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and china crack edward snowden files. people told to stay indoors as the flood-hit capital of georgia sees many zoo animals on the loose south africa - heads of state are gathering for the african summit in johannesburg. the official theme is women and empower. the unrest is expected to dominate the agenda. many leaders want urgent dialogue to end violence in south sudan, and call for an end to xenophobic attacks. what do we expect to happen at the summit today? >> well heads of state are
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meeting at the african union summit. it's day one of the meeting. there were smaller meetings up to this. burundi is high on the agenda. the african union wants a better grip on that situation. they want a dialogue to continue in south sudan and burundi - more so in burundi, where mediation has not led to much result, and believes that the african union should get more involved in the situation. ultimately we are looking at the theme of women in parliament and development, as well as agenda 20-63, close to the heart of the african union chair. who has been championing these causes for some time. this was meant to come up in a previous summit in january. that issue was sidelined because
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of a number of other issues. gender activists were disappointed, hoping that they'd have a better audience this time around. women want a better inclusion across the continent and the awaran chairperson wants women to be empowered in terms of financial inclusion and looking at bringing in women. >> reporter: we say that burundi is the one issue that will dominate the summit. you say the african union wants dial ag there. to what extent is the union passing the buck as far as burundi is concerned? >> well at this point the african union prior to event in burned in the last couple of months where we saw a large number of protests jacob zuma said that she had been speaking to president in burundi
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regarding a third term in offices saying indications were clear that he wanted a third term, would pursue it and would alter the constitution to allow for that. there has been dialogue but it has not changed his intentions at all. much of the responsibility has been put at the feet of the east african community in terms of dealing with the crisis. they are looking at a regional solution. they have confidence in the eac, that dialogues should continue and they have taken a step back for the time being, hoping a solution can come from the region. >> thank you, good to talk to you. ms miller in johannesburg the international criminal court asked south africa to arrest sudan's president bashir who is attending the summit. in 2009 he was the first ruling head of state to be indicted by the i.c.c. and he was accused of ordering war crimes and crimes
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against humanity in darfur conflict that killed 300,000 people. the i.c.c. suspended its investigation in december a move criticized by victims. >> al jazeera's bureau chief in southern africa and chairman of south africa - they are not going to act on the i.c.c. request, are they? >> we need to remember at the moment what has been said is the role that they play in south africa but no one confirmed that it is actually in south africa. the foreign asians department or the department of international relations or cooperations in south africa have gone under ground, have not issued a statement. we are not sure what is going on. important to note that there's a whole - there's pressure on south africa to act in this
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regard. statement in the past suggest that if they come to south africa, he will be arrested. we have seen the civil society putting pressure on jacob zuma to act if he is in south africa. >> the african union made it clear that a sitting president can't be indicted and the soviet union will fall in line. >> the comment made before after the haeds of state met in 2009 when they sought that the head of state should be indicted. south africa said that if he visits south africa, he will be arrested. we'll have to wait and see what will happen. at the moment there's no evidence that he is in south africa. what we know for sure is that the plane which carried the emblems and symbols of sudan is somewhere in south africa.
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>> i want to tap into your expertise on burundi, and pick up what i was saying earlier. we say that burundi will dominate the talks at this au summit. the au is passing the buck to the east african economic community, isn't it? >> that's what they do all the time. the buck has been passed to the east african community. they are at pains to justify what to do how to go about the situation in george burnett. importantly, the discussion is about the postponement of the elections, not the withdrawal of raining for a third term. they are not calling for the postponement, but not to run for a third term. four of the seven judges who
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endorsed the constitution that, you know will allow pierre nkurunziza to run for a third term have left the country. only three did approve the constitutional amendment to run for a third term. the east african community is discussions something relevant. burundi people are talking about him not running while the politicians are talking about the postponement of the election. >> good to talk to you, thanks for coming to the studio to walk to us. >> al-shabab fighters up launched a down attack. the attack killed seven people, including 11 people and two kenyan soldiers. let's go to catherine soi who is in the nearby town. what can you tell uts about the attack in lamu county?
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>> i have just spoken to the military spokesman who says that they are currently pursuing some of those armed men who were injured in this attack. they made a public plea for whoever sees people who are injured, or people passing through or looking for medical help, to get in touch with the milt or any other administrative block. this is a big concern. it comes on the eve of another attack last year june where there were close to 100 that died in a couple of weeks. that's why you see me here behind me honouring those that die. let me go back to this attack. what is concerning and standing out is the fact that some of those killed by kenyan soldiers were kauk cairns and these --
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caucasian, and they credit some of the attacks, and say foreigners among the government were attacking some areas. this is a concern, and something that is happening. other questions that i've been asked it where did they come from somali is about 200km - 100 or 10km from where this attack happened. where did they come from. a forest a forest in lamu county, that is where the people are said to have been hiding out. there has been an ongoing military operation. people are concerned. here is the story we did about people boning here a year after the town was attacked. >> reporter: this person started to rebuild his hotel, a year after it was burnt down by gunmen. he was in this room when woken
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by gun surveyor. -- gun fire. the town center was under attack. by dawn 50 were dead. the town was terrified. >> the gunmen could have been paid by the politicians or al-shabab. they were claiming they were fighting for the rite of muslims, whose land was taken by christian. >> reporter: before they could bury their loved ones there were more attacks. many have been hacked to death. al-shabab were blamed but local political net works were claimed. this was a guest house. many that lost their property and loved ones are yet to recover. they are waiting for compensation. >> this woman's husband was killed. he left her with nine children
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and grand children. the government gave her $900 to bury him, and she was promised more. she's still waiting. >> that would have gone a long way to raise my family. i can't take the children to school. feeding them is a problem. we live by the grace of god. >> many are frightened here. buses were mandatory and are given a mandatory escort. the government was negligent. >> the security - intelligence was there for them to act. >> reporter: gerry recently welcomed a new addition. her grandson was named after her husband, who died during the attack. the baby is a joy, but an extra mouth to feed. so behind me as you can see, people are knatherring for a
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memorial for -- gathering for a memorial. that plaque will have names of me killed in the area. the theme is interfaith coming together. cohesion. there was a lot of relingous attention. -- religious attention. many say they were taken by christians. cohesion has been a focal point. people are afraid. there has been increased security, a lot of patrols. not just people here. people from across the country. they were concerned. and they say that they know it's a fact, that there are al-shabab cells, and they are concerned by the fact that most of those carrying out the attacks were kenyans. >> thank you katherine say in
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mpeketoni in kenya israel will investigate reports that a group of its soldiers will beat up a palestinian man. details shows a soldiers swinging a rifle. more soldiers wrestled him to the ground. it happened north of ramallah on friday during a demonstration. elsewhere in ramallah a palestinian man was killed after being run over by an israeli vehicle. the driver lost control when the man threw a firebomb in that direction. u.n. secretary general secretary ban ki-moon is expected to meet leaders from gulf countries to end the crisis in yemen. houthi representatives are yet to arriving for talks due to start on monday. we have this report from saudi arabia's capital riyadh. >> saudi arabia special forces -
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these units will be deployed along the border with yemen. where coalition air strikes against the houthis continue. the oil-rich kingdom acuses the houthi rebels of destabilizing the region. saudi arabia insists the military campaign will end if the houthis pull out fro yemen's cities. >> saudi arabia when they started the strike in yemen, are in it for the long haul or term or to achieve the goals. however, achieve goals meaning more civilians and casualties. i think saudi arabia - it's a good point and result and compromise by the houthis. i think they'll jump on board. this is the man appointed by the u.n. to end the war in yemen. they want the yemenis to give diplomacy a chance.
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yemeni have a wise attitude, and we need them to come with an open mind. >> reporter: yemen's governments set conditions for the peace talks in geneva. >> translation: the houthis should pull out fro the cities and capitals and stop blocking positions and release government officials including the defence minister. >> reporter: the conditions have been rejected by the houthis, and allies of the former president ali abdullah saleh. this is were there could be more fighting where the police talks collapsed much the houthis gathered forces on the outskirts of the province an area rich in oil and gases. we know that the houthis are planning a major offensive to take over the area. there's fighting on the outskirts of the city but they will not be able to control the province. thousands fled the home.
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the lucky ones made it to neighbouring countries, many are stranded. they only hope an end to the fighting. the houthis and former president ali abdullah saleh have the upper hand on the ground. they will likely ask for political representation in exchange for a retreat from the areas of control. still to come on the al jazeera newshour we look at how i.s.i.l. is taking advantage of violence and political turmoil in libya. >> and i'm in azerbaijan where the government says there's no political prisoners much dozens of journalist human rights lawyers and activists are behind barz. >> great goals between argentina and paraguay. all the action from chile later in the hour.
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iraq's military says the fight frers the islamic state of iraq and levant have detonated three car bombs targetting an army base. it happened at a village south of fallujah. 13 soldiers are reported to have been killed including an army commander. in syria, the car bomb exploded in a mainly alawite district reportedly to go off near a school. activists say that 25 people were injured there. meeble kurdish fighters vouched fighters in the border town. which is strategically important. it's along the only route linking the boarder with the stronghold of raqqa. hundreds gathered at the turkish border to escape the fighting between i.s.i.l., more than 13,000 crossed the border into
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turkey in the past few weeks. they are giving shelter to 1.8 million refugees. almost 350,000 syrians are living in cams in turkey. others are struggling to survive on their own. al jazeera's bernard smith has been to a town with the highest concentration of syrians in turkey. >> reporter: this person's juice store is one of the latest syrian-owned business to open in a turkish town. most of the customers are syrians. this person is catching up with his family before going back to his new job designing stationary. this person is taking a break from a turkish language course. the turkish government defines the syrians as guests rather than refugees, they are expected to eventually go home. but learning turkish is one example of how syrians put down
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roots here. >> translation: as long as there's no international way to remove i.s.i.l. despite the hundreds of thousands of people and barrel bombs, we can't go back. we have big hopes to go back. the facts show we caned. >> there are half a million syrians in the frov jips. all are escaping the war back home. >> translation: we are a 5-member family. i had a new baby for any family the situation was hard because of a lack of work. i don't think leaving turkey to go to europe and waiting for a chance to go back to syria. syrians know that they are here for the long haul. >> translation: of course we had to set up business to lie and adapt to turkish life. if you don't work you can't
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leave. we all know the situation is syria, we don't know when we'll come back. >> reporter: turkey hosts half of the syrians that have fled. turkey has been supporting the syrians, and only expected the revolt against bashar al-assad to take a few months not years. the ethnic make up of towns on this side of the border is changing - perhaps for the long term i.s.i.l.-aligned fighters are being pushed back in the eastern libyan city of determina. a group of fighters calling itself the shura council says it will not allow i.s.i.l. to take route there. >> reporter: skirmishes occurred for days in this city they have made gains and pushed back i.s.i.l. from mosques and hotels. they belong to a coalition of
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militias calling themselves a shura council. people are afraid and put up roadblocks to stop advances. more than a dozen have been injured in the fighting. it theired up when the shura council declared war on the fighters what the down described as criminal. >> for months i.s.i.l. has bolstered presence. videos were uploaded of christians being beheaded. in central cert groups are trying to take control from libyan dawn fighters, who backed the government. valtteri filppula said it carried out a suicide attack on a checkpoint. the shura council is not a new body, it's been battling forces loyal to the general, considered
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the military chief of a government. hard line groups are part of the coalition. one is led by a former inmate of guantanamo bay considered to be close. another controversial group is the martyrs' brigade. with no central government in cruel of libya powerful groups entered areas. representatives met in morocco, and considered a unity plan. with one side seeing the general, saying he must go, and other trying to share power. many find is hard to imagine how they'll ever reach agreement let talk about this with the director of the southern institute based in tripoli,
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analysing libyan politics and understanding of libyan issues. what is your take of what is going on now? >> it's an interesting battle. one has to look beyond the chaos that gripped the last 12 months. it is an interesting city. it had a heavy past that has been neglected since the revolution. it has no judicial police, presence of judiciary, in the same way. and has been long on the radar of groups like i.s.i.s. and, unfortunately, at a local level has been gripped by violence since object last year where i.s.i.s. and groups in small numbers are aligned with i.s.i.s., and began an assassination attempt. since then it's been a tense war 2010 them. even though there's a larger war
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between operation down and dignity. both vowed to stop fighting each other. or the last two weeks, the last week in particular, an assassination, coordinated attempt occurred. three or four of the leaders were killed. they were led by those who thought during the revolution, and since then gripped. but it is an interesting scenario. you have the local politics over the control of city featuring the city between the st martin's brigade. operation shura and others. you have i.s.i.s. versing a coordination of governments. it epitomizes the arab spring. >> the shura council are former revolutionaries, rite? >> they are former
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revolutionaries, some have been linked to al qaeda, and linked to the al nusra front, much of the fighting is over recruitment, whether they come into africa go onwards to syria, nusra or i.s.i.s. the control is crucial for the brigade and the shura good to talk to you. many thanks for being with us in what looks like a wet and dreary london. speaking of wet - i don't know whether it's dreary or not, the south-west monsoon is leaping ahead. here to tell us more is meteorologist. >> it was a slow start. it's been pushed up in the west and in the north-east we had huge amounts of rain for two weeks. it 100mm a day. the result is not just flooding
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of villages but swollen rivers and carving away of the land mass much the rivers are disappearing and swept away. it's not just people being displaced. they are losing their livelihood. it happens every year. this is a bad year and the same familiar diagonal line which you should see is with us. typically you recall 102mm in the last two days. it eased down a little bit. it's not alone. rain has been falling elsewhere. the rains come further north. that up into gudjerat. the heat has gone. the hon soon showers are ahead. it's not just the rain sometimes it's violent, bringing a tree down. the rain itself should be where the green is shown. the black dotted line is where it is.
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it's leapt ahead. still to catch up in nepal. that is soon to come. thank you, indeed. we are approaching the midway point on the newshour. still to come - we meet tamils in sri lanka, finding it hard to rebuild their lives after decades of civil war. >> hillary clinton lays out her plans to become the next president of the united states, and it proved to be a painful game 5 for the tampa bay lightening in the stanley cup finals. raul will be here with all the details in around 20 minutes.
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hello again, this is the newshour. adrian finegan - afghan leaders are gathering with the crisis in burundi. the international criminal court called for the arrest of president basheer, who is tanning the talks. al-shabab fighters launched a dawn attack in eastern kenya. several were killed including 11 members of the armed group, and two members of the kenyan military peace talks to end the war in yemen are in doubt. all sides agreed to attend the group, but a houthi delegation has not yet boarded a plane, scheduled to take them to the talks. more on the african union summit. it's believed that one in three
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women in south africa are in an abusive relationship. the summit is trying to reduce the abuse by empowering women. >> reporter: we are going to call this woman jenny, she's been at the woman's shelter for a few days. with nowhere else to go, it's where she sought help after leaving an abusive man. >> i want to have working my own place and look after my son, and to feel like a woman again. >> reporter: she was subjected to years of physical abuse and would need years to recover. >> at this stage it's emotional. i have to do it for my son, i'm a mum. >> reporter: the shelter opened 15 years ago and taught women various skills from bad work to catering, and found work for
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4,000 of them. the center's director says women develop a sense of achievement. >> when they come to the shelter and feel welcomed and get counselling and life skills. they can take care of themselves. and job opportunities come. >> reporter: that feeling is not confined a south africa. the african union believes empowering women like these will drive the continents economic development of the members are meeting to look at ways to better support and equip african women to meet the development goals. >> reporter: south africa's women affairs says women need to be at the face of it. >> it's the issue of a mind-set. how moving towards making sure that the winners and change of attitudes, change of mind-set -
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that it is okay within the continent. the african union made intentions on helping women. there are concerns that pressing security issues will push women in parliament to the fringes of the nation's summit. medical charity doctors without borders warns that the fight against ebola is not over. there has been a spike in the number of cases in guinea and sierra leone, where curfews are in place in two districts. 11,000 people died from the disease across west africa. a 15th person died of middle eastern respiratory syndrome in south korea, and the number of patient infected rose to 145. many in a main hospital in the capital seoul. gerald tan reports. >> reporter: the samsung medical center in seoul, one of south korea's largest, busiest and most prestigious hospitals -
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it's suspended the bulk of its services after being identified as the epicentre of the spread of m.e.r.s. the middle eastern respiratory syndrome. >> translation: we will partially close the hospital to fully focus on counteracting m.e.r.s. other than emergency operations we'll restrict outpatient treatment, hospitalisation and provision. we will limit -- and operations. we will limit people coming in. >> reporter: in a stay on high alert people are taking every precaution, using hand sanitizers and face masks, some calling on divine help. >> translation: we pray for god to help with sanitation. >> while praying i asked for a quick end to m.e.r.s. >> reporter: so far the virus is confined to doctors, medical
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staff. the world health organisation says there's no suggestion that it is spreading to the wider community or is mutating to one more easily passed between people. south korea's government is keeping a close watch on all infections. >> translation: as of june 14, seven for cases occurred and the total affected and 145. >> reporter: m.e.r.s. was diagnosed in south korea a month ago, and a businessman returned from a trip to the middle east. it's the largest outbreak outside saudi arabia. where the disease was identified in people three years ago at a hospital in slovakia. it is testing a south korean man suspected of m.e.r.s. after he fell ill there. a british newspaper says that russia and china cracked top secret information from whistleblower edward snowden, forcing british spies to be recall to london. edward snowden was granted
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asylum in russia after revealing secrets from the u.s. national security agency. the sunday times said british spies could be identified. rory challands is in moscow. what do we make of this? what does the russian government make of it? >> the russian government has not said anything about this so far. they are unlikely to aside from the fact that it's a sunny sunday and most officials are out of up to. there's a number of reasons why the russians may not want to shout too loudly about this. first of all russia rarely comments on matters of intelligence. if it has access to a vast treasure trove of information as the "sunday times" article is claiming, russia will want to use it to best effect, and that is not saying what informs it has and doesn't have. secondly russia has said that
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it's hosting of edward snowden is a purely humanitarian gesture, and not to do with potential intelligence games. as dubious as that claim might seem russia will be unlikely to want to blow that story. if there is something that russia ends up saying about this, it will be along the lines of this is an attempt by the u.k. intelligence services to smear edward snowden, and deflect from the u.k. intelligence services misdeeds. given the short supply of hard information that's been in the sunday times report it should be easy for the russians to make that claim if they wish to do so rory challands in moscow a senior defense official told al jazeera that the russian
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aggression prompted the u.s. defense secretary to respond. the president plans to present n.a.t.o. with a proposal to send heavy weaponry to the baltic states. the u.n. was part of the country taking part in exercises along the coast. this shows n.a.t.o.'s determination to defend the region. >> it's all about alliance and unity, alliance solidarity and security of the baltic region the alliance came together with 14 alliance members and three partners, and a special relationship with a huge flotilla of forces at sea to conduct a full sprect rum of operations from air defense, anti-submarine and amphibious landings. it shows a strong message of resolve. >> in azerbaijan a leading critic of the government has
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been escorted out of the country by switzerland foreign minister the the activist spent months at the swiss embassy trying to avoid arrest. there's a bid to boycott a starting event because of the human right record. the european games opened. dozens of journalists and activists are reported to have been gaoled for criticizing the government here. away from the european games on the other side of baku is the detention center. many prominent critics are locked inside. this is one of them. it's here on the way to gaol. it's a famous investigative reporter. still embarrassing the president as he hosts the games, colleagues continue to research billions that the first family
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owns if assets and offshore accounts. her mother is proud of her daughter's achievements. >> translation: she loves me very much. she would not give up her fight to protect me. when i was in the prison she agreed. she said she would not give up the fight even if they threat to kill me. >> i know that. >> reporter: relations are strained over the imprisonment of 80 journalist human rights journalists. one that was spearing arrest was given refuge but now is free escorted by the swiss foreign minister here to attend the opening ceremony of the european gains. the authority resisted calls to free prisoners of conscience, by the group amnesty international.
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>> reporter: will azerbaijan release the political prisoners. >> translation: there are no political prisoners, there are people in prison for criminal offenses. courts take decisions on the cases and no sovereign state can interfere. >> reporter: european leaders stayed away in pro-test, azerbaijan is a valuable energy partner, and the european union is u.n. willing to extend their will. these leaders suggested there are other partners they can rely on a police officer in the u.s. city of cleveland who shot dead a 12-year-old black boy in november said he acted out of fear. tamir rice was shot after police responded to a 911 call. someone was waving a gun in a park. it turned out to be a replica
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weapon. there is evidence to press criminal charms against two police officers involved. the u.s. president obama called for support to provide a trade agenda. it suffered a setback after the house of representatives voted down the measure. obama wants to expand his negotiating powers to secure a trade agreement with 11 asia pacific countries. >> right now trade adjustment provide support like job training and community college. to tens of thousands of supporters who will hurt by the trade deals. the kind we are not going to repeat again. republicans and the democrats will renew the initiative. the house of representatives chose to let it expire leaving as many as 100,000 workers on their own. for the sake of those workers, families and communities, i urge the members of congress to vote
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against trade justice to reconsider and stand up for american workers. hillary clinton held her first rally to announce her run for the white house. speaking at a park in new york she called for a new era of prosperity. kimberley halkett reports. [ chanting ] . >> reporter: they gathered by the thousands on an island named after franklin roosevelt, the former u.s. president who lifted millions out of poverty after the great depression, something hillary clinton is proposing. >> prosperity can't be just for c.e.o.s and hedge fund managers. democracy can't be just for billionaires and corporations. prosperity and democracy are part of your basic bargain too. >> clinton believes the recent economic recovery in the united states will eclipse too many working in middle class america, and will build on the causes
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and programmes first championed by her husband. hillary clinton promised to reform the criminal justice system and immigration in the united states, and will fight for equal voting right and pay for men and women. first clinton needs to win the white house. there's little competition for the democratic nomination, but her republican challenger is to remind of the clinton scandals. the four americans that decide in bolivia. use of a private email, and a potential conflict of the interest involving foreign donations to bill clinton's foundation. >> there's no question that hillary will have a lot of tough stuff to deal with, and she'll
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have to persuade the american people why these things are appropriate. >> those attending are unphased by issues of impartiality. >> i think these right. that's the important thing, in this nation, and being ipp clues if and fight for everyone. client says sees a fighter. i may not be the youngest candidate in the race. it i will be the youngest woman president in the history of the united states. they are messages clinton will take on the road. she travels state to state to of iowa to meet face to face the group of fighters she'll fight for. a larging news from georgia, the country, not the united states. dangerous zoo animals escaped
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after flooding in the capital. look at this a hippo potto muss has been cornered and it escaped with lions, tigers bears and wolves after flooding damaged their enclosures. special forces have been called in. people have been warned to stay inside. there are reports five people have been killed - not by anunanimous, but rising river levels. just ahead in the sport and action packed 24 hours during the 83rd running of motor sports famous endurance race lamond.
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hello again. hundreds of tamils in sri lanka have been given back ancestral land after 25 years. the government used the area as a high security zone during the civil war. people faced numerous challenges as they try to make the area their home again. after 25 years of waiting, many are going back home. rebuild will not be easy. >> reporter: this person got ancestral land back 1.5 months ago. she and her family have to stay in a community hall until they can rebuild. >> we moved here with the children and put them in school to get the place ready to live in. it's not easy. we can't afford to hire labourers, we have to do it ourselves. >> reporter: she led us to her land through heavily overgrown vegetation. the family worked hard to clear the space.
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throughout this area, i met people clearing their land, getting ready to return. 25 years has taken its toll. this family showed me the area clogged up with roots and soil. it's something that those heading the council can help with. they say people are happy to be back after many years, but points out that much needs to be done to make resettlement possible. >> the road network is almost non-existent and overgrown. basic infrastructure like housing, sanitation, clean drinking water must be provided. the minister told al jazeera that the minister is working to improve facilities. the previous government returned some private lands after the war
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ended, but fertile locations were retained by the military for commercial use. a fact causing resentment among the tamils. for the tamils, returning home is a relief. returning home is difficult. >> barbed wire fencing marks the new boundaries of the high security zone. the new government says it's negotiating to release more land provided it is not affecting security, owners of the area will be hoping they don't have to wait longer. in the third part of or series looking at sri lanka's six years after the end of the civil war, we'll bring you a report on the tamil dominated north, on t resurgence of arts and culture in the former war zone that's tomorrow on al jazeera. >> time for sport. and here is raul. >> thank you, we'll start with
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the latest from the copa america. algeria threw away a lead. >> a year after reaching the world cup final, argentina began the copa america campaign taking on paraguay. after half an hour sergio agero showed why he was picked ahead of carlos teves and others. giving them the lead. 5 minutes later they were awarded a penalty, they were brought down by the defender. argentine captain lionel messi secured the spot kick for the 46th international goal. argentina had 75% of the possession in the first half. paraguay fought back. valde zcks made it 2-1 for the
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copa finalists. argentina's coach led paraguay four years ago. but his former team grabbed a late equalizer. lucas barios scored a 91st minute goal. finishing 2-2. not the start argentina wanted as they look to become south american champions for the first time since 1993. >> in the first half we controlled the game, we went out to look for the result, created goal situations found the goals. they changed in the second half came out hooking for the ball. in contrast with the first, we ended with a draw. no one wanted it. >> we positioned ourselves upfield and pressured them in forward areas making their way out more difficult, without spaces to play. this was a good result because we dared to come out and have forward players.
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>> the other group b match, defending champions uruguay beat jamaica. christian rodriguez got the only goal in a 1-0 win for a team missing luis suarez the star striker banned for biting at the world cup last year columbia pulled off a big upset at the women's world cup in canada beating france 2-0. the third-ranked french are bidding to seal their spot in the last 16, along with japan. they went one goal down 19 minutes into the game. in injury time columbia racked up the win. they top the table with all 14 still with a chance of qualifying. >> england beat mexico. kirby with the opening coal. karen kearney adding a second, fabio with an injury time goal.
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england up to second in the group group e, brazil joined japan in the last 16. the 2007 runners-up beat spain 1-0. spain are third in the group on goal difference with one point to the athletics, it was the worse of my career with i is how usain bolt described his performance at the diamond league. he wanted to break 20 seconds for the first time but finished in a time of 20.29 seconds, a second lower than his own record. the 6-time olympic gold medallist is hopeful he can turn thing around ahead of the world example conships in august chicago black hawk blackhawks need a win to clinch the stanley cup final. they are 3-2 up against the tampa bay lightening. tampa bay lightening lost nikita kucherov early on in game 5 missing a chance to put the home side ahead and was injured
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falling into a post. fortunately goalie ben bishop is okay after suffering a visit with his own player. the came zp evened up. they can win their first stanley cup at home since 1938. >> most guys have been there and done that. we can lean on the guys to share their experience on how you prepare before game day, morning skate in the game. that's the focus. that's what we are worried about. >> spain's escobaro playing a poll position for the motogp. the home favourite making the most of conditions smashing the fastest lap time. snapped by veronica pedrosa. stealing a first poll position. his team-mate will start second
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lorenzo in third this is the jmw motor sport 24 hour race. a ferrari went up in flames. holtenburg familiar to f1, leading with a few hours to go into the race. tennis - rafael nadal faces victor tareki in his first grass court file in four nears. -- final in fear sets. he bet gael monfils. the 8-seeded tariqee needed three to overcome his opponent cricket australia closing in on victory after three days of a second test against the windies in al jazeera america day three began with the windies batting
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in the first. despite jason holder's 63-ball 82. they were bowled out for 220. thanks to josh hazelwood's five wicket score. that lead went up to 392. australia declaring 212 for two. and the home side struggling at stumps resuming 16-2 when game 4 gets under way. the test between bangladesh and india was drawn. india bowled out the host for 2/56. the followon was enforced with so much rain it ended in a draw. >> more sport on the website. check out i'll be back with sport later. >> that's it for the newshour stay with us on al jazeera. i'll be back with more of the
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