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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello there, welcome to the newshour i'm laura kyle in doha, and these are the top stories - the fight for kobane - i.s.i.l. fighters re-enter the strat eebleic town on the sir -- strategic town on the syrian-turkish boarder. >> we are one step, one step far from famine a looming crisis - tens of millions of people are at risk of starvation in yemen last-minute talks continue in brussels to find a solution
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to the greek debt crisis and... >> i'm nicole johnson in afghanistan. i'll take a ride with the country's only female taxi driver finding out what challenges she faces on the we begin in syria where fighters from islamic state of iraq and levant entered the syrian town of kobane for the first time. 12 people have been killed and 70 wounded. a suicide car bomber blew himself up at a border crossing with turkey. kurdish forces say i.s.i.l. fighters entered from the sworn side of the town on the border with turkey. the latest offensive coming days after fighters withdrew them
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from a town blocking them from raqqa and hasaka. overnight i.s.i.l. fighters storm hasaka and seized control of several districts. activists say a suicide car bomb attacked the western entrance. dozens of government and i.s.i.l. fighters have been killed. >> meanwhile, the syrian state tv said i.s.i.l. fighters entered kobane through the curbish side but the turkish foreign ministry is denying that allegation. we are joined by the director of the carnegie middle east center in beirut. looets let's look at the attack on kobane. this i.s.i.l. infiltration into that town. it's impossible to stop that, isn't it? >> actually it's not impossible. i think i.s.i.l. will find it dive to take kobane.
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they failed to do so earlier this year, because they were forced by kurdish forces in the town. at the moment we have to tr that this advance -- to consider that this advance into kobane is a result of losing another area to the kurds. a major supply line has been cut. they cannot take it again so advance to kobane again. >> would you say they are back on the offensive then in northern syria, or reacting in any way that they can? >> it's actually both. it's about opportunistic gains. first of all, the loss of a supply line is a major issue for them. they need to compensate for it. we have the rise of a rebel collision that has been achieving much in the north. it is overshadowing i.s.i.l. so
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i.s.i.l. needs to show it has influence and is on the offensive. the regime is treating from areas in syria because it's overstretched, giving i.s.i.l. an money to advance. finally is the anniversary of the so-called caliphate coming up on monday and i.s.i.l. needs to show it's influential and powerful on the ground, and that's why it's on the offense again. >> let's look at the kurdish gains made over the recent week or so. they've been making strong advances on raqqa. how likely is it that i.s.i.l. will lose its headquarters there? i think the kurdish forces will stick to areas that are kurdish. i don't think they'll advance in
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raqqa. they are giving their all when it comes to liberating kurdish areas, they regard the fights with i.s.i.l. as existential. it is presenting an opportunity for the kurds to claim more self-discrimination, and they are, of course helped militarily by the international coalition that is coordinating the air strikes, and this is as we can see, achieving visible results on the ground. >> great to get your input. thank you for joining us. well, elsewhere in syria, opposition rebels launched attacks against government forces. they've taken a strategic square in aleppo after two years of fighting. the opposition fighters are advancing in idlib, close to bashar al-assad's latakia. they have attacked areas of deraa, where heavy fighting
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continues. we have the details. >> reporter: even after five years of war, it takes time for those hit by a bomb to make sense of what happened. this is deraa, close to the jordanian border the birthplace of the syrian resolution has again been bombarded by air strikes as rebels made cins. rebel faces are calling the latest offensive southern storm. in the alliance of other groups in the south, it's been formed. they say they have successfully resisted the air and ground offensive by government force, and now want to capture ground. >> translation: this is the military operation center and announced at the beginning of the southern storm offensive to return right and poverty, we keep our promise to god and the oppressed until we occupy the
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last inch of lands from the hands of repress. the syrian military has been hitting deraa. the government strategy is to bomb rebel-held areas, and soldiers from hezbollah try to capture them. despite setbacks they have captured several villages in the provinces and cut supply routes. the defensive followed many fighting. there is a location on the southern border with jordan and proximity to damascus makes it strategic for all sides. >> if there are falls, it's a nail in the cove jig of the regime. it's an opportunity for the regime to exert control. showing that it's not a dead duck, it has fight left in it.
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rebels surrounded barracks and seized an important scare. the square is the north-western gate of government-controlled parts of aleppo city and has taken rebels two years to win control. >> more than 300,000 are believed to have been killed in syria's war. with each gain comes more barrel bombs, and civilians continue to pull bodies from the rubble. our correspondent is monitoring developments. if we look at aleppo the square that the two sides spent two years fighting over is that key to taking the whole city? >> apparently it is quite strategic, that it's taken two years for the different rebel groups fighting in aleppo city to take control of the
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care. it's close to government offices. there must be a reason for why it is so strategic for the rebels to take the scare. it must provide access to the other government-held areas. this happened overnight and we understand that clashes continued since then. there has been crashes between the different rebel groups and syrian forces and groups lal to santa barbara, fighting alongside the government forces and the lebanese group hezbollah has been fighting with the rebels and different parts of the city including an area close to an air force intelligence branch. that is what is happening in aleppo right now. >> if we move south to this other city of deraa it appears that the rebels have the upper hand in this region as well.
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>> well look, the rebels in deraa made significant advances in the last few months. they call themselves the southern front and launched what they are describing as the southern storm. there are so many different rebel groups in deraa. there are the secular ffa groups and the ones that describe themselves as islamic. you have groups like the al qaeda affiliated al nusra front, that have some sway. but it's mainly the free syrian army with the different battalions. they are not all necessarily friends. when it comes to major battles, and big operation, they tend to unite to work together because they understand that the different rebel groups are not going to individually be tablet take control of especially deraa city, which provides a direct link to damascus, the capital, along a direct highway.
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so far rebels have been able to make major gains along the border with jordan capturing most of the towns there, and the last remaining border crossing a couple of months ago with jordan. they have not been able to conquer the heart of deraa city. half is in control of - by rebels, and the other half is under the control of the government forces. in that part of deraa city all the important army installations are based. so far the fighting is going on but they have not been able to make advances and haven't been able to push the government forces from deraa city. >> a lot of different strands to the battle. thank you for explaining those elements well meanwhile, a u.s. senate committee has been told the fight to defeat i.s.i.l. will take years. alan fisher reports from
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washington. >> reporter: from the panel of you, the american strategy is the right one, it's not enough. >> the best option is the partnered approach because indigenous ground forces are required to defeat this formidable hybrid enemy in a lasting way. however, the ways and means applied are inadequate. >> president obama has been determined to put u.s. combat troops into the battle with i.s.i.l., sending advisors to coordinate the battle. from the conservative think tank, the institute that supported the original iraq invasion, the suggestion that america needs a bigger commitment. >> are we in this or not. is this our war or isn't it. if it is, we need to be prepared to have out people work alongside of iraqis. >> the subcommittee has been tackling i.s.i.l., and has taken time to define. >> we don't yet have a complete strategy, because it requires commitments on the part of the iraqis as well.
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about how recruitment takes place, how that training takes place, to the details of that are not yet worked out. >> while there was no drive to have sunni tribes involved in writing up against isil, there's a warning that successes have to be backed up. >> sunnis are making life and death calculations about which side do they throw their support behind. if they see that. if they believe that after rising up against i.s.i.s. six months from now, they are not going do be back, they are not going to do that. there needs to be a consistent perception of progress being made. >> the white house would have had these arrangements before, and will listen to any recommendations the committee makes. the policy for the fight against i.s.i.l. is driven by the president. for the moment, there's no change in yemen, the saudi-led coalition launched attacks against houthi fighters in the southern provinces.
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the u.n. envoy to yemen warns that the country is close to famine. >> reporter: the streets of sanaa are pitch-black at night. power cuts leave the capital in darkness. its citizens say it's never been this bad before. >> this is the first time that the yemeni period are going through a period where there's lack of water, electricity, oil or petrol. the prices of food are high. >> reporter: in daylight the situation is not any better. the capital is littered with rubbish. sanaa has changed. after three months of attacks by the coalition and houthi fighters and forces loyal to the deposed president. the humanitarian situation is dire. there's long queues for almost everything here. there's no running water, and many rely on tankers. it's often hours before one
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ashes. petrol is also difficult to get. motorists wait hours in the son to get a refill. before the war more than half the population live below the poverty line in the poorest country in the arab world. the u.n. is warning of famine. >> we are one step far from famine. we have over 21 million yemenis in need of humanitarian assistance. it was 7 million two years ago, it's 21 million. >> yemen is a step closer to starvation, and appears on the brink of collapse still to come on this newshour - some relief for those suffering from the heatwave in pakistan as temperatures start to fall. in sport, red cards cost uruguay as they are knocked out of the copa america. that action later this hour.
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greek's prime minister alexis tsipras is back in brussels to negotiate with creditors, trying to hash out a deal to avoid defaulting on a massive debt. late night talks on wednesday fail to find a solution. greece needs to pay $1.6 bullion euro by next tuesday, or risk being declared in default and potentially being forced out of the eurozone. following discussions and brussels, john is lacking at reaction in brussels. first, to you what is the reaction. >> those talks, the morning talks, have ended in the last two or three minutes as well. it doesn't sound like they have got any further than it has done yesterday. i think now that is the end.
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the end of proper attempts by the greek government and creditors. the end to find common ground. they tried the whole of yesterday, what the creditors are saying is they need to be greater structural reforms, cuts as well, a restructuring of the greek economy, and the greek government is saying in response to that we are not prepared to do that. we have offered a lot of tax rises to meet the limits that you want but we want restructuring of the debts to make it easier to repay, and the european bank is not prepared to accept that, what it means is at a meeting between alexis tsipras and the creditors, and the leading. eurozone group of finance minister ended and what they said i think, is that they are going to take greece's proposals to the finance ministers' meeting which is supposed to start in an hour and to the heads of state meeting and
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they'll decide whether to accept greece's plan which will keep greece in the eurozone and keep them from moving off getting funds from places like russia tense times. hopefully we'll have more of an idea of what is going on behind the doors, lawrence we'll leave it there and go to john in athens. seems the talking is done. the greek proposal is going forward. it can't offer anything else can it? >> well i queried a short while ago a senior member of the technical negotiations in brussels. he said he had no way of knowing one way or the other of an impending ultimatum. talks were ongoing, he was in session with interlock tours on the other side of the table. it does not mean that they were
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ending up. the process was continuing. the reaction in greece is that people are upsetting the worse, that the process in brussels will not produce a result partly because this has gone on and the greek government shifting significantly, and agreeing to cut $1.5 billion of spending or raise it in new taxes this year. that is from a position of refusing to make any new pending cuts or raise new taxes at the beginning of the month. having shifted from zero compromise on the budget to $1.5 billion of austerity, that has not been accepted by creditors. people are not hopeful.
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the satirical weekly presents the $8 million of measures put together as a series of nooses, hang man's nooses rather than zeros, and the head line - the shame of europe. the syriza party newspaper also calling it d-day, not for greece but for europe. that is consistent with the syriza position that bad news for greece is bad news for the eurozone. we shall know shortly whether the greeks are last-minute proposals to make. >> we'll keep a close eye on developments there in brussels, and rehabilitation in athens. thank you very much determine tours are dropping in pakistan. more than 1,000 died most in the congested city of carr acknowledgy. gerald tan reports -- karachi. gerald tan reports. after days of heat
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residents of the city welcomed the return of the cooler climate they were used to. >> translation: compared to previous days the temperature is lower, the skies are cloudy hopefully rain will come. >> reporter: it's been a difficult week thousands falling hill. hospitals and clinics suffering with the rush of patients. the pakistani government is on the defensive, after being accused of not acting quickly or doing enough. >> translation: we have deployed the pakistan army and rangers, setting up 29 heat stroke centers, they have been distributing around 77 tonnes of minor water. >> reporter: the heatwave coincided, when the devout don't eat or drink.
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many deaths among the poor, elderly and manual labourers. power cuts worsened the problem as many were not able to stay cool indoors. the temperatures may have dipped, but criticism of the government is a hot topic. many say the medical emergency should have been handled differently. >> now the whether with everton. any good measure. >> we'll see the temperatures going around. flipside is the humidity is going up. it will be a different kind of problem coming through. taking a look see why the humidity is going up. look at the cloud in the south-eastern corner of pakistani. it has produced a fair amount of rain. more big downpours. we are looking at 200, 300mm of rain. it is the moonsoon that breaks
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the heat. for the first of july, it pushes forward a happy. we expect the consoon to be underneath. surprisingly, it's ahead of schedule. you can see the position of the monsoon. now pushing into the south-eastern corner of pakistan in and around the vicinity, it should help in the coming days. karachi will see temperatures over the next day or two. plenty of showers. lots moving into bangladesh the par north-east of india. as you can see, karachi at 36 degrees. moving across to the other side of the arabian sea, and oman is seeing temperatures up to 49 degrees celsius, just to the south of mousse cat. they will see highs of 40 hot to the south. >> thank you very much now, nepal's neighbour
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pledged a billion for earthquake restriction at a donor concert in kathmandu. it's hoping to raise 7 million. we have this report. >> reporter: villagers outside kathmandu haven't waited for the government to build temporary homes. monsoon rains started. many have a roof above their heads, with the help of private donors. residents say they'd have had more shelters if the government had been more helpful. a community leader coordinating temporary housing projects is frustrated by the government's slow
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pace. >> a community leader is frustrated by the government's slow pace. >> we have had foreign groups trying to help us. they have been struggling with authorisations they need from the government. the government has not given us the money promised. >> reporter: nepali government leaders announced anyone that wants to help the relief effort had to go through the prime minister's fund. many private donors didn't want the government to handle their money. now the government is trying to find $7 billion for restriction. the earthquake damaged more than 800,000 houses. the rebuilding cost is roughly $3 billion. the government is looking for support. locals hope the bureaucratic red tape will not hamper the problem. a few days before the conference, the government announced a new body a special authority. >> translation: we are now creating a special authority. it will quicken the pace. we have many powers, too many to even bend the rules in the process, and even to simplify things. with this authority, headed by
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the prime minister, special authority, and the implementing of the government and outside the government, i think any concern about government and management would be resolved. >> over the past two months longstanding international development partners also have been criticized as well as the government. now both sides are hoping reconstruction will move forward in a spirit of collaboration. >> there's still much to be provided as to how the agencies - the new agency will work, the authorities and composition, and i think the international committee hopes that it's as political as possible. it should have very clear rules, standard operating procedures, right.
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it has maximums for transparency. >> villagers are not holding their breath. they say that life has to go on with or without government help. but they want to have a say on how the village will be the southern philippines has in armenia demonstrations over plans to raise electricity prices continued for a third night. protesters accused the russian company of taking advantage of their monopoly. we have this update. >> reporter: traditional dancing gives you a sense of divide. it's optimistic it's relasted. people genuinely have grievances. they want to sea an end and the monopoly putting a hole
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in the economy of this country. what protesters say is this is not a protest against russia, but a russian country that has gone too far. it has a monopoly on electricity supplies in armenians, and a 16% price hike is too much for ordinary people. a third of armenian population live below the poverty line. the crowd has been growing. it's been hot in the day time. come over here, we have makeshift barriers. at the far end we have the police. now, the other day they tried to fire water canons at the protesters to shift people. instead of frightening people away it had the opposite effect. coming up on this programme - i'm in the occupied west bank as palestinian officials submit their first complaint to the international criminal court. we look at the key issues.
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>> businesses in the united states are wary of hiring staff, even though the economy is recovering. in sport, a beat build-up to an olympic return. all the details coming up with jo.
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hello, here is a look at the top stories on al jazeera. i.s.i.l. entered the syrian town of kobane for the first time in six months. kurdish fighters say they
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entered from the sworn side of the town on the border with turkey. rebel groups made advances from aleppo and deraa. u.n. envoy to yemen warns that the country is one step away from famine. 21 million people are in need of humanitarian help after months of fighting between pro-government forces and houthi rebels. >> greece's prime minister is in brussels with a new round of talks to creditors, where they could default on a payment and risk being pushed out of the eurozone. let's take a look at what would happen if greece is unable to reach a deal in brussels. well, it could be forced to interview capital controls. more than 26 billion euros have been withdrawn from banks in the first four months of this year. if greece misses that june 30th payment to the i mf it will be
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the first time a developed country failed to meet its international debt obligations. the default doesn't necessarily mean an immediate exit from the eurozone, it puts serious pressure on other e.u. countries to excel greece. we are joined by an economic advisor from london. it's sounding like there's an absolute stalemate happening now in brussels. are we liking it see progress? >> it looks difficult to see that this will end well. ing there is now, the e.u. summit to which some of the proposals that the greeks put in, also the reaction of the europo group will be discussed. at the end of the day it will be a decision as to whether the eurozone wants to keep greece in. if there is no agreement on the
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details, there may be something to the agreement made to allow greece to not default on the payments and continue to negotiate. so we might see. there is a chance we may see an extension of bailout. as it runs out, to allow for a period of more negotiations to take place. and during that period there's money that is allocated to greece. meets some of the payments coming to you from the central bank in july and august and keep things going. we might see a muddle through or fudge to postpone the day. >> which is hardly satisfactory. why are the two sides refusing to come together. what are they quibbling over? >> it's interesting. the greeks made huge concessions. very have made so many you turns. they no longer stick to not
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raising taxes, to no austerity and privatisation, all the things are happening. it's in the detail where there's difference one is pensions how to deal with the fact that pension payments takes a big percentages of all greek spending and the europeans and other institutions want them to be cut back faster end retirement payments earlier than the greeks propose, and rethink the spending cuts and where they might come rather than rely on tax increases which the greeks wanted to be based on the wealthy playing more and corporations paying more. they think that that is not sustainable, they need something more drastic to what the greeks propose. there's a difference, but the greeks will find it difficult to take back to the parliament - actually, we have proposed austerity, how much the deficit
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needs to be reduced. it's a question of how to do it. the how to do it as far as the greeks are concerned, the european proposals means more hardship to the man on the street and itself hards to selt to the pub -- -- to sell to the public and the parliament. >> who will be worse off, greeks and the eurozone countries? >> greece will be worse off and there'll be instability. europeans probably underestimated the impact generally across the eurozone. if one country goes why can't others with substantial debts, that come understand pressure. including ireland, with a debt to g.d.p. ratio of others 127% and portugal, and spain movering
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around there too. once they say that the euro is reversible. they'll be testing the market and the cost will be significant, and what is more they'll not get their money back in greece defaults. that is substantial. over $50 billion is due to germany alone. >> palestine is submitting documents to the international criminal court in the hope of bringing war crimes charges against israeli officials. it's the first time prosecutors will see the palestinian complained against israel's breach of national law. imtiaz tyab reports. >> reporter: this is as close as this person can get to land his family owned for generations. when israel built the settlement considered illegal, an electrified fence was built.
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he shows me how it prevents him accessing his property. he has not lost hope of regaining his land one day. >> translation: we want to cultivate. i'm glad i'm going to the krill international criminal court, i want a solution to stop them occupying my land. israel makes up a key comment to the palestinian criminal court. dozens of settlements have been built and are home to 600,000 israelis. a key argument is against article 8, section 2 of the i.c.c.'s roam statute stating the transfer of a civilian population into territories it occupies is illegal. the file is broken down into three main categories of complaints. the first deals with illegal
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settlements, which you can see here and the second the status of treatment to palestinian treatments and the final, last summer's war with gaza. israel is accused of breaching the international rules of law during the 50 day bombardment of the gaza strip. more than 2,200 palestinians were killed, mostly civilians. a u.n. report published this week found israel and hamas may have committed war crimes. the palestinian commission was -- submission to the i.c.c. alleged dozens of violations of international law. >> our goal is to prove israel committed war crimes and crime against humanity, our goal is to help the i cc initiate an investigation as soon as possible. >> israeli officials refused to provide information requested by the i.c.c., saying the court has no authority to investigate palestinian complaints, because in its view palestine is not a state.
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it will be up to them to decide whether there's enough evidence to order an examination. a process that will no doubt be long and complicated. only individuals can be indicted by the court, not states, which means prosecutors will have to determine which israeli military and government officials could be prosecuted for war crimes, or not well let's take a closer look at the impact of israeli occupation on palestinian territory. it's believed there's more than 200 israeli settlements and outposts built illegally on israeli land. israel is accused of using it as a bargaining chip in negotiations, and alleged to use the construction programme as retaliation for what it sees as palestinian crimes.
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a former advisor to israel's foreign ministry joins us from west jerusalem. what do you make of this submission to the i.c.c. by the palestinian authority. >> i think there's two comments made. first of all, on the fighting in gaza it was hamas that committed wore crimes and hasn't vetted them. it was confirmed by the u.n. human rights council... unfortunately we have lost communications with west jerusalem. we will perhaps, try to get him back in the programme. he started to give a response. we'll try to get the full response a little later moving on to libya - two rival governments are due to resume u.n. brokered talks in morocco. they'll consider a 6-point u.n. proposal to end the conflict.
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under the plan a transitional unity government will be set up until a new constitution is adopted and elections held. libya has been split between the government in tobruk and a rival government in tripoli. >> the vol anno in western non non-indonesia has become more active. mt sinabung has been spewing ash and lava. it has continued to rumble. stephanie dekker is in one of the villages close to mt sinabung and joins us live. when we last spoke to you we could see the whole volcano, now i presume it's shrouded in cloud. that's not an ash cloud, is it? >> we just had an eruption about an hour ago. i can tell you it was petrifying.
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we were in a village further in interviewing some of the military that were there, handing out masks to villagers, and all the children ran, and we could see a mass icloud. we ran forward and could see it tumbling towards us we ran, glot into our cars nothing hopped to the village, it gives you a sense of how strong mother nature is. we got into the car, and we have stills of it. armageddon like. it travels fast. it travelled around 4km. it went 5km high and was the second biggest eruption since becoming active. we had police come here telling us that this was a red zone that we shouldn't be here. it goes to show how quickly things can change. >> we will not keep you there any longer. perhaps you should listen to the police and move further away. interesting to hear what is
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going on there. do be safe. >> we will not abandon you, that's the promise from president obama to the families of hostages held captive abroad. president obama outlined a new policy to how the government reacts to hostage taking. as patty culhane explains, only part of the policy has changed. >> be more upfront about what they can or cannot do or will and will not do. we felt we were in the dark. >> reporter: this is not just about families that lost loved ones overseas. the white house acknowledges now there's more than 30 americans held hostage overseas.
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u.s. president obama acknowledged the problem, families ignored. bullied, threatened with prosecution if they pay ron scam the the new policy doesn't say it's legal for the families to be prosecuted only that no family has been prosecuted for it. the president is promising more information will be shared. one thing will in the change. >> as president i have to consider our larger security. i firmly believe the united states government paying ransom to terrorists risks engaging more kidnappings. i believe the policy puts fewer at rig. >> reporter: critics say the new policy will do that. >> the concern i have is by lifting the long held principle.
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you could be endangering more americans here and overseas. >> ultimately you are likely to increase the incentives for people to kidnap americans. >> reporter: after they were incentivizing further hostage taking white house officials instead say... >> we will not abandon families. >> changes that will come too late for the journalists. but with more than 30 americans held hostage, their families promised they can focus on fighting to get the family member back and not fighting their own government businesses in the united states are hiring again as the economy improves. some enterprises are wary of taking on staff. >> kristen saloomey looks at why some companies are taking a cautious approach. >> ever since kelly took over
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her family's sheet metal business the workers were like family. >> it was horrifying. i would shut my door and cry. >> the company called sound manufacturing lost a third of its business and kelly had to lay off half of the workforce. sales are picking up. so is the hiring. job growth remains strong. companies are hiring at rates that have not been seen since before the recession. the economy is not growing as much or quickly as anyone would like. >> mane small businesses are held back by uncertainty. >> businesses don't feel like it's predictable. what they can expect next year in terms of cost - whether it's taxes, labour cost or health care cost. they remain cautious.
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although employment is rising not to the degree that anyone likes. >> kelly agrees. until recently she avoided having more than 50 employees, since companies of that size have to apply more benefits she worries about the cost. she feels the economy is stronger. >> our sales levels are to pre numbers, not only that but order quantities are returning to higher quantities and we are optimistic. >> optimistic but like many small businesses taking a cautious approach to growth. sound manufacturing boasts 53 employees. plans to add three more this summer still to come - fans celebrate at the copa america. jo tells youia organizers of the tournament have been left to count the cost of the f.i.f.a. scandal. details coming up in sport.
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women in afghanistan are taking on a male dominated culture. sara is the first female taxi driver nicole johnson won't a drive with
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her. >> reporter: it's a typical day for this woman. quick look under the bonnet much wipe away the dust. and she's ready for her shift driving a taxi. this job is anything but typical for a woman in afghanistan. >> translation: i feel happy behind the steering wheel. how can i say it, i'm proud. i share this with other women. i want to give them more courage. >> reporter: this driver is like a sister to us. it is better to drive with her than a strange man. sara borrowed money and bought her first taxi two years ago, after her brother-in-law was killed. she was determined to support 15 people in her family. >> translation: many male taxi drivers tease women or girls, giving them their phone numbers, check them out. other women encouraged me to become a driver. >> reporter: it's hard to imagine it that 30 years ago during the communist period,
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there were women in kabul driving electric public buses. now it's rare to see a woman behind the wheel of a car, let alone a taxi. in this dusty field on the outskirts of town, she's giving driving lessons. sara says 20 women told her they want to learn. >> translation: my message to the brothers that won't allow women to drive is they should allow us. how long do women have to sit at home in dark houses? >> reporter: changing society's attitude about women driving will not happen quickly. >> translation: a woman can't be a taxi driver here or in any other city, because there are security problems. >> reporter: still, sara says nothing will stop her, not even threats. >> translation: they punctured four of my tires, scratched the car and stole registration plates. other drivers cut in front of me on the road. >> reporter: if she's afraid, she doesn't show it. anyway, sara is too busy picking
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up passengers. there's more real news that now time for the sport and here is jo. >> thank you, chile knocked out the holders in the quarter fines of the copa america. winning 1-0 against a uruguay team that ended the match with nine men. richard reports. >> reporter: heading into this quarterfinal chile scored twice as many goals as anyone else. uruguay scraped through the group stage as a best third-placed team. the hosts didn't have the shooting boots on in the first half in santiago it was goalless at the interval. uruguay had star striker kav aroundy sent off. he reacted after being provoked by a player falling to the ground dramatically. with a man advantage, chile netted a winner in the 82nd
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minute is la stealing the 1-0 victory. uruguay exit the tournament with nine men, a second yellow card for a challenge on alexis sanchez. >> translation: it seems to me that this was a mask well worn by chile. it was worn against a hard team that never gave up hope of the possibility. >> translation: we played a good match. we limited them. they tried to do the usual game. when reduced to so men, it was a bit harder. >> chile into the sem ris for the first time in 16 years, to the gight of their president. -- delight of their president. >> chile faces peru versus
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bolivia. peru came second in group c behind brazil and colombia. they reached the semis, they are suspended for this match. >> translation: we never thought we were the favourites in any of three matches, i believe it will be a tougher match played at the same level. media were allowed three minutes to film ahead of the match. their coach wanted to hide his tactics, ranked 89th in the rollered. rollered. -- world, bolivia were 89th in the world. >> translation: i see peru made progress with their coach. we know they have many virtuous strength and have good players that can change a game. our job will be to stop them in order for our skills to shine the copa america could be in trouble. the organizers say they may be
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forced to use a $10 million reserve fund because of a cash flow problem caused by the f.i.f.a. bribery scandal. the company that owns the rights to the tournament paid less than half of $80 million. that's because accounts have been frozen as two investigators are investigated by the department of justice. the copa america admitted that they are yet to pay the prize to the eight teams qualifying for the quarterfinals. according to the treasurer, they need $20 million to pay prize money and costs for the remainder of the tournament. >> translation: neither kerks or copper libatore's finals are at risk. it's true that they disappeared. i understand it's of high concern, because for the future there are major important moments ahead. but particularly copa america
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and cobba liberatore has no threat. cricket's world governing body has a new man in charge. the former captain took control of the rinse at the i.c.c. conference in barbados. it's been without a president since aim, when the previous incumbent stood down over changes giving power to the big three, england india and australia, and less to the presidents. pakistan's eunice kahn is making a 100th test appearance for the team as they take on sri lanka. he was out for six, and it got worse for the visitors as they were bowled out for 138. sri lanka are at the crease on 13 for 0. rugby union makes a return to the olympics in rio. 92 years since it last appeared at a games. sports officials are drumming up
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enthous axes by building a rugby pitch. they expect to make around $50 million, and hope it will boost participation. >> because it's an olympic sport, of schools, universities. russia, normally it wouldn't be on the radar. more money in the game. more with legitimacy in the country. then of course the spotlight providing sport for the two weeks, where you'll reach global areas that your sport had trouble reaching in the past. >> that's all the sport for me for now much more a little later. >> see you later. do stay with us on al jazeera, i'll be back at the top of the hour. live in brussels deal or no
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deal for greece.
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the fight for kobane i.s.i.l. fighters re-enter the strategic town on the syrian-turkish border for the first time in months. also ahead - last-minute talks in brussels to find a solution to the greek debt crisis. a burundi advisor flees. i'm nicole johnson,