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>> this is another significant development... >> we have an exclusive story tonight, and we go live... >> a germ prosecutor orders the release of reporter ahmed monsour, who was ordered detained by the egyptian government. this is al jazeera live from doha. an u.n. report as gaza conflict finds for israel and palestinian groups commitment abuses that could amount to war crimes. holding emergency meetings in bruce brussels that will
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brussels regarding greece's bail out. >> and german prosecutor has ordered the release of al jazeera journalist ahmed monsour. he has been detained at the berlin airport. they ordered his unconditional release. we motor vehicle with one of ahmed monsour's lawyers said that the detainment was politically movemented. >> they arrested him relying on aubrey kateed allegations. no one reason any obligations almost two years they're after
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these are fabricated. and retaliatory of allegations of a regime who wanted to get away with it and extend its jurisdiction of repression. the germans really should not have acted so quickly. that's why it raises some suspicions that the western companies are competing in the regime in egypt because they're engamed in huge infrastructure programs and extend, and it's a shame that western democracies are competing for egypt regarding human rights. >> going to berlin. paul brennan is there. ahmed monsour is a free man but is he yet free? >> he's not out of the building
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behind me, no. my understanding is that from talking to sources inside. is that they're making the arrangements for his departure. they're not sure which gate he's going to be allowed to leave outside for his own safety. there is a large crowd of reporters expecting them to come out of there. but we're not sure. he is technically a free man. the authorities here have decided they're not going to pursue the arrest warrant which was executed. while the lawyers try to work out what to do for the best. the circumstances of his arrests remain a little bit cloudy. we've heard from a so, person who appear to say that basically this was an interpol red notice which had been summited and
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withdrawn. but despite being withdrawn had lane dormant in the books at the airport. as a result, as mr. m mansour tried to leave, he was arrested, and they it became a hot potato. the affairs have been closely intertwined. it was not just the owner general looking at the case. there was a close interest by the u.k. because he holds joint british-egyptian citizenship and by the foreign ministry, who has german's germany's interest at heart. >> talk about it being a political hot potato, the whole
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issue raises awkward questions for germany, doesn't it? >> well, it does. not least how if the interior spokesperson we spoke to, his details are correct that it's some how laid on the books despite being withdrawn by interpol. of course, though, you can actually argue that perhaps the germans have come out of this reasonbly well. they had a duty given the severity of the charges against mr. mansour. however fabricated they may be. they have a duty if a suspect comes across their territory to go through due process. i spoke with the spokesperson inside this building just a couple of hours ago they said we're doing it as fast as we can. thee days is an comfortable
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amount of time to spend in prison for mr. mansour. this had the potential to drag on for days and weeks and perhaps three days in the greater scheme of things is not too bad of an result. >> we'll have more on the release of our colleague ahmed mansour a little later as when he is released. as paul referred to this crowd of supporters waiting for ahmed managesour to be released. there are other doors that where he has been maintained, he may not come out of that door. let's move on. the long anticipated report into last year's war in gaza. israel and palestinian armed groups may have committed war crimes. israel has been asked to explain how it chose its airstrikes
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which killed 1.5 million civilian1 point--citizens. and they say that killings institute a war room. the report says that the palestinian rockets motor fire were indiscriminate and were intended to spread fear and terror among israelis. this would highlight some of the worse effects. >> the attacks on homes and families, which led to large numbers of family members dying together when their homes were struck in the middle of the night or as they were gathering. these attacks had particular
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consequences for children. approximately 551 children died last summer in gaza during the fighting. >> let's get to the analysis from diplomatic editor james bays who is at the u.n. in new york. some say that this report is biased and politically motivated. is it? >> well, the u.n. certainly would say it's not but it is worth bearing in mind that this commissioner of inquiry really wasn't able to do its job fully. that's because they are asked to go speak to israeli officials. they asked to visit israel palestinian areas and to visit gaza. the response was no, you can't come and we're not cooperating with you. they have a report that was hindered. they were not able to do everything they wanted to do to get a full picture of the situation. but that hindrance came from the israeli side. >> it is quite a weighty
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document, 132 pages at least. this is just the cutdown version of it. did it have difficulty finding the recommendations. it seems to be saying they have not made recommendations because they've been made before. >> we've had reports like this adrian. now the international criminal court has jurisdiction and the chief prosecutor of the international criminal court has launched what she calls a preliminary examination. that's an investigate to see whether she should open a formal investigation. so i think the body of evidence in this report coming out now is important. remember there was a separate internal board of inquiry report by the u.n. into attacks on its premises and it's schools.
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all of this information will be available to the chief prosecutor. and now that she can look at israel and palestinian territory for potential war crimes investigation, all of this very very important so it leaves the decision in the hands of the international court chief prosecutor whether to proceed now and open a formal inquiry. >> diplomatic editor james bays there in new york. the taliban has attacked the afghan parliament building in can bull. fighters open fired on the building. five people decide, 31 others were injured. afghan police say that seven of the attackers were killed. jennifer glasse reports now from kabul. >> the parliamentary session was just getting under way when this happened. there is confusion.
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it's just an electrical problem said the speaker and mps flee from the chamber. but it was a taliban suicide-bomb going off inside the gates leaving cars in flames. other fighters took up positions in a building across a street firing on the entrance of the parliament. >> today there were two specific agenda. one was the introduction of the defense minister and the other about money laundering. they asked the parliament to come to session when the explosions happened. >> they would move the senators and mps from the building. >> it would come to next to the ministry of trade and detonated. when the car bomb exploded the attackers wanted to enter but the parliament security forces
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pushed them back. all six attackers were killed. >> taliban attacks aren't limited to the capital. in northern afghanistan the armed group now controls two districts, thousands of taliban fighters are involved, and the government has sent in more than 7,000 soldiers and police. tens of thousands of civilians have been displaced in nearly two months of fighting. that's when the taliban so-called spring offensive started. it has launched assaults all over afghanistan, and they're struggling without the nato air power, heavy weapons and logistical supports they had last year. the attack seemed to be a direct challenge from the afghan government which was scheduled for its nominee of defense minister. al jazeera kabul. >> still to come here, here on al jazeera.
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>> egypt had asked germany to extradite ahmed mansour. israel and palestinian armed
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groups may have committed war crimes. the reports spoke of palestinian armed groups fighting or collaborated with israel. a car bomb went off in kabul. 31 people were wounded. parliament was in session at the time. greece's prime minister alexis tsipras is trying to secure a deal. grease has come up with $1.8 billion or has to come up with $1.8 million by the end of the month or default on its debts. let's take you live to brussels. are we going to get a deal today or not phil? >> in a word, adrian, no. i would not hold out for a deal. that's the official line. we had a press conference about an hour or so ago.
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quite a short press conference that we would not have a deal today. i read one blog a while ago saying saying that he there was one saying that he was there and it was the shortest meeting. they will not be talking about the agreement because that agreement is not expected to be reached now until at least thursday. here's what happened. the greek government put forward its appropriations late last night. it got people quite excited and obviously it showed that there was potential for some form of compromise. some form of concession. that was summited late last night. the greek prime minister arrived, and they said there has to be the potential for an agreement to be reached. it transpired that there was more frustration as the day went on because it seems that there
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were two versions of these proposals put forward. very similar but two versions put toward. the finances minister was apparently late for this meeting, and the terms from very slap dash, very unorganized. they looked at it and said what are we meant to do with this? we have to have time to look at it before we can say that any agreement can be reached. the press conference this morning, it was very polite. they said that there was a clear understanding, they brought these proposals. they're comprehensive. it's much more polite. the last meeting descended with allegations of allegations. it was much better this morning who said we need to analyze these proposals and we need time.
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there is a summit here on thursday. this is potentially when we see an agreement being announced. they'll take what the greeks have given them today go through it word by word and trying to make sure that it stacks up. when no agreement is reached that's where it becomes more pressurized. bear in mind that there is a week and a day to go before that payment is made by greece. it hasthey can make that payment up until midnight, but it becomes more and more unlikely that they will do so. >> thank you. live in brussels. activists in syria say there were ten people killed by barrel bombs dropped by forces loyal to bashar al-assad. several people were killed in the headaches. syrian government has denied using barrel bombs which basically large containers
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filled with explosives and shrapnel. more than 200 people died in intense heatwave. most of the casualties have been in the southern port city of karachi. most of the deaths were due to heat stroke. >> it was a sudden loss for this family whose relative died over the weekend. >> he fell as a result of extreme heat. we took him to the first floor forest. when he didn't come for noon prayer we went to find out why he didn't come, and he found him dead. >> dozens of people died over the weekend. many here are fasting for ramadan meaning that they don't eat or drink during the day. it's been one of the hottest summers in years and hundreds of people have been brought to hospitals. doctors say many have suddenly lapsed and suffered from
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breathing problems. >> patience brought with heat stroke with high fever dehydration. since the weather was bad and temperatures high we expect more patience today and patients kept pouring in. >> fearing temperaturessearing temperatures mean that many did not make it. many places are also facing power outages, they have reported long hours with no electricity. there have been protests against persistent black outside and the hop significance seems united against the government. they've criticized the government for not keeping its promises to prevent power cuts. they say they're doing all they can to bridge supply gaps but there may be some relief in the
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next few days. meteorologists say that the heat is part of the pre-monday sunny season. people are advised to avoid unnecessary exposure to the sun in the coming days. al jazeera. >> the u.s. and china are due to hold talks on closer ties. but the two are disagreeing on key military economic and political issues. the expansion in the south china sea is the latest strain on diplomatic relations as ros jordan explains. >> when u.s. defense secretary ash carter met with his counterpart they spoke of peacekeeping missions. they disagree on china's efforts to restrict air and sea travel in what is recognized as international tea tore in the south china sea. the americans also expressed concern at china's land reclamation project in the
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desperately islands a project beijing insist it is has the right to do. >> as the biggest economy in asia and the biggest country in the south china sea china has the responsibility and capability to provide better public security service. >> even as beijing says it's about to finish that project the obama administration is calling it a bad idea. >> nothing has changed about our views of these destabilizing activities there in the south china sea. and i think--i suspect that this will be an issue that comes up. i know it will come up next week. >> secretary of state john kerry will host these strategic and economic dialogue here in washington on june 23rd and 24th. the u.s.' concerns about china efforts to expand dominate the talks. but china's ambitions are also on the agenda and they say that
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will generate tough conversations. among the big problems cyber security. unnamed u.s. officials blame chinese cyberattack cyber hackers on attacking the u.s. government services. some experts say that they must view commune as an equal political and military power if it wants an improved relationship. >> china is creating the facts of the role it is taking on. it means that a lot of peaceful conversations have to be done effectively. and it increasingly reflects that. >> the challenge is to insure that beijing takes its concerns seriously that it does not put on so much pressure that it
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loses access of its own. >> two more people inflicted with middle east respiratory syndrome has died in south korea. that takes the death toll to 27. 172 people have been infected with the virus in south korea. advocates for migrants say that a plan by the dominican republic to deport non-citizens is discriminatory. adam raney has more now from the haitian dominican border. >> this is the friendship bridge that connects dominican republic and haiti. both say they're going to be building centers to deal with the expected numbers of deported. the haitians are asking the dominican republic to only deport suspected haitian
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migrants to two ports of entry. here and the other south close for santa do do santa domingo. still some 200,000 people are at risk of deportation. people who were unable to file paperwork. we're seeing sporadic individual cases but nothing on the scale that's possible at this time. >> consider has a hassivetime. >> costa rica has a massive rubbish problem. they have a quarter of all the waste produced in the country. >> the i am pourtation of plastics in the country is reaching 600,000 tons of plastic
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imported each year. obviously it's worrying us because this plastic is not even being collected. it is being disposed off into the environment and eventually contaminating our seas. >> the canadian city of winnipeg is trying to can combat what many believe is the worst mosquito problem in america. the meeting point of two major rivers wages war with bugs every year. now scientists have a plan to control the pests by changing their genes. >> winnipeg, capital of the canadian province of manitoba mosquito heaven. >> we've built a screened in area so our son could enjoy being outside. >> clay soil that traps standing water end meteorologists call this the north america capital
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of the buzzing bothersome pest. >> there will be times that i'll be covered. >> the mosquito is the world's deadliest animal killing 600,000 people each year infecting them with malaria and another 25,000 with dengue fever. here the threat is nile virus. >> i'm really encouraging residents to please help fight the bite. >> they hold press conferences that make front page headlines. >> the insect control branch first and foremost priority is larva siting lash larva sighting.
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winnipeg is also looking for new ways to banish the bug. most here seem determined to kill the mosquito, but some have i am braced it. they call it the manitoba air force and they call this the pro pro vince bird. >> he has made his life's work targeting them with bio technology by blocking the gene that allows males to reproduce so when they made they're sterile. >> this is focused on controlling the pest. not targeting non-target species. it does not use the chemicals that we're worried about. i think it has all of the benefits of control without all of the old risks. >> with an up coming meeting with the bug chief.
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he might well write the next chapter in the ongoing saga of man versus bug. john hendron al jazeera, winnipeg. >> there is more real news from al jazeera along with analysis, video, and comment of our website. ♪ ♪ >> a time for healing. charleston's emmanuel ame church pay respect for the nine people gunned down. attentions mount over the south china seas and hacking. and taliban fighters attack afghanistan's