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journalism does... >> the new home for original documentaries al jazeera america presents only on al jazeera america the u.s. says progress is being made against isil in the iraqi fountain of beiji even as barack obama admits there is no complete strategy to tackle the group. ♪ ♪ hello, welcome, you are watching al jazerra live i am jane dutton live from doha. also coming up, controversy after a u.n. report that black lists countries that harm children ex-clouds israel. celebrating start of a new life we meet migrants that survived the grueling journey by
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bow to europe. and facing destruction we visit thisville tank may be a sing of the past. first to the fight against isil. iraqi forces backed by u.s.-led coalition air strikes have opened supply lines to the town of bay yi and the nearby oil refinery. the battle for the country's biggest refinery has been raging for months, beigy is located a the a extra telling i can cross records. the important got is not ready to declare the town as fully under isil. president obama says they do not have a full strategy. the u.s. president met the iraqi prime minister on the sideline of the g7 summit in germany.
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isil has continued to gain ground in iraq and serious despite months of u.s.-led air strikes. >> when a finalized plan is presented to me by the pentagon then i will share it with the american people. we don't yet have a complete strategy because it requires commitments on the part of the iraqis as well zeina khodr joins us live from you are bill. that can't give you much con if i deck does it, zeina? but probably not a surprise hearing it from barack obama. >> reporter: yes, jane it's been a month since ramadi, the provincial capital of anbar fell to isil. at the time reheard u.s. and iraq officials play down the significance saying it's a tactic the setback saying that there were good days and bad days in iraq and it was a bad day. they even pledge today recap tooter city. but it's been a month. shia paramilitary forces as well as the army soldiers on the
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ground, they have been under attack isil still very much defiant. isil even targeting the military base the staging ground to the counter offensive. and the iraqi government doesn't even have an army launch the counter offensive on its own it's relying shia paramilitary forces a very controversial decision. so now a month later we are hearing the u.s. president say that the strategy is still not complete. but at the same time, essaying that the iraqis have a role to play and one way or the other sharing the responsibility with the iraqi government obama saying that they are going to speed up the training of the iraqi army. but at the same time, probably the most important point is that he is urging the government to bring in sunni fighters. sunnis should join this battle. because at the end of the day if this community feels that this is -- it's not part of the war against isil, it's dangerous
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dangerous. some have pledged allegiance to the armed group. it's a very dangerous time with many front lines in iraq and these frontlines have divided communities and really the threat of iraq as a country -- there is a threat that this country will no longer remain united. she grieves for her husband and eldest son it's been a year since they were killed by isil in mosul. but time has done little to ease her pain. she is among the millions of iraqis who have been displaced over the years. she says she is tired. she, like others here, have been displaceed from mosul and many feel the government is not serious about recapturing their city from isil. >> translator: there is a conspiracy against mosul and a
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conspiracy against the sunnis. the baghdad government is not helping us get back our city. they won't give us arms to fight. >> reporter: iraq sunnis say they are unfairly treated. looked upon as supporters of isil not just by the shia-led government but even here by many kurds in the north. this is one of the checkpoints leading in to you are bill the capital of the kurdish region in northern iraq, sunni arabs require a local guarantor to be able to enter. they face the same restrictions when entering the iraqi capital baghdad. authorities here and in the iraqi capital argue that these measures are justified for security reasons but the people feel that they are being singled out as a community. there are many front lines in iraq the divide is not only second tear vinnie, in northern iraq it's ethnic. arab on his one side. kurds on the other. kurdish peshmerga forces share a 1,000-kilometer frontline with the ice lamb i can state of iraq
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and the levant of he was once the speaker of the kurdistan parliament. he says iraq no longer exists. and it should formally be divided in to sunni shia, and kurdish states. he believes this new border should become permanent speaking for him we hear evidence of the mistrust. [ inaudible ] fighter member. they are isis fighter. we have. [ inaudible ] isis not came from the sky. >> reporter: iraq has been at war with itself for many years now there is a defecator partition on the ground. one that separates communities and one that threatens this country's unity. well really this is a long-running problem. the deep mistrust and the danger
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is when communities start to see each other as the enemy so reconciliation is needed. in fact, isil, it's main source of strength, one of its main sources of strength is exploiting the lack of reconciliation in this country. >> thank you for that zeina holder live in erbil. meanwhile. the u.n. envoy on sexual violence says teenage girls aqueducted by isil are being sold in slave markets. visiting iraq and syria and spoke to women and girls who had escaped. she says in the markets girls can be traded for a little as a pack of cigarettes. the u.n. team to due to travel to the region soon to discuss how to help those victims. the u.n. has presented the unity plan to libya's two warring governments representatives from the two rival governments were given the draft peace agreement at talks in morocco. u.n. envoy to libya bernadino leon said libyans were watching
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them and hoping for stability. there are fears the oil-producing nation is collapsing as powerful militias fight for resources. >> ladies and gentlemen, you have before you a unique opportunity to pull your countrily back from the brink of conflict and an endless cycle of violence. the only viable way for word is for you to join hands and work side by side in shaping the future and giving an opportunity to the people of libya. to south korea now with seven people have died from the middle east respiratory syndrome or mers. schools across the capital seoul have been closed in a bid to contain the spread of the virus. the outbreak is the largest outside saudi arabia where mers was discovered. the outbreak is affecting the economy as harry fawcett reports from one of seoul's wealthiest areas. >> reporter: it's a lovely day one of seoul's fanciest
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districtses, we have come to its fanciest street for a walk in the sunshine, usually we would be joined by plenty of well to do residents and keen tour i feels to sample the style. why we don't have the place to suhr he feels, this is pretty much as close as you get in a congested city like seoul. local tour guys say about 30 to 4% fewer visitors are coming here than normally. and that's been the case across the leisure sector in south korea. cinema changes reporting 45% fewer customers, baseball games the same drop in attendants, even for more essential things, like the weekly shop. the two biggest supermarket chains reported a week on week drop in customers of 12% at their stores, but at the same time though, the online grocery shopping that they provide has gone up. sales going up some 50% as people stay home and try it avoid unnecessary travel. all of this is having an significant economic impact.
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the president says the first priority of the government is to address this as i public health concern and irradicate the vie expense the mers crazies as a whole, she says will only happen when the economic impact has been addressed as well. >> benjamin curling an associate professor with the school of public health at the university of hong kong saying despite the outbreak the virus still poses a huge risk in the middle east. >> i think the south korean epidemic should be under control at the moment and i don't think many more infections will occur although we'll still see more cases appear from people already infectedinfected and ink baitth disease and will have symptoms and go to the hospital within the next few days or maybe a week or two. but still in the middle east, there are hundreds of cases every year. and we know that many travelers go to that region as well. and can acquire infections and then take those infections back to their home countries. and as we have seen in south
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kariya it just takes one exported case to a country not fully prepared to take care i've large outbreak. south korea is fairly well developed and fairly good infection control in their hospitals, so we can imagine course their joes were cases were to go for other countries in asia or other parts. world. four people killed in china. four include two police officers and at least one suspect. it happened in the northern province. five people were also wounded. the u.n. has left israel and hamas off a report in countries and arms groups that violate childrens rights in conflicts. more than 500 palestinian children were killed in israel's aerial bombardment of gaza last year. our bib matic he had tour james bays has the story. >> reporter: the evidence is
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overwhelming. the aftermath of much of the destruction and the deaths of children last sumner gaza was recorded on video. in total the u.n. said 540 children were killed. yet u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon in his annual report on children in armed conflict around the world to the security council has not included israel on the damning list of countries and groups that kill children. al jazerra understands both israel and armed palestinian groups were on the list in the original draft drawn up by the u.n. special representative. the draft report had israel and palestinian armed groups on it. >> yes. >> reporter: the report that you said upstairs. >> it was a draft. >> reporter: when it went downstairs it didn't have them on anymore is that true? >> yes but this means that the decision of the secretary general we are supposed to prepare the decision of the secretary general. we are not the one who decides. >> reporter: al jazerra has learned there was high-level
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lobbying by israel and the u.s. to persuade ban ki-moon to keep israel off the list. >> there is really no explanation for it, other than it's a political decision. the overwhelming documentation really should trigger a listing. >> reporter: so did ban ki-moon dowbow to political pressure. >> member states have never been shy in expressing their opinion to the second general but what should be in or out of the report. whether it's this report, this year or in the previous years ultimate ilyultimately it's the secretary general's report. he stands by it. >> reporter: you just need to read this full report to see the obvious contributions. the report says the number of palestinian school children killed in 2014 was the third highest anywhere the world. it says the number of schools damaged or destroyed was the highest anywhere in 2014. and then you look at the an he can, the list that is supposed today summarize it all listing among other things parties and states that kill or maim
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children or engage in attacks on schools, and israel's name is not there. james bays, al jazerra, at the united nations. still ahead turkey's leaders try to form a new government as the kurds revel in their new-found representation in parliament. plus digital lie libraries are pops up in nigeria yakker we'll show you how they work without the internet.
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♪ ♪ hello again thanks for joining us on al jazerra. here are our top stories iraqi
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forces backed by u.s.-led coalition air strikes have opened supply lines to the town of beiji and the nearby oil refinery it comes as barack obama has admitted the u.s. has no complete strategy against the group in iraq. the u.n. has left israel and hamas off a report on countries and armed groups that violate children's rights in conflict. more than 500 palestinian children were killed in israel's aerial bombardment on gaza last year. the number of people who have died from middle east respiratory syndrome or mers in south korea has reached seven. more than 2,000 people have been quarantined. turkey's president erdogan and prime minister are expectedded to meet later on tuesday after their party lost its parliamentary majority. the a.k.p. party won 41% of the vote in sunday's election, not enough to go alone but in the dominant kudish southeast kurds
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are celebrating the success of their own politicians bernard smith reports. >> reporter: in turkey's largest kurdish city there are hopes that their party's entering in to parliament will be new momentum to a stalled peace process, 40 year old of fighting between the turkish state and kurtish separatists has cost 40,000 lives. >> everybody should be done to reestablish the peace process we all live you were the same flag. peace and fraternity is what turkey needs. >> translator: they should their promises for freedom of the thought and religion and justice in turkey. when people get powerful they do not keep their promises sometimes and the a.k.p. disappointed us. >> reporter: the image of h.d.p. leader is woven in carpet and handing for sale alongside other kurdish heros is an indication
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of how much hope his supporters have in this charismatic leader. he's left a pro-kurdish party in to parliament for the first time in modern turkish history. >> we have to bring peace to turkey. the second thing is we have economic problems now in turkey. and we have to solve that problem. because if you don't solve that problem, people will go in to the street again. >> reporter: minority groups and heethnic turks were persuade today throat their support behind the h.d.p. that's how it jump over the 10% threshold winning 80 parliamentary seats. to get 13% of the vote in the first attempt is remarkable. but if no government is formed, there will be fresh elections. and the h.d.p. will have to try to pull off the seam feat again. he will have to make hard to make sure kurdish representation in turkey's parliament isn't short-lived. bernard smith, al jazerra.
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the main political party have his reached an agreement on disputed issues that could lead to the drafting of a constitution, nepal will have eight federal states under the deal. a special commission will decide on the region's exact borders. the constitution was supposed to be drafted in 2010, but the process has stalled because of political divisions. european navies have rescued nearly 6,000 migrants from the mediterranean sea over the past two days. they have been taken for detention centers in italy where they face an uncertain future. we met some of them on the eye italian islands of lamb par deuce actual they arrived in the dark not knowing exactly where they were, hag erred tired and hungry. and very relieved they left war behind them. we came back a few days later
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check on them and see how they are settling and see whether they are still here or some have moved on. many of the women who were a few days ago have already been relocate today sicily to another center. she hope today join them soon. it's over, she says, thanking god. >> translator: in the sea i was really tired. the water was coming in and the boat was rocking. >> translator: i kept my eyes closed the whole time. i had a headache. and i was dizzy. >> reporter: they had been strand odd a rubber dinghy for 20 hours, they were terrified and disoriented when the rescuers found them. in the men's quarter we meet these men. he has been smiling ever since
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he saw the italian comes to his rescue. at the time he said he would celebrate drinking 10 pepsis. >> i shall have a pepsi. >> reporter: he didn't. but is happy anyway. they were very scared in libya. they were forced to drink fuel and sometimes had food once every three days. he shows us the marks on his bad. he was repeatedly beaten with an electrical rod by the smugglers during his transit through libya. his friend has marks on his stomach. burns by the guard at the libyan detention center. aid workers say they have seen several similar cases. and he says he did not have a shower for 40 40 days, soon they will move again. but he wants to stay in italy
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in rome. >> translator: i still don't know what freedom means exactly i have to discover it. i need to learn the language, the laws of the country. it's traditions and how to treat people. how to respect them. and how to be respected. >> reporter: he left his wife and two children behind. he hopes to bring them over soon soon. by plane not across the sea. ♪ >> reporter: fate brought these young men together. their dramatic ordeal created a bond they say can never be broken. one that gives them strength to face the uncertainties of the future. al jazerra lampedusa. a u.s. police officer who was filmed shooting a black man in the back eight times as he ran away has been charged with murder. a grandeurs any south carolina indicted him for the death of
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walter scott in april. scott was killed after being stopped because one of his car taillights was broken. if convicted. he could face a sentence between 30 years and life in prison without the possibility of parole. a ramshackle collection of huts and squatter houses has become the center of a battle in hong kong. internationally recognized ace cultural site at risk of being demolished. we have more. >> reporter: from a far this collection of tin-roofed houses seems unremarkable. you have to walk around its winding lanes to understand the area's unique history. just and any of the sharp keepers at the local market like this one who has lived above his family's store for decades. >> when i moved there there were dairy farms nearby in the mid of the night we would sneak across and milk the cows so we would have milk to treat. >> reporter: this was the site of con hong's first dairy farm
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which employ thousands until it was shutdown 30 years ago. >> the market was already in place in 1868. some people are saying it may have been there in 1700s 1700s 1700s. the people that lived here farmed or raised cattle. he still lives in a home divided among his brothers, he's part of the damn pain group which managed to get the vellum on the internationally acclaimed world monument watch list as i threatened cultural heritage site alongside placed like venice. a high density apartment complex has taken over the pastures where cows once grazed. here a 45 street meter apartment goes for about a million dollars. fewer than 3,000 people live in the village and many feel its days of numbers. >> many lands developers are targeting until spot of land. physical they actually, you know remove the village for them it will be a golden
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opportunity. >> reporter: the government bureau responsible for land development has acknowledged the village's cultural school. but currently has no legislation that could save it. >> disappointing at the moment. we only preserve individual buildings. not an area, not a zone. and therefore it is important for us to revisit the existing policy to introduce the concept of a special protected area. >> reporter: is this the only sir strivingville nipping hong kong with its ching dynasty pattern. in a sense it is these narrow alleyways that are protecting the village. part of the lands is owned by developers, but instruction is almost impossible as there is no way for vehicles to get through. but the conservation group says the government has already approved planning documents. and the towering buildings are a constants reminder that development may not be far away. al jazerra, hong kong.
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monsoons have finally ended india's deadly heat wave. parts of the south have been hit by heavy rain in the past 24 hours, the high temperatures lasted throughout may, more than 2,000 people were killed because of the heat. digital libraryies in nigeria are helping students to learn what is special is this don't even require an internet connection. we report in central nigeria. >> reporter: the internet connection at the university is down but he is not bothered. he is a law student and comes here to do research using something called the e began are you. it's a digital like prayer that i doesn't require an internet connection it stores documents and books on a subdescribers own computer. >> it i was me type date information unlike the normal
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library whereby you go and read textbooks sometimes which are actually out died tated in the the e library it gives me the opportunity to not only access eye ohio prairies in nigeria but also others. the idea began here in nigeria. an american nonprofit organization called wide net garthers and scores millions of books and other educational materials that can can be accessed off line and at little or no cost. the resources like the e granary are helping institutions with no access to the internet. it's providing up to date material especially for developing countries. where funding for education is falling behind. now students like these can look at millions of books and other research materials off line. access to e-resources is improving learning for students and teachers alike.
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>> lecturers use to update themselves writing in journals, projects sometimes we read on the screen, sometimes we save some of of the pages and print them for later use. >> reporter: still traditional libraries remain relevant. and this isn't changing any time soon. >> there are some categories of scholars that really are not too comfortable or they are not technologically savvy for them there would rather flip through the pages and then they feel much poor comfortable. >> reporter: the founders of e-granary had poor developmenting nations in mind where internet access can be a challenge. now from desktops the library wants to expand it's services to easy to carry memory sticks that can be pluged in to a computer. something that is bound to only increase e-granaries popularity. popp mo rammohamed is red nigeria.
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