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where you are in the country, start weekday mornings with al jazeera america. open your eyes to a world in motion. the banks remain closed as the greek prime minister gets ready to present his new bailout proposal proposal. ♪ hello from dough hal everyone, i am kamal santa maria. this is the world news from al jazerra. >> in order isil's recent losses in syria and iraq prove that isil can and will be defeated. >> head to head with isil, the u.s.-led coalition ramps up its military mission. family values in helping the poor pope francis spreads the message during hayes south american tour. >> reporter: i am simon mcgregor-wood at a showcase
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for some of the best and brightest ideas in innovation and design. ♪ ♪ so with starting with news developing out of afghanistan a suicide car bomb attack in kabul. jennifer glasse is live for us there in the afghan capital to tell us more, jennifer. >> reporter: kamal, that attack happened just about a half an hour ago. a huge car bomb explosion you can see a large plume of smoke. it happened a couple of kilometers east of the center. policemen tell al jazerra on the scene that they say the target was a convoy, a car carrying international advisers. they were not in military uniform, it was am armor the car and one eyewitness says at least three allegan civilians were wounded in the attack. kamal it's the second car bomb attack in kabul in a week. last tuesday, just a week ago on the airport road another massive
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car bomb targeted an international military convoy in that attack one afghan civilian killed several injured. the foreigners were not hurt. >> okay, jennifer, welcome back to you light ore if there are more details general gear glassejennifer glasselive in kabul with news on a tack. meetings about the future of greece. trying to agree on a plan to keep athens in to the single currency. here is how things stands right now. the banks still closed. and expected to remain so until at left thursday. the european central bank is increasing demands for more collateral. the new finance minister will meet his european -- euro zone counterparts in brussels and also prime minister tsipras will address a summit of european leaders at the european parliament. indicating deep differences with greece the european president says the greek people voted in a
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referendum on something that no longer existed but added everyone needs to work towards an agreement. >> translator: we have to put our little egos and in my case very large ego way and we have to deal with the situation we face. i continue to believe and i shall always believe that a. [ inaudible ] should be avoided. i am against an grexit. >> there have been tough words from angela merkel and fran what ho slapped as well. they say greece needs to presents credible solutions. but they are all willing to negotiate. >> reporter: together their company's economies account for nearly the half the euro zone. so the views of the german chancellor and the french president are crucial as europe grapple says with the fallout of the greek referendum. angela merkel has taken a firm line on greece's need to live up
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to its commitments. while french officials have him the at greatest flexibility. time has come for france and germany to speak with one voice. >> translator: it is now up to the government of mr. tsipras to submit proposals so they can remain in the euro with a program that's sustainable. greece needs sustainability and stability whip the euro. >> translator: it is not only the greek population and the greek people who have a say here, it is also the other 18 countries. we have one common currency, we want to keep this common currency and therefore all sides need to be responsible and show solidarity. >> reporter: the euro zone is moving in to unchanted waters. no mechanism exists for a country to leave the euro. so greece's european partners are worried about setting a dangerous precedent. other countries in the euro zone such as spain will be watching
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the next developments closely. like greece, spain has lived through difficult economic times. the spanish government has been forced to impose unpopular austerity measures, so will be wary of greece getting special department. >> i believe that from the point of view of the greek public, some errors have been made by the so-called institutions but i say it's inevitable that greece makes reforms there are examples of other countries that have already put them in place and have already emerged from recession. >> reporter: it looks like a bat omen workmen taking apart of euro symbol outside the former headquarters of the european central bank. in fact, they are just repairing the sign. and it will be back in place on thursday. the process of of revival the currency this sign represents will doubt dowless take much longer. jacky rowland, al jazerra paris
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paris. u.s. press barack obama says he's determined to beat aisles. they are intense firing their fight against the group. 19 bombings carried out on sunday. kurdish per peshmerga forces are helping out. president obama says the focus is really is taking out isil's leaders and infrastructure and regional players in the middle east are united in the fight. >> isil strategic weaknesses are real. isil surrounded by countries and communities committed to its destruction. it has no air force our coalition owns the skies isil is backed by no nation. relying on fear. and sometimes killing its own disillusioned fighters. in short isil' recent losses in
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syria and iraq prove that isil can and will be defeated. >> statement on isil is backed up by an increase in the air campaign in the past 48 hours. the u.s.-led coalition carried out 11 air strikes there. in the beiji fallujah, kirkuk, and sinjar, and then over in syria, it targeted isil fighters in eight strikes. also struck some al qaeda positions near aleppo. the u.s. defense secretary ash carter will face a senate commit on tuesday to defend the coalition campaign and its $2.9 billion price tag. he says the airstrikes are working, with the help of kurdish peshmerga forces on the ground. they fought off several position on monday. killing at least 40 isil fighters. carter says the increase in coalition airstrikes is to bolster the gains on the ground. >> we are doing more in syria from the air. i think you saw some of that in
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recent days. and the opportunity to do that effectively is provided in the case of the last few days by the effective action on the ground of kurdish forces. which gives us the opportunity to support them tactically. >> now, foreign ministers of six world powers are in vienna along with their iranian counterpart for the last-minute deal on teheran's nuclear program with a tuesday deadline looming. talks continued late in to monday night trying to iron out the givens. u.n. sank on his iran's plastic missile program and an arms embargo remain the sticking points, iran want the international sanctions to be livedded which have crippled its economy and slashed its oil exports. pope francis is in south america, more than 600,000 people were out in the stifling heat to take part. the pope called for stronger
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family values and solidarity with the poor. our latin american editor lucia newman has more. >> reporter: the heat was often unbearable. but hundreds of thousands of pilgrims were undeterred as they gathered for pope francis' first open-air mass in spanish-speaking south america. his home continent. the pope dedicated his first major address to the family, which the catholic church considered the pillar of society but which in pope francis' view is suffer from the ills of modern times. >> family is the greatest social wealth that no institution can replace. it needs to be helped and strengthened. >> reporter: the pope has taken a more liberal stance on divorce and moment sexuality but remains opposed to same sex marriage which is being legalized in many north and south american countries. pope francis said he hoped a bishop meeting scheduled for october would provide con cleat solutions to the many challenges facing families in our times.
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we would like the pope to bless our country and family that needs more faith says this man. back in the capital thousands of gathering hoping to catch a glis glimpse of the hope as he heads towards the presidential palace and cathedral. here he will be switching gears probably addressing another of his favorite themes. climate change and for man to reconcile it we feel is wajahat mother earth. less than a month ago pope francis issued a bitter critique of capitalism warning that environmental degradation and climate change was in danger of destroying our planet think it's a subject he likely discussed in a closed door meeting with ecuador's president who has come under fire for want to go open up protected areas of the amazon rain forest to oil exploration. in the news ahead.
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one step forward in the bit to remove the confederate flag from south carolina capital. but hurdles do still remain. and we visit cuba's crumbling coastline as pressure grows from more to be done on climate change.
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three afghan civilians were injured. it's the second such attack in kabul in just a week. u.s. president obama is determined to beat isil. the u.s.-led coalition is intensifying its campaign against the group with some of the heaviest bombings since it began the airstrikes last september. greek banks remain closed. leaders and the government are meeting in brussels trying to agree on a plan to keep agent ends in the single currency. one-third of greeks now don't have access to healthcare. for many community clip i cans run by volunteers are providing a lifeline we have this report from the second largest city in greece. >> reporter: it's a busy day at this charity clinic. patients keep arriving hoping to have their pain relieved in more ways than one. everyone working here is a volunteer. professionals who fill in where
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the government can't during these days of austerity. >> went to stay a european country, to remain a european country. but many of these people they cannot. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: the clinic is run on donations and it's political in origins it's clearly siding with the government and a no vote. with when this clinic first opened it was mainly immigrants coming here to seek treatment. but over the past four years the number of greek patients has increased steadily. on this day they are the majority in the waiting room. greeks who lost their jobs and with it all access to social security and health healthcare. he owned a furniture factory for 30 years. he sold it four years ago. you severs from a tumor on his lung. >> translator: i can't go to the hospital, i don't have
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insurance. i couldn't pie for it. the only solution for me to be alive is to come here. if i didn't come here i would be dead. >> reporter: the wait can be long and frustrating at times. but with the never ending crisis, community clinics have become a lifeline for many. marquees zanon employed electrical engineer, he says he's an optimist by nature, exempt when this comes to his country. >> that the not at all. not at all. i am very realistic. i am engineer. i am technical. so the country is going down. >> reporter: more? >> more. more and more. >> reporter: the volunteers listen sympathetic but are not immune to the crisis. he has only had this unpaid job since he graduate aid year ago now he's looking to travel abroad. >> netherlands. and where i go to find a job.
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[ inaudible ] it's very difficult. so it brings hopes to be a good dentist. you want a good situation. >> reporter: his patients, however, will be left behind wondering when their country will come out of the our own emergency room. al-shabab has claimed responsibility for an tack in northern kenya that's killed 14 people. the government opened fire on quarry workers who were resting. the attack happened near a military base. a general who backed a coup in may who failed to launch ago unpricing against the burundi president. he's seeking a third term which opponents say violate the constitution. east africa met to encourage him
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to not have the vote. but the president skipped the meeting and has ejected calls for stand down. saudi-led coalition strikes killed 40 in them en vinnie and injured 50 others. among the areas hit was a cattle market in aden. doctors without borders say they treated 23 people. and condemned the targeting of residential areas by all parties in the conflict. in the last three days the group has treated over 300 people. caught up in the fighting. saudi arabia has arrested three brothers on charges of being link today a suicide bomb on the ground a shia mosque in kuwait last month. dozens were killed in kuwait city shortly after friday prayers. the brothers haven't been named but the saudi security says there is actually a fourth brother as well, he is with isil in syria. south carolina senate has passed a bill to remove the con federal flag from the state capital ground. the killing of nine people in a black church in charleston last month has revived the controversy about the use of the
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u.s. civil-war era flag. diane estebrook there has more from columbia arc the state capital. >> to remove the flag from the state house ground and thinking it would change history, would be like moving a tattoo from the corporationcorpses of a loved one and thinking that would change the loved one's obituary. >> reporter: in south carolina senate chamber monday, passionate worst over a divisive symbol. >> it's also a flag that brings back horrible memories of slavery, and again is now used frequently as a symbol the hatred and bigotry and racism. >> reporter: after fire hours of debate the state sen zen at voted overwhelmingly to remove the flag from state out ground, rejecting an amendment that would have let vote are did decide.
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>> i believe a majority of would like to see it up and i believe i am speaking for the majority. so i would like to prove that with a vote. >> reporter: the flag has become a flash points since the killing of nine people last month during bible study at charleston's emanuel ame church. alleged gunman dylan roof had been photographed brandishing the flag. >> mr. scott. >> reporter: during the debate monday state senator john scott argued that momentum was with those that a poise the con federal symbol. >> we have turned a deaf here to a lot of things it's time we changed. >> reporter: the debate spilled on to the state house lawn as flag supporter clashed with opponents. >> first actual urning it wasn't the civil war. so you have been brain wash today call itself war. >> i am brain worked. a slave is one that's brain washed. take the smack in the face down, it's no the about that anymore. it's about the love and harmony now, right? >> reporter: the senate will hold a final vote on the flag
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tuesday and then goes to the state's house where a count by the local newspaper suggests it should also pass, diane estebrook, al jazerra columbia, south carolina. boston bomber has filed a petition seek a new trial his lawyer says there was a lack of evidence in his initial hearing. he was convicted in april of killing three people and injuring 264 at the marathon back in 2013. he was found guilty of fatality shooting a police officer. later this year, france will host an international conference on climate change, where delegates will be aiming to finally sign a global treaty. last week the u.s., china and brazil raised hopes by commit to go new climate change goals. but as nick clark reports now from cube kube at warning signed don't accumulate. >> reporter: there are those who doubt the reality of climate change. umberto isn't one of them. he tells me he's lived here most
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of his life on the north coast of cuba. the town's coastal strip has been eat an way by the advancing ocean. and every time there is a storm a little more is lost. what was once a thriving community has been consumed as the sea level rises. >> the. >> translator: the sea has moved further inland over the course move life. buildings like this one have been affected the entire coastline class hang. in the '70s this was a school until the sea eroded its foundation and it collapsed like you see now. >> reporter: scenes like this are more he have demented across the word, in part their responsible for increasing mo momentum in the effort to deal with global warming. the roman catholic leader pope francis will visit cube in september and has recently warned the of the dangers up inaction. wrote of the unprecedented destruction of the ecosystem with serious consequences for all of us. also in june, at the g7 summit
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in germany the concept of a carbon-free world went from fantasy to official policy as leaders pledge today wean their economies off fossil fuels and promised that paris will produce results. >> translator: we know that we need deep cuts of global greenhouse gassy missions and therefore have committed ourselves to the need to decorbannize the global economy in the course of this century. >> reporter: meanwhile, the use of renewable energy is soaring just as fast as it's a cost is plummeting. those widespread mobilization on the streets cities are listen, taking their cues from their citizens. but that's not the whole picture. we are seeing more extreme weather and scientist says the clock is ticking. the world's nations are supposed to outline what they will individually do to reduce emission to his keep temperatures from rising above two degrees over preindustrial levels. so far only a small preportion of countries have done so. and as the poor suffer the most.
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what about the promised billions of dollars the rich will provide? we still don't know how thes the finances are going to work. as people on the front line will tell you things are more urgent than the negotiators and politicians would appear to recognize, there is much to be done between now in december in pair physician scenes like this are not to become a sign post for our future, nick clark, al jazerra, cuba. the impact of climate change is being felt all around the world. the drought in california is worse now than last year. and it's hitting the economy hard as well. researchers say a major water shortfall will cost the state nearly $3 billion this year. this from melissa chan. >> reporter: our team has been covering the drought ever since the declaration of a state of emergency by california governor jerry brown in early 2014. and here is the thing, there is a level of drought news malaise but the drought this summer is a lot worse than the drought from
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last year. in fact, the university of california davis put out a report that says economic losses in 2015 are expected to be $2.8 billion. and half a million fields like this one will lie fall oh, 20,000 jobs, almost 20,000 jobs will be lost. we spoke to mike wood, one farmer and his family, they own 1900 acres and this is what they had to say. >> well, 1900 acres as i told you before, there is a little over 700 acres that is fall owed. and what is planted other than the permanent jobs a lot of research went in to things that wouldn't take water. >> reporter: we have grown garlic for a number of years on, this ranch we would normally at this time of year if we were in full production, we would be employing between 25 and 30 people presently we have seven people under employment. >> reporter: in our report later we'll explain more it's not just about an economic down furnish and fall owe fields. the situation is more
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complicated that than. farmers are also complaining about a labor shortage what is going on in the world's bread basket, we'll take a close are look melissa chan, al jazerra in california. some news just in to us, french authorities say a migrant has died in the channel tunnel between france and britain. this is just days after dozens of migrants tried to storm the tunnel in a desperate bid to get in to britain. that's a migrant who has died in the channel it up. the country's largest discovery of illegally killed wildlife. the trade is driven by the middle east and asia. the philippines is taking its territorial dispute with china to an international court
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in thinginhague, hearings are due to begin. five judges will decide if the try brownal has jurisdiction in the matter. chinas refused to participate. beijing laying claim to the area within the white dotted lines. the most content us areas are also claimed by the fill peens. taiwan vietnam malaysia and brunei claim territories there as well. these are protests in manila in support of the philippines case against china two dozen activists marched condemning china. been this, a vibrating pen designed for people with parkinson's disease or a powerful glove that allows to you carve through tough materials, these are actually invention on his disfly in london. simon mcgregor-wood went to see the next general rakes of
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devices designed to make the lives of so many people so much easier. >> reporter: these are the displays which might launch careers. this is science for the real world. it might change our lives, for example, there is if the power glove, it could revolutionize the world of discuss the true by allowing hands sculpting of wood and stone for the first time. >> for them it's about being as close as they can to the material. really being i i want mat with the stone or wood and really understanding. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: then there is a brand-new way of harvesting wind power, imagine thousands of these stuck to a skyscraper or lining an underground train tunnel. this vibrating pen it is designs to help sufferers of parkinson's disease whose hand stuff ens as the did disease takes hold. >> when you tilt the pen to write it engages the vibrational motors and enables you to write clearer and smoother by
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providing a vibrational feedback to your muscles and it makes the pen traverse across the paper easier and it also reduces the stiffness of the muscles. the innovation on his display here, if you like, are a combination of art and science. did has to work and look good tame. the students are taught to understand the commercial applications of what they come up with. these innovations will drive successful economies of the future. >> all of interested in take their ideas forward and realizing them. some have formed their own countries already and some are working with innovation hubs of investors in order to try to realize their ideas in commercial reality. >> reporter: the work here is about changing lives and the impact we have on the world around us. using dips "real money" different densities of the same plastic to make one complex product, a concept shoe. since it's made of one thing
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it's much easier to recycle. it's a perfect mix of the commercial and the environmental. simon mcgregor-wood. al jazerra london. and presents more news for you online at the social media feed is down the left-hand side to catch up with everything across our social networks. by scientists. tonight: trash. it's everywhere. >> what's the out put of this facility? >> landfills overflowing. >> it just smells so bad. >> but some of our trash