and mind control a allowing a paralyzed man to lift a glass. and in makes a winning return to pakistan. after a six-year hiatus international cricket is welcomed back in the country. >> hello there, a warm welcome to the news hour. the islamic state in iraq and levant is tatening it's grip, and it appears to have extended activities to saudi arabia. there are is the recent capture of ramadi, quote a complete disaster.
isil continues to move across baghdad and continues towards alawadi. the last city. they have been going door to door executing as many as 150 assad government loyalists. and a group linked to isil said that they carried out attacks in shia mosques. atat least 21 people were killed when a suicide-bomber detonateed a device during friday prayers. >> the mosque was packed with worshipers. security forces say they're investigating the case and trying to find out how their suicide-bomber managed to get in to the mosque and who it is
affiliated with. in the same part of the country two months ago armed men open fired on the mosque killing seven people and startinged the security forces and foreigners. the government in saudi arabia blames groups affiliated with radical groups like al-qaeda and isil with launching such attacks to destabilize the country and destabilize and also exacerbate the sectarian tension in the country. now with this new claim of responsibility by groups affiliated with isil this is something that is going to raise many concerns here in saudi arabia. last month security forces arrested almost 90 people affiliated with isil and security forces say that they arrested people, including saudis to join isil in syria and in iraq.
this is something that is definitely going to prompt security forces to beef up security across the country and there there was the targeting of houthis in yemen loyal to deposed president ali abdullah saleh. >> and in yemen a bomb has exploded at a mosque in sanana. 13 people were injured isil claimed responsibility for that attack. an iranian cargo ship loaded with aid bound for yemen has docked in djibouti in the horn of africa. the ship's cargo will be unloaded and taken by the "world health organization" to yemen's port, which is under houthi control. well, isil fighters are now able to move even more freely between iraq and syria after taking control of the final government held border posts. while the u.s. plays down these
latest gains iraq says its running out of options to stop isil. we have reports now from baghdad. >> reporter: some of these men will be sent deep in iraq's sunni heartland to fight isil. others will stay behind. a strategic town that the islamic state in iraq and the levant has tried to control in the past. for these shia militia, this battle is not just about recapturing territory. they're protecting roots from anbar towards southern iraq to prevent an isil attempt on holy sites in the neighboring provinces. >> i volunteered to join this battle to protect our holy shrines. we don't want isil to advance further and threaten our holy sites. >> because of the regular forces are weak and efforts to create a non-sectarian army have failed,
this is the gate to the main he shia province. north to anbar's provincial capital ramadi where there are highways to the neighboring baghdad. isil has captured board crossing between syria and iraq and controls most of that frontier and it'sifiers move freely between the two countries. >> president barack obama has said that the loss of territory were tactical setbacks, and he insists that the war is not being lost, but many disagree. isil has taken over two cities in in a week. ramadi is 100 kilometers were baghdad. it is also the last major city on the road to the iraqi capital. >> palmyra is 150 kilometers
from syria's province of homss a major cross road that is strategic for the government's survival. damascus and the coastal region would be under threat if it loses there. but for now isil controls the land between palmyra andrea mad di. in iraq the armed group is being led by shia militias. >> sunni politician who is want wanted to take arms a long time ago are now calling for a new strategy. >> today anbar has fallen, and that is of special significance because it's the third iraqi area and it's an area that dispelled al-qaeda years ago. and not just from anbar but from all over. and this is unacceptable and the capacity of the iraqis is very limited. there should be a new strategic plan for iraq and the
international coalition forces. >> in syria the u.s.-led coalition does not have a partner on the ground. it does not recognize the government's legitimacy. over recent months isil may have been on the defensive. that has now changed. al jazeera baghdad. >> well, iraq's vice president said that many requests were made for help in ramadi, but they never came. >> there were contentious demands made by the people of ramadi and the armed forces in ramadi. i received many demands from the iraqi armed forces asking for weapons, but this was never delivered. the describes tribes have asked to be armed and to be part of the military, but this also did not happen. >> well, a senior member of the iraq shia national alliance coalition, also former government spokesperson and he joins us live from baghdad via
skype. what is your reading of the situation at the moment. certainly the weakness of the iraqi forces is benefiting isil? >> thank you, it's a big test. i think one more threat to the country this is very very important problems. it is one-third of the area of the country and it has expanded from syria to saudi arabia. so such a big desert it is not easy. it is going to take a long long time to defeat daesh and the proper plans to defeat daesh an it is not guaranteeed.
they will take the lapped on the ground defeat daesh and get them out and to liberate anbar and the massacre that anbar is facing right now. >> why do you think that isil is succeeding? >> i think one very important issue, which is a fragile situation. fragile political fragile situation. you can see the problem between the sunni politician and the tribes of anbar there is a division. they didn't welcome--they refused the popular mobilization, which they call it the volunteers in the beginning. now they found that it is not--we do need on the ground ground forces to control the ground. iraqi military forces is not strong enough.
they are weak. they cannot do the job alone. the tribes of anbar, alone they can't do the job. so they do need to have all of support to put out this fire. the united states is coalition is very important in defeating daesh. this is needed to work cohesive cohesively to defeat daesh. >> the u.s. in particular don't seem to have a strategy beyond airstrikes. how can they be convinced to give this help that you're speaking of? >> well, during a last visit to baghdad they had conveyed the support of obama and his administration to defeat daesh in anbar. i think that united states is
decided in this not only to iraq but to the region. and to the region and the world of course. i think the united states is facing pressure due to non-iraqi elements in defeating daesh. they put a statement, which is an indirect statement to the prime minister that they welcome the popular mobilization unit as long as there is novice ability of iraqi personnel on the ground that is sensitive in anbar and also sensitive to barack obama in washington to have the more and more air campaign and strong air campaign to support the iraqi military forces. >> joining me live from skype from baghdad. thank you very much, sir for
joining us with your thoughts. >> thank you julie. >> dozens of people are reported dead after a shootout in mexico. mexican media are saying there are more than 40 casualties. at least one policeman is known to be amongst the dead. several civilians were also injured. some reports suggest that the new generation drug cartel from neighboring jalesco state was involved. hello, what is the latest? >> talking with radio and confirmed the preliminary death count of 43 people, including one police officer from the shutout. he also said that it was probably that the new generation cartel from jalesco was fighting
with the federal police in this shoot out. he said at the scene of the crime or the scene of the shoot out rocket launchers and other high-powered weaponry were recovered, and there were people who arrested, and hopefully can tell us what happened here. also mexico's security cabinet police chief and police security chiefs are trying to see what went on here. this is an abnormally high death count, even in a shootout in this part of the country the violent southwest. >> what has happened in terms of the more general fight against the drug cartel? >> they've been growing in power and growing in influence and feeling they can take on federal
and state authorities. they downed an army helicopter. they ambushed and killed 16 policemen recently. the government sent in 10,000 security forces to deal with them in this state jalesco. this could be seen where the federal forces have gotten the upper hand against the new generation cartel. but it's more violence in mexico's southwest an area where gangs have tried to gang dominance for a long time. and the police knocked out the knights templar cartel, but it seems more and more cartels not just this one, the new generation cartel but other cartels are developing in its place. i would imagine that the federal government is feeling there is just more images of violence. another cartel that was knocked out, another one has taken its place, and another new cartel that they're dealing with here.
>> john, thank you for the update. thank you. still ahead in this hour of news. >> i think we're going to win. it looks very positive. >> the irish people vote on whether to change their constitution and allow same-sex marriage. also what has planets ever done for us. and a tournament too far rory mcilroy crashes out of the pga championship at the halfway stage.
>> the farc issued a statement not long after the attack saying they were suspending the unilateral cease-fire that was had taken place within six months. >> with the same firmness and determination we have under taken the peace talks to put an end to the conflict that plagues us. with the same firmness we continue to fight all forms of crime in all corners of the country. >> but the farc will continue with the peace talks they held in havana. the last round only began on wednesday. the subject on the table, the clearing of landmines. >> the time has come not to
plant any more landmines. not one more mine. >> both sides have struggled to resolve a conflict that has lasted five decades leaving 200,000 people dead and millions displaced. >> a four-year-old girl had stepped on a landmine. >> it has been very hard and must be repeated. the children should not have to pay for these things that they don't even understand. this needs to stop. we don't want any more war in our streets or any part of our colombia. >> both sides accept that as
peace talks continue there will be set backs. al jazeera buenos aires. >> 20 people have been killed in burundi's capital after attackers threw grenade into the crowds. this is amid mass protests. 20 people have died since the crisis erupted in late june and over 100,000 people have since fled. the attack came as neighboring tanzania struggles to cope with the growing humanitarian crisis. tens of thousands who fled violence following a failed coup against the contract are now crowded into centers and refugee camps. doctors are saying they're seeing new cases of cholera every day. 34 people have died.
>> they fled their homes in search of safety, but their journey has only just begun. on a 100-year-old fishing boat, burundi refugees have moved south of the border. a stadium turned transit center is their next stop. >> it was two days traveling and we had to walk long distances. police would stop us along the way, and as we crossed the border into tanzania, it was difficult. >> poor sanitation is wreaking havoc. many arrive with acute diarrhea. others with cholera. the sickest are brought to makeshift treatment centers. >> all acute diarrhea cases are being treated as if they have cholera. the method through which you confirm cholera is you have to take samples and send them to a lab, so it's quite a time-
time-consuming process. >> their final destination is a camp that is almost at capacity. cholera has been confirmed at three stops and hundreds of refugees with life-threatening dehydration are coming forward daily. more refugees are arriving in tanzania by the day. a small fishing village is overwhelmed. 25,000 refugees have moved on from here, but 30,000 remain. aid agencies are so keen to move people that they've cut a trail through the mountains and are leading the strongest on a six-hour hike to reach the official camp. burundians who have set to tanzania are give status on arrival. where to live and how to make a live something next. >> myanmar's navy said that the
people are bengallys. that's the word they use to describe rohingya muslims. thousands have fled and traveled to indonesia malaysia and thailand in the last few weeks. well myanmar is under increasing international pressure over the plight of the rohingya. here's what one senior u.s. diplomat said about the humanitarian crisis during his trip on friday. >> the root of the problem is the political and social situation on the ground in rakhine state. in order to develop a sustainable and durable solution the government must fulfill its previous commitments to improve living conditions and security the full protection human rights and fundamental freedoms in accordance to international standards. >> indonesia waters have failed to find more boats filled with migrants. they stepped up the search
operation. >> searching the sea for boats for rohingya. the navy searches in areas where stranded boats have been spotted before. before the navy september them away now indonesia has agreed to give them shelter. these figures cannot beferfied. the united states have announced it is a start. [ baby crying ] >> those who have been rescued are still recovering from their month at sea. and they've had this woman with four small children is trying to join her husband. they arrived with fevers and
still in shock with what they witnessed. >> people on the boat were badly beat. son were killed in front of me. some jumped into the sea because they were scared. >> nearly 2,000 boat migrants have found shelter in the indonesia province in the past week. indonesia has agreed they can stay for one year but then it will be up to the u.n. high commission for refugee to resettle them. while the people here were very keen to help those who were stranded at sea the local government is urging international organizations and the national government to find a solution to house the rohingya as soon as possible. the government says they are struggling to find the asylum seekers necessary care. >> we want them to recycle as soon as possible.
there is a lot to do already. it all dependents on immigration, who is looking at their status. >> they'll do all it can to help if more boats arrive. the focus now is on rescuing people. decisions about a more permanent home for the rohingya must come later. al jazeera. >> european commission is set to review a new plan to find homes for the tens of thousands of migrants who have under taken desperate journeys to start a new life. most have arrived in greece and italy, but the commissioner wants to find them homes right across europe. their numbers are expected to triple this year and their plight is a dangerous one. we have this report at the northern greek border. >> they start at dusk crossing fields of maize and wheat that
mark the edge of the territory. there is no legal way for them to get to the heart of europe, so they take their chances on foot. among them is a yemeni man who has left his wife and small children behind to travel with his two teenage son. >> i will never see my children fight for al-qaeda. sooner or later they will approach them. >> this is where greece ends and the former republic of macedonia begins. this is the start of what the migrants call the black road. a freight track that runs all the way to serbia. here for a depth of several hundred yards behind me the migrant crossings they lie in
prey to attacks. >> i've seen fractureed shins thighs arms, forearms, skull fractures. these are not accidents but the result of vie glens doctors without borders the only group setting up posts among the root that migrants follow have seen worse. >> we've seen people in serbia who fainted in front of us because they had been walking for three days straight without food or water. we saw frost bite. we saw a man who had no legs and his friends had carried him for two years from afghanistan. we've seen blind others. >> the reason these people travel is to apply for political asylum in northern europe. the law confines them to the country they first arrived in, in this case greece. but the european union is considering changing that rule. at least mere there is respite. volunteers from nearby villages
hand out food, nappies and toothpaste. these people are determined to move on. this man recounts how the police jail anded a tortured him. memories that proved too much for his young daughter. al jazeera at the northern greek border. >> still ahead. putting a price on years of economic blockade. warnings that gaza's economy is on the verge of collapse. >> blackblackened shores we'll have the latest to clean up oil that spilled on the u.s. coast line. and chaos for contadore. the action is coming up later in sport.
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himself up at a shia mosque in eastern saudi arabia killing 51 people isil claimed responsibility for that attack which happened in a village. dozens of shia militia gather east of ramadi for a counter offensive against isil. iraq has called for more international help to fight the group. 43 people have been killed in a large scale gunfight between peace and criminals suspects in western mexico. it happened in area between the states of micoan and halesco. >> gaza's economy is now on the verge of collapse. 43% of its 1.8 million residents out of work, there is an high economic cost.
it's estimated that gdp would be four times higher without the blockades. it's been mine moose since the war in gaza, but still around 100,000 people are still homeless. there are warnings that the situation could explode if palestinian leaders and israeli government don't do more to improve living conditions. >> since the war ended this man and seven members of the family have been renting a small argument for $300 a month. but with little work available they can no longer afford it. >> we have lost hope. no one is helping us to rebuild. we are clearing the republic here so we can set up a tent to live in. see how we suffer?
>> the united nations have warned that the people of gaza are still desperate and angry about their plight that it could lead to implosion and that palestinian and israeli leaders need to do more to keep that from happening. >> across gaza there are signs that people have given up hope of receiving help. the frustration here goes beyond help for reconstruction. many are angry about the infighting between factions, the border crossing and international community's failure to deliver on billions of dollars in pledges. but there are some small bright spots. the u.n. took the media on a tour of this apartment was that reconstructed.
in all 140 housing units units were reconstructed providing homes for a thousand peoples. but all agree it is not a lot. >> the long doctor takes for people to get their lives together again the more danger it is that the situation again will move towards more negative scenario. because people feel they have lost, they will act accordingly. >> this man said this is something he would fight for if left with no other choice. >> the aid agency doctors without borders is warning that the humanitarian situation inside sudan is deteriorating at an alarming rate. fighting between government troops and rebel fighters in unity have forced thousands of people to leave.
catherine soi reports. >> there are at least 11,000 people who have arrived at this u.n. camp. the regional capital of unity state in the last few weeks. more keep coming. most of them are women and children. all are escaping villages in the south where fighting between government troops is going on. many have told aid workers that entire villages have been burned to the ground. people have been killed and abducted and women have been raped. doctors without borders have treated people with gunshot wounds, but they've been forced to suspend operations in parts of the areas. aid agencies are worried. the rainy season is just beginning. hundreds of thousands of people are unable to till their land. >> they have no food and it's raining. it doesn't give--the rains may
result in reduction of conflicts, but to the civilians who have no access to food. who have no access to safe drinking water or shelter or medical assistance, it's cold comfort. >> fighting is also going on in part ofs of other areas. rebels still control the state capital. they captured it last week. >> the longer conflicts last the longer humanitarian crisis last, the more donor fatigue sets in, and more difficult it is to mobilize assistance, and south sudan is not an exception. >> south sudan heavily relies on oil. it is struggling. the cost of live something very high. and millions of displaced people do not know if they'll ever go back home. both the government and rebels are pushing to gain as much
territory as they can ahead of the rainy season. this means thousands of displaced people are not able to plant and feed their families. they have to yet again depend on food aid. catherine soi. >> in ireland a referendum on whether to change the constitution and legalize same-sex marriage. final opinion polls show that the yes camp was headed to victory. no camp campaign has been accused of-- >> airline executives who had a flight delay tantrum has been released from prison. the court noted she'll have to live under heavy criticism from
society. now the latest round of talks between the united states and cuba about resurrecting diplomatic relations have finished with no final agreement reached. the official embassies in washington and havana for the first time in 54 years. it's the latest step in normalizing relations between the two nations. and presidents barack obama and raul castro met in last december. both agreed that more talks would be needed. >> both delegations agreed to continue our exchanges. on issues related to the functioning of diplomatic nations. so we will continue our conversations in the next few weeks. >> u.s. government has released nearly 300 e-mails from former secretary of state hillary clinton. the e-mails are expected to shed
light on how clinton responded to the 2012 attack on an u.s. diplomatic compound in bengahzi in which it's ambassador was killed. clinton is chasing president nomination for president. >> hundreds of officials and volunteers are spending a fourth day cleaning up an oil spill on the west coast of the united states. on tuesday around half a million liters of crude oil leaked from a faulty pipeline close to the california town of santa barbara. we have the latest on the efforts to clean up california's famous beaches. >> a sticky smelly mess has we fouled the pristine sands of santa barbara. workers in protective suits are cleaning oil off of rocks slowly mopping up thousands of barrels of crew.
the cleanup is being overseen by the u.s. coast guard and the federal federal protection agency. >> it could very well be weeks and months. we're going to take it day by day. >> the ruptured pipeline belongs to a texas company called plains all american with a troubling safety record. a study shows that the company has had 175 federal safety and maintenance instruction infractions since since 2026. the company said it does not know what caused the pipeline breach. >> since we're one of the largest operators of pipelines across the industry in the united states the number of reportable incidents by percentage is well within
industry norms. >> no people have needed medical attention as a result of the spill, but it is taking a toll on wildlife. birds, marine mammals fish, and crustaceans. experts took an oil-soaped sea lion away for treatment. >> we're looking for animals who might have been impacted. we've got aerial surveys looking for whales porpoises. >> many are distressed. >> it's terrible. it sounds like clear negligence to me. >> this was predictable. you could have had a preventive issue not letting it get to the ocean. >> imagine losing a person, you know losing someone close to you, because this is losing our pristine water. we think so much of our ocean and so many of us do. >> these people are angry and
upset. they want answers and assurances that something like this cannot happen again. rob reynolds, al jazeera, santa barbara, california. >> now the concept of a bionic man or woman was once the story of science fiction. but advances have been made that can change the lives of some of the world world's most severely injured people. we have reports on the bionic pioneers. >> great strides are being made in bionic technology. eric who has been paralyzed since being shot 13 years ago now has the ability to move a limb again. >> we found out having small conversation effects activities and i have to be quiet and if i get frustrated everything goes down hill. >> it's not his arm but he is able to do one crucial thing he couldn't do before. pick up a bottle and drink on his own. he's the first person to have a
neuroprosthetic device implanted in the part of the plain where intentions are made. when he thinks about moving, it activates a prosthetic. he's not the only one benefiting from this type of amazing new technology. >> this man has a bionic leg that he uses his mind to control. doctors have implanted sensors into his remaining leg. >> as soon as i put my foot on, it took me ten minutes to get control of it, and i could stand up and walk up all the way. >> he lost both his arms when he was electrocuted 40 years ago. he was the first person to be able to control two prosthetic limbs with the technology. scientists think it's only the beginning. >> it's not just the accomplishment but the opening of frontiers and realizing there is so much more to learn. >> jan is a quadriplegic usually only able to move her neck and head.
but with probes on her brain she's learning to move prosthetic limbs as well. >> they say that was all you. that was all you. i just can't stop smiling. it's so cool. i'm moving things. i have not moved things for about ten years. >> eric had his sensors surgically implanted in his brain. another break through in this mind-control technology. as it turns out there is a lot that can be achieved just by thinking about it. >> still ahead we'll have all the day's sports news with zoe. and a year ago they scored championship success. now they may be looking for a new court. we'll have all those details coming up in a moment.
>> now take a look at these. the creatures are all varieties of plankton and micro organisms brought to light as part of a six-year mapping expedition. they took samples of all the world. these tiny organisms produce half of the world's oxygen. well, to tell us about the significance of this research, let's go to california and speak with dr. steve colombo professor of biology. how excited were you by the
findings? >> oh, thank you very much for having me, and good evening. these are very exciting sense of data. i was not involved in this massive ex-edition, but i ex-possession,expedition. but i was able to write a summary of it. we don't necessarily think about the small things very much, but in the ocean the small things are a big deal. they produce as you said a huge fraction of the oxygen that we breathe on the planet, but more than that, almost a third of the life of the planet is tied up in these tiny things, less than two millimeters long. they live, breed and reproduce quickly and they are a big part of life on our planet. this expedition is one of the first ones that really went out to look at these small things. >> and did we always know in the
past that they were important but we just didn't realize the breadth of species. >> we did know, but it was only until recently that he we learned how important they are. if you look at a glass of ocean water, and often it looks clear but there are millions of things in that clear glass of water that is living and reproducing. over the decades we've learned more about them. this expedition is the first one to go out and find more about them. researchers that dedicated many years and many samples to find out what these oceans have in them. >> we know now of course perhaps we've always known that ocean temperatures play a big part in the life cycle of these tiny little organisms. >> we did and you know, we know a lot of things about the oceans that are changing, and that some fish, for example especially
the ones we're fishing are moving around and where they're found and they're moving away from the hottest spots of the ocean. what this has shown us way down in the tiny parts of the ocean the base of the food chain that supports all the fish that we eat, those are moving around, too. they're very sensitive to temperature. it stands to reason that as the ocean temperature changes due to climate change we'll see massive changes cascading from that. >> steve palumbo joining me from california, thank you very much. >> it's a pleasure. thank you. >> we have all the day's sports news from plankton to sports. >> appropriate link, thank you very much. pakistan have marked a return of its national cricket to its country with a win over zimbabwe.
>> before the match outside of the stadium there was enthusiasm the like that pakistan has not seen in a half a dozen years. after security checks 4,000 police were attending and on the grounds they were ready for big-time cricket to return. zimbabwe would open up with an early boundary and pakistan getting back in the bowl bowl ling groove at home. we have not seen this level of cricket for a while and they even cheered the opposition just a little bit. while no one could fail to be impressed they set pakistan a target of 173 to win and there were time at the inning to
reflect on what an achievement to get this game to go ahead in the first place. >> zimbabwe coming here was an extremely big step for us. it actually helps us in building our case for other teams to start playing cricket regularly in pakistan. >> pakistan started the run they were 36 without loss with 33 overs as zimbabwe would struggle to contain them. pakistan was inside of their target with only one wicket down. and 134-2, there was only one winner and pakistan won.
the next twenty20 is on sunday. al jazeera. >> staying with cricket new zealand have dominated day two the first test against england to put themselves in a strong position. new zealand then took advantage of the batting track and would help the black cats to 303-2. real madrid will finish the season without a trophy although ancelotti has securitied the cup last year. they would finish second in la liga. there is speculation that there will be replacement. >> i haven't talked yet with the club and the club has not talked to me, so i'm still interested
in being the real madrid coach and this remains so until the club decides otherwise. after the match we'll meet and talk about the future, my future and the future of the club. >> barcelona will be presented with the spanish league trophy after their match. in the next two weeks they'll face juventus in the finals of the championships league. >> we are very motivated. two final games ahead and i am sure that the motivation will be there at 100% intensity. i think there will be a chance we'll be too motivated and we'll have to calm down a bit. we can see clearly now a chance to finish up the season in an outstanding way. >> josé mourinho has been named
manager of the season. winning >> as we like to say in england the cake and the icing on the cake. i work for the cake. i don't work for the icing on the cake. i work for the cake. and the cake is much more important.. >> michael shoe shoe mackerr says that they're still improve ing. he suffered head injuries after crashing. >> considering the jared, of