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>> the u.s. beefs up fight against i.s.i.l. in iraq. 450 trainers will be sent to anbar province. i'm darren jordan in doha with our top stories. the worry about mers virus south korea cuts the key interest rate. deal for debt crisis should be viable for both his country and europe. plus we meet a u.s. rancher near the u.s. mexico border who takes it into his own hands to
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stop where migrants. the speaker of the iraqi parliament says the u.s. decision to deploy hundreds of advisor is is part of an iraqi plan to boost sunni volunteers. confronting new ways to confront i.s.i.l, with deputy secretary of state anthony blinken to boost the advisors already in iraq they will be placed in a province under iraqi control. when i.s.i.l. captured mosul, a year later it may have lost the support of many sunni arabs because of its brutality and hard line interpretation of islam. zeina khodr reports. >> part of the so-called
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awakening councils but last year when islamic state of iraq and the levant arrived in their city they didn't have the arms to fight back. they were forced to leave and are now displaced and jobless. they blame the government for not formally integrating them into the security forces and providing them with the arms needed to prevent i.s.i.l.'s takeover of hoatia. >> there were sleeper cells waiting for is right time to emerge so when i.s.i.l. came here five or 6,000 6,000 joined the group. locked up in jails and opposed the government. >> he hides his identity because his daughters are still in hoatia. he is a man who couldn't accept i.s.i.l.'s brutality but against the government which is no different than hoatia's new rulers. >> in the beginning people are happy to be liberated from the
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iraqi authority. the army under maliki used to treat us all like terrorists. there are no gunmen, no militia it is no different than i.s.i.l. >> a year before this district in kirkuk, many people were killed and arrested by the army like many predominantly sunni towns there were months of protests. accusing the government of neglect and pursuing a sectarian agenda. i.s.i.l. was able to exploit what many said were overwhelming demands. >> fought both the iraqi government and u.s. forces when they were in the country. for sometime the sahwa were able to secure sunni areas. these men are asking for arms to
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recapture their district but arms pay not be enough to secure peace. inability to bring the sunni community to its side. zeina khodr, al jazeera iraq. mers virus, more than 2400 schools have closed because of the far nine people have died because of the virus across south korea. alice hunt joins us live from the philippines capital manila. allison hunter, we understand assessment teamworking in south korea, what have they found about the virus and why it's spreading so quickly? >> good morning. yes, we do have a team in south korea at the moment who have been invited to do a joint mission with the republic of
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korea government. in fact at the moment the review is ongoing. the team are assessing with the government with other experts and officials what the situation is. we have already given some initial recommendations in terms of tightening up, strengthening infection control measures in health facilities hospitals and clinics. but a lot of work is being done and a full list of recommendations will be shared with the government at the end of the week. >> and what sort of control measures that is korean government put in place? and are these robust enough to stop the disease spreading, do you think? >> yes since the beginning of the outbreak, the government has done contact tracing which is incredibly important to trace the contacts and have anyone who has come in contact with a mers case in ietion isolation that can
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be a self isolation at home or if the person is ill in a clinic. that is very important. getting the message out to the public if they do feel ill if they do have any symptoms of mers which would be fever sneezing coughing, they need to take action to get in touch with health authorities and to isolate themselves as much as possible until it's checked whether they're positive for virus. >> and what can ordinary people do to protect themselves? the w.h.o. recommends what they call effective respiratory hygiene but what does that really mean? >> what that really means is if you're -- what all of us should be following for any cold or infection or flu that basically if you are sneezing if you are coughing that you cover your mouth or your nose with a clean tissue if possible. hand-washing is the most important thing and also apart
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from respiratory hygiene, if you are in contact with animals with other -- with anyone that you may have suspected, that you obviously wash your hands. >> okay. >> but on top of that if you have any of the symptoms you call and there's a hot line that can be called or you get in touch with the authorities. >> let me get a final thought from you allison. some countries in the region have advised defense traveling to south korea. is there a worry the disease will quickly cross borders and have a much wider international impact? >> no. the w.h.o. does not recommend any sort of travel ban at this time. we do expect that we will occasionally have a case of mers exported from the middle east, where this is circulating. but countries can be on alert can put in surveillance measures so that we can stop any outbreak. we know we can stop outbreaks. we have stopped all previous
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infection outbreaks through good health measures. >> thank you very much for your time. south south. south korea's central bank has cut the interest rate,. and the greek prime minister has announced a new initiative to strike a accident deal with his creditors. creditors want more economic reform from greece before it releases $8 billion they owe athens by the end of the month. >> we decided to bridge the difference in the coming period. i believe the europe's political leadership we must offer a viable alternative to greece
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with a sustainable debt with the prospect of security and stability not only for greece but also for europe. >> and credit rating agencies standard & poor's has down graded greece's credit rating one notch further into junk territory. if it can't strike a deal with its creditors in one year, s&p says it's given higher priority than repaying on time. biggest step taken by the vatican to hold the bishops accountable. you diane eastabrook has this report . >> these are photos of us at the age we were when the priest sexually violated us. >> barbara blayne points out members of her be network who
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suffer from sexual abuse at the hands of priests. she was one of those kids. blayne says if the vatican is serious about rooting out the priests, they don't need a special tribunal. >> we know pope francis has complete authority to take whatever action he wants. if he wanted to he could have sacked any bishop at any time. and he is the boss. >> bowing to criticism from victims and advocacy groups the vatican says its new tribunal will examine cases and deal with bishops negligent in handling abuse in their districts. resources from outside the vatican as well. he should open up the files and turn over all information that he has about sex crimes to police and prosecutors.
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there shouldn't be investigations within the church. we're talking about criminal action here. >> reporter: the pope answer answer actions -- the pope's action he come more than a year, requiring rules thousands of pages of secret documents alleging abuse by dozens of priests against 350 children dating back to the 1950s. it's paid out more than $130 million to settle claims by abuse victims. the most recent coming a month ago for more than $1.2 million. blayne says her organization gets more than 6,000 calms a year from victims in nearly 80 countries. while she's skeptical about the try boounl she hopes it willtribunal
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she's hopefully it would do some good. >> it's nice if someone would hold them accountable. >> diane eastabrook, al jazeera. western city of sirte fighters link to i.s.i.l. are consolidating their control. talks have wrapped up with no agreement between the two arrival governments of libya. begun to fight i.s.i.l. along the syrian lebanon border. hezbollah has also lost men. hudges of syrians from raqqa province even he though they've safely made it to turkey, most of these people have nowhere to go. refugee camps are already overstretched. still to come on the
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program, guatemala's president faces a corruption probe. plus from slippers slippers slippers detectives decorated with indictments. ndictments. with diamonds.
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>> welcome back. a quick reminder of the headlines here on al jazeera. the u.s. has announced at the time send more advisors to iraq to help inform the fighters against i.s.i.l.
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south korea has confirmed 14 more cases to the mers virus taking the total number of cases to 122. the middle east respiratory syndrome has killed 13. be myanmar be be opposition leader aung san suu kyi has reached out to the west. 8thadrian brown is here. adrian what is the thinking behind the trip? >> darren, it's curious isn't it, china for so long provided military and financial support to the government that kept aung
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san suu kyi under house arrest for years. why has the chinese government invited aung san suu kyi here? they are sending a strong message and it's this: aung san suu kyi could have a major say in who so become the next leader of myanmar. now myanmar and china in the past have enjoyed very, very close relations. touring the dark days, china was about the only friend had a myanmar had. in 2011 the government in myanmar cancelled a dam projects built with chinese money. that caused a lot of anger and embarrassment here in beijing. but there was a conflict inside
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the be be border of myanmar and ethnic leaders a bomb was dropped killing some five chinese citizens, so awngs aung san suu kyi is here trying to mend fences because china is a very important trading partner of myanmar. >> elections are to be held in moimple in november. what does this mean politically myanmar in november. what does this mean politically for aung san suu kyi? >> they are setting the stage now for potentially the league being in a much more powerful position than it is now. so i think it's hedging and that's why it's invited aung san suu kyi here. it's interesting, this is basically a party to party
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visit. aung san suu kyi is here as leader of the national party for democracy, this is not a state visit, we will have no access to talk to her during her visit in the country. she's here for five days but there will be no media conference no access, that's a view of the sensitivity of the visit, because aung san suu kyi represents everything the regime here, this government in a sense represents everything that aung san suu kyi has railed against in the past. restrictions on democracy restriction on you know freedom of speech. >> adrian thank you. be. land owners on the u.s. mexico borders are taking matters into their own hands for stopping undocumented people to cross over into america. even electrified fences.
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heidi zhou-castro reports. >> when brooks county mike vickers sees himself as part of solution. >> they are going so get over the first one and into the second one. >> reporter: his ranch is prime real estate for those trying to avoid border patrol. that's because it sits just north to one of the busiest checkpoints in the country. when we visited him last year vickers was saying he was seeing dozens of people crossing his property each day. now he says it's down by half. not all of them are here looking for work. >> they put criminals on my property which i do not like, myself and my family are being confronted by these criminals. >> i understand if it's a gang member but what if the next person to be shocked is a mother or young child?
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>> i'm going to tell you right now that probably is not going to happen. they're going to zig under. it takes a lot of energy to be able to climb over this high fence. >> reporter: do you take any pleasure when you see somebody shocked by your fence? >> well -- um -- i have to say i do. >> it is an unknown what killed this woman found next to vickers fence about two years ago. vickers believes she decide on exhaustion. sheriff's office here says they'll likely never know for sure. the fence is just part of vickers efforts to stop immigrants from coming through. he leads what he calls operations with like minded friends across the state. complete with camouflage and thermal imaging equipment looking for people as they cross. you have been called in the past
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human hunter, what do you think of that? >> i think there's a little bit of truth to that. when we suspect people on our property we'll call law enforcement to apprehend them. >> just across the property we see three young men trying to make their way north. the type vickers wants to keep out. but instead of running running from us, three walk towards us they are saying they have been here for two days, are not criminals but just here for a better life. another life saved from the desert. >> i feel what they're doing is wrong. it's a huge detriment to our country. it's a huge expense to that taxpayers will take care of them when they get in. we can't take care of the whole
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world. >> heidi zhou-castro, al jazeera, brooks county, fex. officials are in thailand to see what they are doing for their fishing industry,. >> being on dry land is not what wen chi is used to. before being rescued in march he had been at sea for 18 years effectively a slave what they caught would be collected at sea by bigger vessels and taken on the two week trip back to thailand. be chicago never went with it. the only moments he got on shore, two days everythree months on a remote indonesian island, his pay about $300 a year. >> i was a slave. i was forced to work.
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i was told to do this, and do that. i'd never been at sea before. i didn't know how to fish. >> a thai charity the labor rights protection network rescued 68 men in march. but illegal fishing is not just about the abuse of workers according to monitors with the european union, serious shortcomings meaning serious overfishing as well. thailand was given a chance to turn things around or suffer a ban. >> whether a particular catch is legal, thailand seafood exports are worth about $8 billion a year about $1 billion is sold to europe. losing that market would hurt. to try to prove it's taking the
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warning seriously thailand's military government is putting its name behind a toughened be penalties for those caught with workers or fish they shouldn't have. >> the government is sincere about solving this problem. that's why the navy is here. if the european union isn't satisfied by october we'll keep running this operation until it is. >> but not all are convinced. >> thought doing enough. what they are doing is just their public relations. >> making sure their works are public and genuine. fishing is all he now knows. he wants to go back on a boat but not as a slave and not part of a dark industry illegally plun derg theplundering the sea.
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>> otto perez could lose his immunity from prosecution. richard thompson reports. >> for weeks they have been gathering in the heart of guatemala's capital. their numbers increasing, their calls growing louder. >> what we all swant for presidentwant is for thepresident to goal and he faces prosecution for stealing from the people. we want him to lose his immunity. >> with the supreme court announcing that otto perez will be investigated for crimes. roxa nfergnaroxan nfera baldetti resigned.
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his personal secretary was arrested. >> translator: this is my request. it is important this is made clear. it is not what is asked for but i'm accepting this and making the changes that i think is appropriate. of course we have made enough efforts to move forward and continue fight being to serve the people of guatemala. >> now he will be the focus of further investigation and while perez isn't accused of anything the decision will be seen as a small victory for anti-corruption movement. with presidential elections during september protesters are calling for urgent political reform. hoping their requests will be answered. >> now more than 200 pair of shoes have gone on display rat the victoria and albert museum
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in london. tracing 2,000 years of where history of footwear. jessica baldwin has more. >> extremes of footwear from and the globe. first century egyptian gold leaf sandal kicks off the time line. there's plenty of gold. >> shoes seem to have been part of our obsession for 2,000 years at least. shoes are important to show off the wearer's status, their identity. their place in society. >> this 19th century slippers worn by an indian aristocrat modern day gems, tricky to work, they have a mythics mythic quality
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not found in coats or sweaters. leave them on take them off inside and they have the ability to transform you. they can make you taller, they can make you faster and if they are really uncomfortable they can make you sadder. prostitutes wore 20 centimeter heels, they needed attendants to walk the streets. feet bound to unimaginable shapes and sizes. the intricate standards for making shoes changing with 3d printed shoes and a
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cantilevers, shoe. jessica baldwin, al jazeera london. >> and a quick reminder, you can keep up to date with all the news on our website all the latest on u.s. efforts to beef up its fight against i.s.i.l. in iraq. the address that's . exposes the warning many parents feel forced to give your kids. be your best behavior may not be good enough. >> watch out, because i would be looked at in a certain way. i haven't really caught onto that until this year when i was actually stopped by a police officer. >> "america tonight's" shoig on sarah hoye on black kids their parents