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of the day's events. >> at the end of the day we're going to give you an intelligent, context driven, take on the day's news. >> then at 8:00, john seigenthaler digs deeper into the stories of the day. >> this is a complicated situation, how significant is it? >> and at 9:00, get a global perspective on the news. >> sending their government a message. >> organizing themselves. >> people say they're finally fed up. >> weeknights on al jazeera this is al >> this is al jazeera. >> hello there i'm barbara serra. this is the newshour live from london. coming up in 60 minutes. turkey's president says the election means no one can rule alone about but other parties oppose a pact with akp. human rights abuses in eritrea on an almost unprecedented scale. >> we don't yet have a complete
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strategy. >> barack obama says the coalition needs a full-out guarantee before it can drive out i.s.i.l. plus. the coral reef. >> plus, like chief thomas b aff says fifa needs a clarified real to clear up its image. >> hello there, thank you for joining us. turkey faces weeks of political instability after voters stripped akp of its ruling majority in sunday's elections. recep tayyip erdogan has vowed to move for this but other
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parties have vowed to resist. the largest vote share about 41% but this only delivered the party 258 seats. the main opposition party that's the center left republican people's party or the chp came second with the 132 seats. while the nationalist movement party or mhp will have 30 seats and the kurdish democratic party, a significant break through, to actually interpret. jamal al saleh has more. >> the day after elections in turkey first time since coming to power in 2002, the ak party found itself without enough votes to rule on its own but
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sunday's results were declared a victory not only for them but for turkish address. >> translator: a decision of our nation is the final decision. the will of the naish is the final vote. here i am addressing you from the balcony of the ak party the platform of democracy in turkey and the will of this nation will be put in practice. no one should have any doubt about that pim. >> despite winning the elections the akp needs to find support from one of the opposition appeared if it wants to stay in power. it so reach out to the other parties, but that could be a concern. >> translator: most of the ak parties have nationalist view. the ak party would better off considering a coalition with
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mhp. >> but likely doing so would have serious consequences. which up until now has been a success story for akp sphwhrp theakp. >> with or without the coalition, the peace process would be affected by the elections results. >> it is not only the akp that finds itself in concern. failing that however early elections could take place and that has the positions of increasing the current state of polarization. jamal el shael. al jazeera ankara. >> according to the organization for safety and cooperation in
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europe osce, the group has been elevating the parliamentary process, also says restrictions on media freedom needs to be looked at. >> the accusation obliges him to be nonpartisan and perform his duties without bias and the increasing pressure and intimidation on media and journalists critical until now the ruling party by public figures and political actors. >> success of the pro-kurdish people's democratic party. by appealing beyond the kurdish voters and minority groups, the party managed to get 13% of the vote. confidentably passed representation in parliament. >> in turkey's largest kurdish city there are hopes the party
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into parliament will bring new momentum into a stalled three year peace process. 40 years of fighting between turkish state and kurdish separatists have cost 40,000 lives. >> everything should be done to reestablish the peace process. we all live under the same flag, peace and fraternity is what turkey needs. >> they should keep their promises for freedom of thought and religion and establishing justice in turkey. when people get more powerful sometimes they do not keep tear promises and the akp disappointed us. >> though the image of hdp leader is woafnl for woven into carpet, it is indication of how many faith people have in this pro-democracy figure. >> we have to bring peace to
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turkey. the second thing is, we have economic problems now in turkey. and we have to solve the problems. because if you don't solve that problem people will go onto the street again. have. >> reporter: minority group and ethnic turks were also persuaded to throw their support behind the hdp. that's how it jumped over the threshold winning 18 parliamentary seats. to give 14% at first vote is remarkable but if no government is formed, there will be fresh elections and the hdp will have to pull off the same result again and work hard to make sure be representation is not short livid. al jazeera. >> could prove difficult the main opposition party that is center left republican people's
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party or chp is unlikely to enter a grand coalition. after tacks by akp. the second party increase plans to increase the president's power. then the kurdish minority strongly disagrees with the akp on election reform and like the others has said it will not prop up an akp government. joining us live from washington d.c. author of the rise of turkey the 21st century first muslim power. thank you so much for joining us here on al jazeera. >> pleasure to be with you. >> just reading how some of those parties you know would go and who they would and wouldn't form an alliance with. it doesn't look like the akp is going to find it iz to easy to join
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an loins. >> true. formed by parties from outside to seek confidence or it might be a coalition government less likely scenario perhaps as what you figured out seems implausible to bring about a coalition. in any case, one thing is for sure after having been run by a single party turkey is entering a train of minority governments and we know no coalition or minority government has ever lasted its full term. that means turkey will definitely have a mid term election, since it's very likely the government will not last its term. finally, turkey usually witnesses economic and political cries crisis, will the
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opposition paint the akp as a problem and gain from elections. very unusual period of turkish politics that we are witnessing right now. >> on the announcement of those results it seems like you are absolutely dismissing any kind of possibility of there being a coalition government that would last more than a few months. >> maybe a year, i would say i would be more gows than generous than that, definitely not the full term. it will be a miracle in regards to turkish political trends. one dream coalition is if the two largest parties got together akp and opposition chp, it would bring the countries to disparate halves. the islamists and secular liberal half they have to live together that this country belongs to both of them and just
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one is not going to leave numerically and demographically to bring forward social harmony and perhaps a new constitution but i think that's overy low possibility. more plausible would be a coalition of the right where akp joins anational party two left parties when added together do not form a majorities in the parliament and the coalition of left and right as i've just highlighted bringing together the two largest political forces would be ideal what also would be the least plausible in the turkish context. >> the party that certainly did well is hdp the pro-kurdish party, they have never done better than 10% which are they needed to get into the parliament now they have done 13. for example they have the only openly gay candidate in turkey's parliament and more women ran in the hdp than any other party.
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what change do you think their concrete presence in turkish politics is going to have? >> be that's a be great question. turkey is a very high threshold the being turks instead ran independence and it had only 2 dozen feet in a 550 feet legislature which meant nothing. others could ignore them and turkish demands. as a result they never integrated themselves into the rest of the country. they ran on a liberal alliance reaching out to country answer ethnic and political and religious minorities, including reach out to women half of the country's list included women there were armenians and other christians that became m pforts and all of thisps.the liberal
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movement is growing. this is a margin of erdogan's be democratic success. he has createhis own nemesis that middle class demands for liberal free freedoms. 80 seats in the parliament four times what they would get in the past. you may disagree with kurdish politics but you cannot argue with it anymore. i think by the same token the future of the kurdish national movement is now intertwiend with intertwined they can only become a significant force if they ally with the liberals. the liberals realize they can become a force to are democratize turkey further.
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beyond the short term stability is the intresk positive development in turkey that the occurreddish movement and the liberal democratic movement are fromintertwined. >> over the weeks and months, director of the research program at the washington institute you thank you so much for is share your views with us. >> thank you barbara. >> activists say the injured have been taken to turkish hospital he but since march turkey has closed all entrance and exit points because of the election we just talked about. a new turkish government whoever it may be. osama ben javit reports. >> a bomb has just been dropped
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on this section of syria. dozens injured and many people killed. the government of president bashar al-assad has just dropped where barrel bombs in recent weeks. the town has a large number of people who escaped from the nearby city, injured were taken to hospitals in turkey. but that's been difficult to do since march when the turkish government closed all entrance and exit points from syria. for the thousands of those displaced in northern syria the only way out of the conflict remains shut. of the crossings these two were the only one under the control of the syrian rebels. considered vital for supplies in and out of syria for opposition fighters. >> the border crossing has been closed by turkish authorities
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who only told us one day. also the passengers can't travel or go anywhere. >> it's hard for many people to return to the border. syria's pain opposition group says their host no other humanitarian situation and they are hopeful that the borders will remain open soon. >> border crossings after the parliamentary elections. >> besides security there are also concerns about penal joining islamic state of iraq and the levant. is and i.s.i.l. fighters returning through the turkish border. but border crossings mean since e-civilians are stranded. i.s.i.l. is simultaneously advancing towards opposition held areas north of aleppo and idlib. across syria only shells remain of what once were busy towns. this is the neighborhood north of damascus. it has been bombed for months.
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over the hundreds of thousands only be several dozen remain. >> it was not just this building all of jabar has been targeted. >> similar stories are repeated all across syria. president assad's government has shrunk but remains. and what they govern has been turned most into ruins. osama ben javid al jazeera. >> won't being talking about reconciliation with houthi rebels insted, be abd rabbu mansour hadiabd rabbumansour hadi says he will be speaking with be houthi leaders. houthi have never said no to political dialogue, but insist that no foreign sides should influence the decisions that will result in building the new yemen. we want a yemeni people decide
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for themselves what they want. well meanwhile saudi led coalition forces continue to bomb houthi rebel forces in yemen. these pictures are said to show coalition plays carrying out attacks in aden and sanaa. positions on the yemen border earlier two saudi soldiers were killed from rockets, fired from yemen. still to come. nearly 7,000 migrants rescued from the mediterranean sea come ashore. corruption claims and violence. >> fifa. >> and in sport. as fifa's new movie opposite in the united states, find out how it fared at the box office.
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>> the u.n. envoy to libya has unveiled the peace plan. the meeting in moark morocco fighting for control. >> this is not an agreement of winners or losers. but one in which the only true victors are the people of libya. ladies and gentlemen you have before you a unique opportunity to pool put your country back from the brink of conflict and an endless cycle of violence. the only viable way is for you to join hands and work side by side in shaping the future and giving an opportunity to the people of libya.
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>> our correspondent hashem ahelbarra has joined us, hashem, another one here in morocco what we have been seeing over the past months as well is waves of immigrants that have arrived on european shores. we'll be talking about that more detail later in the program many of them through libya because of the instability there. do you think that factor will mean there's more pressure trt international community to make sure the two governments and all the militias attached to them will get to the negotiating table and come up with a solution? >> reporter: that's a main factor one of the reasons the international community is willing to see a political settlement soon in libya. you have also the growing vice of i.s.i.l. in the eastern parts of the country. the international community and europe in particular are concerned that i.s.i.l. might choose libya as a platform for
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launch attacks against neighboring countries. but the problem is that for time being it's been almost impossible to break the political impasse. you have a libya two governments. one in tripoli and one into in tobruk. bringing them to negotiate a settlement has been elusive for the time being. the government in tripp 30 says it that is backing of the people in libya because it's been backed by the libyans. the one in convinces all the parties in tobruk and in tripoli that it's time to chart a new path have a national government, i can't seefully sign of a genuine political settlement in the near future because the divide is really
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huge. >> definitely a challenge there for bernardino leon. as we were mentioned there libya was one of the main gateways into europe and it is estimated almost 5900 migrants were rescued from the mediterranean sea over the weekend as they traveled from north africa into europe. 90 pregnant women 60 children were traveling without a parent. there have been similar scenes at other southern italian ports at the rescue ships came to shore. hoda abdel hamid sent us this update from catania. >> 6,000 migrants were rescued over saturday and sunday. 30 different rescue operations, a huge challenge for the italian
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authorities. most of these migrants will go through a reception center but five or 600 migrants will have to be flown to mainland italy will have toand scattered to wherever they win accepted. we heard from the northern league today that they were warning mayors against hosting and receiving more of these migrants. one of the leaders of the northern league actually said, quote unquote can a there will be repercussions even though he didn't explain exactly what he meant. now we're just at the beginning of the summer. italy is bracing itself for a continued influx of migrants. and when politics comes to mix it will be extremely complicated for authorities to act as swiftly as they need to. >> many of the african migrants
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heading for a new life in europe are from eritrea. u.n. investigation says the authorities are keeping their residents under control through a pervasive system. its report says eritrea effectively enslaves people by a system known as national service, which involves arbitrary detention sexual torture and absence of leave. even though anyone who tries to leave the country is considered a traitor more than 5,000 flee every month. >> we seldom see human rights violation of the scope and scale as we see in eritrea today. it is not surprising to us that these days, a large proportion of those crossing the mediterranean and using other irregular routes to reach europe are eritreans. they are fleeing a country ruled
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not by law but by fear. >> joining us life in the studio is dr. berhanius melash, sir thank you so much for joining us here on al jazeera. you were actually part of this human -- u.n. human rights report. they asked you some questions ever the time you were in eritrea, what you lived through. >> i left air eritrea in 1999. sings my organization's campaign for religious freedom in general for human rights. asked me about the general condition of human rights. and also about all these prisoners, a lot of them are my friends. >> and i read through some of your testimony and you say in your case religion was an
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aggravating factor, the fact you're a christian. more widely, what kind of human rights violations did you talk about in the report? and did you witness? >> the u.n. commission put it rightly. the government governs not by rule of law but by fear. when i say that, everybody who lives in that country lives in fear. so -- good and imprisonment because you were yourself in prison that's where you saw many of the abuses. >> in my case it was in the ethiopian region, abuse in eritrea we have long history for past 40, 50 years so in my case it was in 1982. but still the abuses continue. so there is -- there is no be be you never know when they come
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and arrest you. i have friends who have been in prison for over ten years for no reason some of them for being of peace for pastors for just being christians. >> how difficult is it getting information out of the country? we are seeing more and more migrants from eritrea does that give us a clearer picture of what's going on in eritrea the story of these migrants? >> yes, especially in the past two, three years, with the people leaving the country. because there is no hope. people were waiting for might be change. but now i think the people have given up. because that's why they are taking this risk. >> speaking of this there is this u.n. human rights report, i suppose that could put some pressure on the government and also one would think that a lot of the european countries that are seeing these migrants would also then put pressure on the
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country. do you see that having any effect on the government there? >> i think it will. because we never had such prr on prir pressure on our government that's why the governor can do whatever he wants to do because he can do it without being responsible for his action he. >> what pressure do you think the countries can put. >> well, evenput? >> especially if we have sanctions on political leaders on the president that would put pressure on the government. >> berhani ash melash thank you for being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> still to come on this hour we're going to tell you about the women and children who walked for weeks to escape south
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sudan. and what's being called literacy for the 21st century. and in sport the french open new champion enjoys the spoils of vic industry.
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>> time now for a reminder of the top stories on al jazeera. turkey's ruling party face he weeks of negotiations with opposition rivals to try to form a stable government, after suffering a set back at the ballot box. government air strikes have killed 31 people in northern syria and as more eritreans head for europe, their government is accused of widespread human rights abuses against their people. liters from the g7 summit in germany have reiterated their commitment to fight islamic state of iraq and the levant in iraq and syria and there were harsh words for russia over its alleged involvement in ukraine. russian is faced with further sanctions if the situation
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doesn't improve. dominic kane reports. >> monday at the g7 and time to get down to business. the group was joined by leaders of eight outreach countries. the islamic state of iraq and the levant was at the forefront of the talks. speaking after a meeting with the iraqi leader abd rabbu mansour hadi, president obama said training the forces is a big part of the situation. >> if we wear out i.s.i.l. forces that are already there we're taking a lot of them off the battlefield but if they are being replenished it doesn't solve the problem over the long term. >> one of the key issues the german chancellor wanted agreement on was climate change. both germany and france have pushed for tougher targets. angela merkel said she believed real progress has been made. is. >> translator: >> translator: the
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g7 says weneed binding rules the world doesn't have binding rules that means this has to be the goal of the meeting in paris so the gloal riseglobal rise in temperature stays under 2°. >> french president called on the russians to implement the minsk ceasefire agreement in full. >> translator: if it is shown first of all that russia has continued to arm and have a presence in the eastern ukraine and if it is also shown that the eastern doesn't take the minsk agreement then we could increase the sanctions. >> reporter: this is the second such summit russia has been secluded from and however
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strongly worded the communique is, it will not change the situation on the the ground in ukraine. dominic kane, al jazeera at the g7 summit. murder charge for shooting dead an unarmed man as he ran away. michael slager was charged when this video emerged. the former policeman faces a sentence ranging from 30 years to life in prison if convicted. mexico's ruling party looks close to retaining a slim majority in mid term congressional elections. preliminary results shows president enrique pena pena nieto's revolutionary party has won more than 40% of the vote and that's despite age are over corruption gang violence and economic reforms. let's go live to adam rainey in
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mexico city. it's no secret, pena nieto is fantastically unpopular. did the voters vote for somebody they know instead of the alternative? >> it may be a little bit of that but it also is there are not so many options that people found that much more appealing and despite his unpopularity enrique pena nieto sits atop an established party. it's just his party but an loirnz with aalliance with a couple of other parties. his party actually lost a couple of seats. in this multiparty system where it's not necessarily over the 50% mark and the winner takes or you have another vote, if you can cobble together a simple
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majority you can keep together your party. his party has been very smart to have a coalition of sorts with the green party, it is quite a conservative party it pushes for some draconian measures, such as death penalty anden harsh treatment of prisoners it runs a line between the perry andpri andto some voters a very cynical one. >> an independent candidate actually win one of the 9 state governorships, how much does that change the dynamic of mexican politics? >> well, you're talking about the governor-elect of the northern rich industrial state of nuev rvetioneve leone jaime many
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who considers himself an outlier. he was the naifer a small town but just got disgusted with the corruption and he told one reporter that it made him sick enough to throw up. gravitated to the language that he was using at these rallies he keyed in to the system that the gft doesn't work, it's full of corrupt hacks and cronies. he is a man who also survived two assassination attempts, and one of his family members was kidnapped. he seems to talk the talk and
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walk the walk for these kind of western stylized people in that part of mexico. first noninstitutional revolution party vicente fox who came into office saying many of the imaged kinds of the things that el bronco is saying, in the end he fizzled out and many people consider him a failure as president. >> adam rainey in mexico city, thank you. south sudan thousands of people are fleeing fighting between government forces and rebels in the north. many of them are women and children who had to endure weeks of walking with little supplies to get to the safety of a u.n. protected camp. from ventu state catherine soy reports. >> it's been a long exhausting journey for these people from
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ventu. they only be walked at night when they felt safe and ate water lillies. they're heading to this camp for displaced people. it's already crowded. and the living conditions are tough. this woman had children and grandchildren, trying to cope here she says before her house was banned she was raped by men dressed in military uniform. two of her grandchildren are also missing. both are under ten years old. she asked us not to identify her. >> i can't compare my grandchildren's life to my own. life without knowing where they are is not a life. i'm a frayed but i need to go back to see if they are dead or alive. and hiding somewhere. >> reporter: children here cope any way they can. but it's not easy. most of those who are coming are women and very young children. some of them have been here at this u.n. registration area for
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days waiting to get registered so they can get humanitarian aid. sometimes it's too hot and the sanitation is also very bad. there are more than 60,000 people in this camp and about 60% of them are children. but aid workers say they're worried that there are very few teenage boys and girls among the thousands who are be arriving. >> we are deeply concerned about the adolescents, many many young children but not as many adolescents arriving at the camp. we don't know why they may be hiding in the bush, a lot may have also been killed. >> accused government troops of murder and looting and burning their homes but human rights be crimes. >> if their houses were being burned, it would not be that it would be the cross fire
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actually, you see? because they oppose the national army they are protecting the rights of civilians. >> almost all the children here have been through so much. for now this camp is the safest place they have managed to find. catherine soy ventu south sudan. at thein south korea the president has vowed to take all necessary measures to prevent the spread of mers. >> the infection cause clearly blocking the additional contact. since the situation is continuously changing, a prompt decision is needed for this so an immediate task force should be made for this to counteract quickly in the future. >> entrepreneurs in hong kong are leading a campaign for
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computer coding to be made compulsory in schools. in part one of our cracking the code series sarah clark reports what's being called literacy for the 21st century. >> it's a saturday morning and school may be finished for week. but this class is still in session. and the lesson today is computer-coding. >> coding is like building stuff. different games and designing. electronics. >> josh juan lang is one of several students, in this coding academy, learning to create apps and computer games from scratch. some are as young as four but all have the same goal to become digital imrursdlurgtdigital entrepreneurs.
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john leung won a slarp are slarp are cellular phonescholarshipto ox ford university. >> with apps smartphones and digital technology so much a part of our daily lives now it's not a surprise that in hong kong there is a campaign to make coding a mandatory part of the school curriculum. while estonia has it on the agenda there's still not a compulsory part of the program in school. but the desire is there. for the most people coding at
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the same time, now coders want the government to commit. >> i am a believer of coding being something that every kid should learn at the early stages stages. so hong kong schools are far from having something like that in the curriculum. >> right now i'm telling the computer what to do. >> for those parents who are not waiting around there are now more options than ever for teaching code literacy. sarah clark al jazeera hong kong. >> and in part 2 we are going to take you to nigeria where millions don't have access to the internet but one new project is offering hope to schools. and still ahead on the newshour. >> word cup in canada finding out why it's not just rival fans and teams that they have to contend with during their
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careers. >> and science fact borrowing from science fiction the next thing in space exploration. ration.
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>> from going pro, >> i never know that was really a possibility. >> to becoming president of the us tennis association. >> we're about getting rackets in children's hands... >> building the game... >>'s the limit for growing tennis in america. >> and expanding access to play... >> at the end of the day it's about the kids... >> every tuesday night. >> i lived that character. >> go one on one with america's movers and shakers. >> we will be able to see change. >> gripping. inspiring. entertaining. "talk to al jazeera". only on al jazeera america. >> monday is world oceans day and al jazeera is taking a look at some of the most pristine marine environments in the world. scientists are concerned that coral reefs are rapidly disappearing because of overdevelopment and overfishing but inbut in cuba environmentalist conservation is having results.
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nick clark has the story. >> you've probably heard that wherever you go this this extraordinary island nation, things resonate from things long gone. two and a half howrts hours south of havana, the bay of pigs, over u.s. backed mercenaries in 1961. the pristine coral reef. around the world, more than 50% of coral reefs have disappeared. it is a different story here in cuban waters where marine ecosystems have had the opportunity to thrive. >> cuba has engaged in an enormous program of environmental protection. world-leading. so here in cuba they're protecting 25% of their waters in marine protected areas. and that compares to maybe about 9% currently in the united states and only 2% worldwide.
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>> the lack of chemical fertilizers in agriculture has also meant there's very little toxic runoff into the ocean. >> it's almost like a time machine going back in time osee what these coral reef ecosystems used to look like and that really gives me hope for future. >> the further out to sea you go the abandons of marine life grows. >> i see this as a great opportunity at a very opportune moment in history to see cuba leapfrog over all those mistakes others have made. >> an ecosystem intact, clean and totally unpolluted. zabata wetlands is you one of the most extensive caribbean biodivert remains its shallow waters act as a nursery of
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marine life. >> it's huge. if you go there you have kilometers on kilometers of the same environment. we see very shallow waters, which means the seaweed has very good similar exposure. >> the wealth of cuba's natural environment is soaring. the trick will be tapping its wealth without destroying its integrity. nick clark, al jazeera the bay of pigs, cuba. >> looks like such a beautiful place. now all the sports news here is sana. >> thank you very much, barbara. fifa pressing ahead with reforms after last week's dramatic resignation of sepp blatter. after the corrupt bidding
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process in 1999 for the salt lake city winter games was exposed now believe fifa has to take similar action. >> we can only encourage fifa to continue the way of reforms which obviously have been initiated. we also know from our experience that the other part of the job that means putting everything on the desk, can be painful experience. but that it is absolutely necessary to do this as we have seen from our own history because there i'm still convinced that only doing that the ioc can restore its credibility. >> speaking on the day 1 of a
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two day ioc committee they agreed to bring four new events for the 2018 winter olympics. on tuesday they will hear the word from the chinese capital beijing. wawrinka is up to number 4 in world rankings after his victory for french open. after winning over novak djokovic. sixth grand slam victory after last year's australian open. >> translator: for me this is not a normal thing. it's quite exceptional. it's a major step, a whole new
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level. other players win some titles. so to tell yourself, yes when you look at the names nadal fared many times but when you look at the names it is only top seeded players and it's quite exceptional for me and i need a little time to fully grasp this. >> the tour did he france only weeks away the last year's winner and 2013 chmple are amongst the competitors in the week long race in southeastern france. both men got through stage 2 french manwon the finish at the end of the 173 kilometer stage. india's cricketers are in bangladesh three day internationals squad is
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preparing at the stadium just south of the capital dakota da dakka. the women's football world cup is now well under way in canada with 24 teams competing. this is easily the biggest tournament of its kind so far. andy richardson reports from edmonton. >> reporter: the road to taking part in a world cup is never likely to be an easy one but for female footballers rival fans and opposing teams can be the smallest problems. discrimination is still an issue at all levels of the game. globally just 7% of coaches are women. that figure is higher in host country canada but women are still underrepresented. the first words this coach heard from a male trainer at a recent
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course is why. >> you have to think gawky as women, and the penalty area as the kitchen and women and goal keepers know exactly where they belong and that was the start of my course. >> the turf war that preceded this tournament is also revealing. a group of top players threatened to sue governed body fifa citing location. they would never be asked to play on artificial turf. which can cause injury. football association in england took the decision in 1921 to ban women from using any of their facilities saying the game was quite unsuitable for meaflt and females and ought not to be encouraged. that ban was lifted 50 years
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later in 1971. the country has now a highly respected national team. but sexism is still pushing female players away. >> still many players want to quit the game because they have been abused at school. because they are better players than the boys they must be gay. >> 2014 when fifa lifted its ban in playing in head scarves opened up new opportunities for previously secluded players. >> the more models we see out there the more likely younger girls are to take this up, not just as players but the coaches referees and those within the administration of the game as well. >> hundreds of thousands of fans are now getting a chance to
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watch the players who can't be stopped. andy richardson, al jazeera edmonton. >> organizers of the women's world cup are expecting record tv ratings which is more than you can say about a film about's been panned by the critics and it seems the audience hate it too. it took just $607 at the box office on its opening day. >> and apparently it cost 29-something nols make notsomething millions to make, not a great return. supersonic mars missions. at a speed and altitude similar to that of a mars dissent. including a supersonic parachute were put to the test. that's it.
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>> turkey faces weeks of instability after opposition parties say they won't help the akp back into power. hello there i'm barbara serra you're watching al jazeera live from london. also coming up in the next 30 minutes. more government air strikes stranded syria so turkey will open its border crossings now that the election is over. the u.n. accuses eritrea of widespread human