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>> welcome to the news hour in doha. hundreds of migrants rescued off italy are brought into port. the u.n. said not enough is being done to save them. >> more airstrikes target rebel positions in yemen as saudi arabia and egypt discuss large scale military exercises. >> the european union takes legal action against google over its dominance on how we search
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on line. >> china's economy may be slowing, but the seven-day forecast immigration is on the. you. investors trying to cash in. >> al jazeera is told that hundreds of migrants have died trying to reach europe because not enough is being done to save them. 600 people rescued by the italian coast guard reached port on wednesday. hundreds of others are believed to have died when their boat overturned. the recent deaths of migrants were a fatal consequence of a change in the european union tactics. the migrants come from all over north africa and the middle east. the main departure point is libya. greg rants try to reach spain
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malta and off the coast of sicily. 280,000 of them made it to europe last year by crossing the mediterranean. 8500 have arrived in just the last four days. paul brennan joins us from sicily. can you put into context some of the factors that have contributed to the recent tragedy? >> yes. it's getting bigger. the figures we're getting from official sources italian coast guard and save the children indicate that the pace of migration across the mediterranean is accelerating. in the previous years we've had people coming across, but this year in the first quarter of 2015 we've had an estimated 500 people die in the waters south of italy trying to get across to this part of the word.
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that's 10 times more than in the same period last year. this latest report of some 400 people being killed trying to make the crossing came from save the children. it was the firsthand reports from a boat load of people, 144 people were plucked from the water. the people who survived that said there were four times as many people on the actual boats. that said, the italian coast guard is saying that so far they've found no trace of anybody else who may have been on that boat, so although the figures would certainly tally from the size of the boats that we know about that's certainly no trace of bodies have been found as yesterday. the reality is that as the weather has improved and the months passed and we get into the summers here in the mediterranean and the conflict is not showing signs of letting up in places like syria and desperate people trying to leave egypt, the pace of people trying to make this dangerous crossing is only going to continue. >> the numbers obviously are
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going up. can you put this in some sort of perspective, the scale of the problem? >> here, the boat over my shoulder is a tugboat which brought in 277 migrants, which are being processed in a cruise terminal to any right. we've been prevented from getting closer, the police have moved us back twice. 277 here at this port is just a drop in the ocean if you'll excuse the pun. friday alone the italian coast guard said 10,000 survivors have been plucked from the water off the coast of italy an brought to various ports this is just one of many ports where survivors
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refugees are being brought 10,000 since friday. you can see the scale of the problem. >> reporting live, thank you. >> many refugees, syrians trying to escape the war in that country, we are joined live now mom neighboring lebanon. muhammed, explain to us the polite of these refugees, what it is they're going through. >> let me try to set the scene explaining the mindset of some of these refugees that are here in lebanon. many of them have escaped the war in neighboring syria. they're in a country now where they number about a fourth of the population, well over a million syrian refugees here in lebanon in a country where because of the political situation, there are no official encampments, settlements where makeshift settlements dot the landscape. there is little if any opportunity to advance here, a situation to dire in fact that
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many refugees we've spoken with in order to get medical care have to cross back into war-torn syria because it's not affordable enough here in lebanon. this journey this boat journey that is so horrifying written refugees get in boats in libya to cross the mediterranean is known os the journey of death and yet more and more are taking it more and more are spending their entire life savings to get smuggled on to one of those boats to try to cross the mediterranean and try to have a better life, even though many go into this realizing they may not make it. the situation is so bad that as of this year, there are 30 times as many migrants who have either drowned or are missing because if they've been on these boat crossings than they were last year, yet more and more of them are attempting this crossing. it is a terrible situation.
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it is extremely sad and yet it seems to be spiraling out of control. >> 30 times as many. that's a startling number. reporting live from beirut, lebanon. >> it is said the root causes of legal migration needs to be addressed. >> people will not be deterred. people fleeing for their lives will take enormous risks in order to find safety and this is what we are seeing. in the past, there was a large ore scale rescue operation launched by the italian authorities, but unfortunately that came to an end last year. and since then, it has been replaced by smaller local operations that are more aiming to patrol the seaboarders of italy and do not have a search and rescue mandate at such. the result of this scaling down in our capacity to save lives
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and also increase the numbers of people taking to sea has had this fatal consequence. there are different things that can be done. obviously, the smuggling of people and the trafficking of people needs to be combated. we need to make sure that people are rescued. at the same time we need to open the possibility for refugee to say come legally to europe so they don't need to take this dangerous upknee and importantly, we need to help the countries that are at the moment hosting the vast majorities of the world jordan, sudan ethiopia kenya hosting hundreds of thousands of refugees. we need to make sure that they can continue to keep this refugees safely in there
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because otherwise, the refugees, if they don't find protection will continue on their journeys and risk their live to say find safety in europe. >> saudi-led coalition forces continue to carry out airstrikes in yemen. sanna was had the it, the airport a main target in the latest air raised. at least 20 of them hit houthi positions in anbar and houthis were targeted in the main city in shaba, as well. forces loyal to president hadi attacked a site where houthi rebels and forces late to former president ali abdullah saleh were. they discussed holding a major military exercise with other gulf states. the military campaign has been based upon airstrikes. we have the latest on the
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fighting. despite almost three weeks of airstrikes, saudi arabia and its allies have not been able to defeat yemen's houthi militia antforces fighting alongside them. it controls the skies for the saudi-led coalition but hasn't joined fights on the ground. they gained some ground in yemen's second biggest city aden and other areas in the south. >> we tell the houthis get out of here, we're sick and tired of you and your oppression. this is a message to them and iran, you will never be welcomed here. >> here on the western entrance into aden, vehicles speed away. traveling in the option direction, am ambulances head towards the fighting, but can't get very far.
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>> there are injured people over there, but the houthis shot at us. we captain reach the injured. >> hospitals have been badly hit, some like this one have no electricity. this is a war over control of yemen, control on the ground is crucial. if the saudis and their allies want to ensure president had ircan rule, they may have no choice but to send ground troops. >> yemenese are still trying to escape the conflict. refugees have been arriving by boat in.
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djibouti. almost thee weeks of airstrikes have killed at least 736 people. an estimated 120,000 people have been forced to flee their homes. >> they want to make sure they can wage away ground offensive. we have seen that iran has recently sent war ships to the gulf of aden, near the gulf of aden without of course saying that they are there to help the houthis, they say it is an exercise aimed at fighting against piracy in those seas, but, you know, for the gulf countries, this is a threat in itself, you know, iran being so
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proximate to yemen also, the egyptians and the saudis and allies would like to make sure they can handle the situation. they know the at her-run saudi rain has a lot of terrain that looks like yemen mountainous very tough, lots of different climates and deserts, they would like these troops that are possibly going to participate in that ground offensive to be able to know what they may see in yemen once they are there on the ground. >> reporting live for us in saudi arabia, muhammed, thank you so much. >> two egyptian military cadets have been killed in an explosion as they waited to board a bus. ten years were injured in that blast. police and soldiers have been the target of regular attacks since the overthrow of president mohamed morsi in 2013.
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>> 13 iraqi soldiers have been killed in battles with isil fighters at anbar province. the group has made gains in the city of are are ramadi. we are joined live. what are the latest gains by isil? >> it shows the group is still powerful and lethal and posing a great danger for the iraqi government and the iraqi army. now, my count is that they've gained at least four areas to the north and to the northeast the provincial capitol of anbar. more than 75% of the entire province is under isil. now we spoke to sources in
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ramadi and they say most of it could be under isil's full control any time soon. it's very big blow for the government efforts, i would say. >> all right reporting live for us from baghdad, thank you. >> still ahead. >> i said to my mother i want to kill myself. >> women tell al jazeera how they were raped and abused by isil fighters. >> moving closer, the u.s. penalty wants cuba off a terrorism black list. >> all the sport, we'll hear about the hockey player fighting for equal rights away from the ice. ice.
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>> companies accuse google of rigging search results promoting its own businesses ahead of ears. if charges are proven, it could be fines of several billion dollars. >> the e.u.'s competition commissioner said it's the shopping service that's causing the most concern. >> today, we have a statement of objection to google. it outlines our preliminary view that google's favorable treatment of its comparison shopping service you probably know it as google shopping is an abuse of goggle dominant position in general search. google now has 10 weeks to respond, and of course, i will
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carefully consider the response before deciding how to proceed. >> simon mcgregor wood joins us live from london. it would seem from the outside that google is good at what they do but what are they caused of? >> they're accused in short of abusing what many europeans consider to be an effective monopoly. over 90% have all web based searches go through google in europe. what the e.u. is saying after this very long investigation is that when you search for something like a new pair of shoes through the google shopping system, google based services are prioritized in the results even though they may not be the best or most appropriate results for the consumer. this has long been a suspicion are lots of other companies in the digital marketplace and
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with today's announcement, the e.u. is saying there's enough here to suspect that in fact google is abusing its power. >> how i guess google responding to this? >> we've known about this the last few days, that this announcement would be made, so the extent that google issued an internal memo to its staff saying we have a very strong case to answer and we can see this e.u.'s statement in a positive way to express how much we are doing for competition. today the announcement is made and there's a google blog summarizing the official response to this latest development, saying while google may be the most used search engine people con now find access information in numerous different ways and allegations of harm have proved to be wide at the mark. there's no sign of google rolling over in the face of this
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e.u. charge. i think they're going to respond. they have 10 weeks to do so. they may go as as far as asking for a face-to-face meeting with e.u. investigators. this is the open salvo of what could be a very long and contentious case. >> only the beginning. simon, thank you. >> economic growth in china has slumped to a six year low. the fall to 7% is still within the government target range and stock market prices are hitting record highs despite the slow down for the world's second largest he economy. >> according to the latest figures by the i.m.s., growing at the pace of 2.4% per year. china by the end of this year will have growth about six to
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8.7%. what is really remarkable about this transition is now the shift towards consumption and there be innovation. for three decades, he got used to the idea of china being the world factory. now we will get used to the idea of china becoming greater in terms of innovation. companies are now known as the greatest worldwide. this transition is not a short term phenomena. it will take years and there will be back stems as well. >> stock market values in china are hitting record highs. we have a report from beijing on the two faces of china's economy. >> china calls this stage of its economy the new normal, but there's nothing normal about its stock market.
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there's much more red than green on this trading room screen. in china red means gain. the markets now at a seven year high. >> i'm very optimistic about the chinese stock market, even though i know very little about stocks and the economy. i still think chinese stock market has a bright future. >> in one day this month, more than $250 billion worth of shares were traded. that's equal to $200 for each person in china. the currentlying market is being increasingly driven by no advice investors who spend up to three hours a day after work buying and selling shares via his mobile phone. >> i sold my stocks today because i feel market went up too fast. they should drop soon. i want to wait for a while. >> many others new investors are pensioners often using their
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life savings to buy stocks. many are inexperienced leaving them vulnerable to sudden shifts in an unpredictable markets. >> we have to worry about small investorses, remind them of the real risks potential risks but right now i see no signs stopping them. >> this is why many are buying shares. they don't trust the property market where there's now a chronic oversupply of new homes so the stock market is the only realistic investment option. he manages a fund on behalf of investors that's worth more than $50 million june the main reason for this boom market is the huge amount of money flooding into it since the middle of last year, driving the index. >> this week, china'sistic market has made headlines. the mother of a 21-year-old man who crashed his luxury sports
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car while racing against another has said her son paid for the vehicle with money he made on china's accelerating stock market. al jazeera beijing. >> now to richard with more on the weather and severe weather in the southern part of the u.s. >> that's right. you made a very wise move coming out here, because you left the really bad weather of the deep south of the united states behind. let's look at what we've got across the region. we've seen very nasty rain in the likes of corpus christi. wind has caused damage and brought down the trees. as you can see we've had significant rainfall being reported in new orleans 133 millimeters in the space of 48 hours. even that sort of lags behind what we saw in mobile alabama more than 200-millimeters of rain at the same time.
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you're probably looking at 120 millimeters of rain as a typical month's worth of rain in just two days. it's not just been rain across the region. further toward the west, we've had dust storms, affecting the i80 side of salt lake city and fatalities reported, as well. there's not a great deal of change taking operation. we have this weather system across the south. i think for the likes of louisiana, alabama mississippi towards georgia and eventually the carolina's, we will continue to see heavy rain coming down. we could be looking at 100-150 millimeters of rain coming down over the next four or five days. that's wednesday's move towards thursday still centered on new orleans. further towards the eastern side looking nor erratic many other areas will see activity.
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we've still got snow across parts of the west, certainly in the colorado area we could see significant snowfall. as you come further towards the south, looks like it should be dry across the west. phoenix, arizona highs here of 28 degrees. >> cuba welcomed barack obama's proposal to remove their country from a list of state sponsors of terrorism, an important step towards normalizing relations between the countries. it happened after an historic meeting between president obama and raul castro. >> the u.s. and cuba have been at logger heads for more than half a century.
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a historic handshake on sunday now given real substance by the announcement that the u.s. is to remove cube boo from a list of those it says are state sponsors of trim. >> i think it's very good. it was time that it happened. raul and obama united for the sake of the people of cuba. >> it's the most important step for the normalization of relations between the two countries. they were severed in 1959, after the cuban revolution, the caribbean island was added to the list 23 years later, the u.s. accused havana of aiding armed rebels and harboring u.s. fugitives. cuba is saying it should never have been on the list at all. >> we are not terrorists, quite the opposite. we are supporters of peace and tranquility and good things for all. >> progress in the economic and social areas, everything, it's great that this has happened. >> it's not a done deal just yet. obama must get approval from
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congress. republican presidential hopeful marco rubio has condemned the move. >> the decision made by the white house today is a terrible one but not surprising unfortunately, cuba is a state sponsor of terrorism. they harbor fugitives of american justice including someone who killed a police officer in new jersey over 30 years ago. it's helping north korea evade weapons sanctions by the united nations. they should have remained on the list. it sends a chilling message to our enemies abroad that this white house is no longer serious about calling terrorism by its proper name. >> being blacklisted by the u.s. is an emotional issue in cuba. the economic damage topped $1 trillion. >> it's a start. there are many things to be eliminated, like the blockade,
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which is what we really need. >> the lifting of the economic embargo is thought to be some years away, while cuba and the u.s. still agree to disagree on many issues, this puts them one step closer to leaving the cold war behind. >> two that days of violent protests battling more than just political instability. >> the teachers jailed for cheating to win bonuses and get promoted. >> in sport find why england's contradicters have a celebration cut short in the west indies.
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>> in aden, forces loyal to president had irattacked a site where houthi fighters were gathered. >> launching legal action against google over its search engine investigators suspect it has manipulated search results on its shopping service. >> hundred was migrants from conflict zones are trying to enter europe.
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head of save the children joins us. we appreciate your time. what has contributed to the ramp up in numbers of migrants trying to get to europe? >> i think it's both the improvement in the weather conditions and last year, starting april the numbers increased and has now reached big in summer between july and september in particular, so that might be one reason. many migrants at the moment are departing to come to europe. the crisis is impacting on their decision to depart, violence is increasing and so is discrimination against them.
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>> what practices need to change to save the lives of those trying to get to europe? >> first of all it's important that the european union and all the member sides recognize that they share responsibility to rescue people in the mediterranean and that means to allocate appropriate resources to increase that capacity. then it's also important for people like the syrians are one of the main groups that departed from situation of conflict to come to europe for a better future and to find peace. it's also good if programs to ensure that they can be transferred regularly to europe are strengthened, like for example, a resettlement programs or humanitarian programs. then important to reflect on
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strategic policies on countries like somalia mali, countries to ensure a political solution is found there. otherwise, of course, people will always attempt to depart to find a better future in europe or elsewhere. >> what in fact do some of them find once they get there? >> it dependency again on the groups but i would say that there are groups like the syrians that in 2014 used italy as a country of transit to reach their country of destination sweden or other northern european countries.
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we learned stories collected from migrants that reached eventually sweden, that they receive he appropriate care, they are protected and really are given the opportunity to change their life. there are migrant coming from west african countries that come to europe. in that case, i would say that instead, they sometimes have not received appropriate care, nor protection. very often they don't have really an opportunity to have a job, and therefore to start a real new life in europe, and that is really risky for them. in the case of children, and especially i think of the unaccompanied children, in 2014 were many, almost 13,000
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children came alone traveling alone from their country to identity and in that group in particular i think of children like the egyptian children, they unfortunately became victims of exploitation once they reached italy, so this is really something that should be prevented. otherwise, children that traveled alone came to italy and then departed to other european countryion but unfortunately under the control of traffickers. >> so what you're saying, unfortunately tragically is sometimes people leave looking for something better and sometimes end up finding something worse and often the children are most affected by this. thank you so much.
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>> thank you. >> an air strike on tripoli airport has delayed the departure--represents are due to resume u.n. brokered talks outside the capitol on wednesday. >> the president of iran says there will be no nuclear deal unless all anxiouses are lifted. iran is trying to finalizes the details of the recent agreement with six world powers that would allow nuclear inspections in turns for sanctions being eased. >> iran i guess only interested in the region's security and
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dignity. iran helps in fighting terrorism and will not allow its expansion in the region. >> u.n. inspectors have flown to iran for a visit investigating whether large scale explicit experiments were carried out near the iraqi border. iran denies it's been working on creating nuclear weapons. >> hundreds of girls freed by isil say they were raped and beaten while held by the group. many describe desperate escapes in the middle of the night. >> the hours in the camp can seem endless the youngest find ways to pass the time, but there are children here who no longer want to play, they are in sense stolen in the most brutal way. 17-year-old shareen doesn't want
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to be identified. in august last year, isil fighters arrived in her hometown and forced everyone on to buses. shunted between schools and prisons, each time fighters came to choose the girls they wanted. eventually her name was called. >> i said to my mother, i want to kill myself. i was given permission to go total toilets and i wanted to do it then, but my mother convinced me not to. >> the worst was yet to come. separated from her mother, she was taken and for four months kept as a sex slave. >> i was so afraid all the time. i didn't know when he would rape me again but i believed in myself. i knew i would escape. >> using a secret cell phone on saturday she made it happen. hidden by a burqa she took a taxi and made it to the friend of a relative. her story is common.
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isil is targeting yazidis. mean fear they're people will never recover. >> this camp is vast. there are 15,000 people here, all of from the sinjar area, all unsure what they'll find if they ever are able to return home. >> family is front of mind for now. these two women were among the hundreds of yazidis released by size as i will last week. between them, they have nine children whose whereabouts are unknown. >> they took my daughter. she's just 10 years old and it's been nine months since i saw her. i feel like i'm dying every day. i wish more than to see her again. >> it is not sure why isil are releasing prisoners but the elderly and young are the only ones being freed. they say the only thing they need is to go reunited with
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their loved once. >> at least four people have been killed in durbin. the immigrants are blamed for the countries high unemployment rate of 25%. in 2008, more than 60 immigrants were killed in similar unrest as locals vented anger over the lack of jobs. >> opposition parties in guinea have suspended protests following two days of fighting between supporters and security forces. at least 10 people were injured after bullets were fired at protestors. we have more juror as confrontations between protestors and security forces intensified, opposition parties announced a temporary pause in their campaign. they want the government to hold local elections before presidential poll in october but say the government has responded violently to their peaceful demands. >> we otherwise a demonstration
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because of security and impunity. before the president could leave for the united states, he gave a very strong instruction to the police. we have rebel steady 12 people shot and one died because of wounds. this attitude to protect people is because of president conde. government leaders are trying to control an ebola outbreak unlike its neighbors sierra leone where leaders say life is returning to normal. guinea's president is holding a series of meeting with health organizations aimed at resolving the crisis. >> the most important thing to know today is as far as violence is going the plan to beat ebola and to fight ebola is more and more difficult for all the
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medical, for all the teams that are on the ground. >> littical instability as baited>> hundreds of activists have marched in new york call for an end to police violence against unarmed black men in the united states. the family members of several men and boys who died at the hands of police took parent. at least nine were arrested during the demonstrations. protestors left new york on a 400-kilometer walk to washington to demonstrate against what they call police brutality. >> back now to one of our top stories, the complaints against google from european regulators accuse the firm of rigging search results for profit. technology journalist joins us live from london. we appreciate it. could you put these accusations
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in some sort of perspective for us? obviously google's one of the largest companies in the world how big a deal is this? >> well, potentially could be up to $6 billion worth. that's how much they can i understand theory fine google. that seems unlikely it would go maximum 10% of their income. the record for a single fine has been against in tell, $1.1 billion microsoft managed with several penalties managed to rack up, so that would be unlikely. more to the point it would force google if these findings are found to go the case to change the way they present search results. what's being complained of is specifically with shopping in this case. price comparison sites are saying they're being squeezed out of the market, so if you put
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in a certain model of camera and best price then you would get at the top of the page a list of products from google shopping service, now it's called shopping google shopping, you get a list have random products. people who own price comparison sites are saying that the results below that in google search results proper don't really have much in the way of a price comparison sites. they've been weeded out. in the mike co soft case, giving
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away a web browser in this case, google with their main search service has got there because they're the best. it's argued that other services that they're advertising along with their search service aren't there because they're the best and they're dominant. they have 90% market share. >> what can the regulators demand of google, if anything? >> they can demand almost what they like. they can split google up into smaller units, they can sign them up to 10% of revenue change the way they operate so they can change how they present their serve results. in theory, it's very, very wide ranging. what's more likely is an agreement signed, a settlement and an agreement from google that they will give a fairer ranking to their competitors.
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this is just the start of investigation, investigation into and android and other things coming up. >> thank you very much. still ahead european footballs motor wanted men.
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>> eight u.s. teachers received lengthy prison sentences for
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cheating and false filing test results to receive bonuses and promotions. we have this report from atlanta: >> it's one of the biggest exam cheating scandals in u.s. history. it's also a case that has sharply divided opinion. these protestors called for leniency for 10 educators found guilty of altering exams and accepting bonuses. the judge was in no mood to bargain. he'd offered the educators a chance to apologize for lighter sentences and when many refused to accept the deal, he made his feelings known. >> i want the community to have the apology and i want these children that were short-changed and cheated to have the apology. >> the judge then sentenced each educator in turn in three of the most senior figures being given 13 years in jail, 13 years of probation and heavy fines.
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investigators say that large scale cheating had been going on for years and teachers and other staff did it to avoid losing their jobs as well as to receive bonuses and enhance their own careers. it has left many parents did you mean founded. >> the real victims are the children. no one is speaking up for the children. they're being miseducated misguided, and we are the leaders, these are the educators. they have let the children down. >> for many, the case raised issues about standardized exams. this claim the sentences are too harsh. >> how often has the parent been served? how has the children been served by sending educator to say prison? i submit not one iota. it's time for the community to become enraged.
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>> activists plan to carry on campaigning for those who received jail sentences. it's expected they will launch appeals in the coming days. >> throughout this long and difficult trial the judge made it clear if wasn't a victimless crime and that thousands of school children were let down by teachers who should have given them a decent education. it may take the atlanta public school system years to recover. atlanta, georgia. >> now it is time for sport. i'm going to turn it over to andy now. >> one of european football's coaches is ready to move on at the end of this season. he has confirmed in the last couple of hours that he'll leave the german club. they had a relatively poor season this time out. they have previously won the title twice. he doesn't want to take a break from football.
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>> deserves to be trained by a 100% committed coach so this decision had to be made. i've had no contact with any other club, nothing up my cleave but also, i'm not planning to take a sabbatical. >> two champions league quarter finals could produce one goal on tuesday, giving themselves a great chance of leaving the last four. they face monica. scoring a penalty to give them a 1-0 victory. the best chance to score for real madrid. the goalkeeper made his 147th 147th league appearance. >> we have to repeat the way we
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played. we didn't score but had the opportunity to score at home and if we do, we will progress to the next round. >> on the ice value james was nine for his fighting spirit and has lost none of his attitude in retirement. he's told aljazeera america that racism was common during his career but says the situation is now improving. >> james and frasier blasted each other with heavy punches. >> in hockey, few were rougher than value james, one of the few african-americans to play in the national hockey league, his 50s were feared on both sides of the canada-u.s. border. a constant barrage of racist taunts from fans helped send him in early retirement and turn his back on the game. >> i couldn't watch hockey for 10 years after i retired.
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i'd see these things and hear these things that were being said to me at the time about my career and just couldn't enjoy a game. >> in his book black ice he talked about the anger and fear he experienced as a tarts of that hatred. james reclaiming his hockey past is visiting some of the places he played, helping overcome barriers that felled him. >> we all have a choice. you can choose to be the crazy man, the guy that's going to make everybody feel like a piece of crop or choose to uplift and empower everybody. >> the first black nhl player was a canadian in 195811 years after jackie robinson broke baseball's color barrier. just 4% of nhl players are black. >> i'm not sure you'll get to
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the point where you see the league split down the middle between either white or black players. >> few in number, yet still some of the top stars of today's game are black or non-white. subban is one of the league's best his brothers are top prospects. >> i tell my boys and my two girls that it's a distraction and if you allow it to distract you, if you you give it permission to be a distraction to you you'll never ever receive a goal in life. >> it's clear that racism is still around in hockey, even if only on social media and very occasionally from the fans. >> to be called truly free of racial prejudice will probably take another jenation or two of
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jump races playing at the very top of their game. >> it's said to be one of the most lucrative fights in botching history and floyd mayweather is giving a rare view of his preparation against manny pacquiao. mayweather is expected to earn $180 million from that fight. my team's done a remarkable job outside the ring while i continue inside the ring to take care of business. >> in cricket evenly poised with play on day three getting underway. day two's action, england's
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first innings ending on 399. in his 100th test appearance. a bit of luck for the home team late on. finds out he overstepped. >> you make mistakes and those kind of things happen, you have to move on that from them very quickly, because it's part of the game and we're doing a lot of good things out there a couple wickets away from hopefully a win.
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>> many of australian's biggest cricket's name have attend the funeral of one of the most loved characters. just one of players attending a private service in sydney, the broadcaster and former captain died at age of 84. his family turned down the offer of a state funeral. >> plenty more on sport at our website, there's blogs and videos from our correspondents around the world there for us. plenty more sport later on. >> stay with us here on al jazeera. another full bulletin of news is straight ahead and of course check out our website
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hundreds of migrants rescued off of italy with brought in to port. the u.n. says enough is not being done to save them. ♪ hello, i'm richelle carey, and you are watching al jazeera live from doha. also on the program, more air strikes target rebel positions in yemen's capitol, as saudi arabia and egypt discuss large-scale military exercises. the european union takes legal action against google accusing it