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pact on the conventional wisdom that goes where nobody else goes... >> my name is imran garda i am the host of third rail and you can find it on al jazeera america >> welcome to the news our. i'm live from our headquarters in doha. good to have you with us. coming up in the next 60 minutes, a manhunt on the way for a gunman who killed nine people at a south carolina church. >> each displaced person is a tragic story. >> 60 million people displaced by war and persecution. the u.n. doesn't expect things to get any better. >> a call for action, pope francis pushes for a cultural
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revolution to save the planet. >> i'm in canada's oil patch alberta, looking at how low oil prices are affecting a place that's become rear reliant on the price of a barrel of oil. >> we start with the u.s. where detectives are treating the shooting of nine people in a church as a hate crime. they are hunting for a white gunman after the attack at a historic church for black worshipers in charleston in south carolina. erika wood has more. >> people were holding a nighttime prayer meeting in the emanuel african methodist episcopal church when police say a gunman opened fire. >> we are looking for a white male, 21 years old sandy blonde hair. he obviously is extremely dangerous. >> police have released these
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photos of the suspect. they say he'd been in the church for about an hour with the worshipers before he started shooting. it's a historic black church in downtown charleston. police, the mayor and church elders have no doubt with the motive. >> i do believe this is a hate crime. >> the only reason someone could walk into church and shoot people operating is out of hate. the only reason. >> gun violence has to stop. >> people voiced anger about what appears to be another attack on the united states black community. >> people are scared to talk about the real issue which is race. >> yes. >> that's what we duck around from. we don't want to talk about these issues. they're here in our community. peoplelike other people simply because of the color of their skin and that's bad. >> there's been a string of racial violence including a video last week showing police brutality at a pool party.
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community leaders in charleston have stressed this must be a time to unite. >> we stand in solidarity and lift prayers to the families who lost loved ones. >> jeb bush who started his presidential campaign earlier this week was due to appear in charleston on thursday but canceled because of the shooting. on twitter, he said our thoughts and prayers are with the individuals and families affected by the tragic events in charleston. democratic presidential hopeful hillary clinton also tweeted heartbreaking news from charleston. my thoughts and prayers are with you all. >> while people gather on the streets in solidarity for the victims and to voice anger at the crime police admit they have no idea where the killer is. local, state and federal resources, including the f.b.i. have been called in to help in the manhunt. >> al jazeera. >> we are joined live from
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washington, d.c. by alan. are we hearing more about the victims and how the community is coping with this tragedy? >> it appears that at least three survivors and one said she was left alive because the gunman wanted her to tell the story of exactly what happened. of the nine dead, the six are female, three male. they were in the prayer meeting and the white youth who is believed to be responsible for this shooting was sitting there for about an hour or so, as well. people can just warned into these prayer meetings, to the bible study classes. he sat police believe for about an hour before he stood up and started firing. there will be questions about what he was exposed to, what he believed, where he was getting information, and exactly his motivations behind this. just in the last hour or so,
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we've heard shots were fired at a church in memphis during choir practice. police are now on scene there taking reports. it would seem to suggest that the shooting was last night. obviously, there they are several states apart. police will look for a link between these two incidents. >> we heard people talking about hate crime, talking about racial violence. there has been a lot of increasing debate in the u.s. about these issues. just put this into context for us. >> the fact that the these said quickly that this was a height crime will go some way to easing the concern of the local community. the reality is that the local community doesn't believe that enough is being done to protect them either from the police or from people who would seek to do this sort of thing. they believe it's part of a wider debate about race that has to be held in america, just
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earlier this year, we were marking the 50th anniversary of the marsh in selma, how important that was for civil rights. there are many people there who believe the civil rights question hasn't advanced greatly and therefore there is time for america to confront the real estate of what is happening in black communities. of course, this could just be an isolated incident. this could be just one person, there could be other molt i haves for this which aren't yet clear. to dry to draw something from this one incident and make it relevant to the whole of the united states would be premature. we've got to wait to find out who he was his motivations and then perhaps there is room for a bigger debate, but that will have to happen at some point. >> thank you for this, updating us from washington d.c. there. >> new evidence has emerged of chlorine gas attacks in syria. it's come from doctors who work there and have been testifying before the u.s. congress, saying bashar al assad's government is carrying out the attacks with
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devastating consequences. kimberly reports from washington d.c. >> they came at the invitation of the republican led house foreign relations commite to share accounts of gas attacks. >> we have documented 31 attacks this year using poisonous attacks in the province. more than 380 syrian civilians were injured by it. ten of them dialed of suffocation. >> providing additional video evidence the doctors told lawmakers the attacks intensified 10 days after a u.n. security council resolution condemn would the weaponnization of chlorine and threatened military action if the resolution was breached. >> i'm a doctor, and i'm very familiar with death but i have never seen a more obscene way to
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kill children. i've never watched so many suffer in such an obscene manager. the doctors say only the syrian government have access to the helicopters responsible for dropping the barrels on to areas it believes are supportive of the syrian opposition. bashar al assad has always maintained his government is not behind the chlorine gas attacks. last month in a u.s. t.v. network interview he argued that chlorine is widely available and weaponized in the past by other groups. >> including islamic state of iraq and the levant, or isil. secretary of state john kerry said the united states believes assad is behind the attacks and working to held him responsible. doctors and activists of pressuring j lawmakers to push obama into targeted military action to pressure political dialogue that would lead to the creation of a no fly zone to
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stop the bombs from dropping. >> these weapons take dozens of innocent lives every day. >> they say without an immediate u.s. led international effort, there's little hope for civilian safety. al jazeera washington. >> almost 60 million people worldwide were displaced by war and persecution at the end of last year, the highest number ever recorded. that's according to the u.n. refugee agency. 8.3 million people had to flee in 2014 alone. 42 and a half thousand people abandoning their homes every day. worldwide, one in 22 is a refugee, internally displaced or seeking asylum.
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turkey now hosts just under 1.6 million refugees. that's 11% of the world's additional placed people. that's more than any other country in the world since the fighting began in syria in 2011. nearly three point 9 million people have been forced out of syria. >> ngo's we do no longer have the capacity and resource to say respond to such a dramatic increase in humanitarian needs in the world. countries are showing an norm owls solidarity with the people fleeing and they need, they need financial support because they are having a dramatic impact in their economies and their societies that. >> secretary general of the norwegian council joins us on skype. good to have you on the program. these are staggering physician
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60 million people displaced world wild last year and much of the blame lies on the syrian conflict. >> indeed. it is in syria a displacement crisis like the one when india was broken up into india and pakistan in 1947. these are enormous consequences. our generation has a unique challenge here and we're not meeting that challenge with the resources and the political and diplomatic joint effort as we should. >> indeed. you have said that too many of the world's richest countries are ignoring their global responsibilities to provide assistance, so who should be doing more and what should they be doing? >> i think everybody should be doing more. there are too few countries providing assistance to our relief and humanitarian efforts.
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it's a few western countries. it's a few -- it's a couple of gulf countries but there are 50 big economies in acr in north american, europe and elsewhere. we need to have more resources but then we also need to have much more of a political coherent effort. powers have been bringing fuels to the fire in syria iraq and other places instead of pushing the parties to the negotiating table. the conflict, the sources of displacement has as have has been attacked. >> what are the consequence for such a huge number of people driven from their homes especially since so many of them are children. >> indeed. half of the 60 million people driven from their homes now as we enter this that year are
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children. these are young people denied hope, given no hope of a better future. of course they will be angry. of course they will be feeling frustration, so a lack of help for them to get into a better future is something we may regret for decades to come. we will sew bitterness and we may reap a harvest of more instability in years to come. >> thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. >> thank you. >> coming up this news hour, yemen's capital hilt by a series of bombings as peace talks in geneva make little progress. >> representatives from north north
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korea as they face the worst drought in a century. >> joe will be here with all the details in sport. >> thailand has confirmed its first case of mers. the victim is a 75-year-old man who traveled to bangkok for medical treatment. what more do we know about this first case of mers in thailand? >> we know that he arrived on monday for treatment for this heart condition he had. he was originally going to a private hospital here in bangkok, and then when it was discovered that the public's health ministry is saying that there were two which tests to confirm. as soon as that was discovered, he was moved to another hospital specializing in this kind of
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treatment. at least 59 people have been quarantined. he traveled with three family members, but then they've also quarantined both in this hospital where he is now as well as at home people he came in contact with the three days, those he traveled with on the aircraft, those near him in the hotel, as well as taxi drivers. we don't know the names of those people he has come in contact with but they are being observed right now. >> tie land's government clearly taking this very seriously. how well set up are they to deal with something like this? >> well, officials have said that they've been keeping an eye out for people with mers, thus preventing anyone from coming into the country with the disease, from the beginning of the year, they've been monitoring 67 points of entry around thailand particularly and obviously the international airports, but they have been monitoring that. also something that was
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interesting over the last two days, social media images coming out from thai airways show how they disinfect their aircraft after a flight arrives from an area generally middle east or south korea where mers is -- has been seen. they have been pushing these images out to social media so obviously it's a big concern for the government and people of thailand. right now, this is the first case and we know that he's under observation, considered in stable condition now but obviously under a very close eye. >> scott thanks for that. >> in south korea mers killed three more people. 23 koreans have died. sources are doing all they can to halt the outbreak. the discovery of new case has raised questions about the
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government's ability to control the spread. >> a group affiliated with isil has claimed responsibility for a series of car bombings in yemen's capital. dozens were killed in the attacks that hit mosques near houthi rebel headquarters in sanna. the violence comes as delegates from the warring factions meet in geneva struggling to make progress on a peace deal. >> car bombs hit a houthi stronghold in the yemeni capital, an area on the outskirts of sanna, one of the houthi headquarters is located there. this isn't the only attack targeting the houthis since they took over sanna last year. in march, the islamic state claimed responsibility for a string of attacks targeting houthi mosques. more than 100 people were killed. these attacks come at a time when crucial talks to solve
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yemen's crisis are underway in geneva. the united nations has been urging the warring factions to agree on a humanitarian truce. each party has preconditions and there's been little or no progress. the houthis and forces loyal to former president ali abdullah saleh say the saudi-led airstrikes must stop first. the government blames the houthis for the ongoing violence, insisting they must stop shelling the cities. the saudi-led coalition say they will stop bombing the houthis and their allies once they pull out from the cities they control. in the meantime, the united nations envoy is on the offensive. he has only a few days left to salvage a deal. if yemen's rivals fail to make progress, fighting will continue
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and the humanitarian crisis will get worse with every passing day. the sanna bombings might put more pressure on the parties in geneva to solve yemen's crisis or face more instability that might play into the hands of groups like al-qaeda or the islamic state, who might take advantage of the political vacuum and expand. al jazeera, geneva. >> the catholic church in northern israeli has been damage would in a suspected arson attack. it broke out overnight. it is near the sea of gal lee. the site marks the spot where christians believe jesus performed a miracle feeding thousands of people with five loafs of bread and two fish. >> pope francis called for a change in human behavior in order to tackle climate change.
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in a papal encyclical, he calls for fossil fuels to be replaced with renewable energy and warns time is running out for humans to address global warming. he urges people of all faith to act to save the planet for future generations. let's he speak to claudia in rome for us. this is interesting. the first full encyclical written by the pope. why is it dedicated to a scientific subject rather than a religious one? >> pope francis is not even pretending that this encyclical is a scientific treatment. what he's claiming in these 184 pages is that climate change has moral and ethical consequences as it is caused mainly,
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scientists say by industrialized countries but those suffering the changes of climate change now are the poor in poor countries. he is saying the industrialized regions have a moral obligation to address the issue. this is why he says he's perfectly entitled to address the problem. >> so is there reason for the particular timing of this release? is he hoping to achieve something in particular? >> well, when it comes to the pope and the vatican nothing is coincidental. of course, the reason, we believe, it's not official, of course, it came out now is because in a couple of in three months in september the pope will be traveling to the united states and once there, he will hold a speech bolt at the united nations in new york, and at congress in washington. in both those circumstances we expect him to push both the u.n. and the american governments to
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do a lot more to tackle climate change. >> thank you for that from rome, there. >> at least five people have been killed after torrential rains in china. rescuers are searching for four people missing. thousands of homes have been evacuated. >> weather forecasters are warning heavy rain is likely to hit southern china over the next three days. >> north korea's announcement that it's facing another major drought, its worst in a century comes as a surprise. rainfall has been low resulting intensive damage to agriculture. we have this report from seoul and how serious the plight of north korea might really be. >> a rare announcement, all is not well. this government official said we are carrying out counter
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measures to prevent desertification and drought damage. despite the pictures of lakes fields full of crops and general greenery, north korea says it's facing its worst drought in more than a century. >> this is a first drought damage in my 20 years of farming experience. normally, it should be about 30 center meters high by now. as you see, it is too small to the rice planting. >> the formers plight is backed up by the danish ambassador. >> yes was in north korea a few weeks ago and i can see with my own eyes that the drought is a serious problem. fields are dammartin-en-goele out. there's definite shortage of water, so much more needs to be done from the north korean government in order to protect and help their own people from this crisis. >> he went on to say that the
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government could do more to help the wider population. about a third of the rice paddies have dried up. low snowfall and low rainfall now have added to the problems. running a charity that until 2010 it helped north koreans cultivate their land. food productions increased a lot. >> the level of the river is alarmingly low reminiscent of the 1990's drought here which is thought to have killed hundreds of thousands of people. >> the united nations says more than a third of children under
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the age of five are malnourished in north korea. international aid has fallen sharply in recent years partly because of the resistance to allow food distribution to be man ford. if the drought continues there are fears that more lives might be lost if the monsoon rains don't come soon enough. al jazeera seoul, saw the korea. >> we have got a change in the forecast for rain. it's not going to be enough. a cloud making its way across, a little more easing up across a good part of northeastern china. we are going to see that particularly a few showers through the next couple days. it started with a low area of pressure. the weather system is making its way across north korea into the south. that is the really active one
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throwing down huge amounts of rainfall. 34 millimeters in only 24 hours. that's where the wettest weather will be through friday, further north, south korea staying dry. notice a few showers start to go push their way into the far north of north korea. these showers around the northeast of china will sink south wards pong i can't think and seoul freshening up a touch. the wettest weather yet is going to be down across southern parts of japan and moving up into the open waters. same cloud makes its way across central china. shanghai has had a 207 millimeters of rain
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coming down. >> we have this report from athens. >> wants to sending europe a message, this word boiled it down to one word, no. >> i say no to those black mailing us, no to my country sold piecemeal. i want it as it is, clean whole and with its history even if it means leaving the euro. >> what we fear is a possible retreat. we're prepared even for a breakup, not one step back. >> the two sides are entrenched, creditors demand $4 billion in additional spending cuts and taxes this year. greece is offering half that and says that's final. >> these people represent the majority view. after six years of austerity
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greeks want their sovereignty back to plan their own way out of this crisis. it is politically difficult for this government to deliver deep cuts. it's virtually impossible for its european partners to let it go its own way. >> greece is a sovereign estate. it has a government that received a mandate recently and it is this government that is responsible for deciding how it will do its taxes where it will get money. the insistence that this money must come from new cuts in pension is for us incomprehensible and now must come to a political decision. >> that charge that europe is pullinging greece makes officials furious.
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>> it is truly false to present the commission as trying to impose austerity in greece. it is wholly false. the proposals we are making are perfectly reasonable. >> earlier wednesday the greek oh central bank warned a default would lead to an uncontrollable crisis with the country leaving the euro and possibly the entire european union. austerity is a foul word to them and they won't accept more of it. >> still to come here on this news hour, what's forcing hundreds of civilians from mali to cross over new mauritania. >> new drugs could change how malaria is treated. >> chile's middle fielder makes a tearful apology after being arrested for drunk driving.
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comcast business. built for business. >> welcome back. detectives are treating the shooting of nine people in a church in the u.s. as a hate crime. they've released a picture of the man they believe shot worshipers during a bible study class in charleston, south carolina. >> the number of people displaced by war has hit a record high. almost 60 million worldwide are recorded since the end of last year. the war in syria is seen as a major factor. >> pope francis is calling for a radical change in human behavior to tackle climate change and want moss as i will fuels replaced with renewable energy.
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the catholic church is urging people of all faith to act to save the plan knelt for future generations. >> politicians in hong kong rejected a beijing backed election reform bill giving opportunity to directly elect their leader in 2017. they could choose only from candidates approved by beijing. we have this report. >> after two days of intense debate, it ended quickly. the government supporters in the legislature voted with their feet and walked out of the chamber, ensuring a comfortable majority for their opponents. the government's plans now in tatters. >> i feel disappointed that it has been vetoed. i cannot predict when hong kong's democratic development can step forward again. >> it it was a surreal moment. politicians who campaigned for
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full democracy voted down the chances for more of it. >> the opposition say the motion rejected offered hong kong fake democracy. a public vote to select its next leader with no more than they're candidates vetted by beijing. >> the community is deeply split, completely split asurrender. it's very sad. >> they will start screaming why wasn't there universal suffrage. they have only themselves to blame. >> the proposal fell well short of what the main opposition
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parties were interested to accept. beijing had already warned there would be no more political concessions. it was either this package or nothing. >> it's been a turbulent few years for hong kong, straining the complex relationship with china. there were violent confrontations with police all in the name of what they call true democracy which after today, seems further away than ever. >> even occupy for 70 days, we still can't get true suffrage. >> a war of words has left a political stalemate and a simmering anger. al jazeera, hong kong. >> voting has started in denmark's tightly contested general election. the coalition of the prime minister is neck and neck in the polls for the center right opposition.
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the economy and immigration are key election issues. the main parties want to crack down on giving unemployed immigrants access to denmark's welfare system. >> falling oil prices are having a tractic effect around the world. for drivers it means lower petrol prices, for many oil workers, it's costing their jobs. in alberta politics and businesses are bolt being hit. >> an empty factory where once dozens of workers produced components for alberta's booming oil industry. with price low almost everyone's been laid off. by june, when this final project is complete, there will be no one here at all. >> very disappointed i guess to have all of that growth chopped off just right when things were getting good. we were getting a good reputation and had a very good crew working together for years becoming very efficient. >> at the local food bank, it's
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busy. they're worried that donated supplies of groceries won't match demand, because unemployment is growing in an area that once had not enough workers. >> here, 80% to 90% of our clients have been laid off. pretty much everybody coming to us has been laid off. >> across alberta, more than 30,000 have lost jobs already more layoffs and enclosures expected even if prices continue to stabilize. part of the impact too on politics. an election in early may brought a land slide victory for the socialist new democratic party a surprise end to 44 years of conservative government in what's always been canada's most business-friendly province. >> if you look at albertas history, one thing stands out. when there have been changes in government and even when there have been periods in which there was more political unrest with say the rise of an opposition
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party, those periods do tend to correlate with economic hard times and an alberta that usually means low oil prices. >> oil is more than an economic mainstay. through boon and bust, it's part of albertas heritage, commemorated at the site of the very first strike. >> in the town at the heart of that historic industry, there's concern about a declining economy and hope to oil prices will rise again and good times return as before. >> we are seeing businesses close, layoffs happen. we know that once again this will change. it's just a matter of timing. >> low prices don't stop or slow the extraction of oil whether it's the tar sands of the north or conventional wells. companies produce more to keep cash flow up. canada's reliance, some say over
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reliance isn't going to change soon. >> the u.n. says it doesn't have the exhibits to effectively carry out its peacekeeping mission in mali. the force is regularly targeted by separatist rebels and al-qaeda fighters in the north. violence is forcing hundred to say cross into mauritania. >> life in the camp is precarious, but the severity of the elements here is nothing compared to the dangers that drove these people from their homes. >> men came and began to destroy our homes. they tortured us and looted our property including women's jewelry. we fled to a village that also came under attack by the army. >> most of the new arrivals are nomads that represent a sizeable tribal component within mali. their lives have been threatened since the emergence as a new
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al-qaeda group. the group that never clearly stated objectives, but target the army and raised the al-qaeda flag. the sell injuries take revenge. >> we're poor people who have never done any harm to the government, but the army attacked our homes abducted our men and forced us to pay ransoms. they accuse us of ties with al-qaeda. that's not true. some areas were attacked, but we don't have any links with them. >> the impact on those attacks can be seen here on the mauritaniaen side of the border. >> you can see the latest rivals hosted here in this makeshift camp pending final registration. some came only two days ago and still speak of continuion acts of aggression and arrest by the mali army. >> the u.n. said a new wave has
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joined the camp. >> during the last two months, we have received small groups of refugees who came fleeing the conflict. we now have 107 families. we do our best to provide food, water and health services. we call on the world to support this effort. >> the refugees complain of serious shortages of food and medical services. they say that entire months passed without distribution of reactions by relieve agencies. as a peaceful resolution to the conflict is being promised by leaders, these people see so far only more difficulties in their life here. >> researchers in scotland have discovered a new anti malaria compound they say could treat the infection with a single dose. it will cost as little as one dollar. the compound works in a different way targeting the
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parasite at a number of different stages in its life cycle. researchers hope to begin human trials next year. this is great news, isn't it? tell us more about this compound and how is it different to other malaria drugs. >> thanks very much for the opportunity to talk to you. this work was carried out at the university of dundee in collaboration with organization medicine malaria venture and their collaborators. what we have discovered is a compound that has the potential to treat malaria. we're very excited about this compound. it has a number of properties, it has the potential to have a single dose treatment for malaria.
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it has the potential to shop people getting malaria in the first place and has the potential to stop the spread of malaria. if the compound goes through all the chemical trials, it would be given in combination with another compound, another anti malarial compound to protect it against resistance. >> it's got a little way to go yet before it's available. >> the compound -- >> sorry to interrupt you. i was wondering when it will be available. >> so if -- at the moment, it's going through what's called preclinical development and so which is to scaling up and safety studies. if it's successful through these further safety studies it would hopefully go into human clinical trials in about 12 months and the trial process will take
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about five to six years if it's successful. >> so a single dose, and it could cost less than a dollar. that's going to have quite an impact on a disease which kills what hundreds of thousands of people every year? >> yes malaria is a terrible disease. each year, there are about 200 million clinical cases of malaria and over .500 thousand people die of malaria most of whom are children and pregnant women in sub sahara africa. if our compound does successfully get through and the clinical trials process, we hope it would have a big impact in helping to save lives. >> i hope it does get through it's great to do a positive story about malaria for once. thank you very much indeed for speaking with us, live from dundee there. >> still to come here on al jazeera, no longer a male domain, but not everyone is
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happy about the rise of women in the gaming industry. >> it's better known for its baseball than football, but we'll head to venezuela to tell you why fans embracing a new sport.
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>> only on al jazeera america. >> welcome back. now in india the-year-old government of the prime minister is suffering from his first scandal over ethics. the foreign minister is accused of abusing her position to grant favors to disgraced former
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cricketer, living in exile after founding india's richest tradition, the premier league. >> this goes back all the way to 2010 when the head of the indian premier league left india amid an allegation into widespread financial irregular hearts in the world's richest cricket league. going to 2014 without an indian passport, he required clearances to be able to travel from london to fort gal. he did so with the signing off of india's foreign minister and there in lice the crux of this controversy, that the spread of the party involving the chief minister as well as parliament. the significance of this is not lost described as one of the first scandal tolls hit the
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b.j.p. party and keeping in mind that this is a party that came to power last year promising cleaner government, promising no construction. now the opposition parties are saying doesn't seem that there's much difference in the b.g.p. government and what they have accused us of many years ago. >> let's get all the sport now. >> brazil's football captain is wait to go discovery his copa america fate after getting sent off in his team's defeat to colombia. scoring in the 36th minute to keep their hopes of reaching the quarter finals alive but finding out earlier in the day he was being investigated for fraud. frustrations boiled over when he tried to head butt colombia's goal scorer. mid fielder was sent off for the attempt. he'll miss brazil's final game monday and could sit out the
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quarter final if they get there. >> i have an issue with one of their defenders. in fact, he has an issue with me. when the game was over and i heard the whistle i kicked the ball and ended up hitting a colombian player. the defender wanted to get in trouble with me and i looked at him. i did make a mistake but it's part of the game. we lost and i believe we played badly. i didn't play well either. i acknowledge that and take full responsibility on what happened today. i don't run. now it's up to us to win the next game. >> meanwhile chile's star player will keep his place on the team despite his arrest for drink driving in the middle of the competition. he crashed his car on a day out with his wife. the two suffered injuries. he has been giving a four month driving ban. his team's coach said some public reaction has been out of proportion. he made a tearful apology after his release by police.
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>> i had two drinks and had an accident, as everyone knows and put the life of my wife and a lot of other people at risk. for that, i'm really sorry. first i want to thank everyone for supporting me. i also want to apologize to my teammates, the coaching staff leadership, the people, to the whole country. i think it's really hard for me to speak but i'm really embarrassed about what happened. all i can do is ask forgiveness feel the support from the people and show on the field that this opportunity i'm given is worth something. >> venezuela may be better known for its baseball players than football. in the copea america the team hope for a repeat victory. we look at how fans in venezuela are getting into the game. >> against all odds, venezuela
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scored a goal against colombia in its first match in the copa america. the result is greeted as a change that has been slow in the making but could soon amount to something bigger. >> venezuelan football is improving. i saw new players, new goalkeeper. >> overall the football record is dismal. it is the only country in south america not to have ever played at a world cup and yet according to the technical director of one of the countries biggest training schools there are now more kids playing football than baseball. >> football is at a breaking point, still a ways away, but having more and more players signing up is helpful. certainly the upcoming players are making huge strides. >> venezuela has traditionally
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been a baseball loving country but several small victories could be the first signs that change i guess in the air. >> it is baseball that has historically defined venezuela. just as brazilians can play soccer anywhere, venezuelans can turn any patch of grass or cement into a baseball field. the reason for this preference are so deep that to many times simply a matter of identity. >> baseball just comes easier to us. we are cribbens. we like baseball. it's just like that. we like hitting the ball hard, and sliding home. brazilians were born with a ball and we were born with a bat. >> in the country facing deep economic worlds, another unlikely victory in the copa could mean a welcome change of luck at least on the playing field. al jazeera caracas venezuela. >> spain have crashed out of the
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fifa women's world cup this time at the hands of south korea. scoring the winner in 78 minutes, it ended spain's first ever experience in women's football. >> brazil already secured first place in group b. so rested key players against cost at costa rica. >> af5-0 thumping, 34 seconds in for the second fastest goal in the history of the tournament. the strike has surely got to be a contender for goal in the tournament so far from 30 yards out. >> england progressed to the
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knockout stage. england play norway in the round of 16 on monday. sweden reached the knockout stage as one of the best third place finishes. they'll take on germany on saturday, followed by cameroon against china. host canada play switzerland on sunday defending champions japan face netherlands as they look to defend their title. >> pakistan's former cricket champion confessed to his role in the 2010 spot fixing scandal and apologized to the cricket board. if my he's also serving a five year suspension from cricket. pakistan are struggling to contain sri lanka in the first test in goal.
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the 115th j open begins on thursday at chambers bay in washington. that's the first time it's being held there. if my some of the world's best players spent tuesday getting to know the course. world number one rory mcelroy after his second u.s. open title said it will well and truly separate the men from the boys. >> this is the sort of golf corals that if you're just slightly off it will magnify that but it will reward people hitting good shots and confident under their short games are sharp. i definitely think this is the sort of golf course that you could see the guys that are really playing well and are confident with the set up and how they approach it. they could really separate themselves from the rest of the field. >> that is all the sport for now. >> thanks very much indeed for that. >> the video gaming industry is well known for its macho image
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dominated by men since it began. at women try to join in, some find themselves of the targets of sexual harassment and threats. bereport from the e3 gaming convention in los angeles. >> a quick look around the e3 international gaming expo shows how white male dominated the gaming world is. there are few women game designers and technicians in the fast growing well paid industry. >> right now, we have about 50% of game players are women, but we have only about 20% of game makers are women. >> it's an issue debated within the industry for years with little to show in the way of diversification. as more games meant to appeal to women are made, the content of games overall is slowly changing. >> the traditional image of the 15-year-old guy in his basement playing call of duty has sort of
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been with us for so long. we're a young industry, maturing and evolving quickly. for sections of the audience that's really tough to take. >> the gaming industry's gender problem was thrown into sharp relief last year when female game designers and if i am nest critics of video games were as subjected to on line harassment that included death threats. >> that episode became known at gamer gate. blogger and credit i can was harassed after writing about the depiction of women in games as sex objects and about the predominance of macho male came game characters. >> i have had death threats, rape threats, i've had my family and colleagues harassed and threatened. the intense vitriol that we see simmering up has been in part due to the fact that the game industry is changing. they are doing everything they can, including throwing these very violent aggressive temper
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tantrums to stop this change from happening. they want to stop the progress of us having conversations about representations of women, about having more people of color in games. what are these stories telling us, what messages are they sendingzl? >> cade edwards said the harassment came out of a hate group lurking in the internet's dark underbelly. dark underbelly. >> i've gone to countless women in games events in which we talk about the issues, but nothing really happens. well, this, because of gamer gate, frankly, i think we're finally going to see change happen, because i think it was the thing that broke the camel's back. people said you know what, enough of this. >> critics say the industry is changing slowly. industry officials say they are encouraging more women to work in gaming and their goal is having those who create the games better reflect those who play them. al jazeera, los angeles. >> that that's it for this news hour. i will be back straight after the break with more news for you.
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