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>> westgate mall reopens. one step at a time we follow the
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trekker going into nepal villages. >> jules bianchi the grand prix driver who never recovered from a crash during last year's japanese grand prix. >> now saudi arabia has arrested over 400 people it says were linked to isil. thethe interior ministry accuses of them of raids. >> saudi arabia's interior ministry says it has dealt a massive blow to isil, arresting 431 people they say are tied to the terrorist groups. >> within the past few weeks we have nearly put an end to isil
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in saudi arabia. this is organized and supervised from the king of saudi arabia. 431 individuals have been arrested. >> officials say the suspects are from across the middle east and africa. they'resecurity forces believe they have foiled six other attacks being planned against saudi targets. >> isil is trying to create a resist in the kibble. they want to create chaos here through the terror cells which included citizens from saudi arabia and other countries. >> with the arrests saudi arabia is also hoping that they have squashed the ability of isil to recruit more fighters. >> we're joined now by editor in chief at the news channel in the capital of riyadh. good to have you with us. a number of arrests, a number of plots uncovered pull all
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highlights the stale scale of isil in saudi arabia. >> it would and i would disagree that this has brought an end to isil. this is not the first arrest. hubs have been arrests before, and the cycle goes on through recruitment. the goods news is that saudi security has arrest the 400 people, but the bad news is that we have to admit that we have a problem, and we have to deal with it. they were planning to do suicidal bombs not only at
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mosques, the favorite target, but they had a plan against a security mosque for security officers. >> what exactly will happen to these 400 people. they're not all saudis. they're different nationalities. are they likely to be put on trial, deported, put through reeducation programs? what happens next? >> we've been doing all of that. this is the pattern. if they discovered in cells.
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they'reit is very expected that there would be a small number to go along. i think we need to create solutions. not to allowed it to go on rampage.
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>> thank you for your thoughts on that. in the first speech since the historic nuclear deal was signed with world powers iran leaders have accused washington of arrogance. speaking before tens of thousands of supporters who chanted death to america and death to israel. he told hem that iran would not change its behavior and would continue to, quote support honest fighters in lebanon and palestine. >> of course we don't welcome a war. we won't begin or preempt a war
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but the one who will leave the war in humiliation is atrocious america. >> earlier we spoke with a science professor. she asked who the supreme leaders' message was aimed at. >> i believe he was aiming at his hard line supporter. because you must realize that the backbone comes from hard liners. and the historic agreement was a tremendous blow, defeat for the hard liners. in a sense he was trying to keep
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them happy. that i think he was aiming at regaining their support and give them a morale boost if you like. >> the hard liners must be questioning their role in iran now that this deal has gone through. do you see the hard liners being effected if and when these sanctions are lifted and when a country becomes more open? >> i believe that the hard liners politically they are in decline. i think they are in decline. we have parliamentary election in seven months time, and i think they're quite worried
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about their chances of winning that election. if you say that the hard liners are in decline and we see sanctions lifted, iran will be a different country than the one we're used to from before the sanctions. >> yes, but you must not expect the change in the hard liners. it's natural to see them carry on with the same rhetoric. but the reality is that reformers are--have a better future. >> the nuclear deal with iran has been seen as a success for president obamaing, an one of a
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string of achievement that is will help secure his legacy. >> you can even see it in the way he walks. suddenly for u.s. president barack obama fired up seems more than a campaign slogan. that explains his mood in a recent radio interview. >> i know what i'm doing and i'm fearless. >> to many he has had a picture-perfect last few months. the supreme court helped keep his national insurance in place. re-established diplomatic ties with cuba after five decades and now has an international deal on iran's nuclear program. he will define what pundits have been saying for years. >> this makes him a very lame duck president. >> his job will just get tougher in the next two years. >> is he already a lame duck? >> it seems that the president
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disagrees. he's speaking out against toxic issues in the u.s. like gun control and on race. ♪ amazing grace ♪ >> guiding a congregation in song after a racially mass shooting. >> that's nonsense, and you should know better. >> his to do list is not done. it's possible he'll get through criminal justice reforms reducing sentences for non-violent drug offenders and he's working to finalizing a free trade agreement that would impact 40% of the global economy. but often presidential legacies are shaped by events outside of their control.
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>> what world leaders do are out of his control. terrorist attacks are out of his control. >> the fight against isil, the buildings of iraq, the stand off in ukraine and he needs to get the iran deal past congress and then figure out if he'll do more than just threaten israel with supporting palestine at the united nations. the clock is ticking and he's hoping to tick off a few more accomplishments in the time left. patty culhane al jazeera, washington. >> still ahead on al jazeera. trucks and cars in flames after a wildfire in california blazes across a busy highway. >> in the suburbs of west jerusalem where there will be protests against racism and discriminations after earlier protests ended. >> and how the weather is the star of the show in golf's open
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championship. we have more coming up with jo. >> u.s. navy said that a sailor shot earlier this week at a military support center in tennessee has died. it brings the total number of victims to five, the alleged gunman a 24-year-old was also shot dead by police. [singing] >> vigils for the marines gun downed on american soil and roadside prayers. at the side of the first shooting, a recruiting center, a witness recalls a calm kill who are stops to reload. >> hei saw the black handle come out, and he picked it up like this, and he went back and forth like this unloaded the
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cartridge, put nery one in, and went back and forth again. >> he was an immigrant born in kuwait. his neighbors remember the gunman as a smiling typical american boy good at high school, a mixed martial arts fighter and devout muslim. security has not found no links to terrorist groups. >> it would be premature to speculate on why the shooter did what he did. however, we're conducting a thorough investigation to determine whether this person acted alone. >> the shootings began here at this military recruitment center and ended here at this naval reserve complex. the police say that he was wearing a vest loaded with ammunition and carrying two rifles and a handgun was shot dead by a police officer. >> someone with homicidal intent
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and targeted arm services and he had no reservations attacking and trying to kill police officers, and chattanooga police officers confronted that threat to make sure that no one was harmed in this community. >> his father spoke to the mosque's chairman saying that the motive was a mystery to him. >> he was in the dark with what his son has done, and he's very upset and actually apologized for what his son did to the community at large and to the muslim community. >> those communities in the southern states have been left wondering why a man who grew up with them could have turned to violence with such devastating consequences. >> a wildfire has destroyed cars
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and homes and closed a major road in california. hundreds of firefighters and aircraft have been battling the flames. >> fierce and fast-moving flames caught motorists by surprised as flames moved across the mountain pass. >> all of a sudden a huge fire just started coming over the road burning all the cars. people were running up the hill. older people, they were dragging them up the hill. it was just a nightmare. >> the wildfires started in surrounding foothills before bearing down on the main highway linking southern california to las vegas. the area is a tinderbox. the area is parched from prolonged drought.
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several mountain communities were evacuated. local tv stations films aircraft dropping water and fire retardant. on the ground, they would track the fire. vehicles have been destroyed but so far no injuries have been reported. >> greek banks will reopen on monday the amount of withdraws will be increased. ministers who opposed the new round of austerity measures were replaced. we're in athens with more on the reshuffle. >> prime minister tsipras trying to show an anxious greek public that he's moving as fast as he can, he's getting rid of disinters, ministers who will enact those austerity measures
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who were voted in. these are measures that the prime minister has said that he does not believe in, yet he wants to make sure that he has people there who will do all that they can to enact. he's trying to return a sense of normalcy to the people of greece. there is axiation because of the debt drama. and the primaries announcing that the banks will reopen on monday. he's trying to say look, we're acting as fast as we can to make sure that things return to some sense of normalcy as soon as possible. >> greeks are looking for better opportunities abroad. but it's estimated 200,000 have left since the start of the financial crisis. we have reports from one of the largest greek communities outside of greece. >> the traditional greek food that he once cooked at his own restaurant in athens now makes
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in astoria's greek neighborhood. >> his wife said among the lucky ones. they were able to come to the u.s. legally thanks to relatives who are u.s. citizens. >> when you see the situation the economy situation in greece. >> here news is followed closely and everyone seems to know someone from the old country who is struggling. >> this new york neighborhood looks like a second wave of greek immigration. the first one happened in the early 1940s-1950s after greece's civil war. the second started in 2010 with the financial crisis.
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since then the number of greeks seeking legal residence in the united states has gone up nearly 60%. >> the numbers over all are relatively small. less than 2,000 greeks came legally in 2013. but those who work with immigrants say that they're also seeing an increase in greeks who come on tourist visas and then try to stay and work illegally. >> a lot of times you see people want to do the right thing but they have no family here so they can't. unless you're related to a citizen or resident, it's difficult to actually get--to come here legally whether it's labor based, a visa lottery. >> born in the united states, but raised in greece. he decided to come back at the start of the crisis reluctantly. >> the plan is eventually to make enough money and go back home. i consider greece home. >> leaving home, family and friends, is hard, these immigrants say. >> it is better economy.
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>> but no one has plans to move back any time soon. >> al jazeera, new york. >> while many greeks are leaving more america. greece say that more and more migrants are landing on their shores. they've crossed over from turkey. 77,000 people have arrived by sea to greece so far this year. more than 60% are syrians. >> we're suffering from attacks terrorists, the regime all of the people are just living, and living with nothing. no food, no water no electric, everything. so it was vital. >> we were about 45 persons in the boat. there were a lot of babies
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crying. >> a shopping mall in kenya has reopened two years after being attacked al-shabab fighters. 67 people died in the four-day siege. four men armed with grenades and automatic weapons took over the westgate mall. in a moment we'll hear from a security expert in nairobi. but first let's listen to one woman who was inside the shop in the mall when it was attacked. >> i'm from the fragrant fragrance lounge at westgate. >> it was the worst day ever. i had to come back to the mall in a few weeks to recover the stock. initially it was very hard for me to get back in, but we're
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ready to open. we're ready to sell. we feel comfortable, we invite people to overcome the fear. for people who are hesitant coming to the mall, i feel like we should come together as a community and support because as a country we're going through this as a country. we're not going through this just as westgate, because it can happen anywhere at any time. it's not that it happened here. it is going to happen again. we're back here. we'll over come it, and we'll do what we need to do. we urge everyone to support us. the security is--yes, we have moved from where we are. we're much better than what we were two years back, but we have a longer way to go. >> from the security studies in nairobi who say that there is still room to improve
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coordination between security services in kenya. >> there has been various attempts to change the top leadership in the military in the security. but beyond that. it's very difficult to say what has been done to instill more displan. i think another issue with regards to the respond at westgate was the fact that you had two security institutions meeting for the leading role on the scene. there needs to be a clear stand in the future, and i think the government has been working towards that on a clear chain of demand when you have domestic terrorism in the urban area, do you send in the police or the terrorism unit. >> trying to figure out how 20 prevent students were dropping their studies to join isil, more
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than 20 students are believed to have joined the group. >> together for a better future is the mow toe at the university of medical science and technology in khartoum. but since march 21 students have believed to have abandoned their futures as doctors to join isil. >> the students who join isil look normal in their first and second years at university. later we notice there is a change in their lifestyle, and then all of a sudden we hear that they joined isil. we see a change in their personalities. >> the university is 19 years old and has around 1,000 students. the government is not naming names but accuses several groups for recruiting for isil on campus. the. >> security officials discovered a rented house in the suburb used by extremists. they would deliver speech.
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>> now the university and government leaders have identified the problem they're trying to understand why. >> this is an investigation to know the real reasons behind this phenomenon. is it oppression or depression, and this is leading to these things. >> some believe that the way to combat isil on campus is to promote an intellectual dialogue and show students that extremism is not the way forward. al jazeera. >> in burundi three more opposition candidates have withdrawn from tuesday's presidential election. they say the race will not be free or fair. but the president is still determined to run despite violence over his bid for a third term. >> daniel says the economy suffered when the president violated burudi's constitution
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and decided to run for a third term. >> that is why i'm going to vote. maybe we can have peace. >> the campaign period is winding down but only a few opposition parties seem happy. some burundi's believe this party is sympathetic to the ruling party and that's why they're allowed to campaign. the leaders say that's not true. >> why is your party participating in the election on tuesday? >> we have to build a safe country. there. >> despite calls from the international community some
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african leaders and opposition parties to delay the controversial election the commission said it will go ahead. >> other people are not happy with all of this. some are boycotting. they say it is not free. >> in the countryside where the president receives support. >> in the urban areas life is harder. people also want peace. but they need jobs, too. if the president wins a third term people are not sure if that will be good or bad for the economy. >> still to come on al jazeera. >> i'm andrew thomas.
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here they're racing camels away from the track. australia's government has been killing wild camels in huge numbers. it has been therefore. >> and if you're sitting comfortbly we'll tell you about the ponce of reading to your children. >> and in sports jo will tell you who came out on top in brisbane.
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>> tell me what you and your generation think is gonna to happen. >> saudi arabia says it has dealt a blow to isil when it arrested 431 suspects. the saudi government said that six attacks have been foiled in crashfoil with cash seized. >> in the u.s. a gunman was shot dead by police. iran's supreme leader said that
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the historic nuclear deal won't change iran's opposition in what it calls air began policies of the u.s. iran said it will not change its behavior and continues to support what it calls honest fighters in lebanon and palestine. securities are being stepped up in iraq after 115 people were killed in a massive suicide-bomb explosion. imran khan reports. >> the governor of diyala province has called for three days of mourning. explosives were detonated as people celebrateed the eve of the festival. why would anyone ever do this. this is terror on the morning where everyone should be celebrating. >> as bodies were being pulled were the luck from the republic,
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the attack was revenge for the iraqi's government continuing campaign against its fighters and the death of sunni muslims in an iraqi town. as three days of mourning are declared public events have been closed to prevent ear to prevent other attacks. >> prime minister benjamin netanyahu said that racism must be eliminated but many black israelis believe that little will change. >> black israelis call for an end of discrimination something
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they say is institutionalized. >> we've been experiencing racism for years. we're demonstrating because we want equal night israel. >> prime minister benjamin netanyahu said that racism needs to be eliminateed from israeli society, and that he set up a government ministerial committee aimed at trying to combat it, but few here believe much will change. protests like this first erupted last month by a video that went viral by a black israeli soldiers were beaten by police. >> because of this divide and conquer is going on when it
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translates to racism of other groups. >> one of the wealthiest suburbs of west jerusalem. but within the suburb is a neglected neighborhood which is not just the poorest in the area but in all of israel. it's where we met this man who brought us to his home. he tells me that everyone who lives in the area is black israeli, and that unemployment here is more than double the national average where folks complain of frequent harassment by police. >> i thought life would be better in israel. in ethiopia we could work and earn our own money. we have nothing here in israel. >> rights groups say that they've consistently earned less
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than the general population and are more likely to end up in prison. something that benjamin netanyahu processes to change. but some think it's too little too late and he does not expect life to improve for him and other black israelis no matter what the government does. al jazeera tel aviv. >> there have been ugly scenes in australia between right-wing groups and anti-racist demonstrators there. nationalist groups were holding a so-called reclaim australia rally in melbourne. just a number planned. roads around victoria state parliament were blocked with officers separating the two camps. nepal's massive earthquake left many out of work. but now some are putting their skills to humanitarian use.
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they're joining forces with the u.n. to carry food to thousands of people in inaccessible villages. >> local porters gather food for the world food program. many of them have been without jobs since airplane's earthquake, which killed thousands of people. a porter with a trekking agency before. >> my house was destroyed. we cannot afford to sit around. we need to work. >> more than 7,500 porters have been employed in this program. nepal's trekking agency ocean has been handing handling the logistics. >> we're trying to provide jobs for people and through the mission. >> these partyers are going to walk for three days and cross a
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3500-meter pass to the village in neighboring districts. they earn $15 a day to carry 30-kilos. from the air landslides appear like scars on the mountainside. the team has to fix the trail as they walk. most of the houses in this picturesque village has been damaged. the village has always had trouble with food availability and now their main crop, maize has been decimated by some sort of insect which has made them completely reliant on food distribution. >> they take me to see the maize plantation. >> after the earthquake some kind of insect started eating it up. look at what. did. >> they use fertilizers for some of the crops.
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the maize should have been ready by now he tells me. why the leaves look lush, the cob is still not well formed. hundred metric tons of food has been carried by porters to people living in villages like these. for people who are still recovering from the earthquake, the aid comes as a welcome relief. al jazeera nepal. >> now nasa scientists have unveiled more photographs from the spacecraft that blew flew past pluto. they have unofficially named the plane after sputnik. the plains look to be young 100 million years old. much more still ahead. stephen gerard makes his mls day but. jol tell you how he got on with
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the la galaxy in sport.
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>> now should wild camels be shot and left to rot in australia? farmers think they should. now australians love the camels. >> the camel cup is a highlight where the atmosphere is festive and the racing on camels is
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competitive. >> he loves to run. he just goes. >> most riders are experienced. but a few first timers compete as well. >> we'll find unusual things in this job but a camel race is special. >> camel racing in australia is not much of a business. although celebrateed the camel is far from uniformly loved. >> this is an unique and special event. but away from the racetrack camels in australia are controversial subjects. >> camels were first brought to australia in the 1800s to carry equipment across the desert. but when motorized vehicles replaced them many camels were freed and they tried. in 2009 one estimate suggested a million were roaming the outback, but for farmers wild
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cameras have become a pest. >> we have really big problems with the camels with a lot of damage to the infrastructure which means we couldn't run our normal beef program. >> australia's government paid for camels to shot and theirs carcasses left to rot. there are 300,000 left today. many believe that the original numbers were deliberately inflated, and shooting camels and leaving them to rot was wasteful. >> they could be used for racing, meat animals. they didn't have to fly around in a helicopter and shoot. >> most he butchers cows, but
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he'll pusher a handful of camels too. >> it is a good meat. >> they believe that they should subsidize the capture of camel for meat. there is a growing we manned. many believe the original number numbers brought waste. >> paying tribute to 25-year-old driver jules bianchi who died in a crash from japan's grand prix. he has been in a coma, the news of his death the family said that jules fought to the very end as he always did the day that his battle came to an end.
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the pain we feel is immense and indescribable. >> in the fading life and pouring rain of last year's japanese grand prix formula one entered it's darkest chapter in two decades. french driver jules bianchi lost control of his car and crashed into a recovery vehicle who was already aiding another driver. bianchi was unconscious when taken to hospital, and he never recovered. this was a 25-year-old frenchman's second f-one season. racing for angelo russian team rusia, he scored his first ever points at the monaco grand prix. he began his career like many other f-one drivers competing and excelling in car racing. >> i met jules when he began on
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this very track when he was with his father. he drove particularly well. after that everyone knows how his career and performances evolved. that's as well has personal, which was particularly attractive. >> the investigation following the accident found that bianchi did not slow sufficiently to avoid losing control in the bad conditions. the findings prompted f-one to alter its rules allowing stewards to force all cars to slow and go through the pit lane instead of continuing to lap the circuit. start times were moved preventing drivers from racing in dim light. but by its nature formula one is a sport that involves risk and award, a dynamic that makes it intoxicating for drivers and fans. bianchi had been asked about the fear of driving in high speed. he said its normal.
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but racing is anything but normal at a time like this. >> jules bianchi is just one of many drivers who have died during a race. 22 formula one drivers had lost their lives. amongst them, driver who died at the italian grand prix in in 1970. in is the 82 gilles villeneuve died during a former formula one race. in 1994 rowland ratzenberger
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decide. the open championship is heading to a finish after high winds halted play at st. st. andrews. they're expected to get under way in the next hour. one of the few who did finish on friday. he holds the clubhouse lead at 9 under. dustin johnson sits at 9 under after 15 holes. >> england's cricket team is in trouble spending most of the day trying to chase down australia's first inning score of 566, but they struggled. mitchell marsh took two big schools scalps, and then england
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were eventually all out for 312 with johnson and hagelwood finishing? three wickets each. giving the try the green light the celebrations. australia will face argentina next. australian tennis stars have kept alive their hopes of reaching the semi fines. lacy hewitt may be retiring
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after the open, but he still had plenty left in the tank as he beat kazakhstan, 2-1. they're looking for their first ever semifinals. andy murray has shrugged off his semifinal exit to put britain 2-1 up. he joined up with his brother jamie in four sets. great britain could make their first final since 1981. thousands members of the barcelona football club has turned out to vote for the next president. the club is famously owned and run by its members who get to decides its fires. more thanthe president will face stiff competition results are
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ended by saturday barcelona time. >> i have a very good feeling about today. i hope at the end of the day to be ready. >> former england gerard with an ideal start in his mls career. he clearly gelled with his west coast teammates slotting in this goal. they would win 5-2 on friday.
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>> in the world of football there is a lot of talk in the greatest and most important goals. ghigga scored the winner in front of hundreds of fans. he would set up the equalizer in the win. he said only three people have ever silenced him the people. the pope, frank sinatra and me. authorities invited ghigga where they planted his feet in the hall of fame along with other football grates.
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>> he told me he was a child the day i made his father cry when i scored that goal. he said, don't worry i'll grow up and become a world champion, and he did. >> as a right winger he would continue to play into middle age. >> it was a great honor for me to play against him even though he ran rings around me. i'm sad that he's dead. he was one of the greats, and he'll go on to join many of the other greats. >> ghiggia would go on to play for paraguay, roma in italy. at the time of his death at age 88 in a nursing home he was the oldest world cup champion. >> well, there's more sport on our website for the latest check
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out >> now that's the sport for now. >> thanks a lot, jo. well, children love their dads to read them a story before bedtime. young fathers are setting a bad example by spending too much time on their mobile phones instead. neave barker with the story. >> it's story time for the preston children. a regular ritual for their father, award winning author alex preston. it's a time to prepare young minds for sleep. a time when the imagination awakens. >> it's just a beautiful thing at the end of the day for us all to sit down together and read a story together, and we ask questions about it, and we talk about things, and we always--there is always a word that we don't know. we'll look it up and think about it. it's just part of a wonderful routine. >> for alex and thinks children, the book at bedtime is a vital tart of the part of the day.
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while the number of mothers reading to their children remain high fewer dads are willing to get involved. and some children are picking up bad habits of their technology-obsessed fathers. [ phone ringing ] sorry, hello? >> 80% of fathers under the age of 24 don't like reading to their children but it can have an significant impact on their child's development. >> it makes a big difference to their health and well-being, to their confidence as readers and also how well they do at school. i think that's really important about dads reading to their children. particularly for boys. they see reading is something that men do. mix it up. use a lot of different things together. >> here at oxford a city famed for a thursday i meal phil earl,
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a storyteller who was read to as a child and would help launch his career. >> i was surrounded by stories. and stories have always had tradition in my family. if a book sparked my imagination, my dad would sit me on his knee and make up further stories, that was powerful. >> in a world of distracting technologies and busy schedules the book at bedtime may seem like a throwback to a buy gone era. but with children who are regularly read to by their parents and enjoying a head start on their classmates a traditional bedtime story might be more crucial than ever. neave barker, al jazeera, london. >> that brings us to the end of the news hour. we'll be back to a full bulletin of news in just a couple of
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minutes. please stay with us
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>> saudi arabia arrests more than 400 people suspected to having links to isil. >> i'm maryam nemazee. this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up, arrogance and atrocious. iran's supreme leader keeps up his hard line-receipt lick against the u.s. after the nuclear deal. a scene of horror in iraq where a car bomb has killed 115 people. the sudanese scholars are trying to


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