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hello, you're watching al jazeera. i'm darren jordon live from doha. coming up on the programme... ..i'm john psaropoulos in athens, where greeks today go to the polls in a crucial referendum for the future of their country. a state of emergency in tunisia, the county warning that it is not safe eight days after a gunmen killed 38 at a beach resort celebrations in chile, as
the nagsle football team makes -- national football team makes history, winning the copa america for the first time i'm at speed way where n.a.s.c.a.r. fans have been asked not to display the confederate flag. many are ignoring that and we'll tell you why. greeks have started to vote in a bailout referendum that could map out the country's future. voters must decide whether to put forward reforms to decide on eight. prime minister alexis tsipras favors a no vote insisting it will give him a chance to negotiate a better deal. let's go live to the greek capital. gave us a sense of what is at stake for greece.
>> at stake is whether banks will open on tuesday or weather they'll remain closed and go bankrupt. the question of whether the government will fully default on creditors, following on from arrears of nonpayment of fund and whether the private sector goes into a recessionary tail spin or picks up emerging into a growth era, at stake is the european perspective of greece. the yes vote saying if the greeks vote know they would have signalled they are no long are interested in the eurozone or retaining their we were and european persectionive. >> much is at stake. material and virtual.
>> what are the outcomes which way could this go. >> well if you had a no vote. this will be taken in two ways. internally it will be seen as support for the income bent left wing government. it will be empowered, going to brussels and finishing the negotiation. we'll see the prime minister presumably as he announced in the next couple of days spending monday and tuesday in brussels. bringing home a document the contents of which we know his finance minister said there'd been renewed variations on the document, at the end of the week. and we expect that that will be a new bale out plan or pleased -- bail out plan or at least for the next few months
that the government will bring to parliament. if there's a yes vote. the position will be in doubt. the authority will be questioned and it will be seen as a censure motion, in effect, not by parliament, but by the people. in that case there's a good chaps that the government will have to resign and invite the opposition to form a government of national unity, through which to net the next package or in fact hold a general election which greece can ill-afford therefore an enormous amount of turmoil is on the way. >> we'll follow events. john psaropoulos there in athens. thank you tunisia is under a state of emergency, the president made the announcement a week after 38 tourists were killed in a beach resort. the measure necessary to maintain security. the move gives military and police extra powers as peter sharp reports. >> announcing the emergency
measures to the nation the president's tunisia is in a state of law. >> islamic state carries the black flag and wants to establish a kali state. -- caliphate. there's no country in our region or europe that is immune from terrorism. >> a declaration of a state of emergency announced by the tunisian president comes more than a week after a beach massacre. 38 students died. 30 holiday makers. the new legislation will give the government more flexibility. at the same time will hand the army and police more authority. it restricts the right of hub bike assembly. -- public assembly. >> it's brought into force as tunisian security forces tracks down others involved in organising and coordinating the attack. a suspect interviewed by the
police said the gunmen was one member of a sleeper cell, part of a network stretched from london to tunisia. the president openly criticised security forces for their delay in responding to the shootings, and made a promise on friday to guarantee the safety of future visitors to tunisia. >> there's a big venture facing tunisia this date, and a state of emergency is something that is quite legitimate to impose in such a situation. the problem is that state of emergency in such new and young democracy is a double-edged sword. it is, from our side, going to stop the threat of terrorism, and advocate return to
authoritarianism and the police state we had before 2011. >> reporter: the declaration of a state of emergency comes on a day, the last of britain's 30 dead were finally flown home. an online video set to show the u.s. led provision carried out 16 air strikes on raqqa on saturday. the attacker choked key supply routes and stopped movements of i.s.i.l. fighters. i.s.i.l. released a video showing members executing 25,000 soldiers. the killings happened in may on the footsteps of palmyra. spectators, and children watch itted all unfold. in the video i.s.i.l. claims to have blown up a gaol used by the syrian regime where the political prisoners were locked up. >> a u.s. hopeful accused china of hacking and stealing u.s. government information. speaking at a campaign ech, the former secretary of state said she want china to rise peacefully but warns washington to be vigilant. >> they are also trying to hack
into everything that doesn't move in america. stealing commercial secrets, blue prints from defense contractors, stealing huge amounts of government information, all looking for an advantage. make no mistake. they know they are in a competition. and they'll do everything they can to win it richard white, a director and senior fellow at the hudson institute and said hillary clinton always took a hard line on china even whech she was a -- each when she was a senator. >> she is in an awkward position. she needs not to be too distant. she could rightly be held accountable for everything that happened. the obama is widely considered to have performed weekly in some crisis. and she wants to make sure she an reaffirm and burnish her credentials. if you look at the state she
made conciliatory comments trig to put herself a little on the moderate stance. i think her strategy is to occupy the center outflank democratic opponents on the right and outflank the republicans on the left. the problem with russia is that she was scene as the principal administrator, if not architect of the obama administration to move closer to russia - at least in its first term. and that did not succeed. and i don't know if that would hold the administration responsible for the failure, it didn't work. and so she's in a delicate position. she needs to defend her position to pursue the policy, and imply that she can do better than anyone else and in her speech cited the fact she had a lot of experience more so than any other candidate. and argued that was an asset.
and that she believed more smartly than her rivals. clinton expressed hope that her deal may calm iran and that it may be a destabilizing effect. a talk to reach nuclear deals are taking place in vienna. the head of the nuclear watchdog is returning there. more diplomats are due in the austrian capital on sunday. they have until tuesday to reach a deal on sanctions to iran's nuclear sites one of the negotiators said the time deal will likely be a 3-stage agreement. >> the first stage will be the day we draw up a deal which will be announced and the security council will issue that. finally when the procedures are over and the countries are ready. it would be the date of agreement. when that day comes sanctions
should be listed and iran implement its commitments. >> diplomatic editor james bays is in vienna with the latest. >> reporter: the i.a.e.a. chief is back from tehran. they vn to know how it got the know how and components for the nuclear programme. these issues are related to the talks ongoing here. although there are sticking points at the talks, it's clear that both sides now are also looking at how to sell a deal. that is why i think it was in the interests of the iranians and the p5+1 for the i.a.e.a. chief to make this public statement. >> with the cooperation from iran, i think we can issue a report by the end of the year, on the assessment of the issues
-- of clarification of the issues possibly related to military dimensions. once an agreement is reached on the joint comprehensive plan of action, the i.a.e.a. is ready to implement the nuclear-related elements when requested. >> we are expecting more foreign ministers back here in vienna from sunday evening, and they are expected to stay in the city, joining negotiation, which are going on around the clock. western diplomats say 7 july, that's tuesday. is their final deadline time for a break, when we cam back elections in guyana empower citizens of african dissent giving rise to race eggses and in animal in australia in danger of extinction, and what is being done to save it. more on that
welcome back a reminder of the top stories. polls in greece after a referendum mapping out future. they must decide whether to accept budget cuts and reforms put ford by lenders in exchange for financial aid. tunisia's president anaupsed a state of emergency a week after the killing of 38 tourists at a beech resort. the president said the country could collapse if it suffered further attacks. the u.s. democratic hopeful hillary clinton accused china of
hacking and stealing data and spoke about the nuclear programme warning if tehran reaches a deal it will continue to sponsor terror u. >> hamas is demanding the release of more than 100 of its supporters in the west bank. the palestinian authority reason by the fatah group made the roasts on thursday and warned there could be more detentions. this report from gaza. >> reporter: the science read traitors and save the west bank. this protest was organised before hamas leaders before it was announced that more than 100 supporters had been arrested in the occupied west bank. hamas which controls the gaza strip reacted angrily to the arrest, calling them politic lick motivated -- politically motivated. >> there'll be consequences for
the arrests, if will not weaken hamas, we encourage them to stop the crackdown and free our prisoners. >> reporter: there hasn't been a security crackdown on this scale since 2006, when hamas seized power in gaza, sparking years of bitter division between the two main palestinian political factions, with fatah confined to the west bank, and hamas in control of gaza. in a rare sign of hope, differences were put aside just over a year ago with the formation of a consensus government, a government which is a failure because it hasn't made major decisions. the timing of the arrests calls into question the palestinian's president's attempts holding in effect the government, including fatah and hamas, a government on the verge of collapse, and why some believe the crackdown is politically motivated.
this woman's son was a supporter arrested, and she says it's painful during the holy month of ramadan. >> translation: last ramadan he was in an israeli prison, this ramadan, he's in a palestinian gaol. it's hard when a fellow countryman puts chains on your son's hands. >> reporter: this latest crackdown has been building for months, on wednesday, the israeli military announced the arrest of 40 supporters. for allegedly planning attacks on israel. palestinians warned of more arrests to come soon. >> the arrests are related to civil peace and security, our priority is the palestinian interest, and that is to maintain civil peace and security. >> whatever the case, the arrests will deepen the political crisis between hamas and the pa.
egypt says it carried out airistration in north sinai. the military says it destroyed weapons and explosives. dozens of i.s.i.l.-linked fighters soldiers and civilians died in violence in sinai. egypt's president abdul fatah al-sisi insist the situation in the region is stable making the comments during a surprise visit to troops stationed in north signa. hamas denied accusations that it helped the rebel groups. a spokesperson for the palestinian resistance group denies its involvement. >> we are saying it clearly that the brigade and the palestinianan groups have an agenda. not for one day will we direct our weapons to any brothers especially in egypt. lying on the boarder.
>> the king of the pacific island in my submission of tonga has been crowned for three years. tens of thousands turned up to celebrate the coronation of kink toupu. the sixth. he had been the acting monarch since his brother died in 2012. now to guyana on the north-east coast of south america, which had an historic shift in power. after more than 20 years rule the progressive party lost the presidential discretion. there are concerns about racial tensions reemerging. >> it's been more than a month since david granger was sworn in as guyana's new president, yet his victory is contested by the people's progressive party. to many in the third-poorest country. the victory signals the town of a new era, one of economic
progress. to those of east indian dissent. it could mean being displaced from oppositions of power. >> the parties are ethnic parties. it's not one group that wins. once you govern in that way. the other groups left out of the process. they fund it. from 2015. they left oust of the political. >> deep divisions cut across politics and determined not only will they live. poor drainage bad road and crumbling infrastructure plague the neighbourhood. they are not ppp supporters they benefit very little. in an indian community the conditions are different. >> in an african guyes area
neighbours feel the change was long overdue. >> this has taken place. i can see in a situation where things are happening for me or us. the giannees. >> just a few blocks over in an east indian and affluent community the feelings are diamet likely opposed. most are the acquisitions. most of them have to go. they want to terrorize and bully them and make them go. >> the century's old tensions a legacy of rule are, for many at the crux of the caribbean's nations inability to flaur
issue. many fear unless they come together they will not fulfil their potential to sport, and chile are grounded the copa america champions for the first time ever. with no goals after extra time the match went to penalties, a spot kick was saved by the keeper. and that followed chile's forward to net the spenty 4-1 to the hosts. daniel is in the capital. >> the first ever copa america victory for chile, 99 years the competition has been growing. they have finally won it against a tough opposition. a good argentina with lionel
messi, aguero - but they were not good enough on the night. chile with a great performance, fighting spirit. it came to penalties, tensions and no goal in the 90 minute and no goals in extra time. when it comes to the crunch chilean place somehow it's good enough. the party beginning. we had fireworks, chile lived through difficult scandals earthquakes and south american football suffered their own scandal. they put that to one side and concentrated on the football. it's been successful and chileans feel the right results for some in the u.s. it represents southern independence, for others a symbol of slavery. calls have grown for americans to ditch the flag after nine died in an attack in south
carolina. fans of n.a.s.c.a.r. are feeling the pressure as andy gallagher reports from daytona in florida. >> reporter: in the anuls of race, there's few places like the daytona speedway. instrumental in stock car racing known as n.a.s.c.a.r. fans flocked for years. this year the sport overwhelmingly followed by the fans has an image crisis on its hands. official's asked long-time people like richard to leave the confederate flags at home. >> i'm southern, proud of my it's not a concession he's prepared to make. >> i'm southern, i'm proud of my family, proud to be in the u.s. and display what flag i'm allowed to display. >> reporter: throughout the track others fly a flag seen as a symbol of oppression and slavery. n.a.s.c.a.r. banned the flag
from official material a decade ago, but can't stop the fans displaying it. that makes hector uneasy. he will not watch the race. >> i deal with it all the time. it's something that you adapted to and you keep on moving. if you are ignorant like them. you are a bunch of ignorant people. officials are keen to not fly the flag, starting an exchange programme, offering free american flags. so far, only a handful of people have taken them up on the offer. >> despite that officials keen to attract a diverse fan pace base, say they'll work with fans in the years ahead. >> any business, company, wants to look to the future. whether it's voluntary, policy changes, we have to look to the future. the key at the end of the day is we want people to attend n.a.s.c.a.r. and have a good time and feel comfortable doing it.
>> the confederate flag was ubiquitous. in recent years it's been on the decline. the symbol of pride will always have a place. now, the world lost half of its wild animals in the past 40 years. at this rate half the remaining species will be ex-contingent within -- extinct within 400 years, australia has a responsibility to stop this. >> reporter: australia has one of the most diverse selections of animals on earth. 7%. world's species live here most only in australia. that difficults the nation a special responsibility to stop the wipe out currently under way. 20% of surviving animals are threatened with extinction. australia is typical. at present rate half the world's species will be extinct in 400 years time.
>> for those to reevolve for that diversity to come back will take roughly 2 million years. 10,000 times as many people as have ever lived will live. so they are going to miss out. they'll miss out on half the diversity of the planet because our generation and those around us those to wipe out half the species on the planet. at a nature serve bush heritage australia is restoring former farmland to its original state before european settlers arrived. a few decades ago that valley would have been forested and full of animals like co-alas, that are now rare. not only do the colonialists shop down industries, destroying the hab stats, they brought invasive plants and animals. cats were brought over as rat catchers, later as pets. and there's thought to be more
than 15 million feral cats running wild. each competing for food. in many areas original animals are the loser. the striped legless lizard is at risk of extinction. 99% of its natural habitat is gone. >> it looks like a snake. it has a friendlier personality, ears and a long tail. that it will drop if threatened. it's related to scings and geckos. officially it will look like a snake, it's an adaptation. this reserve may be big, but australia is vast. the world wildlife fund estimates a shortfall of reserve habitat, equivalent to an area bigger than france. finally, the u.s. is celebrating independence day.
[ ♪♪ ] in washington d.c. fire works lit up the sky near the ball to mark its 239th birthday. it also included parades across the country. quick reminder you can keep up to date with all the news cross the website. aljazeera.com. this week on talk to al jazeera, explorer and environ mentalist jean michel cousteau. >> we're the only species on the planet the only species on the planet that has the privilege not to disappear... it's our choice. >> he spent more time under water than any living person. as the son of the legendary jacques cousteau he was drawn to the ocean at tan early age. >> i would take my bag and i would go to the coastline, almost everyday,