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that goes where nobody else goes... >> my name is imran garda i am the host of third rail and you can find it on al jazeera america >> welcome to the news hour from al jazeera in doha. coming up in the program isil fighters infiltrate the strategic syrian town of kobane for the first time in six months. >> burundi vice president flees to belgium to escape threats on his life. >> we are one step, one step far from famine. >> the u.n. said tens of millions of people are at risk of starvation in yemen.
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>> thousands of homes evacuated as a long time dormant crimean volcano continues to erupt. >> the fighters from islamic state of iraq and the levant launched simultaneous attacks against the syrian government and kurdish fighters. the group appears to be moving back on to the fence after losing ground in recent days. 12 were killed and 17 wounded after isil fighter he is entered the border town of kobane for the first time in six months. kurdish forces say isil fighters entered the southwestern side of the town on the border with turkey. the latest offensive comes days after the kurdish fighters drove isil from the key towns blocking isil's main link to its stronghold of raqqa.
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overnight, isil stormed the town and seized several districts there. a suicide car bomber attacked the city's western enfrance at that dozens of government and isil fighters have been killed. >> elsewhere in syria opposition rebels launched major attacks against government forces. they've taken a have the strategic square in aleppo. that's after two years of fighting. opposition fighters are advancing closer to bashar al assad's an set central home. heavy fighting continues. we have the details. >> even after five years of war it takes time for those hit by a bomb to make sense of what's happened. this
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deraa. an alliance of fighters has been formed. they say they've successfully resisted the air and ground offenses by syrian government forces. now they want to capture more ground. >> we, the center of military operation center announce the beginning of a southern storm offensive to approve the aperezzors to return people's right and sovereignty. we keep our promise to god and oppressed people that will continue until we liberate the last inch of land from the hands of oppression. >> rebels say the jets are backed by iranian and lebanese allies on the ground saying the government strategy is to bomb rebel held areas and soldiers mostly from hezbollah tried to capture them. bess spite setbacks, several
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villages have been captured and cut off supply routes. in idlib rebels have taken over the province after pushing back regime forces. the problems i am tip to damascus make it strategic for all sides. >> if there are falls that's another nail of the coffin in the regime as far as the rebels are concerned but an opportunity for the regime to exert its control to show that it's not a dead duck, so to speak. it still has some fight left in it. >> in northern aleppo, an important square is seized. it is the northwest part of aleppo city and taken over two years to win control. more than 300,000 people are believed to have been killed in syria's war. with each rebel gain come for
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barrel comes and civilians continue to pull bodies from the rubble every day. >> a retired jordan air force general joins me now from amman. good to have you with us on the show. i'd like to ask you about this two pronged defensive by isil fighters against kobane. what do you make of it? is it hamas? >> well, it's very natural what's happening. these expansion of these forces, the kurdish force protectionist unit and isil units, also rebel units, sometime, somehow will clash and fight each other. if you look at the map of syria it's very hard to find a political solution or a military solution even. isil is a fore middable mobile force, despite the ally air
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power. air control does not control troops or things on the ground as you want. what's happening now in kobane and alaska, fight will continue on. this is their trade all kinds of things they do through turkey. turkey that -- >> the turkish government is accused of assisting isil forces. obviously they have an i didn't moanous relationship when it comes to the kurds and their concerns about the kurds and their power. >> when the kurdish protection
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unit took kobane, they allowed the kurdish from iraq through turkey to go into kobane to fight with the next unit. now you have some p.k.k. people also fighting with them and i think turkey is happy now about what's going on, i think. that's what i guess. she doesn't want to see this sovereignty of kurdish things or federal things in the future. turkey's quite happy what's going on. also turkey is not happy also to see these people coming in. it has a no fly zone and buffer zone in the northern part of syria, which is, you know, save its interest, it's big advantage to its interest, national
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interests. >> we've got what's happening with kobane and hasaka and what about deraa rebels not linked to isil say they are close to taking this back. that would be pretty significant, wouldn't it? >> >> absolutely. deraa, damascus will not fall if the southern front deraa, the rebel took it, because it's very difficult, but it's going to take some time. they were doing very well, but i think they are sort of ammunition now. it could take a couple of weeks to get deraa back, but they do control 70% of it and now they've got this druze issue which is important also, stop them for a while. also they have important consolation of military there
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for the regime. having said that, the regime has no military capability now to regain or to control or to get territory back. assad gets sometimes now to move to be -- >> ok. >> that's what's happening now. >> good to have your thoughts on all these players there. thank you. >> an isil suicide bomber and gunmen targeted iraq government forces in anbar province. they say troops were attacked guarding the dam. at least 14 soldiers died. >> burundi's vice president has fled to belgium. he held the post of second vice president and is the latest senior official to leave the country in recent weeks. he says he was threatened after
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denouncing the president's quest for a third term in office. he's left the country. we know that he's on his way to belgium. tell us more about what happened there. >> government officials have come out and stated that the vice president didn't need to run away, saying burundi is perfectly safe and he didn't need to sneak out. we heard the vice president disappeared for a couple of days. we hear that his sympathizers and western diplomats are trying to hatch out a plan to get him out of the country safely. that seems to have happened. the reason why he ran away is because he criticized the president wanting a third term, which violates the constitution. he is afraid for himself and his family. people here digested that information and said this morning there's another grenade attack in the capitol. men were driving around in cars in city center and threw grenades in a busy part of the
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city. six were injured some critical. a lot of people tense because parliamentary elections are happening in a few days and then presidential elections on the 15th of july. >> growing tensions on the street or tensions that haven't gone away, and could he still gain ahead are the elections regardless? >> right now he is launching his presidential campaign four hours from here. another interesting development that happened a few hours ago is some students who say they are terrified for their lives. university students have been outside the u.s. embassy here. the police had left them alone for sometime. when we spoke to students, they were in the old literally and rain, just out in the streets. they say they felt they'd be safe because the diplomatic community is there. all of a sudden today, the police came in and started trying to force the students out, removing them from the streets. the students ran into the u.s.
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embassy compound, the u.s. officials opened want gates to allow the students in. you have hundreds of students sitting inside the parking lots of the u embassy. police are outside of the compound. people wonder what the next few days will hold as they get close to the con 10 thus parliamentary election. >> greece's prime alexis tsipras is in brussels to negotiate with creditors. he's trying to avoid defaulting on a massive debt. late night talks on wednesday failed to find a solution as lenders rejected his latest planned reforms. greece needs to way 1.6 billion euros to the international monetary fund by next tuesday or risk being declared in fee fault and potentially forced out of the euro zone. where are we now? >> well, it's to be blunt about
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it a complete mess. the greeks and their creditors met all of yesterday straight through the night and into this morning and can't agree on position. the greeks can't stand anymore austerity. they tried they say to go the extra mile in decreasing taxes for difficult groups like pensioners as well. the creditors want a much bigger reform of the pension system, making people work until they are much older. they don't trust the bolt of the greeks to bring this tax money in. what it's left with now they're basically run out of time and the finance minister looking to two sets of proposals, one from the greeks and trying to figure out how to bring it altogether. the truth is they aren't going to be able to do anything that is particularly convincing. they've set the entire store by
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no more austerity for greece and grease is demanded to boy like a normal european country. in the end it demonstrates what a huge structural problem the euro zone has because all these countries inside the safe block are supposed to behave in the same way and yet when it comes to it, in political terms they all act in interest of national sovereignty over the bigger interests of the group. it's a pretty difficult exercise and in the short term, you've got all these finance ministers from different countries giving different interpretation of how often bad or workable things are. the germans say the greeks have behaved disgracefully. there are talks into the weekend, as well. it is a complete mess. >> tell us if there is any movement other than that mess. >> coming up later in this news
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hour, a special report on a new generation of child soldiers in the philippines. >> i'm in hebe drop in the occupied west bank. as palestinian officials submit their first complaints to the international criminal court we look at the key issues. >> in sport red cards cost uruguay as they're knocked out. we have that action later this hour. >> to yemen now where the and you had coalition launched attacks against houthis. the u.n. envoy to yemen warns that the country is close to famine. we have this report. >> the streets of sanna are pitch black at night. power cuts leave the capital in
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darkness. citizens say it's never been this bad before. >> this is the first time that the yemeni people are going through a period where there is lack of water electricity oil or petrol. the prices of food are very high. >> in date, the capital is littered with rubbish. sanna has changed after three months of attacks by the saudi-led coalition against houthi fighters and forces loyal to the deposed president. the humanitarian situation is dire. there are long cues for almost everything here. there is no running water and many rely on tankers. it's often hours before one arrives. pet troll is difficult to get. motorists wait hours in the sun. half the population lived below the poverty line in the poorest country in the arab world now the u.n. warns of famine.
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>> we are one step from fap anyone. we have 20 million in need of humanitarian assistance. it was 7 million only two years ago, now 22 million. >> it is one step closer to starvation and appears on the brink of collapse. >> libya's two rival governments are due to resume u.n. brokered talks in morocco. they'll consider a proposal to end the conflict. under the plan, a government will be set up until a new constitution is adopted. there is a government in to before you can and rival government in tripoli. >> the southern region of the philippines have several armed groups operating in the area recruiting children. in the second part of hour special series from the southern philippines with that we report on the battle to save a new generation of child soldiers.
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>> he's been living a quiet life for over a decade now but he says his past remains just as vivid. there was a child soldier at the age of 12. encouraged by his four brothers, part of the first rye throughouts, an armed group operating in southern philippines. years later he's still too afraid to show his face. >> what happened to me is done. i can go back to it now but i don't want my children to go through what i went through. >> he grew up on an island in the southern most part of the philippines, long held back by poverty and armed rebellion. >> the number of child soldiers recruited here is still unknown. the government admits the problem has remained in the back burner for too long, and as a result, a new generation of rebels has emerged.
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in this exclusive video obtained by al jazeera a new group of fighters is presented. they are getting younger. they are called sons of martyrs. that's because most of their fathers were also members of the armed group and killed fighting the government. some of these recruits are as young as 14 years of age. according to the philippine military, they are involved in kidnapping extortion and terrorism, and involved in illicit drugs. just like the fathers, they are uneducated poor and marginal rides. they say there is no escaping their future. >> we are trying to save the next generation. we cannot cannot save the present he generation because they have undergone the experiences since the 1970 said, they grew up in war. what we're trying to do is to
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cut the cycle and try to save this generation from experiencing war and giving them hope. >> these children also come from the villages with many armed groups. for these boys, football has become a unifying symbol. most of them are also back in school. this play center has been organized by the community. for the first time, children here have a semblance which what it's like to be a normal child. their parents are grateful. they hope that this means their children will grow up playing with toys instead of guns. al jazeera southern philippines. >> in part three of our series of special reports from the southern philippines we find out how a local tradition is giving women a chance to rebuild their lives. that's on friday, here on al jazeera. >> myanmar's parliament voted to retain the military's veto power
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on key decisions. lawmakers argue that myanmar's transi guess to democracy in 2011 was still fragile and needed protection. it confirmed that opposition leader cannot become president in this year's election. >> a volcano eruption in west indonesia led to thousands of evacuations from people in their home. it has been spewing ash and lava. once considered a dormant volcano that erupted in 2013 and has continued to rumble. al jazeera's stephanie decker sends this update. >> we've just had an eruption probably an hour ago. it was absolutely peltryifying. we're in a village further in, interviewing some of the military that were there handing out masks to villagers and all of a sudden, all the children started running and we could see this massive cloud. we ran forward and we could see
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it just tumbling toward us. we ran away and got into our cars. nothing happened to that village and there are no injuries, but it gives you a sense of how strong motor nature is. we got into our car and we've got stills of it that are armageddon like. it does travel fast. we're told that ashe clouds travel four kilometers. it went five kilometers high. it was the second biggest eruption since june 2 when it dame active. this is a red zone that we really shouldn't be here, that we should be moving further away. now all calm, just shows how quickly things can change. >> nepal's neighbor india has pledged a billion dollars for earthquake reconstruction at a conference in kathmandu. nepal is hoping to raise close to seven blunt to recover. the huge quake in april claimed almost 9,000 lives and left hundreds of thousands homeless. we have this report.
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>> villagers are just outside kathmandu haven't waited for the government to build temporary homes. monsoon rains have started and almost 200 of the 900 households have a remove above their heads. with the help of private donors. residents here say they would have had more shelters by now if the government had been more helpful. >> a community leader coordinating temporary housing project is frustrated by the governments slow pace. >> we've had foreign groups trying to help us, because they have been struggling with authorizations they need from the government. the government has not even given us $150 promise by the state. the government should look to encourage fortune errs that can help by monitoring their work. >> nepal government leaders announce anyone who wanted to help they're relief effort have to go through the prime minister's funded. many private donors didn't want the government to handle their money. now, the government is trying to
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find $7 billion for reconstruction. >> the earthquake damaged more than 800,000 houses. the cost of rebasketball would be roughly $3 billion. while the government is looking for support to cover costs locals hope bureaucratic red tape is not going to hamper the process of reconstruction. >> a few days before the conference, the government announced a new body, a special authority to oversee rebuilding. >> we have enough created a special authority with -- >> we do have powers to bend the rules -- with this authority headed by the prime minister, special authority and the implement of the government and outside the government, i think any concern about governments
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any concern would be result. >> over the past two months, long standing international development partners have also been criticized as well as the government. now, both sides are hoping reconstruction will move forward in the spirit of collaboration. >> there are still clarities to be provided as to how exactly the new agency will work with authorities and com significance. i think the international committee hopes that -- have very clear use have standard operating procedures. it has mechanisms for accountability and transparency. >> villagers are not holding their breath. they say that life has to go on with or without government help, but they want to have a say on how their village will be
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reconstructed. al jazeera. >> temperatures are start to go drop in southern pakistan after the region's crippling heatwave. more than a thousand people have died mostly in the southern city of karachi. we have this report. >> after days of scorching heat, a sense of relief in karachi. residents of this coastal city welcome would the gradual return of the cooler climate then more customs, too. >> compared to prefers days when breathing was difficult, it is better, the wind is low and sky is cloudy. hopefully rain will come. >> thousands of people have fallen ill. hospitals and clinics struggle with the russia of patients while morgues have run out of room for bodies. the pakistan government is on the defensive after being accused of not acting quickly or doing enough.
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>> we have deployed the pakistan army and pakistan rangers which are a federal department and set up 29 heat stroke centers. they've been distributing around 77 tons of mineral water. >> the heatwave has coincided with the muslim holy month of ramadan when the devout don't eat or drink during the day. dehydration is a factor in many deaths. many toil in the sun. power cuts also worsen the problem, as many weren't able to stay cool indoors. the temperatures may have dipped, but criticism of the government is a hot topic. many say the medical emergency should have been handled differently. >> let's get more on the weather. you've got more to say about this heatwave? >> the temperatures have started to dip for pakistan, but the humidity's on the rise, so different kind of problem.
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temperatures really go down when we get into the monsoon, of course. let's look at how the rains are currently doing. this massive claude made its way across the northern part of india. 203 millimeters of rain is coming through here. let's see how the monsoon is actually. it has gathered pace. i'll put the first of july up when we expect the monsoon rains to be pretty much across the whole of india. you remember a few weeks ago, we are talking about those rains being late. this dash line on there it's actually gained pales there. it's ahead of schedule and not too far away from karachi. we're looking at temperatures around 36 degrees, so a good nine or 10 degrees lower than we have seen at the start of this week. so that is good news. i'd like to just point out new delhi, 37 celsius most of the afternoon temperatures no higher than 20 we, so temperatures here
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starting to pick up. we should hold on to 36 degrees for karachi through saturday, winds more of a we really or a southwesterly direction so always a little cooler. notice how the heaviest rains are making their way further east with clearer skies coming in across a good part of india as we expect those rains to ease over the next few days. >> still ahead on al jazeera. >> i'm nicole johnston in afghanistan. i'll be taking a ride with the country's only female taxi driver finding out what challenges she faces on the road. >> in sport a beach buildup to rugby's olympic return. all those details coming up with jo.
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>> isil fighters launched simultaneous attacks against the syrian government and kurdish fighters. 12 were killed and many wounded as isil infiltrated. >> burundi's vice president fled to belgium saying he was threatened after denouncing the president's request for a third term in office. >> the greek prime minister is in brussels for more crunch talks to avoid a debt default. the greek government needs to repay 1.6 billion euros to the international monetary fund by tuesday. >> palestinian leaders are submitting a file to the national criminal court about
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israel's illegal settlements in west bank. they are hoping to bring war crimes charges against israeli officials. there is a report. >> the this is as close as he can get to land his family owned for generations. when israel began building this settlement, considered illegal under international law, an electrified fence was also built. he shows me how it prevents him from accessing his property, but says he hasn't lost hope of regaining his land one day. >> we inherited this land from our grandparents and we want to cultivate it. i'm glad we're going to the international criminal court because i want a solution to put an end to the israeli's occupying my land. >> israel's settlement in the occupied west bank make up a key component of the submission to the criminal court. dozens of settlements have been built across the territory and are now home to more than 600,000 israelis. the key argument in the
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complaint against the settlements is based on article eight, section two of the i.c.c.'s rome statute stating the transfer of an occupying population into territories it occupies is illegal. >> the file is broken down into three main categories of complaints, the first deals with these illegal settlements, the second with the status and treatment of palestinian citizens and the final, last summer's war with gaza. >> israel is also accused of seriously breaching the international rules of war during last year's 50 day bombardment of the gaza strip and more than 2200 palestinians were killed, mostly civilians. a u.n. report published this week found both israel and hamas may have committed war crimes. the palestinian submission to the i.c.c. also alleges dozens of other violations of international law. >> our goal is to prove that
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israel has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity. our goal is to help the i.c.c. initiate an investigation as quickly as possible. >> israeli officials have refused to provide information requested by the i.c.c., saying the court has no authority to investigate palestinian complaints, because in its view, palestine is not a state. it would be up to the i.c.c.'s chief prosecutor to decide whether there's enough evidence to order a preliminary examination and then a full criminal investigation into the allegations, a process that will be long and complicated. only individuals can be indicted by the court, not states, which means prosecutors will also have to determine which israeli military and government officials could be prosecuted for war crimes or not. >> a chief palestinian negotiator joins us now live
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from ramallah. tell us more about the submission, what is in it and why. >> palestine became a member of the international criminal court and signed on the rome statute and signed also on article 123 of the jurisdiction invitedding the i.c.c. to investigate whether war crimes were committed in gaza and east jerusalem. i.c.c. began a preliminary examination. they requested materials from us and today we handed just about half an hour ago, three files one concerning settlements, one concerning in gaza the aggression and thirdly the parishioners. once this is completed. prosecutor will take her findings and the information we are providing to the chamber of judge's in the i.c.c. and i hope that the chamber of judges will
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decide to open a judicial investigation. we're not going there to seek revenge. we're going to seek justice. we're a small people. we cannot afford 2204 people killed and wounded every two years. we cannot afford half a million displaced. we are seeking through the i.c.c. through the geneva questions to make sure that--approximate i think they should stop committing crimes if they don't like courts. >> you know this is going to irritate the u.s. and certainly going to irritate the israelis and every time you try to take this sort of action especially approaching the i.c.c., israel punishes you. >> well, if people get irritated because people are complaining and people want to make sure that national law prevails, and they want to make sure that their daughters and sons and mothers and fathers are not
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being slaughtered and killed and settlements are not being built illegally in occupied territories, i don't know, i think the people should be irritated and angry at the fact that there is an ongoing occupation of 45 years against the palestinian people in the west bank in east jerusalem. that's why the people should be angry about not the fact that palestinians are seeking to maintain a two-state solution, seeking a civilized manager achieving their end game through international law. we are telling palestinians, please don't resort to violence. through the civilized means of international law i.c.c., security council we shall prevail. this is the message. once again if the congress or some israelis are irritated please, if you're worried about courts, stop committing crimes. >> how important do you think this is for palestinians themselves that this case is taken to something like the
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i.c.c. that it is being considered seriously? >> it's a very serious step. i don't want to exaggerate. i think it all dependency now whether the chamber of judges and i.c.c. will decide to open the official investigation. i hope the official investigation will begin because after that, to be very, very, very serious and the time of impunity, and accountability to israel is continuing seizures and closures, i believe it to be over. i believe through the civilized means of the international community and international law palestinians are moving in this direction in a full fledged strategy to maintain a two state pollution and end this occupation that began in 1967. >> good to talk to you, thank you. >> the boston marathon bomber apologized to his victims before sentenced to death.
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three were killed and 260 injured. dzhokar tsarnaev and his older brother shot by police in 2012. >> since named as one of the people responsible for the boston marathon bombings, dzhokar tsarnaev spoke publicly saying i am sorry for the lives that i've taken. to the survivors and victims' families, he said i pray for your relief, healing well being and for your strength. >> i wish he had done it before. you know, i think it was a lot too late. >> not all survivors feel the same way. >> i did feel very reassured that he acknowledged our suffering. that meant a lot to me. >> his words came hours after testimony from two dozen survivors and families of the victims who died. amputees limped to the podium and detailed their pain and suffering over the past two years. while many talked about their physical loss, they touched upon
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their emotional loss. many suffer from nightmares and panic attacks. some took the opportunity to hold him accountable for his brother, dubbed the master mind. the mother of crystal cambell said to tsarnaev, obviously you're intellectually very bright and you could have helped your brother get help. what you did to my daughter is disgusting. i don't know what to say to you. the jury did the right thing. >> the family of the youngest victim, an 8-year-old who wanted the jury to give tsarnaev life instead of death to be forced to reflect on the crime he committed said this: jewel throughout statements, he stared at the floor.
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the final victim to speak was junk amputee gregory who refuses to call herself a victim. she was the only speaker to face tsarnaev and look directly at him when she said terrorists like you do two things in this world, one is create mass destruction, the second i guess quite interesting, because you know what mass destruction really does? it brings people together. we are boston strong, we are america strong, so how's that for your victim impact statement? >> we will not abandon you. that's the promise from u.s. president barack obama to the families of host acknowledges held captive abroad. he outlined a new policy on how the government reacts to host acknowledge takers. as our white house correspondent explains only part of the policy has changed. >> the families of the hostages killed overseas at the hands of the islamic state of iraq and the levant share two things, the horrors of attorney experience and a common complaint the u.s. goffs was in empty and in some cases threatening.
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>> white house officials acknowledged that just right now, there are more than 30 americans held hostage overseas. >> u.s. president barack obama acknowledged the problem families threatened with prosecution if they paid ransom. newt policy doesn't say it's legal for families to pay now. instead, the white house will say no family has ever been prosecuted for it. the government will also otherwise a kind of task force to handle hostages and their families. the president is promising more information will be shared, but one thing will not change. >> as president i also have to consider our larger national security. i firmly believe that the united states government paying ransom to terrorists risks endangering more americans and funding the very terrorism that we're trying to stop, and so i firmly believe
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that our policy ultimately puts fewer americans at risk. >> critics say the new policy will do exactly that. >> the concern that i have is that by lifting that lange held principle, you could be endangering more americans here and overseas. >> ultimately, i think you are likely to increase the incentives for people to kidnap americans. >> after they were incentivizing further hostage taking, white house officials couldn't really answer instead saying: >> we will not abandon families. we are going to work with them. >> changes that will come too lately for these journalist and aid workers but with more than 30 held hostage their families can fight to get their family member back and not fighting their own government. al jazeera washington. >> u.s. secretary of state john kerry says china has agreed to work with the u.s. on a code of
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conduct on cyber security. kerry was speaking after two days of talks with china after allegation of state sponsored cyber theft by becaming. he is trying to allay fears that the u.s. is tapping its allies. >> this is an old wikileaks document. i don't even know what the date is specifically that it starts out or refers to. i'm just telling you point blank we are not and will not target the conversations of any friendly president, anybody that i know of and certainly not president hollande art french ministry, that is not happening. >> a cholera outbreak threatens 5,000 children in south sudan. according to unicef, 18 have
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died and at least another 170 are infected. caroline malone reports. >> patients suffering from a preventable yet potentially dangerous disease. it's the only dedicated cholera clinic in this latest outbreak. many patients are too sick to help by the time they get here. >> most people came late. the rains were already collapsed, we were not able to establish a line. that's why we were not able to save them. >> there's a vaccine but many don't have access to that health care. >> we estimate that approximately 5,000 children are at risk of dying and from cholera, and we believe this i also completely unacceptable in this day and age for a disease that is preventable and that is very much easily treatable. >> children are particularly
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vulnerable to cholera if they're malnourished and many are. the u.n. estimates half the population don't have enough food to eat. >> some of them have had to run from home to escape the 18 month long civil war. >> i had my baby on the raft. when we fled, we escaped to the bush. while in the bush, we were surviving on wild fruit until we decided to come. i have stomach problems because of the water lily and the wild fruits. >> the world food program is trying to get supplies to parts of the north which are hard to reach. the world health organization launched a campaign to vaccinate 100,000 people against cholera. this recent outbreak is the second this year. last year, 167 people died and at least 6,000 infected with cholera. now the threat remains for many others. >> the trial of three al jazeera
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journalists has been adjourned until monday. mohamed fahmy baher mohammed are being tried for being members of the muslim brotherhood. >> left to count the cost of the fifa scandal, details coming up in sport.
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>> is there a plan?
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>> we've got all the sport. >> chile knocked out the holders in the final in the copa america. they won against uruguay that ended the match with nine men. we have this report. >> heading into this quarter final, chile scored twice as many goals as anybody else while uruguay scraped through as a best third place team. although the hosts didn't have their shooting boots on in the first, sent off after just an hour after being provoked by chile, who fell to the ground theaterrically. sealing the 1-0 victory. uruguay would exit the tournament with nine men a
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second yellow card given for challenge on sanchez. >> it seems to me that this was a match well won we chile against a hard fighting team that never gave up. >> we played a good match limited them, they tried to do their usual game without the usual deepness of other matches and we were having a good game. the attacking possibilities were reduced. >> chile entered the semis for the first time in 16 years much to the delight of their president. al jazeera. >> chile now face the winners of the peru versus bolivia quarter final taking place later on thursday. they reached the semi's four weeks ago. their captain is suspended for
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this match. >> we never thought we were the favorite in any of the three matches we have played. i believe we will be a proper match who will play at the same level. >> media were allowed two minutes to film bolivia's training session. the coach wanted to height his tactics. >> peru has made quick progress with their coach. they have many virtues strengths, good experience that can change a game. our job will be stopping them in order for our skill to say shine. >> copa america could be in financial trouble. they may be forced to use a $10 million reserve fund to pay expenses. that's because of a cash flow problem caused by the fifa bribery scandal. according to the pretty surer
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the company that owns the rights to the tournament has paid less than half of the $80 million owed. that's because its accounts have been frozen as two executives are investigated by the u.s. department of justice. the capa america organized he is have yet to pay the $750,000 terrorize to all eight teams that qualified for the quarter finals. according to the pressurer they need at least $20 million to pay prize money and other costs to the remainder of the tournament. >> neither cope practice america or finals are at risk. for the future, there are major important tournaments ahead but particularly copa america and copa have no immediate threat.
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>> cricket's world governing body has a new man in charge, taking control of the reigns at the i.c.c.'s annual conference in barbados. that it's been without a president since april. the previous incumbent stood down over constitutional changes, which gave more power to the big three england india and australia and left the president. sri lanka dominated the first day of the second test against pakistan in colombo. they bowled out the visitors for just 138. taking five wickets, sri lanka were 70-1 in their first innings. >> making a return to the limb mix in wee yo next year, it's 92 years since it last appeared at a games. the sports officials are
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drumming up enthusiasm by building a beach rugby pitch on rio's beach. the governing body expects to make $50 million in revenue from the seventh version of the sports being played in the olympics. they hope it will boost participation. >> olympic sports, you find your way into the curriculum, where normally you wouldn't even be on the radar. more money in the game, more legitimacy within countries because the olympic sport in terms of curriculum. of course the spotlight that it would provide the sport is where you'll reach global areas of the world that your sport really has had trouble reaching in the past. >> there's nor sport on our website. for all the latest, check out the first day of the second test between pakistan and sri lanka
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is our top story. we've got blogs and videos from our correspondents around the world. that address again that's the sport for now. jane. >> something that we take for granted, not enoughing afghanistan. >> the first female taxi driver in afghanistan in the northern city. >> it's a typical day for her. a quick look under the bonnet. wipe away the dust, and she's ready for her shift driving a taxi. this job is anything but typical for a woman in afghanistan. >> i feel happy behind the steering wheel how can i say it? i'm proud. i share this with other women. i want to give them more
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courage. >> this drive is like a sister to us, it's better to drive with her than a strange man. >> sarah borrowed money and bought her first taxi two years ago after her brother-in-law was killed. she was determined to support 15 people in her family. many mail taxi drivers tease women or girls give them their phone numbers or check them out. other women encouraged me to become a driver. >> it's hard to imagine 30 years ago during the communist period, there were women in kabul driving electric public buses. now it's rare to see a woman behind the we'll of a car let alone a taxi. >> in this dusty outskirts of town she's giving driving lessons. she says at least 20 women told her they want to learn. >> my message to the brothers who won't allow women to drive
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is they should allow us. how long do women have to sit at home in dark houses? >> changing society's attitude about women driving won't happen quickly. >> the woman can't be a taxi driver in any city, because there are security problems. >> still she says nothing will stop her not even threats. they punctured four of my tires scratched the car and stole my registration plates. other drives cut in front of me on the road. if she's afraid, she doesn't show it. anyway she is too busy picking up passengers. nicole johnston, al jazeera. >> that's one brave lady. i'll be steering you through the end of this bulletin and on to the next one in the next couple of minutes. i'll see you then.
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