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>> every tuesday night. >> i lived that character. >> go one on one with america's movers and shakers. >> we will be able to see change. >> gripping. inspiring. entertaining. talk to al jazeera. only on al jazeera america. >> hello there welcome to the news hour. i'm nick clark live from doha. coming up in the program: >> four days after a gunman shot dead nine people at a church in the united states, worshipers gather for the first time. >> al jazeera calls for the release of its journalist under a warrant issued by egypt. we'll be speaking to his lawyer. >> the world marks the first national yoga day but the idea
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isn't sitting well with everybody. >> i'm in baku where in and azerbaijan, pressure for women to have sons could affect society. >> first to the united states with a church that was the site of a deadly shooting reopened four days after gunman killed the pastor and eight others. worshipers are back at emanuel african methodist episcopal church in south carolina, police investigating a link between the gunman and a racist manifesto found on line. he confessed to the shooting, treated as a height crime. he's been charged with nine counts of murder and the governor of south carolina will push for him to get the death penalty. we have a reporter live outside the church. a deeply emotional day. what's happening right now?
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>> that's right a very good morning to you nick, from charleston, south carolina where it's a little after 9:00 a.m. local time here. we've seen parishioners stream in to take their seats for this sunday service that we expect to begin within the next 20 minutes or so. it is the first time the church has been opened up to parishioners since that terrible shooting, so it promises to be a very emotional day here. also investigators continue to take a close look at that manifesto that was posted on line on a website that is owned by dylann roof. this is a manifest toe with a litany of grievances against the african-american community and also racial statements. so far, they have not confirmed that roof has admitted to writing that, but we're watching
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that very closely, as well. >> this event has put a great deal of focus on certain symbols of race in the state jewel that's absolutely right here in the deep south. over 1,000 people in the state capitol and columbia, about a two hour drive from here were protesting against the confederate battle flag, which many people here say is symbolism that needs to be taken down. >> he was shocked with what he was seeing so had to take a picture of it. the confederate flag still flies on the state ground in south carolina. just days after nine african-americans were killed allegedly by a white man with racial grievances. the flag was used by the confederate army to fought to secede from the u.v. for among
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other things to keep slavery. it was later adopted by the white supremacist group the coup clubs clan and dylann roof posed with it in photos seen on line. >> it's a symbol of hatred. it's disgusting. it's despicable that we still have this flag flying on our state grounds. the flag can only be removed by the state legislature. some say keeping it flying is about free speech. the killings in charleston have fueled debate. >> i see disrespect. i see racism. >> on the other side of the capitol is a monument honoring former senator strom thurmond. known for his battle to try to block the 1964 civil rights act that gave blacks the right to share public facility with
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rights. the u.s. attorney general is investigating the shooting as a possible hate crime but here in america most states have additional statute that call for tougher sentencing and penalties for crimes motivated by hate, but not here in south carolina. this is one of only five states with no local hate crime legislation. many here say it's another symbol of a racially segregated past that still lives on. >> people who hate, people who 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 have improved. >> i can't speak for a black person but we've been dealing here in our store for generations dealing with blacks and whites together, and we've never seen anything but, you know kindness.
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>> back at the scene of the crime, mourners hoping that out of tragedy can come healing and a better racial understanding and an end to any symbol that is might prevent that. back outside the emanuel african methodist episcopal church, people continue to take up for the mass that will start in 20 minutes or so. there are some that are glad to be back here, a sign that they are trying to get over this terrible tragedy and begin the healing process. other parishioners part of this church for decade now say it's too soon. they're going to attend church service at different church services. this is the scene out here. it's a very solemn scene as this community tries to regroup just four days after that terrible massacre. >> we'll be back with you as that service gets underway. thank you very much indeed for the time being.
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>> an al jazeera journalist has been detained in berlin. he is one of the arab world's most respected journalists. >> he was detamed at berlin airport as he waited to board a flight to doha. he'll stay in custody until he appears before a judge on monday. german police say he is accused of committing several crimes. he said his arrest may have been part of a secret deal made during egyptian president sisi's recent visit to germany. >> unfortunately the german authorities are handle this in a very suspicious manager raising questions on its involvement and how they are clap rating with the military regime in egypt. i'm sorry to hear the lawyer telling me that there is a possibility that there may have been a secret deal that is related to me personally bailed on sisi's recent visit to
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germany. >> hills lawyer said his client's arrest is politically motivated. >> it is inconceivable to arrest an innocent man. he was just doing his job. he has two leading programs on al jazeera. >> sisi has such pressed dissent in egypt. may not have been prosecuted and in some cases sentenced to death since in the mohamed morsi was deposed two years ago. two al jazeera journalists were accused of being with the band group muslim brotherhood. one was released, two others face a retrial. >> the networks acting general said in a statement the crackdown on journalists by egyptian authorities is well known. our network is the arab world's most watched has taken the brunt of this. other countries must not allow
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themselves to be tools of this media oppression, least of all those who respect freedom of the press, including germany. he is a respected journalists and must be released immediately. man cell was charged and denied charges. egypt's request for an arrest warrant for him was ignored. his supporters say his arrest is a worrying sign that president sisi is extending his crackdown on dissent beyond egypt's borders. >> the arab organization human rights in the u.k. has condemned mansours arrest and questions how germany can reconcile the
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arrest. the organization says man sour's proved interpol did not have a warrant for his arrest. let's take this on beat now to patrick from berlin. he's one of the lawyers represented represented mansour? >> he is still in preliminary custody here in berlin. we still have hearings to go. we had a hearing today which was only a formality was only about reading the arrest warrant getting the formalities done but not a material decision about their content of the arrest warrant issued. >> right so he is accused of
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committing several crimes, but do we know what exactly? >> well, we do know what, although it is very narrow, hardly containing any facts. seems like there is a political connection on egypt's side and that for some reason, authorities follow it up on the arrest warrant. there is some questions wide open that we need answers. >> if the egyptians did ask for this arrest to happen, did germany have to comply under international law? >> not necessarily. they do have to comply with there's a real fact for the crimes committed but as far as i can tell, from the files that i know, i really cannot
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comprehend how this could have happened. >> what is the next step? >> next step is there will be a lot of talking with the general prosecutor's office and also the court tomorrow and we're hoping that combined with political pressure he is going to be out of custody as soon as possible. >> that's patrick, one of mansour's lawyers. >> still ahead on this news hour, how the war in syria is affecting the minority community. community.
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the afghan taliban seized control of a district in the northern kundu province. jennifer glasse has more now from kabul. >> this is the front line, afghan army and police are one side of the river the taliban on the other. the taliban controls the district just a few kilometers from dundu city. it's the first time they have seized an entire district. this is the first year afghan forces are fighting on their own without nato support and they are struggling. >> we don't have air support. we don't have proper weapons only f-16s and you fire three bullets and the gun jams. we will fight the taliban until the last drop of blood.
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>> it is home toe thousands of families who fled from nearby villages when the taliban started fighting in the province in april. it came hours after a roadside bomb killed people in southern afghanistan, many of them children. >> those killed in this incident were my family members including my nephews my niece and my brothers' wives. >> no one has claimed responsibility for this attack but the taliban routinely plants bombs along roads. the taliban attacked a police checkpoint in central afghanistan, killing six police officers. as ramadan begins, the taliban is intense filing attacks keeping pressure on afghan forces and the government. al jazeera kabul. >> the saudi-led coalition launched new airstrikes against houthis in aden. street battles have continued
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between forces loyal to adou rabbo mansour hadi and houthis in taiz. >> u.n. sponsors talks in geneva between the warring factions collapsed on friday. >> the community in the hada community fear for their lives. only one escape route remains open in syria. at least 20 were killed in idlib. there are 1.5 million cruise. they are viewed at her particulars by al-qaeda and
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isil. let's speak to a researcher specializing in religious minorities and author of the book druze in israeli. you've written of the extremely worrying development. sum up for us how you view their current predicament right now. >> well, the jews in sir are a are in a very critical situation under pressure from many sides. we have seen massacres recently happen in idlib province. that in the province. there is a very critical situation which you already mentioned, which means on the syrian controlled side.
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>> it's a very difficult position they're currently in. there are suggestions that israel is collaborating with al-nusra. can you explain how that would be given that zeal said they will come to the rescue of the druze. >> i would say that there is no proof of israel directly cooperating. there is -- there are credible rebels of israel with rebel forces, but they don't know if they are with nusra. given that, it's very hard to imagine how israel will establish a safe zone in the heights, because i am not assuming that rebels among the nusra are they ok. >> would you say that israel will intervene? >> probably israel will have to
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do something. the pressure on israel now is enormous on the government. they are under heavy pressure by the public here and by their own communities. druze in israelis have staged massive protests over the last weeks and demanding israel to intervene for the druze. it's mainly about the area directly on the ceasefire line, and where this village is under heavy mortar shelling and here they are demanding intervention. >> thanks very much indeed for your expertise and speaking to us there. >> israel said a palestinian stabbed a border policeman in
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the neck. he shot his attacker and both men are in serious condition in hospital. >> the french foreign minister has warned israel and the palestinians that the stalemate in peace talks risks setting the middle east conflict ablaze. he was speaking from cairo where he spoke to president al sisi trying to promote a french led piece initiative. he is scheduled to meet president abbas and prime minister bennett on sunday. >> the israel palestinian issue is one of the main reasons for my visit. i proposed the french vision which includes three main ideas firstly to exert our maximum efforts for the parties to continue negotiations. the idea is not for us to make peace, but to push the parties to make that peace possible. >> al shabab gunman attacked a security base in the capitol.
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the interior ministry said government forces have taken back the base and all four attackers were killed. he said no security forces died. >> u.n. secretary general ban ki-moon has a long awaited peace deal but many rejected the deal and are calling for a corrective revolution. they say the agreement doesn't address the demands for a real autonomy and rights. the algerian brokered treaty was signed. it will be monitored by the international community including france. the spokesman of the youth movement for justice and equality says the peace deal doesn't stress the core of the problems. >> it doesn't address the main problems. that's why we're actually asking for police autonomy.
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the problem has been going for many decades and each 10 years they raise up against the mali government and sign again the agreement but it's failed again. i think if the international community and countries in the region and mali itself wants to address this problem it has to be solved from its roots from the problem from the main core, because the problem is not only to sign a peace agreement and after 10 years or two years again, you have got similar problem. the main problem is to have their own independent state in the north because in 1960's, they were forced to join mali and since then, they have been in revolution each two years. this is not the solution for the problem. it is to give them their own state. many many people died for it and
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many have been fled into refugees and comes. we have got almost 40,000 suffering from all kinds of margin amization of that kind. the main solution is to sox the problem is to give them their own state. >> many of those affected by the conflict in kali live in drought stricken areas and in risk of starvation. we have a report on the nomads who have been unable to reach grazing lands because of the fighting. >> a cow that can't stand up has little chance to live. this man can't afford to buy fodder and there is no hey or grass here for his cows to graze on. he has watched helplessly as they died one by one. two years without rain here have
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killed the only source of living. a younger nomad is facing the challenge differently. he looks for less drought stricken areas. >> we go back and forth between mali and mauritania searching for grazing land. we know there is no goose but we at least look for green trees. >> in the scorching heat, his wife puts up the family tent again. their children are hungry and thirsty and so are the young cows. they all 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 work hundreds of meters to draw just one bucket. nearly half of the people of northern mali still live like this. they've faced severe drought for years and three years of
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fighting has compounded their problems. the arab people of this area say they have born the brunt of the war between rebels seeking autonomy and the mali army trying to maintain control. >> there are better areas for grazing further inside mali, but the army there kills our people. there is no grass in mauritania. our animals are drying here. >> not far from here on the mauritania side of the border, there is a similar condition also severely affect by drought. >> the sub tropical region of northwestern mali used to be the place of last resort, because it used to receive more rain. they can't go there because of the lack of security. >> instead it's mali elders who cross into mauritania knowing they won't find grass but at least they can find security. al jazeera on the mali-mauritania border. >> heavy rain in new zealand has
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caused major flooding in the lower parts of the island. overnight rains caused a river to flood homes and roads. there have been no deaths reported so far. the levels have now stabilized. richard's here with the weather and what is the situation right now? >> it should be getting better now, nick. it had fast rain particularly on the western side, 300 millimeters of rain in the space of 24 hours. this is a current satellite picture and as you can see the clouds are moving that and running up through there. the main issue now is going to be temperatures. we could well see extremely low temperatures developing over the next few nights. >> they estimate that it could drop as low as minus nine and
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that would probably be a record for this time of year. low temperatures here in the arabian peninsula. hour main hazard is high temperatures and dust. not to do with the circulation in the arabian sea. that is fairly stationery. that we'll keep an eye on that. we've got a five day shmalblowing at the moment. >> very hot here, but we quite like it, don't we, nick. >> goodness me, no we don't. thailand strengthened it's anti trafficking laws trying to curb the ivory trade and prove to the international body that it's crackdown is making progress.
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we have this report from bangkok. >> from huge tusks to small sculptures thousands across thailand registered their ivory the weight documented, 150 tons of it. it was part of a month long amnesty program earlier in the year under the countries new ivory act that started in january. african ivory is illegal in thailand. if people register their goods they will not be charged. >> thai people believe elephants are sacred and that ivory is sacred. we started with registration. >> trade ration ivory is legal but it takes and expert with scientific equipment to determine the difference between asian and african ivory. >> they play a large role in regional culture.
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only makes sheen male elephants grotesque. african ivory makes its way here. the demand is much larger than the supply. >> freeland is a nonprofit organization that works to expose and combat illegal wildlife trafficking. they feel there should be a totally ban on ivory trade in thailand because it's difficult to tell the difference and it's a trade that's booming. >> we are seeing this growing demand in luxury items that are often wildlife product and often products from endangered species. because they're endangered, they're harder to get and have the highest prices. >> some hope it will reduce the slaughter of elephant but side step blame. >> we don't know the story behind the ivory we buy someone wants to sell it, we buy it. we don't know if elephants were
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killed for their tusks. you can't blame the buyers. >> thailand is used as a pass through country for regional trade. in the last three months, seven tons of african ivory was seized. activists feel this i also a step down the path to curb supply. some feel if the desire is not reduced through awareness the supply will continue to find its way to those who believe prestige can be purchased. al jazeera bangkok. >> still ahead on al jazeera mexico's ghost houses, how affordable homes meant for the working class are turned into a den of crime. >> going from bad to worse why brazilians are losing faith in their national football team.
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>> you're watching al jazeera. here's a reminder of the top stories. >> that the lord has made. >> this is the scene right now britishers back in the emanuel african methodist episcopal church in the state of south carolina, the first time the church reopened its doors since a gunman killed the pastor and eight others four days ago in charleston. >> al jazeera is calling for the immediate release of its journalist mansour detained in berlin at the request of the egyptian authorities. he says there may have been a secret deal to secure his arrest during a recent visit by egypt's president to germany. >> mali's government and rebels
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signed a peace deal to give the rebels greater representation but not full autonomy. >> earlier greek ministers including the finance minister arrived at a crucial cabinet meeting in athens. monday's summit is seen as one of the last chances to keep greece from defaulting on its loans and possibly he leaving the euro zone. >> that you says marched in france in support of greece. athens has to repay $1.8 billion that it owes the i.m.f. by the end of the month. hate to strike a deal with creditors by then to a debt bailout funds to repay the i.m.f. >> let's beat now to vicky price, economic advisor in the
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economic center. what are your expectations for monday? >> i think the groups are trying everything they can for security. i think the population in greece has lost patience, for quite some time, they were rubber stamping but now are seeing what the implications of this have been, falling g.d.p., greek back in recession in other words no sign of any light at the end of the tunnel and what they really want is to move back to normality even if it's a move towards austerity. he realizes that a deal is absolutely essential before the end of this month. >> do you think the creditors will see enough for the impasse to be broached. >> i think of in the shorter perhaps not. i believe the greece already put something forward not just through the telephone calls but they have been sitting together as you reported before, and
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trying to put back some proposals, which we now understand may not be that far in terms of overall sums that are likely to be cut in raising extra taxes than what the creditors have been demanding. whether the details are the right once, the cuts and reforms fall if the right areas is a very different issue. we may see tough negotiations all through the night tomorrow. >> it's not just an economic issue, it's turned seriously political all around, isn't it? >> injure absolutely right. what's been going on is that the greeks have been gone, the prime minister went to the russians. he had a meeting with putin the other day. the russians have made some declaration that they are ready to perhaps help. we'll see if that materializes, there's that element. le whole geo politics are very important, so throwing greece out of the e.u. and european
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union will have repercussions. it's not just the difference of half a billion or billion which is tiny in relation to everything else going on, it's really whether the europeans will feel that anyone is following the rules set up and if greece doesn't follow the rules, they have to worry about the rest of the euro zone. >> with president putin in the background, do you think russia will be a player? >> he is extending his influence in that region. with cypress it had to go for a bailout a couple of years ago they had gone to the russians, who did something in terms of supporting the banking system but when they asked for a proper bailout from them, the russian said very sensibly, well, we want conditions, as well, just like the europeans would want, so in the end it was take it or leave it from europe that convinced cypress it had to go with the europeans. so the russians do not want to lose an awful lot of money but
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of course things have changed geo politics have changed since so who knows their interests right now. >> the french president francois hollande has had a joint news con convince with the prime minister and said talks and negotiations must continue so that agreement is reached. we'll see how it all pans out tomorrow, thank you very much indeed for your perspective on this. let's take you back to the u.s. state of south carolina where a church service is underway at the emanuel african methodist episcopal church.
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i didn't have us a sense of how the community has been dealing with this appalling event. >> very solemn scenes both inside the church behind me and outside, as well. the community really has been coming together and you can really see it here. they've blocked off the street in front of the church. i would say several hundred people outside listening to the service as the music from inside and the words pumped out here via loud speaker. the community has really gathered. what's interesting is this is a historically african-american church, and outside what we see is predominantly caucasian members of the community here, also showing their support for the community. everyone has really, really come together and certainly disagreements over all sorts of things in the united states, but everyone agrees that this was absolutely a heinous crime. what we're seeing now is his first service taking place in this historic church behind me, the first one since the shooting. it's really significant because
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this church has been around for so long. we spoke to one woman that's over 60 years old and she's been coming to this church since she was 60 years old. many members of this community wanted to be here today. it's packed inside and has a capacity of 2,000 people, but others said they are going to wait before coming back to attend service here saying it's just the emotions are still a little too raw. clearly this is significant. we're seeing both people inside and outside the church right now clapping and trying to be part of this historic it was a it was they wish they did not have to be having for all the attention right enough. >> the community really pulling together there at emanuel a.m.e. church in charleston. thank you very much. >> pope fans demonsed mafia corruption and has spoken out about the plight of migrants during a visit. the head of the catholic church
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prayed before the famous shroud of turin. >> entering the cathedral, the pope became the latest of pilgrims to visit the piece of cloth. the shrouds displayed for two months every five years. in the still dimness the leader of more than a billion roman catholics paused for prayer. the shot loud behind a climate controlled bulletproof case is believed to have covered the body of jesus after the crucifixion. a crowd gathered. it is a major car manufacturing city. the pope denounced the exploitation of workers pointing the blame on mafia
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corruption. we say no to the mafia collusion, fraud and bribes and the like. the pope went on to speak about the plight of migrants, thousands arrived an italy's shores in recent years and even the country's government struggling to cope. >> immigration increases competition, but migrants shouldn't be blamed because they themselves are victims of the unfairness of this throw away economy and the wars. >> step particulars say the shroud is a mid evil forgery and the pope follows in the footsteps of pontiffs past raising questions of faith in a scientific age. >> the mexican government started building affordable homes over a decade ago to address a national housing deficit. now many are empty riddled with
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unemployment and crime. we have a report on why people are leaving these homes. >> a house with no one to call it home. hundreds of thousands of them, economicsed by the government for working class buyers in the middle of nowhere. most of the neighbors are gone. she's holding on, starting her working day in the dark two hours as a nurse in mexico city. >> it's frustrating that i leave add 5:30 in the morning and i still get to work lately. >> the government thought building huge out of town developments would solve the countries housing deficit but neglected to put in metro or bus lines to enable workers to get to their jobs. >> these neighborhoods in the middle of nowhere were seen as a great idea for poorer mexicans, finally able to afford their own house, but the lack of basic
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infrastructure and public transport have led to many simply forced to abandon their homes. >> mexico's last census in 2010 found 5 million abandoned houses, many of these out of town estates. as they've emptied crime has grown. >> there are people without work young people here fall into drug diction so rob people's houses. >> one company is turning the failure of the government's plan into an opportunity. he remodels abandoned houses for a profit but are also investing in the community providing paint for murals, helping neighbors to clean up public spaces and supporting the local police's youth activity program. they say saving the estates is possible and profitable. >> rescuing the community is going to mean that more people will want to live here. that will mean higher house prices and better social
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capital, so that's just good business. >> the model seems to be working and the developments they work in, crime is down and house sails up. there's a notable lack of similar government programs elsewhere and without them, the mass exodus from the middle of nowhere continues. >> al jazeera tijuana mexico. >> and azerbaijan is the first host country of the games. behind the glamour of the games the country has one of the highest selective abortion rates in the world. we are in baku where parents can terminate a pregnancy based on the sex of their unborn child. >> she has been abandoned by her husband and his family. her crime is that the child she's expecting any day now is a girl. >> they said to me, we'll kick you out on the street if you
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don't have an abortion. i said i don't care, i'm keeping the baby. >> her case is extreme but not unique. many women choose abortion simply because they are having a girl. azerbaijan that one of the highest selective abortion rates in the world. according to the government in 2014, the ratio of girls to boys born was 100-115. >> there are lots of reasons why in azerbaijan selective abortion is common. the culture is male dominated. as the technology to identify gender becomes more widely accessible demand for selective abortion grows. >> lawmakers are doing what they can to tackle the problem. >> all women have the right to have an abortion, but to protect against sex selection we wanted to ban abortion after three
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months without adoptive consent. i'm one of the biggest supporters of educating people because the law doesn't always solve the problem. >> working with vulnerable women, she says the problem runs deep. >> i think society needs to change its perception of women. the understanding that a girl brings evil to the world needs to change and overall the perception of a woman's role in society has to change. >> the united nations warns that as well as a dangerous population jim balance huge numbers of missing women in society could lead to more prostitution, human trafficking and gender violence. those may be the challenges facing the next generation here. al jazeera baku. >> we've got sport coming up. find out whether this spin out cost a proposition at the grand
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>> again, welcome back. millions of people around the world are celebrating the first ever international yoga day. it was proposed by india's prime minister who joined tens of thousands of new delhi. more than 100,000 camps have been set up across india for people to take part in the event. we have this report. >> it was a sea of people. nearly 40,000 bending twisting and breathing their way to an attempt at a world record for the largest yoga demonstration
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at a single venue. they were joined by millions across the country and around the world as nearly all u.n. member countries are expected to host yoga day events. >> not only is it the beginning of a celebration but to train human mind with peace good will and to reach high goals. >> many perform yoga for health and healing benefits. she was in an accident that damaged her ability to walk or stand properly. >> my endurance increased. there was also clarity of mind. i feel it works very subtly, it changes the way you think. >> the government is hoping the international day of yoga makes the ancient indian practice even more popular. >> just as there's more to yoga than complicated exercise moves there's more to international yoga day hope be it will boost
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the industry. although it originates in india not every indian believe yoga is for them. >> for those who spend the day behind a desk, the day is meant to encourage physical fitness. some minorities say the government is also using the occasion to impose hindu beliefs on them. the government says it is simply meant to promote a healthy lifestyle and image around the world. al jazeera, new delhi. >> time for some more sport now. >> with formula one nicholas has just won the austrian grand prix for a second year in a row.
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the german overtook his teammates at the start. a crash forced the safety car out early in the race. both drivers were unhurt. finishing ahead of hamilton to cut the championship leader's advantage down to 10 points. >> four players are tied for the lead heading into the final day of the u.s. open, and as richard parr reports, there was a doubt that one of those players might not even tee off for the third round. >> 24 hours after collapsing with verting jason day recovered to take a share of the lead at the end of the third round of the u.s. open. two you should par sitting eight to move to four under. he's been a runner up twice at this major. masters champion jordan speith
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is one of the thee ears sharing the lead. he carded one over 71 on saturday. >> by the time we tee off if i convince myself that i'm free rolling, i've got one of these and other guys are chasing your first and we know how hard it is to chase your first and close it out. if we can use that winning formula we had back in april mentally, then all it comes down to is can i just pull off a shot. >> speith will play alongside brandon grace in the penultimate group on sunday. south africa went round in park to earn his place at the top of the leader board. dustin johnson is also on four under, thanks to an even par round. he'll be in the final group with jason day. >> the set up was very difficult. the golf course is playing really firm and fast and tough
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out there. >> four players trail the leaders by three strokes on one under. that includes j.b. holmes, who chipped in an eagle from the 16th hole. richard parr, al jazeera. >> footballers in argentina finished with a 1-0 win over jamaica in the copa america. he scored what would turn out to be the winner. >> uruguay and paraguay into the quarter finals. just before half time, they leveled the score. paraguay finished second in
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group b. >> brazil played a final group c. game on sunday against venezuela. the brazilian's dominance of latin america football took a blow at last year's world cup. with this tournament, fans hope for a comeback. we have this report. >> on a rainy pitch in rio these 10-year-olds are learning the fundamentals that have established their nation's top standing in world cup history. since brazil's drubbing last year, their pride suffered damage. the mother of one boy sums it up. >> we're still feeling it sort of hangover from the world cup from what's happened in the world cup. we are watching the games but we are not that enthusiastic. >> in the match with colombia, brazil's captain drew a red card and suspension for the rest of the tournament. seconds after the game with columbia ended he kicked a ball at an opponent and tried to head
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butt another but brazil had already lost 1-0. kids still have faith. >> out of the entire team only namar gets the goal. >> like their idol, the star of f.c. barcelona young players turn their attention the way of shores. >> brazilian kids are watching the european league more than the before stillian kids. fortunately there are brazilian players playing in europe and i'd lies them. >> the sentiment was similar at a nearby bar. >> when barcelona was playing last week, this whole bar was filled all the way out to the street. if it was brazil playing we wouldn't fill 15 tables. >> if brazil advances without
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namar, his countryman might rally to the team. >> at the women's world cup in canada germany have i had their way through to the quarter finals. the two time champions this rashed sweden. germany will play the winner of sunday's clash between france and south korea next friday in montreal. >> china through to the women's world cup quarter finals after beating cameroon. final score 1-0. pakistan have beaten sri lanka by 10 wickets. the second test of the three marsh series starts in columbo.
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that's all the sport from me. >> we'll see you later, thank you. >> one of the big surprises at last year's world cup was pakistan, a country not known for football skills. promises of help from the government are yet to be honored. we have this report now. >> after a third position in the street trial world cup in brazil the pakistani team has won admiration not just here but from across the world. most of these children have come from bean homes. some had drug addiction problems abandonment and living rough on the streets of karachi. it was the efforts of the foundation with only three months to train this team to participate in brazil. he is hopeful the team will do well in the upcoming july-norway
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cup, as well. now interestingly this is an example that street children can be rehabilitated if the government and society at large is willing to help them out. >> if the government supports these boys, then i think they can prove to the world that they can change their lives through sport, just like the footballers who went to brazil. >> there have been tall claims by the government officials including the government promises money. though months have passed, nothing is to be seen. none of these children have been helped by the government at large. >> some promises are philadelphiaed, but many were not. we have received only a part of the money. >> these children have not just won a great victory for football but also for the street chirp of pakistan. >> that is it for this news hour. we have another full bulletin of news coming right up in a couple
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>> the church in charleston is reopened for the first time earlier this week that left nine people dead. >> hello i'm nick clark in doha. al jazeera calls for the release of its journalist arrest in germany under a warrant issued by egypt. >> the greek cabinet holds an emergency meeting with the threat of a debt default looming large. >> the world marks the


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