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>> >>. >> alexis tsipras calls for a fair deal for greece as a final debt deadline looms. hello, this is al jazeera, live from doha. financial prices call in greece on the stock market direct talks between afghanistan and the taliban from beekeepers to doctors - how immigrants in australia are
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taking up jobs that can't be filled by locals. european leaders say sunday is the final deadline for greece to secure a deal over its debt and save the economy from collapse. the european central bank said it has stretched its rules as far as they can, and will cut off greece as soon as it can. greece's prime minister told the parliament in strasburg that all they are asking for is a fair deal. >> we demand an agreement with our neighbours, but one which gives us a sign that they are exiting from the crisis, which will demonstrate to us that there is light at the end of the tunnel. an agreement that will bring about the credible and necessary reforms - that is clearly
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necessary, but we have to recognise that over the past 5.5 years, reforms have been put into place which have been - which have been on what pensions can take what employers can put up with can stand, and ordinary citizens let's get analysis from al jazeera's dominik kane who is outside the european party in strasburg, and john psaropoulos in athens. an impassioned debate in the european parliament right now. >> members of the parliament heard from alexis tsipras within the last hour and heard him describe the effect of some of the bail out conditions on the country, and he felt that greece had been turned into an austerity laboratory, and a serious resolution had to be found. we heard from the other e.u. president, mr -- they said it
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was a race against time and there was a deadline coming on sunday. mr alexis tsipras said yes, he had to accept some blame for the measures that he leads, and he has been responsible for the taking of 5.5 months. other governments had responsibility for the mess that greece finds itself in over 5.5 years. it's important to say there wasn't the necessary level of concrete proposals, that they have been asking for. beseeching them to come out with, the sense from the german government and the french government and others that now is the last chance for greece to make concrete proposals. the media in france and germany have been saying that a french paper talked about a game being
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played comparing him to a fireman knocking down his house, and not being bothered about it. the media and the establishment in france and germany is beginning to consider as they said that grexit may well happens. >> let's go to athens. john psaropoulos is there. what will the people in greece have made of what alexis tsipras is saying? >> well look we have had a lot of ups and downs. we had the greek government declare the referendum. there has been a no to further austerity. now we have gone back to talks. what will they be based on. alexis tsipras went without specific proposals we are told yesterday, but there'll be specific proposals on thursday. today there is another euro group teleconference to discuss what the status is or the progress is. there has been a roadmap that
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has been discussed by alexis tsipras and the leaders of the eurozone. i wonder what will be thought of between tuesday and thought of. i think the basis of the proposals has got to be the previous plan. there's precious little in the speech, to suggest that he is about to burst forth with a slew of ideas, that crossed the lines held up until now, by either side. for example, is he proposing to cut any of the state expenses that he wants them to cut. 55%. budget. the two biggest expenses. there's no sign of that. he harped on about the past failures, and the fact that his predecessors the other parties that held power, colluded with oligarchs and bankers to corrupt greek politics but didn't say much about whether he can break that and he didn't bring forth
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any proposals to legislate against corruption. he said we await creditors proposals. on the whole, it doesn't sound hopeful that mr alexis tsipras is heading forth and breaking new ground to conclude an agreement with creditors to change politics at home in greece or lift them out of the doldrums. >> hundreds of listed companies in china stopped trading shares on the two major groups. they have stopped since june. scott heidler in beijing. >> continuing a four week slides, markets in china closed down again. the shanghai index closed down 6% adding to 30%. the markets saw a sell off in the last several weeks. something else we see continuing
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on wednesday and that is more companies are taking their stocks off the market. they are not allowing is to be traded. a few more hundred have been taken off the markets. the market has been reacting to what is going on. the state owned enterprises will be traded and continue to be traded. large stockholders have been encouraged to trade on the markets. the syriza called what is happening a panic and sell off. as we see mechanisms put in place, the statements and commitments today, the market sell off is continuing. >> president abd-rabbu mansour hadi told the u.n. secretary-general that he's in favour of a humanitarian ceasefire. the u.n. envoy to yemen is in sanaa trying to convince both sides to pause fighting to allow delivery of aid.
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more than a million yemeny people are in need of help. >> many are displaced in gaza. more than 2,000 palestinians were killed during season weeks of israeli bombardment, and 10,000 wounded. the u.n. says 75% were victims. 56 soldiers and five civilians died. 89,000 gaza homes were damaged and it will cost up to $6 billion to rebuild over the next 20 years. the war was just ... >> reporter: the war which lasted 50 days in the summer of last year was costly in terms of human life and economic impact. more than 70 israelis died and more than 2,300 residents of
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gaza were killed. the structural damage in gaza is estimated at $8 billion and israel says the provision cost it 2.5 million. a year on the israeli government says that the war was justified and successful. >> hamas suffered the hardest blow since the day it was established. we follow events in the south of the israel and respond with full force when required to do so. >> others though are not convinced that all of the ambitions for the war were successfully achieved. >> in a scathing comment this week a left-leaning paper described gaza as a common war and stressed gains. sporadic rocket fire resumed from the strip. lessons had not been learnt. victims had been forgotten. israel says it had two main goals for what it called
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operation protective edge. first was to stop the rockets fired into israel by armed groups in gaza the second aim was to destroy the network of tunnels. the doctor is a retired israeli colonel, now a military analyst, and believes the aims were largely achieved, but at the expense of damaging headlines and international criticism. >> it did cause damage. we don't take this image that it is trying to take innocent civilians, tens of thousands of civilians have lost their homes, and have to find a solution during the cold winter. and now it's revealed it is a major problem, we don't like it or want it. >> there are signs of optimism using outside intermediaries. israel and hamas are negotiating
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for a ceasefire. there is mistrust on both sides, 12 months after the israeli forces withdrew perhaps it's too soon for objective assessment of the long-term impact of the war. >> let's get a view from our guest from stockholm, chairman of european jews. you were part of a flotilla turned away again in june. what was the point of that. what did you achieve? >> for the first i will correct you, we were not turned away. we were attacked on international water, 170km from sure. but we were kidnapped into israel. we were imprisoned and sent out of the country. the purpose of our continues
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flotilla is to break the siege of gaza. to point to the world, and gaza is the port of palestine to the world. they had no right to prevent people of palestine of free movement. they are entitled to the same right and obligation of people of israel or other people. we have been attacked as i said imprisoned and we have kind of experienced the same crimes that israeli is doing every day. >> you grew up in israel. you served as a paratrooper, and you said as far as the flotilla is concerned, doing it as much for the people of israel and gaza. >> already 1970, when i was sent to gaza i refused to operate in territories, because the israeli army and no other should work
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among the civilians, armies are unfortunately - has to fight other armies and not civilians. israeli policies are leading israel and the israeli people into an abbees and worse -- abyss, and wars and hate. i would like to help the people find reconciliation and peace. it is the only way to avoid a blood bath. i was weeks ago in south africa and there we can to the transition process was achieved because the people were ready to speak to each other, and to try to work for a just solution. >> good to talk to you. thank you for being was. >> thank you. >> still to come on al jazeera. we tell you why nepo lease villagers are fleeing their home more than two months after the devastating earthquake. >> in ecuador, pope francis
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calls for an end to persecutions.
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>> wildfires lit by arsonists. >> this sounds like it happened in a flash. >> millions in damages. and the tragic human cost. >> he's not here anymore. >> find out how experts are fighting back. hello again, the top stories on al jazeera. greece's prime minister is telling the parliament in strasbourg that all greece is asking for is a fair deal. european's leaders are asking for a final deadline trying to do a deal over their debt and collapse. >> the country stopped trading their shares.
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they are trying to prevent a slide. some 30% has been wiped off the value of stocks since june israel's 50 day war - there's little sign of recovery. the u.n. estimates it will cost up to $60 billion to rebuild gaza on the top story, the economic crisis in greece left some in neighbouring countries questioning their eurozone membership roam bustles as usual, with no outward sign of economic stability felt in its neighbour grease. there's no angry queues at the banks and tourists are not fearful of running out of cash. the fragility of greek economy could be felt here too. >> confidence is an important element of the economic system. nowadays, with all this information going on and so we were - the signals were
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positive, and this greek story could, first of all, impact our confidence, which is bat. since the start of the crisis the eurozone tried to limit the contagens. many of the smaller parties felt embonded by the action and -- emboldened by the action and now is saying italy should hold its own referendum on the euro. >> i think we supported the referendum, it's proof of democracy, it serves to give an example to germany. >> they are united and strong and demonstrates a good example for italy. >> not just italy. spain has the second-highest employment, and suffered painful cuts in public spending. here, an anti-austerity party
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saw its support sky rocket in the polls, and empathy for the greeks is high. >> despite the fact that it's a disaster, they are right. they are sick and tired of austerity, the confirmed austerity has not worked which is more or less what happened here. >> this is a defining moment for the us open and the european union. the greek government angered many e.u. leaders by holding a referendum for its people. after years of economic struggle other disillusioned europeans may feel they want their voices heard too pakistan says that peace talks between afghan officials and the taliban ended. it was one of a high level contact between the two parties. >> although it is not clear as to who was representing the afghan taliban, the pakistani
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foreign office issued a statement saying that the meeting between representatives of the afghan taliban, the afghan government in the presence of representatives from the united states, from china, with full backing of the the leadership met about 45 minutes from islamabad. it was held in a cordial atmosphere, pakistan tanking all the parties. for participating in the talks. although the afghan pakistan is on the offensive in the public of kuehne dues there is an emerging scene of i.s.i.l. trying to make inroads into afghanistan. on that council, the afghan taliban reportedly fought several skirmishes with i.s.i.l. the government itself is concerned. there may be a convergens of interest.
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it is early days and the important thing will be what kind of progress is made in the next round of talks that will be held after ramadan. >> talks between six world powers and iran have missed a deadline. negotiations will continue between now and the end of the week. burundi's ruling party wins an overwhelming victory in a parliamentary election as widely expected. the opposition boycotted the poll saying that the president pierre nkurunziza was not eligible for a third term. the national election committee says they won 77 of the 100 seats in parliament. thousands of survivors of nepal's earthquake are facing disaster. monsoon rains triggered land slides forcing people to move to safer places.
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>> in this district headquarters colourful tents dot the hills. every every bit of flat land has been occupied here. every few days more tents pop up. this man walks with his three children from the village. >> translation: there has been massive landslides in the neighbouring village. in ours rock are falling, it's no longer possible to go back to our village. >> corrigated iron sheets are distributed. it's not enough to go around. most survive. he is not worried about that. >> 13 houses are up in arms. they haven't been able to abandon the livestock. they are looking after the fees harvesting crops. 50 active villages you are out there. they'll survive. but those in the village, how will they survive the rains and
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the land slides. >> more than 500 moved to the camp and more people are on their way. just in this district alone. more than 2500 people need to be settled. >> according to the government 66,000 people from 18 districts have to be resettled. the government has been told they need to start the resettlement process by july. >> translation: our main challenge is lack of resources. they have estimated the budget in the work plan 600 expenses will be around 2,340. including food accommodation, water and sanitation. we need around half a million for the resettlement of the population. the district government hopes that the budget needed that it will be handed over. and it is still not clear
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whether these people will be able to return home or whether they ever will. >> australia has created a border force focussing on unwanted immigrants particularly arriving by boat. despite the tough stance levels of immigration to australia is high. al jazeera's andrew thomas reports from griffin in new south wales. >> reporter: griffith, a rural town, an 8-hour drive from sydney may not sound like a multicultural place, in fact, 28% were born outside australia. the same proportion for australia as a whole. they are easy to find. working on a garage, on the outskirts of town, this man is one of three filipinos. >> for now, i like griffith and my job here. and for the cost being cheaper
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than the city. >> the company couldn't find people with his skills in australia. his boss is from the philippines. visa rules required him to work in rural australia for two years. with before he could move to a big city. regional area in australia is not like original areas. in the philippines, where you have nothing. but here you have everything you need, like the garage, the local hospital relies on immigrants to staff it. one of its 16 doctors is australian born. >> at present. i think most of the regional towns, country up to s are manned. most of them. immigration at 1.1%, australia population. more than the birth rate or rising life expectancy. only switzerland and norway take more immigrants. when immigration to australia is
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generally in the news, the story is about those the country stops from coming in. immigration is high. a government report suggests that australia population would double to 40 million. many argue that it's too low for a country of australia's size. this man runs a food production business near griffith, and he went to turkey to find a beekeeper for the business to india. foreigners do most of the fruit picking, but singh needs more. >> i like good workers. anybody good worker, any state, any country. i like to do my work. >> with one of the world's highest immigration rates, australia is one of the least densely populated countries. for that to change, immigration would need to get a lot higher. heavy rain led to flash
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flooding across the united states trapping people in their cars and homes. in the city of aber lean in texas, firefighters had to rescue a woman from her car when it was stuck on a flooded road. traffic ground to a halt stretching from nevada in the west to kentucky in the east pope francis spoke out against war and called on catholics to unit where they face persecution, and was speaking on a last full day of his visit to ecuador, where he held mass. from quito, lucia newman reports. >> hundreds of thousands of pilgrims braved the cold and rain to better see and hear the pope. many seeking more than sfir ittual guide -- than spiritual guidance. they were internally displaced by decades of war, and would like to thank the pope for
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effort in the conflict. >> we need peace and an end to the violence the pope spoke out against war and violence that's ravaging not just parts of latin america, but the world. in a clear illusion to i.s.i.l. it has executed scores of christians. >> while in the world, especially in some countries, various forms of war and conflict reappear. we christians insist on the proposal to recognise the other, to heal injuries construct bridges and strengthen ties. pope francis directed criticism at leaders, warning against personalized leadership. the first for power and the execution of those that think differently. ecuador's president has been the target of mass protest in recent months against plans for steep tax hikes.
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and the repeated attempts to show that he and the popes see eye to eye on wealth. >> it's a truce. i think that next wednesday, when he leaves probably demonstrations will be again on the streets. >> which is why the pope spoke out over and over about unity and the need for dialogue. in a latin america polarized along ideological lines. in ecuador, pope francis has been speaking for the first time in his own language in his own continent. unlike millions that saw the pope in catholic youth week in brazil, a large percentage are those that the pope said are relegated to the periphery, the poor indigenous and the old. the same people whom he says are the greatest victims of
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