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announcer: this is al jazeera. hello there, welcome to the newshour from al jazeera's headquarters in doha. i'm laura kyle. coming up, syria's president admits his troops are tired after four years of war. but says defeat is not in the dictionary. the white house welcomes turkey's involvement to combat i.s.i.l. calls the p.k.k. a terrorist organization. humanitarian ceasefire to
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start in yemen. air attacks condition. and... >> and, of course i'm the first kenyan-american to be president of the united states. a national address from president obama as he ends his trip to his father's homeland syria's president says the army is struggling to contain i.s.i.l. and rebel groups. he said his troops are tired and lacking manpower and they must define key regions to hold on to during the conflict. >> translation: we have new recruits every day. the military is carrying out the mission, it's required to give up areas, in order to hold on more important areas. we are in a fateful period.
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there's no compromised solutions. >> a retired military analyst joins us on the phone. >> what do you make of comments from the president. is he making the best of a bad situation. >> i look at this and he is to leave the areas not as we sud. he lost a lot. the southern areas are doing well. going on to the main city like damascus and other areas. and committing to the nation or intervention. it's easier, after a while. that is under pressure, and they won't be able to defend themselves more.
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of course there's iranian and hezbollah there. i think he'll be forced to in the future. >> the u.n. envoy has been in damascus saying the idea of a dialogue or negotiations would have come up at geneva iii, but says any dialogue not based on talk of combatting terrorism is meaningless. can you see another negotiation taking place? >> i think that the initiative and no fly gown and buffer gown will fix it. he'll come to negotiation. he doesn't do well on the ground. the lack of manpower. this effect him.
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the only way possible, to do to the area. that's the way i see it. the no-fly zone affect him in the future and might be a fall. >> it's reported that the syrian army roughly halved in size from just 300,000. why is that? >> well, it is very difficult for him. the forces - they can not sustain that. he didn't have theibility to do that. when he has the air power in the area, the advantage in that. but that will not solve the problem. the boots on the ground to hold
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on the area. it shoes the world that i'm uncontrolled. it doesn't though the part or area. he lost it. the last attack by i.s.i.l. the only thing for him, is the lebanese border with hezbollah, and that he will hang on to very much. >> very interesting to get your analysis on the situation inside syria. thank you for joining us. >> now, two soldiers have been killed in a car bomb explosion in southern turkey and the turkish armed forces launched more air strikes. they targeted i.s.i.l. in syria. the white house welcomed turkey's involvement to combat i.s.i.l. and the p.k.k. the sir can observatory for
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human rights said villages north of aleppo have been targeted. in northern iraq they hit the headquarters of p.k.k. zeina khodr has been following event for us. describe for us where you are, and the significance of where you are. >> you mentioned a syrian boarder town behind me controlled by islamic state of iraq and levant, the last stretch of territory is that it shares with turkey this has been the reality for a year and a half. it's been a quiet border until thursday. when i.s.i.l. attacked a turkish military outpost and turkey retaliated and started to bomb i.s.i.l. target inside syria.
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turkey declaring war on i.s.i.l. we fear that i.s.i.l. may carry out a retaliatory attacks. they believe the turkish army will not be able to stock that. we have seen controls along the border. it's doing little to calm the fears of the people here. turkey didn't just declare war on i.s.i.l. it declared war on the p.k.k. >> turkey is at wore on two fronts the jets hitting the target across the border in iraq and syria, a day after beginning an air campaign in i.s.i.l. and syria. jets began hitting p.k.k. or working progresses. the pkk declared the already
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strained 2013 ceasefire dead. turkish officials are not faced talking about a long-termed fight. >> reporter: whenever we see a decrease or the vanishing of the threat we'll make a re-assessment. the third wave operations are a part of this. >> this is a major shift in policy. >> for turkey i.s.i.l. declared war on a cultural center in ser usualing on monday many believe the decision to fight against the armed group has a lot to do with the battlefield in northern syria. the government is concerned about i.s.i.l. threatening syrian opposition groups in the stronghold in aleppo province, and is worried about what it sees as the growing strength of syria's kurds. sirrias's kurds, or ypp is linked. turkey says it would be a red
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line if kurds create a state in northern syria. officials and u.s. air strikes were helping the kurds gain ground from i.s.i.l. now those believe that a deal with the united states addresses turkey's concerns. >> translation: turkey doesn't want the y perform p to take more -- ypp to take more territory. now the u.s. and turkey are working together to clear aleppo from i.s.i.l. >> turkey's fear is that syria's kurds, or i.s.i.l. could drive out syrian opposition groups from aleppo and the important border crossing. it's no coincidence that turkish jets targeted i.s.i.l. close to the pront line. it seems turkey is hoping for a long-held demand inside syria will emerge. >> our aim is to get rid of the i.s.i.l. threat in syria and iraq. after that the safe zones will
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be formed naturally. >> this may come at a price. the peace process with the separatist movement seems to have ended and turkish police conducted raids against hundreds of p.k.k. and i.s.i.l. sympathizers. it seems the government believes there could be attempts to destabilize turkey from within. >> you mentioned that the people where you are on the border areas are squared. what do other turks feel about the two-pronged attack against i.s.i.l. and the kurds. well, undoubtedly people are worried. it's been a while now that you know, turks are - were afraid that turkey would be dragged into the conflict in syria. a lot of people here have been saying that there's so many players in the syrian conflict. we could be attacked by anyone anywhere. people are afraid. the attack the decision by turkey to target p.k.k.
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positions like we mentioned renders the peace process dead. and now we are seeing security incidents, disturbances in the eastern province pro-p.k.k. sympathizers were clashing with the police. earlier you mentioned two army soldiers were killed. no one claimed responsibility. but turkish officials are pointing the finger at the p.k.k. this complicates the fight against i.s.i.l., especially for the united states. yes, the u.s. said that turkey had the right to defend itself against the p.k.k. but is urging restraint, and is saying there's no connection with the kirkish air strikes against the p.k.k. and cooperation with turkey and the u.s. simply saying the coalition strategy is not the fight the p.k.k., but i.s.i.l. >> thank you for that report turkey's renewed air strikes against p.k.k. targets are the
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first since a truce agreed in 2013. turkey long had a strained relationship with the kurds and was concerned about the expansion of kurdish territory in neighbouring syria. >> turkey shared a 900km long border with syria, stretching from iraq to the mediterranean sea. a kurdish administration largely oversowing the province since the civil war started in syria, four years ago. in january, syrian kurdish fighters took control of the border town of kobane from the islamic state of iraq and levant. last month the y.p.g. captured the town in raqqa province with the support of u.s. air strikes. the victory was significant, cutting off the supply route of i.s.i.l. fighters from turkey to strongholds of raqqa city. more than that it opened a land corridor between two
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kurdish-administered area. the kurds have uninterrupted control and pushed to the last border crossing under i.s.i.l.'s grip. >> translation: the y.p.g. is at the doorstep of jirablas if they capture that they'll push south. >> afran is on the edge of aleppo. the turkish government is nervous of expanse, considering the y.p.g. a terrorist organization and does not want it to control more of the shared border with syria. >> more to come. >> i'm in gaza where palestinians were wounded during the war, and are still struggling to find proper health care. >> the struggle to weed out a chemical used over the world from france's farming and gardening industry.
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>> and poised for a second tour de france final. all those details in sport. president obama has made a national address in his father's homeland. the u.s. president spoke to thousands of kenyans in a key event on his trip to the east african nation. andrew simmonds is in the stadium where president obama made the speech. >> it was a positive message he had to deliver. >> it was. he was given a rapturous welcome. more than 3,000 people from all walks of life. his sister made the first address. a light-hearted remark talking about her battered old volkswagen used to pick up president obama when he was a senator and the exhaust fell off
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on the way to her home. this year they travelled in the beast, the big limousine that president obama uses. when he got to the podium he got straight into it. he talk beside his grandfather being a chef a servant to british colonial masters. he talked of his father that had to go to the states to get an education, and rounded on everyone and said you have got the opportunity. kenyans can making is of their lives, they can get education, crack down on corruption and move forward with business and kenya was at a crossroads. a choice between peril and promise. he said effectively that there was a situation whereby they needed to turn away from dependency on foreign powers, to make life their own. this is what he had to say about
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corruption. >> the corruption and grownyism and tribalism that confronts young nations. that's recent history. what they tell us is an arc of province. from engage the with the wider world, foreign rule, and speaks of incredible progress. >> let's bring in robert ali a blogger on kenya. what did you make of the speech? >> it's a speech trying to correct with kenyan roots. it mentioned kenyan life struggles and changes, which everyone here connects with, from the leaders to the civic society to the students. it was a very balanced speech. >> don't you think people may
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have been pot ronized by people saying don't be dependent on aid. >> i think president barack obama was careful on how he used his language. he said it in such a way that most of the kenyans were convinced that as long as somebody doesn't hurt, they need to have them. they were targetting the leaders sitting next to him, and was letting them know that he was going to talk about them, but not targetting a specific person, but telling kenyans, drive us to the kenya's future. it's not the western or eastern countries, but kenyans that make sure the changes - they surmount the challenges. >> they returned to the issues of human rights. this building the stadium behind us the open air stadium was used as a detention center
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for suspects. many in the. who were drawn in accused of all sorts of things what do you make of that? >> president obama was categorical. that's what al-shabab wants, to use the divisions to make sure every one of us mights against each other. he's told that you can't crack down on minorities. protecting minorities. the message was specific to the go. . the government was trying to close down muslim n.g.o.s. president obama said you can't do that. that you lose war on terror. >> do you think business is a success, that it make a difference to corruption? >> i hope it makes a difference. i hope it encourages more kenyans to stand up against corruption and inspires many that no matter where you come from, they can make it big. when they do something, they'll
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think what is the impact on the population. >> thank you very much indeed for your thoughts and now preparations being made for the president of the united states to leave for ethiopia. that will happen later today. in a later stage he'll address the african union. the first u.s. president to do so. back to you. >> we'll watch closely. thank you for bringing us the latest from kenya. >> a saudi-led coalition air strikes are hitting targets in yemen, ahead of a pause in the fighting. air attacks have been lunched at a military recruitment center south of yemen. following earlier bombings at a camp in sanaa. it's less than 11 hours since a temporary ceasefire begins. let he remind you who is in control of what. a large part of the south contested by fighters to the
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left it's a battle ground where all sides are fighting for control. some viewers may find some of the images in this report that's coming up disturbing. >> reporter: saudi-led coalition military planes are arriving in aden. after four months of fighting it's under the control of pro-government fighters. it's after taking control of the city that the saudi-led coalition announced a five day pause in the aerial campaign. the truth comes at the request to allow in humanitarian aid. saudi arabia warns that it will respond to any attack. >> the goal of the new truce is to lift the siege and impose on cities and reach the areas with much-needed humanitarian aid. it's a much-needed move for the houthis.
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>> reporter: it's said that saudi strikes are killing civilians. coalition strikes hit tefrl houthi positions in tiaz, but the rebels say the residential area was hit. dozens were killed. houthi activists uploaded this video, that appears to show bodies of women and children. al jazeera cannot independently verify the pictures. battles it tiaz means little aid made it through, and the humanitarian situation is worse. survivors are damaged or held by fighters. they have held off houthi advances in their positions. >> translation: our goal is to liberate tiaz in full. we want to build a modern civil state for us and our children. >> back in aden the destruction from months of fighting is everywhere. since forces took control,
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journalists are trying to document the damage. aid agencies welcomed the pause, but are calling for a ceasefire to reach those that need aid. >> the situation is dire. we are talking about more than 20 million people in need of urgent humanitarian assistance cross-cutting all sectors of health care, water, food and shelter. we need a resolution to this conflict. whichever site prevails it will be left with a yemen tattered and exhausted a pro-houthi activist joins us from sanaa. thank you for being was. we have a humanitarian pause due to take effect from midnight tonight. will houthis honour that ceasefire? >> i think that the houthi and parties inside yemen, they have to look deeply in this ceasefire, because it's strange.
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saudi has declared this ceasefire without any cooperation, with parties in yemen, or any u.n. involvement. and it comes - this declaration came straight away after the saudi arabia targeted a complex for worker and engineers at the power plan. this was used as well as shelter for the displaced people from tiaz. and as well as in the same day, there was a huge counterattack in aiden by the yemeni army. they destroyed 22 armoured vehicles killed dozens including the top commander of saudi operations in aden. to come and declare the ceasefire, the saudi, i think, won't use it to reposition troops and loyalists in aiden after the loss yesterday, and will use the ceasefire to bring
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more troops in the aid of humanitarian aid. keep in mind people watching your channel, at the end of ramadan there was a ceasefire, that they have been working for two months to have it. the saudi refused it. >> they were the first side to violate the ceasefires. the point is in one may have been declared by the saudi-led coalition, but are the houthis going to honour it or have they not decided whether or not they will. >> you can't have a ceasefire from one side but cooperation on all sides. >> people living in the areas, let's look at the reason for the ceasefire. so people can get humanitarian aid. what is the situation for the people in the crossfire of the fighting. do they not desperately need the aid? >> of course they desperately need the aid.
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how come the saudi not honour the ceasefire, why they concerned about humanitarian aid for aden and didn't during the same thing during the two previous ceasefire that was violated. >> you are put ght the reasons for calling the ceasefire ahead of the people who may benefit from it. >> no, but how will we know that those people will get the benefit. the u.n. must be involved in the ceasefire. they must watch and bring aid. they should be the one. not only one side with the aggression, the one that starred the law, the ones that lost a lot and won't use the ceasefire to cover the crime. all those things will be studied by parties inside yemen. they do do want this ceasefire to end in the advantage of the saudi troops. the parties in yemen, they welcome any ceasefire.
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it has fileated. >> 11 hours before the ceasefire is due to take effect. we'll wait and see whether it will be honoured. we'll take to time to talk to us. now in myanmar, 10 people have died during floods triggered by torrential monsoon rains. states have been affected as well as the regions, up to 12,000 houses have been damaged. more on the flooding. we talk to ever tonne, he has more on that for us. >> it's one of those situations where we have a surge in the monsoon rains. we talk about something of a lull. looking at the satellite. a huge massive cloud from myanmar, across bangladesh and a good part of northern india and we talked about the flooding in pakistan. look at the numbers we have across the region. we see the massive cloud.
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look at some of the numbers we see here. 186mm of rain in 24 hours. that's always going to cause problems. 235 over the large three days, over 600mm here. staggering amounts. come across into india, and we see 141mm of rain and back up into pakistan and punjab. we had 92mm of rain and there is more where it came from. it will last for the next few days. there may be plenty more thafr that. heavily rain in pakistan. right down the west. more heavy showers gaps in the wet weather, set to condition through bangladesh and more rain for myanmar. >> thank you. palestinians and israeli police fought outside the most
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sensitive holy sites in jerusalem. praying in the holy war. police used stun grenades to clear palestinian protesters. aid agencies si the 50 day bombard was catastrophic. many seriously injured are losing hope. >> for ibrahim, spending time with his 2-year-old daughter is the happiest part of his day. he struggles with depression after losing his legs in an israeli strike on the united nations school he and his family were schelterring in during the war. his father and brother were killed on the site and has bits of shrapnel. >> i am destroyed. i lost my legs and job.
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i can't leave gaza, we are under siege. all i want is one artificial limb to feel like a normal person again. >> reporter: once a week he travels to this clinic where he receives physio therapiy and is taught ways to manage his pain. like many of thousands of palestinians wounded during the war. he can't afford to buy the medicines are the treatments. aid agencies say the war is nothing short of catastrophic. 17 hospitals, 56 facilities were damaged or destroyed. costing the health care system $50 million. according to the united nations $2251 palestinians were killed
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in the fighting. 10% of those wounded had disabilities. there could have been survivors. an investigation found 500 of those killed should have lived. obstacles including military zones and ta a lack of accord in addition found many died before the paramedics got to them. >> this is a physiotherapists at one of the few rehabilitation centers. he said the health care system was stretched after the two previous conflicts with israel. >> there's a closed border. because that can't bring that medication or the medical teams from abroad to make treatment in the gaza strip. >> the thousands of palestinians who have been seriously wounded
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will continue to suffer. still ahead on the programme. >> just lick anyone else it's among the basic making it easier to own property in nigeria. new reforms encourage banks to lend more money. plus... >> i'm rob mcbride in the rice paddies of hong kong. with the townies being farmers for a day. >> how this former champion's return to motorcycling proved to be spectacular, in the worst possible way.
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turkey is not willing to accept defeat two soldiers have been killed by a car bomb in south-east turkey. turkish air strikes targeted the workers partied or perform kk in -- party or p.k.k. in northern iraq. president obama made a national address to the people of kenya, who came on the last day of their trip to the east african nation.
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later they'll fly to ethiopia, where he'll be the first president to address the african union more on the turkey air strikes against i.s.i.l. and p.k.k. we are joined from ankara by an assistant professor. thank you for being with us. are you surprised to see turkey turming on the opportunity. i'm not surprised. turkey has been eager. but the specific target was supposed to be bashar al-assad. so there's nothing, you know anti-western in that sense, that turkey was aiming to spearhead the western coalition. it didn't want to fight with i.s.i.l. >> bringing in the kurdish element. what about that what about the fights against the p.k.k.
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>> when we talk about the kurdish aspect. there's an almost uninterrupted kurdish belt ranging from the eastern borders to southern borders and it's become doing to be complete uninterpreted belt in northern syria, with the potential to cut off turkey from the arab sunni sociology. turkey feels, if threatened by isolation by the arab sociology, it wants to prevent the kurdish belt from materializing in northern syria. that is why if turkey is going to allow u.s. air force to target i.s.i.l., it's said that you should let me target the p.k.k. so the kurdish belt will not materialize. that's the logic. there was a peace agreement with the p.k.k. is that ignored, is if dead in
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the water? >> actually, the kurdish peace process was on the way of collapsing for a year and a half. the peace agreement worked. p.k.k. agreed that it would disband. the threat couldn't disarm because of the i.s.i.l. threat. and turkey interpreted this as a betrayal, even though it was not a betrayal, it was not fulfilling the peace terms due to an external event, the expansion of i.s.i.l. this disbanding and armament issue spoiled the peace process. turkey said it didn't live up to its promise. basically both sides want to
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engage in conflict and see what kind of a political situation emerges after. >> are turks happy about that. are they happy to see turkey's ramped up involvement in the situation in syria and iraq. surveys reveal a lack of support. and they are based - public opinion wants a defensive attitude in the sense that turkey defends itself but not involved in syria and iraq some analysts the president is kurd for not pursuing the office. that is not justified.
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public opinion is polarized. turkish public opinion is the aim with other public opinion in the world. when they see a threat they kind of bandwagon. >> fascinating to get your insights from istanbul. >> thank you for joining us. >> thank you. >> does the world's most widely used weed killer cause cancer? in 1970 a chemist working for monsanto discovered glifo skate was a herbicide killing unwanted plants forward years later. they marketed the chemical as round-up. it's used in more than 160 countries, and the use skyrocketed in 1995 after genetically modified seeds were made. the world health organization classified it as carcinogenic.
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those findings don't add up. the french government is worried about the concerns, and round-up is banned for public sail. >> farmers and gored ners face similar challenges. many promise help in the struggle against nature. the key ingredient is glifo skate discovered in 1970s. a report says this chemical probably causes cancer. a finding that monsanto rejects. >> translation: we at monsanto consider that opinion to be invalid. there's no new information that permits yin to say the product is carcinogenic. >> alexander owns a farm.
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he said he could not run the farm without round-up. he said farmers are trained to use the product. >> the farmer uses a toolbox. he'll use it at the right time. the amount you use depend on the cropping and the weed you want to destroy. >> in reaction the french government introduced rules on the sale of round-up. as of january, garden centers will have to remove the product from display. peel will be able to buy it. environmental activists say the government measures do not go far enough. >> we want them to take it off
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the market. the products are dangerous to the environment. >> consumers in the west expect their food to be high quality and cheap. if you want to be sure your food has not come into contact with herbicides and pesticides. governments and organizations need to balance challenges of today against the risks for the future nigeria's president plans to divide the country in two. they want a monitoring body set up. the industry provides the government with 70 itself of its
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revenue. >> few banks offer mortgages. we have this report from abuja. >> they wanted to by the house. it's on tale for $250,000. they can't afford to meet the bang loan. if they can't afford to finish paying they'll get the money back. most have to have the money in cash or in full. >> just like anyone else. it's the basic principle. you need a roof over your head and is a natural thing. >> in nigeria. there's no culture of lending. banks want the borrowers to pay
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back the line. subsequently according to the government there's 13,000 existing loans in a country of 70 million people. >> property developers say banks think there's a high chance of defaults. >> they want transactions to get there. >> at this time in abuja, government and housing finance executives discussed the reforms. it includes making home ownership easier. and creating policies of foreclosure. >> lands is tu expensive because of the long-winded prove tests. construction is the other
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challenge. where there's numbers. part of the drive of affordability is house prices. banks charge on home loans, making them more expensive. many spend most of their lives. yousef is a lucky one. he and his family will move into the new house. for most people the dream of colding a loan will be implemented. >> a somali armed group said it carried out an attack in mogadishu. three people were killed. he's the 10th politician to be murdered. gunmen escaped after a drive-by shooting. >> the funeral of a black woman ended in illinois.
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sandra bland was gaoled after an incident with police. she was found in a cell. three days after roast. police say she hung herself. the president of columbia ordered a halt. they resumeded talks after stalled negotiations. they have been dragging on for the past three years, to bring an end to civilian war. they reached an agreement with minors in the past. they demonstrated that they develop the region and create jobs. 20 prrz are not making money. they will called for the release of colleagues arrested in violence. hong kong city is not associated
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with the fields. most are run down and collected. they met a man on a mission to restore the man hood home. >> leaving behind the high-rises of hong kong. they are bound for a forgotten corner and a day of work. issued with gear and given a lesson in ou to, and straight to work. overseeing the harvest, the villager saw rice cultivation as a boy. >> both of them. the village schools long since closed - he was part of the exodus during the '70s, and '80s. now he's moved back trying to reverse the fortunes of his village. >> i was the first in my house. after 30 40 years.
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and now everybody has seen my house and want to come back and make the house liveable. in his restored home. an aerial photo showing the rice. now it could hold the key to the future, if it succeeds. we can provide for it. it's good educational materials. it all come from the supermarket. more terrorists have been cleared and will be under administration. >> it's hoped that lessons learnt here could help breathe life back into them. >> for the val tears, this trip has been a lesson in a bygone way of life.
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>> it's fantastic. you have to learn where it come from. >> the hong kong people learn more, go more to the countryside. >> experiences and memories to saver our at the end of a day. stilt to come. formula 1 drivers prepare to race for the first time since the death of a driver. and a contender for goal of the year. details with joe in sport - next.
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. >> let's get the sport and here is june. >> thank you. cyclist chris froome says a second tour de france title is more than he could have imagined. he'll ride to victory along the champs elysees in paris and finished ahead of his nearest rival. the final stage is traditionally not contested. >> it was a dream for me to ride the general classification. he could drive well time-trial well. so familiar. when i grew up i wanted to ride the gc. i didn't think it would come so early. it races the first time tins the dead. >> they have remembered since
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mess oiges. dfr the case a moment's silence will be held. >> louis hamilton will go from high position. fl be hamilton's fifth straight poll and 47th overall. >> 2-time motor g.p. has been injured in the first proper motorcycle race since retiring at the end of 2012. he was riding when his throttle stopped sending him off his bike, over a barrier and throwing his honda into the path of other riders. >> it left him with a broken leg and shoulder blade. >> new zealand and australia will vie for this year's rugby
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championship title after both recorded victories. new zealand faced south africa in johannesburg. the springboks made a strong site. it gave them an early lead. they upped the pressure. captain richie mccall set to retire sealed the wind. final score 27-20. >> australia easy winners against argentina. they picked up a bonus point win. they next meet in sydney. we know which team will play which as they qualify. the asian qualifying process has begun. they have competed for 13 spots. the oldest rivalry in the world as england were grouped with scotland. spain and italy found themselves
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in the same group. russia qualifies as hosts and will be joined as 13 other countries. africa's confederation has five spots. asia has four places the same as south america, north and central america's c.o.n.c.a.c.a.f. there's three qualifiers, the remaining two places decided by play-off. they face the fifth team in south america, the fourth team plays the fifth team in asia. the process includes 851 matches over the six confederations. 206 taking part in the qualifiers 141 countries involved in saturday's draw. >> translation: it's a tough group, i think it will be stimulating. if you face spain, it can be exciting and motivating for the players. >> manchester united are unbeaten claiming their biggest
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scalp beating barcelona. a header from wayne rooney and a goal put united 2-0 up in the champion's cup match. barca pulled a cup back. they sealed a 3-1 victory for united. >> there was a friendly win for chelsea in charlotte north carolina. falling behind. after a goal from ibrahimo vic. they knocked chelsea out of the champion's league. they made the game 1-1. penalties were needed. he blasted in a winner giving chelsea a victory. the italian club was involved in pre-season action. it was one of the best goals you'll see. taking place in china.
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the wonder strike giving a 1-0 win over the neighbours the crowd loving it panama's football federation claimed corruption after the team was knocked outed in the semifinalsful gold cup. they picked up third place in the tournament held every two years. they beat the u.s. 3-2 after the match finished 1-1. jamaica and mexico contest the final indigenous communities are a sizeable number of populations across many counties. few are involved in sport. until now. we have a report on the first copa africano in chile. >> reporter: it's been party time in santiago since chile won
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the first carnival. these people are celebrating a different tournament. eight teams from multiple groups including players from remote areas have been competing in the week-long tournament. >> we as indigenous people have something to contribute to the world. for us sport and football is an excuse to unify countries. surely it's a call to unify our dreams. why not have a world cup of native countries. >> the even was funded by the chilean government, but the home team was not able to lift the coefy. they came third by beating bolivia in a penalty shoot-out. >> thanks to indigenous countries, chile exists. this is a good opportunity to
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share culture and learn from others. >> the final was between paraguay and columbia. it is the only goal of the game to seal a win for paraguay. >> we worked for the triumph with humility and confidence in the team. >> this is a party. a gift from the childrenings nous to the paraguayans. our team made a good effort. we had little resources, but we achieved the it. >> richard - al jazeera. that's all the sport for now. more a little later. >> thank you indeed. stay with us here on al jazeera. i'll be right back with another full bulletin of news. if you can't stay with us, check out the website.
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syria's president admits his troops are tired after four years of war, but says defeat is not in his dictionary. >> hello there. i'm laura kyle in doha. the world news from al jazeera. also in the programme. >> and of course i'm the first kenyan american to be president of the united states. >> a national address from president obama as he ends his trip to his father's homeland. >> two soldiers killed as turkey launches air strikes. plus the


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