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a greek default. >> they brought us into this dividing the people greece miss as deadline to repay international debt raising the stakes of brinkmanship between european leaders and the greek government talking tough... . >> i'll walk away from the negotiations if, in fact it's a bad deal a strong message from president obama as negotiators extend the deadline by another
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week for a potential nuclear agreement with iran sealing the deal - the u.s. and cuba expected to make it official form owe opening embassy and washington and havana after more than half a century the missing in egypt. >> what kind of hats do the people have she's 23 years old. the pain of a mother venting frustration at egyptian officials accused of taking her daughter for being a critic of the government an air force plane goes down in a residential neighbourhood. more than 100 dead. investigators want to know why good evening i'm antonio mora this is al jazeera america. we begin in greece where a last-minute attempt to avoid
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default failed. tonight the i m.s. says greece missed at its 1.8 million loan repayment, becoming the first advanced economy to miss a crucial debt payment. athens tried to broker an extension, but eurozone finance minister rejected the appeal. now it may come down to sunday's referendum when greek voters will decide whether to accept bailout terms from creditors. european leaders say a no vote could mean greece exiting the european union. a crisis is faces growing criticism. thousands of greeks took to the streets in support of accepting the bailout terms. john psaropoulos is in athens with the latest. >> reporter: the greek people are about to explode with frustration. there are people that are unemployed on the square people
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graduating from universities about to be unemployed all of them against austerity, they say yes to the referendum on sunday. they want the government out. they think they have been a disaster. they think they have botched the association, and think it's been done with an agenda in mine to take people out of the us open. -- of the eurozone. people on the streets are arguing about who owns more money. some are calling others fascists, communist. there's a lot of anger spilling out. that has been vented at these gatherings in the square behind me. sometimes in favour of the referendum in favour of the yes vote. yes to the package and euro and sometimes against, and what that means is we want to punish our
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creditors, we want greece not to repay its debt but to take care of itself. john psaropoulos reporting from athens. the president of merc investments and a global investment analyst joins us. good to have you with us. listening to john psaropoulos - if the greek people go against the government, is that a positive for the international markets? >> i don't know. i mean first of all, what happens in greece is foremost greece's problems. we had massive falls in markets on monday. this happened on the backdrop of highly elevated asset prices. we did not see a contagion in the sense that there's no sense of banks failing outside of greece, there's no lehman moment. yes, this is rough for the world to deal with nobody will change the lifestyle, no matter what greece is going to do. all things are primarily greece's problems.
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>> reporter: the european markets were slammed tuesday and monday where all world markets got slammed. asian markets were up american market slightly up. as an american investor, the average american with money in stock and bond fund - do they have to worry about greece? >> they have to worry about valuations. greece is a catalyst. we had complacency in market. central banks took fees out of the markets. now, suddenly the class is half empty. if it weren't greece it would be something else. few u.s. companies will suffer anything because of what greece is going to do. it is just that psychology is changing, fear is coming back to the market if it was not greece, it would be something else. there's not anything the u.s. could do to help greece. from that point of view nothing would change. the u.s. investors, they should be concerned because they have been going nothing but up and
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are due for correction. >> you talk about contagion and you are not concerned, if greece goes bankrupt isn't there the danger that we can see further problems with spain, portugal italy, other european countries that are debt laden? >> the issue is not whether they are bankrupt. everyone nose they have huge difficulties, how will it move forward. it greece gets a deal that is tempting the other peripheral eurozone countries to go down the same path that is bad. anything that discourages other countries from pursueing the same path is a good thing. that can be what we see now, sad bickering, other europeans say no we don't want to go down the path. it could be a bailout that is so lucrative that everyone else wants the same deal.
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unfortunately the people suffering the most are the greek people. everyone is watching from the side lines if you look at the debt markets and the periphery, they are well behaved. this is nothing. in this is a serious crisis. >> the spillover has been limited to the stock market. what can greece do. you talk about the pain suffered. you see weeks of austerity, leading to the gulf government being elected. how much room is there. people will argue you can't get blood from a stone. they'll get austerity no matter what, because they reject a term of the bailout or reject it and the market will not give them credit. the solution for greece is they have to get their act together and provide an environment that
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attracts invests. they have to collect taxes, they have to get their house in order. unfortunately, with a finance minister who is a self-declared erratic marxist i am not sure that is possible. their philosophy is to beg for more money, and that will not cut it. it's a difficult road ahead. the previous government was not so effective either. that's where they have to go otherwise they'll go from bad to worse. >> my question will be if the government falls. it's good to have you with us. thank you. >> my pleasure. >> president obama says it will take more hard work before a nuclear deal can be arrested with iran. the president making the comments during a press conference with dilma rousseff at the white house. he warned that iran must be ready to comply with requirements set by the international community. >> there has been a lot of talk from iranian negotiators about
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whether they can abide by some of the terms that came up in lausanne. if they cannot that's going to be a problem. because i have said from the start. i said in the start i will walk away if in fact it's a bad deal. >> meanwhile the deadline for a final deal has been extended for a week. diplomats from iran and the six world powers are working though the deadline trying to resolve major sticking point. al jazeera's diplomatic editor reports from the talks in vienna. >> reporter: after a day of consultations in tehran the iranian foreign minister was back at the negotiating table with his u.s. opposite number. afterwards only a brief comment, mr mohammad javad zarif said "i'm here to get a deal i think we can." earlier when speaking to iranian journalist he made it clear there was more work to be done.
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>> translation: i think the negotiations have reached a very delicate tame delicate stage. we can make progress it requires political will and a lot of work to be done. >> reporter: also in vienna russian foreign minister lucie safarova. having met mohammad javad zarif, he compared notes with secretary of state john kerry. when he spoke to reporters he gave probably the most positive assessment from any of the key players during the lengthy negotiations. >> translation: we have all the grounds to suggest that the result is within reach. and we gave an instruction to our colleagues deputies and political directors to do anything so in the coming days disagreement would be reached. >> reporter: everyone says progress is being made but there's a deal of detail to iron out. this is supposed to be a final deal. that is why the international negotiators, the so-called p5+1 have now extended their interim
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deal which was due to run out on 30 june al jazeera's ali velshi joins us from tehran. what are the iranians saying to you about the nuclear talks extended for a few days? >> it's wednesday morning. the sun is rising. and i have to say we had noticed yesterday the groups negotiating had sent out a strong signal that things seemed to be doing well. but we are not going to conclude by the end of the day. the 7-day extension is important because on july the 9th the president of the united states - president obama has to submit the deal to congress for approval. those in the know knew that there was this much leeway and i think this is one of those negotiations that goes down to the wire. what it comes down to for iranians for the people in this city, in tehran is they want
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the sanctions listed. they don't want them suspended, they want a deal and the government told them they can get a deal where the sanctions are lifted. the other issue is the pride that iranians have in the nuclear programme. in the west the discussion is about whether it's about nuclear weaponry and threats. in iran it's more about the fact that iran developed a nuclear capability that sets its place in the determined world. you can see tehran looks like a modern city it doesn't have an ancient feeling. iranians want a fair deal. they don't want to the give away the house. the economy has suffered. the currency devalued the banking sanctions affected the prosperity of iranians. they are okay.
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they want the sanctions lifted. they are okay if it takes a few more dies to get the deal the government says it wants, the same way that president obama is saying we'll stick with this until it gets down. president obama indicates that he's losing patients and there's a similar sentiment on this side. >> a few days is one thing. we saw the celebrations in iran when the graham work deal was announced. -- framework deal was announced. how much pressure is there for the government because the sanctions are wanted to be lifted and hopefully get a different economy. >> a lot of pressure. i expected to be up all night reporting on this. i think i might spend more time in the streets. we thought we would be if there was a deal. people have been hit by the actions. a number of things happened. iran can't transfer money using
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the international banking system, the swiss banking system. while some things are not banned from coming into iran it can't pay for them using the international banking system. there are med cases, auto -- medications, auto parts, machineries, things they make that can't be sold overseas and they want access to the markets. there is pressure on the government. the president was elected on an idea that he would open up a dialogue with the west. it would be seen as something of a failure if no deal was arrived at. >> you can see more from tehran on ali velshi on target in tehran airing at al jazeera 10:30 eastern a major milestone for the u.s. in cuba. form when president obama will announce the two countries will announce embassies in each other's capitals. president obama sealed the deal in april. that handshake a symbol of change half a century after
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diplomatic relations are cut. y will be made acage. mike viqueira is at the white house. >> 54 years, 1961, two years after fidel castro and his guerilla army marched from the mountains into havana taking over. 196 is was the year diplomatic relations were severed. in the rose garden with vice president biden to announce the full opening embass why is in the united states and havana. at roughly the same time tomorrow a top state department official will visit the foreign ministry in havana delivering a letter from president obama announcing that this move culminating after december 17th a surprise announcement the president made wanting to normalize relations with cuba. many have been caught offguard. working out the nuts and bolts. the one big hurdle was taking
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off the state sponsors of terrorism, something that hamstrung them. they can conduct financial business throughout the world. president obama making an announcement. understanding that the american embassy opens in july. we expect secretary of state john kerry to attend. any progress on discussions about the trade embargo that stays in place? >> that's a separate issue, and as you know that will require congress to lift the embargo, codified in 1996, the helm's burton act, in place. a hotlot is not there. the votes are not there to lift the embargo. as far as normalizing the negotiations there's nothing that the president can do.
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there's nothing they can do no votes to stop it. what is likely to happen is when the president gets around to nominating an ambassador to havana, and goes through a senate confirmation process, you'll see a fight. this is moving forward, an historic moment tomorrow at the white house thank you. >> rachel is an assistant director at the atlantic council's latin american center where her work focuses on u.s. cuban relations. as we heard mike say the plan is open embassies later this month, do you think there are obstacles at this point to that? >> at this point it's probably smooth sailing, save major changes, i think it's something that both countries are dedicated to doing. it's obviously been a goal since the president made the announcements on december 17th. i think we'll see this go through. >> we thought in this would happen, obviously now for months. as you know some analysts
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argued that the opening of the embassies will not mean much if the tradeembargo and travel bans are not lifted. how significant a step is this? >> it's neglecting to under the role of embassies. we have home bases for the respective countries in the united states and cuba to continue negotiations in a serious way. some of the most important embassies are in countries where there are serious abuses and problems. it's important to have those, that's how we move something forward. this is not the end of the line but the beginning of serious negotiations. >> that's the theory the question is will it be put into practice. we have two democratic presidents. we join the forces to the proposals that congress lift the
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ban. do you think congress will move on this. is it getting more likely to happen. >> absolutely. we have 44 cosponsors in the center to lift the travel ban. this is getting more and more attraction. each week there's a delegation of people from the business community and the u.s. government. learning about the country. as people begin to understand where the policy came from and where they are now and how different the realities are, we see people with no stand on cuba beginning to take a stand saying it's an antti quitted policy and doesn't benefit the people of the united states or cuba. it is mostly going to come from. >> some argue if the travel ban are lifted it will go into the hands of businesses owned by the government and military. should that give us pause that the money may not get to the
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cuban people? >> that's the argument for all economic sanctions. i think it's ignores the fact that there's a growing private sector in cuba and the best way to support that is to allow americans to go there and benefit from that and support that. we are seeing that also supported through president obama's allowing to gain more remittances, and seeing raul castro allowing for the growth. >> does the u.s. need to get more concessions from the cubans because humans rites is a major factor there and the cubans have done little. >> i don't think it's a tit for tat situation, what we have seen is the policy of isolation of the united states tried to enact has done pretty much nothing in terms of regime change. we have the same two guys in power that we had 50 years ago.
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i think the idea of engagement and moving forward, and engagement on a political level and trying to increase trade and economic and cultural exchange means that we are more likely to move the needle that way instead of standing apart while the rest of the world engages with cuba. >> good to have you with us. a military cargo plane goes down in a residential neighbourhood in indonesia killing more than 100. as investigators comb through the wreckage. the u.s. is willing to assist. >> two men captured tortured and held at secret c.i.a. prisons - now pack in their own country.
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things taylor swift. the tunisian government says the man that gunned down 38
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tourists at a beach resort last friday trained at a military camp for rebel fighters in libya, and trained along side the two gunmen that killed 22 people at the national museum in tunis in march. tunisian officials are cracking down on groups involved in promoting religious intolerance. hashem ahelbarra explains. >> reporter: tunisia is in the spotlight. the party is one of the organizations that government accuses of promoting violence and sedition. the party's leader says the government is exploiting the attack on tourists in sousse to stipel dissent. and sideline tourists. >> translation: the president should target those that kill tourists but he's taking on political parties in the same way as his predecessor. >> reporter: this was a
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gathering of a party banned for decades. the offsued of a banned islamic movement calling for a caliphate or the rule of islamic law, and rejects democracy and says capitalism is a threat to islam. interest. >> translation: we have a government that failed at all levels. the only solution should be through embracing islam. leaders insist that they are determined to change political reality. despite the challenges their movement is gaining momentum. the tunisian government fight streamism and cracks down on religious organizations accused of spreading violent ideologies a fight that officials say they can only win if they have enough international support and backing from tunisians. >> the government has ordered
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the closure of unauthorised mosques. many people are concerned. they say mosques like this one, one of the oldest in tunisia, could play a crucial role in promoting tolerance. the mosque is one of the most renowned religious centers in the muslim world. >> translation: this has been one of the greatest places promoting the true message of islam, calling for peace and unity. >> thousands joined al qaeda and i.s.i.l. in iraq syria and libya. there are hundreds more fighting against the government. these are delicate signs for a country launching the arab spring four years ago the chief public prosecutor in france says friday's beheading had a terrorist motive and can be linked to i.s.i.l.
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the prosecutor will be voted on terrorism charges, and he beheaded his boss and sent photos of himself holding the head to an islamic state fighter in syria. authorities say he tried to blow up a u.s.-opened chemical factory indonesia's military grounded their fleet of aircraft after a plane crash. 130 were killed when a shet went down in mo dan, the their third largest city. stephanie dekker has more >> reporter: it's a grim task finding the dead among the shattered hercules aircraftment the plane was carrying soldiers and families it had been in the air a few minutes before it crashed. it was about 12:00 pm the flight appeared to have lost its power and started to descent when it hit the residential area.
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i was at home at the time. it crashed. >> shortly after takeoff the pilot radioed in stating there was an issue with the plen asking permission to return to the airport. they never made it. a large crowd gathered to watch the provision. maidan is one of the third largest cities. it crashed on buildings, otherwise the death toll would be higher. indonesia announced it would no longer fly the c130 until they understand how the crash happened. an investigation as hoped to figure out what happened. it's not the first time a military aircraft crash into a civilian area. it's prompting calls questioning whether the military are operating planes that are too old. there's no answers as to why this sent happened. the investigation could take a couple of months.
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>> an explosion rocks afghanistan near the u.s. embassy. why n.a.t.o. forces were the tart of that attack. a report about kidnapped and missing people in egypt.
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welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm antonio mora. coming up in this half hour of international news fighting in yemen allows 1200 prisoners to escape. first a look at the stories making headlines across the u.s. in the american minute. after months of speculation, chris christie is in the 14th republican to announce his candidacy for the 2016 presidential election. the president obama administration is pushing a pay increase for 5 million americans much any employees paid $23,600 can be called a manager and does
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not have to be paid over time. the administration is changing that cap to more than $50,000. misty copeland is making ballet history as the first black woman to be named principal dancer coming a week after making a debut in the lead role of "swan lake", she has been a strong advocate for diversity in ballet peurto rico is making progress in tackling the debt crisis, it's close to a deal with creditors that may allow it to make a payment of $400 million due tomorrow helping them avoid defaulting on this payment. they have there 72 billion in debt that it cannot replay. ray are is in san jaun. what is the government saying about the rest of its debt. >> good evening. progress - $400 million of a $73
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billion debt. this is the end of the fiscal year for peurto rico. the government is trying to negotiate with bond holders over the course of the paf few days. tomorrow there's a debt that they owe, and that is a situation they are trying to negotiate overnight. in the meantime the governor addressed this island and all the people 3.6 million people, and he didn't sound too optimistic. let's listen. >> listen though this clearly. this is not about politics, it's maths. the first step is to revive growth. without growth in peurto rico we'll never get out of the cycle. we need to do more much more. >> it's a huge hurdle - $73 billion. and, you know tomorrow the
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sales tax jumps from 7% which is what it is now, to 11.5%. a lot of people in the capital city of san juan hit groceries stores going to gas stakeses stocking up and bulking up before it increases. the average median income of someone that works here - 19,600. >> the governor yesterday was forceful about how peurto ricans can't pay the debt. what else is he doing to try to solve the crisis? >> they are trying to negotiate with washington. trying to get their message across that this is an unpayable debt. they have no options. no matter how many negotiations the government goes through with bond holders, how do you get all the bondholders to pay out there 73 billion. it's an impossible amount for peurto rico to negotiate.
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of course a lot of folks here and the governor would like a chapter nine bankruptcy to be allowed by the u.s. government. that is not in place. this is a territory, and it's not a city unlike a detroit, commable to file the chapter nine. they are trying to negotiate with washington. we heard forceful words saying that they would not offer a bailout, they'd watch had work out. we have heard a lot of people talk about the fact that there are multiple advisors on the ground from the u.s. trying to figure out a scenario for the government. >> robert ray in san juan the taliban claimed responsibility for a bombing targetting coalition forces in kabul. it appeared to target n.a.t.o. forces travelling in a convoy near the american embassy, two were killed, 20 injured,
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including two u.s. soldiers. another suicide bombing in helmand province killed two. in context - another look at c.i.a. torture. two tortured by the c.i.a. meld by the u.s. -- held by the u.s. has been released and returned to tunisia. they were detained at black sites before travelled to u.s. military prisons. the senate intelligent's committee describes how one of the two men were tortured for 700 days. the or for 400. kate is with the international justice network and represented the men. good to have you with us. let's start with who the two men are. najar was supposed to have been a body guard for osama bin laden, some relationship with al-qaeda are. was evidence presented to that effect? >> no. the u.s. government never justified the detention of either man and we have never
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gotten information from the u.s. government about why they held them to so long. >> what statements are made. in the end it wasn't the u.s. government that let them go. they've been held the facilities was turned over and it was the afghan government that let them go. >> it shows that they could have released the man. >> 10 years without charges. no justification ever? >> no. >> there's no - other are than the loose affiliation, statements made that they were affiliated with aric almirdu. >> they are un -- with al qaeda. >> they are unsubstantiated never proven in a court of law, and the court received to hear the cases of these men. the organization brought headachious corpus decisions, asking the court to acquire the government to give evidence to show why they were detaining them. the u.s. court said they don't have jurisdiction.
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one of the lawyers on your team says there needs to be accountably. are you pursuing some action? >> absolutely. >> it's important to remember that what happened to the men is a crime. i think a lot of people view torture as an unfortunate art of war, as something - as a moral issue, a political issue, a campaign issue, it's a crime. there needs to be justice. >> what kind of condition are the men in. >> we are not sure how they are doing. as far as we know they have not been seen by medical perm that's at the -- personnel. that's at the top of our priorities. they are in desperate need of care at this point. >> they have been sent back to tunisia and given back to the tunisian government. >> they were initially in tunisian government. as they were in these situations and released. another one of the lawyers
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involved said they don't hold ill will to the united states is that the case? >> we - they were in custody for so long they did not know if they'd be free again. if you are in that position and are released, the only thing you care about is remaining free with your loved ones starting a life again as a free person. that is no longer behind bars. >> four other men were detained with them and are still detained. what do you know about that? >> there is one egyptian national that may or may not be at the facility. the organization doesn't represent him. >> you represent the other three. >> yes, two tajic. none can be repatriated. if sent home they'd be at risk of torture or death at the hands of their government. we are working hard to get them
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released. >> the afghan government is willing to release them the problem is where to send them. thank you, it's a fascinating story, you are with the international justice network, good of you to come in and talk to us about it a watchdog group says i.s.i.l. fighters carried out the groups the syrian observatory for human right says two were killed. meanwhile, i.s.i.l. re-entered the town. i.s.i.l. was chased from the town. today i.s.i.l. made inroads and re took the critical supply route. i.s.i.l. is claiming responsibility for an attack a car bomb targetting two bombers during a gathering to mourn the death of a relative. i.s.i.l. organised the attack. i.s.i.l. is an extremist sunni
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group, considering shia muslims as heretics. 1200 inmates escaped from a prison after guards fled their post fleeing a battle between houthi rebels and pro-government forces. numerous were among these. it was the third since the air strikes. egypt's president planned to change lawyers to bring those that assassinated the prosecutor to justice. it came after the government was accused of arresting and adoubting people. this was the man during the 2007 resolution. during the process she was hit by a bull it. it's been a month now, the 23-year-old activist has not come home. >> reporter: on june the 1st she
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hung out with her friends and left around 5:00 p.m. her female friend was in touch until 9:00pm. she didn't come home >> translation: what hearts do these people have do they not have children. she's 23, she's a kid. i want them to tell me the whereabouts of my daughter and what did she do. >> she's among 153 missing, some liberals, some anti-coup activists, all critics of the government. amnesty international released a report called generation gaol - egypt's youth from protest to prison. many are facing criminal charges since the military deposed mohamed mursi in 2013. the crackdown is meant to restore stability and security and promises by the international community to support freedom and justice have been subdued by lucrative trade and arms deals. >> world leaders are breaking
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promises to stand by them. egypt's partners are making ready to sell new arms and quit to egyptian authorities -- equipment to egyptian authorities, ignoring torture. >> some missing students have been found but not alive. this is the mother of one. she saw her son's body. it was broken in many places. the engineering student was kidnapped in front of his class. there were security cameras at the university and want to know where they can't be used to find his killers. victims. of forced disappearance do not end up in prison. we have stories of those that disappeared and end up dead. some killed by torture. it's been two years since tens of thousands marched in the streets against the first democratically elect gough. and welcomed the -- government.
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and welcomed the military backed one. many of the same activists found themselves a tart of a crackdown. many have been arrested, others are missing. >> reporter: the state department released 3,000 emails from hillary clinton sent during her first year as secretary of state. thee shankeded over thousands of work-related emails sent using a personal account. investigators want to know if there are additional email exchanges with the clinton's former advisor about libya. it killed the u.s. ambassador. tomorrow night former u.s. ambassador to saudi arabia will join us. he has a book out entitled desert diplomat inside saudi arabia. ambassador jordan served after attacks, despite no prior diplomatic experience, it's his story learning on the job at a
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sensitive time of middle east-american relations. tomorrow night driven from their homes by the civil war. female refugees are subject to sexual abuse by soldiers supposed to protect them. >> in burundi, awaiting the results of a political election and awaiting the results.
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a new case of ebola has been reported in liberia, a 17-year-old male dying of the disease on monday. the virus was declared eradicated in the west african country two months ago. officials are working to find out how he caught the disease. sierra leone and guinea are battling the outbreak. it has killed for than 11,000 people. a u.n. report accuses south sudan's army of widespread abuse of vulnerable citizens. fighting with rebels, 600 files north of juba took on new levels of intensity. caroline maloney reports on
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disturbing accusations. >> reporter: around 100,000 people have been displaced from their homes in unity state since april, having to escape from violence between rebels and government forces. a significant number suffered from or witnessed attacks amounting to severe human rights abuses. the army released a report based on interviews with 115 people mainly women from five villages across the state. 79 women and girls were subjected to sexual violence by members of the south sudan army. 67 civilians were killed in attacks by the army. the u.n. received nine incidents by women and girls burnt in their huts. >> 172 women and girls have been abducted. and 40 missing, maim boys forcibly re -- mainly boys forcibly recruited to fight. it's the latest in south sudan.
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u.n.i.c.e.f. reported on specific abuses against children. the african union called for sanctions and an armed embargo, and the u.n.'s mission called for access to the villages where the abuse happened. the government denied previous allegations. the army says it will vet the u.n. report and prosecute suspects. >> we will support investigation into the report, and whoever is guilty of committing such atrocities will be presented to court without doubt. >> the report says the government and anti-government forces failed to protect civilians from violence and this round of attacks suggest a disregard for basic human rights. >> in burundi officials are counting votes.
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75% 75% cast votes. 70 people have reportedly been killed during months of unrest many protesting the president's bid for a third firm in office. that is scheduled for july 15th. two months passed since zenno phobic violence spread. hundreds were targeted. many from war torn africa that called south africa home. 200 displaced refugees are facing an uncertainly future as the government prepares to close a camp they've been living. >> this woman came to south africa after fleeing political instability. she's been at the temporary shelter since violence against foreigners. the government is closing it down, saying she'll have to return to burundi or reintegrate.
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>> they did not deal with the issue. it's like you have a fire you try to hide it with a blanket. by the end of the day, it will explode and the fire will come out. >> the government says there's no reason to fear leaving the shelter. >> we had social dialogues, and we are confident that the communities are safe for the safe return of the people here. some chose other communities and insist them to get there through the united nationsment. >> the united nations refugee agencies giving the families $600 to restart their lives. many here do not have refugee or asylum seekers status making their stay in the country illegal. they are worried once they leave the shelter, they'll be arrested. >> another burundi has been in south africa for six months spending half that time at the
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shelter. >> it's difficult because - to stay there about three months and tart the life -- start the life. it's difficult to see. now i'm new here in town. before i tried to... >> while there are assurances they'll be welcome back to south african society, many here are wondering if this country can be home. >> nearly a year off the crash of malaysia airlines flight mh17 investigators don't have suspects in the case. many have been identified in the downing of the flight over ukraine, but no definite suspects. all 298 people on board the plane died when it was shot out of the sky last july. this video shows all that was left after the crash. most victims were from the netherlands fighting to save a major underwater towerist destination.
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>> i'm andrew thomas diving on australia great barrier reef. what is down there is spectacular. it's at risk. i'll explain why it is what farmers are doing on landthat is largely to blame.
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>> you have kids here who've killed someone? >> award winning journalist soledad o'brien takes us inside the violent world of kids behind bars. will a new experimental program be their last chance? >> i have to do my 100 percent best so i don't end up in a place like this again.
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. >> traffic through the eurotunnel linking france and britain resumed after strikers blocked the tracks. french ferry workers torched tires and walked to protest after a nearby company sells a ferry service. it was the second time the strikers stopped the service during the height of the travel season. now our global new se. japan's paper weighs in on the greek crisis saying it is a mistake to underestimate the damage a greek default will have on the economy. under the headline take all possible measures to prevent greek expanding.
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it writes they must work with the e.u. and the. >> mf and find a compromise with the e.u. the jordan "the times" writes a closing of mosques inciting violence is a place to start. writing human life is precious in islam. in the wake. same-sex marriage station, the "sydney morning herald" is calling on prime minister tony abbott to allow a vote on the issue, noting 63% of australians are in favour of same-sex marriage. india's "the hindu" is call on members of parliament to fight, delete or dilute the homosexuality law australia great barrier reef is under threat. some say it needs to be listed as dangerous. an annual meeting is to be held
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and a decision announced form. andrew thomas reports. >> reporter: when you dive on it most threats are not obvious. half of it disappeared over the last 30 years, choose your spot. you don't notice subtle changes in water. the port along the coast is from here far out of site. one threat pointed out is too obvious. the spiky crown of thorn star fish. there's a plague of them down here feeding on coral and can be toxic to fish. scott is one of a team of people fighting back unjecting the star -- injecting the starfish with poison. it works. >> the damage they can do to the coral, i have seen it first hand, is amazing. it is facing enough threats. the crown of thunder storms star fish is something we can do
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something about. the starfish are thriving because there's an increase in the sea. one starfish can produce as many as 60 million eggs a year far for surviving than should. there has been outbreaks of crown of thorn. the latest is the worse, and it's human activities on land that are to blame. >> throwing sugar -- growing sugar gain is big business along the coast. farmers use fertilisers. when the excess washes off the land into rivers and to the sea, they need the plankton. tony changes his practices, applying fertilisers more precisely than he did. >> we are applying chemicals on 40% of the area. >> once you would have put it etch. >> yes. run off from the properties goes
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trait into the salt water -- straight into the salt water. who we do on the land affects the reef. >> reporter: but this is a young farmer getting his older neighbours to change their practices is not easy. when president obama came to the islands in he told students he was worried about the great barrier reef and wanted it to be there. his concern echos the united nations, action globally and locally is needed for the reef to survive the european union is making it easier to make phone calls across europe. travellers will be able to use the same data packages across e.u. faces and will mean internet users will be able to access content without being blocked or slowed down as part of a push for net neutrality. that's it for this edition of al
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