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>> he say.. be cool...be cool... >> ...proudest moment in my life.. >> honor delayed a soledad o'brien special report only on al jazeera america >> >> announcer: this is al jazeera. hello, warm welcome to you, welcome to the newshour i'm shiulie ghosh. coming up in the next 60 minutes - greece's cash crisis. worried customers queue at bank machines as banks think about cutting off the supply of muning. and a saudi man identified for the bombing at a mosque. hundreds flee for their
lives as a fireball light up in taiwan at a water park. brazil crashes out of the copa america on penalties. to paraguay. all the action later this hour. worried greeks have been waiting in line at cash points as the european central bank continue to discuss whether to provide cash. the emergency funding is separate to the bailout. ministers have been locked in an increasingly bitter argument with european lenders over the terms of the bailout deal. the government called a referendum on that deal. and parliament gave its backing after a long and angry debate.
the pro european parties voted against. but prime minister alexis tsipras's parties past the votes needed. >> translation: this game has finished have a verdict verdict of the greek people on 25th and will end next sunday. >> reporter: earlier the opposition leader was withering in his attack, arguing that the government is recklessly endangering greece's membership of the eurozone. >> translation: i say this from the beginning that we want the creeks to be in the heart of europe dominique kane is at the european central bank in frank further and we'll speak with him in a moment. first to john psaropoulos in athens, there'll be a
referendum. give us a flavour of the arguments that went on about it in parliament. and what the greek people think of this? >> well, as we reported last night the opposition believes all of this was planned by the ruling leftist in order to create political uncertainty that would gave rise to a greek exit from the euro. the opposition says that that has been syriza's plan all along, and they were never negotiating with creditors in europe in ernest. the government says we cannot we do not have the authority to rejected the deal the creditors have given us on the basis of the 36% vote in january, nor do we have the authority to accept it. the people have to decide anew. this is a referendum that will foreshadow a renewed election. if the government which has
advised people to vote against the creditor's deal receives a yes vote it is likely possible that this country will face another general election because the government has been reprimanded for a confrontational stance. 47% of greeks are being polled as saying they want the deal to be made. it is a large majority. two-thirds in the same poll in one of the leading sunday papers two-thirds are saying as they have done for years, that they want greece to remain within the eurozone. that's a consistent majority that we have been seeing. it looks for the moment people are veering towards a compromise a yes vote. all of this is on a political level. on a financial level, events on the ground may shape public opinion in the days to come.
greece has been fighting an uphill battle at the e.c.b.s governing board that we'll hear from to maintain liquidity assistance. there's a minority on the board. and the voices in favour of doing so have been increasing over the last two weeks. at some point greece may be outnumbered. indeed that's the next big question - are greek banks going to open on monday. let go to dominik kane in frankfurt. all eyes on the e.c.b. who is holding an emergency meeting on the issue. >> that's right. we expect the meeting to be held at some point with a teleconference or video conference with the other eurozone countries and greece. the issue is that theuals so far
as loans and other institutions they make the loans like any other bank against collateral and does the greece central bank have the collateral to allow them to make the loans. i was here reporting on the fact to give the latest central request more e l.a.s, this is a sticking plaster to tide over a country. the greek economy is an open wound and no sticking plaster can cover over the insolvansy. worth remembering the 1.5 billion needs to be repaid on 30 june. standing in front of the building costing 1.5 million, perhaps there are greeks that say there are priorities that are wrongly centered. the german newspaper, it has
printed in ancient greek the word exodus translating exit. and they are aligned. now greece stands alone, which sums up how some in the media, and some political figures are portraying the situation.. >> dominik cane in frankfurt a man that carried out the attack in a mosque was a saudi arabia national. he landed at kuwait at down on friday, hours before detonating explosives at the shia mosque killing 27. on saturday mass funerals were held for those victims. let's go to mohammed jamjoom joining us from the city. are we getting information or motives from the bomber that blew himself up.
>> the ministry here is assuring the citizens that they'll release more details. there has been a lot of details already. yesterday we were told the driver of the vehicle, the suicide bomber the driver of that vehicle has been arrested. the owner of that vehicle has been arrested and the day before that the hours after the bombing that killed 27, and injured 220, the interior ministry released a statement in which they said several suspect with ties to the blast are being detained. kuwait is trying to show that they are doing all they can to protect the citizens here. the message coming forth from the government the parliament and other government officials has been one telling the citizens to be resilient.
united, stand together and comfort them at this time of great horror because of what happened, and saying that this terrorism as they call it will be defeated. that any and all measures will be taken to protect kuwaitis and there's trepidation, some concern that kuwait because it was targeted that it could be targeted again at some point soon. >> i am sure despite the reassurances many people are still in shock over what happened. >> it's shock, it's devastation, it's grease. yesterday we were at the urinals for the 27 people that were killed at the burial site the emotions were running. it was an outpouring of satness unlike anything i have seen. the kuwaitis i spoke with
respect so shocked that this happened here could have happened in this country which seemed like a bastion of security, where they never could have acknowledged. look at the report filed from the burial ground yesterday. a funeral procession demonstrating defines and sorrow. mourners prayed for the dead and prayed through the pain. >> translation: our whole lives in kuwait we've been united, one hand, one heart. this is like a nightmare. >> this woman lost relatives in a suicide bombing that targeted a mosque. and said it was too hard to take. >> translation: why, why, why did they die or did it happen to them.
>> reporter: if the attack target a shia mosque was meant to sow religious strikes, it had the opposite effect. bringing two communities closer. the attack was more than one sect or another. >> translation: we are all one here, there's no sunni or shi'a. we are all one, and this is about all of us. >> reporter: one by one the bodies when buy, as men and women processing it they could not imagine happening. the sentiment of this graveyard, shock and grief, a society accustomed to feeling secure, contending with a new reality. above all else, the bereaved wanted to honour the memories of the dead. >> translation: my tears have
not stopped flowing from yesterday until today. i have not stopped crying. >> reporter: their grief, this woman tells me, will last for a long while. their resilience, she assures me, will remain forever. tunisians staged rallies to denounce friday's attack at a beach resort. a gunman killed 38 people before he was shot dead by police. 1,000 extra police have been placed at tourist sites and beeches following the attack in the capital tunis the crowd chanted against violence in a rally. and voiced concern over a security crackdown by the government, which is closing down mosques accused of inciting violence. >> translation: we consider the tunisia ready to face terrorism
is the civilian the democratic tunisia, the victim against terrorism will never be achieved oppressing freedom and people's rights hundreds of people marched with banners condemning extremism and saying no to terrorism. >> what was happening doesn't - never present tunisia. it is hospitality, we are very sorry what is happen yesterday. sorry for the families, the victims, they are our guests, our principals, our education doesn't education to treat the guests of tunisia like that. live to hashem ahelbarra in sousse. hashem ahelbarra do you have more details on the killer. we know that he was a tunisian student but do we know more
about his possible motivations? >> we know that he studied engineering about 60km from sousse. a passport was issued in 2013. but he was not on the radar of intelligence agencies no concerns about his behaviour. he was studying hard to get his masters. now, there are - we know the authorities are trying to follow leads. they arrested a suspect today, and they are trying to sort out whether this is someone who acted on his behalf. it was an isolated attack on someone that wanted to vent his frustration as a government, or whether this was someone who was affiliated with groups like the islamic state, carrying out this
attack to target the tourism, the backbone of the economy in tunisia. authorities are working hard to work out. >> a lot of questions to be answered. the government announced a number of new measures to improve security. not everyone is happy with them are they? >> well basically we have issues here. the authorities saying they'll beef up security across the country. i came out from the area where the gunmen killed 38 people and you notice there has been a problem. he managed to walk a long distance on the beach carrying an ak-47 opened fire and left the area. there was a patrol in it stationed nearby. this is why they managed to kill him. people are saying that this is most important sector this the economy, and it has to be protected by the government. the government says at the same
time it will try to deal with radicalization. which is why they'll clampdown on mosques operating outside the ministry of foreign affairs, but it will take time because human rights activists are concerned it could be used by the government. a delicate issue for the government. >> thank you very much for that coming up here on the newshour - climbing into controversy, a black female activist is arrested in south carolina for pulling down the confederate flag. also coming up... >> they do things differently in a tiny russian village. each making their own currency. the russian authorities are not happy about this. i'm rory challands, watch to find out more later, history for women at
the f.i.f.a. women's world cup. sanaa with all the details from the quarterfinals. more than 500 people have been injured after a fire broke out at a music event in taiwan. flames erupted over a stage forcing party goers to run for their lives, many suffered serious burns, as aaron woods reports. around 1,000 people were dancing to a d.j. at a water park when coloured theatrical powder thrown at the stage ignited. >> reporter: amateur footage shows within seconds members closest to the stage were engulfed in a fireball. they ran to get away. more than 500 suffered burns,
especially to the lower legs. >> everybody was running and pushing each other. we saw a lot of people whose skin was burnt. it is like hell. 200 were reported to have been injured, some in a critical condition. an 18-year-old is said to have burns to 90% of his body. everyone was creaming and bleeding -- screaming and bleeding, blood was etch. >> reporter: paramedics were called to the scope many were treated on the ground where they lay. others made their way to the hospitals. in the morning, some of the parents arrived to be by their bedside. >> translation: just a small child that went out to have fun, now on the verge of death. >> reporter: taiwan's president visited some of the victims in hospital. >> today it is with great sorrow i visit these people victims of the powder explosion.
we will investigate who should ta responsibility. >> reporter: many from the crowd are suffering lung injuries the cause of the fireball is being investigated but police are questioning the organizers of the event. taipei's mayor announced a ban on the coloured powder used at public events i.s.i.l. fighters stormed kurdish-held villages near kobane near syria. saturday, kurdish forces announced they pushed i.s.i.l. from the town for the second time this year going door to door searching for fighters left in fighting. the latest battles are in villages further south than east. 200 have been killed since thursday when i.s.i.l. launched its assault cross border shelling by houthi rebels and forces loyal to former president ali abdullah saleh.
houthis attacked an oil refinery in aden. 14 people have been killed. victoria gatenby reports. >> reporter: witnesses say houthi fighters fired missiles on a refinery. a shell hit a fuel tank which ignited. thick smoke bellowed. the refinery has not received oil through the port but has 1.2 million tonne of crude in storage. as well as gas tanks. >> translation: what happened today is a heinous crime mitted by criminal militia, trying to seize aden targetting the refinery which considered the only source of income for the city. >> reporter: aden has been the source of fighting. artillery hit a military center two days ago. the location is important.
it's near the gulf of aden. it became a base of operations for yemen's president in exile. after he was forced from the capital this year. both the port and refinery are controlled by pro government fighters, they'd been battling houthi rebels and forces loyal to salah. despite months of air strikes, by the saudi-led coalition, houthis control large parts of yemen, and they are well armed. >> i ask our brothers from the coalition to help us. right now we live in dire circumstances. and people are wondering how long the fighting will last, when will it stop. >> reporter: behind the front lines there are unarmed people suffering, and the humanitarian situation is worsening, with the lack of food and essentials like food and water. it's been 11 days since a
gunman killed nine black church members, since then protesters have been mobilizing over the symbol held by shooters. the confederate flag, who pulled down the flag as had been hailed as a hero. tom ackerman has more. bree newsome, a 30-year-old activist climbed up a 90 meter high flag pole outside the carolina state house on saturday and removed a piece of cloth, symbolic of a wider debate. she and her supporters said they were taking down the confederate state battle flag, a mark of white supremacy inspiring the killing of 9 black bible study members in a charleston church. police put the flag was put up, she was released on a bond. a crowd fund raised more than 60,000 more her. some civil rights groups praised her move, others say it could
delay momentum for change. the authority is scheduled to debate the issue in two weeks. newsome said action needed to be taken now. >> there's doing the right thing and the wrong thing. >> it's time for people to have the courage. everywhere who knows what the right thing to to, we have to step up and love, else it will not stop. every day that flag is there is an endorsement of hate. >> the protest follows president obama's eulogy in which one of the victims on friday, in which he called the flag a reminder of systematic oppression and racial subrogation. in nearby alabama whose governor ordered flags down. several turned out several white supporters turned out. ♪ i wish i was in the land of cotton ♪ they sang the song of the confederacy, the slave holders that fought and lost the civil war 150 years ago. those objecting to the flag say it's more than a symbol.
>> for many people in the country it represents oppression, not just from the oppressed side, but the side of people who choose to oppress. >> the funerals of three victims of the gunmen were held in charleston. >> in this community of prayer and love set a desperately needed message to the world, and that is you respond to hate with love. the world needs that message and it's coming from you and this community. >> the state's republican governor pledged to join the campaign for the flag's removal let take a look at the weather, and more on a monsoon hitting india. >> yes, it's not behaving itself it came in slow and leapt up the west coast rapidly. this is where it should be. almost at the pakistani border.
interesting covering india, bangladesh and myanmar. where it was two days ago was behind the pakistan boarder, halfway through including karachi, that's where we got to. where the consequences of that suddenly leaped forward. we have 124% of the average so far. we are well ahead of where we should be. interesting. consequences of that is it fell heavily. mumbai was flooded as well. a meter of rain in approximately two weeks, and there was some people hindu pilgrims stranded because they weren't expecting the rain so early, this in the north-west of india, this is what happened last week in the last 48 hours, it changed. look at the brightness of the white cloud east of the bay of
bengal. what happened to the west. in the last 24 hours, no rain in carola, fair amount in myanmar, one or two in nepal. that's the case for the next week or so at least. thank you very much indeed for that the tiny national palau is fighting back against growing numbers much fishermen. it impounded a fleet of boats. as nick clark reports, palau wants to send a message to potential voters. >> reporter: the vietnamese boats were spotted in palau waters last month. on board eight tonnes of sea cucumbers and fish destined for the market. the vessels were towed out to
asian waters, never to be used again. palau is clamping down hard. in the last year 15 vietnamese boats have been captured with 25 tonnes of protected species on board. >> there are four vessels vietnamese boats burning right now, and the message is palau is no longer an option for voters, it has a marine line enforcement team, and we guarantee that you will return with nothing if you are caught stealing. in pal awe waters. >> reporter: palau is a tropical archipelago, lying in the midst of vast unpatrolled waters, an easy target for illegal fishing boats. it is seeking to protect rich seas, creating a marine conservation zone, putting 80% off limits to commercial fishing. for a nation calling itself an ocean state rather than an small island state, palau is defending its lifeblood. >> everything that drives palau's economy, food security, national security, involves the ocean in some way. with porous borders in
the philippines and indonesia, it's easy for the vessels to sleep in and out of palau's waters. because there's a rich history in conservation, there's a lot to poach. >> vietnamese fishermen were released and sent on their way on two boats loaded with fuel. the captain remains in custody. palau hopes the billowing system of defiance has the desired effect to keep the poaches out. you're why al jazeera. still to come two years after a building collapse in bangladesh survivors are still waiting for justice. tapping into the digital revolution. how now reforms could change the lives of cuba and an olympic champion -
welcome back, the top stories on al jazeera, queues at cash points in greece as they debate whether to supply emergency funding. it is separate to the bailout fought about kuwait says the man that carried out a suicide attack is a saudi national. on saturday there were mass funerals for 27 people killed in the attack.
tunisia put 1,000 extra police on tourist sites and beaches after a massacre at a popular resort. tunisians rallied. a gunman killed 38 people mainly tourists. before being shot by police. let's go back to the bailout. a political economist joins us live from athens. good to have you with us. we know the european central bank will hoed a meeting. will it continue to spr greek banks? >> it's hard to say. it all depends on the game that they want to play. if they want to ensure that greece will we main in the eurozone, i presume the message they want to send is they'll provide liquidity to the greek
banks, at least until the referendum. >> given that greek banks are relying on european funding it stay liquid why is alexis tsipras making the astonishing decision to put the bail out deal to a referendum. it seems like such a gamble. >> yes, it is absolutely a gamble on the part of the growing prime minister. it is essentially a machiavellian plot in order to remain in power, because he probably senses that his games were numbered. it is an s axe m referendum, to put it mildly because the bailout programme expires in a few days and it is uncertain as to what the greek people will vote on. >> indeed there's an i.m.f. repage due on tuesday, june the 30th. if greece doesn't make that
repayment, does it mean exiting the euro? >> no it will not necessarily mean exiting the euro but again it will depend on the course of action that christine lagarde want to take. all indications given from her so far is that she'll consider this as a default. a default meaning that greece will have severe problems tapping into international credit markets probably within the next 10 years. if it manages to get its offenses in order, it will not have access to the credit market. it has been on a disastrous course for the last five years, and the government decided to
engage in a major catastrophe. there's no other way to describe what is happening. >> okay. can i ask you, you are a greek, you are in greece. the grease government says that the measures imposed on it by europe are too harsh and will force the economy to contract and that is the reason it will not agree to a deal offered by european minister do you agree that the reforms offered are too restrictive. >> well, we could get into a long discussion as to what reform means within the context used by the euro masters and the i.m.f. representatives. these are reforms that essentially have destroyed the greek economy, sending it into a free fall. they have created unbelievable
extreme levels of unemployment so the bailout programme has been absolutely catastrophic. that cannot be denied. the question is how do you approach your negotiations with them in order to obtain a better deal. i think the way the greek government went about if went their own way. it was their own way for a lot of reasons. they underestimated their opponents, and at the same time overestimated themselves. that's a cardinal sin. you cannot do that in politics. the people have proven to be amateurs, and i think that growing people will pay the price. thank you very much indeed. cj speaking to us live from athens. >> u.s. and iranian diplomats are in vienna trying to reach agreement over iran's nuclear programme by a deadline on tuesday. if there's a deal it could mean the lifting of international
sanctions allowing more countries to resume trade. for some indian businesses lifting restrictions is the last thing they want. >> rice is one of many indian exports to iran. trade fell as indian companies are priced out of the market because other countries are doing business with iran. >> iran was importing 1.4 million tonne of rice it will this year not gross half a million. >> reporter: many countries used to export through other parties to get around restrictions. trades reached almost $5 million. now the worry is that a trade deal on the iran's nuclear programme negotiated with the u.s. will open up the market at india's expense.
for the past three years india brought oil from iran using indian rupees give the benefit of saving the deficit and using it to buy food and other indian product. if sanctions are lifted. some indian companies worry their business deals and exports. some believe iran trading with the u.s. is not a bad thing. members of an export association is urged not to worry their trade advantage will end. >> had there been a european president, we may not have had the market. >> reporter: india signed a deal to build a report in southern iran despite u.s. objections, using it to increase trade and countering china's growing presence. india is looking to use the port and its relationship with iran to build its presence into central asia.
>> india is interested in developing rail and road links, and leading up north to the borders. this will hope up a lot of business opportunities for india. as of now, business with iran accounts for less than 2% of exports. companies hope an indian built port will counterbalance the economy. also creating new markets for them. eventually eastern europe. >> survivors of bangladesh's worst extreme accident face a wait for justice two years after the tragedy. 1200 garment workers were killed when an 8 storey building in dakar collapsed. the building's owner and factory owner face charges, but they refuse to show up in court. >> reporter: this woman is no getting better. she was working inside the rana
plaza building when it collapsed. her arms were crushed under piles of debris. two years later she has to make regular hospital visits much >> translation: the rest of the world might be ready to forget what happened. you can't forget if you are suffering. i'm in pain every day, it's not easy to forget. >> the rana plaza disaster has been slipping from consciousness. few turn up at the memorial site. lack of public pressure means not as much attention is paid. to those responsible for the disaster, and their lack of punishment so far. >> translation: garment owners knew better, yet forced many to enter the building. they flouted so many rules with so many dying. >> justice has been far from swift. it's taken more than two years to complete the investigation.
>> criminal negligence involving powerful businessmen can take years in bangladesh, and in cases where there's a large number of death. a trial looking into the deaths of 300 children given fake medicine in 1991 was settled last year, 23 years later. delay was inevitable. says the public prosecutor. >> we were talking about historic crime of immense proportion. we have had to interview thousands of witnesses for six times. so from our point of view this is not an abnormal delay. >> that doesn't go down well with frustrated survivors. >> it doesn't look like the government wants to punish these people at all. i want justice, i want those responsible to be hanged. i want them to understand what my suffering is. >> while the police
investigation has been completed survivors and labour activists fear that a trial could take many decades it's a tough prospect for survivors who believe their government owes it to them to do better colombia's president blames f.a.r.c. rebels for what he calls the worst environmental disaster. the president santos says the group damaged an oil pipeline in a bomb attack on a port city in southern colombia. around 150,000 people have been left without safe drinking water after oil spilt into the mario river sharing selfies on social media and other quirks of the internet largely passed cubans by because only 3.4% of households are online.
it's hoped new reforms will connect many more. >> reporter: wherever you go people in cuba are carrying smartphones, gives from friends and relatives. they can take photos and development messages. >> translation: dret no email yes, not internet. >> reporter: cuba is one of a few countries where foble phones cannot be connected to the internet. we are behind the rest of the world, totally disconnected says this student. like everywhere else he spends hours at the cultural center the only venue for free wi-fi, an experimental project people bring smartphones and laptops much the signal is week but their will is strong. >> to connect with other cubans make friends, find out what we
know nothing of. >> reporter: this is the alternative, the telephone company's navigation center where people surf the web. you can stand here for hours, and you have to buy a guard costing $2, and allows you to surf for an hour. though cheeper than before the price is exorbitant on the average salary of $20. cubans are not allowed to have internet at home. while not legal, the resourceful cuban pace a foreigner for a home connection to buy him a line. the only option available - a painfully slow out dated phone line connection. in the meement there's the cell phone clinic where cubans go to down loot apps. an interactive guide to
restaurants and more. >> translation: the database included on the phone, because people do not have internet on the phone. >> reporter: that is set to change promises the government. according to cuba's first vis president, the state will guarantee secure and widespread use of internet for the development and will strive to make the resource available, access illegal and affordable to all. it's a major shift for a government that has been reluctant until now to grant access to millions of cubans impatient to join another revolution, the one linking them to the digital world. now, you won't find it in an exchange you won't really find it outside a tiny russian village. the collion is an invention that has russian authorities in a
flap. rory challands followed the money. >> reporter: three hours out of the moscow and the epicentre of a strange fiscal controversy. this work shed is a version of fort knox or the federal reserve. a battered box holing cash stashed. the village currency ipp vented minted and printed. >> people exchanged things among each other. we didn't create the process, we made it difficult. in russia you used to get a bottle of vodka for village work. we are doing the same thing. we don't use vodka, we print pieces of paper. >> reporter: he and friends use it for loans and to trade goods and labour with each other. it can be saved for more ambition things like building a village bathhouse. for anyone interested in the cut
and thrust of trading, the vital question is what is it worth? 10 eggs, two colions. this bucket of potatos, five. and a goose here a not unreasonable 60 thus the collion proved resilient to the storm buffeting the rouble. when purchasing power is pegged to the potato it doesn't matter what is happening in the money markets. this is a man with anarchist leadings making it difficult for authorities in the past. and they are non-too impressed. >> translation: they came last summer and winter and in spring and wanted to see the collion. i made them chop wood to earn it. we laughed. a month ago i was summonsed to court with words like urgently withdraw this money and destroy
it because it threatens russia's economy. his lawyer says the case against him is hopelessly confused. >> translation: the prosecutor himself, when i asked him, or the central bank representatives, no one explained why he think collion was money, or what criteria there was or that's what the claim was about. also they couldn't explain where they received the threat to the payment system of the russian operation. >> the next appearance in court is july the 1st. until then he's staying on the farm looking after his animals and relishing all the fuss. still to come - all the sport and another indy car race is full of crashes. no one was seriously hurt one driver says it's a matter of time before there's a fatality. details coming up.
welcome back. you gander's wildlife parks are known to gorillas but they are known for bird population, if the industry was better organised, more tourists could come in. >> reporter: at the swamp on the swores of lake victoria -- shores of lake victoria birdwatchers catch site of a stork, an endeared specie to uganda.
conservationists estimate there's only 150 left in the country, a result of hunting, trafficking or loss of habitat. uganda is home to 11% of birds, and thousands of tourists flock here each year to see species including the african fishing eagle or the long-legged jucana. >> our small size has 50% of bird species on the continent. you can't find it anywhere. we have more species per square meter than any other part of the world. >> reporter: the bird-watching industry generates $6 million. with better marketing that could increase. now, many tourists say they have no idea where to go to see the birds, unless they have a good guide. >> you go on the highway. there's nothing to tell you anything about the birds. so animals - there's a good mark
of course, tourism. for birds, you need to do better they are beautiful birds. the world needs to know where to go. things are starting to change. tour operators developed a mobile phone app to provide information to tourists on the bird they may see on safari. uganda has an extraordinary resource with huge potential. after years of violence and turmoil, it's natural beauty and astonishing array of wildlife is making the country a draw for tourists. let's get the sport now. >> the brazil coach dunga blamed a virus affecting many of his players for their exit. for the second time in a row brazil was beaten on penalties at the quarterfinal stage.
>> reporter: brazil headed into the quarterfinal without suspended star neymar. they did not appear to miss him. robino put them 1-0 up after a quarter of an hour. midway through the second half they conceded a penalty though. the captain silva hand-balling in the box. gonzalez met the equalizer for paraguay for 12 yards. it saved 1-1 until extra time. just like the quarterfinal. it was decided by a penalty shoot out. and with stock quicks and douglas casta for brazil. it would be paraguay though goes through. gonzalez in the net again to seal a 4-3 victory.
>> some of the players got ill. talking about this now. it was complicated, looking as if it was given excuses. i didn't get ill. thank god. we lost because we didn't kill the game in the first half. >> translation: of course brazil is a tough rival. we wanted to win from the start, we pushed hard and believe we advanced to the next stage paraguay faces argentina in the semitimes. defending champion japan are through to the semifinal of the world cup. despite dominating possession, they had trouble finding the net, firing 14 shots in total. they scored in the dying minutes. japan win 1-0. with >> translation: the game plan was well executed. this is good from our team.
while i think australia made big improvements this tournament i think our win gave us competence for the future. and what we have done today serves as a big base for our future successes. hosts canada failed to reach the semis, knocked out by england who took the lead after 11 minutes. minutes later lucy doubled their advantage, and they went on to win 2-1. it was the first time england reached the last four and they face japan for a place in the final. >> to make a semifinal for england, we have made history as a group, we have every belief we can make it through. we have to go out with the fight, heart and passion as we did today and come out in the time indy car champion will powers says it's a matter of time until another fatality happens in the sport after the race in california had many
crashes. power was involved in one of them with japanese driver. s ark to. later in the race ryan brisbane coe was airborne after he collided. nobody was hurt with briscoe suffering brucing. in 2011 dan we'lldan -- weldan died. many complain the aerodynamics of the cars are dangerous. >> someone has to take responsibility for how the day panned out. as exciting as it is it is in sane. you can't get away. you cannot get away you have to take risks to gain track position. man, that's crazy racing crazy, crazy, we don't neat another incident like in vegas, running
like in this will happen it's a matter of time valentino rossi won the dutch motogp. he clashed at the final corner. the italian had begun the race on poll and managed to beat the reining world champion across the line. rossi expends his lead to 10 ahead of lorenzo cricket and sri lanka has a chance to win a second test against pakistan. rain in colombia washed out the final session. when they resume on monday sri lanka will chase 123 for victory after dismissing pakistan for 328 in the second innings. and felix hasn't decided whether to one in the 400m or
200m. she's won the 200m world title, but never the 400 crown. judging by her form at the u.s. championships at eugene she could change that. binning the final on saturday. meaning she qualifies for 400 meter event in beijing 2015. should she choose to do she could help out this season's fastest woman over 400 meters francine. she finishes in fourth missing out on qualification for the world championships. more sport on the website. for the latest check out aljazeera.com/sport. blogs and videos from our correspondents around the world. that's it for me. >> thank you very much sanaa. that's it for this newshour. there is more news coming up after the break. stay with us. i'll be back in a couple of minutes. bye for now.
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