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a tropcal wind storm... >> ...can effect and surprise us... >> wow, these are amazing... >> techknow, where technology meets humanity! only on al jazeera america >> hello, welcome to the news hour live from doha. coming up in the next 60 minutes: >> fear, frustration and pessimism in iraq about the effectiveness of the year long u.s. led rare strikes against isil. >> a palestinian man who died after a fire bombing of his home is laid to rest.
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>> a typhoon sweeps through. >> home sweet home, we're in mexico where one community has found a rather unusual solution to deal with the rising cost of housing. >> it's been a year since a u.s.-led coalition began airstrikes against isil in iraq. the campaign was expanded to syria months later. the rapid advance of isil across both countries and overall threat to regional stability prompted several countries to come together to take action. the coalition assembled by washington includes bahrain, jordan, qatar and the united arab emirates, as well as saudi arabia. it's carried out 6,000 strikes since the campaign began at a cost of $3.2 billion. mosul and fallujah have been hit, as well as the contested
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city of baiji. the coalitions carried out 1400 attacks in syria, focusing on isil strongholds of raqqa and deazur as well as kobane. speaking to iraqis, they say the campaign against isil is not working. >> with hopes as faded as the pictures that surround them, it's a mournful atmosphere for the patrons of the kay fay. here, they sit and smoke what small comforts are provided. not even these mementos of ires glorious past are enough to counter all the reminders of its dangerous present. >> the majority, they didn't see effects on the ground, nothing on the ground. >> political analyst tells me
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that in the year since the u.s. led coalition began its airstrikes against islamic state of iraq and the levant, many iraqis have grown more distrustful than ever of their government's alliance to the united states. >> they think the exercise, they have policy and they want use this war for their global policy. >> a short walk away, the mood is livelier, but not much happier. during the recent record heatwave, though, anger and anxiety seemed to rise faster than the temperature. >> here in baghdad is a real sense of concern about the effectiveness of the airstrikes against isil, especially at a time when the group has a stronghold just 90 minutes away from the capital. >> rich with history, this is where the city's intellectual elite have traditionally come to buy books, discuss issues and debate ideas.
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on this day, many express concerns over the coalition strategy to defeat isil. >> throughout the year, we haven't even any tangible results and it leaves us with a very big question mark before whether the coalition is serious about fighting isil on the ground or not. we asked them to review their strategy in dealing seriously with iraqi forces to help them fight isil. >> others blame sectarian politics constantly playing out in the ranks of iraq's government. >> i think the problem in iraq is mutual trust and everybody knows what we're talking about. there's lack of moot automobile trust. >> with so much at stake, this man has this warning. >> if this is not revolved, isil is going to be walking around baghdad in know time. >> in a city where writers once reined and poe yet ruled, artistry no longer alleviates dread. amid volumes of fiction and
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non-fiction, it's fear that's being expressed most vividly now. al jazeera, baghdad. >> a member of the iraqi parliament says the air campaign is a failure. >> from the beginning, we say the air campaign is not enough to fight isil and now after one year, we find isil, they have more ground, they have more power, they get more cities in iraq and we are facing very organized, a criminal organization, you are not fortunate there is no serious action from the central government or from the air guard to help the local people, the tribal people who are fighting isil on the ground. we find more displaced people. we find more refugees, iraqi refugees inside their country, and no one helped them.
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we are facing a humanitarian crisis, and a very bad situation for children, no education, no future for them, so i think the air campaign alone is not enough, and it's uses. >> a consultant fellow in international diplomacy joins us live now from london. what are your thoughts one year on after the start of the u.s. led air camtain against isil in iraq? >> well, the point has been made by the many people that have just spoken in the last few minutes, the air campaign has not been effective at fighting daish. it was never going to be able to do that. i've said on many occasions that air power is very powerful, but it's perishable. you have to exploit the benefits of air power with action on the ground and there hasn't been any
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real sufficient action on the ground. none of the coalition members have deployed troops, and of course, the western powers have rightly refrained from doing so. what we are left with is a few very brave souls in anbar and elsewhere taking daish on and losing, because even the iraqi army wasn't able to hold them. what we really need is a major strategic rethink. we need a single political strategy supported by a single military strategy which uses both air power and land power. >> it's been pointed out that isis has gone from strength to strength in certain parts of iraq in particular. let's hear from the m.p. of nineveh province.
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>> the curse of criminal gangs of daish have carried out a heinous crime to humanity and world consciousle wilbur row their borrows to. they killed in cold blood. whoever carries it out cannot be considered human. 2,070 citizens were killed because they believed in the concept of a united country. >> do you believe that a military strategy will defeat isil at any point? >> of course it will. isil, unlike al-qaeda has defined itself in territorial terms. they became the so-called islamic state, declared a caliphate only when they captured territory. it should be possible to recapture most, if not all of that territory in a reasonable amount of time.
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these people, they're not an organized army. they managed to capture the huge amount of territory that you talked about in a matter of days and weeks. it's been a year and they've not really been denied that territory. as soon as they are, they will be on the back foot, and they will lose the support they are getting throughout the world with volunteerion coming over, so with what we need is commitment and a will to win, and that, i'm afraid, that willingness to defeat them and win against them is what is missing. >> what about the deeper perhaps more complex causes that many say have led to the rice of isil, that is of disaffection among many people in the middle east, isn't that something that has to be addressed both by governments and by the government's international partners. >> yes, indeed. those issues have got to be
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addressed. the problem is you cannot address those issues now. they have to be addressed immediately after daish has been removed from the scene. if they are not addressed, then whatever organization that's going to champion the grievances that daish allegedly does will come up and replace it, just as daish has replaced al-qaeda. the narrative is the same, the grievances are the same and the injustices they exploit are the same. you're absolutely right, we do need to consider those deeper issues, but those deeper issues cannot be considered and cannot be addressed until daish has been removed from the scene, and what the government of iraq needs to do is to make sure that it becomes a government of national unit, that it delivers justice for all and treats all its people equally, which i'm
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afraid the maliki regime did not do so. >> thank you very much from the rim services of london. >> a man was buried who died from burns suffered in an israeli settler attack on his home. his house was fire bombed last week in an attack which also killed his 18-month-old baby son. his wife and 4-year-old son remain in hospital in a critical condition. we have this report from the occupied west bank. >> amidst the sadness is anger, anger at the fact that no meaningful progress has been made in the case around the death of the 18-month-old and now his father. the israeli authorities have put a gag order on this case, but we understand that nobody has not
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arrested in connection with this case. in the background of all of that, the palestinian leadership are saying they will take this case all the way to the international criminal court. they are saying that the deaths and injuries of the wife and child constitute a war crime. >> in islamabad, two people were killed after kabul suffered its worst day of violence this year. three bombs went off in 24 hours, killing 54 and injuring hundreds more. the afghanistan taliban maimed responsibility. >> dozens gathered to donate blood for people injured in the attacks. people say they don't feel safe in kabul. >> i feel danger even now. when i see a crowd, i think maybe a suicide talk, a car bomb
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will happen, on a motor bike, anything is possible. >> to yemen, the alliance of fighters battling houthis say they've recaptured more territory in the south. they cured the port of aden. the popular resistance forces, which are backed by the saudi-led coalition and the government in exile say they hope to enter zinzabar in the coming days. the iclc accused both sides of breaking the laws of war, adding to the suffering of the yemeni people. >> still to come, his death at the hands of a white police officer sparked weeks of protest, now a year on, the u.s. city of ferguson remembers the teenager, michael brown.
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>> haitians prepare to vote in long-delayed elections. >> in sport, england reclaimed the ashes, coming up in sport. >> the ousted egyptian president mohamed morsi complained that he's being given food in prison he suspects may have been tampered with. he made the comments in court in cairo where he and 10 others appeared for charges of espionage and of leaking classified documents. he yelled at the judge from his prison cage saying there were fifth amendments in prison that he said were life threatening p.m. he said he stopped eating prison food and is suffering from hypoglycemia. >> a man convicted of a mass shooting at a movie theater in 2012 has been spared the death
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penalty. >> i will never got to say i love you a.j. and have him hug me again. >> families gathered after the verdict to remember the 12 people who died when james holmes opened fire at the cinema in aurora, colorado. holmes was sentenced to life in jail with no chance of parole. >> hundreds of people in chile cell outside a hospital where manuel contrera was being treated since september. he was serving a 500 year sentence. they say he was behind the murder torture of thousands of people in the 1970's and 1980's. >> a typhoon slammed into taiwan, killing six and injuring hundreds. the storm moved on to the high was not strait.
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it left behind it a path of destruction. >> a family is rescued from their home, caught in the strongest recorded typhoon on the machine net this year. it weakened before engulfing taiwan with heavy rain and strong winds. 2 million homes loft electricity and 80,000 don't have water after the storm. in the main city of taipei, the river rose higher than the road and under all this water, there's a play ground, park and baseball fields. a community of indigenous people had to abandon their homes and seek shelter in this evacuation center. this woman says she's had to leave her home because of the constant flood risk. >> because we are from the tribe, we are very poor. we have lived here for long time
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to work at a coal mine nearby. now it is impossible for us to move. the area never used to flood. we thought we were safe there. >> in the mountainous terrain of taiwan, there is always the risk of landslides and flash floods. people and authorities are well aware of it, so there have been few fatalities, only wide speed damage. the typhoon dumped 300 millimeters of rain across the island. here, it caused a mud slide that completely destroyed two homes and a road. >> while taiwan cleans up, china is prepared for the worst now that the devastating progress is across the taiwan strait by the storm. >> in myanmar, 330,000 people have been affected by the monsoon rains which triggered landslides and left villages
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underwater. almost 90 people have been killed so far. aid agencies reckoned $47 million is needed to cope with this emergency. >> sunday marks a year since a white police officer in the u.s. city of ferguson shot and killed michael brown, an unnamed black teenager. his death sparked protests and a national discussion about race and police brutality. we look at what has changed since then. >> a tribute to one of their own, young people in ferguson came out to mark the anniversary of michael brown's death. this benefit, one of many this weekend was organized by his father, mike brown senior. backstage was time to reflect on the incident that ended the 18-year-old said life and forever changed this community. >> i believe ferguson sparked a fire that burned through the whole country.
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every city, whenever a cop kills a black person that's unarmed unjustly, people are going to come out and respond. >> it was right here mike brown was shot after confronted by police for shoplifting. his body lay in the street for hours. now it's a makeshift memorial. a federal investigation has six cleared the officer involved, darren wilson of criminal wrongdoing, but it found a disturbing pattern of policing here in ferguson, where minorities were targeted unfairly for minor violations in order to raise revenue for the city through fines. >> that treatment fueled the sometimes violent response to brown's death. protestors squared off against police, who home run criticized for their heavy handed response. sympathy marches spread across the country as did stories of other unarmed black men killed
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by police. the slogan black lives matter was born. brown's mother became a spokesperson for a movement. >> my son's life and death has a bigger purpose on it, but it has given of me a voice for him to let people know that we are dealing with some social injustice. >> ferguson now has a new police chief and city manager, both black. there's a new judge, too, and a law that limits how much revenue municipalities can collect from fines and tickets. the mayor remains in office despite attempts to remove them. >> i hope people recognize that the city of ferguson from day one has tried to engage, has tried to listen. >> city residents believe there's a lot more work to be done, still, one year later, the call for change that started in ferguson has grown too loud to ignore. >> let's go live now to kristin
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who's in ferguson. although the actual anniversary is 24 hours away, how are the people of ferguson planning to mark today? >> well, there are a number of events scheduled by a number of different groups, taking place all throughout the weekend and into monday, all have one common theme and that's remembering mike brown and the issues that his death raised about race and police brutally, not only here in ferguson, but around the country. i just came from a location not far from here where mike brown was shot in the street. it's a makeshift memorial with memorials and flower and people were gathered for a march to the local high school, including mike brown senior. they plan a job fair and back to school giveaway, things to help the people in the community, as well. we're hearing reports, also of civil dice obedience happening later on monday, but of course,
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the main event will be on sunday, the actual one year anniversary of mike brown's death when there will be a moment of silence, not only a moment of silence, but actually four and a half minutes of silence to represent the four and a half hours that his body was left laying in the street before he was taken away and treated with the respect that his family said that he deserved. >> we've already heard in your report from michael brown's mother, but you also managed to catch up with his father, haven't you? >> that's right. i talked to him at this event just a short time ago. he said that he is still struggling with the loss, but trying to keep the memory of his son alive. here's what he had to say. >> we have been dragged left and right. we still haven't had a chance to just mourn, so saying that, you know, it's like it just repeated itself, it just popped back up like it was fresh from last
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year, you know? it's hard. it's hard. >> how has that event changed your life and the way you approach it now? >> me personally, for one, i have to keep the truth out there. there's two incidents where they tried to put out what happened that day, they tried to crucify my son with an incident of him getting killed, so me standing up and putting out the truth, and letting it be known that his backbone was strong, you know, he wasn't what people was putting out to make him look like that type of bad guy. >> so that was mike brown senior talking about the loss of his son and his efforts to keep a positive image of his son going. we talked to a lot of people around ferguson, about how they are feeling one year later and there is a sense that reforms
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are happening, change is happening, but it's just not fast enough for a lot of people here on the ground. you do sense a bit of an us versus them mentality that still exists between some citizens and the police department here. we have seen these efforts to come together. i can say right here outside of the police department in forego son last night, some protestors had gathered, a small group, maybe 20, these are the hard core activists that have been coming out here again and again and again in the last year and police officers came out dressed in casual clothes and actually had a conversation with the people, this is an effort that we're seeing around the region of police trying to engage with the community more so that it's not such and a very car yell relationship. as many people told me, it's going to take a lot of time to how many the wounds that began one year ago. >> thank you for that from ferguson. >> still to come here on the al jazeera news hour: >> that is a relic of the soviet past, russia's army in the
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middle of a much trumpeted modernization program. why are young soldiers abandoning their posts? we have a story of the countries army deserters. >> in sport, tennis' world number five advances in washington in the u.s. open final. details coming up.
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>> fighting for their future. >> it is imperative that i get into college. it's my last chance to get out of here. >> the incredible journey continues. >> hello, again, you're with al jazeera. quick reminder of our main stories. a member of the iraqi parliament told us u.s. coalition strikes against isil in iraq and syria are useless. the armed group now controls more territory than when the bombing began a year ago. the white house said it needs for time for its strategy to to be if he gottive. >> a man buried after suffering burns from an israeli settler attack on his home. the attack killed his
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18-month-old baby son. >> the ousted egyptian president mohamed morsi complained he's being given food in prison he suspects may have been tampered with. he made the comments in court in cairo where he and 10 others appeared on charges of espionage and leaking classified documents. we talk to former president mohamed morsi's son. he'll speak to us through a translator. thank you for taking the time to talk to us. tell us about your father's condition. i'm wondering, mr. morsi if you can hear me. are you able to hear me? this is martin talking from
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doha. we seem to have a few problems with the line there. ahh, actually..., no, we haven't got it with that we will endeavor to got that line up as soon as we can. in the meantime, let's look at haiti. haitians will vote sunday after almost four years of delays to choose new senators, deputies, local officials. haiti has operated without a parliament since january when terms of elected members expired. on sunday, every seat in the legislature is up for grabs. 1,800 candidates said in march they will run for the vacant posts, but candidates have done little campaigning. they'll vote for president in november. voter apathy is an issue with only 15% have the public expected to cast their ballot on
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sunday. we have more now from port-au-prince. >> at this talk radio station in port-au-prince, it's all politics all the time. in a country so poor that televisions are a luxury, and where more than half of all adults can't read or write, radio holds the key for politicians. >> radio is the best medium in haiti, and you have to use them with a lot of capability to assist in politics. >> rung for office is expensive and candidates say there is a lot of dirty money floating around. >> a lot of people use bad money, like drug money, things like this, because in the election, we squabble in haiti. >> and money talks. >> money talks. >> we asked about shady campaign
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funding. >> i've got people calling me every day, offering me money, but i refuse. i want to be able to show the public exactly who is financing my campaign. >> self of the people at this campaign rally confirmed their attendance was motivated by cold cash, spread around by the candidate. >> some of the people here already got their money, but me and my boys, we are just waiting until after the rally to get paid. >> along with drums and horns go fear and violence. late last month, a group of supporters of a local candidate was gathering right here at this street corner when a motorcycle pulled up. the man on the motorcycle began shooting. he killed three people, and then escaped. a memorial banner names the murdered men. >> i have three close friends killed and i saw four others wounded. >> political analysts safe as in past elections, the threat of
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violence is high. >> looks like violence is part of the equation now, because currently, we've heard enough examples of violence in so many places. the more people interested, the more violence is an issue, and the more explosive it is. >> the commander of the u.n.'s international police force said enough haitian national police and fortune officers will be on hand to prevent violent incidents from getting out of control. >> all right, let's get the very latest from rob in port-au-prince. >> we are not hearing any reports of any violent incidents in the run up to the election. it's going to be voting time, less than 24 hours from now. we are here in a densely populated section of party a
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prince called delmas where remaining camps exist. it's been five years since the earthquake in 2010 devastated this city, put more than a million out of their homes and killed more than 200,000 people. conservative estimates are there are still 60,000 people that live in makeshift buildings. you can see that they're basically cobbled together from whatever people could find, scraps of wood, sheet metal and a lot of tarp lyes some which bear the name of aid agencies. >> we're happy to. he to the head of one of the largest non-governmental organizations here, the faith based charity world vision, john
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hasse is the director. what does your organization do here? >> we have transitioned out of the a lot of the emergency relief because all of our money is gone for emergency relief, we've used it all, so we've transitioned into things like water and sanitation into health and promoting better health for children, especially children and also improving nutrition, as a quarter of the area's children are malnourished. >> we want to when we see things like this scene around us here and behind you, where children are playing games and carrying buckets and things, living in these temporary shanties, essentially, how can this be after five years and several billion dollars poured into haiti by the international community and generous people,
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why are people living in this condition? >> i think the magnitude of the problem was something we've never seen before. we had a caring community. it posed a lot of challenges and keeping 1.5 million people alive for year after year at height of our response, we are providing water for 150,000 people a day, so that takes a lot of resources to do that. as we've run out of our resources, world vision's been able to put people back in, 20 those people back into permanent housing. >> the people who were displaced in the earthquake, the majority of them are in some kind of stable housing, is that right? >> the vast majority. over 1.5 million people were without housing, including many of my staff, and now only about 60,000. >> very quickly, election day is tomorrow. >> yes. >> how important from your perspective are these elections for haiti and for the
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international efforts? >> i think it's really critical. these elections go smoothly, that the democratic process plays out and they are safe and people able to go out and do their vote, because we need that stability in this country. >> ok, well that was rob represent folds, and giving us the very late evident with regard to the mood and the atmosphere in the capital, in particularly densely populated part of the country, delmar it was called. as haitians prepare to go to the polls, that election is on sunday, bub as rob has been explaining to us, throughout the day, there is quite a bit of voter disaffection and it's not expect that voter turnout will top 15%. that was rob reynolds live from port a mullins. >> around 800 migrants who were
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rescued from boats in the mediterranean have now been brought ashore in italy. they were picked up on several -- in several operations on thursday. about 200 other migrants are feared drowned after another boat capsized on wednesday off the coast of libya. five north african men have been arrested in connection with that incident. ceremonies have been held in georgia to mark seven years since a five day war with russia. russia began an offensive to stop georgia from seizing two regions which wanted independent, the hostilities in august, 2008 ended with a ceasefire. >> some russian soldiers are deserting the army because of the conflict in ukraine. their stories contradict the kremlin's assertion that no russian soldiers have been sent there. we have more from southern
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russia. >> alexander is a young man who doesn't like the direction his life has taken. the enlisted soldier faces 10 years in prison for two charges of going absent without leave. he insists he'd been left with no choice. the beatings, the bullying, the abuse had become too much to bear and the army was ignoring his resignation letters. >> if people want to leave, they're asked for money. we're openly told this on the parade ground. we submitted our tender but were told if you want to leave, pay your commanders. >> alexander's isn't an isolated case. at least five soldiers from bases in the city are being prosecuted for going awol after they were transferred to the ukrainian border. the statistics are murky and the real figure probably runs to at least 60, maybe more. one of the things we've heard repeatedly here is that bullying
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and abuse are not the only reasons why contract soldiers are running from the russian army. people say that unidentified recruiters have been working the army bases, offering cash to soldiers to go and fight in ukraine. understandably, it's something alexander isn't that keen on talking about. >> people were intimidated, they're locked up now, guys came, i don't know who they were, and threatened them with 13 years in jail if they didn't take their words back. >> acting for alexander is this reporter, being dismissed in russian media, hassle would by police and her phone is both blocked and listened to. >> about the recruiters, he was in prison and he spoke out about it first, but he's been forced to retract and add mitt his
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guilty. he's out now, but he's a completely broken man, naturally the other guys are afraid. >> we asked the russian defense ministry by phone and letter at both national and regional levels for their response to all this. they said they had no comment at the moment. russia's defense spending is soaring from a modernization program, despite money spent, conditions for serving soldiers remain perilous. last month, 23 young men died when a section of their barracks collapsed in the middle of the night. this is an increasingly militaristic country which reseries the soldiers past, but doesn't seem to be giving to those serving now. >> at least 12 have died in an attack at a hotel in central mali. the government took over the hotel early on friday.
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malien and french forces stormed the building 24 hours later, freeing four hostages. the hotel is often used by pilots who work with the muscles peacekeeping mission in mali. >> it's been a year since the outbreak of ebola was a public health emergency. the disease killed more than 11,000 people. liberia had the highest number of deaths, nearly 5,000 have died there. in neighboring sierra leone, almost 4,000 died, and in guinea, more than 2500 died. it now only has four cases of ebola. >> the international community has been criticized for its slow response to the outbreak. erika wood reports. >> the first case of ebola from the west african outbreak was contracted in december, 2013.
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researchers believe it came from the southwestern border forest of guinea. it spread quietly until march last year when the world holt organization declared effort an outbreak. by the end of the month, at least 60 people have died and there were suspected cases in neighboring liberia and sierra leone. in april, the charity doctors without borders warned this outbreak was unprecedented, but the world paid it little attention. poor health facilities and governments who struggled to take action made it worse. it spread and so did the fear. it reached liberia. in august, two american missionaries contracted the virus in liberia and were flown back to the u.s. now more foreign nationals got infected and suddenly the world was seeing the scale of the outbreak. >> in the morning, i am declaring the current outbreak of the ebola virus disease a public health emergency of international concern.
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>> the world health organization stepped up its call for work on a vaccine, but medical teams on the ground in west africa struggled. doctors without border admitted they were being overwhelmed. >> we already started to think in aprils to this is not a normal ebola outbreak. more needs to help. the w.h.o. needs to take this more serious. more resources need oh be 58 located. our messages are getting more and more urgent up to the end where we want to scream at the worlds to things need to happen here! >> by september, five countries were affected by the outbreak and the virus was killing around 50% of victims. in just nine months, 3,000 people had died. the world health organization admitted in may this year it was unprepared for the sale of the outbreak. >> i do not as c.g. of w.h.o. ever again want to see this organization faced with a
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situation that it is not prepared and not staffed and not funded to do the job. >> with education, better government programs and a global response, the virus is now far better contained. while the west african outbreak may have started in the forest of guinea, experts warn we're still not out of the woods yet. >> we can speak now to director of operations at doctors without borders. he joins us live from brussels. given that the w.h.o. has admitted its failing, not to declare this an emergency sooner, do you think that this could happen again? do you think we could have an epidemic on this scale again? >> i mean, for ebola itself, i hope not, because i think it was a real wake up call and i think it was so home emergency and the
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world still mobilized itself up, we still have the same problem. there are other viruses and other disease and i hope that really for the next time, the next emergency, we can be better prepared for the future. that is a big challenge, because i believe that we still need to reform out of those, and w.h.o. included to be much more reactive and to be much quicker basically for the next time. >> has this crisis led to renewed emphasis within the three most effected countries in particular, to invest in health care, because these are the countries with the most fragile systems, weren't they? >> exactly, as you say, i think the world realized that you cannot let go part of the world with a weak health system and have an impact. we hope there are a lot of
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promises, always, despite when you have an emergency like that, there are a lot of promises to drum up investment to try to tackle the problem, but we hope this time we will see concrete effect and concrete investment to strengthen the public health caristic, because it's really needed that in region. >> ok, thank you very much. >> thanks a lot. >> >> still to come, in just a little while, we'll have all the sports news, including following england's victory at the a. australian captain michael clark calls it a day.
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>> mohamed morsi complained that his food in prison had been tampered with. we now can talk with his son. he'll speak to us through a translator. thank you again for coming through to us, mr. morsi. can you tell us about your father's condition? >> >> i start by thanking you and thanking al jazeera. my father, president mohamed
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morsi today, he said there were certain measures were extra judicial measures. when it comes to health care, bad health care he receives, also the type of food they offer him in jail. the contents of that food could represent a threat to his life. >> do you mean, sorry to interrupt here -- >> security measures, unjustified security measures. >> could you tell us more about the food, does your father believe that somebody is adding substances to the food that
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would do him harm? >> yes. personally, i can only talk about what the president himself said today in the courtroom. we are not allowed to visit him, completely, we are not loud to since november, 2013. >> he said and i'm quoting him, he sort of stopped eating. >> so, is he allowed to have food sense in? is he allowed to have food sent in from outside? can you send him food?
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>> no, no, no, no. he's only eating the too presented to him by the egyptian prison authority. >> your father membered that there were five incidents that were life threatening. can you tell us more about those? my father that is the president is not suffering from any serious disease. he's only suffering from diabetes. that condition requires continues medical care, which is
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not available in the prison. >> ok, thank you, thank you very much for taking the time to talk to us here at al jazeera. osama morsi there. >> england reclaimed the ashes in the test against australia at trent bridge, beating the visitors by 78 runs on day three after england declared on 391 on friday. the victory gives them an unassailable 3-1 lead. >> it's beyond belief. i didn't think we were quite ready to beat ashes, because i thought you needed a group of players who had been match-hardened, but the guys there have surprised me. >> australia's captain, michael clark announced that he would
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retire at the end have the series. clark scored over 8,000 runs, including 28 centuries. >> i made the decision last night, it's not like i planned it. that wasn't the case. like i say, win or lose, i might have still been saying the same thing, so, yeah, it's the right time, and yeah, i'm happy with my decision. i'm thankful that i've been given the opportunities i have to play these great games for as long as i have in australia. >> andy richardson said clarke's resignation was inevitable. >> he was a fantastic player for australia. he's played over 100 tests, average a shade over 15, to do that over such a long period of time reveals his quality.
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just a few weeks ago, he was leading his country to victory in the world cup, but the last few weeks have not been good. going into this test match we said his team was effectively playing with 10 players, rather than 11, so was the lack of his form. he's been involved now in five losing australian teams in ashes series, so i don't think he had much of a choice. had he not started to retire, he would have been pushed by the selective. the biggest concern by australia is the lack of young players pushing to get in the team. >> the english premier leak is back, man united beginning with a win, kyle walker on goal gave united the 1-0 win. newly promoted clubs are all in action, brought to you full time in most of those games. this is first charge and 4-2 up against sunderland. chelsea begin at home in half an hour.
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>> word number five will face a rematch of last year's u.s. open final after advancing to the washington open semis. he with stood 15 80's and managed to serve twice for 6-4, 6-4 victory. last year's victor is seeking revenge after denied his bid to become the first asian man to win a grand slam. >> once a year, a decorated boat race in southern india in a tradition dating back 60 years. we went to the most spectacular of the summer races in the town. >> about 200,000 people are here to watch the competition. the narrow boat race marks the start of the season. races will be taking place all through the day, but the main attraction is the snake boat race. teams from all over the state
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will be taking part. each boat has at least 110 sportsman, some teams are made up of sportsman and even military personnel, but most of made up of fishermen, villagers and even students. race is in their blood. it's about passion and pride for their districts. they've been practicing for months. the fastest boats will suffer the circuit, the 1.4-kilometer circuit in just over four minutes. >> taking a lead in the second round of the british invitational. the american hit a second straight 66 to go eight under par, which gave him a commanding advantage over his closest challengers. that's it for me, martin. >> that is indeed all from bolt
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of us. al jazeera is coming up from london.
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>> as the fight against isil drags on, we'll find out why iraqis are growing ever more wary of their countries alliance with the u.s. you're watching al jazeera live from london. coming up, a palestinian father is laid to rest one week after israeli settlers fire bombed his home. nowhere else to go, the migrants who have taken over a school in paris. >> haitians get the chance to make their voices heard in the


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