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>> hello and welcome to the news hour live from doha. here's what's coming up in the next 60 minutes. a cram bell to withdraw savings in greece, but the emergency bank funding from a europe will go on. >> heading for extra time, nuclear talks with iran look set to go beyond tuesday's deadline. >> a saudi arabia man named as the suicide bomber killed 27 people as a shia mosque in
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kuwait. >> coming back, vehicle on course on track. >> more questions over commercial space flight as a rocket be explodes on the way to the international space station. >> the european central bank said it will keep up its emergency cash line to greek banks at current legs. the banks had been dependent on the funding worth 90 billion euros so far. customers have withdrawn money from cash points across the country, estimated a a billion euros were taken out saturday alone. >> it could be a decisive week for greek debt problems. monday, europe financial markets open for the first time since the weekend's extraordinary developments and traders as well as investors will be brace are
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for more upheaval. tuesday, greece needs to make a 1.6 billion euro repayment. it says it can't pay without more money from europe, but a request to extend the bailout was refused angry over a referendum called sun july 5 when people will vote on newt bailout terms. caught in the middle of it all the greek people. >> if we exit the european union, i believe things will be very good for greece. it will be tough for sometime, but we'll find the strength in order to carry on ahead. we don't need the europeans. >> >> deep down, i believe we do not want to exit europe. we aren't able to sustain such a move. they take no personal responsibility. we will vote to remain within
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the euro and european union despite the difficulties proposed. >> the question if it's the right decision to remain within the european union, i believe it would be a positive decision to do so, but under bearable conditions. >> dominic cain is at the european central bank in frankfort. we'llous to him shortly. we're saying that greek customers are very worried in athens and across the country and perhaps rightly so, but what's been the reaction to the news that the e.c.b. will coupe up emergency cash lifeline to the greek banks at current levels? >> well, it is reassuring that the greeks that the e.c.b. hasn't decided to permanently stop that flow of cash from frankfurt to the greek banking system. it's reassuring that the e.c.b. wants to tell the world that it will revise its decision and it
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will in other words release the flow of more cash into the system as and when necessary. that's something that greek depositors and businesses need to hear. they need to have their faith in the system restored. i think it will also have an effect on public opinion here when they finally see the content of the proposals made by pretors to the greek side on thursday in brussels. that was the loft proposal the greeks were faced with. it has not been published yet by the greeks, who have themselves declared a referendum on it, although we did hear last night in parliament during the debate that those proposals have now been submitted to parliament, so do form partly of the official documentation of the state but parliament has without explanation failed so far to put those documents on line or publish them in any form
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officially. so has the prime minister's office. the european commission evidently feels rather frustrated that the greeks who are supposed to be deciding on whether they want these measures or not have been kept in the dark and they have in the last hour posted these documents of an official from the european commission saying in the interest of transparency and for the information of the agreement people, the european commission is publishing its latest proposals. we've seen leaks of those proposals. they also contain measures that the government has been resisting. >> thank you for that jump date from athens. now we'll cross over to dominic cain joining us to tell us what else the ky c.b. is saying about that decision its made to keep up its emergency cash lifeline to greek banks at current levels. what this means dominic and what hams next?
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>> what it means is that the greek central bank has access to the liquidity assistance and hasn't defaulted yet as we know, the repayment must be made on tuesday. the development we've heard since the decision from the central bank is that angela merkel will be briefing parliamentary leaders tomorrow, in berlin and it's worth bearing in mind that we've heard the fact that the greek people will be given the chance to vote on the situation as john has told us but it's worth bearing in mind that if there is a substantial deal at some point then the german parliament will vote on it, and there is no certainty that the majority exists in the german parliament for such a vote. yes, there is a grand coalition in germany between the angela merkel's party and its allies, and with the social democratic party, but there is not
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necessarily a majority in favor of giving yet more govern tees of money to the greek economy to the greek government, so that is something that we will watch with, with clear interest, because it may well hold the key to whatever decision is arrived at. of course as you've mentioned we know that on tuesday the greek government must major repayment and know by that the weekend coming there will be some sort of decision in germany, there will be the financial markets here opening tomorrow. who knows how share prices will go following this weekend's activity, and then of course, there's the uncertainty that goes in with the referendum we're expecting on the weekend. >> ok, dominic, thank you for that update from frankfurt. >> in turkey, police used water cannon to break up a gay pride march. look at these latest pictures from istanbul.
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those are the latest pictures we have coming to us on the line from the scene as photo journalist joins us. can you tell us what you see? >> the march was supposed to begin at 5:00. about 4:45, the police started pushing everybody down the street in the neighborhood. we are all here at the moment, unable to draw back and unable to go to the planned route of the march. >> do we know how the police have broken up the march? >> no, there is no official -- no shots from policing. the only official thing i've heard is it's been banned, the government said due to ramadan.
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it just happened. that's the latest i've heard. there is a big sense of confusion here. >> what's been the reaction of those people that are out? what do they say they will do? >> in general people are trying to get back to faction and wondering, you know, what to do exactly, but people are just very confused, because i've been here 34 years and been to the pride march four consecutive years and there's never been problems. the transgender march was last sunday and there was no problem there, no provocation from the police that i saw. people here are annoyed and confused. >> thank you very much for giving us that jump date from istanbul. >> diplomats in vienna are driving bargains with iran in order to scale down the nuclear program. negotiations i will likely extend beyond tuesday's
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deadline. a framework agreement was struck in april but major differences remained on details of a final deal. >> it is going to be tough. it has always been tough but not impossible. it is a matter of political will. the reason for having this agreement done are still there probably now more than ever. most of all oh nonproliferation agreement, so it's security, the security of the world is at stake. >> let's cross over to james bays live at the meeting in vienna. when we say it seems likely negotiations will extend beyond the tuesday deadline, how long are we talking about here? >> probably just a couple of days i think. certainly, that's all they're talking about at this stage an extension into the early days of july. one of the reasons for that is foreign ministers have been arriving here including the
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british foreign minister, the german foreign minister, you saw the e.u. chief there. as they were arriving, the news that one of the most important physician here is going to leave here in a few hours to go back to tehran for consultations what does that mean? well, let's find out by speaking to one of those who's followed this whole process for a very long time, i believe almost 20 years you've been following this. what does it mean, his leaving? does it mean things have hit a snag? >> not necessarily. it certainly could be that there has been a problem and as a way of objecting he is going back. it could be there is a new proposal on the table something surprising or includes elements that they were not expecting and as a result he needs to go back and cult. in the past, perhaps those consultations could have been done from over here, but one speculative factor is that because of the spying that was
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taking place here last time around perhaps the iranians are not doing things over the air waves any longer, instead have to go back to iran. >> let's be absolutely clear there was news that computer networks here were hacked and many believe the israeli's were responsible. >> correct. there's been news of that and been clear fingers pointed at israel for this and as a result, perhaps as an extra precaution. throughout negotiation almost every round many of these foreign ministers with the exception have at some point left the talks gone back or gone somewhere else and then return. this is the first time he does it. it doesn't mean necessarily it's any different from the time when the other foreign ministers felt the need to be able to go do other things. >> there may be some new formulation on the table but there are no new issues on the tail. we know all of the issues. as things stand what do you think are the key sticking points, because we have been talking about the whole way inspections will be carried out and the issue of sanctions.
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i understand from people you've been speaking to, you believe the latter, sanctions relief for iran may have been solved. >> the issue of the initiation of sanctions relieve seems to have been solved from the iranian side and that is when it will begin. the main sticking point is not when it will begin but how will it proceed at what pace would new sanctions be relieved. the initiation being resolved is an important break through. >> thank you for joining us here on al jazeera. in the next few hours, the foreign minister will be leaving. back here, we're told on monday, that means the deadline, i think no one thinks will be kept oh on tuesday and everyone seems relaxed for an extension on these talks for at least a few days.
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>> thank you. >> still to come, hundreds of people flee for their lives as a fire rips through a party at a water park in taiwan. >> in california, this is nola, one of the last five remaining northern white rhinos on earth. we'll have a story about how science is trying to keep the species alive. >> coming up in sport for a second copa america in brazil, penalties to paraguay. we'll have all the action later this hour. >> a saudi arabia national carried out an attack on a mosque. he landed hours before he detonated explosive at a mosque,
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killing 27 people. we have this update from kuwait city. >> kuwaits interior ministry identified the perpetrator of that horrific suicide bombing that killed 27 people and injured over 220 as a sawed sit 10 saying that he entered kuwait through kuwait international airport, took a flight on dawn friday, hours later entered the mosque, blew himself up in that ho risk attack which has shocked kuwait unlike any other attack here and really instilled a sense of fear to citizens so used to feeling secure. the interior ministry announced other arrests in relation to the attack. hours after the bombing, it was announced that suspects had been detained and questioned. on saturday, the driver of the vehicle used in the attack as well as the owner of the vehicle
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had been arrested. the kuwaiti government has tried to reassure citizens all the way up to the emir of the country the cabinet and other might be industry officials have all said kuwait must stand united, this is a resilient country and they will fight this type of terrorism, they are calling it, with every resource they have. already, we've seen security forces on hutch higher alert not just land forces, also maritime borders protected more vigorously now in the wake of this horrifying attack. >> a researcher at the university of cambridge gave us his reaction to a sawed national blamed for the attack. >> it is obviously bad news, but not that surprising, given the large number of saudis in isis. >> the government linked media at least in kuwait is saying at
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least seven suspects had been detained in connection with that attack. do you expect more arrests? >> yes, i would assume that there might be some more people involved, because seems like, you know, very well planned operation. >> what does this mean for more sharing of intelligence between not only kuwait and saudi arabia in fact but the other duffel countries, do you expect to see more of that? >> it was founded as the military's duty alliance, but the problem is that clearly perhaps there hasn't been enough done to prevent this attack, as well as the recent attacks in saudi arabia itself. >> will more be done to prevent attacks of this nature? >> yes. i'm sure that the those in question are doing what they can.
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it's not security problem it's more political problem the ideology that has been feeding this anti shia politics of the last years, really. >> this is not an idealogy we are generally used to seeinging kuwait, to the government has come out and stressed the important of national unity but going forward hutch of a challenge might this be for kuwait? >> indeed, the kuwait government has not fasted directly sectarianism and hasn't taken such a sectarian view of foreign policy, for example. given that kuwait has an open political media system and home to all the major groups that exist in the region, so for example has a substantial shia
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majority makeup, up to 30% of the population, and has a strong muslim brotherhood and also a strong sunni radical groups in the country so you did see over the last couple of years in particular -- between these two camps and sectarianism had become an issue already in kuwait and really, this is only the kind of worst example of this kind of -- >> libya's rival governments are set to be on the verge of signing a power sharing deal to end its political crise. u.n. brokered talks began two days ago but came face-to-face for the first time on sunday. the country's been split between the two competing governments with various armed groups battling for control. the u.n. based government is in
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tobruk another government in tribally. >> going door to door searching for isil fighters, latest fighting is in villages east. 200 have been killed since thursday when isil launched its assault. >> too nearby osha's put 1,000 extra police on tourist sites and beaches after an attack. tourists have been remembering victims. many are choosing to cut their holidays short and return home.
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>> this beach is the scene of one of the worst attacks in tourist history. >> i thought this would happen in london or paris. i was not expecting something to be happening here. this is like a dramatic thing. >> many came a long way to enjoy vacation. dreams that were shattered on the beach of the imperial hotel.
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hundreds of tourists have packed and returned home. those who stayed come to lay flowers at the site of the shooting. >> i feel very sad, really very, very sad. we brought some flowers yesterday. we cried, of course. you think the only effect, but it is death for these good people, this quiet country. >> the people we met recount the horrors they felt during the attack. they say they can't understand why someone would kill tourists, but all say they may not come back to tunisia. >> nothing in the future, no. because i'm scared. that's probably that they wanted, but i have two children at home that i miss very much. yeah. >> i feel sad for the tunisians who will face hard times. they need to boost their economy so people can find jobs. >> the government will increase the number of troops it has on the streets and will shut down mosques accused of inciting violence. for these people who work in the tourism industry, their march on the beach is a message of defiance that they will continue to work, despite the uncertain times.
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>> this is where the gunman opened fire, killing 38. the attack has raised questions and led to increased in security procedures in one of the most popular tourist destinations in north africa. al jazeera. >> the death toll for the recent heatwave in pakistan increased to more than 1200. conditions have returned to normal after temperatures peeked at 45 celsius earlier this month. 2,000 patients with heat related illnesses are still being treated. >> the organizers of a music event in taiwan are being questioned by police after an explosion left more than 500 people injured. it triggered a fire that forced party goers to run for their lives. many suffered serious burns as erika wood reports.
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>> around 1,000 people were dancing at a water park when colored theatrical powder thrown from the stage accidentally ignited. >> whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! >> amateur footage shows that within seconds, crowd members closest to the stage were engulfed in a massive fireball. >> whoa! whoa! >> they ran to get away, but more than 500 suffered burns especially to the lower legs. >> everybody was running and pushing each other. we saw a lot of people whose skin had been seriously burned. it was just like hell. >> 200 were seriously injured and some in critical condition. >> everybody was screaming and bleeding. there was blood everywhere. >> paramedics were called to the scene, many having to be treated on the ground where they lay others made their own way to the closest hospitals.
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in the morning following the accident, emotional parents of some of the victims arrived to be by their bedside. >> just a small child who went out to have fun. now on the verge of death. >> his 18-year-old daughter suffered burns to 90% of her body. >> today it's with a feeling of great sorrow that i visit these people injured. the main purpose was to promise their relatives that the government will do its best to help them and we will investigate who should take responsibility. >> many from the crowd are also suffering lung injuries. the exact cause of the fireball is still being investigated, but police are questioning the organizers of the event. the local mayor has announced an immediate ban on the colored powder being used at public events. >> some dramatic pictures from the united states now, you'll see in a moment where an
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unmanned rocket exploded on the way to the international space station, breaking apart two minutes after liftoff in florida. it was carrying more than 18,000 kilograms of science and research materials. nasa said the cause of that explosion is unclear. got rocket was launched by nasa's commercial partners space x. >> still to come, the russian villagers in trouble for printing their own currency. >> tapping into the digital revolution, how new internet reforms could change the lives of cubans. >> in sport another indy car race is filled with crashes. one driver says it's only a matter of time until there's a fatality. details in sport a little later.
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>> top stories on the al jazeera news hour, greek banks under pressure despite a move by the european bank to keep up the
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lifeline. banks are being drained by worried customers who withdrew a billion dollars on saturday alone. >> police used water cannon to break up a gay pride march in istanbul heading for the square traditional rallies point for demonstrations in the city. >> diplomatic low mats driving tough bargains with iran to scale down its nuclear program. it seems likely negotiations will extend beyond tuesday's deadline. >> those talks will be closely followed in india. if there's a deal, it could mean the easing of sanctions will allow more countries to resume trade in iran. for some, easing restrictions is the last thing they want. >> tons of rice are processed and packaged at this food factory outside new delhi. rice is just one of the many indian exports to iran, but trade has recently fallen as
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indian companies are priced out of the market because other countries are doing business with iran. >> iran was importing 1.4 million tons of rice. this year, it will not cross half million. >> many companies used to export to iran by intermediate countries to get around currency restrictions. a direct trade deala year ago was boosted with exports reaching almost $5 billion last year. now the worry here that a trade deal on iran's nuclear program negotiated with the u.s. and other appears will open up the iranian market at india's expense. >> india has bought oil from iran partially using india currency, giving a double benefit, a save i go on current account did he have sift, using that currency to buy food and other products. if sanctions are lifted, some worry their business deals and exports will be hit.
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>> some exporters don't believe iran trading with the west is necessarily a bad thing for them. members of an export association are being urged not to worry that their trade advantage may end soon. >> india's recently signed a deal to build a port in southern iran despite u.s. objections using it to increase trade even if sanctions are lifted and countering china's growing presence, india is looking to use the port and its relationship with iran to build its presence further north into central asia. >> india is interested in leading up north to the borders. this will open up business opportunities for india. >> as of now, business with iran accounts for less than 2% of all indian exports. companies here hope that an
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indian built port in iran will help the economy open up to the world and create new markets for them in central asia and eventually eastern europe. >> two people have been killed in burundi a day before the parliamentary election. one during an anti-government protest, killed by police, the second intelligence officer was attacked by an opposition member. there's been unrelate since the president announced he would run for a third term. we have this report. police say he was killed after being alleged to to be spying for the government. >> it doesn't make sense. now i have lost my son. >> there is tension and fear in
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burundi. the head of the catholic church says an organization willing not participate in monday's parliament election or the presidential vote in july where the president wants a third material despite a constitutional two term limit. that's why we are asked not to show the faces of people in this church. they are afraid of being attacked. most people say they just want one thing. >> peace. in all people. people of burundi want peace. >> some families aren't faking any chances. >> some people left the capital and gone to their villages or left want country. the government said legs are going ahead. people are worried for what could happen afterward. >> the u.n. is trying to mediate talks between the government and opposition. so far things aren't going well. those who don't want the president to have a third term tried to protest despite a security crackdown. >> we made an appeal to always
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take orders, rarely to take into account the seriousness of the situation, because we believe that if there is no dialogue, the country might go at the brink of a full blown deterioration of the situation. >> opposition parties are boycotting elections. some say that won't solve anything. >> i am asking muslims and people of burundi to vote. that is the only way out of this crisis. >> the president's supporters say they will vote on monday. others plan to be back on the street. >> that was a report, we cross over now to the capital of burundi.
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>> he left on wednesday and the government said people really don't need to flee. he said basically he's quit as speaker of parliament, not coming back to burundi and said the elections should be postponed. despite the government saying things are calm and safe, we have incredible pictures of people crossing the border in rwanda, people trying to cross the border. some people don't feel it's safe to be around for the elections. some are leaving, some are staying to see how things pan out. >> the talks of the crise are they still continuing despite the president going ahead to the elections? >> it's complicated. the u.n. asked for postponement of one month. opposition parties and religious
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leaders want postponement of three months. the government said thanks for the suggestions but we're going ahead with the elections. the u.n. believes dialogue is still possible, but all parties have to meet at the table and have to find a consensus. >> ok. thank you for that update from burundi. >> an african-american woman has been arrested in south carolina after she climbed a flag pole of the state capitol building and removed the confederate flag. the 30-year-old and her supporters say the flag is a symbol of white supremacy that incited the killings in charleston. >> in the u.s., police say it's a matter of time before they catch an escaped convict. richard sweat and david matt
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broke out of prison. matt was shot close to the border with canada on friday. police say it will be difficult for sweat to elude capture much longer. he is believed to be hiding in a forest. >> he's been on the run for three weeks. he's tired hungry, we've got bad weather coming in. he's endured bad weather he's fatigued. he's going to make a mistake. >> sharing selfies on social media and other quirks of the media revolution have largely by passed cubans. only three quarters of households are on line. it is hoped that cuba will be connected to worldwide cyber culture. we have this report from havana. >> wherever you go, people in cuba carry smart phones, often gifts from friends and relatives abroad. they can take photos and text messages, but internet. >> no, no. >> internet, no. >> cuba is one of the few
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countries where mobile phones cannot connect to the internet. >> we are behind the rest of the world, totally disconnected, says a student. like everyone else, he spends hours at the cultural center the only venue for free wi-fi, an experimental project. people bring their smart phones and laptops to connect to internet, even if it takes them until dawn. the signal is weak, but their will is strong. >> to connect with others on facebook, make friends, to find out so many things we know nothing of. >> this is the alternative, the telephone company's navigation center where people come to surf the web. you can stand for hours, waiting to get inside to use the computer and you have to buy one of these little cards that costs $2 and allows you to surf for one hour. >> though cheaper than before, the price is still high on the average salary of $20.
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cubans aren't allowed to have internet at home, so while not exactly legal, this resourceful cuban pays a foreigner who is eligible for a connection to buy him a line to the only option available, a painfully slow, outdated phone line connection. in the meantime, there's the cell phone clinic, where cubans download local apps, like a guide to restaurants, nightclubs and much more. >> off line. off. >> the database is included on the phone app because people don't have internet on the phone. >> that is set to change promises the government. according to cuba's first vice president, the state will guarantee secure and widespread use of internet for the development of the nation and will strive to make this
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resource available, accessible and affordable to all. it's a major shift for a government reluctant until now to grant unfettered internet access to millions of cubans who are impatient to join another revolution, the one that links them to the digital world. al jazeera, havana. >> colombo i can't's president blames farc for the country's worst environmental disaster. the president says the group damaged an oil pipeline in a bomb attack in the port city in southern colombia. 150,000 people have been left without safe drinking water after oil spilled into the river. >> you won't find it in any currency exchange, in fact you won't find it outside one tiny russian village but it is a currency invention that's got authorities in russia in a flap. we have followed the money.
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>> three hours out of moscow and down the road is a strange fiscal controversy. this is the version of fort knox or the federal reserve, a battered matal box holding the cash stash in the village currency invented, minted and printed by a farmer. >> people have always exchanged things among each other. we haven't created the process we just made it digital. in russia, for village work, you used to get a bottle of vodka, which was stable currency. we are doing the same thing, we don't use vodka anymore, we printed these pieces of paper. >> he and more than 100 friends use the paper for loans and to trade goods and labor with each other. it means their real money can be saved for more ambitious things like building a village bath house. >> for anyone interested in the thrust of currency trading, the
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vital question, of course, is what is one worth? >> 10 eggs. this bucket, five, and a goose here, a not unreasonable 60. >> those it has proven resilient to the storms buffeting the ruble. when your purchasing power is pegged to the potato, it doesn't much matter what's happening in the money markets. this is a man with anarchist leanings who has made things difficult for the authorities in the past and the authorities are none too impressed with the currency. >> they came and wanted to see the currency, so i made them to chop some wood to earn it. we all laughed. suddenly, a month ago, i got summonsed to court with scary words like urgently withdraw this money and destroy it, because it threatens russia's economy. >> his lawyer said the case
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against him is hopelessly confused. >> even the prosecutor himself when i asked him or the central bank representative, no one could explain why they think they are money surrogates. they couldn't say what criteria there are nor a money surrogate but claim that is what it is about. they couldn't explain the threat to the russian federation's payment system. >> his next appearance in court is july 1. until then, he is staying on his farm looking after his animals and slightly relishing all the fuss. >> that still to come, find out if sri lanka could stop a second innings lead from piling up against them. the sport is right after the break.
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>> the tiny pacific island nation is fighting back against growing numbers of illegal fisherman who plunder its waters. it's sending a strong message to potential poachers. >> the vietnamese boats were spotted in the waters last month. onboard, eight tons of sea cucumbers and fish destined for asia's black market. the vessels were towed to open water, never to be used again. they are clamping down on illegal fishing. 15 vietnamese boats have been
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captured with more than 25 tons of protected species onboard. >> this message is really this is no longer an option for poachers. we have a marine law enforcement team. we guarantee you that you will return with nothing if you are caught stealing in these waters. >> it is a tropical archipelago nearly 1,000 kilometers east of the philippines, lying in the midst of vast, unpatrolled waters, easy target for illegal fishing boats. now it seeks to protect its rich seas, creating a marine conservation zone, putting 80% off limits to all commercial fishing. for it, it is defending its life blood. >> everything that drives the economy, food security, national
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security involves the ocean in some way. with porous borders with the philippines and indonesia, it's easy for vessels to slip in and out of the waters. because it has a rich history in conservation, there's a lot to poach. >> the fisherman were released and sent on their way with boats loaded with enough fuel and food for the journey home. the captain remains in custody. it hopes its signal of defiance will keep the poachers out. nick clark, al jazeera. >> thank you very much. football in brazil, the coach blamed a virus affecting many players for his team's exit from the copa america. for a second time in a row brazil were beaten on penalties richard has more.
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>> heading into the final without their star, early on against paraguay, they didn't appear to be missing him, 1-0 up after a quarter of an hour. midway through the second half a penalty conceded. the captain in the box. the equalizer for paraguay from 12 yards. 1-1 until the end of extra time. just like their copa quarter final four years ago, it was decided by a penalty shootout, and with mixed spot kicks from brazil, it would again be paraguay that would go through. gonzalez put the ball in the net again to seal a 4-3 penalties victory. >> some of the players got ill of course talking about this
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now, it's complicated. it could look at if we're giving excuses. i, myself didn't get ill. thank god i was good. this is not the reason we lost. we lost because we didn't kill the game in the first half. >> of course, brazil is always a very tough rival, but we wanted to win from the start. we advanced to the next stage. >> paraguay will now face argentina in the semifinals. richard parr, al jazeera. >> defending champions japan through to the semifinals of the women's world cup. they beat australia to get there. despite a dominating possession, they had trouble finding the net, firing 14 shots in total. they eventually went through. in the dying minutes, japan won 1-0. >> the game plan was very well executed. this is very good from our team. while i think australia has made
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some big improvements this tournament, our win has given us confidence for the future. what we have done today was serve as a big base for our future successes. >> host canada has failed to reach the semis. they were knocked out by england, who took the lead after just 11 minutes. just minutes later, lucy bronze doubled their advantage. they went on to win 2-1. it's the first time england has reached the last quarter. they face. >> upon in the finals. >> to make a semifinal for england, obviously we have made history as a group. we have every belief we can make it through. we're going out to oh the heart and fight and passion we did today and hopefully come out to the final. >> indy's car champion will power said it's only a matter of time until another fatality happens in the sport. it comes after a race in california had many crashes,
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power was involved in one of them with a japanese driver. in the race, ryan briscoll was airborne after colliding with ryan hunter-reay. fortunately, nobody was seriously heard. briscoll only suffered bruising. one driver died after a crashing in las vegas. many complain the aerodynamics of the car are too dangerous. >> somebody's got to take responsibility for how this day's panned out. it's insane. you can't get away, you cannot get away and you have to take massive risks to gain track position. man, that's crazy racing. it's crazy, crazy, crazy. we just don't need another incident like we had in vegas
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and running like this, it will happen. it's just a matter of time. >> sri lanka has given themselves a second chance for a second test against pakistan in cricket. they resume monday. >> austin phillips qualified for top of the leader board in connecticut, the american is 14 under, going into the
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final day. >> austin phillips qualified for the 400 meters at the world's athletic championships by winning the event at the u.s. trials. she'll now decide whether to compete in the 200 or 400 meters in beijing, meaning good news for the world's fastest woman. she failed to qualify in fourth but would make the cuts if she only chooses to race in the 200 meters. there's more sports on our website. check out aljazeera.com/sport. >> thank you very much for that update. researchers warn the earth is in a mass extinction event directly related to human activity, climate change, hunting and the destruction of habitat are causing the disappearance of animals of all kinds. in san diego rob reynolds
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visited an animal at severe risk of extinction. >> she's literally one of the last of her kind, nola, a northern white rhino lives in the san diego zoo safari park. >> she is a keeper. >> she's a nice, quiet goal. >> demand for rhino horn has driven the sub species to the drink of extinction. >> these animals are killed for the horns. people think they have medicinal purposes. literally, they're made out of the same thing as your hair and nails. >> there are only five left on earth, all living in captivity. the remaining are like nola past their reproductive years all efforts to coax them to breed have failed.
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>> there's only one chance left for the survival of the northern white rhino as the species and it lice not far from here in an advanced genetics laboratory that scientists here call the frozen zoo. >> in stainless steel as i will i understanders genetic material from 300 species most of them endangered are kept safely frozen. >> this is a long tailed weasel. this is a cavendish dip. >> it's like a treasure chest. >> she's past of a futuristic rhino revival plan. >> those cells could be converted into stem cells and they be we could fertilize those sperm and eggs. we could potentially fertilize have sperm and eggs from two
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animals that have died years ago create a new embryo and transferred into a white rhino. >> it sounds like science fiction, but is scientifically feasible. >> we are not doing it reslessly. we have science behind it. we nope it's going a take a long time. >> samples are taken from nola. >> she may be a mother after all, perhaps one day? >> we certainly hope so, yes that's the goal. >> preventing poaching and preserving habitat are special to stop species from disappearing. with an assist, the northern white rhino may one day again roam wild. perhaps in a wiser world. san diego california. >> thanks for watching the news hour on al jazeera. we hand you over to barbara from london with more news in a
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