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gaza is again pounded by air strikes after israel accuses hamas of violating its own cease-fire. hello. you're watching the al jazeera news hour live from london. hamas says at the present times a cease-fire, and israel accuses fighters of breaking past truces. benjamin netanyahu spent sunday taking his case to tv viewers in the u.s. >> we've accepted five cease-fires and acted upon them. hamas has rejected every single one of them. also coming up, we're in
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ucontain. >> we have taken the decision not to dispatch and deploy today. >> international experts abandon plans to go to the crash site of the shot-down malaysian airliner. the costa concordia makes the final voyage back to the port where it was built. and nigeria's muslims mark the end of the holy month of ramadan with prayers for peace during troubled times. there have been a number of cease-fires announced in israel and gaza, but it seems the fighting has never stopped. the latest proposal has come from hamas and other palestinian groups in gaza. they've backed a u.n. call for another temporary truce, but israel has seemingly rejected the 24-hour proposal, which would end on monday morning. gaza is struck with air strikes and tank shelling since israel
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began its military offensive on gaza on july 8th at least 1,031 palestinians have been killed. most are civilians. in that same period, 43 israeli soldiers and 3 civilians in israel have also died. al jazeera is in gaza now. after the declaration of one unilateral cease-fire after another, it seems as though the brief lull in fighting is now over. >> reporter: it is to a degree. that said, although there was heavy fighting earlier this morning, when hamas called for this 24-hour cease-fire that started around 1started aroun1:d 12:00 gmt it became very quiet. we haven't seen much bombardment from the israeli side. in the last few minutes there was an israeli air strike near a
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refugee camp here in gaza city. although publicly israel's leaders and spokespeople have been quite dmisive of hamas' cease-fire, they seem to be following it at least a little bit. hamas for their part has fired three rockets into israel, but generally speaking it's also been relatively quiet on their side as well. many gazans are taking advantage of this lull, if you will, as my colleague nicole johnston reports. >> reporter: people have been using the break in fighting to get money. banks were closed for days. now the atms are open again, but not for long. israel proposed a 12-hour extension of saturday's cease-fire. however, they wanted to keep their soldiers in gaza destroying tunnels. hamas said no. the cease-fire fell apart. a few hours later, there was another plan. this time from hamas.
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>> translator: in response to the assistant of the u.n. and taking into consideration the condition of our people in gaza, there were discussions between the factions and they have reached an agreement to accept the offer of a 24-hour humanitarian calm starting from 2:00 on sunday. >> reporter: during the first hour of the hamas cease-fire, israel carried out at least five air strikes. in the middle of all this confusion about a cease-fire, people are in limbo. they don't know if israel will expand its grounds operation or when. >> translator: how long are we going to suffer like this? a 12-hour cease-fire was not enough. they gave us a temporary one, only long enough to see your house destroyed and break your heart. >> reporter: despite the uncertainty, some people still wander around the streets, including children. everyone is sick of being inside their homes without electricity.
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>> translator: i believe that there should be a cease-fire to enable people to lead their life during the holiday and to pick up the body was their dead. to let the children feel the atmosphere of the holiday. >> reporter: neither israel or hamas want the other side to dictate how this war is carried out. they want to control when there's fighting and when there isn't, and that means for people in gaza there's never any real break. >> there is pressure from the palestinian people on hamas and the palestinian resistance that we need an immediate cease-fire to be able to deal with our destruction, to deal with our daily life which has been shattered by israel over the past 20 days. >> reporter: normally in summer the beaches are full. families enjoying an evening breeze and children playing in the water. people want those days back. there's no sign it will happen
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soon. nicole johnston, al jazeera, gaza. >> reporter: so as nicole has been reporting there, a very confusing and frankly unpredictable situation here in the gaza strip. many cease-fires floating around. a lot of concern here frankly about the violence will start with an awful lot of intensity, and again, as we've been hearing, people are prepares themz for the eve holiday, a holiday that's normally a time of great joy but this year it will be a time of great sorrow and reflection. >> thank you from gaza. meanwhile, the israeli prime minister has appeared on a series of sunday morning political talk shows in the united states. he says hamas is unwilling to honor any cease-fire. >> you know, we've accepted five cease-fires and acted upon them. hamas has rejected every single one of them and violated them,
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including two humanitarian cease-fires. now hamas is suggesting the cease-fire, and believe it are not, david, they've even violated their own cease-fire. so they continue to fire at us, and, of course, we'll take the necessary action to protect ourselves and our people, including against the terror tunnels they're digging under our border and trying to reach and blow up our people. we'll do whatever is necessary to defend ourselves. >> rosalynn, we saw mr. netanyahu doing the u.s. political talk show rounds today, tell us more about what he had to say. >> he essentially indicated that the israeli military isn't going to stop the offensive against hamas and to a less extent islamic jihad anytime soon despite international efforts to broker a cease-fire. we saw going into this weekend the israeli cabinet rejecting out of hand a proposal set
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forward by the secretary of state john kerry that would have ail lieued for a seven-day humanitarian pause so both sides could be brought to the table and try to hammer out some sort of cease-fire that would address their very real concerns. the israelis, of course, very concerned about the security of their territory and their citizens. hamas trying to advocate on behalf of the people of gaza to give them more freedom to move in and out of the gaza strip, to allow goods and humanitarian supplies to come into the strip and basically try to ease the blockade. we're very far from that right now. >> now that u.s. secretary of state john kerry is back in washington, rosalynn, where are we with efforts to broker a longer term truce whether it be the initial seven-day plan? >> reporter: he's consult with the president, barack obama, about the next steps to move ahead to try to prevent this war
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from goalkeeper -- going longer between hamas and israel. there's a lot of consultation with allies across the middle east and in europe, again, to try to see if there's some way of lowering the tensions in addition to stopping the fighting. it's not clear if or when secretary of state kerry will be returning to the region. he has on at least his public schedule this week several events that involve another important u.s. ally, india. in fact, he's supposed to travel to new delhi on thursday for the strategic dialogue between the u.s. and india. >> thank you. joining me in the studio is al jazeera's senior political analyst. let's pick up on the point of mr. netanyahu making several appearances today on the sunday u.s. political shows. i guess his fundamental message is, we're trying to do everything we can to stop the fighting and hamas isn't
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cooperating. >> that's very true. he's been very successful. you have to give him credit that israel has been able and specifically mr. netanyahu, because his foreign minister won't show up or any minister. he's the one that always takes care of the sunday shows in order to spin the story to the american public. in that sense you can see there's a majority of americans that think israel is actually defending itself and that the palestinians are the aggressors. when you look more carefully at a specific level -- that's why i think our colleagues in the american network should be a bit more careful how they interview someone like the prime minister of israel. when he says we accepted five cease-fires and hamas rejected or violated all of them, this is simply incorrect. the prime minister of israel is more than incorrect. he must be lying, because he knows for a fact he did not accept all five cease-fires. he knows that, because he gave the orders. he took the position. we know that israel did not accept him, and that's why even
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secretary kerry wasn't very happy. we also know that hamas did not reject all of them. it's simple things like that tend to be projected in the american media that are not correct. >> to play devil's advocate, after a 12-hour humanitarian pause on saturday, israel initiated another cease-fire for another four hours and 24 hours until midnight and said on sunday morning that's off the table because hamas rocket fire continued. when hamas made a proposal, the rocket fire went on. he may have a point. >> there was a confusion about that. first of all, the first cease-fire was announced to hamas by the media. it was not consulted or told. there's been nothing about that first cease-fire that the egyptians initiated. then the second cease-fire hamas accepted. hamas accepted the u.n. initiative cease-fire, and suddenly we're talking about four hours, 12 hours more. these things were blurred. they were not serious.
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they were not official. israel wanted to take the sides of those that accept cease-fires when actually secretary kerry had to defends the idea that israel did not accept his cease-fire. he went into the press conference and said, look, we have problems with some of the stuff within the framework of our cease-fire. be that as it may with all the confusion, there's no certainly that israel accepted the cease-fires. >> there is no certainty, as you say. the lines are very blurred. as this confusion goes on, is there a risk that positions are going to become more hardened, more entrenched, it's only more difficult to get even something temporary, let alone something more sustainable? >> we have also to be careful with the idea of the confusion. there might be confusion in the details and i think that confusion might be deliberate. we need to step back and look at this very basic idea here. prime minister netanyahu says they want to use the tunnels in
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order to kill our children and kindergartens. this didn't happen and isn't happening. we know some palestinian children, some 151 of them have been killed by israeli bombing. we know that hospitals that have been bombed and palestinians died. we also know that israel claims the right to self-defense when falsely it claims hamas killed three of its citizens. what would be the palestinian's right for retaliation when over 1,000 of its own people die? we need to ask those very funds mental questions. yes, israel has the right to defend their sit sfwlens. how do the palestinians defend their citizens? more than 1,000 died. israel says we won't allow them to capture or soldiers. the palestinians captured one soldier and all of that hell breaks loose. what happens when israel captured hundreds of hamas and
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other palestinians and holds them in prison without trials? what's the palestinian's right to retaliate that way? so this has been blurred by discourse and spin, and i think this is where some of that reporting needs to come to bear on the reality and facts on the ground. >> thank you. >> thank you. we'll have further coverage of israel's gaza offensive late later this news hour. including one of the israeli army reservist refusing to serve in the ongoing campaign. more borders going to lockdown as they struggle to contain ebola virus. in sports find out which drivering stayed on course at the hungarian grand prix. now international experts have abandoned plans to visit
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the crash site of the downed malaysian airways jet. they cited security concerns. we have the report not far from the site of the crash. >> reporter: unguided rockets hit the town. grads are notoriously inaccurate. under humanitarian law they shouldn't be used in populated areas, and this is why these people were running from the fighting. medical workers say it's too dangerous to get to the dead and injured. ukrainians and the separatists both deny any responsibility. there is fear in villages and towns across this region. people here have gathered to find out how close the fighting is. >> translator: we don't know what is going to happen to us. i'm an 80-year-old grandmother, and i'm scared for my entire family. >> reporter: ukrainian forces
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are determined to retake this region and are advancing in big numbers. one of their aims is to cut off supply routes from russia. this ukrainian convoy is trying to take control of the crash site area. it's been under the territory of the pro-russian separatists in the past few months, and, of course, it's the separatists accused of bringing down the malaysian airliner mh17. investigators can't confirm this until they have full access to the wreckage. australian and dutch police are now in the country, but they can't reach the site because of the fighting. the separatists have retreated in some areas. this pro-russian checkpoint is empty, but they still control much of the border with russia and key cities in the region. this is a civil war that is splitting families, dividing a nation, and claiming many
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innocent lives. the loss of life from the downed malaysian airlines flights has affected many families in the netherlands. we have a report from the hague on how the hindu community is coming to terms with the tragedy. >> reporter: this is a tragedy that has reached into every home in the netherlands. here is a ceremony of condolence in a hindu temple in the hague. the mourners came to remember all the dead on board flight mh17, but they also lost a bride and groom from their own community here. natasha and reshi had married just four days before they boarded the doomed aircraft for a long-planned honeymoon in kuala lumpur. they had spent one night together in their new marital home.
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outside a service attended by friends and members of their families. the parents, though, stayed away still too weak with grief to show their faces in public. the man that conducted the ceremony told us what it might achieve. i hope it will bring peace for the souls of the deceased and support for all of those who knew them. across the netherlands and across the world, families and communities like this one are suffering the same. the first of the victims brought back to the netherlands has now been positively identified, and the family has been informed. funeral arrangements will be made, but many more remains of the victims stimuli scattered over the battlefields of eastern ukraine where mh17 was shot down by a missile. 298 candles were lit, one for each of the dead. it's a hindu tradition that
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symbolizes the mortality of the dead. from darkness to light, from untruth to truth. david chaser, al jazeera, the hague. russia is marking the annual navy day with parade in cripple ma in the port city of staph poll. thousands gathered to watch the flotilla of russian warships. at least 36 people have been killed in benghazi. another 65 were wounded in the violence between libyan essential forces and rebel fighters. 23 have been killed in tripoli where rival militias are battles for control of the main airport. france called for all the citizens in libya to leave the country. the recent violence is is the deadly than the 2011 uprising
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that ousted gaffdy. the costa concordia made its final voyage. it's been towed into the northern ports of genoa after one of the most complex salvages ever attempted. >> reporter: it took a single tragic error to sink the costa concordia, but more than two years, $2 billion and dozens of experts to right it. the betted lucksy liner limped into the port with tugboats. the fact it made it at all is a source of pride for many in italy, including the prime minister. >> translator: we need to thank those who worked over two years in something that previously seemed impossible. a project that many people didn't believe would happen, including some of us. we know what happened is due to an error someone made, and this
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was truly a tragic event. therefore, we're not here to celebrate today. >> reporter: about twice the size of the titanic, it took 19 hours and the biggest maritime salvage operation ever to refloat the liner. at least two of the ship's 13 decks and everything on them were destroyed during the time underwater. as much as 80% of the vessel could be recycled or re-used. salvage experts will first remove furniture and personality effects and even items like the piano could be retrieved. they will take out the fittings and as many as 3,000 sinks, but the real value is in the estimated 40,000 tons of steel in the ship itself. it can build at least six eiffel tours. it will be done over two years. the welcome home is a stark contrast that launched the ship
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nine years ago, this time remembering those who died include one crew member's body still yet to be found. still to come for you this news hour, the yegyptians have little to celebrate as the holy month of ramadan comes to a close. a traumatized population wants to give peace a chance. in sports, find out why one of the world's toughest running races had a change of scenery this year.
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the army. the netherlands has abandoned plans to send experts to the crash site. separatist rebels remain in control of the area where the plane came down killing all 298 people on board. we have an independent peace activist, and one of the 50 soldiers who signed a petition against israel's offensive. we spoke to him a little bit earlier about this and what the reservists had to say, when they're position was. he started with an apology. >> first of all, i want to say i'm sorry to the palestinians and for the more than 1,000 people being killed in the ongoing massacre. i'm sorry on behalf of myself and behalf of israelis. second, i and my friends, we are more than 150 people, both women and men. we refuse going to the army. we refuse to be part of the
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occupation of the military oppression of the palestinians. we will not take part in this massacre, and we will not take place in any massacre. we will not take part in the military control of the population. >> you said that it's you and 150 others of your friends who feel this way. how are you perceived amongst the wider israeli community? >> it is scary right now here in israel. yesterday we had a big demonstration against the massacre. we were both jewish and palestinians. they were protesting together. after we tried to go to our homes, an angry mob were chasing us into our houses. people were beaten up. palestinians all over israel are getting -- they're getting hit by israelis and zionist.
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it's very scary here right now. >> we applaud you for your bravery and courage and standing up for your own viconvictions. you can continued how the israelis are told that israel needs to defend itself from hamas. is this something you agree with? >> well, israel will never be safe while we're occupying another nation. i had a bomb next to my house when i was little. i know how it feels to be afraid of hamas. my friends in the south of israel are afraid every day of the rockets. there is only one solution, and this solution is ending the occupation. a lot of people, israeli and arab here in israel, were against the occupation, against killing of innocent people. the only way to end these killings is by ending the occupation and ending the oppression. we can live together in two
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states for people and one state for everyone. military oppression is not the answer. it's not going to give us any safety. >> do you think more israelis will start to perhaps come around to the way you think? >> unfortunately, it doesn't look like that right now. they're working on it, and you can support that, if you're going to talk about this all over the world, everybody needs to hear the voices of peace from palestine and israel. maybe the future will be brighter than it is right now. >> in the occupied west bank the palestinian authority is being criticized for not doing more to protect the people there. as we report from ramallah, support for hamas is growing. >> reporter: when he arrived at ramallah hospital, doctors didn't think he was survive. he was shot in the heart during a protest against the attacks on gaza. he says he'd do it again.
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>> translator: i have to. if we don't go, then who will? >> reporter: he's recovering in the same ward. he was shot in the lung by israeli troops after having been heat with a tear gas canister by palestinian security forces. he thinks the forces shoopt shouldn't be defending israeli settlements. >> translator: i look to the palestinian authority security forces and see anguish in their eyes. in the end he's a human being just like me. we're just like each other. how is he any different? >> reporter: both men believe thursday's protest marks the beginning of the end of the occupation, but without a push from the palestinian authority, few agree that the current demonstrations will turn into a popular uprising. the p.a., which is both the governing body and the biggest employer in the west bank, is coming under increasing criticism. some believe it should be doing more to present a united front with hamas and to mobilize the
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people to protest. he's a former p.a. minister and thinks p.a. troops are part of the reason the authority is losing support. >> translator: security forces need to refrain from stopping people from positive protests, that they're doing everything. >> reporter: the p.a. says it's doing everything it can. >> there is a united front with all sectors of the palestinian people. the p.a. is not trying to prove to anyone what it's doing for the sake of its people. >> reporter: on the streets of ramallah where life for the most part continues as normal, support for hamas is growing. hamas won elections here in 2006 before the violent divide which saw hamas say control of gaza. hamas is gaining leverage that the p.a. has so far failed to achieve as they watch this bloody conflict. now, governments in west
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africa remain on high alert over a worsening outbreak of ebola. it killed 67 0e people in the region since january. that's the worst outbreak. the republic of guinea has 319 deaths this year. liberia reported 129 deaths including one of the country's most high profile doctors. a man died in nigeria after arriving in lagos. in response liberia tightened border controls. the virus is highly con taj yus and can kill victims within days. there is notice known cure or vaccine. we have an ebola expert from the university of redding in the uk. he joins me now from oxford. can you explain why this virus is spreading at such an alarming rate? >> well, i should tell that it's
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behaving very slowly. it's really moving slowly at the moment. take one person who has ebola right now, and if there's in the late stages of disease they have enough viruses to infect everyone on earth. right now on earth there are only 300 people that have been nshth infected so we're incredibly lucky. >> we're talking about the response from nigeria tightening up border control. one thing that's been laid bare is the fact this is a virus that is extremely difficult to contain. >> it is, because it looks like so many other viruses. so ebola starts out, and for the first few week you have flu-like symptoms caused by the flu, colds and a host of other viruses and bacteria. if you look at the population right now, about one person out
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of every 300 or so, which is about 1 person per jumbo jet load will have flu-like symptoms ongoing at the moment you can detect. while they're trying to detect people and catch them at the border, it's really a difficult thing because so few have the ebola and have similar symptoms at least in the early stages. >> how do you fight a virus that can be present and spreading without people not even knowing it? >> with the borders like the antiviral army. they're out there risking their lives. the way they do is mostly by footwork. they track down all the people that have had close contact with people who are known to have ebola and send them for testing. it's mostly quarantine that stops the virus rather than modern medical technology. >> we speak about the prevalence of ebola in africa in the way it spreads within the region. is this just an african problem?
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>> i think when one of is infected, essentially we're all at risk. this virus doesn't belong in people, but once it spreads to one person, it's easy to spread to others. we've known from the start of the outbreak that a person could potentially get on a plane and travel anywhere in the world and now they have. it shows that we need to be very careful and quite proactive in dealing with this virus. >> thank you very much, doctor. it's good to get your analysis and thoughts. now, nigerian police in the northern city say they foiled a car bomb attack which they believe was targeting worshippers. the car filled with explosives was found outside the prayer fair grounds on saturday, a day before they end the celebrations marking the end of the holy month of ramadan. we have the report.
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>> reporter: in the largest muslim community they gathered to mark the end of ramadan. it comes at a turbulent time here. violence blamed on the radical group boko haram has left dozens dead in the past few days, but that did not stop the faithful from showing up. he came with his six children. he says it's more important now than ever. >> translator: -- >> people are crying. they don't have money at hand, so all of this -- that's why we come for the prayer. we pray for changes. >> reporter: security was stiffed up across the country. 50,000 troops including
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counterterrorism units were die ployed to control prayer areas and gathering places. in a gathering of the nation, they urged nigerians to remain resolute and united in the face of those he described as the purveyors of anarchy. here he assured them of the government's commitment to handle uncontrolling activities. >> it is a rul that the sala should be low-key and there shouldn't be much celebration, and this has to do with the commission. >> reporter: they called off the festival, but the traditional ruler led the prayers himself. he addressed the crowds here instead of an annual gathering at the palace. with violence fwrgripping parts the world, pray for peace and stability not just in nigeria
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but the whole of the nation. a cease-fire agreement last week between warring rebels in central africa republic brought a fragile peace to the capital of bangui. more than a year of violence forced thousands to flee their homes. bangui is a deeply divided city still. >> reporter: people here are still angry, nervous, tense. this group is getting out of bangui. a city where months of sectarian violence has divided muslims and christians. the roads aren't safe. that's why african troop are escorting this convoy. they leave behind aim chasm. they recently signed a cease-fire agreement, but a traumatized population wants to give peace a chance. things seem to be getting back to normal. that's why others aren't leafing. >> translator: we need peace so we can start living again. this violence and fleeing cannot
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continue. we are one people. >> reporter: the fighting has left communities wary of each other. it's still tense here. the muslims say they are too scared to leave this part of bang bangui. across town nearly 40,000 christians live in a camp near the airport. the two best friends want to change things. their weekly pro procession is where people meet to find common ground. >> translator: when i first came here, people didn't like what i was to go. i feel safe with my friend who is a muslim. >> reporter: he's also hoping to change at attitudes. he's one of the few christians left. >> reporter: i know the community. they grew up in front of me. i'm not afraid of them. criminal elements have infiltrated us.
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>> reporter: a fragile truce means the road ahead is a hopeful one. syrian state division says seven people were killed when a car bomb went off in the city of homs. it comes as the syrian army has taken back a gas field, but the islamic state group said it pulled out of the area after destroying equipment and capturing tanks and rockets. the al qaeda-run group has released a video of the first u.s. citizen to carry out a suicide attack in the country's civil war. it shows him before he blew himself up in may. it's not known how many people died in the attack. three al jazeera journalists have spent 211 days in an egyptian prison. last month they were given seven-year sentences and another
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person got seven years but got another three because of a spent bullet in his possession that he picked up in a protest. al jazeera continues to demand that its journalists be freed. well, as egyptians prepare for ede, they say recent price hikes imposed by the country have a lot of the blame. people get woorer and woorer and it's for expensive. >> reporter: i need at least 200 pounds for my baby. i don't have that money. i can barely feed my family. the government got rid of subsidies and prices have increased and transport is more
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expensive. >> reporter: earlier this month president sisi got rid of that for fuel. since then sporadic protests have taken place across the country. in many places roads were cut off. some passengers refused to pay a fuel surcharge, bringing public transports in some areas to a halt. it's not only the passengers who will feel the pinch of an egyptian economy that's showing little mercy to the poor and working class. >> translator: it's better for me to be a criminal. i can't make a living. i think it's better to use my vehicle as a get-away car and rob people. >> translator: our lives have become miserable. everything is more expensive. we can barely eat. >> reporter: back at the market the shop owners say the lack of sales is a clear indication how bad things are.
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>> translator: no one is coupling to buy. this is pick season. things have doubled and tripled in size. with you don't know what to do. >> reporter: it the rise in fuel prices led to protests by some truck drivers as well boosting up the cost of food and other basic goods. as egyptians try to celebrate eid, they look for a president to make gu goode on a campaign promise to make egypt's tomorrow a brighter day. coming up, we hear where these asiem lum seekers feel unwelcome at home after being returnedably australia. a case of success. we hear from the cyclist enjoying victory at the tour de france for the first time. irst time.
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welcome back. a group of 170 asylum seekers from sri lanka have arrived at a center. australia now plans to deport them. another group of sri lankans findses it difficult to resettle. we spoke to some of them. >> reporter: dmrglad to be aliv back in sri lanka after a failed attempt to make it to new zealand by boat. >> translator: we ran out of fuel and floated for two or three days before ending up in
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australian waters. we were all crying but had no one to turn to. >> reporter: the group was picked up by awes kralian authorities that held them at sea and handed them back to the sri lankan navy. al jazeera filmed the arrival on the 8th of july. the youngest on board was two months old. the organizers were promised an easy way abroad. >> translator: the people told us that if we make it to new zealand and call, someone would come and get us. that's because the country needs labor, and we would be allowed to stay. >> reporter: ten people from this rural village were on the boat that set sail from the eastern coast. thousand of sri lankans brave rickety boating like this and rough seas and dangerous conditions to chase a dream of a better life.
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like the recent group sent back, many find things worse than before. they ended up with nothing. the i.d. tag is all they have left from the failed journey. >> translator: i now have to pay them the gifts i had and what i took to go on this trip. >> reporter: he represents many people in boat cases. he said some crews have sailed to austral ya 14 times without detecti detection. he says that cases are very slow and seldom involve the kingpin behind it. >> very weak situation in sri lanka. most of the organizers still are arrest not arrested. more normally they're arrested in the sea. >> he must be wait ar i year
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before his case is call. with no job, mounting debt and no income, he's trying to grow fruits and vej ables to eat. time now for all your sports with annie. thank you so much. vin chen zone has claimed the tour de france title for the first time in his career. he's the sixth man to win all three major races. as is tradition, he enjoyed some champagne on the final stage that ends up in paris with rivals. he's really been in charge ever since he took the lead in stage 2. his victory margin of nearly 8 minutes is the biggest since the race in 1997. this sunday is seeing the first ever women's race organized by the tour de france. more than 100 pro cyclists are
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taking parts which was won by world champion mariana voss. >> it's great for women to show themselves in front of the crowd and the whole world. >> i hope it's the start of something big. it will take time, and it has to be sustainable, you know. it has to have the viewers and sponsors. formula one provided an incident packed race at the hungary grand prix. for once the championship leader missed out on a podium finish. instead daniel ricardo won for the second time in his career. >> hamilton started at the back of the group for the hungarian grand prix, but wet whether caused them problems. >> translator: i've on spun off
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from the second caller, but was unable to rejoin the race. he mashed straight into the wall and he was unhurt. with the safety car out, pole sitter rosburg began to walk down the field. slippery conditions saw him crash out after colliding with sergio perez. he also took a spin when he clipped into another car. it got worse when he hit a wall, bringing the safety car out again. buddle went rounds in circles but managed to recover. he made his way to third but wouldn't let teammate rosburg pass. after a pit stop, ricardo took second from hamilton just like he did in canada.
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the red bull driver went past alonso to take the lead with three lapse to go. rosburg was unable to get past hamilton for third, ricardo claims his second victory of the season and his career. >> it feels as good as the first. it really does. i don't know. the safety car at the beginning was an advantage. when the second one came out, it didn't help us. we managed to pull it off at the end. >> while hamilton has cut rosburg's champion lead to 11 points. richard parr, al jazeera. he's setting high standards for the players with united pt ro romo. he said the team's performance was not good played in the heat of denver in the united states. he was able to make his famous clear during some mid-game water bray breaks.
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the moment of the game was provided by romo wasn't even filled there. another moment of individual brilliance here from real madrid garrett balord from california. penalty in the second half did see in milan leveling the scores and keeping the american fans happy. the winner was then decided on penalties rather than doing the shoot-out of 3-2. liverpool's players have been perfecting their selfie techniques on a visit to chicago. their training at the soldier field nfl stadium ahead the game against the greek side. now, commonwealth games organizers say failed dope tests by two athletes has sent out a strong message that cheats will be caught. reese williams in the center of the picture here was kicked out on friday after failing a test
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after an event earlier in month. >> i don't believe it in any way. it was declared ovr the games, and i think it shows a strong signal to anyone going down the path. when you take that choice, you will be caught. the first event began at the games in the men's marathon. he was the first non-african to win the event in 20 years. the australian finished 43 seconds against kenya. the women's event had kenya pulling away in the final two miles to win. south africa will need to score 331 on the final day on the second set with sri lanka to pull off an unlikely victory. the host side is looking to level the series after south africa's win in the first test.
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england had a good day against india. alex decook finally scored runs. he got 95. one of the toughest running events in the world had a change much scenery this year. the bad boys ultra wasn't allowed to pass you tloo infamous death valley. the 217-kilometer you ares course took in grueling climbing in the state's sierra nevada mountains. there is a temporary ban on sporting events in death valley. that's while a new safety review is conducted. an american won in a time of just under 24 hours. it's a long, long time to be running. there is plenty more on our website, rick rick card goe won the grand pea and that's the top story there.
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back to mir yam. costa rica prides itself on energy indiana pence, and rightly so. the central american country already produces 90% of electricity from renewable sources as it aims to be the first carbon-free economy. what can they teach the rest of the energy hungry world? we have the explanation. >> reporter: in northwest costa rica can look like the land that time forgot, but beneat this rugged surface are megawatts of power. costa rica sitting on the ring of fire, and it's a resource the goth is taking advantage of. this is where it's harvested, enough to provide electricity to half a million homes. the drawbacks? there are none. it's clean, renewable and
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potentially an endless source of process. it involves extracting super heated water from the earth's crust to drive turbines. this is an ideal region to take advantage of a power source that is constant that has potential. >> translator: wive been working on this project for over 25 years and are open to helping other countries with what we have learned. we have convinced that other nations with similar potential can gain a great deal from what we did here. >> it does have greenhouse gases but far less than the extractions of fossil fuels. the authorities say the environmental concerns are high on the agenda. >> translator: these projects have a very low environmental impact. at an international level, they're considered a green energy source. noise and land use are the two side effects, but both are minimum and with new technology
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we're able to reduce the impact more with this new project. >> the local community, too, is benefitting from increased geothermal activity. as the program expaneds it prospers and more workers means more business. >> we sell the food in the morning when they go to work and come to lunch. it's important because with need them, and they need us. >> reporter: geothermal energy now provides 15% of costa rica's electricity. those kinds of figures attracted international attention because many are learning what can be achieved in land border volcanos. you can watch al jazeera online. for that the address is that is the website address, and there you'll find all the latest comments, analysis and video on demand. that's it for this news hour.
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