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some of america's bravest... >> he say.. be cool... >> ...proudest moment in my life.. >> honor delayed a soledad o'brien special report only on al jazeera america ♪ >> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ hello there and welcome to this al jazeera news hour and i'm laura in doha and in the next 60 minutes a bomb and gun attack and we will be live in kabul. al jazeera journalist ahmed mansour begins a third day of detention and growing cause for his release. greece makes a last-minute offer to creditors ahead of an emergency meeting in brussels.
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and i have the sport including consecutive majors to his name and 21-year-old spieth is the youngest to win the u.s. open. ♪ we begin in kabul where the taliban attacked the afghan parliament building and taliban fighters opened fire on the building once politicians were in session and five people have died and 31 others injured and afghan police say seven attacker attackers were also killed and jennifer glasse reports from kabul. >> reporter: parliamentary session was just getting underway when this happened. there was confusion. it's just an electrical problem says the speaker. as m.p.s flee from the chamber but it was a taliban suicide bomb going off outside the gates and leaving cars in flames and
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other fighters took on positions in a building across the street firing on entrance to the parliament. police and special forces quickly arrived to remove them from the building to fight attackers as people looked on. taliban attacks are not limited to the capital. in northern afghanistan the armed group now controls two districts, outside the capitol and 40 kilometers away. thousands of taliban fighters are involved and the government has set in more than 7,000 soldiers and police. tens of thousands of civilians have been displaced and nearly two months of fighting. >> jennifer joins us with more from the afghan capitol kabul and dramatic morning there in the city there and a lot of questions will be asked about how a car bomb gets that close to the afghan parliament.
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>> that's right laura, a building and security forces there and police chief tells us car bomb went off and six others trying to get in the building and repelled by security forces and that is when the gun fight went on for a couple of hours in the center of town and today was a very important day in afghan parliament because the government was expected to introduce its nominee for defense minister and it was a well attended session of parliament and being carried live on television when the bomb went off and talking about the day's agenda when it shook and the parliament chamber filled with smoke and it happened on a busy street in kabul and it came from 31 injured and five killed. >> in your report there taliban victories in the north of
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afghanistan, is the afghan national army struggling to cope there without foreign troops? >> they are actually but without the nato air power they have problems fighting the taliban and this is the first time we have seen taliban front lines and heard that the fighting is intensifying up there and have taken two districts outside the city and 40 kilometers away between the cities we know the taliban are fighting at a check point just outside of the city and they say they are getting ready to launch a major attack on a district that borders and in the city people are very concerned about the taliban assault. if they manage to take that check point and that road they could cutoff some afghan security forces that could come
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in and the chief is up there to launch counter offensive against taliban and brought in 7 1/2 thousand in to fight the taliban but very intense taliban assault going on right now. the taliban in control of two districts and this is the first time the taliban has been able to control and hold entire districts of afghanistan. >> thanks for the update there from the afghan capitol kabul. now the state attorney in berlin is reviewing detention papers of al jazeera journalist ahmed mansour and spent a third day in custody after being detained on berlin airport on saturday. egypt asked to extradite him and 20,000 people signed the petition demanding ahmed mansour's release and they criticized germany for detaining him and there is no agreement and says the act was politically
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motivated. >> translator: european states which leave turkey alone in fighting terrorism and condone terrorist organization members behave differently over a request. >> reporter: paul brennan is live from berlin paul what developments are there this morning? >> well, developments in the sense that a protest has now been established outside the building behind me which is where we expect ahmed mansour and expect his case to be heard at least and he may not appear today because that is another development that has been coming through as i have been speaking to people on the telephone and the process may be more elongated than ahmed mansour supporters would like. the attorney general who has the role of investigating judge and prosecutor all rolled in one studied the documents related to the case since 9:00 this morning and ahmed mansour was arrested over the weekend and offices
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closed and he will get together with ahmed mansour's defense lawyers but they say because of the complexity of this and it's an international case he has join citizenship and uk embassy in berlin is also monitoring and the justice ministry and the foreign ministry of germany will also be having a view on this whole matter. it may be that hopes for him to walk out of the building behind me where he has been held for the last 24 hours walking out today, those hopes may not be realistic and it's in the hands of the lawyers right now and beyond the reallying of international international diplomacy. >> any indication they may carry out this extradition request? >> well, the attorney general has a large amount of leeway and the courts are independent and what he has to do is verify the
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paperwork first of all to establish whether or not all the paperwork is in order and second of all he has to consider the actual offenses which ahmed mansour is alleged to have committed and workout whether they are relevant in german law and he could throw the case out. that said though even if the paperwork is in order the german system would not allow mr. ahmed mansour to be returned to egypt if there was any possibility he would be mistreated after he arrives there and certainly the german ministry spokesperson who has been reported today has absolutely said if mr. ahmed mansour was facing the death sentence there is no way germany would send him back to egypt. you can see it's complicated. there is a lot of legal issues but there is also political and diplomatic issues as well. >> certainly a case we will be keeping a close eye on and thank you very much. greek prime minister has made a
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last-minute offer to international creditors and meeting in brussels to try to secure a debt deal and greece has to come up with $1.8 billion at the end of this month or default on death and there is pressure for austerity measures and angered thousands and john reports. >> reporter: ceaser unpopular in some parts of europe and not here in the square in athens. after years of austerity these people believe they have a government that is on their side. weighing in at more than 600,000 greece's public servants represent one in six greeks still in work. >> translator: our government is negotiating a compromise and it wants europe united and not divided in germany and want to stay as an equal member and not as a debt colony. >> reporter: some here are from the private sector to support austerity on the poor and middle
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class. >> translator: we came to support government efforts and tell europeans that numbers are not everything, there are also people here and they are suffering and do not want the social classes to continue to lift this weight. >> reporter: given state workers tenure for life and the state shed 300,000 jobs since the crisis began and most were fixed term workers whose contract expires or took early retirement deals, deals not available in the private sector. this is the most powerful and labor force increase capable of swinging elections and a billion a month it's the most expensive claiming a fifth of the budget but these people have had salaries and benefits clipped already and do not also want to lose their tenure and the ruling left disagree saying with the economy as fragile as it is laying them off now would cause further recession. little sympathy for people in this private sector which has
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taken the brunt of unemployment still at 25% and last thursday private sector worker took to the streets for what is imposed on them for maintaining the state. this and pensions are the government's biggest expenses and red lines it vowed to defend and as they have a show down with creditors its popular seems vindicated and two thirds do not want to back down and 47% reelect today and 11% more than five months ago but greek's desire to remain in the euro zone may be two incompatible positions, john in athens. let's take a closer look at what is at stake and wants to impose a budget with more cuts and increasing taxes so the government has proposed to end early retirement from the start of 2016 meaning it will spend less money on pensions. offered to slap a levy on firms
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of a profit of $557,000 and if the proposal is rejected and the eu bank threatened to stop the banks stay afloat in grease what are the options? could have capital control to stop people from withdrawing too much cash and using those funds to repay its debtor they could print new cash and means leaving the euro zone and going to a devalued one. and we have an economist of the atlantic foundation for european and foreign policy and is live now from athens. good to have you with us. we've got this greek proposal on the table. if it's enough do you think to get a deal? >> well it seems there should be a big, a bit more convergence
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on the greek side because i think the europeans have consistently pressured the primary surface target reaches 1% this year and 2% next year so i'm seeing these numbers will have to be evaluated again and reassessed possibly. i'm a bit worried because in the morning we started off with great optimism that this was a good basis for agreement and now european sources are already saying this may not be enough. the more this drama is going on the more the chances of an accident arising and i think the two sides should be really aware of this right now. but people also have to be very careful of how much he offers because greeks are offered any more austerity. >> i think the problem, the real problem with this crisis is the
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greek people perhaps have not realized is the extent to which the greek political personnel has not moved to implement serious adjustment which would have brought about growth and jobs. so what we are essentially doing time and again is protecting the public sector for many serious adjustments, protect and not removing barriers and not creating a more friendly business environment and then you know what do you get in the end, more austerity. this is what worries me about the new plan is i have not heard a word on investment words and competitiveness unless greece changes economic model. its presence in the euro zone in the medium term and the we have agreement now it will not be sustainable. >> if there is a greek exit from the euro does take place what does that mean for greece?
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>> we hope it will not get to that and we hope reasonable people will prevail from both sides but a directive of course would be detrimental to the country leading to its economic arguezation and poveritization and we will have high unemployment and people's purchasing power will diminish and will have serious shortages in basic products so it's a nightmare scenario and i think that i hope that they are looking at it very very carefully and trying to avoid it. >> i'm sure he is very bleak if that indeed does happen and thank you for much for speaking to us from athens. >> thank you so much. still to come here on this news hour dozens die of heat stroke in pakistan as
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temperatures reach 45 degrees celsius. plus pests and can be deadly now a canadian city may hold the key to keeping mosquitos away. and absence on the feel hit the copa america campaign and we will tell you about that in sport later in the program. ♪ to syria now where at least ten people have been killed by what activists say barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to president al-assad. several people were also injured in the attack on rebel-held areas of the northern held city of aleppo and denied using the large containers filled of explosives. and saying i.s.i.l. fighters
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planted land mines in palmariaen not clear if they use devices to destroy the site or advance. eu extended sanctions over russia over sanctions on crimea and ukraine and how effective are these sanctions and we report from london. >> reporter: the list of people in the uk and some involvement in separatist movement in crimea and east of the country. the aim is to freeze any assets they may have in on london and how it would effect the education minister of the donetsk republic is hard to see. people like this corporate
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lawyer who had a long look at how sanctions have been enforced here says the aim was to be a warning shot against the russian advance in ukraine. >> i think the point that president obama said several times is to change the callus and make the rationale within russia considered the economic cost will be outweighed by whatever benefits could be seen by either destabilizing ukraine, gaining crimea and potentially gaining to new provinces. >> reporter: still this year is set to see record amounts of russian money in london and well-connected people have no efforts of getting it frozen through the program and moving wealth through off shore tax havens many directly linked to the uk. the biggest russian companies continue to be listed on the
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london stock market without any apparent threat the sort of thing that would really hurt moscow. it was clear when they started the sanctions program that really big russian money was not going to be affected. that seems partly have been designed to protect british interest in russia against retaliation and also one assumes in the interest of the financial services industry as well, the big question is whether the right people the most people important have actually been targeted by sanctions. u.s. took a line of people accused of saying the european line on sanctions has proved effective. >> we start off with the herding cat problem with too many different voices and add on to that the corruption problem and i should say the corruption problem being that there are certain people in europe in the
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eu and different governments that are on the payroll of russia. >> reporter: in months france and germany said more sanctions might worse earn the collapse in relations with russia leaving uk as a hawk and the easy way which russian money goes through london the program doesn't look particularly threatening, lawrence lee, al jazeera, london. more than 120 people have died in intense heat wave in pakistan pro inches and most casualties have been in the southern part city of karachi where temperatures sored to 45 degrees celsius and most deaths are from heat stroke and we have more from the capitol islamabad. >> reporter: high temperature this time of the year is nothing unusual, before the southwest monsoon hits this particular region the heat wave that is sweeping through the province of sin has broken a ten-year
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record. that of course has led to many deaths due to heat stroke putting a strain on the resources of the hospitals as well as the morgues that have been receiving dozens of bodies on a daily basis. according to the department the monsoon is likely to enter the country in the next few days and that would reduce the problems of karachi but the problems are exacerbated by the fact the city is suffering major power outages and that of course is one of the causes for the heat stroke and the number of cases that are reported from that southern port city. let's hear more from richard as to whether this heat wave is going to stick around. >> it's on its way out and play by sequence the heat coming and going by day and night and day
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time temperature up at 45 degrees in karachi but nighttime is not lower than 32 and that is almost as important as day time temperatures and there is a slight decrease and karachi is 40 degrees and what is won't pointing out the hottest day of the year is the second day of ramadan and maybe people are not fully hydrated i don't know but it will be cooling off and maybe to tuesday karachi no higher than 37 degrees and if you do not have the heat you have the torrential rain and take mumbai with vast amounts of rain in 48 hours and that is a half a months of rain in two days and that is no fluke because we had similar reports as well and not just the western gaps and rainfall totes been reported further to the east too and looking at the forecast there is torrential rain in mumbai and
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extending all the way to the south and calcutta and rain and further north hot but not as hot as it has been laura. thank you, thousands of people in charleston south carolina have joined hands across the main bridge in the city in solidarity with the emmanuel church that is where nine black people were killed on wednesday by 21-year-old white man dylann roof and observed nine minutes of silence one minute for each victim and they held the first service this sunday since the massacre. as we reflect in charleston the question being asked over and over again is why and al jazeera dale had a rare chance to explore possible answers from a former white supremacist who sees his own past when he looks at the suspected killer. >> is this the new face of white supremacy in america, 21-year-old dylann roof a murder
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suspect and hate filled man ifesto shows someone with murder and this is someone like him. >> i was angry and was convinced there was a conspiracy on the white pace perpetrated by jewish people that had been going on for thousands of years. >> he says the country is getting it wrong when he tries to describe roof as a terrorist or rapist or mental ill and he says roof is all of the above. >> i think it's racism and terrorism and a hate crime and it's absolutely mental illness. people are talking about those things when they are mutually exclusive but they are like this. >> reporter: he is quoted as saying you are raping our women and taking over the country. those are code words according to a man who once spoke them. >> i think any time any of us are blaming things on other
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people or other entities we are casting responsibility for ourselves and also we are kind of cultivating fear. >> maybe a shooting going on at the capitol at oak creek. >> reporter: when a man opened fire in 2012 he said he had to do something against the violence and had to speak out. >> if i didn't change my ways death or prison was likely to take me from my daughter. >> reporter: the skin head drove 20 hours across the country to console those in north carolina. >> i came here to bear witness to the suffering that is going on. i feel a great sense of responsibility having once been part of the hate movement. >> reporter: what happened when he got there reduced him to tears. he found himself being embraced by the same people he once hated. >> person after person came up to me primarily black people and just said hey, it's all right brother and gave me hugs and
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they held me and it was really powerful. >> dell walters, charleston south carolina. canadian city is trying to combat the worst mosquito problem and two rivers wages a war with them and pesticides and they are trying to control the pests by changing their genes and john explains. >> reporter: winnipeg capitol of the canadian providence and mosquito haven. >> we are having a built in screen so we can enjoy winnipeg summers. >> the mosquitos did drive out. >> reporter: it traps standing water and call in the north american capitol of the
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bothersome pests. >> tons and tons and i'll be covered. >> reporter: not just a nuisance the mosquito is the world's deadliest animal killing 600,000 people each year with malaria and degenge fever and each spring winnipeg makes a science of killing them with a fleet of helicopters and 160 helicopters and a bug chief. >> help fight the bite. >> reporter: who holds press conferences that make front page headlines. >> the insect control is larvae sighting and if we are successful we spray with insecticide where they day shortly there after. >> reporter: they spray a compound malathion and the world health organization says that probably causes cancer and while
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they disagree they are looking for new ways to banish the bug. most here seem determined to kill the mosquito but some embraced it and call the buzzing summer the airforce and call in the preventel bird. >> they are a necessary evil which we cope with. >> reporter: steve occasionally terminates pests the old fashion way but he made his life work blocking the gene allowing males to reproduce so when they mate they are sterile. do you view this as the most promising technology out there? >> i do and focused on controlling the pests and not effecting the nontarget species and it's a method that doesn't use the chemicals we are worried about and it has the benefits of control without the old risks. >> reporter: with a meeting with the city chief he will
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write the next chapter in the on going saga of man versus bug, john in winnipeg. still ahead in the problem cocoa falling prices add a blow to the ailing economy plus. nick clark in cuba and challenge of resisting endless developments as the country opens its doors. in sport, what they have done to make brazil cry at the women's world cup details coming up.
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hello and reminder of the top stories on al jazeera, five people have been killed in taliban attack outside of afghanistan in kabul, another 31 people were wounded. police say seven attackers also died and parliament was in session at the time. greece's prime minister meeting eu in brussels to try to end the debt crisis and also has a last-minute proposal and al jazeera journalist a third day in custody after he was detained at the berlin airport on sunday and the state attorney in berlin is reviewing detention papers after egypt asked germany to expedite him and we are joined in london with a former united nations appeals judge and great to have you with us first of all what do you make of this egyptian arrest warrant? >> it's an entirely bogus
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warrant because a mistake has been made possibly deliberately by the egyptians and the ignorance of the german police and the prosecutor system has perpetuated that this man isn't guilty of torture because torture and international law are under the torture convention, i'll read it to you, it relates to the causing of pain or suffering with a physical or mental intentionally inflicted by or by the integration of a public official. so shaktar chur can only in international law be carried out by a public official. now, mr. ahmed mansour is a far cry from a public official and he has been arrested and held wrongly for three days on the allegation that he tortured a lawyer. tortured a lawyer usually of course that is the other way around but, in fact in this
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case he can't be guilty of torture, assault maybe and battery but they are not expediteable crimes. the egyptians have said he is guilty of torture even though he cannot be because he is not a public official. they sent a warrant to the stupid germans who obviously the police don't understand or didn't look at the torture papers and realized he cannot be guilty of torture. >> if we look at why the germans did then detain him you said because of the stupidity of the police. do you think there is any more to it than that? >> i don't know but certainly it's ignorance of the meaning of torture and perhaps ignorance of the facts that transpired and he was convicted apparently of some assault but that is not torture and what is wrong with the german authorities that they
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don't have a halfway decent lawyer who can see this? he has been held wrongly in prison for three days and he hopefully will sue for damages when he is released. he is a british citizen, i shouldn't say a part he has dual nationality and say the british government have to get what is involved and not just freedom of speech because this man is a distinguished journalist and obviously part of the egyptian government war against al jazeera. but he is or has been wholly wrongly arrested. torture is a false charge which is demonstrably false and the british government has to actually speak to the german government immediately and protests and point out the legal error. he cannot be expedited.
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he is a european union citizen and as such protected by the international human rights and protects his freedom of speech and protects him against wrongful arrest and that is what he suffered at the hands or ignorant hand of the german authorities. >> interesting that they say the foreign minister and justice minister will be making a decision on this case what does that say to you? >> if the justice minister knows anything about international law quite apart from justice he will be advised immediately this is not torture and the extradition is certainly invalid but why it should get to ministerial level i don't know doesn't germany have judges and lawyers to look at the torture and say it's obviously invalid and that is the first state and ensure
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mr. ahmed mansour's release immediately and the british government should act because he is british citizen wrongly arrested and behind it all is the egyptian government attempt to clamp down on free speech and clamp down on any coverage of the muslim brotherhood and we know that egyptian courts at the moment are in a state of disarray and death sentences being passed willy-nilly by judges and it's not a place that anyone can be sensibly or fairly extradited and mr. ahmed mansour needs protection of what would appear to be an attempt to punish him for his coverage in the past of the muslim brotherhood which was once the democratically elected government of egypt. >> very interesting to speak to you, thanks for taking the time to join us there from london.
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thousands of people in nepal are at risk of continuous land slides after devastating earthquake that weakened mountain side and being asked to move but without any relocation plans people are living on the edge and there is one village in the district. >> reporter: driving here is not easy at the best of times. along the way small landslides and flat villages look like wounds on the way. this is a market where the dirt road ends and villages further up can only be reached by foot and the furthest takes five days to reach and people walked for days to receive aid here. we are the first media team to arrive, two months after the quake. since the quake locals here are very nervous. on april 25th as villagers
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scrambled out of their falling houses they found the landfalling and shifting below their feet. >> i sat here and the house crumbled and the land started splitting and thought i would be buried here. >> reporter: a deep crevase has appeared. the mountain side has come crumbling down over here and this section where i'm standing used to be a level land and this too has come down and the government has instructed the villagers that the village and the villages around are way too dangerous to live in now. estimated 43 villages have to be permanently relocated according to surveyors and at least 17 villages are here and the survey team has not completed the final report yet, across the river
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people from higher up mountain sides have set up temporary camps and had no time to mourn her four-year-old daughter her village is unlivable and land slides have blocked the trail and she made a treacherous journey and joined her sister in law who too lost a daughter. everybody has left our village and the one who are left have gone further up the mountain where there are trees. i don't know where to go she says. we thought about building here but the landslides are continuous besides the aftershocks they say loud bangs of falling rocks wake them up at night and have memory of 97 people being swept away and it took apart their village three decades ago and with the monsoon around the corner they now fear for their lives, al jazeera. two more people infected
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with the middle east respiratory syndrome died in south korea and takes the mers death toll there to 37. the health ministry said 172 people have been effected with the virus. many haitians living in the dominican republic have to wait for rule in residency status or head to the border of highty before deported and we traveled to meet two families on two different paths. >> reporter: a thriving small business that is what john has built here on the dominican republic northern coast but as a migrant with an uncertain status he is at the risk of losing her internet cafe and waiting seven months for citizen application, if the government keeps
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delaying- delaying-rejects it he says we have one choice. >> translator: if they deport me i will lose everything and my mother could lose all her things. >> reporter: back at his family's house his mother says she applied to stay too. the costs for additional paperwork and proof of residency keep adding up. still she says she is running out of options. >> translator: i'm having a lot of problems with these papers because you have to spend so much money on them. i registered but i have to give up my house and go to haiti because i don't have enough money to keep filing paperwork. >> reporter: families awaiting for the government thousands are having conversations trying to decide if it's better to pack up their belongs or hold tight and wait for a decision from the government. he feels he cannot leave even if he wanted to and he was born in
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highty but wife and daughter were both born in the dominican republic and have birth certificates to prove it and do not recognize his wife or daughter as citizens and making them stateless. >> if they deport me i don't know what i would do with my wife and daughter they would separate us. >> reporter: she cannot pronounce her name scared she will be sent to a country she doesn't know. >> translator: i hardly ever leave the house. i carry my documents everywhere even though officials may say they are useless and pick me up and take me to hatety. i don't let my daughter go out either. >> stay home or prepare to leave it forever and it's hard to see either one as a choice in the north of the dominican republic. >> reporter: cuba enters a new era with relations with the u.s.
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and they are benefitting from the changing times. >> reporter: it has a faded place and the architecture is stunning and there is a picture wherever you turn, it's still chasing the modern world. not havana but a town more than 200 kilometers to the south. this is another gem in cuba's rich diverse heritage. not surprisingly it draws the tourists, thousands of them. and then you have this what they call the cancun of cuba and it's growing and fear the country will be swallowed and believe what may be the wrong type of developments. >> the united states can be more of a threat to cuba as a friend than it ever was as enemy because millions of us want to
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km down and enjoy this place and that creates pressure on the cubans to build hotels to build accommodations to build tourist resorts and all that. >> reporter: a new marina waiting for the american yachts that will surely come. all this presents a real problem for cuba maximize the tourist dollar and preserve the country's cultural and environmental heritage. >> good economics and good business and doing well than tour rhythm we have seen in other parts of the region cancun or dominican republic. >> the uniqueness draws tourists in the first place and makes good sense to protect those winning qualities. >> we have the privilege to be the largest caribbean island and when other caribbean islands can offer a beach, sun we can offer museums, we can offer theatres
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high-quality ballet and opera and we can offer what other islands cannot offer. >> reporter: one thing is clear the country right now does not have enough infrastructure to cope with the sheer number of tourists and the way forward is going to have to be slowly and carefully identified while allowing cubans themselves to benefit from this new era of reconciliation. nick clark, al jazeera. cuba. still ahead here on al jazeera in sport we will be telling you how jordan spieth cemented himself in golf history following a thrilling round at the u.s. open. ♪
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♪ ghana is the world's second largest producer of cocoa but production fell unexpectedly this year and farmers are struggling and will leave out much-needed revenue and we report from western ghana. >> 50 acres of cocoa farms in the region of ghanna on the ten-acre site he took us to is only able to get half the cocoa he got last year and lack of pesticides is a major factor. >> two particular chemicals to spray their cocoa but when you go to the market to buy you
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don't get it to what government will supply is inadequate because the yield is going down. the farmers we say this is what we use to take care of our kids our family and social responsibilities. >> reporter: a short cocoa output is bad for the farmers and the economy as a whole. cocoa is the third largest expert earner and initial projections of one million tons of 2014-2015 is down to 700,000. >> what is happening with the lower yield will effect government and the value of $330.6 million and that can build roads, that can increase the profit or increase the return for the cocoa farmer. i mean that can also help in terms of bringing some social
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interventions for the people. >> reporter: the economy is already in difficulty and the government sought a bail out close to $1 billion from the international monetary fund and cocoa is a main stay of the economy and before gold and oil and this is the world's largest producer. it is grown naturally using the sun and makes it premium quality and this is used in chocolate sold all over the world but this bothers him less and less and says the government should do more to support farmers because if yields continue to decline people will be discouraged from venturing into cocoa altogether. ghanna. let's get you all the sport now and here is joe. >> jordan spieth cemented himself as golf's newest
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superstar after the major and he won by a stroke becoming the youngest winner in 92 years, and we report. >> reporter: in two of golf's majors this year and all of the age of just 21 another historic moment for jordan spieth but one that was never assured, he started the day in a four-way tie and faced a challenge from mcel roy and birded the holes and 72 foot putt was the highlight. he battled throughout the tournament leading to a dramatic collapse on friday and could not keep his share of the lead he did complete his final round and five shots off the pace. laying down his challenge was south african who produced
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arguably the shot of the round and six birdies in his last seven holes gave him the clubhouse lead. in the end it came down to a jewel by spieth and dustin johnson. this birdie putt on the 16th hole puts spieth in the out right league. a double bogie on the 17th followed by a missed eagle putt and a round of 69 complete for spieth and he started five under and with this part johnson would force a playoff. a fatal miss has golf's newest superstar handed a one victory and the youngest u.s. open winner since 1923 and the first since tiger woods to win the first two majors in a year.
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>> every single thing i'm able to do somebody seems to find a history lesson on why i was the youngest to do something or as young as somebody way back when. for me this is my life and i've been doing it a while and i do not think of my age but think of us as peers. >> chapter three could take place with the opening championship next month and still a week before jordan spieth's 22nd birthday, al jazeera. >> he is also just the sixth man ever to win the two majors in one year and joining company and crying wood was the first in 1941 to do it at the age of 39 and the only wins for an american and the first player to lose all four major championships in playoff and the record broken by been hogan then
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three for three and adding the open championship and that win makes him one of five golfers to win all four majors in his career. by the time palmer won in 1960 golf had become a compelling television event thanks to the popularity of viewers and 18 majors you would expect to see jack nicholas on the list but the masters and u.s. open in 1972 and that mark stood for 30 years until tiger woods achieved the same feit and with victory jordan spieth adds his list to golfing legends. cop ashgs copa now, and attempting to head butt opponent in the last match but even without their star player they beat venezuela in
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the final game and silver got the opening goal in the first half. and added a second after half time vent way venezuela. they through 0-0 and finished second in group c and qualifying as one of the first best third-place teams from the group stage. confirmation of quarter final and chile playing iriguay and faced faced peru and face peraguay and start on wednesday. through to the quarter final after they beat brazil in the last 16 times and they went in the match with a perfect three wins for three and this is
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relating to the only goal scored by substitute kia simon, the only goal that brazil conceded in the whole tournament and close to finding an equalizer but they took a tie 1-0 and will face tuesday's winner game between japan and netherlands. >> we proved them wrong and continually keep progressing and playing positive futbol and i have a big smile on my chase because i'm glad at the job that was done. >> 3-0 win over south korea and gave an early lead just four minutes into the match and thomas added a second shortly after and put the game beyond reach after half time and now face germany.
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canada is through and got the only goal of the game in vancouver and it was the canada's first one to a european team. canada could face england and that match is later on monday and looking for the first ever win at knock out stages of the tournament and norway are unbeaten so far. >> unique opportunity and have an opportunity we have not had in the past but not managed to cross the hurdle and winning a game and we are excited about the challenge and feeling a chance of opportunity and the players are prepared exceptionally well and there is a good feel and feel we are building momentum and confidence and with developing identity. >> reporter: it will boycott the games in korea after opening a u.n. office to investigate
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human rights abuses in the north and accused south korea for conspiracy to under mining, the leadership and are sending athletes for the tournament and they are technically at war but north korea sent athletes sent to sporting events in the south and included last year high-ranking officials also attended the closing ceremony on that occasion, that is all the sport for now, lara. india set two guinness world records on the first ever world yoga day and it's the largest number of participants and the other for the most nationalitys at a single event and people from 84 countries took part in the mass yoga session that was led by the indian prime minister modi in the capitol new deli that is all from us for now.
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