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international security and a rash associate.
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good to have you with us. i do want your take on this. north korea has a history of holding americans without announcing formal charges, what do you make of this, and charges of hostile acts? >> normally this is a good sign. in past, and we have a lot of experience here, right. there's a lot of americans over the past decade detained by north koreans. typically what's is once they move the judicial process, once they have a verdict and they charge them, that is a stage where - that sets it up for them to be released. i use the word normally. and unfortunately, with this north korea right now, normally sort of is out the window. we don't know what it moons. the u.s. has a lot on its plate. could this lead to a standoff with the u.s. in knaining concessions. what do you think north korea is
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up to? >> that's a great question. on the one hand, the u.s. is focussed elsewhere, obviously. what is in the news - iraq, syria, ukraine. it seems like it would be a bad time for north korea, if they thought it through, to initiate a new diplomatic process with the u.s. you don't know, maybe - who knows what the calculation is here. i say that as someone who into north korea, you don't know them, and the new leader, you ral don't know them. hopefully it's a pv time. i talk as officials, they worked for the past year to get kenneth pay out. hopefully it's a new opening.
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>> most of these lead to charges of hostile acts. what are we talking about - basically spying? >> on the one hand north korea has to by accountable. you can't arrest people because they leave a bible in a hotel room or come in declaring they want asylum. if that happened in the urks you wouldn't arrest and imprison them, but it's fair to say this is north korea. when folks go in and do this, some - you know - i don't want to blame the victim, but it's not a wise act. >> you're saying that it's a red flag, and americans shouldn't travel in that region. >> i think americans shouldn't go in and tear up a passport and declare asylum, that's out there. americans probably shouldn't
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carry bibles and leave them in hotel rooms because given the past history the north koreans will be sensitive to that. i'm not blaming them. but when i go to north korea, i don't do that stuff - i'm just saying. >> so what do the u.s. do at this point. do you see china getting involved? >> glen davies is sort of the point person on this, ambassador davies, he has worked to try to get folks released, kenneth bae first and foremost, because he's been held the longest. yes, china can help. there's a lot of moving parts, negotiations between north korea and japan. so hopefully, you know, this is a good sign rather than a bad sign. there's two coyses. it's a -- choices. it's a good sign because they'll clear the docket and let the guys go. that would be awesome.
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the bad sign is they are doing this to up the anti- and that would be dumb on their part because this is not an appropriate time to do that. a developing story with two americans being held in north korea. jim walsh an expert in north korea. rebel fighters have renamed themselves and declared the creation of a new islamic county, sunni fighters and islamic state of iraq and levant calling it the islamic state, as the government's counter offensive appears to have stalled. imran cannes has the latest -- kahn has the latest from baghdad. >> reporter: iraqi army gets reinforcements in the battle to tikr tikrit. theys in the road from samarra to the town is secure. independent sources say they are 25km from the town.
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>> translation: up to this moment more than 70 terrorists were killed, and dozens of vehicles used in tikrit or the gore's office have been destroyed. >> although the vast majority of the fighters belong to the rebel group, it's the islamic state of iraq and levant who are in control of a media campaign, and they dispute what the government says. claims have been dismissed. they are in control of the city. they are willing to fight. they say that the i.s.i.l. leader is going to deliver a message for the holy month of ramadan and he has an ultimatum in that message. >> reporter: to the west of baghdad the army says it has secured the road. >> translation: we are securing the highway thinking the iraqi side with the west of the country, it's leading to the
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jordanian and iraqi borders, and towards the south to basra. there are no limits from islamic state of iraq and levant on this highway. >> iraq strepted eped the -- strengthened the air force by accepting the deliver of sukhoi 25 from russia, and will be seep as a snub to the u.s. government which has not delivered the first of 34 fighter jets that had been promised. iran is saying iraq is stalling. relations had already been strained. this will likely further damage relations. it's not just abroad. a key political bloc will not attend the opening session of parliament. >> the national coalition of parliament decided not to attend the first essential of parliament, unless the political powers put a roadmap to stop the
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security deterioration and save the country. >> this will about a blow. although the political block doesn't ally with the prime minister, it has sway with those that are. it's further indication of the pressure that nouri al-maliki is upped. dr carol kirst ner's the l calafat declaration by sunni rebels is a powerful symbol of the past. >> it's an attempt to seek legitimacy. the time is not a copies dense much the first day of ramadan is an excellent point in time for the muslim world to address the issues. they made big territorial gains in a short time in syria and iraq. retaining the momentum, i think, needs extra to conquering territory, and this adds to the lunch massy and authenticity of
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proclaiming a calla fat which, more many, plays on important symbolic roam. the calafat has an illustrious history. it's been gone after the abolition of the last calafat held when there was a turkish republic. it has been languished as a unit wnt the moose limb world to --s muslim world in the sank turies before that. the symbolic power is something supernatural that up items muslims -- uni-items muss limbs the world over. the violence had an impact on many countries. for many in jordan, the risk of working in iraq is high much. >> reporter: a few trucks make it through the iraqi jord aprilian border.
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it's -- jordanian border, it's more difficult to get paperwork into iraq. they've been advised against business there. it is possible to get a business licence. >> translation: i'm transporting fruit to baghdad. they told me there's no transport. no cars on the road. i rely on god. if they let me in, i'll go in. if not, i'll return to jordan. >> reporter: food imports are important, as they don't produce there own. many face challenges getting products in by road. it's possible to import from turkey to the region from the north, and from iran to the shia region in the east. the frozen food company was set up by jordan and exports to 20 companies. iraq is an important market.
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>> we are barely finding drives accepting going to iraq. they feel threatened and the road now are not safe there, and we are trying to fund another route to go through iraq, mainly through saudi arabia and kuwait. >> reporter: they were hired to bring a truck in, fill it with goods and return to to another part of iraq. once in jordan, they head to an area where factories are based. >> this is a park where drivers pick up goods and bring them back to iraq. things like medical supplies, electronics, the roads arguably packed with trucks, there's not as many at the moment. it is only a few willing to risk the journey. some of the transfers were willing to explain.
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one man from anbar, a region in the west, says he'll only drive within his region for now. >> personally i will not go to baghdad. i'm from baghdad. i wouldn't go to baghdad. it's two months. i would go to the south, but baghdad, not there. they classify you as sunni or shia. >> reporter: many drivers would not appear on camera but said there were checkpoints in anbar, achging to see -- asking to see identity if they are sunni or shia. if they are sunni, they can pass through, if they are shia, they kaftenlt cannot. >> president obama will announce a head to department of veterans' affairs, and he
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nominate bob back-donald formerly from proctor&gamble. president obama is expected to ask congress tomorrow for help to stem the flow of children crossing the u.s. mexican border. 52,000 children have crossed since object. it started with a rumour spreading in central america saying migrant children will have special permits to stay in the u.s. the president said no prlts will exist and warns the trip is not safe. >> our direct message to the families in central america, do not send your children. if you do they'll be september back, more importantly they may not make it. >> white house will ask congress to fast-track the deportation with children, and stronger penalties for those caught smuggling children across the
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border and will neat $2 billion to fund the plan. members of the house toured, nancy pelosi was there, and a texan congressman, and the first lady of one of the counties. >> the supreme court is looking at whether hobby lobby can refuse to offer cav sense as part of a health -- contraception as part of a health inadjourn plan. another is people who care for a family member at home, to pay union dues to get medicaid. looking at the shooting in new orleans, nine were shot in bourban street. you see in this video people running and ducking for cover. on the left of the screen witnesses tended to someone that was shot.
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i witnesses say two men got into an argument with one pulling out a gun. local media reports a woman in critical condition whileate other are stable. still ahead - israel's military and palestinians exchange rocket strikes. what has increased tensions there? and after the egyptian government was tossed out in a military coup - we take a look back.
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for a second time this weekend israeli war planes struck gaza, in response to a round of rockets launched in the gaza strip. 50 rockets targeted israel. prime minister binyamin netanyahu warned that israel is ready to expand air force strikes in gaza, tensions have been escalating since the
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disappearance of three teenagers on july 12th. >> reporter: israeli prime minister binyamin netanyahu spoke to his cabinet saying the rocket fire and operations into gaza, he was ready to expand as per need. it's not clear whether there'll be an escalation. we a seen increased rock the fire. on friday the israelis fired a rocket on a moving vehicle in gaza, killing two palestinians. sherp sala fists. they've been accused of firing rockets into israel, planning to do more rocket fire. two rockets were fired into u.s. rail. one factory in an -- israel. one factory was hit, causing a blaze. no majoro casualties were reported. in the same comments, binyamin
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netanyahu said he holds responsible far the rocket fire, palestinian president mahmoud abbas, because he formed a unity government with hamas. incensing the israelis, and keeping with the rhetoric coming from binyamin netanyahu. he wants to keep up the pressure on the unity government, and is saying anything that is happening now, rocket fires and the three missing israeli settlers that went missing 2.5 weeks ago in the west bank, he is holding mahmoud abbas responsible for that. jane ferguson in jerusalem. activists have compiled a lift of 7,000 rebels killed in fighting since january. fighters from al nusra front are fighting islamic state of iraq and levant. infighting has been escalating since early this year. >> the egyptian government is
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cracking down on sermons in the month of ramadan. preaching during the month of fasting will be monitored. they are restricting recruitment by muslim brotherhood, which is designated a terrorist organization. it bans 12,000 religious leaders preaching whether or not they are associated with the muslim brotherhood. it bans friday prayers at thousands of smaller mosques. state-sanctioned religious leaders will be able to preach it's been a year since protesters took the streets in egypt against mohamed mursi. it triggered a coup. three days later that ocurt. >> reporter: unprecedented in sides and scope. this was how the opponents of president mohamed mursi described mass protests staged to demand his resignation. at that stage mohamed mursi had been in head office for a year.
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put his secular and liberal rivals were certain he posed a threat to democracy. the p president was accused of granting himself wide-ranging powers and undermining the judiciary. his group, the muslim brotherhood was attacked for plotting to establish an islamic state. calls for mohamed mursi's departure gaped momentum -- gained moment ultimate. this man said his movement collected 22,000 signatures calling for mohamed mursi to go. the egyptian president was defiant. he offered concessions but was determined to serve his term. thousands of supporters marched in a show of solidarity. opposition leaders, like mohammed who joined the crowd
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were already talking about the post mohamed mursi era, the army issued a warning to mohamed mursi, urging him to come with the protests or face intervention, three days later, general abdul fatah al-sisi ended mohamed mursi's presidency in a coup. the minister of defense went on the offensive, a few weeks later delivering is speech calling on people to protest against the muslim brotherhood. . >> translation: i call on all egyptians to take to the streets to give me a mandate and order to confront violence and terrorism. >> reporter: a mo, critics said, that took the country to the bring of war. after weeks, a forced removal of muslim brotherhood supporters who had set up camps. then mass arrests of the group's leaders and their supporters, and the group labelled a
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terrorist organization. a year of turmoil followed. >> al jazeera continues to demand the release of our journalist in egypt. the three were sentenced on monday and have been in prison for 183 days. peter greste and mohamed fadel fahmy were given seven years, baher mohamed was sentenced to 10 years. they were accused of aiding the awed lawed muslim brotherhood. al jazeera strongly denies the allegations. ukraine's president is trying to keep his peace plan on track. petro porashenko spoke with russian president vladimir putin and the leaders of france and germany. also - three ukrainian soldiers were killed fighting with separatists in the east. residents themselves are caught in the middle of a battle. >> there are pockets of eastern ukraine where the extension to the ceasefires meant nothing. latest official army footage
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shows an exchange of fire north of slovyansk. the army patrol sped past an army checkpoint. the new commander here says he takes his orders from the russian known as igor, the military chief in slovyansk. deals proposed elsewhere do not concern him. >> translation: we have one boss, his command will be carried out. recording that, i'm a military man, i don't get into politics. >> in this part of the world the separatist command structure is a patchwork of different authorities. cease fires proposed are rejected and ignored by separatist militia leaders in slovyansk. we heard artillery fire while we've been standing here.
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finding piece means resolving rivalries. all of which leaves residents caught in the crossfire. many have left, but the elderly are too frail to flee. >> it's so scary, we suffered so much in world war ii, now we have this war. >> others are weary of conflict. >> probably the whole population wants peace and quiet. it would be difficult to find people who support either side. you can see how the city is. >> in kiev, petro porashenko is faced with a dilemma and growing dis september. his original ceasefire did not result in a separatist surrender. >> translation: a week of unilateral truce did not bring a result, except the death of our
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soldiers, an extra 72 hours of truce will not bring any either. >> reporter: petro porashenko announced the truth, 20 die pd. then it was extended. our young boys were killed. how long can it last. >> reporter: it cannot last. a crucial decision is looming. coming up next on al jazeera america - sexual assault in the military. a new report is due out on fighting the problem. we'll talk about the possible solutions in our sunday segment "the week ahead". plus a dramatic day in brazil. mexican hearts broken by a late decision by the referee. how they were pounced from the tournament.
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ohio resident jeffrey foul was held last month. he may have left a bible in the room. and todd miller was held, tearing up his passport when he arrived demanding asylum. in iraq i.s.i.l. announces they want to be known as islamic state. a sunni sheikh has called on supporters to boycott parliament on tuesday. president obama wants to stem the flow of children crossing the u.s.-mexican border and plans to ask congress for more power and $2 billion to help out. he wants to fast-track the deportation of children, and stronger penalties for those caught smuggling children across the border. >> it's sunday night and time for our regular look at "the week ahead". an independent panel presented a report on how to stop sexual
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assaults in the military, they are drew to release it monday. it's been debated for months and acknowledged that the problem is getting worse. >> reporter: despite several hearings on capitol hill, there's no concrete options for dealing with common assault said in the military. a panel has until monday to produce a report. many victims told their story to congress. >> the provider looked at me, right in the eyes sat in his chair and said "well, do you really thing you were raped?" the number of sexual assaults is worse than thought. >> the real numbers may be higher. a pentagon survey estimates 26,000 service members were sexually assaulted in 2012, up
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from 19,000 in 2010. the defense department believes the rise in cases means more victim are comfortable coming forward, and a majority are men. >> it's been my experience that the veteran health discriminations against survivors. >> reporter: regardless of gender some believe the only way to getjustice is change the culture. >> we know the deck is stacked against victims of sexual assault in the military. >> senator gillibrand pushed for the cases to be september to an independent prosecutor. for that to happen the military justice improvement act was shut in the senate. >> for two decades every secretary of defense said zero tolerance, all we have seen for 25 years is disporo actsibility. a bill by senator clair mccaskill got through the senate, but the house is yet to hake it up. >> the art was posed, victim and
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commander, whose side are you on. >> reporter: it allows victims to decide whether to have a case tried in the military or civilian. the good soldiers can't be wuffed. >> you need one person looking from the outside. >> it remain to be seen if the independent panel agrees. as mentioned the sexual assault in the military is worse than believed. hillary clinton agreed that the handles of sexual assault cases should be taken outside the chain of command. also this monday army general jeffrey sinclair was demoted and reduced in rank from brigadier general to colonel before being
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retired. veterans say they have had trouble getting help. elections for post-traumatic stress disorder related to sexual drama are likely to be denied than those related to combat or other trauma. what should be done? i spoke so brian lewis a policy provider. and to brige et mccoy, a founder for women's social justice. i asked why there was a 50% increase in cases last year? >> it's obvious that there is still rape continuing to happen in the military. all of the training, all of the, independent councils, people saying there's no tolerance. there's still rape continuing to happen in the military. some folks are feeling confident to step forward. there are a lot of people who are still stepping forward upped
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the restricted reporting. so there are still rapes happening in the military, sexual assault in the military. even though there has gone out the statement that there's a zero tolerance, there's not because there are still people being exited out the military, knowing there has been a sexual ipp discrimiate activities, and they are getting out of the military with their pensions in to you. >> so many cases are reported. you were in the military and a victim of sexual assault. what was the stewed when it came to reporting the sexual assault assault. >> the stewed i encouraged in 2000 was six, and that is don't report it. that is the attitude that's persisted to this day. if you try to report it, we'll make you pay for it and it still carries forward to this day, even as late as last year when
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an airman reported sexual assault, he was september to the states, diagnosed with a parliamentary disorder and discharged. this tells me nothing has changed. i know nothing has changed in the last 30, 40, 50 years. >> we talked about a number. case, in 2012 the most recent year. the pentagon statements estimates that 26,000 sexual assaults took place, om 3300 of these, and incidents, were reported to authorities, in those numbers, the report cases and the estimated numbers of assaults, they have been rising in recent years. so the military says more people are coming forward, you don't think the atmosphere has changed at all? >> no, i don't. i see too many cases where the same type of victim blaming and retaliation is still a part of
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the culture. the military, president obama has said that he has our backs, but some of the latest executive orders that he signed in regards to this showed that he doesn't have our barks, the pentagon clearly does not have our backs. >> this is a problem plaguing the military. would do you think it took so long for the u.s. military to react. >> i think it's been easier not to react and say we are handling it, then another general or another leader retires, and then another, you know another, you know , another retires, and the next administration, the next people in power will handle it, i'll go ahead and ride my time out and see how things go. >> when you reported your sexual assault, what was the attitude towards you? >> the attitude was i didn't understand my senior-enlisted -
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how he was trying to help me. i didn't understand it, thereby i was reporting him as sexually harassing me. i did under what he was trying to do. he was trying to create an atmosphere where he could make sexual advances to me and continue to have a sexual relation-ship with me. he was not trying to build self-esteem tore help me get promoted by leadership, military leadership tactics. he used advances to get me in a private space with him. >> what do we know of the make-up of this independent panel? >> it's biased in favour of the pentagon. the secretary of self-defence appointed a majority of the panel. people who support the status
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quo such as congressman mckeean and senator leven are appointed part of the remainder. so this independent pan 'em really was -- panel really wasn't that independent to begin with. it was heavily biased in favour of the military. >> you are shaking your head. these are retired admirals, germ of the military personnel. you don't feel they are adequate to make recommendations. >> i feel they are adequate to perpetuate the status quo of sexual assault in the military. >> they posted some findings on the website. the independent panel made these recommendations saying:
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mr lewis, what stands out to you? >> i think - i think it all stands out. the basic idea that something is wrong in the military justice system if that commanders should play a strong role in that system is outdated. the continuate, when they voted, and the foreign service committee when they veeted on bills to reduce sexual assault had a majority in one house. a retired germ and commander said he changed his mind. he thought about it and saw how
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they took the defense out of the chain of command, so why not the prosecution as well. i think that's the attitude that a lot more senators and represent it was will come to have, and i think the panel's findings are woefully out of touch with that reality. >> you testified before congress, correct. >> i did, and before this pan 'em, as did ms mccoy. >> do you feel lawmakers were listening? >> i believe they listened to us at the time, yes. i would like to see action accompany that listing. >> do you think we'll see real change in the independent panel? >> i don't know about a cheap with the independent panel. i perceive that the only way that we can remove from the military is remove rapists and sexual assault from the
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military. remove the folks committing the crimes. >> has anything changed for you as far as receiving care. you get more care for combat related issues regarding post-traumatic stress disorder, than you do for sexual assault. has your care changed. >> no. and i've - i've testified before congress. i've testified in a lot of places and the care that the v.a. gives is woefully inadequate. when i go to the minneapolis here, my care is less than what i receive in baltimore. to drag it back to the military, even though i have done a lot of these things, wi discharge is the same parliamentary disorder. >> what recommendations would you like to see? >> i'd luke to see the victims and survivors are testimonies
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are taken seriously, and the chain of command taking the convening authority out of the chain of command. >> where do we go from here? >> i echo ms mccoy and think that acknowledging male survivors, and bringing those voices forward will make a lot of difference. male survivors had to wait over a decade for equality and treatment from the military and v.a. that concern was echoed in 2004 and 2009. it's being sounded for the third time. congress, the v.a. and the dod need to pay attention to male survivors and not just the male on male assumes, put female on male. we need to include the universe of survivors. >> hopefully this will be a wake up call. brian lewis, policy advisor, and
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brim it mccoy, founder for women's justice. appreciate your appearance. before wrapping up let's lock at other event. tuesday - european parliament will hold a session in france where it will elect a new president. saturday: the 101st tour de france begins in the u.k., lasting a month and finish on the champs elysees in paris. next - they are still winning. the cinderella story continues for costa rica, how they won a dramatic world cup game.
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>> they are truth seekers... >> all they really wanna do is find out what's happening, so they can tell people... >> governments around the world all united to condemn this... >> as you can see, it's still a very much volatile situation... >> the government is prepared to carry out mass array... >> if you want free press in the new democracy, let the journalists live.
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[ ♪ theme ] agni for the greece team. costa rica defeated them 5-3 on penalty kicks. it was yet another nailbiting down to the wire finish. what a game it was. fans in costa rica are celebrating into the night, their team makes its first ever appearance in the quarterfinal stage of the world cup. >> reporter: costa rica has done the unthinkable, making it to the quarter fines of the world cup. less than 5 million people live here and don't have the resources that some former world cup champions and teams currently in the world cup have, countries like brazil.
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they don't have the resources but managed to make it to this stage. they came in as the underdogs, the cinderella story. no one thought they'd make to this far. they it approved everywhere wrong. you can see and feel the excitement of the crowd. people are wearing the tri colours of red, white and blue. there's a sense of excitement in the air. people are so proud of the team. the team are their heroes. this is possibly the greatest sporting moment in this country's history. back in 1990 they made it to the italian world cup, to the knockout and then were knocked out. the team said they'd raise the bar. fans are leaving, there were thousands here watching the game on a big screen tv. now they are moving off to a plaza where they'll continue the celebrations into the night, across the country people will be celebrating, this is a huge
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win for costa rica, a country that eats, breeds and sleeps football, as football tells me. people are ecstatic. dave mercer with excited fans. >> in other matches - netherlands defeats mexico. mexico couldn't hold off the attack by the dutchman. a controversial penalty led holland to victory. a controversial penalty fans will talk about for years. >> translation: victory was ours already, unfortunately the coach changed the team on the defencive, and the referee as always was bad. three times a guy from holland threw himself, and the referee gave a yellow card. >>. >> translation: this is a blatant robe. what can we do. the guys lost fighting. as fans in mexico city come to terms with disappointment the
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netherlands play against the other winners, costa rica, in the quarterfinals. taex u.s.a. is -- team u.s.a. is in el salvador preparing for knock out action on tuesday, when they take on belgium. the tournament does not get easier, team u.s.a. defeated ghana, qualifying for a second round of play. muslims players on algeria's soccer team will died whether to observe ramadan. the coach says each player can fast. customairily muslims fast from dawn to dust but can shift if they are travelling, doing hard labour or with medical issues. al jazeera plays germany tomorrow, following the match between france and nigeria. next on al jazeera america - a new way to fight the war on
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drugs. a seattle programme giving suspected criminals a choice - get hep or go to gaol. plus rebecca stevenson tracking weather. >> when it comes to storms, they are impressive. tornados rips across iowa and missouri. i show you where the storms are headed, and tropical storm development. that is next.
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welcome back. facebook published details of a vast social experiment performed on users. the social media company manipulated information on 700,000 home pages. researchers found they could make people feel better if they filtered in positive content. negative content made them feel worse. the study was done with scientists from cornell and california, but not with the users knowledge, causing a number of online protests. in a statement facebook said:
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let's talk about the war on drugs. it's been further for decades. police in seattle are trying a new approach. instead of offering handcuffs, they are giving sound advice. >> reporter: seattle police patrol the streets on bikes. >> are you doing okay. >> looking for and talking to people using or dealing did you suggest. they encounter skyler. >> what is your drug of choice? . >> reporter: they are familiar faces, long-time addicts who get arrested. instead of handcuffs, officers offer hope. >> we have somebody that can
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expedite that today. do you want us to do that? >> definitely. >> police team up with social service agencies with a programme called lead, law enforceme enforcement services. >> he was making crack in the alley, i could have arrested him. >> this officer helps him to get help. >> this is a neighbourhood where police are looking for drug activity. they have less that an hour to decide. be september to social services or be booked. >> you've been sober for a year. >> two years, six months. >> abraham decided to entered after seven years in gaol.
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>> maybe seven mistharns. his case manager connecting him to services he needs, making sure he follows through. >> doing the work not to just do it but to teach them how to do it so they can be self-sustaining. >> services that can be costly, but prosecutor thinks it is the solution. >> we'll save more money than we invest in mernal si room and courtroom costs. we don't expect perfection. instead, we are there to provide the support, that gradually leads to someone getting off the street and having more success and not being a burden to the public. >> abraham agrees. >> programs like it should be implemented across the nation. >> during patrol officer burns tells michael he's better off going with a coupsor than --
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counsellor than staying on the street. he doesn't take much convincing. >> there's severe weather to talk about. in eastern arkansas several towns were evacuated. reports of nearly nine inches of rain, it marked the wettest june in little rock arkansas. flash flooding in memphis forced people to abandon cars and homes. firefighters rescued seven people from mobile homes as waters rose. law enforcement are patrolling communities looking for anyone else who might need help. let's get a check on the forecast. we see one system after another. >> tracking over the same place. over and over it leads to fluiding. we have storms to show you that produced tornados. treching from kansas, across to missouri into iowa. they have produced so much
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damage. people are talking about trees down on top of houses. pulling over power line, and or out of power. and now wisconsin is reporting tree damage, coming down again on top of the house and parts of south-east wisconsin. now, as we look at the storm damage reports, you can see how we had several tornados in kansas, nicking into missouri, around achy son country, and into iowa. a lot of wind reports, but hail too. hail has been anywhere from an inch to two inches in size. that is the storm report. how about and florida where we have a storm system developing offshore. it's a low pressure system and we see these come in along the coastline. the problem is that we have 60% chance of development of a tropical disturbance out here in the atlantic. that is tracking to the south,
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south-east, slowly impacting jenson beech to miami, a lot of rain and wind. then to france where the burgundy region was hit to hard we have states and vineyard that were nice, reporting 40 to 80% crop damage. good impact on wine. >> back at home an active week. >> looks like it is. >> rebecca stevenson, thank you. you know, more than a million people marched in support of gay pride in new york city. >> and that's a fraction of those who celebrated across the country and around the globe. it commemorated the 4th anniversary, igniting the movement for gay rights. that will do it for this hour. thank you for joining us. i'm thomas drayton in new york. "the system" with joe beryling or is -- berlinger is next.
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