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>> hello, and welcome to another news hour of al jazeera from our headquarters in doha. thousands continue to flee from northern gaza as israeli airstrikes target the north. [ protesting ] >> protests condemning the airstrikes around the world. citigroup face $7 billion in fines following an investigation into some prime mortgages.
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after two years the costa concordia is refloated following one of the biggest salvage operations in history. >> and we have all your sport. >> the world cup and perhaps a new era of football dominance. >> thousand was people continue to flee to southern gaza as a conflict enters it's seventh day. casualties are rising. more than 17,000 palestinians are sheltering in u.n. compounds. the palestinian death toll now stands at 173, including 29 children. no israelis so far have lost their lives. let's speak to our correspondents on the ground.
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bernard smith, but first john, you've been to the main hospital in gaza city where many of the wounded have been treated. what did you see? >> reporter: the hospitalness, as you sayhospital, as you say is where they take the more seriously wounded and now it's 100% bombing victims. i spoke to a girl who had been in her house for a couple of days. wanted a breath of fresh air. she was out for five minutes. there was an explosion outside of the door. now she's paralyzed in one arm and one leg. a woman who is a caretaker for the severely disabled. she was in a hospital wh that was struck. she, herself, was severely
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wounded. this is where everyone in the rooms, and it's full, are wounded from the same types of injuries. i talked to a doctor there who said the injuries are quite severe. he came all the way from norway to volunteer there: this is what he had to say. >> the bombs are to destroy offices, and then you have the personal. they contain shrapnel so they contai sustained injuries.
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it'it's a very light balm and very accurate. there are numerous burn injuries. >> so many resources put in to caring for these wounded in air attacks. what is happening for long-term patients. people who need more mundane but no less important hospital care? >> that's one of the tragedies of this incident. they have had to push out the chronic patients, people who are normally in hospitals for long periods of time for things like heart trouble.
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for example, if you have cancer you're no longer sick enough to be in that hospital. that means that people will die for reasons unrelated to this conflict but are actually an indirect cause of it. those patients are out in the streets. many of them without the medication they need. and certainly without the treatment. because the hospital are do busy treating those people from the explosions, from the raids from the air, land and sea. >> john, thanks. live in gaza city. let's bring in bernard smith, who is in southern israel near the border of gaza. calling up tens of thousands of it's reservists suggesting it's preparing for a ground incursion into gaza. what are you seeing and hearing. >> we're along gaza's eastern border. we've had a couple of rockets come in. that's gaza right behind me and
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in the last ten minutes or so the village went off behind me and we saw a rocket come in to the open field. we have spent much of the day driving around this area having a look at signs of israeli military build up, and fields dotted around gaza. you sigh militaryou see military troops being military up about tanks and 6,000 reservists have been told they need to report to duty, and it's this part of israel that they're reporting. no one is telling us that there is going to be a ground offensive, but israeli army is making up a the preparations for one. >> thanks, bernard smith there in southern israel. well, there have been protests around the world condemning the israeli attacks. there is the scene in paris
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where hundreds of people turned out to protest. elsewhere in europe there were over 20 protests in the u.k. and demonstrations in germany, ireland, spain, and norway. protests in india and pakistan, the largest in new delhi and ca karachi, there was a large turn out in hong kong. for the palestinians in the occupied west bank, they haven't been coming out in large numbers. we explain why now. >> reporter: for gazaens living in the west bank life in the past week has been anything but normal. they prepare the family feast every day her heart and mind are with her family under israeli bombardment in gaza. this is one of many daily skype sessions she has. she has not been able to sleep at night because of the way her
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mother describes gaza now. >> it was like it was hit by an earthquake. >> reporter: they joined a rally to express solidarity with gaza. they and hundreds of protesters say that's the least they could do. >> reporter: palestinians along the west bank feel there isn't much they can do to stop the carnage in garza. >> reporter: there have been angry protests marked by
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violence in the occupied west bank. but the palestinian authority has tried to contain protests. it said it does not want to see the west bank dragged into further violence and many agree it would be point ohless. >> to have palestinians killed for actually nothing. >> this is why palestinians are trying to go about their normal lives. they showed up for the world cup final but stressed that does not mean that they don't care about gaza. >> we have to do something to change this routine. >> they say the israeli occupation has left their hands tied.
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they're still looking for pharmacy and hope some day their compatriots in gaza will have that, too. >> well, there is full coverage of the situation in gaza on our website. you'll find updates around the clock. you'll find it at ukrainian officials say they lost contact with a plane. there has been combat against the ukrainian army. what is moscow's reaction to that accusation. >> reporter: well, nothing yet. the russians are staying tight-lipped about this.
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we've had these accusations previously from the ukrainian government. the usual response is to say nothing at all or to deny it. moscow is maintaining that yes, there may be russian citizens fighting in ukraine, but any russian who is there is doing it under his or her initiative, and there is no main official military involvement from russia at all in ukraine. now, i have been talking to analysts here, military analysts, and one of those have said to me that they would not be too surprised if russia was stepping up it's involvement in ukraine. for the main reason that it seems that ukrainian military is getting the upper hand against the rebels and the kremlin feels that the rebel fighting in eastern ukraine is on the verge of military collapse. they are completely dominated by
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the air power of the ukrainian military. and what this analyst was telling me was that the russian government, if it wants to avoid a complete collapse of the rebels have to find some way of redressing that military imbalance. another thing to watch out for is what is being talked about here about events happening over the weekend on the border. russia said there were seven shells that landed in russian territory that came from the ukrainian side, and at the moment russia is trying to work out what it's response to that is going to be. because that could be a fairly handy pretext for the russian government if it so chose to get militarily involved. >> many thanks. live in moscow.
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just to make you aware of news just breaking here on al jazeera. the south african nobel prize winning author, one of the literary world's most powerful voices against apartheid has died. she died peacefully at her johannesburg home in the presence of her children. that's the prize winning author nadine gordimer. we'll have more on her life later on al jazeera. much more to come on this news hour. for the first time, the church of england is voting whether to allow women to become bishops. plus, australian journalists are calling for th to intervene on
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journalists jailed in egypt. and the world cup. celebration in germany live in per lynn. >> the banking citigroup has agreed to pay $7 billion in fines to the u.s. government. it follows an investigation into mortgage backed securities sold by the bank in the lead up to the 2008 crisis. it was charged that citigroup tried to hide the defects of the risky loans. we go to rosalind jordan, ross, what are the basics of this deal. >> reporter: well, analysts had been thinking that perhaps citibank would pay at most $3 billion for basically making the subprime mortgages to u.s. homeowners and then turning around and selling those same
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mortgages in the form of investments to investors who ended up losing a lot of money. this is the u.s. government's effort to hold the major banks in this country accountable for what they say was the reason for what they called the recession. that really effected the global economy. as you said, $7 billion or so total is what citibank will have to pay. $4billion of that will be a fine to the federal government. another $500,000 will go to the u.s. state attorneys general. the legal--the lawyers for the 50 states, and then about $2 billion of that will be used to help consumers who were stuck with mortgages that they could no longer afford because their homes were not worth it. it's a sizable penalty, and there is already some reporting coming in particular for the number of times indicating that the federal government was doing all that it could to hold citibank accountable for what as you suggested were evidence of clear crimes.
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>> yes, you said a lot of money, $7 billion. is anyone going to be pleased with this deal? >> reporter: housing advocates are not going to be pleased with the settlement even though there is a settlement because even though the u.s. government said that it still reserves the right under this deal to prosecute anyone who worked for citibank or it's subsidiaries in connection with the subprime mortgage prices, $2 billion to help people whose homes just aren't worth what they were worth when they bought them in the past decade is a paltry sum of money. it's not only going to those who can't forward their housing any more, it will go to multi family housing. and the fees that will be paid to many who were not a part of the settlement.
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>> opposition fighters in eastern syria, activists say that rebel groups fighting the syrian regime have withdrawn from the city. they say some of them have switched sides. government forces are reported to still control some areas of the oil and gas rich areas. the barrel bomb attacks have killed four people in the city of aleppo. this residential building was destroyed by regime shelling. one child is reported to be among the dead. a police officer has been killed and three missing after an attack on libya's ministr defense ministry headquarters. seven people were killed as armed groups battled. it is preventing the libyan
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president from attending meetings. former general haliftar haft haftar. rallyingly in australia in melbourne to support three al jazeera staff jailed in egypt. mohamed fahmy, bader mohammed, and peter greste were convicted of colluding with the muslim brotherhood. charges they rejec re and
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al jazeera reject. >> journalism is not a crime. journalism is not terrorism. yet, that's exactly what peter and his colleagues have been found guilty of and sentenced to long jail terms in a cairo prison. as we have done many times before we say once more we urge prime minister tony abbott to personally contact president al sisi and respectfully ask for the release of all journalists locked away for their participation in journalism. >> the costa concordia has been lifted to be moved. >> reporter: this shipwreck has been an unwanted addition to the
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landscape. last september it was hauled on to a platform to sit up right. now it is afloat once more. and in the next few days it will be toa towed away for scrapping. >> we will all be very happy when it goes away. for us this is a moment of joy. naturally there is the sorrow. we'll never forget what happened, but the fact that the operation will be successful will make us happy. >> reporter: the operation is believed to be costing billions of dollars and is the largest maritime salvage in history. earlier this month the authorities released underwater footage of the vessel. the calmness now belies the trauma of when it sank.
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>> they have been waiting for two years for this position, and now the time has come, so monday we'll pick it up and move. >> reporter: the captain of the costa concordia is on trial for manslaughter causing a shipwreck, and abandoningship. he denies the charges. some environmental groups have expressed concerns that salvaging the vessel could damage the ecosystems here. but the people just want it gone. dominick cane, al jazeera. >> july 14th is bastille day in france, the anniversary of the revolution. troops from dozens of nations join the ceremony in special tribute to mark 100 years since the start of the first world war. we were there and watched the proceedings in paris. >> reporter: we've seen various divisions from france's armed forces make their way along the
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root as they have done since 1915. it marks the point back in 1789 when revolutionaries stormed the bastille prison. and it gave birth to the modern french republic. this year celebrations are bigger than years gone by. this day marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the world war. one country algeria has found itself facing a lot of controversy and protest from france's right wing front party who say it's far too early to allow algeria to take part in this parade. after th the colonial war between algeria and france that
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eventually brought algeria. >> now news of a typhoon heading to the philippines. we have the details from meteorologist. >> meteorologist: you see this massive cloud slowly making it's way further east. we have a big area of high pressure that is slowing things down if anything. but this miracley weather will continue to drive it through. tuesday, cool enough. struggling to get up into double figures. then as you go on in the middle parts of the week, victoria up
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to coastal areas of no south wells. further north i thinked intoing will be localized. we have this massive cloud rolling its way to the philippines. this is the typhoon with winds at 130 kilometers or so. it will round up to 150. the winds picking up at the bottom end hurricane equivalent. plenty of flooding certainly a possibility here over the next couple of days. some parts seeing over 400 millimeters of rain. >> thanks. now for the first time in its history the church of england will vote on whether to allow women to become bishops. the archbishop said he's hopeful that the move will be approved but a vote alone does not guarantee that the change will happen. as emif a haywood now reports from york.
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>> reporter: at st. mary's church, it is in full song led by reverend katherine jackson. she was one of the first women to be ordained 20 years ago. but katherine like other women in the church of england cannot become a bishop stopped by the stained glass cerealing. >> holding back from the ministry of the church, really, when we're only using the gifts and talents of half of the population. >> reporter: in york the church is the ruling body is debating whether to bring it into line with other anglican churches. >> reporter: it has been down this road before. in 2012 they thought many would vote in favor of women bishops but in the end they were narrowly defeated. for what some called a crisis and left those campaigning for
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train deeply disappoint ohed but determined to fight on. >> because i think we look ridiculous. i think god has been calling us on this road for a long time, and we need to get on with it. >> reporter: but traditionalists within the church refuse to budge claiming their argument is based on theology. >> in preliminary i believe the bible teaches that men and women were created equal but different, and that god has different roles for us in the church family and the family. so for me the bishop represents a role that i think is designed for a man. >> reporter: what happens in this medieval city this week could determine the path the church takes, whether it chooses to stay in the past or move forward. >> and joining us live from that ancient city of york. emma, what's happening now? how long before the vote? >> reporter: well, that is the
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$60 million question. it could be any time this afternoon or evening. we did hear a bell go, which means that the members of the general need to get back for the debate. we saw the archbishop go in just a few moments ago. the debate will go on this afternoon. this morning it was very measured. it's very polite. it's nothing like you would expect to see in the house of comments. everyone being very polite. respectful, talking about the love in this big christian family. but it did seem from where i sat in the chamber there were more people standing up and saying yes, they will back this vote than people staning up and saying no, they will not back this measure. but i think adrian it's fair to say that nobody here is taking it for granted because last time around 20 months ago they expected it to go through and it failed. so it could really be down to the wire. >> so is this about bringing the
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church into the 21st century? or is it about righting a wrong? >> reporter: well, i think a lot of people will see this as one of the biggest changes if it goes through in the church of england, and it is about modernizing this very, very old church. a lot of people are critical saying it does not reflect modern society. if a man and woman in the u.k. go up against each other for a job, they have to be judged not on their gender but their skill. a lot of people believe that should extend to the church, and women should play a more key role in the leadership of the church. that said, though, those people who are against it are very much sticking to their grounds saying that this cannot happen on theological grounds. >> emma hayward, reporting live from york. we're approaching the midway point on this news hour. plenty more still to come,
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though. christian groups in china accuse their government of launching an anti-religion campaign. we'll tell you why. under fire we ask why arab governments aren't standing up for the people of gaza like they have in the past. and in sport brazil's world cup comes to an end along with the reign of their football coach. we'll hear the details in 15 minutes. @
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>> you around 17,000 palestinians have left gaza as israel continues to pound the territory for the september 11th day. it's missed thousands--it's amassed thousands of troops along it's board. it's--border. 173 people have been killed so far. separatists claim that planes have been shot down near the russian border but a spokesman said one cargo plane is missing. citigroup has agreed to pay a $7 billion fine to the u.s. government. the bank down played the risk of mortgages in the lead up to the 2008 financial crisis. events in gaza have been muted compared to previous years. they said they will fight israel but they may end up having less support to do so.
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we explain why. [ crying ] >> reporter: a father mourns his child who was killed in an airstrike in gaza. he's one of the many palestinians caught in a new cycle of confrontation between hamas and israel. many have been killed and homes destroyed. but unlike 2008 and 2012 when israeli offensives in gaza triggered an uproar in the arab world, there have been fewer shows of solidarity from arab government this time. on monday arab foreign ministers will meet in cairo to come up with an united response to the conflict. but that's unlikely to happen. >> the situations in the arab world now during this war is different from the situations of
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the arab world in the region in previous similar roles. the arabs now are very busy with themselves, and there are much more number of casualties in surrounding arab countries than what is happening in gaza. that's why the palestinian-israeli conflict and the palestinian cause is no longer as prominent as it used to be in the arab world. >> reporter: egypt, which has traditionally brokered israeli-hamas conflicts has not had a good relationship with the palestinian group recently. cairo accuses hamas being the armed branch of the banned muslim brotherhood. it also says hamas supports armed groups fighting egyptian troops in the sinai. and hamas' ties with its staunch apply in the region syria have severely deteriorated. the 2011 up rising against
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president bashar al-assad was a turning point. hamaed expressed support oh for its rebels, and the syrian government considered the support for the rebels a betrayal. iran was also critical of hamas' political shift. reports suggest hamas and iran are working on rebuilding ties. tehran has for many years been hamas main military and financial backer. but there is still support in the region. scenes like this growing civilian casualties and massive destruction in the gaza strip betwee, there is anger over
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what is happening in gaza. al jazeera. >> the third time in six years the conflict has broken out between israel and hamas. in 2008 israel's prime minister was criticized for ordering raids on gaza in attempts to weaken hamas. four years later israel began a series of targeted airstrikes, one of which killed hamas' top leader. the group later warned prime minister benjamin netanyahu that the occupation had opened the gate of hell. this latest operation has been seen as the effort to create division between the governments. we go to senior writer for gulf news, did the israelis actually need to create division between hamas and fattah? the palestinian authority. they may have announced a
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government but they have not yet put their differences asaad, have they? >> they have not, but this is not the first time that the israelis have tried to take sam of differences that exist between palestinian authority and hamas. i think there are a variety of dinner reasons. not just the fact that the arab world is pre-occupied fo, but israel itself is going through dramatic changes. all of this is coming together, and prime minister netanyahu has decided to take advantage of the kidnapping and murder of three young men. >> wait just a minute. why would prime minister benjamin netanyahu take advantage, as you say? >> reporter: well, because certainly he will like to change the subject very much on the internal level. he has a variety domestic problems he has to address.
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israel, even though it's a very wealthy country. it has very high per capita income of $32,000, it is the number one country of the develops countries with the highest percentage of poverty anywhere in the developed world, 20%. therefore when you talk about security you change the subject. that's one reason. another reason is the fact that they would like to take advantage of the differences that exist between prime minister--i should say president abbas and prime minister of the hamas leadership and others. therefore, he's trying to prevent the unity government of trying to get ahead. and frankly hamas had no interest in kidnapping these young men. and denies that it kidnapped these three young men but it was something that they were not interested in. >> to what extent could this have the effect of driving the palestinian authority, fattah
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and hamas closer from the fact israel is attacking gaza. >> reporter: it should bring them closer but internal troubles is nothing new. these troubles have been going on for years and years. at this time the palestinians, whether it's hamas, they will have no choice but to continue with the resistence. at the end of the day this is about land. they're fighting about their lapped. they're not finding political power. on the opposite side the israelis are also trying to become relevant in the rest of the arab world because it's relevance has essentially disappeared in so you. both sides have something to gain. where all rules of international law are being broken. but as i said this is nothing
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new. >> many thanks, indeed. >> thank you. >> two car bombs have killed six people in the iraqi capitol. it became after parliament failed to break a deadline over forming a new government. deep divisions are hampering the pick of a new president, prime minister and speaker of the house. >> one of iraq's most well-known figures but he's highly controversial. because of how inclusive his message is. unlike others such as iraq's who has called on its followers to take up arms against sunni rebels fighting government forces in the north, he believes that both sunnies and shia should unite to get rid of the source of iraq's recent problems. prime minister nouri al-maliki.
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>> following the decree that shia must wage war, there was an attempt to get the name to the call. he rejected this saying he could not never support such a decision. to do so would drive iraq into a deadly civil war. >> reporter: but that's proving to be a dangerous position to take. [ gunfire ] >> reporter: on july 1st iraqi forces stormed alhassney's compound. people were tortured and killed. in this video of the attack soldiers mock this man who is barely alive. where is you're ma'am now, they taunt. the position to prime minister al maliki has often been portrayed as sectarian with focus on groups fighting in the north pitched against the support base. however, for many in iraq
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pickerly among those proposed fought government, they say it's the result of iraq's problem an it is not a reason behind it. >> alhasseny believes that iraq's problems are not sectarian. there are shia who oppose the government's policies. >> reporter: until just a kne few days ago he was a governor with over 2 million residents. >> through the past year particularly in recent weeks it became clear that mali ca maliki's government was killing his own people. >> alhasseny is in tieing afte
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saying what they need now is a government that calls for team work. >> prosecutors in china are filing charges with links bribery. they're accused of selling personal information about chinese citizens. they have been hired by the company as investigators. glaxosmithkline is facing allegations that it bribed chinese doctors and officials to use its products. christian groups in the eastern country say they will guard their churches against an official anti-religious campaign. local governments are forcebly removing crosses from the tops of church or in some up stances destroying them all together.
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but they say the size. >> reporter: praying for the protection of the cross on top of their church from the local authorities. just to be church they also have ton of red sox and two cop tap tapers brocking the front gate. scores of people young an wold sleep in the church around the clock. >> i don't know why we're a threat to them. we love our country. we love our church. we follow the law. we have freedom of religion. >> with the churches nearby there is evidence of crosses being removed for being to conspicuous. the authorities denial gas
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stations. christians here suspect they're being targeted because their religion itself is becoming too big. [♪ singing ] >> reporter: christians make up 15% of the population in this part of the province, and congregations are growing by 10% to 20% annually. they have been spend more money on grander churches and bigger crosses in a country that is it cancally atheist and is wary of anything that might undermine the ruling money nice party. this church was replaced it's cross with a bigger persian. it did not escape this purge. >> there was no reason given to us. they said the provincial bosses wanted the crosses to be remov removed. >> church leaders say it amounts to persecution. >> as chinese citizens we're meant to have human rights, but we actually don't have anyone. they won't listen to us and do
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whatever they want. >> as this stand up continues construction on many new churches has been halted. in those that have recently been completed, part of daily virgil wondering if the wrecking ball will come it's way. >> just ahead here on the news hour married couples only, we'll report in india on a law that restricts access to surrogascy.
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>> hello again. surrogacy is big business in india where thousands of foreigners head over there every year to have babies. but it's illegal for same-sex couples and single parents, among others. >> reporter: sophia and graham are every bit the doting parents. after years of trying to conceive naturally, and cycles of failed treatments in britain they finally have a baby boy. five months ago an indian woman gave birth to luke by surrogacy. >> she's done an amazing marvelous thing for us, to help us have a child is a gift tha that--i'm sorry.
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it's a gift that you don't expect someone else to give you. >> reporter: like the barkers, thousands of foreigners and indians pay for surrogacy every year in an attempt to better regulate the multi million dollar industry india's previous government announced rules to protect the rights of surrogates and parents. but some rules are controversi controversial. >> reporter: one of the rules is that gay couples and people who are single are banned. many doctors are outraged. this doctor has delivered 2,000 surrogate babies. many for foreign same-sex couples and similar parents. only foreigners are affected
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because they need to verify their marital status while applying for visas. >> there was a time when we did not accept--i would say, what's that. the world is evolving. people are accepting. >> reporter: india's new government did not respond to our request for an interview but rights activists say the party's visit ideology means they're unlikely to reverse the rules. >> you're looking at the practical to be optimistic about. in reality they have stood against, they have stood in the opposite side speaking against gay rights. >> for the barkers india and it's thriving surrogacy business has made their dreams come true. many argue that the country should be as welcoming to other loving parents.
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al jazeera, new delhi. >> the south africa anti-apartheid arthu author nadine gordeimer has died. she was 90. time now for sport. here is robin. >> germany are preparing to make a triumphant return home from brazil after being crowned world championship. they became the first european side to win a world cup in south america. >> the world's most famous football stadium the venue for the sport's biggest game. germany started its world cup final nervously. with a misguided header, and missing a chance for argentina. the same play had the ball in
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the net minutes later. this effort rightly ruled off side. and germany looking dangerous and argentina hanging on. missed opportunities remained the theme of the second half even as messi joined in, and the final was heading into extra time. those extra minutes for argentina passing up the chance to become a national hero. instead, it was taken by mario gotze of germany. 1-0 the final score, germany world championships for a fourth time. >> and as we heard from the report, four world cups for germany, but the first as a reyo reunified nation.
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in 1954, west germany. and in 1974, west germany against netherlands. and in 1990 west germany. we're live in the german capitol of berlin, and the partying continued way into the night. give us a sense of how fans are feeling after the world cup trial. >> reporter: as you say, robin, the celebrations went into the small hours of monday morning. we're anecdotally hearing there has been a large degree of absenteeism for obvious reasons. we're here in central berlin where there were over 300,000 people estimated where i'm standing last night watching the game on the screen behind me. a certain amount of relief,
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fatigue and expectation for the team arriving home we understand that the team will leave brazil to begin that journey back to germany. there will be a big celebration on tuesday when they arrive here. >> we'll talk about those events on tuesday shortly, but is there a feeling among germany fans that this team can dominate the sport on an international level for years to come? >> reporter: i think there is, robin, and i think there is good reason for that. this victory is a culmination of years of effort. bearing in mind back in 2000 germany were woeful in the championships that year. the team that won the world cup last night was the basis of a germany under 21 championship winning team, which has now been coached to maturity effectively. many players are still in their 20s, and they still have in
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excess 50 caps some of them. and the way the jeremy system has been set up the base the bundesliga puts the emphasis on homegrown talent, it has put the german football association one off in good stead. i don't think this will be an one off. >> are there plans for teams coming home from brazil. >> reporter: the fans will open at 7:00 a.m. local. the team arrived at 07 gmt. they'll arrive for the party at 09 g and the party will go on until 15 g. that's six hours of partying. tomorrow there is another supportly working day, but i think berlin will come to a
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stand still again. >> there was some con stillalation for argentina. the beaten finalist despite messi winning the golden ball. he scored four goals during the tournament. and how about the golden boot. columbia's rodriguez. scoring six goals in five matches as h. and thomas muller of germany with five goals. a 7-1 loss to germany in the semi times followed up by a defeat by the netherlands in the third place playoff. leaving brazil with back-to-back losses for the first time.
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the fifa football association is expected to make an announcement in the coming hours. and for all the latest from the world cup, the post world cup final head to www.aljazeera.comsport. there are opinion pieces looking back at the world cup. we'll have details of how to interact with the tales that are using twitter and face become. it's that's it for now. >> robin, many things, indeed. that will do it for this news hour. the day's top stories straight ahead on al jazeera. please stay tuned. before we go i'll leave you with some of the most striking images since israel began its airstrikes on gaza seven days ago. thanks for watching. bye for now. [ explosion ]
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>> tonight, a life saving new drug... >> it blocks hiv from reproducing >> but some gay activists are opposed >> there's a potential the risk of infection increases... >> an america tonight special report only on al jazeera america president obama goes to texas, but not to the border as members of his own party worry the immigration crisis could turn into his katrina. i'm antonio mora, welcome to "consider this", that story and more ahead. . >> the white house is preparing to ask congress for $2 billion in emergency relief. >> it's our view that that's likely that most of those kids will not qualify for humanitarian relief.