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an garda, i'm the host of "third rail" - and you can find it on al jazeera america. ♪ one of the anc's high profile critics is in court to answer corruption charges. ♪ this is al jazeera live from doha hello, also ahead u.s. secretary of state john kerry is in qatar to reassure golf states about the iran deal. hundreds gather in jerusalem and tel aviv because of a girl stabbed to death at a gay pride parade plus we can't condemn kids and grandkids to a planet that is beyond fixing and barack
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obama makes sufficient new changes on climate change. ♪ he is one of south africa's controversial politicians once described as a future president and he was expelled from the anc in 2012 and already has a conviction for hate speech and this morning he arrived in court to face charges of racketeering fraud, corruption and money laundering charges he says are politically motivated and these are pictures just outside the courthouse where hundreds of supporters have gathered. they are being kept well back from the courthouse by tight security right now south african police not allowing supporters to get any where near the courthouse while he is inside. let's hear now from our correspondence miller.
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>> we want the president to answer a simple question when is he paid the money. >> reporter: in resent months he has been at the forefront for calls for south africa's president to address allegations of are corruption from his private residence paid by taxpayers. this week he goes to court to face the music along with two others charged with over 50 counts of corruption fraud, money laundering and racketeering. it's alleged he had ties with cow accused and his family trust was an indirect shareholder in a company that netted a government payment of more than $4 million. >> it was postponed last year on three occasions because of a little defense to "meet the
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press" takes -- presentation for healthy procedures sglfrlg in the high court here where his trial resumes. just before being charged with corruption the president of the youth wing of the ruling national congress was expelled. he then formed the economic freedom fighters the party came in third in last year's national elections giving he and 20 others in the party seats in government. should he be found guilty he stands to lose that parliamentary seat and faces serious jail time or state fine. >> without compensation. >> i believe he will appeal the ruling if that is the outcome of this case. by the way we are set for a scenario in south africa where despite what the ruling party and other political parties might hope he will not disappear
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from the political landscape. >> reporter: the party faithful has been at court appearances demanding charges be dropped. u.s. secretary of state is in qatar due to meet gulf nations to ease fierce over the iran deal and gathering in doha right now to discuss security across the middle east and let's go live now to that meeting. al jazeera is there. so what are we expecting to happen today? >> this is the official suppresser and concerned about the iran nuclear deal with the world power. this is a move that would give iran a bigger say in the region. now, the g.c.c. officials have been very concerned and said iran has been using military power to boost its allies
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particularly shia with houthi and hezbollah and assad in syria and this is something seen here as a threat to regular security. they want the american to upgrade defense systems of the region speed up arms sales here but they have also been hoping to get some sort of a defense treaty with the americans because the americans said unfortunately not doing that because they were concerned to be dragged in regional conflicts. this is the biggest concern that will be addressed today. g.c.c. officials asking the americans for more clarification on exactly what happened during the iran's nuclear deal. >> and what can we read into the fact that john kerry u.s. secretary of state but russia's foreign minister is in attendance too? >> we have a great deal of sideline meetings and prime minister of saudi arabia will
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meet with lafrof and meeting with the foreign minister and the russian foreign minister said the foreign minister is here to see or to talk about peace moves in yemen, in syria and also to coordinate the international fight against the islamic state in iraq and levante and it's seen by analysts there for the first time we have the heavy weights converging in doha to find a political settlement to some issues here and particularly the long-running civil war this syria and the conflict in yemen. >> thanks indeed at the g.c.c. meeting that is just getting underway this do what and hundreds of people gathered at candle lit vigil in jerusalem for a girl stabbed to death in a
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gay pride parade and she died on sunday and attacked by ultra and it's said to be a hate crime and we go to jerusalem. >> reporter: the attack took place but also people gathered in tel aviv to remember the 16-year-old girl her family issued a statement, it was said she was killed basically because she supported people's rights to live as they pleased and she was there to support friends when she was stabbed in the back and said they would donate her organs to save her life and they gathered and lit candles and played her favorite songs so really pressure coming out here on the ground on israeli government to do more to tackle these jewist extremist, the man who carried out attack did it ten years ago and released from prison three weeks before this happened. serious questions being asked
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how he managed to break the security code in and around this gay parade and less than 24 hours later we had the arson attack in a palestinian home in the west bank and very strong language coming out from the government calling this acts of terrorism and doing everything to bring them to justice. israeli security cabinet convened and said they are paying administrative detention for jewish suspects and it sounds strong and in line with the language coming from the israeli government since these attacks happen. what does it mean? we spoke to human rights lawyer and told us it has always been the case but never really implemented and we will wait for the details in israeli parliament convening in a special session and they are now in summer recess but convening on tuesday to talk about jewish extremism and how they will tackle it. in iraq right now it's so
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hot it could melt the nails in the doors is what they say. the government declared a four-day holiday due to the scorching weather there but electricity prompted protests in several cities. [chanting] in the southeast the temperature has reached as high as 50 degrees celsius and lack of basic services is putting heat on the government too. >> translator: people are out today to put an end to this craziness that has been for 14 years. they had enough. the people we elect are doing nothing to change our lives. syrian refugees in a camp in jordan have been hit by a sand storm and needed treatment for breathing problems and dehydration and the sand storm caused disruption in the capitol aman causing fliths to ing flights to be diverted to other
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airports. barack obama wants to cut investment and faces problems in congress as rob reynolds explains. >> reporter: the american west is burning. 20 wildfires have scorched california consuming houses and forcing hundreds to flee for their lives. in alaska forest fires devored two million hectors and western canada are engulfed in huge fires as well. years of drought left western wood lands tin der dry and drained water reservoirs and conserve water wars in states. against this back drop u.s. president barack obama is unveiling a sweeping any policy to cut greenhouse gas emissions linked to global warming. >> share this message with your
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friends and family. >> reporter: spoke of the need to take action in a memo to the american people posted on facebook. >> climate change is not a problem for another generation not any more and on monday my administration will release the final version of america's clean power plant, the biggest and most important step to combat climate change. >> reporter: include requiring existing power plants to cut emissions by 32% from 2005 levels by the year 2030 forcing electrical utilities to invest in renewable energy such as wind and solar power and gives the 50 individual states a target of drawing 28 percent of their energy from renewables by the 2020s. power plants spew about 40% of u.s. greenhouse gasses. with just 18 months left in the white house obama may see a climate crack down as a key part
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of his legacy. but the plan is sure to set off a political fire storm of its own. the opposition republican party which controls congress is opposed calling it abuse of presidential powers. conservative groups plan to challenge the regulations in court. many of the 17 republicans running for president in 2016 questioned the scientific consensus that global warming is largely manmade and the plan risks losing a vote for the likely democratic nominee hillary clinton in key states like ohio with large coal mining industries, rob reynolds los angeles. >> still to come here on al jazeera. >> i'm taking a look at the next generation of train technology that will soon be moving millions of people across
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♪ hello again, the top stories on al jazeera, julius on trial in south africa for corruption racketeering and money laundering former youth leader and critic of president zuma say the charges are politically motivated. u.s. secretary of state in qatar where they are discussing security issues and john carry
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is expected to try to ease arab fears over the nuclear deal with regional rival iran and prayer vigils held in israel for the teenage stabbed to death at a gay pride parade and what prime minister benjamin netanyahu talks about. it is struggling to cope with around 5,000 migrants in the port of kellie and britain's prime minister cameron has security measures but wants eu and france to do more and we report from a migrant camp known as the jungle that has sprung up on the outskirts of cali. >> while they argue how to deal with the crisis the conditions in this camp continue to deteriorate with more and more people coming here all the time. now, everybody we have spoken to
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is too afraid to go on camera. they do not want to be identified but when you ask them why this is so important for them to get to the uk they all say similar things and they include this perception that immigration policy in the uk is easier than it is in ureurope and easier for them to find a job and wages better and want to be part of an english language and english culture and also say they will continue despite the risks to try and jump some of these fences get in that tunnel and start what they see as being a better life. >> let's go on expert view who is an expert in live via skypes and they are supposed to claim asylum in the first country they arrive in, in europe. how come so many of them came ashore in southern europe on the
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mediterranean and now in cali in the north? >> good question. you are absolutely right. in the eu member states and people who want to go to the right within an eu state that is where the claim should happen and there are problems going on here. i think one of the key issues is that when people are entering the european union there is clearly who are seeking asylum are clearly not making it right there and are waiting until they get to the state they want and in this case going to the uk so a lot of these people would not have started meeting in the uk and allowed to in a sense to go across the eu to get to where they are now. >> why is that? is their situation illegal to the point they claim asylum? why aren't the french for instance picking them up if they
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are indeed illegal and why are they being able to pass through france? >> very good question. i think that however the answer to this is it would be very expensive and involve a lot of people and french security personnel going through this place called the jungle where there are a couple thousand people desperately trying to get to the uk on all accounts and trying to leave france. so there is a potential for flare-up and has been flare-ups before when they tried to clear previous camps and don't want to take on that pain and cost but they think it's britain that should be bearing this and they point the figure back at france and say this is not our problem about people trying to come to the uk. these are people who are illegally in france illegally in the european union and it's in a sense france's problem. i think what they should both be doing is stop pointing the finger at each other and start working with the eu counterparts
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and think it's more of an eu problem than it is a local problem. >> so i mean, tom, the british prime minister called on the french to put it more fencing which he said he will pay and that is not exactly helpful. how do you tackle this problem? do you start first of all discouraging people from making the journey in the first play? >> possibly, i agree making a fence higher and the prime minister talked about sending some super dogs i don't think that is really going to do anything but maybe inflame the situation much further and also it's too little, too late and probably could be something a bit more done on discouraging people for making the journey so in your report he rightly notes a lot of people have a perception how much easier life might be in the uk but the facts are that they have much better
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benefits as asylum seekers and work prospect actually. if he was interested on the continent thing rather than to the uk. so part of it is a perception problem but i think the other underlying factor is very simple it's many of the people we have talked to speak english and i think the english language is a real attraction to the uk. a lot of people you talk about in the camps come from countries that have been or the common wealth and need to go back to britain for that reason. >> good to talk to you and tom brooks from the university of duram, apologies for the intermittent sound on that line. now, soldiers in northern nigeria rescued 178 people held by fighters and most are children and they very south here which is the largest city in borno state, a commander was
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captured in the raid and more from abuja. >> reporter: 101 children 67 women and 10 men have been freed when the nigeria army launched the axis with eight villages destroying the villages and captured a senior of boko haram and coming at a time when they talk of success of boko haram fighters. two weeks ago nigeria said they chased out boko haram in all territories and confining them to the main base in north east of nigeria. right now troops m fro nigeria are in the public including the new republic have coordinated attacks on different fronts to try to corner boko haram in one particular location to launched a final onslaught and this is
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not effected by boko haram directly but also contributed truce to fight boko haram insurgency in the north of nigeria and other parts of the neighboring countries because it sees boko haram not only a chad and ruling threat but regional threat and as we discuss there is trying to stop boko haram and collaborations between these two groups is very very much in the play as this is contrary to what was there before during the previous administration. the greek stock market has crashed. i think it's safe to call it that and fallen by over 20 percent after resoaping for the first time in weeks and four shares in the banks were down to a third and the stock market was closed in june when capitol controls were imposed because of the greek debt crisis. now, in london's cross rail runs in 2018 it will carry more than 200 million people a year on one
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of the most advanced rail way lines ever built and we have been down the tunnels to take a look. >> reporter: it's taken 10,000 workers more than six years but now london's under ground train tunnels are almost ready for their rails and a depth of 40 meters they weave 21 miles at the heart of the city. >> is the biggest challenge is contracting this in an area of london with dense infrastructure and this is on stage and the alignments have to be decided with vertical alignment to avoid interruption with existing foundations or existing tunnels. eight laser-guided machines removed more than 7 million tons of earth. the walls of the tunnels were then sealed using 200,000
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concrete segments. at the same time engineers have been working on an all-new digital communications network, the first ever to control all aspects of a rail way line. this computer network needs to handle the data of more than 250 passenger information displays more than 600 telephones and more than 1600 high-definition cameras all simultaneously. >> and maintenance is done quicker and ability to fix problems and safety aspects moving from traditional cameras to h.d. that provides more coverage for passenger safety better images to the operators and provides real time information to the operators to make decisions quicker. >> the control network has also been isolated to help prevent it from being hacked. >> all systems are closed off. there is only a few operator terminals that have the ability
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to log on like usb ports are all disabled and have zero access to any of these areas. >> another three years before the $23 billion line opens and there is still plenty to do to make it ready for expected 200 million passengers a year. al jazeera beneath central london. heavy monsoon rain caused floods and landslides in south and southeast asia more than 70 people killed in india and the worst damage in other states. a disaster zone in myanmar, 200,000 people are affected there. there are particular concerns for people in four western regions of the country as carolyn malone reports. >> reporter: flood water as high as rooftops. this is the province in myanmar one of the areas worst hit by resent floods, what used to being abe agricultural now is a lake and
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dams are at heights and causing floods in the baker region. >> translator: there is too much rain here this year and the dam here let out water and it's flooded because of that. >> reporter: thousands of people have left their homes. many of them found shelter in church. >> translator: i came because my house is flooded and not completely flooded but we can't stay there. >> reporter: 300 homes also known to be destroyed in rakine state and fears that people are cutoff from help roads submerged and bridges washed away. >> one of the greatest challenges is this is affecting a wide range of the country and it's access to do assessments and to get supplies in. but the government has been working on preparedness because natural disasters are part of the life and the environment here and this time around the government has reached out in his accepting support,
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encouraging support from all humanitarian actors the u.n. and other partners. >> reporter: people affected in india particularly those hit by flash floods in the state say they need more government support support. >> translator: it has been three days since our homes were submerged and laying in the open. we have no help from the government. we have no food to eat. >> reporter: the same two weeks of near continuous rain has hit both countries. myanmar is seeing some of its worst flooding in decades and many regions have been declared national disaster zones. carolyn malone al jazeera. now in hong kong two daughters donated parts of livers to create a whole new one to save the life of their father as rob mcbride explains it's a medical first and uses a new surgical technique. >> reporter: thankful to be alive the patient is surrounded
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by the daughters who saved his life. on their own their livers were too small but together by each donating a half they were able to give their father a new one. >> translator: i was in despair because my liver was too small. so my sister agreed to return home from overseas. she was our only hope. >> reporter: double donations like this are rare but what surgeons did unique was joining the two halves of the liver before giving it to the patient. >> we are virtually implanting the liver into the recipient's body and that save as lot of time. >> reporter: it's a further breakthrough for a teen that regularly achieves medical landmarks and liver trans plants from living donors and the liver problem is a serious problem here compounded by reluctance in chinese society to donate organs and hong kong is a leader in
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living organ transplantation. the family at the center of this medal first just thankful for a successful operation, rob mcbride, al jazeera, hong kong. there is more real news from al jazeera along with analysis and video at al ♪ today after two years of negotiations the united states has achieved something that decades has not. comprehensive long-term deal with iran will prevent it from obtaining a nuclear weapon. >> america and iran two enemies in the middle east shaking hands and over the next 30 m