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>> taliban turmoil, internal struggles threaten to tear the group apart. now a top official resigns days after an embattleded now leader was named tortured tait. disturbing video of the sun of late libyan dictator muammar gaddafi being tortured sparks international outrage putting on pressure. >> don't let the world's most
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former terrorist regime get their hands on nuclear weapons. oppose the deal binyamin netanyahu makes an appeal to american jews calling on them to publicly oppose the nuclear agreement whafl of a tale. a loft whale is led out to sea after making a surprise visit to a luxury buenos aires marina, to the delight of onlookers. there are concerns about the young humpback's health good evening, i'm antonio mora. this is al jazeera america. we begin in afghanistan, where the taliban leadership is in disarray. following the revelation that former leader mullah omar died two years ago. a close ally resigned today saying the decision to conceal
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omar's death was an historic mistake. his departure is less than a week after the taliban named mullah mansour as a new leader. some in the group dispute his appointment. mullah omar's brother is calling for an assembly to choose another leader. it's feared that the peace talks would be jeopardised, he was facilitate ght the talks. mansour urged members to ignore the peace talks. roxana saberi has more on the controversy. >> another blow for a group reportedly in disarray. monday the head of the afghan political office quit his post. a resignation coming less than a week after the death of mullah
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omar, and the appointment of a new head. in a statement, augar regarded as the chief negotiator took issue with the manner in which mansour was appointed. al jazeera learnt he blames mansour for keeping the death of mullah omar a secret for two years, calling it... an historical mistake. mansour's appointment drew fire from other top afghan taliban figures. including the late mullah omar's brother, exposing a rift within the group having mansour crying foul over the weekend. >> translation: this uses media, money and scholars to weaken the jihad. >> reporter: a denial casting doubt over the stalentility of future -- stability of future peace talks.
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>> we will not pay attention or listen to the peace talks. the jihad will continue. >> reports of external fighting in the taliban fuelled speculation of internal discord. the taliban's territorial gains in northern afghanistan suggest that whatever disunity exists, it's a formidable force on the battlefield. >> richard barrett is the senior vice president of the sukkan group, a former leader of the monitoring team at the u.n., heading up global counterterrorism for british intelligence. as soon as mullah omar's death, and the elevation of mann tur to head up the taliban was announced, we hear about the river, now the resignations ahead of the political office.
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how serious a split is this. >> this is the first time the taliban changed leadership since movement started. it's not surprising there should be some jockeying for position. the guy that resigned, he's rumoured to be a son-in-law. and has been very much prm involved in overtures to other countries and the afghan government. for many years, trying to negotiate peace and the way forward. it seems like many of the people opposing this was close to him, his father and son. what is the main factors leading the rift. is it about the peace talks. >> it is fundamentally about the peace talks. they were being conducted by a group who were cajoled into engaging in peace talks by the pakistan government, rather than
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representing the movement. they reckoned they were representing the movement from the office, the political office. >> just now, the taliban leadership said, no, no, the political office is in charge of the negotiations and they were a falls thing. they weren't really us. >> clearly they e made an effort to bring him back in, calming down the faction of the taliban, as you said, led by mullah omar's relatives. >> the confusion can't be guys. anything that divides the fall ban would be a good thing, is that the case. >> unfortunately not. it seems mullah mansour, the new self-proclaimed leader will try to say i'm tough, and will lead the movement in the same as mullah omar, no compromise, we'll fight to the last thing, as a way to coalesce power
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underneath him. >> there were reports for a while that there'd been taliban defections to i.s.i.l. do you think more of that will continue. is that significant? >> a lot of people are impatient. a lot of younger members don't know about mullah omar, and don't want to follow someone that's not been a success, not been alive for the last 2-3 years. i.s.i.l. is making a recruitment pitch, and we have seen taliban associated groups like the islamic movement in pakistan move to join i.s.i.l. it's a trend that may continue. >> is there a way western counterterrorism can take advantage of this? >> it's better for all the world, not just the afghan government if the taliban remains together. mullah mansour was trying to move towards peace, talks, if
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it's broken up, you bet a load of warlords trying to be their own man. >> if this is apping, conflicting reports on how the taliban was, some looking at this in a pessimistic way, others saying it's weaker than the reports, and it was on the run. >> depends what angle you look at it from. if you look at the success, it's not worrying they are probably strong, and also in helmand and canneda ha heartlands. >> a lot to be concerned about. >> i think so. >> thank you for coming. >> britain plans to keep the pressure on i.s.i.l., at least for another year. during a visit to baghdad, the defense secretary said the u.k. will extend an air campaign against the armed group until 2017. britain said the operation would
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end in 2016. the defense secretary said britain's contribution is valued by the u.s. and allies. weeks after an agreement allowing the u.s. to launch air strikes, the united states called on turkey to show restraint in a fight against the kurdish p.k.k. fighters. mark toner says turkey has a right to defend itself against the p.k.k. and attacks, but the response should be proportionate. the kurdish group should renounce violence and return to peace negotiations with turkey. two more soldiers were killed in the southern part of the country, p.k.k. fighters exploded a roadside bomb as a military vehicle passed by and opened fire on security forces. a soldier and government guard were wounded in the attack the u.n. said almost 100,000 have been forced to flee yemen since the conflict four months ago. it killed some 2,000 people.
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anti-houthi forces made more gains near the port city of aden, a day after recapturing the air base, the fighter seized about 10 southern villages from houthi forces. we have this report. >> reporter: yemen's largest military base is under control of pro-government forces. it was seized from houthi rebels and those loyal to ali abdullah saleh. forces that called themselves the resistance fighters used damages and armoured vehicles provided by the saudi-led alliance. >> the victory, the turning point, the southern resistance was able to manage them in a semimilitary fashion to gain the victory. >> anti-houthi fighters say the victory brings them closer towards the contested city of tiaz. scene of some of the fiercest fighters. advances in the south seem to
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have avoided the government. without the implementation of u.n. security council resolution, we cannot initiate a political process that will include hootie and militias after they have committed the crimes. >> this sprawling context has been used against u.s. forces. the capture will not be the game changer that pro-government fighters want is to be. the union comprises prohardi secessionists. they are not convinced to push further north into houthi held territory. >> they are adamant not to venture into northern territories. north of the borders of 1990. which a tiaz, and other areas. it will be a herculean task to
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raise some sort of resistance. as the world continues. the currency dropped in value. expected to cause high food prices to soar further. 80% of yemen's population faces shortages of water, food, fuel and power, and the most stressing task is to provide much needed aid > outrage over a video showing one of the sons of muammar gaddafi being tortured. the 9 minutes showed him being interrogated and beaten in a prison in tripoli. human rights groups called on groups to take action for those responsible for mistreatment of detainees. libyan authorities will investigate the incident a direct appeal to american jews from israeli prime minister
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binyamin netanyahu, calling on them to speak out against the iran nuclear agreement. president obama met with jewish groups at the white house to make his case. kooum kristen saloomey looks at the dualling appeals. president obama and israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu are battling for the backing of american jews. binyamin netanyahu appealed to them directly in a web cast, arguing that the iran deal was dangerous. >> the deal does make it harder for iran to produce one or two nuclear weapons in the short term. but it does so at a terrible price, because the deal makes it far easier for iran to build dozens, hundreds of nuclear weapons. >> reporter: some jewish-american groups are among the vocal opponents in the united states, targetting members of congress who have
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until mid-september to approve the deal with adds and rallies. here they called out the influential democrat and israel supporters new york senator michael schumacher yet to say how he'll vote. >> members are under pressure to the deal, leaving democratic lawmakers torn between between vocal constituents and lawmakers. some polls suggest that the majority favour it. >> outside the nonpolitical jewish community center, a place where families come to swim and take classes, opinions were mixed. >> i don't think it's a good idea, not considering where the terrorists came from, i'm not familiar with any means. >> it's better than nothing. this deal is better than nothing. show us something better. i don't like it.
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it's 10 years though. 10 years better than nothing. >> israeli security experts say the agreement is the best option. >> the left-leading jay street lobbying group is scaling up its own campaign in favour of the deal. >> president obama has been meeting jewish americans at the white house. the deal with iran is a strong deal, an historic opportunity, it's almost better than war. >> i think the dale brings iran an international framework. and while republicans almost universally oppose, many democrats are watching the lobbying and the polls before saying how they almost vote israel says it's questioning the head of what it called an extremist jewish movement in connection with the arson attack.
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they will not say who is a suspect. ali, 18-year-old, died, his parents and brother injured. he denies the charges. >> meanwhile the israeli parliament held a commercial session to discuss of the west bank attack and other violence. imtiaz tyab has more from jerusalem. >> this session of parliament was called by israel's far right government. the meeting is described as a chance for m.p.s to seoul search following the killings of a teenager and baby. opposition politicians were critical saying it was too little, too late. >> the real victim here is israeli society and its morals. we feel shame in deep sorrow. yet we keep silent about what is happening in the west bank. and encouraging israelis to break the law.
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>> it occurred days after an 18-month-old burnt to death and firebombed their home in the west bank village of douma. she was stabbed with five others at a gay pride event in western jerusalem. the israeli high school student died of her wound. the killing sparked outrage from israel. the president said israel has been lax in tackling what thee described as jewish terrorism. a term israeli politicians have been hesitant to use in describing crimes committed by jews. political activists said israeli society is embracing society, what he describes as a culture of violence. >> for the government to say this is not us, easier for them
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to have something, something racist, so they can go racist >> reporter: following the killings, israel suggested it may some some processes. critics say it's more a token gesture, silent about crimes for decades. and supported policies of impunity for those carrying out act of violence again palestinians. whatever the case, given the settlers and parties, despite the rhetoric, little is likely to change the collapsing venezuela economy next. violence breaks out as people struggle to feed their families in the oil-rich countries. and newborns lead rescue crews to a shocking new discovery. discovery.
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and in context we focus on the worsening economic situation in venezuela. last week one person was killed when a mob of people looted a supermarket warehouse, desperate for staples, inned cluing milk -- including mill, rice and flour. rioting forced others to shut their doors. the u.s. has been blamed for economic hardship. we have this report from caracas, on a food shortage that hit a raw nerve. >> reporter: empty ovens, idol mixes, bakers have gone without flour for close to a month. >> they promised flour for monday, tuesday, wednesday, and if never arrives. we don't know when it will arrive for close to three years,
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venezuela lived with shortages of the most basic foodstuffs. something about going home breadless is hitting a nerve. >> a feel venezuela should be living in a rich country, but where one can't find bread. >> none of the bakeries in this small neighbourhood had a steady supply of flour. for economists, a decade halted production in this country, and a lack is weighing in on inventory. venezuela trade in the black markets, others do without, others substitute. bakers lend each other flour. we had to change the mentality to change the mentality. there's sol tarty among bakers, those that covered and those that don't. i owe 50 sacks of flour. but every crisis has this
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opportunity, and indigenous bread made out of a root. >> the shartage of imported flour benefited our flours, to a point where this covered demands, we are hit by shortages of plastic for packaging and tickers for labels. joining us now. erin farnsworth, the council of the americas. i have a brother who lives in venezuela, and he's on the airport on sunday, 4:45am. he saw hundreds and hundreds. he couldn't see the end of the line. people hoping to get into the larger supermarkets was hours away from opening. is the situation spiralling out of control. it is, and the lines are becoming a staple of daily living, to get your basic
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consumer products, whether it's food and the basis of diet, and whether it's things that you need for your dale ie life. diapers for chin or your own paper project. at times, they are unavailable. other times when they are available, you have to wait in line for hours on end to get them. it's a bad scenario. >> is the government making it worse by oftentimes going against private enterprise. >> if you run private enterprise out of the country or you nationalize them, and they are producing at a lower level or can't get inputs into the country or hard currency. it doesn't make sense to produce. if that's your sole export, government finances are in bad shape, if you made commitments, and others that you can't meet.
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this is a rich country compared to the rest of latin american. one of the biggest oil exporters in the united states. the crisis should expect u.s. companies, a report saying companies should be cut in the last quarter and many are thinking of pulling out of the country all together. are we seeing anything like that in recent memory. we are saying hey, we are moving out of the country. >> there's other countries in latin america. certainly in the years of hyperinflation. we saw that across the region, another thing that is stalking venezuela. that affects everyone. it does seem to be an example that at this point in time. it was unique. yesterday we reported on the government banning a fop opposition leader.
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if as the polls show, the government losses the election, could they be a blow to the government, do you expect the elections to be extinguish fair. >> venezuela has a history of manipulation of the results and the opposition is ahead in the polls. it doesn't guarantee they will win the election. >> how much of an aloins do they have with cuba, trying to follow a cuban model? >> it started with the election of chavez in 1999. and he was elected for what some would say are rational reasons. the majority in venezuela were tired of watching other people get wealthy when they thought they should share in some of those spoils. the implication was that they wanted to try something different. the relationship is strong, and
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some say cuba was collecting the activities. it's hard to know how accurate that is. >> good to have you with us. thank you. >> thank you frustration over immigration in britain as the migrant crisis intensifies across the olympic channel. preparing for the olympic games, a tough measure to secure athletes and visitors next summer.
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welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm antonio mora. coming up in this half hour of international news - one imam's message to muslims that pollution is a sin. first a look at the stories making headlines across the u.s. five more cases of legion airs was reported in new york city, bringing the total to 86.
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the outbreak of the bacterial infection began on july 10th. 7 died, all with underlying problems. it was liniked to water cooling tours. a wildfire north of san francisco, the rocky fire, went through 68,000 acres. 3,000 firefighters are working to control the blaze. it's 12% contained. 6900 homes are at risk. california is struggling elsewhere as well with 22 wildfires burning across the state. >> the mother of sandra bland filed a wrongful death lawsuit. bland died in police custody in texas, the medical examiner said it was suicide, the lawsuit naming the texas state trooper who arrested bland in a traffic stop and officials in a gaol where she died.
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>> britain is cracking down on migrants in a channel tunnel. landlords are pressured to check the immigration status of memphis. lauren lee reported that public opinion is firmly against the refugees. >> that's is calais over there. and lawyeries coming under the sea or on the ferries are being watched. determined to keep people out who might be held inside. the political class and popular opinion said by and large the stow aways are almost all up to no good. you hear it everywhere you do. go. >> i see the thousands that come, just for the free handouts. whatever i can get, really. they say they want to work, but i don't think that is the case.
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it's not far over, it's for the british. why should they come over in the first place. >> most of it is it not true. the lawry was stuck there not because of the migrants, but a strike at the officery port. >> most explained they were legitimate refugees and had their voices drowned out. more army, more fences is not going to work. the argument is baste on the illusion there are economic migrants. the reality is that they are fleeing for their lives, and the u.k. and the rest of europe doesn't need to take responsibility for that. the prime minister spoke of a swarm of migrants coming by their thousands. in total, numbers stand at 639, children to be looked after. not this year, but ever.
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>> i met a young man whose mother and father were murdered in front of him. he kept running. i spoke to app young man whose village was attacked. and doesn't know to this day if members of his family are alive. these are young people with traumatic experiences, and need our help. >> where are they all. arriving here, locals would not drive down after dark. the only foreigners are from slovakia, in the european union. they are free to live and work. the lady next door, the person crossing the border coming all the way from africa, risking their life and their kid. at the end of the day it's all a big myth. this, said the government, was the land of milk and honey, and the majority agrees. it's fortress mentality, even if much of what this said is a
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fairytale. >> human rights groups denounces the murder in pakistan. amnesty international says he was a minor, and was tortured to confess. pakistani officials say he was 23. since pakistan lifted the moratorium to curb terror-related crime. he hanged 180 people. one in six of those hanked were guilty of terrorism. >> a rescue effort is under way in central india, after two passenger trains derailed while crossing a bridge. it happened around midnight local time. the trains were going in opposite directions, both trying to cross a rain-swollen river. several people are known to have died. 300 have been rescued. a spokesman said the two derailments happened within minutes of each other, and the bridge was partially submerged when they tried to
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cross. opening ceremonys in reo is a year from -- rio is a year from tomorrow. as the country celebrates, security is a concern. daniel schweimler reports. >> reporter: rio de janeiro promises 85,000 police will be on hand to promise security when the games begin. they'll be controlled from this nerve center, which receives images from the city. >> more than just planning for preventing situations, we need to be ready for whatever happens, that is what we are doing here. >> the authorities have been employing a pacification programme of the shanty down or favelas, taking control of the drug gangs from the world cup, and the olympic games. >> amnesty international accuses them of carrying out
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extrajudicial killings, of hundreds of men. they are not pacified. >> many have been naturalized in police operations, and has been accepted as something natural by society as a whole. >> the human rights organization says rio is two cities, glitz and clammer on one side designed to impress the world and the other side marked by intervention. the olympics will not come to neighbourhoods like this one. the focus of the world is on rio for the duration of the games. this man lived here, their 2-year-old son killed in a police shoot-out 20 years ago. the authorities said they were defending themselves against them. no one has been charged with the
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killing. the case is almost closed. they have to live the rest of their life with my son accused of being a gangster. >> the pain never goes away. i'm leaving the country, the country we grew up in, because we are ashamed of it. >> amnesty said few killings are investigated, not many are prosecuted. the security secretary criticized the report as unfair, at a time when a policy of pacifying favelas were lowering crime rate. the city's security is decided a freelance reporter in brazil joins us from rio de janeiro, he has been writing about the olympic preparations. good to have you with us. let's start on the crack done in the favelas. amnesty international condemned it. what has the reaction been like there in brazil?
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>> unfortunately, police violence is a problem in brazil for the last decade, especially in big cities. rio is more on the focus, there'll be more scrutiny on the police faction. that is something that people are not surprised about. you have to say some brazilians that are conservative are for that violence, believing the more violence police are. the better their security will be, which is just not the case. when the olympics approach, fll be more scrutiny. if we take the experience of the world cup into account, we'll see that there's a security bubble around the event, and that the security is with the police being violent. >> another big issue blew up when the associated press published the investigation, saying that some of the waters will host boating and swimming competitions were polluted. can that be taken care of? >> well, part of is to be taken
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care of. you see in the rowing event that is taking place tomorrow, the roars are not going to have much trouble, they don't have to swipe in it, that's a given -- swim in it, that's a given. in regards to sailing, swimming, and the waters, that is going to be more complicated. he has promised to deliver two facilities to train the pollution that is there, and the levels, they are sure, will be treated as 50%. to use the waters properly you need 70%. it will be difficult. there's a lot of pressure for the sailing event to be changed to another city. it depends on the political aspect. we have to see how things unfold in the next few weeks. >> there's concern about whether the massive public expense is worth it. a positive sign is the olympics are the catalyst to get a tunnel built that connects them to the
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poorest areas of the city. how is public attitude in general towards the money that has been spent. >> in rio citizens have been affected. some of the workings that have been delayed are at last coming out. there's a big reaction. the olympics themselves, and the money spent, they are already considering the amount of money spent in the world cup, which was a bigger event for most. brazilians believe the world cup is bigger than the olympics, it's not really troop. the mood to complain about the olympics has not come. it may come. mayor was taking care of most of the olympic constructions, they
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are being evaluated for value for money. the facilities for last year's world cup were barely finished in time. they were concerned about some of the venues being ready on time for the summer games. do you think the city will be ready. brazil one year from the world cup is different. we deliver in the last minute, but at least things work. you can barely agree that the world cup was an organization of success. in rio. the cases are few. there's a tennis arena, and there could be a problem with that. there's a problem with the question as well. there's a pack tearia. it was rebuilt for the you world cup. most of the olympic park that
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was delayed is pretty much in pace. things are coming along nicely, better than the waters. >> good to have you with us from rio. thank you. >> nearly 200,000 people who survive the atomic bombings of hiroshima and nawasaki are alive. many struggling with health problems related to the radiation, and with what the government says counts as exposure to the bomb. john kerry arrives in asia with human trafficking on the agenda.
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plans to move a military base in japan have been put on hold. japan's government announcing that it will suspend relocation for another month. the marine core air station is located in a densely populated city and has long been a source of tension, officials have been trying to move the base for years, it was built in 1945 at the end of 2000. japan is preparing for a sombre anniversary, thursday marking 70 years since the u.s. dropped
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the first atomic bomb. the fallout was devastating, and many are fighting for recognition and compensation for their suffering harry fawcett has more from heiro homa the hills above hiroshima offers rice, and other produce. it's been called a blessing from heaven. 70 years ago they were cursed with rain from a man made healed. >> we were soaked with black. roots were gliftening like oil. it rained so hard. >> when the u.s. air force dropped atomic bombs on hiroshima and nawasaki, it fell as black rain. this village is outside the officially accepted black rain zone. he and dozens of others launched action to have their experiences
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and medical conditions recognised as stepping from the attack. >> with every effort i hope we can make the truce be recognise the. that is my wish. >> reporter: there's more than 180,000 designated survivors. this year their age rose above 80. the blast happened 600m in the air, 160 meters south-east of the iconic dome. to prove a link between that moment and the present day illness, a link that could entitle you to aid. you have to prove as an adult or shield, you were within 2km of that point, within two weeks of the blast, or that you were where exposed to large numbers of survivors, or that you were living within a government-designated radio fallout zone the professor studied battles that resulted. >> the initial radiation lead to
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2km, withinkm. -- within 2km. residual will spread to a wider area. depending on the age, and influence, it will be difference. >> this person was 4km from the center of the blast. for the last 20 years he's battled ilhealth, including two bouts of cancer. they were recognised as a-bomb related, not so a new serious heart problem. >> i can't silently watch my friends from elementary school die one after the other, i have to carry their feelings inside me, fighting on in court. >> the land around the area has been cleansed of radioactive poison that fell. but for many that survived the horrors, it's a battle ground. tomorrow night japan will hold the memorial service for
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victims, we'll have a live report from hiroshima on the tributes and process. >> john kerry begins a tour of east asia, and today he met with the prime minister to discuss the expanding u.s. role, specifically the transspecific trade deal. leaders failed to finalise the agreement. today kerry hailed their progress on what he called a significant trade agreement history. >> we know this because people tell it to us. that our presence is not just welcomed, it's distinguished in many places. >> 70 years after the end of world war ii. we are promoting a stable, transparent and rules-based order for the 21st century that will encourage cooperation among all asian pacific countries. >> pacific rim nations account for 40% of the economy. kerry's next stop is malaysia, where he'll meet with leaders
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across south-east asia. they'll address security issues, chief among them the military expansion in the south-china sea. kerrry is expected to press malaysia on human rights, and reluctance to help thousands tranneded in the andaman sea this year. [ chanting ] >> reporter: protesters rallied outside malaysia's consulate general in new york, calling for accountability on human rights violations. the state department faced criticism for taking the country off the list of worse defenders. critics say they did that to smooth the way for the state pacific trance deal. according to officials they watered down the report. >> in off the radar we look at corruption allegations against malaysia's prime minister. the anticorruption commission effectively cleared him, saying hundreds of millions deposited
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into his personal account were donations. new questions were raised about the donations. we have this report from kuala lumpur. >> reporter: the headquarters of the newspaper and magazine in kuala lumpur, it's quite since the government slapped a 3-month ban on its investigations. it's been looking at a money trail. how funds ended up in the bank accounts of the prime minister, to the tune of $700 million. the edge stands by its article, they demand clarification of the government decision, they filed for judicial review and sf enable to comment. >> "the wall street journal" reported seeing documents implicating the prime minister. he's been firefighting accusations levelled at him. when questioned by his own deputy and investigated by the attorney-general, he fired them both in a major cabinet reshuffle. for opposition parliamentarians, such moves are drawing national
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concerns. his criticisms of handling of the investigation has him barred from leading the country. >> i have not been charged or requested to assist in investigations. it clearly points to an act of desperation in an attempt to intimidate the big critics against the prime minister and his handling of one nation. >> the actions of the government are reminiscent of the 1980s, when several newspapers shut down for a period. >> i think it's a serious indication of a failure to engage in a healthy democratic way in terms of a healthy relationship between the state and its citizens. >> the government is making their position clear. because of the nature of allegations made, could verile undermine the security of the nation and the stability of the economy. we believe that a temporary continuation of the publication is the best way to go, pending
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investigation both by the trigovernment, and domestic investigator, and authorities here in malaysia. >> recent elections saw votes and opinions move towards opposition parties. malaysia has over two years before the next general election, enough time for the government to recover and restore faith by the public. more issues will reinforce opinion that the party in power since independence, may no longer be trusted rescue workers in china pulled a newborn baby from a toilet. police say the i's entire body -- i's -- infant's bodsy fell into the train. the baby girl is one of an average 10,000 babies abandoned in china annually. she is okay devastating flooding in myanmar leads to desperate people and government.
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in argentina, rescue workers try to save a disoriented whale that took a wrong turn.
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in myanmar monsoon n rains triggered flash flooding and landslides. 47 people have been killed, more than 200,000 are affected. myanmar is already one of the poorest countries in east asia, and as caroline malone reports, the government is asking for international help. >> this may look like a river, it's an area of myanmar hit by floods. a stream overflowed into the village in the region. villages are dealing with the consequences without government support. >> this situation is not good for us. every day we need to pay for a boat just to get out of our house and buy groceries. >> a monastery opened its doors. monks are trying to support the group of women and children with the help of private donors and civil society organizations.
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>> i'm very sad for the people. the government does nothing for them. the government neglects flooded communities, it's not good. it's been the same for 11 years, unless we get more donations, we'll run out of supplies in 10 days. government air crafts are dropping supplies. it's hard to know how badly people are affected here as phone lines are down and roads washed away. >> first we focus on food. we have prepared boxes of race, drinking water, instant noodles, we have to drop off the rations 2 meters above the ground. people have to collect and share them. >> 200,000 people have been affected across the 40 regions in mean more. their homes are flooded and they can't access normal services. there are concerns that rivers may burst their banks, leaving people vulnerable and in need of help. >> children bear the consequences of emergency.
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we expected that they could be distressed due to the displacement. we know that schools are shut. they have lost their routines, these are areas with relatively high rates of malnutrition, so the flooding situation could exacerbate those seconds. >> international aid groups and the u.n. says the government is better prepared to deal with the disaster than it was in 2008. when the cyclone left 148,000 dead or missing. in this crisis some say they are not getting the government help that they need. >> our global view segment, a look at how news outlets across the world are reacting. israel's haaretz writes that the death of a 16-year-old girl stabbed during the gay pride parade is proof that hatred and igglance are widespread in israeli society yip. under the headline, gay pride parade murder should prompts reforms it israel, it rites that
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condemnation and remorse is meaningless if they don't do more to prevent hate crimes in the future. >> the guardian sums up its opinion with a headline proof of panic, writing that the government ministers are falling over themselves to be seen making life harder for migrants of all time. it points to a policy of forcing british landlords to check immigration status as bad policy implemented as a political stunt. >> the times of london offers its take showing david cameron holding a torch on the cliffs of dover. he's reciting give me your tired, poor, but is saying send these, the homeless, tempest toss to me, and i'll shut the door. >> in june pope francis cited human activity as a cause ever
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climate change, another leader is calling on the faith fall. imam is quoting scripture to senegal's community to get them involved. now the so-called green imam says pollution is a sin. >> reporter: islam is clear, any form of pollution or aggression to the environment is a sin, clearly forgiven. people need to be reminded of this. local officials reached out to religious leaders for help. there's so much pollution they can't clean on their own. in argentina, a lost whale turned up inside a marina. the animal appeared yesterday swimming between yachts in pressure water. it's totally outside the habitat and believed it got lost while migrating. the navy deployed trying to lure the whale back to salt water. if the whale doesn't get back on
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course, it could die. that is it for this edition of al jazeera news. thanks for watching, "america tonight" is up next. i'll see you again in an hour. on "america tonight" - the unlikely fighters in california's battle against wild fires. >> i don't think the nation really know how much that they contribute. but when they are saving those, the community does not care whether they are inmates. >> sara hoy joins a crew of inmate firefighters, finding redemption on the front lines of danger also tonight - policing 101. is more training necessary for