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>> announcer: this is al jazeera. ♪ welcome to the news hour from al jazeera's headquarters in doha, i'm sammy and coming up, in the show boko haram kill more than 100 people in attacks in northeast nigeria, "yes" or "no," huge rallies expected in the greek capitol ahead of a crucial vote on a bailout deal. china's left behind children and we report from one village where abandon children have committed
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suicide. a pregnancy sparked the birth of an era in u.s./cuban relations. ♪ and let's begin with developments in nigeria and the northeast and 140 people killed in three separate attacks in villages and boko haram gunmen are being blamed. a government official says several mosques were attacked in the town that happened on wednesday night. 97 men, women and children were killed there, two other villages were also attacked and women and children among the victims and on thursday more violence, a bomb blast and we are joined by the nigerian capitol abuja and tell us about the latest attack first of all and what is the military saying? >> reporter: well, sammy, the details are still on the ground because this has happened in an
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area where it's fairly remote there has been a lack of communications. what we have been able to do is establish contact with members of the civilian task force and people supporting military operations against boko haram and vigilantes and the attack happened late on thursday afternoon and during the attack four people were killed, one was a police officer and happened near a check point on this road this area towards mallry which is 40 kilometers from the state capitol of borno state. so far, sammy, there has been no reaction, no response from the security services that the military and police on this attack the details of these attacks and so far the emergency services have not been able to tell us exactly the extent of casualties and what they are doing to try and help those who may have been caught up in this
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latest round of violence and again we spoke to members of the joint task force who say in connection to the attack where over 100 are reported killed that the military were apparently some 11 kilometers away in another town but didn't respond to the attack. we have put that of course to the military authorities and are awaiting a response from them. >> and talking about wednesday's attacks and really grizzly reports coming out from people tell us a little bit about what we are hearing. >> reporter: well some of those who are in the violence have been giving accounts to news agencies mainly talking about the nature in which these boko haram fighters stormed the village and came with seven vehicles and nine motorcycles and during the rampage they killed various people, they killed women, they killed
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children and they burned and destroyed homes and property and business in the area. some people have been giving some really awful accounts of what they witnessed and will be bringing obviously more details to you as we get them. it's incredibly difficult to get people on the ground because of i say sammy it's an incredibly remote area there is no mobile network and that is why much of what we are reporting is only coming to light now when this attack happened on wednesday evening. >> reporter: all right, thanks so much u -- von there and they drove them out of the state and in january the group killed 2000 people in two towns and in borno state and the group carried out a group of suicide attacks and 20 were killed after a 12-year-old girl blew herself up in a marketplace and in march
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boko haram released a video showing be headings of two men suspended as spies and slaughter of 400 men women and children and their bodies were found in mass graves in april. and we are joined from coventry in england, an independent person on war studies and he is writing a book about boko haram and good to have you with us and latest attacks and three villages apparently in one night being attacked does that indicate that president's strategy in confronting boko haram is not going as effectively as you might want? >> well, it's too early to say the strategy has failed. all we have seen is a slow takeoff of finding possibly to understand the situation of
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being managed on the ground and if we recall shortly before the elections in march where a member of the previous government had to step up attacking the terrorists and sending them off, outside nigeria and it worked because there was political reason to that and then views of south africa and after the government left it is possible that there was a very big vacuum created between this government because of the supporting the nigeria army. now with the situation on the ground the current government is trying to restrategize and taking a bit too long to do that and the same service chiefs trying to be retained and you can expect the strategy not to work properly and the first thing the government needs to do right now is get rid of incompetent service chiefs.
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>> reporter: i think a lot of people will be scratching their head as they read details of wednesday attack people killed while praying in mosques and women and children killed in homes while they prepared a meal after fasting and why, is there a goal or strategy or simply senseless violence? >> clearly senseless violence and are people who have lost ground and right now what they are doing is do whatever it can to bring down whoever they can and bring down every one they can with them and that is what is happening and other places. the control of the place. but it was the way they went on the ground and right now using the last efforts to do as much damage as it can to nigerians but this is something the government has to work on with
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that. >> where are the security forces? some reports say security forces were only 11 kilometers away and three villages as i said being attacked. >> they are saying that from security forces were just 11 kilometers away from where the attack took place. it's a case of serious incompetence and the government needs to seriously investigate and mention whoever is responsible for that is appropriately dealt with and remember in the case of the chief there was security just before the killings at the school and who is doing these? this is what the government needs to find out if there is someone in government or security doing this then we need to get rid of that and i think that is why because i think we should point at security chiefs as well and who is giving orders if not them and they should be held responsible. >> someone should be responsible, thanks so much. greece the last day of
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campaigning ahead of a vote to decide the future and huge rallies in central athens by yes and no supporters those in thise yes camp says they should go with lenders and those who vote no are against the bailout and crippling austerity measures that come with it. and heading to the polling booth on sunday and asked them if a proposal by the european commission european central bank and international monetary fund should be accepted, "yes" or "no"? the issue is dividing opinion in greece and emotions are running high. now this was the scene outside of an eu building in athens on thursday, these protesters are against austerity. and john is joining us from athens and john as i said a big day of rally and tell us what is planned there today. >> reporter: we've got the two major final rallies for each
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camp tonight. here one of them will take place behind me the no rally if front of parliament, the yes rally is going to be approximately one kilometer away in the ancient marbel stadium in athens and both are planning a sort of musical concert peppered with speeches and slogans and polls show almost all greeks are decided on which camp they are going to be in. we are seeing very marginal numbers of undecided in the latest numbers. >> and speaking of public opinion and the mood is it still looking too close to call which may this might go? >> reporter: i think it still is. there are two new polls today. one of them produced by a greek university for bloomberg. they say that 43% will vote no marginally fewer, 42 1/2% yes in
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the margin of error, much too close to call and similar picture with another poll produced from the day daily here, 40.2% in no camp with a slight lead for the yes camp by 41 1/2. but, again, that is in the margo of error. what is interesting about this second pole and greeks are more or less evenly divided in the credit and no camps 61% acknowledge that there is a danger of greece leaving the euro zone if people vote no and three quarters say they would keep greece within the euro zone and 51% in obviously an outright majority think not even a no vote will change the idea of grease's creditors and in other words despite the futility in people's mines half the
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population still insists on voting no >> thank you very much john there. much more to come here on the al jazeera news hour and we are if gaza where hamas is under increasing pressure to deal with i.s.i.l. a drug scandal in somalia and many are dying from fake or expired medicine and the nadal surprise defeat at wimbledon and action on friday hoping to avoid an early exit. ♪ the muslim brotherhood in egypt says another member has been killed by security forces and kalil was in charge of brotherhood development committee and was in elections and went missing more than two weeks ago and family said the body had torture marks on it when it was handed back by the government and follows 13 muslim
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brotherhood leaders killed and one was a lawyer and former mp and the government says the men fired shots claiming the muslim brotherhood denies. anti-government protesters rallied in several egypt ion cities marking two years since the coup and called for more protests on friday and demonstrations are ban in egypt. syrian army carried out air strikes and launched raids following major as saument with rebels in the northern city of aleppo and the syrian military source says the attack has been repelled. the government largely controls the west of syria's largest city while different rebel factions are present in the east. the u.n. envoy is still hopeful a ceasefire can be reached and it comes as the united states also calls for humanitarian halt
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of fighting during ramadan and on the ground the saudi-led coalition launched more strikes on the capitol and pounded sanaa in the early morning hours of friday morning and one city in yemen successfully kelt the fighting in the outskirts and in the central province troops and local tribes joined together to fortify positions against the houthis and we explain. >> reporter: the rush hour in the muslim holy month of ramadan and fighting near the city and they are vigilant to maintain peace and call themselves popular resistance forces and say they prevented shia houthi fighters from closing in on the city and established checkpoints and monitor all traffic in and out of the city. >> translator: at the fronts where fighting goes on we are still resisting and it's happening 20 kilometers from the city. it is fortified and safe except
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for some shelling by houthi malitia and gangs. and the power of the popular resistance comes from the yemen army stationed to secure the city and thank god there is also the support of tribes from within outside marib. >> reporter: tribes in marib warned the government last year of possible advance from houthi fighters and they were stationed outside tribal fighters to defend the city and has given crucial fire power and hardware to fight off attacks and many have fallen to houthi fighters with soldiers backed by saleh and tribes were loyal to the government of abd rabbuh mansur hadi in exile in saudi arabia. >> translator: the city of marib is different from other cities, there are a lot of fronts here and thank god all the fronts are resisting the enemy with the help of the army
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and the province. we have support and anyone who tries to attack the city will be defeated. >> reporter: houthi fighters captured some areas in the western parts of marib and heavy fighting as the popular resistance tries to recapture them. the saudi-led coalition carried out several air strikes to the houthi held areas in the area and they are gone for now but there is tension and most of yemen's populated area the people of marib hope for peace and prepare forward. in iraq medics say 15 civilians have been killed by government air strikes and died in fallujah over run by i.s.i.l. 18 months ago and hospital says the wounds of the dead are consistent with barrel bombs and they are crude divide filled with zap shrapnel that kill indiscriminantly.
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in the largest crack down of its kind in years and hamas under pressure from i.s.i.l. it is threatening to remove the group from power and israel accusing hamas for supporting sinai across the border this egypt and we report from rafa. >> reporter: this is the gaza strip and black smoke can be seize rising in the sky after egyptian air strikes and followed one of the biggest attacks against its forces in modern history, the sinai province claimed responsibility for coordinated results which killed civilians and military personnel. a resident of rafa on the gaza side of the border and says egypt's response to the violence was intense. >> translator: it has been terrifying for us. we heard so many explosions. our children couldn't sleep because there were so many loud
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blasts at night. we pray for the safety of egypt. >> reporter: less than 24 hours before the coordinated attack on the egyptian sinai israel's intelligence minister accused hamas of being affiliated with fighters operating in the egyptian sinai, an accusation that hamas denies. >> i think this is part of the israel propaganda to deceive the war but i think we understand very well there is no comparison and there is no connection between hamas and us. >> reporter: israeli security analysts don't entirely disagree with. >> by presenting hamas as i.s.i.l. and by presenting islamic fun fundamentalism as one ideology it's easier to persuade the world and see hamas as absolute evil. >> reporter: hamas controls the strip and brotherhood which is
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ban has been fighting with i.s.i.l. in resent months and ties to i.s.i.l. said it is responsible for a series of bomb attacks in gaza on buildings and unpopular areas and hamas responded with crack down and arrested dozens of people and could explain earlier this week i.s.i.l. said it would topple the movement for a truce with israel and not being religious enough. whatever the case hamas is increasingly under pressure to deal with the growing i.s.i.l. threat. al jazeera, rafa at the gaza/egypt border. palestinian teenager shot dead at a check point by israeli soldiers and mohamed was shot in the face and chest at columbia near amala and he was attempting to climb the wall to enter jerusalem. malaysia is pushing for an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of shooting down a malaysia
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airlines crane last year and 298 died when flight mh 17 crashed held by separatists and accuse the rebels of shooting it down with a russian made russell. philippines and divers searching the wreck of a capsized ferry hoping survivors will be alive and 38 died and 15 missing and feared down after the disaster and it was leaving the port and the island and investigateing whether it was overloaded. in china the suicide of four siblings last month is raising concerns about child welfare and parents abandon to find work elsewhere and we travelled there to find out how mass migration is leaving countless children in desperate situations. >> reporter: it's a landscape that offers some of the most beautiful scenery in china but also a region synonymous with
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tragedy. this is the house where police say tour young children a sister and brother committed suicide last month after being abandon by their parents both migrant workers and swallowed pesticide and the youngest is five and the death is highlighted the mriet of china's so called left behind children. >> translator: those four children what they ate was worst than the food you give to pigs raw corn and no one cared for them. >> reporter: no one raised the alarm sooner and it also concerns the issue of child welfare in china and raises a number of troubling questions, how is it possible for four children to live in this house for so long without anyone? a neighbor, a teacher at the local school police local government officials not realizing what was going on.
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one of the reasons there is simply nothing unusual about children living apart from their parents in today's china. her two grandchildren live with her because he son works hundreds of kilometers away and she says their mother left five years ago to escape the poverty all around them. >> translator: she went back to her hometown. she thought life was too hard and poor here. she doesn't want to come back. >> reporter: poverty is a sensitive issue in china which is why local government officials were soon on to us following our every movement. they were worried because president ping had been in the same province a few days earlier telling people that ofty was nothing to fear. we were though allowed to visit the school and out of its 93 students we were told rounds 20 live with their relatives
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grandparents mostly. strict rules to control the flow of people mean they only see their parents once a year. before we talked to the teacher, our ours spoke to her. >> translator: it is not a big problem because most of the children can talk to their parents by phone once a day, in the worst case it's once a week. >> reporter: a poster with an urgent message build up confidence to battle poverty. in the city here they are constructing new factories and office that in theory could one day provide jobs that could help keep local families together. the deaths of four children last month is a reminder of why such an investment can't come soon enough. adrian brown, al jazeera, southwest china. rob is here with the weather and we are talking about three tropical cyclones.
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>> you are right and nothing for a month and two in the northern hem fore and one in the south. >> when it rains it pours. >> exactly and let's take a lock and obvious from satellite pictures from two disks and are not well formed and curious the one that will develop in a typhoon is this mess to the far right of your screen. and this is going to hit more people i suspect and on its way out. it's a bit of a massive cloud and the center and it looks like it should be further south but nevertheless it is norths quickly at northwest at 13 kilometers an hour. it's not a big form and was forecast to reach typhoon and it no longer is and it's very marginal but that is where it's going to be. tropical storm 85 kilometers per hour and gusting 100, at the worst it will get a bit stronger and 1 # 00 or 130 that is progress in the next few days
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and it is about six weeks ago and clipped this part of lozon making rain a problem but i don't think the winds will be a big problem and it's attempt to shelter people of the worry of winds and the rain of course gets funnel and less than norm, in the south is a wind problem and not a rain problem but more rain to come. renewal of diplomatic ties between u.s. and cuba followed two years of secret negotiations. hinging partly on a prisoner swap, one of them was a cuban spy who was serving two life terms in an american prison. our latin america editor lucille newman has the story. >> reporter: the man in havana seems unlikely character in a drama that changed diplomatic history, cuban intelligence officer had been sentenced by a
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miami court to two life terms. the last thing he expected was to arrive home to a hero's welcome. >> i learned about it the day before. >> reporter: he spent the last 16 years in u.s. maximum security prisons. a cuban spy implicated in the killings of four american pilots shot down by cuban fighter jets. his wife had repeatedly been denied a visa to travel to california to visit him in prison so cubans were dumb founded when they found she was nine months pregnant when her husband arrived. >> translator: i froze my eggs in anticipation when the time came it might be too late. >> reporter: name means jewel was born shortly after her father's return to cuba six months ago, what no one knew is she was conceived as diplomatic
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gesture of good will the u.s. government allowed her to under go fertilization treatment in panama with sperm flown in from california a small part of top-secret negotiations leading to a startling announcement. >> reporter: kerry to begin discussions with cuba to reestablish diplomatic relations that have been severed since january 1961. >> reporter: two years earlier both governments had begun exploratory talks but cuba demanded release of agents as a condition of moving forward. the freedom of the cuban intelligence officers and american contractor in prison in cuba allen gross had suddenly become key to tending decades of hostilities between nations. >> it was big news personally that we not even realize the consequence. >> reporter: the released outraged many in the exiled community but at home he is
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treated as a hero still loyal to his government even after spending 16 years in prison. >> i see myself trying to recover the time with my family my little girl and my wife and the rest of my family. and i see myself serving my country which is my only goal my only dream. >> reporter: a country that is ending the half a century old cold war with its northern neighbor an atlanta mark decision which they and their new baby inadvertently played a role. lucille newman al jazeera, havana. you can watch the full interview on the next edition of talk to al jazeera, that is on saturday at 4:30 gmt. stay with us here on the news hour still to come unesco says key sites are in danger with
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♪ you are watching the al jazeera news hour, reminder of our top stories nigerian government says boko haram fighters killed more than 100 people in the country's northeast and the village was
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attacked by gunmen on wednesday with two other village's and women and children are among the dead. in greece the last day of campaigning ahead of the vote to decide the future and imf says greece needs 50 billion euros in three years in addition to any new bailout. muslim brotherhood says forces killed another leading member and disappeared more than two weeks ago and family says he was tortured. he is the 14th leader to be killed this week. let's get more on greece a country which owes lenders about $242 billion euros,s that about $271 billion. one man set up a campaign called chip in a few euro to help the greeks pay off massive debt and so far raised more than 1.6 million euros and the crowd funding campaign was set up by 29-year-old london man and this is his story in his own words. >> i first decided to set up the
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crowd funding campaign because i was fed up with european politicians going around in circles and talking about matters that every time there is a delay then there is real people in greece being effected. i'm trying to raise 1.6 billion euros, the way that crowd funding works is if we don't reach the full amount then anybody who has pledged money will get it back. but this is not just a straight donation. as people do put some money towards the camp p the campaign they will get them a post card or a salad or a bottle of booze and perks and we had overwhelming response to this and i've been amazed and donations have come in from around the world, the uk is the highest contributing country but there is people from germany, people from france and they are the second highest contributors.
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so i think i would be grateful to greek people to know there are people around the world and particularly europe that cares about them. we are a little way and need 19 ur per person in eu which is the cost of a cup of coffee and it's not a great hardship and i'm a native and feel astonished how fast this spreads. >> reporter: coping with the record number of high migrants and u.n. refugee agency says this year the number of people crossing the mediterranean is up 83% compared to 2014. and we report where reports arrive everyday. >> reporter: they are the first ones to land this night and sigh of relief on the dock the road to greece was long and difficult for the syrian refugees just a few hours ago they were saved
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from the coast of turkey and their trip safely ended when the greek coast guard picked them up, as they stepped on soil many making their way to the island and many undetected. turkey is there four kilometers away and usually migrants leave in the middle of the night and arrive on empty beaches in the early hours of the morning. soon we spotted on the horizon a group of pakistanis battling across on a rubber boat for a swimmingly pool or calm waters according to manufacturer and now another dinghy as part of the mission that pacontrols the maritime borders. his journey started from a refugee camp and first went to
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iran and walked across turkey 20 days to reach its shores. next morning again the same scene as a boat on the horizon and now palestinians and iraqis and drifted to the beach of a holiday resort and the engine stopped and current brought them here. screams of joys woke up the tourists. some visibly shaken by what they witnessed. >> that is the picture of population of dread so we are here and make our appearance from the horror. >> reporter: nearly 500 people arrived here in 24 hour span. hundreds more in other islands around here and greece might be
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in the midst of a financial crisis but for those fleeing war, poverty and oppression it represents the gate way for their dreams of safety and a better life. al jazeera, island gnc. ahead of the u.n. nuclear watchdog says there are still unresolved questions around iran's nuclear program and western powers trying to hammer out a deal with iran in austria and james base is following the talks in vienna and says now both sides understand each other better what does that mean? are they getting closer to a deal? >> i think they are getting closer to a deal and he is very important because iaea is the body that eventually will police any deal and as you say there are still unresolved questions about iran's past nuclear dealings and exactly how iran got its new capabilities and certainly part of this deal is
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looking at those past areas and making sure that everyone is clear what happened in the past as well as doing a deal now in the future. on thursday we have european foreign ministers here in vee -- viena and they have left and the french foreign minister gives us access to the next stage and will back with colleagues here on sunday in vienna to see where things are for what we believe may be the final stage of negotiation and remember the interim deal is extended to the 7th which is tuesday and believe when foreign ministers arrive on sunday they are staying for negotiations which are likely i suspect to go on pretty much around the clock, remember though that some stay here and continue their work and u.s. secretary of state john carry and iran counterpart zarif now about to start their 8th day of meetings here and i can tell
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you as well as them there are lots of other officials from countries involved who are meeting from very early in the morning sometimes until about 1:00 a.m. trying to get this deal done before the deadline but still some sticking points to work through and remember this is going to be a legal text so there are lawyers looking at it as well to make sure it's legal. >> reporter: james base there, our diplomatic editor. i.s.i.l. destroyed a famous statute of a lion in the city of palmyra and it was smashed weeks after capturing the city and the group published photos showing destruction of other artifacts from paglia and says i.s.i.l. is losing ancient sites across iraq and syria selling the treasures to raise cash. the world heritage site at hatra in northern iraq is now on u unesco endangered list and they
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say the modern day groups like i.s.i.l. which now pose a threat, two other ancient cities on the unesco on the tigress river and the ancient city of sanaa where jane reports. >> reporter: 1200 years agree do samaria stretched to asia and the spiral was an unique architectural achievement and had room for 80,000 worshippers and openings in the brick walls were designed to echo sound. >> translator: we have big challenges especially in the current and stable security situation. thank god the site is now relatively secure but it needs maintenance and repair. >> reporter: because the capitol was abandon in the 9th century rather than destroyed most of it is still intact but
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somaria is in the battleground and i.s.i.l. 20 kilometers from here and modern is divided and mostly sunni city surrounding one of the most holliest city in islam, the shrine and a staging grounds for shia malitia under command of iraq government and left their mark, inside there is evidence of target practice although this was once the most glorious city most do not know it and the visitors are off duty fighters. asks what was here and he explains it was once a huge mosque. the iraqi government is trying to continue excavations here in hopes to restore some of the buildings but it doesn't have the money or the staff. this was just one of the palaces and what was once a huge city stretching 40 kilometers along the river. it is considered the best preserved city of its size and time and there are parts of it
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now that are completely occupied by security forces. this capitol was built in the golden age of islamic empire and art and architecture and scientists spread to other ports of the world and these are baths in one of the complexes and water was brought in by ceramic pipes and heated and before i.s.i.l. the site was listed as endangered threatened by military activity and neglect. the fighting on its doorstep, more than 80% of the city still buried and protected mostly by earth and sand. jane with al jazeera, samara iraq. fake and out of date medicines killing thousands of people every year and drugs come through many ports and find their way into pharmacies and al jazeera's mohamed reports from the capitol mogadishu. >> reporter: serious reactions to medicines given to her by a hospital near her home and now
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says she will never go to hospitals in this city. >> translator: the medicine they gave me nearly killed me and turned my body into blisters and white marks, i can't feel anything even if i stepped on fire. >> reporter: doctors here say thousands of patients are given fake or expired medicines every year in somalia and the doctor has seen what these drugs can do to patients. >> translator: expired and fake medicines killed more than bombs and rockets and continue to kill thousands, these drugs are silent killers and worst than bombs because a bomb kills 10-20 people but these drugs can kill hundreds of people and none will hear about it. >> reporter: every where you look in mogadishu there are pharmacies and clinics like this but pharmacies put people's lives in danger. >> translator: they come to us and tell them they have a problem we tell them to see a
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doctor and after that do we sell the medicine and sell the medicine if they show us a doctor's prescription. >> reporter: and most people here often go to these pharmacies without a prescription. the lack of proper clinics and hospitals have made it difficult for many to receive treatment. more than 20 years of civil war have left somalia with no public hospitals, the few private ones operated in the country are crowded or expensive for many but the government says that will soon change and this is aware house where medicines are stored before they are distributed to hospitals in the capitol, a new bill to punish those in the illegal trade of fake drugs are also before parliament. >> translator: recently made it for people importing patients to register and have before parliament a direct policy bill and when passed by parliament will solve all this issue. >> reporter: they welcomed the
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government's intervention and attempts. but for her and other patients like her it may have come too late. mohamed, al jazeera, mogadishu, somalia. >> laws that discriminate against people with leprosy and although the disease is curable patients in nepal have to fight social stigma as well as the law and we report. >> reporter: at 73 she has found a new life here just outside kathmandu valley and diagnosed with leprosy when she was this her 20s and she was first thrown out of husband's house and then parents and eventually out of her village and many now call her the tiger lady. >> translator: i lived in a tiger's den for a year and a half. there was nothing to eat. i survived on what little the villagers gave me. there was no wood to light fire. they wouldn't give me water. i kept surviving. i just would not die. >> reporter: this is the oldest
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center in nepal that helps those with leprosy and houses more than 150 patients it was built away from capitol kathmandu across the river to keep the disease at bay, almost every one has stories of humiliation and social shame. the leprosy center was established 160 years ago much has changed in nepal and leprosy is now treatable and yet the government proposed a bill that bars even recovers patients from marrying. one dose of a multi drug therapy makes sure the disease doesn't spread to others and nepal effective in controlling the dez disease with one in 10,000 effected and with india still vulnerable health officials say more needs to be done to decrease social stigma. >> it's a type of bill and it's a type you cannot marry leprosy to a person or something like that and people hide the
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disease. they do like do not like to show up with the disease so they are a continued source in the society. >> reporter: lobbied members of parliament to revise the bill and for how it seems to be working. >> translator: until i visited the leprosy hospital i thought it was transmitted by touch and found out later it's not, like me almost all of my colleagues say you can stop it with medication and it's 100% curable and we will lobby against this discriminatory provision. >> reporter: and the leprosy center she found her husband. after years of facing social rejection, this couple has found a roof over their heads and a community to rely on. i'm with al jazeera, kathmandu. well sport is still to come in the show and tiger woods turns around his form and shoots
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usually get paid by the hour. if they work more than 40 hours the law says they get overtime called time and a half. for example the minimum wage is $7.25 and over time jumps the hourly rate to almost $11 an hour and makes a difference unless the worker has title of manager and most of those people like that do not qualify for over time. >> i was doing the same job as the sales associates were doing and wasn't getting paid for the hard work i have put in. >> reporter: now u.s. president barack obama is promising to change that writing a new rule that says any manager who makes less than $50,000 a year gets overtime. >> this is an issue of basic fairness. if you work longer you work harder you should get paid for it. [applause] they cheered him on in wisconsin but the business community is less than excited. >> fewer hours for workers and fewer benefits for workers and elimination of lower management
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positions that are the way up the ladder for lots of workers. >> reporter: secretary of commerce tells al jazeera it's time for a change. >> i think that the president is very focused with this change in rules on trying to elevate incomes and make sure that our inequality gap is narrowed. businesses will adopt. we know that. but in the end i think there will be a greater gain than there is a loss. >> reporter: the change won't go into effect until next year so it will be sometime before we know if in trying to help the lowest paid workers the president got them more money or fewer jobs. patty with al jazeera, washington. all right, robin is here and it's time for sport and a couple days. >> and today is a big sporting day and tennis in both the men's and women's world number one in
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action on friday in swimming ton and yanukovich takes it on round three and followed by serena williams and british number one watson and warinka court one and takes on vanesco and seeing 2004 champion sharapova play begu but we have already seen the biggest upset of the tournament, two-time champion nadel is out sent out in the second round as we report. >> rimmel done is over after one win and brown lit up the evening at center court and one the best match of this tournament of many championships and more with the spanish ap pointment and one set all from theyed the net taking the third and the lead.
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brown had only one three grant slam matches in five years before then counter and the fourth until end and could not match the german's power. >> dream of being able to play on center court and playing against him is very specific and also to be able to put that performance together, it was definitely very difficult and i'm very happy i held it together for the whole match. >> i lost and i'm sad today for that. obviously. but at the end of the day that is a sport. good moments, bad moments and obviously today is a bad moment for me. >> reporter: roger federer shows why he is 7 champion and those with a ticket took the liberty with that lob. [cheers] the master one in straight sets
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against usa sound query and next to the federal express is samuel of australia in the last 32. britt british number one like federer in three sets and in a hurry and will play seti next and defending women's champion was another who got her work done in time for afternoon tea and this was a miss match in height and power and it was reflected in the 6-2, 6-love score line. the next world number one but grand slam record is not what she liked and never won one and never past around four at wimbledon but she is comfortable in round three this year andy with al jazeera. turn our attention to golf and tiger woods shot his best round of the season as he has preparations for the open championship in two weeks in scotland and in action at the
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classic in west virginia in the united states and 220 shooting four under par 66 in his opening round which is still only good enough for 15 way share of 12th place but a long way to restoring confidence in the american who missed the cup recently and shot the worst ever round at the memorial last night. >> it was a pretty good day and felt i left a lot of opportunities out there and hit the better than what my score indicates and gave myself a lot of looks and didn't make enough but overall as of right now i'm only two back it's a bunch on sunday and guys will be somewhere up there. the nature of the golf course is soft and the guys will go get it. alberto expecting the tour defans to be the toughest of his career with a time trial on saturday in the netherlands on the outskirts and he won it in
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may is aiming to become the first rider since 1998 to hold both the titles in the same season. only seven riders ever achieved that in the history of both events. >> i will try, i know that is very very difficult and i worked very hard in the last six months and, okay after that. cricket and these are the first up and third and deciding test match between shri-lanka and 17 wickets in the first two tests and has taken four more on friday with the opener and then still at the crease with an unbeaten century. the host of 216 and is died at 1 -- tied at 1-1.
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basketball and the heat are going to be even better next season and 33 old shooting guard has been with the franchise for 12 years now and agreed a $20 million deal to stay with the team for another season. wade is a three-time nba champion and average 21 points in the game and destined for the playoff this time after missing out last season. and a within of sport ahead and basketball on al jazeera/sport and latest from wimbledon and blogs and videos from correspondents around the world there as well al for all of the latest and that is where we will leave it for now and thanks for watching. >> thanks so much robin and stay with us on al jazeera, we have another full bulletin of news coming up, in just a couple of minutes and of course there is a website with the sports news
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like robin mentioned and all the other news. ♪
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