the lifting of the siege, including lifting of the crossing into egypt, which has
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been opened only a country of times in the -- a couple of times in the last few months. there is a limited amount of items that do come in. people will tell you the economy here is the worst it has been in a very long time. there is high unemployment. what the source in hamas is telling us is we formed this unity government with fatah, but nothing has improved for us, so really this seems to be their message during the current conflict that they wants to achieve something. they want something to change on the ground and they certainly want the situation to get better. >> stephanie decker, live from gaza. the armed wing of hamas says it's launched four rockets from gaza towards tv. tel aviv. sirens sounded in the city warning residents to take cover. one of the rockets was intercepted. israelis send tens of thousands of its soldiers tot border with
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gaza. the trooms are preparing for a-- the troops are preparing for a possible grounds invasion. >> dotted across the field surrounding gaza israeli's military is setting up camps. should the order come for a ground invasion then it's from these sites the army will launch its assault. but now diplomatic pressure is building to try and head off such a scenario. >> the united kingdom has three objectives. to security fire, to alleviate humanitarian suffering and to keep alive the talks which is the only hope for breaking apart this conflict once and for all. reservists have been told to report for duty. humanitarian action seems the only way to stop the hostilities. >> hamas says they are not willing to stop what they're doing.
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stopping israel is part of their charter, part of their goal. and all the money they have been receiving from the arab countries, have gone into bombs instead of education, that could be very useful for the people of gaza. >> rely almost totally on air strikes should combat troops go in there are likely to be many more dead and injured and not just amongst is palestinians who live in gaz. israel's owners -- in gaza. israel's military is going to be much more exposed on the ground than it is in the air. israel-gaza border. are international community protect people in gaza. palestinian foreign minnesota twins is attending the meeting. it's the first leaders have met. madawan bashara is live for us. when the arab world is dealing
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with so many challenges right now. >> you could say it's laughable. certainly, the conditions are not ripe for any unified arab is position today that could put the inertia pressure on the international community to act. i think also, the international community or so-called international community meaning those powerful actors on the international stage are ready to put some leverage on certain hot spots in order to effect change. meaning the united states, u.k, france, russia, et cetera, they are also not ready to put pressure on israel to stop and to start you know taking some serious political steps like occupying palestine, so on, so forth. on that front it looks quite bleak. >> now at the same time, we are hearing let's say noises about possible mediation or contacts, qatar, turkey being involved. are we going to see though a
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very different set of demand for any -- demands for future cease fire or troos agreement though? >> there is absolutely no doubt about that. i think whole heightening of the stakes over the 48 to 72 hours sammy does take it towards sort of demands we are going to be hearing from israel and the palestinians, the last cease fire did not work because israel or the conditions did not implement or the conditions in fact reversed many of them and put many of the prisoners back in jail and closed the borders and stop palestinians from fishing and the israelis will make the same protests against the palestinians. i doubt that israel will accept a asses cease fire, so being ita
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difficult situation but of course at the end of the day, sammy this is not going to be winnable militarily unless there is a full sweeping invasion of gaza. and judging the way israel withdrew from gaza the last time it wouldn't that be stupid to go ahead and occupy gaza once again. >> thank you for your analysis. there's a full discussion of that on our website, round the clock updates, videos from our team all there for you at much more still to come of the news hour, including awaiting relocation refugees in the kurdish region. and the plans to refloat the costa concordia goes on without a hitch. the german footballer has given
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his country plenty to be happy about. all that coming up later in the show. show. >> this amateur video appears to show the activities, islamic front has withdrawn from the area. authorities be loyal to assad's uniquely control the other half of the city. -- regime control the other half of the of the city. members of the u.n. security council has are voted for cross access to the city. the authority, without the approval of the syrian
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government. our kristin saloomey has more from the u.n. >> reporter: the united nations estimates nearly 11 million syrians are in need of humanitarian assistance. half of hose are in hard to reach positions. allows cross border aid deliveries without the consent of the syrian government and that is key. this resolution comes after an earlier resolution passed last february failed to improve the situation on the ground. in fact u.n. says it's only gotten worse. so the council which has been so divided on so many issues involving syria was able to come together and pass this resolution. and the u.n. says that it should allow aid to be delivered to about 3 million more people, people who haven't had secure food deliveries or medical assistance in a long time. and of course, aid agencies are hailing this as a break through
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and a potential life line for so many people in syria. but they say it's only going to work if there's action on the ground. it has to be translated into action on the ground in order to have the desired effect. the u.n. says it will get the program up as soon as possible. >> well, there are four border crossings in different areas in syria. the aruntha crossing is controlled by the freeze syrian army. and links the country with jordan. while the salaam crossing is controlled by the islamic front. crossing into vawk is controlled by the p -- into iraq is controlled by the pyd in syria borders an area of iraq bordered by the kurdish peshmerga. 2.8 million are in desperate need of help right across are
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in. jam e-syria. jamal, what kind of aid like the one you're at? >> reporter: well, theoretically it means that aid that hasn't been able to come through border crossings like this one here in iraq should be easier to flow through to those most in need because most of the aid that has been coming through has been coming through either jordan's border with syria or turkey's border with syria. realistically that's difficult to see how that is going to happen because there is already a crisis in iraq that the u.n. and other humanitarian organizations are struggling to cope with. there are already 250,000 displaced, are displaced syrians and that and not counting the hundreds of thousands of iraqis because of the fighting here. there was an attack on peshmerga
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forces, the military of the semi autonomous kurdish region. we are not sure how many died but we are told dozens were killed. practically it seems like a good move, we'll wait to see whether that gesture will be added by some sort of security force that will implement or safeguard that humanitarian corridor. but on paper it is difficult to see how this will be translated into action. >> thank you very much jamal shail. >> julie mcdonald is in our european center with more. >> the antanof transport plane was shuttle down. comes when ukrainian president
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petro poroshenko accuses russia of taking part in separatist action against the ukrainian army. ukraine says its forces broke through rebel lines surrounding luhansk airport ending a separatist blockade there. let's go to scott heidler in donetske. hi there scott. what more do we know about the ukrainian transport plane that was shot down? >> julie we just returned from luhansk and we were out in the area when this news was coming through about this transport plane being brought down. interesting things: we know the ukrainian army holds the airport just outside luhansk, where the airplane went down, and supply drops, what the central kyiv government says this plane was doing, eight people on board, had supplies, brought down very close to the russian border and something coming out of the government here. they are saying the ukrainian
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government is saying that the sophistication of the device, of the missile that brought down this aircraft is something that the separatist fighters do not have. so they say the president is saying that it probably came from russia. obviously that's going to add much more tension to a very tense situation already between these two neighbors. so very, very interesting development coming out of that. we also are hearing from the government, the central government in kyiv, that two of the eight people on that aircraft that crashed are being held ohostage they are saying and they lost contact with the other six. this is a developing situation that obviously has military implications but also political implications as well julie. >> scott, the ukrainian leader petro poroshenko is suggesting that russian forces are taking part in combat. what have you been seeing on the ground? >> reporter: again, we were in pleufns most of the day today, we spoke -- in luhansk most of
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the day today. we addressed the question to individuals specifically. one person said to us that no, this is the way they described what they've been doing, the weapons they've been using, the fighting they've been undertaking is all home grown. everybody here is are from luhansk. nothing is coming from russia. a lot of separatist leaders, asking for more support from russia. but they're saying they're not getting it and they want more so this comment coming out of kyiv that they have evidence that russia is on the ground helping the separatists rches fighters. they -- fighters. they say they want more help from russia. >> thank you for that update. the church of england has allowed women to enter into their top ranks as bishops.
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at its meeting in york in northern england the vote comes two years after similar legislation failed to reach two-thirds majority despite approval from bishops and clergy. al jazeera's emma hayward is in york. >> well, jubilant scenes here in york where people have been celebrating the result of that vote to allow women bishops into the church of gland. lots of people say this should have come much, much earlier but some people have described this to us in the last few minutes as a new beginning for church, that it will be a more inclusive church, and one that is based on more queatle, too. and that is important to many of the young women especially coming into the church today. now, dplob took this result for granted because -- now, nobody took this result for granted
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because almost 20 years ago this fell at the last hurdle. it could be some time before we see our first meaferl bishop. -- female bishop. >> i'll be back later, let's go back to sammy in doha. >> both mainly shia areas no group has claimed responsibility. and staying in iraq advance he by the islamic state group, many have sought shelter in the northern kurdish reernlg but now they are -- region but now they are forced to move again. zena hoder reports. >> these folks have spent weeks on the road. a transport center where
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families await to be relocated. the turkmen shia under al affa, they can't go back so they are asking to go to shia areas for their safety. >> we want to go to car carr ka. >> co-existence between sunnies and shias is now a thing of the past. documented shia turkmen being executed. extra judicial executions of sunni in the district. many people here believe iraq will never be the same again. >> they want to do this. they want to do three parts in iraq but we hope so iraq stays one country, strong country.
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>> but the kurdish nation in the north are facing for independence. >> i want to tell you clearly that we are not forcing these people to leave. they're the ones who want to go to the south. we're cooperating with the governments in baghdad to facilitate their transfer. >> hundreds of people have already been flown to the south over recent days. the more than 4,000 here anxiously await their return. >> we just want to get out of here. we want to go to the south where we will feel safe. >> it seems many iraqis no longer feel safe unless they are among their own communities. these people are part of a new reality on the ground. iraq's map has now been redrawn. battle lines are now new borders and those lines have divided the country into sunni, shia and kurdish areas. this hasn't been the first time, iraq hasn't been at peace
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for years, but never before has the fragmentation of the country been so clear, zena hoder, erbil. >> several meetings in vienna and one to finalize a long term deal in a week. negotiators say they have reached are few agreements. the u.n. is withdrawing its staff from libya because of the worsening security situation. a police officer was killed, three soldiers are missing after an attack on libya's defense ministry. also tripoli's main airport remains shot out. several were killed after armed groups battled for control of the area. and forces loyal to a renegade general have bombed several militia bases, former general
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launched a major offensive against groups he called terrorists. a court in egypt has ruled politician he who served under former president hosne mo barack's party camubarakcan run. egypt is scheduled to hold parliamentary elections before the end of the year. to support 3 al jazeera staff jailed in egypt. calling on prievmen prments tont to intervene. >> adjournment is not journalit is not terrorism.
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and yet that is precisely what peter and his colleagues have been found guilty of and sentenced to long jail terms in a cairo prison. as we have done many times before, we say once more: we urge prime minister tony abbott to personally contact president al-sisi and respectfully demand the release of all the journalists lacked away in an egyptian prison for their adjournment. >> citibank pays out a settlement. and in support, brazil's wormtd accommodation to an end.
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israeli air strikes in gaza. members of the u.n. security council have voated unanimously to -- voted unanimously for cross-routes, without syrian government's approval. ukraine is blaming a rocket fire from russia for bringing down one of its planes. there were eight people on board two of whom are reportedly being held hostage. are happened in luhansk where heavy fighting continues. a plane carrying hundreds of children deported from the u.s. is expected to arrive in honduras in the coming hours. well, as many as 13,000 hon deur13,000 honduranchildren are.
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prompting president obama to ask for $3.7 billion in extra funding. the extra funds are going to help an overloaded detention center. now, one of the biggest maritime salvage operations in history is underway off the italian island of gilia. let's go back to julie. >> that's right, sammy, the costa concordia will be refloated, taken to genoa, 32 people were killed when it capsized over the italian coast two years ago. belle lupton has the story. >> for the engineers working on what is left of the costa concordia, two meters signals a much bigger success. >> everything we planned is gone the ride way. today we started unloading the
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wreck progressively. in half an hour the ship detached from the platform. the shipper is floating at the moment thanks to inflatables. >> for two and a half years the shipwreck has been an unwanted addition to the shore line of gilio. using the weight of water pumped into metal boxes attached to one side of the ship's hull. now engineers are pumping air into the same metal boxes which have been placed all the way around the hull. this makes the ship float to the surface, a bit like swimmer's arm bands. the cost of the refloat has cost the company almost $1 billion. with the wreck still needing to be toed to genoa and the wreck
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demolished there, it will cost $2 billion, the largest cost for a shipwreck in history. are soldiers many. >> commissioner karipineni: are, all countries that were involved in the battle fields whether as allies or enemies have been invited to take part in the celebrations as a symbol of peace. neave barker reports. >> basbastille day. parading down the champs elisee, this year 69 forces from around the world including former enemies are here to remember 100 years since the start of the first world war. >> marching together in peace as friends, opening this ceremony,
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that's a great sign for the, you know, what good times we live now. >> we look back 100 years ago now fighting each other but now we're in the same parade. all friends. >> it's an honor for us to be here, american colleagues and the british, with african nations, with asians. >> despite ought the pomp and the ceremony, we have to remember that these are weapons being used by the french forces oorps around the world and also in north africa. where the french have announced a new operation is about to start. last year france sent 2500 troops to mali. france's foreign minister now says that is over.
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>> translator: the aim of our presence is to prevent what i call the motor way of all traffic. that's the zone south of algeria, and stop this from becoming a channel, a place where jihadist groups reassemble. >> failure to contain the issue, the threat over terrorist attack on french soil never far away. national security and pride is at stake. neave barker al jazeera, paris. >> three men are being treated in hospital after being gored by a bull. in pamplona spain. another australian and a spaniard were also hurt. last of the eight runs of the traditional and controversial run of the bulls in pamplona.
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now back to sammy in doha. valerie amos is the u.n. under secretary, good to have you with us. is this resolution a break through? >> it is a break through in the sense that four additional border crossings two from turkey, one from jordan, one from iraq, the united nations and partners have now been given permission to use by the security council. and if we're able to use all of them, and end security is not a problem on the other side which it my be we could reach up to an additional 2.9 million people that we have not been able to reach. so it is a break through. >> you touched on a lot of caveats there in your answer. and that really -- i mean it brings us to the question that getting aid across the border is
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really only the beginning of the aid challenge, isn't it? how does this resolution help aid workers once they're actually inside syria in the danger zone? >> well, we're already doing a lot of work inside syria. we're reaching millions of people with aid every single month. but we have also been very, very worried that there are a lot of people that we have only been able to reach once or not been able to reach at all. and those number have been growing. so the easiest way to do this is to come by the most direct routes. some are across borders, some are across the conflict lines inside syria. what this resolution does is to give us four additional cross-border crossing points that we can use, that are not controlled by the syrian government on the syrian side. >> what about areas inside syria
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under government siege? will they benefit at all from the fact that you can get more aid into the country? >> we need the agreement and cease fires between the parties in those areas under siege and there are about 241,000 people under siege. and we have been working on this over many, many months. so i cannot guarantee that we will get into those besieged communities. we will keep trying get cease fires for those communities. the majority of people are under areas, under siege by government, a smaller number under siege by armed groups. but we urgently need to get to those people. i mean, many of them have already run out of food. this resolution will help us with the millions who are in what we are calling hard-to-reach areas. places that may be surrounded by
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fighting and it's hard to get to them from within syria itself. >> would you have liked to have seen this resolution come under chapter seven to give it some protection for people who actually risk their lives going inside syria to deliver aid, as a deterrence to governments or other people who might want to harm aid workers? >> we've lost a lot of very courageous aid workers, in particular, the syrian arab red crest vent lost a lot of volunteers. we owe a huge debt of gratitude on them. the onus is on all parties finding on the ground to respect international humanitarian law. humanitarian aid workers should not be targeted and that is absolutely clear. and has been clear from day one. >> have to leave it there thank you very much, valerie amos. >> as we mentioned earlier a plane carrying hundreds of
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children deported from the united states is expected to arrive in honduras in the next couple of hours. as many as 13,000 are being deported as being deported to the u.s. alone. veronica vil had veronica villa. this is the beginning of a very tough journey isn't it? >> reporter: absolutely. heartbreak here, many families as you say. about they spent from anywhere to 7,000 per person per child to get them or her across the united states and then enormous risk and hardship it's a very dangerous way, it takes about a month. so imagine these children had actually managed to cross the border and get to the united states finally now being deported of course the worst possible outcome for the
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families on the ground. >> so not exactly a happy homecoming. what will happen to the children once they arrive home though? >> that's a great question and i spoke to the first lady of honduras who is sort of overseeing this operation. she says it is going to be a case-by-case really. so if a child comes here with a close relative, they will probably go live with that person. bear in mind, many of these children have their parents or mothers in the ultimates, and they will be placed in foster care for those who don't have relatives. if not, they will be doesn't relatives in honduras. -- will be sent to reflts in honduras. >> thank you for that. goodluck jonathan promised he would secure the release of more than 200 school girls kidnapped by boko haram in april.
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mallala is in nigeria to raise the world's attention to these girls. risky subprime mortgages. it is the second largest settlement paid for by a wall street bank in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. rosalind jordan reports. >> reporter: $7 billion, that's the cost to citigroup for its role in the 2008 bank crisis. >> under the terms of the settlement the bank has admitted to its misdeeds in great detail. shuttered lives and livelihoods around the world. >> the government accused of citigroup, and knowing they were bad investments. when the housing market collapsed everyone lost. homeowners lost their houses and
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investors lost their money. the collapse of the housing market was at the heart of the recent global recession. out of the $7 billion citigroup must pay the u.s. government will collect a $4 billion fine. the states will receive a $500 million fine. the government lawyers admit they don't know how many homeowners will get help. they say some of the money will be used to build affordable housing and help others who are now renting. citigroup has lodges insisted it didn't -- has long insisted it didn't do anything wrong. >> we came close to litigation, we were prepared to file this case. >> they insist the matter isn't over. trying to signed a -- to send a message at a no one even those who work on wall street are above the law.
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>> now, a severe storm has battered sections of the united states. residents of tucson, arizona, clearing away debris, trees and power poles were brought down several homes dma damaged. strong storms also movethrough central ohio. causing havoc at a campground southwest of columbus. now north korea has filed artillery shells into the sea close to its border with south korea. pyongyang test fired two ballistic missiles into the ocean. nobel prize winning writer was one of the most powerful voices against apartheid. she passed away in her johannesburg home. she was 90. still ahead, the ring argene
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>> welcome back. now, the football world cup is over and germany's winning team has been crowned. but brazilians are still assessing whether the event was a success and more importantly, whether it was worth the cost. lucia newman reports from rio de janeiro. >> the giant fan fest on copa
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cabana beach that welcomed more than 9 million footballers is fastly faring. from an organizational -- fastly disappearing. >> from an organizational point of view, the stadiums were ready in pooh 96 of time. the visitors were able to enjoy the sporting festivity. there were clashes between anti-world cup protestors. >> lenin used to call religion the opiate of the people. in brazil it is football and carnival. >> reporter: according to polls, the majority of brazilians that went from supporting the cup to criticizing it changed again.
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>> that's an important legacy. the money spent on the cup wouldn't have been earmarked for health education and housing anyway. >> but a bitter disappointment illustrated by protesters who wipe false tears while asking for head of the brazilian team's head coach. >> there are stirl some pending issues. among them an investigation into a multimillion dollar ticket scam which brazilian police believe includes fifa and brazilian football officials. now it's time for the city of re tow to step on the accelerate for preparations for hosting the 2016 olympics. just like the world cup they too seem to be way behind schedule.
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lucia newman, al jazeera, rio de janeiro. here is raul. >> sammy thank you very much. germany's football team are just about to board a plane home from their world cup victory in argentina. germany became the first european nation to win the world cup on south american soil. for the first time in 24 years the german chancellor angela merkel, a self proclaimed football enthusiast. >> it is a great experience, it still is great. it is a great feeling that we became world champion with our team. >> she found herself back in berlin today, was speaking from the brandenberg instigate.
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we just heard from mrs. merkel. i guess she's she'll be front and center for the celebrations of the german team. what do we know about the tuesday events? >> the timetable is pretty fixed actually. not surprisingly with the reputation that germany has for efficiency. we're talking about, let me do it in gmt, it is a 7:00 gmt, about 9:00 local when the team is scheduled to land. they come pretty much straight here to the gate, where as you can see over my shoulder a large stage has been set up for their arrival. there were about 250,000 german football fans watching the match on the brandenberg gate. it could be a similar number to see the team in the flesh parading their trophy. that will happen about 9:00 local, around 9g, they'll stay
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around for about half hour, hour and this fan zone will continue to around 5:00 local time. so a full day of celebrations still to come in berlin. >> a little bit of a lull before the storm tomorrow. the factor throughout the country right now, is that something that can be translate intermediate something more tangible economically or even politically? >> well, it's a mixed bag raul. i mean certainly, the sportswear producer are adidas has seen its shares up 2.73% on the dax stock exchange today. and that's based on the fact they sold out of shirts, even 2 million were sold before the final was played. and it's going to be 12 hours before they can replenish the new shirts with the four stars across the logo.
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the hospitality and the merchandising and that sort of stuff. the fact is the german economy is in have good slaip already. but a lot of -- shape already. there's going to be a blip of bad productivity from today alone so it's going to be a mixed bag. >> today's sales will be going across the roof. let's look at how that final unfolded. andy richardson has your report. >> the world's most of famous football stadium, rio, for the final game. germany started the game nervously. a misguided header. the same player had the same ball in the net minutes later. his effort those rightly ruled offside. and the first half finished with germany looking dangerous and argentina hanging on. missed opportunities remained a theme of the second half even
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leo messi joined in. his final was heading into extra time. those extra minutes of argentina's chas to become a national hero, his states taken by mario goetze of germany. 1-nil the final score, germany, world champions for a fourth time. andy richardson, al jazeera. >> well, this is germany's first world cup as a reunified nation, as west germany first won the world cup in 1954 by beating hungary 3-2 in the merge of bettebetterberne. 1990, a 1-nil victory saw them defeat argentina. and be the score was once again repeated on sunday, four time
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womed winner is germany, winning the cup for the first time on south american soil. well there was some consolation for argentina despite their loss, lye nell messi won the golden bull as the best layer at the world cup. though some saying he was subdued in the final, the barcelona man scored four goals during the tournament. the team reaching the final for the first time in 24 years. >> translator: i want to thank everyone for welcome. would i have liked to be able to bring the cup home and to be able to enjoy it. we gave everything we could, and we couldn't do anymore. but we still brought great happiness to the country by just getting to the final. >> as i mentioned before messi just missed out on the golden
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bull, the leading goal scorer was hamed ro rodriguez. germany second best with five goals. brazil sat their coach louis felipe scolari. are left brazil with back to back losses for the first time since 1940. the brazilian football association is expected to make an potential announcement in the coming hours. well to other sport now. stage 10 of the tour de france has seen one of the highest profiled players pulling out. alberto contador, spaniard was
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unable to continue. third former winner to yaw from the race. the stage was won by vinchenzo vitalli. 145 tests for have sri lan. that's your sport for now. >> thanks, raul. now, a transparent for most of asia, an indian solar power engineer, is making the trip to promote environmentally friendly travel. it's definitely cleaner, the cheaper way to get around. another full bulletin of news is coming up in about two minutes,
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