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>> wow, these are amazing... >> techknow, where technology meets humanity! only on al jazeera america # voters decide whether it's yes or no to the country's multi-billion dollar bail-out deal. >> i am david foster. you are with us here from al jazeera's london headquarters. also coming up: >> we are not yet where we need to be on several of the most difficult issues. >> u.s. secretary of state says a deal has never been closer. john kerry says it could still go either way.
days before the 20th anniversary, the boss kneeian serb leader calls it all a lie. plus: the first stop of pope francis's week long tour of spanish speaking south america where millions of catholics have abandoned the church. totalling it up in the referendum in greece. voters were ask whether they were for or against a bail-out proposal put forward by international creditors. the extremely early and based upon a small number of opinion polls suggest that the no camp could be slightly ahead. it could be those who want to reject the terms that are going to win this. we will bring you more obvious and concrete numbers as had he come to hand. let's go to barnaby phillips
joining me live from the greek capital. it's been very difficult to read the ruins on this one, barnaby over the course of the last seven days. this would be a staggering result a ringing endorsement for what alexis tsipras, if it turns out to be true. we can not emphasize enough. if it goes through alexis tsipras will be delighted. tell have rallied at least half maybe a little bit over half behind his cause, and you have to see this in a context in which european leaders from german, from italy, from all the main european institutions have been telling greeks over the last week that a no result would be disastrous, that it would be returning to the dragma. i have to say, having been in greece over the past 10 days, the media climate, the commercial media climate, has
been very heavily pro-yes. that message has been pushed very hard. so, if the greek people have done thatn inspooit of what you might call advice -- i think people from the government would call it threats from european leaders and in spite of that media coverage that is extraordinary. but i cannot emphasize enough that, david, we still don't know results. this 52/48% is not an exit poll. that's an opinion poll taken today. i have seen some figures in the last few minutes which show here in the center of athens that the yes vote may have come out in top. in the city center, yes in relatively affluent areas by as much as 69% voting yes. difficult to draw conclusions. my colleague jonah hull has been following today's voting. >> from the country that gave the world democracy comes a referendum that may mean the world to greece.
>> there is a genocide that lasted years by germany and european union especially from commission and europe and we cannot continue with these rules. >> i don't agree. i want to be in europe. >> okay. okay. >> it is a simple yes or no that has set greeks apart between those who fear losing what they've got and those who feel they have nothing left to give. >> on the face of it, this is just a vote about the terms of the new bail-out for grease. yes. we are prepared to accept the terms of the european lenders and the imf or no, we think we should go on negotiating and try for a better deal. it hardly seems like a matter of life or death. >> yet for some it is a defining moment. >> this is our only chance to give an answer to europe to say no to the bail-out no to slavery, no country ever
disappeared because of bankruptcy. so we are not afraid to vote no. no to everything. no to germany. no to merkel. a decisive no is what prime minister alexis tsipras was keeping for when he called this referenedum one week ago. he and his finance minister a no will strengthen their hand and ease the debt burden greece simply cannot afford to bear. the greek people today send a strong message a message of dignity and decisiveness the message that it has a choice on its hands. >> but what exactly is that choice? in the creditor capitols brussels, berlin frankfurt and washington, the vote is being seen as an in-out referendum on the euro. >> what i don't understand and again, our government has not been clear about it is if it has
to do with saying yes or no to europe or the euro or anything like that. >> we belong in europe. we need europe. europe need us. >> all for one and one for all. the words in childish paint strokes at a schoolhouse polling station. instead, on this day, greece finds itself divided and alone. jonah hull al jazeera, athens. >> barnaby, so if it is a no vote and if they go back to the creditors and say, we want a new deal what happens if the creditors say new deal/no deal? >> reporter: well if there is no deal then greece will be bankrupt and ultimately, of course, the government at some point would have to start issuing new money if the mean central bank turned off the tap of liquidity to this country's
deeply indebted bank and i suppose we would go back to the dragma. but that is not the official script tonight here in athens. important to emphasize, the way government ministers have been speaking over the last hour they think they have won or at the very least, they feel that the result will be so close that they will not have to resign and that they are still in charge either way and they also appreciate the urgency of the situation. we are told that the finance minister will be meeting greek banks within a couple of hours. a lot of rumors here of just how much trouble the banks are in. of course they have been closed for a week. of course, there are controls meaning greeks can only take out 60 eur on. s a day. many pensioners have taken less than that. many have taken less than 50 because the banks have won out of 20 euro notes. so there is a great sense of urgency and a fear that even that limited liquidity could be
ending very soon an appreciation that something needs to be done at the same time the greek government will feel if its won, if it is an ache vote, that it is in a stronger position to negotiate with its european partners. european partners, let's not be under any illusion about this who have no trust in the government here at all and who have dearly hoped that today's referendum would result in a downfall because they see this as a government that they cannot trust and that they cannot do business with. >> we will await the result barna b.c. thank you very much indeed. barnarby phillips. ♪ there is another breaking rolling story if you like, the negotiators trying to iron out a nuclear deal with iran continuing talks in vienna. they have a self-imposed
deadline of tuesday. within the last hour or so the u.s. secretary of state, john kerry has said the agreement is pretty close but that it has to make very hard choices. >> that's iran in the days ahead. the deal could be locked in by the end of the week if those choices are made in the correct way. negotiators want to lift sanctions and determine what type of nuclear research ran can pursue. as we join our diplomatatic editor, james bays lives for us in ve ena, other leaders of the countries involved in these negotiations, or the foreign ministers are heading to vienna. it is that close. kerry appeared to be saying to iran: you have a limited number of choices. if you don't make the right ones, for get it? >> they are fewer decisions. they say they are closer than ever before. a few decisions they are making clear are political decisions that have to be made by the
leaders here secretary of state john kerry making it clear it's the iranians that need to make those decisions. foreign ministers, as you say, david, if you get a deal we have talked about crunch moments in this before but this really is the crunch moment because this is supposed to be the final lasting deal they are doing with iran. the u.s. secretary saying so far, there is no done deal. >> it's time to see whether or not we are able to close an agreement. in many ways, this negotiation has been going on for literally a number of years. over the past few days we have made genuine progress but i want to be absolutely clear with everybody. we are not yet where we need to be on several of the most
difficult issues. the truth is that while i completely agree with foreign minister zarif that we have never been closer at this point this negotiation could go either way if hard choices get made and made quickly, we could get an agreement this week but if they are not made we will not. >> hard choices, the u.s. secretary of state, there, david talking about that need to be made with time running out. i asked the secretary of state what was the deadline because there is some confusion here. he made it clear that as far as he is concerned, the deadline is the 7th. federik federika federika madrini telling me that the seventh is the deadline. there is another. that's the 9th.
if you go a past the 9th, the review period goes for 30 days. >> thank you, james bays in vienna. it is as he said a long haul. still to come here on al jazeera hitting isil strongholds in syria, the u.s.-led coalition targets key supply routes in the battle against the armed group. and some of the latest places to be given heritage status by the united nations.
>> you are watching al jazeera. these are the top stories this hour: voting is all over in the greek bail-out referendum. a narrow victory for the no vote rejecting any bail-out proposal. the greek prime minister said his country is determined to take its destiny into its own hands. today, the greek people send a very powerful message of dignity and determination, a message saying they are making their own choices. the u.s. secretary of state john kerry says the time is now to strike a final nuclear deal with iran. dozens of civilians have been killed in iraqi government airstrikes in the isil-held city ramadi. these hit a football field where a group of young people was said to be playing. ramadi is the confidence of anbar province which isil took
full control of at the end of may. here is jane araf our correspondent reporting from baghdad. >> there has been fighting continuing near fallujah and ramadi. it continues what appears to be a pattern of iraqi airstrikes including according to local sources, banned barrel bombs that have been increasingly killing civilians. as iraq tries to dislog isil from the cities they are controlling, it is launching artillery and airstrikes against those cities. the problem is they appear to be in populated civilian areas. one of them was in fallujah in ramadi rather near a football field, a football pitch where young men had gathered after midnight during ramadan. they were playing football and other games when airstrikes hit. the iraqi government says that they were aiming at isil fighters, local sores on the ground say there were some members of isil in the area that they say most of the young men who died were in fact
civilians. >> that was jane araf in baghdad. now to syria: the u.s.-4red coalition said it hit isil's stronghold in that country? what is described as one of the largest liberty engagements so far. pictures released by isil are said to show the casualties caused by the attacks targeting rutka, coalition spokesmen said 38 strikes on saturday blocked key supply routes to restrict the movement of isil fighters. >> syrian forces and their lebanese ally hezbollah, say they have stormed the rebel head city of lebadani. activists say the government is dropping what are known as referred to as barrel bombs ol that city. the defense began on saturday to try to cut off a main supply route used by nusra-front fighters, those linked to al-qaeda. palestinian movement hamas has dismissed israeli claims that it
supported wednesday's attacks in sinai in the north of egypt by fighters pledging allegiance to isil. on bam of hamas a spokesman said it was propagandaa in an attempt to incite against them. officials say at least sent people, most soldiers were killed in wednesday's assault in the clashes which followed. bosnia's serb leader says the genocide stories are a lie. he was speaking at the 20th anniversary of the massacre the biggest mass killing in europe since world war ii. serb forces then murdered 8,000 muslim men and boys in what was supposed to be a u.n.-protected enclave. victoria gatenby reports. >> reporter: this is a speech at a commenission commissionration event. he said the killing of male
victims was not a genocide. it's an oprijected by the international community as well as by the families of victims and the survivors of the mass car. for 20 years, there has been a defendant search for remains of her son. the last she hold of 26-year-old nanio was he was shot. >> it is a long time. each year i have thought this july 11th, i will bury him. then i have felt the same the next year and the year after that. it's been 20 years now. i still haven't buried him. >> sp erniza was a u.n. protected town surrounded by certain serbian forces throughout the war between 1992 and 1995. serb troops led by maladich invited in 1995, forcing thousands of boss kneeian
muslims to leave. united nations peacekeepers looked on as serbian forces separated thousands of muslim men from their women and children and murdered them. malovich was convicted for what became the worst atrocity since the second world war. hundreds of bodies have been identified using dna evidence allowing some relatives to grief properly. many remain unidentified. >> i would be satisfied if i found a single bone so that i can bury him at the place i keep reserved for him next to my husband. >> during this week's commemoration, the newly identified remains of 136 people killed in sp renizia will be buried. for the families and the genocide survivors, it will be another painful moment. hadra can only wait and hope one day she will bury her son. victoria gatenby, al jazeera. >> pope francis is on his way to
ecuador and hundreds of thousands of people are expected to travel from around the south american continent to greet him. the head of the catholic church has left for a tour. political tensions are high where thousands have been calling for the president, rafael korea to resign after the ecuador, he will travel to bolivia and pair gay. the catholic church is continuing to lose popularity in latin america. lucia newman reports. >> reporter: it looks innocent enough but everyone knows that inside this church in santiago perverse things happened. and they are told in detail in the forest of garima a film based upon a chilean pedophile priest. scores of boys and young men, the often shocking film has been
this year's top box office hit in chile. a once staunchly catholic country where these days the pews are more empty than full at friday noon mass. the church needs to recover its credibility. people have been left with the image of what had happened inside the church. we can't deny it. that is something pope francis is trying to rectify by declaring a zero tolerance policy towards sexual abuse. yet, for dr. james hamilton who was one of father carimia's victims, the church's punishment of pedophiles is an innocent. >> they are not in prisons. it's just place like for them like a little party. they have nuns that serve them you know. >> but pope francis has also been widely praised, especially for his social agenda his
attempts to end corruption in the vatican. and his more open-minded attitude towards homosexuality, though not same-sex marriage. mistaken want him to go further, but others within the church hierarchy believe he is going too far. >> remember at a time organization continues to be medieval dating back three or four centuries. so what he wants to do is change that to the extent that krithsz say, yes, he is right, opposition will diminish but obviously, he has opposition. >> reporter: it's a tug of war between defending doingma and pressures to be in step with modern times. >> the stunning colonial center and centuries old churches are a testament to catholicism's decision to conquer souls in the new world 500 years after missionaries crossed the atlantic, pope francis is coming to his home continent to try to win them back with his reformist
vision. lucia newman al jazeera, keto ecuador. >> the 40 trest island near nagasaki has been given world hair strategy status by unesquea after januaryap after wartime forced labor. >> japan was prepared to take measures yet allow an understanding that there were a large number of koreans and others what were brought against their will and forced to work under harsh conditions in the 1940s at some of the sites. and that's during world war ii, the government of japan also implemented its policy of requisition. >> other sides around the world including singapore's po tancal gardens and france's champaign region have been recognized.
here is erica wood with more. >> reporter: the sites in southwest china, green mountains dotted with old 40 tress and palaces. more than 500 years old. they have been designated as culturally significant. the baku region of south korea io has been given unesco status. administrative buildings flu one of the earliest kingdoms. >> they established tieses with the countries in east asia across the sea. they enjoyed the most glamorous and superior culture. now, it can be shared with the world and be recognized internationally. >> singapore's bow tancal gardens were given unesco status. >> come and visit. >> and in europe the vineyards are champagne and burg undy were
recognized as important cult dueral sites producing some of the most famous and drinkable exports from france. achieving unesco world heritage status isn't just for global recognition. it's also supposed to give better protection to important landmarks. recently, the world's body's ability to do that has been questioned. isil fighters recently seized palmera in syria and started a crude campaign of destruction blowing out monuments more than 2,000 years old. around 50 other unesco sites are designated as endangered. three in yemen, including the old city and the capitol, which has been bombed by saudi-led coalition trying to defeat houthi rebels and the home of the rare mountain gorilla, burunga national park in central africa is listed as endangered because of poaching and other environmental pressures. getting recognized by the u.n. body usually brings with it more tourism, which is criticized as
being detrimental to some site survival. unesco argues by honoring the greatest monuments helps to encourage peace and cultural understanding. erica woods, al jazeera. >> on that line the world's lost half of all of its wild animals in the last four years, half of those remaining is thought to be ex tink within 400 years. our man in australia looks at speciesnique to the country which are rapidly disappearing. >> reporter: australia has one of the most diverse selections of animals on earth: 7% of the world's species live here. most of those live only in australia. >> gives the nation a special responsibility to stop the wipeout currently underway. 20% of its surviving mammals are threatened with extinction 12% of its birds and australia is
typical the typical. at present waits half of the world's species will be extinct in 400 years time. >> for those to reevolve for that diversity to come back will take ruehling 2,000 years. in that time 10,000 tiles as many people as have ever lived. they are going to miss out on half of the diversity of the planet because we our generation and the generations around us have chosen to wipe out half the species on the planet. >> at anate reserve, a charity called bush heritage australia is restoring former farmland to its original state before european settlers arrived. >> just a few decades ago, that valley would have been entirely forested and if you will of animals like koalas that australia is famous for but now are pretty rare. >> not only do the colonialists chop down trees destroying the habitats of native animals. they also brought invasive plants and aggressive animals.
cats, for example, were first brought over at rat captures on ships and now pets there are thought to be more than 15 million fer ill cats competing for wild animals' food. in many areas the original animals are the losers. the striped legless lizard is one at risk of extinction. 99% of its natural habitat is gone. >> it looks similar to a snake but it has quite a much friendliar personality and has ears a long tail. it will drop if its threatened. but it's more related to geckos. it may look like a snake. that's an adaptation australia is vast. the world wide life estimates a shortfall of habitat in australia equivalent to an area bigger than france. andrew thomas al jazeera, on the scottsdale reserve. >> it hasn't worked until now but at last supplies are rifling
at the international space station. a cap stul was delivered with 2.7tons of supplies. it had taken off two days ago. food, water and technical equipment. the website, aljazeera.com. tossing on the waves of the mediterranean, thousands upon thousands of migrants fleeing wars and chaos and searching for opportunity. the single biggest group are syrians - tens of thousands of them with their children and little else - will risk this voyage. most often it leads to italy, but that is not where this journey ends of the to better understand what happens after they hit dry land, we joined them on the way through europe.