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>> attacked and i was just watching what was happening. >> a palestinian american describes his beating at the hands of israeli police. >> the teenager was arrested at a protest over the death of his cousin. six people have now been arrested for that killing. >> hello, you're watching the aljazeera news hour. alessing up, targeting ukraine's separatist fighters, kiev hails a major victory in the country's east. >> protests in egypt over fuel
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price rises as the government announces tax increases. >> i'm in india where the government is announcing a new railway budget to modernize its 160-year-old train network. >> hello, there, thank you for joining us. six israelis are in custody this hour, suspects in the killing of a palestinian teenager. benjamin netanyahu said everything is being done to find those responsible. the 16-year-old's burned body was found in a forest. his cousin was later caught up in protests and beaten by police. he has now spoken about his ordeal. we off the from occupie report t jerusalem. >> the 15-year-old will spend nine days under house arrest.
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he says he was innocent. >> i was brutally attacked when i was just watching what was happening. >> israeli police say the u.s. citizen was arrested on the scene of the protest, together with five others. >> he was wearing a kafia. three of them out of the six were armed. >> the family said this mobile phone footage show the israelis beating him when he was arrested. >> he was arrested on thursday, the day after the burned body of his cousin, the 16-year-old was found in a forest. there is footage who appear to show the men behind the kidnapping. arrests have been made, but there is a gag order in place. >> there is anger among palestinians as what they say is a revenge attack for the killing of three teenagers in the west
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bank. their bodies were found with gunshot wounds near hebron. the israeli army arrested one man they say is suspected of being involved. two others remain at large. hundreds have been did he find. >> the murders of three israelis and one palestinian have increased years of tensions between the two sides and people will tell you it is the worst it has been in years. there have been protests here in east jerusalem and palestinian cities in northern israel and occupied west bank. there's another front the israeli government is dealing with. strehl responded by targets but the prime minister has been cautious. >> experience proves that such times, you must act responsibility and with restraint, not hastily. we will do whatever is
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necessary. >> aljazeera, jerusalem. >> >> the father spoke with us. >> my son, the police officer did my son throw rocks? you caught him he throw rocks. he said no. he thinks to do that. he tried to do that, but he didn't throw rocks. it's why you put him in that position? why you grab him and put him under your feet and hit him in the head, hit him in the legs and try to kill him? he tried this, too, police tried to kill my son. >> the tension between israelis and palestinians is at its highest in years.
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to go back to explain how it started. june 12, 3 young israelis were kidnapped. hundreds of palestinians were arrested and at least six were killed. on june 30, the bodies of the three teenagers were discovered near hebron, not far from where they went missing. protests took place across israel with many calling for revenge. on the two of july, the palestinian teenager was kidnapped and found murdered. on saturday, an autopsy report revealed that the teen had been burned alive. >> israeli aircraft have attacked 10 sites in the gaza strip. it says the strikes are in response to rocket fire from groups there. we have this jump date from gaza city. >> the israeli army has launched 10 air strikes against gaza in
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the past 24 hours. that is the official number, however in gaza, local sources say that may have been as many as 15. israeli army says the targets were weapons manufacturing sites and rocket launch sites, however, there were no casualties reported after that and no casualty's reported in israel following more than 20 rocket attacks into israel. there seems to be an implicit agreement between the two sides to strike low impact sites. israel has been targeting hamas training sight that have been unpopulated. in one case, they targeted a chicken farm but we're not seeing large reports of casualties. on the goose does a side, rocket attacks going into israel are by and large short range rocket attacks that are not striking large populated areas. the israeli army said beersheba was targeted with two rockets, the dome defense stopped them.
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israeli has done one other thing to retaliate, that is to shrink the fishing area from six miles off the gaza coast to three, a big economic hit at a time when gaza can ill afford it. gaza is taking statements from israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu with skepticism when he says that there should be restrained and a measured response with the gaza situation. here in gaza, people believe that there is something big afoot. the israeli army has amassed troops and tanks on the border and there is concern that something big is likely to happen. whether that is the case oh are in the, we'll have to see in the coming days. >> iraqi officials are examining footage that's believed to show the leader of the group now calling itself the islamic state. the 21 minute video is said to show him at friday prayers at
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the great mosque in mosul. the video is being cross referenced to determine if it is actually the leader. government forces are continuing to shell the rebel held city of fallujah in anbar province. amateur video show the aftermath of air strikes and damaged buildings. doctors in the city's main hospital have treated people for injuries, including three children. >> followers of shia cleric have formed an army to defend holy shrines in iraq. the brigade have been stationed in the northern city where the golden domed mosque is located. government forces have started building a defensive wall around a province with barricades set up in areas close to the town which is about 100 kilometers north of baghdad.
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it's thought sunni fighters could have attacked soon, having seized large parts of western and northern iraq. >> in the court, kurdish forces fighting armed groups. we have filed this report. >> yet another funeral of a fighter, the kurdistan region where government has said it wouldn't get involved in the battle between shia forces of the iraqi army and sunni armed groups. iraq's kurds are caught up in the conflict nonetheless. there is no official casualty toll, but kurdish forces are suffering casualties. the fighting has been fierce in this corner of the eastern province. the town is an urban battleground. many of the 40,000 occurred andar ran residents have left. fighters show us the areas under
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their control, but as this vehicle approaches our position, the fighters become uneasy. it is clear they are concerned theirern my has breached their lines. there doesn't seem to be a clear front line here. sunni armed groups including local tribal forces are based inside the town and their snipers have prevented the kurds from taking it. kurds say they are not fighting sunnis, but what they call terrorists. the general explained their military objective is not just to take the town. they want to push further south until they reach what they call the borders of their historical homeland. >> that's our national border, the mountains. we not reach these mountains just yet, but now we fighting inside the town with the islamic state and the groups and all the groups, all these fighting us
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inside the town. >> it was until recently part of disputed territory between the central government and kurds. now that the army has fled, the kurds want this land. >> the battle here is about to enter its second months and it's far from over. the kurdish officials expect this to be a prolonged conflict. >> the occurred solers are poorly armed and relatively few in number. they are within range of mortar and sniper fire and have been ambushed. capturing the city has been hard enough, holding their supply lines may prove to be even more difficult. >> the united nations refugee agency is warning that half of the entire population of syria will be refugees or internally displaced by the end of the year. in the province alone, activists say 150,000 people have been forced from their homes. fighters from the islamic state
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group now occupy most of the towns and villages in that province. they told able to leaders that people who don't pledge allegiance to the islamic state group have to leave. >> let's go to egypt now where the president has issued a decree raising the sales tax on cigarettes and alcohol by between 50-200%. it's the latest move to address the countries economic problems following saturday's rise in energy prices. the fuel price increase by up to 70% led to protests in a number of cities, as we report. >> gridlock on egypt's highways, another result of the rapidly rise fuel prices. trucks brought to a standstill. the price hikes have made many egyptians very angry. >> this is about the people's livelihoods, this is not going
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to work. do they assume the people are passive and will not do anything? >> what can the poor man do to survive, what can the government worker do? the minister is sitting in comfort behind his desk, someone should go into the streets and see how the people of suffering. >> taxi and truck drivers are protesting, many saying it will run them out of business. egypt's prime minister has defended the hike, saying it's necessary to help the government balance its budget. >> this government is now against the poor people. this government is working to fix things. go and look at the conditions our hospitals in. >> the people protesting in the streets are angry and petrol price increase is not the only thing on their mind. natural gas and electricity tariff's have also gone up. many say the price increase runs counter to election promises made by the former general, now president, al sisi. who promised to remove the
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subsidies gradually and that the budget will not be on the poor. now the people see it differently. aljazeera. >> in prison, aljazeera journalists muhammed fami admitted to hospital in egypt saturday is to undergo an operation on his shoulder injury. he and two our journalists have now spent 190 days in prison. he was sentenced along with two others to seven years in jail. muhammed was given 10 years because he had a spent bullet in his possessions that he picked up at a protest. they are falsely accused of helping the outallowed muslim brotherhood. aljazeera demands that the journalists be freed. >> still to come for this news hour, we're in greece where more and more reef jeers heading for a new life and the friction that that is causing. >> i'm reporting from tokyo's
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biggest nightclub where a 1616-year-old has been dancing in venues like this and is illegal. no one seems to have told anyone here, though. >> in sport, serving up a classic wimbledon title. all the details, coming up later in the program. >> ukraine's president has called the capture of slovyansk a turning point for the fight for the eastern part of the country. they captured the strong hold on saturday. in the past 24 hours, it claimed other cities, as well. separatists have now regrouped in donetsk. we have this report. >> a day after ukrainian forces pounded separatist fighters, pushing them out of some of
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their northern strongholds, the central government called it a victory but that the war is far from over. >> the ukrainian president said there will be no unilateral ceasefire. this may happen only if terrorists unconditionally give up weapons and release hostages and control over the border is restored with the participation of the international observers from the organization for security and i don't know reaction in europe. >> hundreds of separatist fighters have regrouped. >> i'm glad they are here. we welcome them with open arms. we are confident that our victory is not far away. since february 23, i'm cast in our victory. >> for a few hours in donetsk, hundreds gathered to protest the military action by the central government in kiev. elsewhere in the city, the city was nearly empty. >> on a normal sunday, this
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would have families out enjoying their day, but these are not normal tiles. while it might be quiet here, it's tense at the check points that ring the city. >> they are the first line of defense for the city where hundreds of the separatist fighters are now based, but for some it's about protecting something more important to them. >> we are always ready to protect our home and our families. we will stand to the end. >> although they might be ready to fight on the separatists don't know where the next battle will be. they are content to protect the heart of their movement. >> where are the ukrainian forces today, on sunday? >> they're moving south, pushing on south. do east of where we are now, there has been heavy fighting today on sunday. as promised by the ukrainian
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central government in kiev, they are pushing ahead with this movement as they say to rid the last terrorists of this region out here. they're continuing with their battles. we don't know exactly what they're going to do when they toward us where we are, but do know again as you saw in that story, that the fighters here have really kind of put together a network of blockades around the city, just what happens if they try to come here, the ukrainian forces, that is left to be determined. we know the central government has been contributing how man tarian aid they say to areas that were attacked on saturday and days before that, so they're distributing human aid right now. what we can tell now is they're going to as we say continue with this offensive. barbara. >> and scott, obviously in your report, you explained how people have understandably terrified that they may be caught in the middle of the violence, but how much support is there for the separatist groups in donetsk itself? >> quite a bit.
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we saw that protest here in lenin square behind me. russian flags were flying, people saying that what is being carried out by the ukrainian government, central government is genocide against russian speakers in this part of the country, so there is a lot of support for that. when we look at the population, this is normally a city of a million people, it's much less than that now. a lot of people have left, but those still here do support these separatist fighters and we saw that earlier today. >> thank you for that. joining us live from kiev is the political analyst. thank you so much for joining us. so we understand now that the government is kiev is trying to push and push the separatists out of those areas. but do you think the government in kiev fears that if russia sees that the separatists are
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being defeated, then russia will actually choose to intervene? >> can you hear me? >> we appear to be having sound issues with our guest in kiev. we will try to cross live to him later on in the program to have reaction from kiev. >> now, let's go to australia, where the immigration minister is to visit colombo to visit the issue of migrants. australia is facing mounting criticism over its handle of refugees intercepted off its coasts last week. asylum seekers are being screened at sea and repatrioted.
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>> never discussing matters on waters partly how australia handles asylum seekers arriving by boat. two vessels were intercepted last week and passengers transferred to an australian customs boat. human rights groups expressed concern that nobody knows where these people are or what's happening to them. the refugee council said 11 of those onboard are said to have been jailed and tortured in sri lanka before escaping. some are concerned that australia may be thinking about returning these people to sri lanka. one group is planning to bring a case to court monday, accusing australia of violating the international covenants on civil and political rights. it hopes to force the australian government to reveal the whereabouts of these people and what it's planning to do with them. >> greece is calling for help
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from the e.u. to deal with an increasing number of reef gees entering the country. more than a thousand asylum seekers are now arriving each month. in the second part of aljazeera's escape route series, we look at how it's being dealt with on the island. >> this is how east meets west in the agean sea in a cat and mouse game played at night. this time, a greek motor cruiser is intercepted, it is on the lookout for rubber dingy's, its aim is to send refugees back. once in greek water, the occupants are instructed to puncture their boat so they have to be rescued, but an estimated 500 have drowned this year in the mediterranean. >> the traffickers tell them if they come to europe, they will come to paradise, actually, where the conditions are great, they're excellent, they will find a job. >> the lucky ones end up here in
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a volunteer-run camp on the greek island. some of these syrians were picked up last night. others have been here for months. his father took the family out of afghanistan after refusing to join the taliban. >> the taliban said if you don't join us, we'll kill you and your children and we'll take the boys to be good fighters. >> the government is building this detention center nearby. with many conflicts in the middle east, the reef gee number is going up and greece is having difficulty coping. >> the arrivals have doubled to 1500 people a month, making these waters the gateway for nine tenths of immigration. even though this is a european border, greece bears 90% of the cost. >> greece now gives about one in five new arrivals political
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asylum but that is a burden it bears alone. the european asylum laws only allows people to apply in the country of arrival. >> greece is a transient country, not a terminal country. we are dealing with a problem that is not greek, it is a european problem. >> greece is asking the asylum rules to be changed and allow the relocation deeper into europe. >> when you know that people in need are taking -- escaping the country and forced to get in this boat and try to save their life and the life of their children and you let them, then we are also criminals. >> it's up to europe to decide whether to welcome the migrants or keep them out. aljazeera, on the island. >> let's go back to our top story now, that is ukraine and the capture of slovyansk from the ukrainian military from the separatists. joining us live from kiev is the political analyst. thank you for joining us here on
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aljazeera. certainly a few successful days for the ukrainian army. what do you think they plan to do now that the separatists groups have grouped -- regrouped in donetsk? >> first of all, i would like to stress that this is not a civil conflict, a civil war in ukraine. this was an action done by russia and those locals where they are armed by russians. they are led by russian officers with russia citizenship. some of them received official russian awards. >> if i may just interrupt you there -- we did speak to our correspondent who did say that actually in donetsk, there is considerable support for the separatist groups as well. that's not necessarily what i asked you. i asked you what you think the government will do now that the separatists have regrouped in
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donetsk. what do you think their next move will be? >> i think the government will continue the operation at the same time, the most important thing is to close russian-ukrainian border because arms are coming. if it's done, then there would be possible negotiations, but to have negotiations, we need a ceasefire from both sides, because ukrainian government had already declared unilateral ceasefire, which lasted for seven days, and then it was extended for three days. unfortunately, during this unilateral ceasefire, the separatists continue the attacks and almost three -- 30 people, ukrainians died. >> well, the ukrainian army -- >> the military operation started. >> we've also seen russia stand back over the past few weeks. is there a fear, do you think that if russia sees that the
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separatists are being defeated by the ukrainian army, russia could really interfere in the conflict? >> well, this is a major danger that unfortunately, russia has already interfered, but the danger is that russia can send massively russian troops. this is a danger. the danger still exists, and here, a very important position is of the western countries, because they said that actually, they are added to implore certain sanctions against russia. i believe the threat of sanctions is real step which can divert russia from open aggression and open interference in the ukrainian affairs. i would like to stress that ukrainian position, official ukrainian position is not that
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ukrainian army is going to shell donetsk or bam barred donetsk. this is officially ukrainian position, so we are not going to do that, because ukrainian government would like to spare the lives of civilians, so i think that the best way for ukrainian officials side to do is to separate terrorists from support from a broad -- and propose amnesty to some of them. >> thank you so much for joining us. >> still to come, al shabab said it carried out two attacks in kenya in which 22 were killed, but not everyone thinks they did it. we have the details. >> as malawi celebrates
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independence, we ask what has been achieved. >> the race blown wide open at the british grand prix. details coming up in sport. ort.
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>> another welcome back is a reminder of the top stories of aljazeera. a palestinian american teenager allegedly beaten by israeli police has spoken about his treatment after being released on bail. >> the red cross says at least 22 have been killed in two separate attacks on the kenyan coast. >> as protests continue in egypt, a 70% fuel price hiked, the government announcing it wail raise the sales tax on cigarettes and alcohol up to 250%. >> a bomb exploded in southwestern sow mail i can't in a restaurant. four killed and eight injured, al shabab said it carried out the attack. >> the armed group also says it killed at least 22 people in towns on the kenyan coast.
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the government there has dismissed the claims, and says another group, the republic movement is actually responsible. >> now finding out that it is another group. >> let's discuss this in more detail. thank you for being with us. we do know al shabab is obviously openly deciding plans and continuing to attack kenya and somalia and the government said it's the republic movement. explain how the two groups might or might not work together. >> it's possible they might be working together, the reason being if you know the kenyan cause has had issues with them
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wanting to separate themselves from the rest of kenya on the coast. the main demand is coast profits to be separated from the rest of kenya. there's been issues on the table saying we are not kenyan, so they want to separate themselves. this is a land issue that's probably many would realize that the killings that happened would probably be related to what is happening in >> they don't want anything to government, they want communities to be from this part of the coast and probably
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claiming more -- they want to get more involved in the government. there are several issues that are playing in kenya at the moment as you are aware and probably this being a time that tomorrow people expecting nairobi led by the opposition leader and probably al shabab seeing an opportunity to divide kenya even much more. >> tomorrow is a day of protest in kenya going on since the 1990's. you mentioned opportunists. what do you think the danger is right now for kenya? >> kenya's very tribal, and in the process of that, those who see that as an opportunity to divide can fathom the opportunity to do the killing, as it has been happening and being that there are people that feel they are not very much involved in the current
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government, then they will take that opportunity to express they feel about the kenyan government and how they feel about being kenyans. it's a very difficult moment and very difficult to analyze exactly what is happening on the ground, because we have kenya -- in somalia and when they claim they are responsible for this, it's not possible they would have crossed over somalia in a short time because the border is quite some distance, so they must be local and again, al shabab claims that their forces or the people who were involved in this attack is intense, this shows people are not crossing over the borders. >> thank you so much. >> malawi's new president is vow
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to go fight corruption as they celebrate 50 years of independence. the country was the first to be free of british colonial rule. reporting now, many feel the country hasn't achieved much to be proud of. >> for most people in malawi, 50 years of independence from british colonial rule is significant and should be celebrated in style and color. >> we pray that we must continue. >> marking 50 years of freedom, but the decades of self rule haven't made things easier for the poor. half the population lives below the poverty children. >> imagine a 50-year-old still living with his parents. that describes the dependence on aid after 50 years of independence. >> 40% of the budget comes from
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international aid. thousands have celebrations. others need to make sure there's food on the table for her children tonight. >> the economy is not doing well. things are discord. >> the newly elected government said it will bring the economy back to life and say the company is less developed than its neighbors and relies too much on agriculture. >> it has discovered its minerals late and others have discovered them early to cricket to their economy and infrastructure development. >> officials say they have discovered gas and oil but struggling residents how it will translate into economic freedom. >> millions of communiters in india have high hopes as the new
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government prepares to announce the railway budget. the country's british built 160-year-old rail network is in desperate state of disrepair. we report from mumbai. >> it's a rough start to the day for commuters in mumbai. more than 7 million people across this megacity cram bell for space on trains every day. it can be a dangerous and dirty ride, but it's still the cheapest way to get around. this single mother commutes three hours daily and said it's often a traumatic person. >> when you get back home, you do not want to spend family time, you just want to curl up and die somewhere, so it's a tough commute. it's not an easy life people are leading here. >> india's 160-year-old rail
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network is already one of the world's largest, stretching over 65,000 kilometers, but it's facing unprecedented pressure. some 23 million people use it on any given day. faster trains are desperately needed to service more parts of the country. >> here, also, that level of expansion has to be planned. you electrify more, you make them more viable. >> the new government is expected to initiate a much needed modernization drive through its railway budget. there's talk of bullet trains like in china and japan, but just 500-kilometers of the service could cost up to $10 billion to build. infrastructure experts say upgrading the existing system is more important. >> it is an expensive
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proposition. i'm not sure it is a necessary proposition. i think low cost airlines are probably a better solution than high speed trains. china is doing it, that doesn't mean we have to do it. >> become on the platforms, commuters are becoming increasingly frustrated. >> with the debate on modernizing train, the pressure is building to build a better network for the millions who depend on it every day. >> it's exactly a year since a fuel train ran off its tracks triggering a huge explosion in the middle of a canadian town. 47 were killed and hundreds of homes destroyed. now a year on, aljazeera's kila macvicar returned.
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>> wiped out, 47 lives lost with no warning. >> i said at this moment, ok, all of us will die this night. >> she was driving when she saw a massive fireball in her r. rear view mirror. a train with 72 tanker cars hauling fuel with no engineer onboard, when the brakes failed, the train rolled out of control. >> the waitress, i was supposed to switch had we are, she died. i always talk about this, and think she died at my place. >> the nightclub when she was supposed to be working, where
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her friends were. the owner of the cafe is trying to rebuild, not just his cafe, but his life. >> so small here, the tragedy is so big. everyone knows everyone here. >> in the wake of the accident, the canadian government imposed more regulation, including an update for the franker cars used to transport petroleum, unchanged since four decades ago. >> there are trains rolling now, carrying goods that the city has been assured are completely safe. there are plans for a rail by pass, but that will take time to build. meanwhile, there's talk of again letting trains with dozens of petroleum tanker cars roll through the center of the town. >> i'm concerned that the train has to pass somewhere, but not in my up to. >> the new rail line owner has
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promised the trains will be as safe as possible, and move at the slowest possible speed. >> it's a small town, but it's a lot of people. we lose their home, their family, friends, their job. nothing will be the same. >> aljazeera, quebec. >> japan's government is considering easing its decades old law that restricts dancing and ban it altogether late at night. the review follow as recent crack down on nightclubs. some worry a redrafted law could bring its own problems. we have the story from tokyo. >> saturday night into sunday morning, tokyo's biggest dance music venue. there are dj's playing to an enthusiastic crowd through that
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what they advertise as the country's best sound system. >> the japanese way of life has a very particular mindset on sound and detail and space and light and energy and if you knew nothing about the laws, you would assume it's normal. >> the law in question was passed in 1948 when dance clubs were considered the gathering of moral they were attitude at best. today, licenses prohibit dancing after midnight or the latest, 1:00 a.m. >> tokyo's nightclubs are famous the word over and we're in the biggest one on a saturday night, except we're not allowed to call it a club and what these people are doing is illegal. >> for many years, the law was rewarded as a quaint regularric and largely ignored by police
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and club owners, but a murder at a club led to its use on crack downs across the country. for months, politicians have worked to redraft the law. there is concern that it's the police walking the shots in that process and a supposed easing of the rules could instead see clubs restricted to designated areas. >> so far, although it's been in a legal gray zone and with all the risk that entails running a business, at least everyone was equal in that sense. it's the gray zone divided clearly into black and white and the black is removed, i think the diversity of club culture will be lost. >> attract ago crowd serious about music, the kind of culture campaigners say police and politicians fail to comprehend. the owner said it's part of a broader june knees culture, too, the balancing of festivity, hard
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work. >> the dance party, an important ceremony where we cleanse our self of anything activity. a law regulating that is a serious problem. we want to share with the world our ceremony. >> the music is streamed to an on line audience every night. it means this place can be called a studio, not a club and not in the slightest bit illegal. aljazeera, tokyo. >> time for sports now. we had a little break from the world cup, but there was a certain tennis match, wasn't there? >> absolutely, yeah. with a break in the world cup, it took center stage. djokovic and federer, djokovic winning his second title beating
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federer in five sets. after saturday's one sided ladies match, this couldn't have been more different. it was federer going for his eighth wimbledon title. he made the better start. he took the opening set on a tie break. >> now that djokovic found his form in the next two sets, winning and then 7-6. he had federer on the ropes in the fourth set lead be 5-2. the swiss then showed the fighting qualities that have brought him 17 grand slam tights. he came back to win the fourth set to take the match into a deciding fifth set. djokovic took the final set to reclaim the title and the word number one ranking from rafael nadal.
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14 la one and mercedes driver hamilton has won the british grand prix and closed the gap at the top of the drive standings to just four points. a heavy crash between the 2007 world champion and the massa. the mercedes driver was forced to retire with gear box failure, leaving the race wide open for his teammate, hamilton who powered through the field to win in front of his home crowd. >> the lineup for the world cup semifinals is now complete. argentina booked their spot at the expense of belgium. why the netherlands just edged past costa rica. >> a master stroker gamble that
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wouldn't pay off, that is what fans were pondering when the dutch manager substituted the goalkeeper in injury time after 120 minutes. the netherlands final with costa rica finished at 0-0 after regular time. costa rica already an their knees, the dutch stood tall when it came to penalties. dutch courage paid offer. this was the first, the second sent the netherlands through to the semifinals. this was the scene in amsterdam. [ cheering ] >> they didn't give up hope. to win now, yes! we're still going to the finals.
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we are going to win this! >> they were dancing in the streets of salvador, as well, where the match had taken place. >> it's longer than we expected, but yeah, in the end, it worked out fine, so we feel happy. >> the netherlands are the only team left that hasn't previously won a world cup. argentina stands between them and successive appearances in the finals. the two teams meet on wednesday in sao paulo. >> we are in rio de janeiro watching that game. tell us what you make of the interesting decisions during the penalty shootout. >> the dutch coach is rewarded as a genius by some. his bold moves, we saw how he used the water breaks to turn things around against mexico and now did it with the goalkeepers. no one saw it coming.
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on the night, it worked. brilliant in the penalty shootout, everyone saw that it was a move that had worked and they needed to get past costa rica. what happens now, is a lesson due to be back in goal. i just think that if he was in on this, i've done my job, now you do yourself, now we've got a situation where he hasn't been on the best form, would his confidence be affected. i think it's going to be a tough game against argentina and every little advantage they can get really, you might say they could have got past costa rica quaffed done his best. >> for a full run down, here's our word cup presenter, andy richardson. >> a look at the semifinal lineup, brazil versus germany coming your way tuesday. they have met once before in the
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world cup in 2002. brazil won 2-0. >> wednesday we have the netherlands versus argentina, bricking back memories of the 1978 final inar jen tee argentit game won by argentina. >> you can join our world cup team for our brazil 2014 update, a daily wrap of everything going on at the world cup. it's on air each day at 15:40g.m.t. >> saturday's semifinal was the last of six matches hosted by the city of salvador. the world cup has brought a new stadium and metro system to the city. not everyone there is convinced the changes have been for the better. we report. >> they call the city of
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salvador the beating heart of brazil and it's easy to see why. the passion on show for football this world cup has put any other business in the shadows. but now the tournament is finished, the lights will be thrown upon the legacy fifa left behind. the man responsible for making sure salvador gets what it deserves: >> the world cup started to process of seeing our problems particularly in the big cities and this has helped us start the pros of solving those problems so the world cup will leave a legacy here. >> despite the football carnival, politicians are still not popular here. social services are worse than other parts of brazil and the crime rate is off the scale. the police went on strike here recently and 30 murders took place in just two nights. a high profile local activist, a
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protest organizer and outspoken critic of local government says fifa's visit won't change anything. >> i don't think the tournament will leave any profits to the city. it is the same as when we have carnival here every year. many tourists become brazilians for a short moment and hotels make profits, but the city and society doesn't gain anything. >> take a walk and the receive vastly different opinions. >> the world cup has brought a few changes, but not much. things will never change in brazil. >> the foreigners make big profits, but i have to close my business early during the world cup. >> yes, i think things were a little better in salvador, at least the metro system is now working. it took 16 years to build
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six kilometers of metro system. the trains became operational just before the world cup started. traffic is diabolical, buses the safe method of transport if you can squeeze aboard one and if one decides to stop. most money spent here went towards building this, the stadium. >> football has brought an intoxicating feel-good factor to salvador and that is without question. the debate as to the legacy of the fifa tournament will continue long after the flags have come down, foreign fans departed, t.v.'s lifted back inside and the world moves on. aljazeera, salvador, brazil. >> one of the greatest footballers of all time is said to be in serious but stable condition after suffering a heart attack. the former real madrid star fell ill in spain just days after his
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88th birthday. doctors say the former argentina, colombia and spain international is kept in a coma. he won five european cups and eight spanish league titles and named european player of the year on two occasions. >> italy has captured the overall lead in this year's tour de france after winning the second stage. england is hosting the first three stages of the event with this leg from york to sheffield. monday is the third stage. >> a lot of excitement about the cycling here in the u.k. that is it for this news hour. stay with us. i'm going to be back in a few minutes with more of the day's news. thank you for watching. bye-bye. e-bye.
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