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with. racist manifesto revealed. the web site carrying photos of the man accused of the u.s. church shootings i'm shiulie ghosh live from doha. al jazeera calling for the release of its journalist arrested in germany under a warrant issued by egypt why some say the indian prime minister is bending over backgrounds for political gain and the lucky escape for a british army stunt sky diver
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the fbi is investigating whether a racist manifesto online and a website of dylann roof posing with a handgun burning and spitting on u.s. flags and visiting a confederate cemetery. he is charged with murdering 9 people at a church in south carolina. hundreds joined in a march to remembrance to the church. mourners laying flowers outside the building in charleston. leaders confirmed that it will reopen on sunday for the first service since the shooting. gabriel elizonda has more. >> reporter: raw emotions pouring into the streets in charleston and over south carolina, as people mourn over this terrible massacre that look
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the lift of nine people. people marched in front of the church showing solidarity. people asking to have the confederate flag taken down a flag many associate with a racist period in the country, harkening back to the civil war era. recently it's been associate with the ku klux klan. sunday, this church is planning to reopen for the first time since the shooting promising to be an emotional moment. you drive around the state and you see signs or symbols harkening back to a different period history. >> darryl was shocked with what he saw. he had to take a picture. the confederate flag still flies as part of a memorial on the state house grounds in south
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carolina. days after nine african-americans were killed inside an historic black church. >> the flag was used by the confederate army who sought to succeed. it was later adopted by the white supremist group, the ku klux klan, and the answered shooter, dylann roof posed with it. >> i think it's a symbol of hatred. i think it's disgusting and despicable that we have this flag flying on our state grounds. >> reporter: the flag can only be removed by the state legislature. supporters say keeping the flag flying is about free speech honouring part of history. >> the feeling in charleston fuelled the debate.
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>> i see disrespect. >> strachan firmeman was known for a battle trying to block the civil rights act. there's the issue of current laws. the u.s. attorney-general is investigating the shooting as a hate crime. here in america most states call for tougher sentencing and penalties sentencing and penalties for crimes motivated by hate. not in south carolina, this is one of five states with no local hate crime legislations. many say it's a symbol of a racially segregated past that lives on. >> people who hate, people that have no real tie into humanity. they believe that freedom of speech gives them the right to say anything, and not account for it. we have to change that. >> other residents say race relations here have improvement.
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-- improved. >> i can't speak for black people but we deal in our store for generations with blacks and whites together and have never seen anything but kindness. >> back at the scene of the crime, it's hoped out of tragedy can come healing, racial understanding and an end to symbols that might prevent that an al jazeera journalist has been detained in berlin at the request of egyptian authorities, according to german police the warrant adduces mansour of several times, al jazeera's acting director-general says he's one of the arab world most respected journalists and must be released immediately. >> reporter: mansour was detained at berlin airport, waiting to board a flight to doha. he'll stay in custody.
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german police say he's accused of versal crimes. mann sul says the arrest may have been made during abdul fatah al-sisi's visit to germany. >> i would like to assure you that this case is fabricated and the egyptian coup government is too weak to succeed in bringing the german government into this. mann sul's lawyer says his client's arrest is politically motivated. >> it's inconceivable to have an innocent man. >> reporter: abdul fatah al-sisi oppressed dis-s thousands have been arrested prosecuted and sentenced to death since the president was deposed two years ago. three al jazeera english journalists were wrongly accused of colluding with the muslim
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brotherhood. peter greste was arrested without charge. mansour bahrami and scott fardy, his -- mohammed badr and mohamed fadel fahmy face a retrial. the acting general said in a statement: . >> in 2014, mansour was sentenced in absentia to 15 years in prison by the cairo criminal court on the charm of torturing a lawyer. mansour denied the charges. interpol rejected a request for an international arrest warrant.
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mansour is an outstanding critic. supporters say the arrest is a worrying sign that president abdul fatah al-sisi is extending its grabbing down on dissent. >> 15 fighters in north sinai were killed. 20 were injured in a helicopter raid. the military says fighters were preparing to launch an attack against security forces in the area french foreign minister laurent fabius urged libya and palestine to resume talks, and urged them to restart a french-led initiative. france wants resumption of dialogue for an international support group consistle of arab states. e.u. >> the u.n. secretary-general ban ki-moon welcomed a long-awaited peace deal between
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mali's government and an alliance led by tuareg's rebels. it will be a gator representation for rebels in contested areas. it's hoped it will end decades of unrest. it stops short of giving the full autonomy rebels have been fighting for. >> the people worst affected by the conflict in mali will hope the peace deal will last many live in drought-stricken areas much we have this report on how nomads have been unable to reach grazing land because of fighting. >> reporter: a cow that can't stand up any more doesn't have long to live. this man can't afford to by foder, there's no hay or grass for the cows much he watched helplessly as they have died one by one. two years without rain in this
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part of mali killed his only source of living. a younger nomad is facing the challenge differently. he roams the land along with his family in search of less drought stricken areas. >> we go back and forth between mali and mauritania. we know there's no grass, but we look for green trees. after trips in the scorching heat. mum hammed's wife puts up the tentment the children are hungry and thirsty, so are the cows. they have to wait for the return of an expedition to try to find water. it's fetched by donkeys from far away. far down a well water is found. a camel has to walk hundreds of meters to draw one bucket. nearly half of the people of northern hali live as livestock holders. they've been facing drought
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for years, and three years of fighting compounded the process. many say they have born the brunt between rebels seeking autonomy and the army maintaining control. >> there are better areas for grazing inside mali. the army kills our people. there's no grass in mauritania, our animals are dying here. >> reporter: not far from here inside the border livestock live in a similar condition also affected by drought. >> the tropical region of north-western mallee is a last resort. it receives more rain. they can't go there any more for another reason which is the lack of security. instead the elders cross to mauritania, knowing they won't be able to find grass, but at least they can find security
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still to come on the programme - under the communists orthodox christianity like all of russia's religions were suppressed. no longer now a revived union of conservative church and state is gathering strength. i'm rory challands in moscow. i'll be back later to explain why some are not so happy about this also ahead - from the streets to football field. pakistani children trying to play their way out of poverty. stay with us.
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welcome back, i'm shiulie ghosh. let's remind you of the top stories much the fbi is looking into a racist manifesto written by the man accused of a mass shooting in the u.s. the website shows picture of 21-year-old dylann roof charged with murdering nine people at a black church in south carolina an al jazeera journalist has been detained in berlin at the request of egyptian authorities, according to german police an international warrant accuses mansour of several crimes. al jazeera's director-general said he's one of the world's most respected journalist asking for his immediate release. and a deal between mali's government and tuareg rebels has been signed. it will give greater representation to the rebels in the contested areas. >> people in the iraqi city of tikrit started to return home three months after
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pro-government forces recaptured it from i.s.i.l. they fought a month-long battle. much of the city has been left damaged. jane arraf reports. >> reporter: for displaced iraqi families there's few occasions to celebrate. this trip home is one of them. these people boarded buses for tikrit. the first of what local leaders whom will be a wave of residents. >> my children didn't sleep yesterday out of joy. we don't want anything from the government except stability and peace of mind. >> tikrit was less than 50km from samarra. a journey not made for a year. iraqi forces recaptured the city. there has been so much destruction, some do not have
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homes to return to. for the rest there's nothing except for the roof over their heads. there's no shops or bakeries. this family is the only one on their block to return. >> we couldn't stay on the move forever. we spent a year not knowing where to go. the people embraced us. >> city workers restored electricity, tikrit needs a lot of expensive reconstruction. no one is offering to pay for it. >> it's not just rebuilding. 3 million have been forced from their homes. most will not return until they are reassured that i.s.i.l. will not come back. >> it's not an easy promise to make. the front line returned. the forces make a point of rehoisting a flag on a ring captured from i.s.i.l. last
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week. with so much equipment seized by i.s.i.l. iraqi security forces designed their own vehicles. this rigged up a remote control i.s.i.l. without putting a fighter in danger. the u.s. responded by cautiously increasing their presence sending in advisors to train recruits in anbar. >> these are the sons of tribes they are not new to fighting, it's a different battle. >> reporter: we fought in the old army and fought al qaeda in 2006 2007 and eight. we were victorious. we had the initiative, the weapons and support. now a days i.s.i.l. filled them with explosives. how are we to fight them. >> without the confidence that they can defeat i.s.i.l. few are willing to take the chance of going home. a group linked to i.s.i.l.
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claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack in the yemeni capital sanaa. people outside a mosque used by houthi rebels several others were injured. it's the second attack on sanaa claimed by the group in a week. street battles continue between forces loyal to president abd-rabbu mansour hadi, and houthi rebels. hundred of families have been displaced. union sponsored talks in geneva ended friday without a deal. >> tens of thousands protested in the u.k. against the plans for public spending cuts. road were blocked as protesters marched through london to voice their concerns about austerity measures. russia is officially a secular state. the orthodox church is wielding increasing power over spiritual,
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cultural and political life. the conservative values appear to gel with vladimir putin's stance against the west. rory challands reports from moscow. >> reporter: in the year of 1908, for years, through mongolian invasion and russian mongolian invasion and communist aethiesm. the russian orthodox church sometimes survived. today it is thriving. like its predecessor orthodoxy is seen as fundamental. it is mutual. the vladimir putin era has been called a miracle from god. >> they need each other. battery ark and church gives to vladimir putin additional additional authority. additional legitimacy, yes. the church needs the state
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because they participate in political life. under this patronage, the church's influence strengthened flexing hard and soft power. using the law, orthodox leaders had an opera production, banned for desecrating symbols. the theatre's director were fired. this august, the journey hit the cinemas. it's an animation, a collaboration between the russian orthodox fund and tells the story of a spiritual conversion. and there's this, vladimir it's a vast and controversial statue taking place in the workshop. a powerful church-sponsored symbol of the unity of the orthodox christianity and the state. prince vladimir combined two sides. on one side he was a saint, and
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a baptiser of russia. on the other hand he was a prince. conflictor of lands. two lives, spiritual life and a governmental, military life. so a statute to a collector of lands who happened to be christian on crimea's rocky shores. built during the leadership of a man who collected crimea and returned it to russian rule. they thanked the church for boosting patriotism. a sign they are returning russia to an age-old model where kremlin and church work together. to shore up state power. >> it's impossible to divide russian and orthodox christianity. i don't know what was the first. the basis of russian civilisation was orthodox. orthodox religious traditions. >> nearly two centuries ago russia was defined as a country built on three core principles.
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orthodoxy, autocracy and nationality. russia today is different to the russia of the 1830s. echos of that mission statement remain. they seem to be getting louder. two days of heavy rain in mumbai brought the city to a stand still. a down pour flooded roads and triggered massive traffic jams. we have more. >> reporter: in is how people in mumbai are trailing in the city. it's an improvement from friday. that's when 500mm of rain 10% of the total fell on the city. bringing cars trains and people to a halt. commutes that would normally take 30 to 40 minutes, took four to six hours as everything moved slowly through the water. the day after things aren't much better. yesterday it was raining so heavily. they were not able to go to where we were.
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today they were trying to go. >> limited public transport resumed on saturday. and was clear from the train tracks. officials are asking people to use trains for emergencies only and advise them to stay in doors this weekend. the rain let up. much of the flood water remains, making it a difficult day for people living here. >> there's no cars or taxis, the buses are not stopping. roads are emerged in water. >> this street was flooded after a boulder fell and a damaged station added to the flooding. a high tide alert has been issued for the city. emergency teams and the navy have been asked to be on standby. forecasters expect more rain in mumbai for the next five days. now, one of the big surprises at the world cup was
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pakistan, a country not known for football prowess, backing a bronze medal changed the lives of the young team. promises from the government are yet to be honoured as kamal hyder reports from karachi. >> reporter: after scoring a third position in the street world cup, the pakistani team won admiration not just from here but across the world. most of the children came from broken homes, some with drug addiction problems abandonment, and living rough on the streets of karachi. a city riddled by violence. but it was the efforts of the foundation and a college with three months to train the team to participate in the tournament in brazil. they say they are hopeful that the team will do well in the upcoming july-norway cup well. interestingly, this is an example that street children can
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be rehabilitate if the government and society at large are willing to help them out. >> translation: if the government supports the boys i think they can prove to the world that they can change their lives through sports, like the footballers that went to brazil. >> there has been claims by the government officials, including the government which promised them money. months have passed. nothing is to be seen. none of the children are held by the government at large. >> some promises are fulfilled. many were not. we received a part of the money. >> these children have not just won a great victory or triumph for football, but for the street children of pakistan. >> south korea reported three cases of middle eastern respiratory syndrome. the total number climbed to 169. 25 died so far. it's the biggest outbreak of
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m.e.r.s. since discovered in saudi arabia three years ago. people around the world are celebrating the first international yoga day. hundreds gathered in malaysia's capital kuala lumpur to honour the practice. more than 2,000 yoga enthusiasts struck a pose in taiwan's capital, typi. it was proposed by narendra modi taking pard in a session alongside thousands in new delhi, more than 100,000 camps have been set up across india. opposition is not impressed. >> i or anyone else or congress party leaders and the country's citizens practice in their homes and parks. chances are that some b.j.p. leaders have taken the yoga day as a marketing and advertising tool. a novelist and political commentator says it makes no sense for india to celebrate
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international yoga day on a grand scale. >> yoga has under gone popular secularization over the decades. now you are listening it to a particular culture and party. that's a problem. secondly, when you talk about cohesion, there's an implicit cohesion bureaucrats signalled and asked to come. there are schoolchildren organizations paid a lot of money, not to say it's illegal, but paid a lot of number. considering problems were enormous you wonder whether it makes sense to spend so much funny on celebrating international yoga day. >> secondly we are told that yoga is good for health. here is the government which had a 20% cut in health care in the last financial year. 20 person cut is huge considering that the world's poor are living in india.
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you wonder what it is all about. and an one hand you talk about yoga is good for health on the other, you are cutting financial allocation. there's a bit of a gap there. so in a sense you have to prioritise what you are - in terms of what is - what do people need and i don't think celebrating yoga at a scale will help. apart from the gurus. one of the world's top divers won the red bull cliff fiving series again. reigning champion gary hunt continues a winning streak in denmark on saturday. he's won all four events. blake aldridge finished second, and colombia's orlando duke claimed the third spot. >> a british army parachutist had a lucky escape after his team-mate caught him when his shoot failed to open. the red devils were forming at
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an air show in cumbria when the accident happened. one parachutist captured the other before crashing into the water. both are safe and an investigation has been launched into the incident. more on the web site - aljazeera.com. >> this week on talk to al jazeera james patterson one of the worlds best selling authors. >> first book thomas berryman number was rejected by 31 publishers and i still keep a list of all the editors who rejected it. >> patterson's books have sold more than 300 million copies. the prolific and popular author responds to critics who say he relies too much on

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